Wednesday, October 28, 2009


The girl up against the wall appeared in my flowered curtains. Seriously, I woke up and the shapes looked anime girl. I put off drawing her and then I added the two other poses to make it more dynamic.
I'm...not pleased with the results :/

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Amanda's Rest of the Crap

I figure I should put some of my older drawings on this blog.

It's not a very impressive display, I must admit. I only recently learned how to use a scanner and the way I draw isn't suited for it. I prefer drawing with pencil and I draw lightly so when I scan it, most of time it doesn't show up so I have to either go over the lines with pen or sharpen the lines with a bunch of tricks on Paint Shop Pro.
Plus the coloring. I haven't tried any shading :/

Ideas for a Beatle 'toon about them being in Japan and they eat bad sushi and turn into kaiju, giant monsters like Godzilla and Rodan, and they start rampaging and destroying Tokyo. *shrug* Work in progress.

I don't like the way John's head turned out.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gathers No Moss

I've been practicing a little bit drawing cartoony or at the very least stylized versions of sixties people. First: The Stones.

First of all, they're butt-ugly, lol.
No, I don't mean that.
I'm just used to drawing them. I tried to draw them from their album sleeves (I have a lot of their albums on vinyl) and the problem with that is a lot of 'em, especially the early ones, are in shadow (have you seen your mother, baby? standing in the shadow?)

So that's why some of the ones on this page are half-faces or face fractions.
If you can recognize them, there are some of Mick, one of Bill Wyman, two (?) of Keith Richards and one in the top right corner of an evil looking Brian Jones taken right from the cover of "Between the Buttons".
Besides LP covers, I had a couple classic rock books that had pictures of the Stones so I sketched/doodled from those

From the bottom left up: Mick, (in a very baggy sweater) disembodied Charlie Watts head, Keith Richards on the left, either Keith or Bill Wyman on the right, smiling Charlie Watts, Brian Jones laughing to himself, and then a very unamused Mick Jagger on the top left.

I had one more sheet but I can't find it at the moment. I'll look in the morning.

The thing is...after drawing them and figuring out how they look and how their faces are made up, I don't know which ones are 'good' or at least 'a step in the right direction' or 'crappy'. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scooped Animals

I just thought 'elephant with a scooped out face' and it kind of snowballed from there.
"J.B. Lenoir" isn't my name, its the name of an artist to look up so I wouldn't forget it.
I'll do something more with this doodle thing, color it more or something.