Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sticky Notes So Far

I joined a group of artist friends for a fun little project. Draw on a sticky note every day for the whole month of September. It's a fun way to remember to draw every day. I've just been sticking my sticky notes in random places around my apartment, but some artists have been hiding fun little drawings in different areas around their cities. To see some of the other cool little pieces coming out of this project just search the hashtag #stickathon2014 on Facebook or Twitter. Here are the ones I've done so far. They range from cool, little piece of art to short comics to crappy, quick sketches. And I may or may not have been under the influence of alcohol while drawing some of these. Try to guess which ones! Enjoy!


Day 1: Inspired by a giant flying cockroach I saw on my way to work.

What episode of The Simpsons is this?

Red panda!

Cartoon panda.

Baby hippo at the request of my husband. Drawn during a wedding reception.

Crazy weather day.

Really wanted to make strawberry rhubarb pie, but couldn't find strawberries.

Bonus: Grocery shopping list. Not one of my #stickathons, but written on a sticky note.

Bonus! Was able to find strawberries. Here's the actual strawberry rhubarb pie I made.

Kirby!

Space Invader redesign. Idea courtesy of @Sketch_Dailies. 

John requested something Futurama.

Hair!

Halloween is still over a month away.

This was pretty lazily/drunkenly sketched from a beer label.

Mickey on the beach. Wish I was in Florida with my sisters.

Tortoise cop. Another John request.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Family Time

I was at the park today and watching all the families walking along reminded me of me and my family walking around parks and the Chicago lake front as a kid. So that inspired this piece. Below I've posted all the iteration of the making of this piece. Enjoy!

Rough sketch drawn at the park. I roughly outlined my original lines in Photoshop since it was hard to see.

Roughing out more details before I start the final drawing.

Pencils.

Inked.

Final colored inks with some touch ups in Photoshop.

I guess I'll say a few more words. I actually don't like drawing characters of my family much, because I'm always afraid I'll get them wrong. So apologies to my family. I have very fond memories of all the trips to the parks we made growing up. I don't want this to get all emotional, so I'm done saying words now.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quickie

Just a quick comic I drew while watching today's game. Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Saying Goodbye To Another Sketchy Magee

Honestly surprised it took less than a year to fill her up. Or maybe I'm not that surprised. Here's what I've been up to over the past 8-9 months.

Working on my comic Mito and Me.




Watching a ton of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited and sketching Wonder Woman.


Sketching in the park.


Sketching ladies...

...ladies with tea...


...pants-less ladies...

and lady faces.


And, of course, no sketchbook would be complete without naked ladies.

I drew some fellas too.

Playing with markers.


And watching the cancelled, now no longer cancelled Community. This was inspired by a quote by Chang, although, I'm pretty sure I wrote the quote down wrong.


Bonus!

While sketching at the park this older drunk man sat down on the bench next to me to watch me draw. He said that he used to draw when he was younger and asked if he could sketch in my book. So, reluctantly, I let him. He said the picture was of me sailing in a boat with the eyes of God peaking over the horizon watching me. His name is Williem. He said when he was a teenager he sent his art portfolio to some schools in Europe, but never heard anything back. He told me though, that maybe, someone someday might look though my sketchbook and recognize his work in it. So that was fun!

Art by Williem, the dude in the park.


Double Bonus!!

So the printer at work was acting up and taking a long time to print. So in between printing files I did some sketching in the margins of my paperwork.

Work scribblings.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sailor Saturn2169

Fun Fact: My username, Saturn2169, which was created when I was 13, was named after Sailor Saturn. Not sure why this hasn't happened yet, but inspired by @sketch_dailies, I decided to illustrate Sailor Saturn2169. Somehow clumsier than Usagi, here's Sailor Saturn2169 with toilet paper stuck to her boot. Enjoy!

Inked sketch

Colored in Photoshop

Final

Thursday, May 22, 2014

There's a Storm Coming

Another @Sketch_Dailies post. Today's theme was "Storm" in honor of XMen Days of Future Past opening in theaters tonight. I had a lot of fun drawing her. I sort of mixed up her styles a bit, hopefully no one minds. Anyways enjoy!

Original pencil drawing.

Inked with marker (Copic and Microns).

Scanned and colored and finished in Photoshop.


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