Thursday, December 28, 2006

IF - Peace

It's winter and there's no snow in the Mid West, Indiana to be specific, so of course my mind is on how a coating of fresh fallen snow makes the world around you seem so peaceful.
When I think of snow I think of snowmen. So I usually draw a lot of them during this tiime of year.
For this image I decided at the beginning that I wanted a banner that said "PEACE" and a snowman. Other than that I had no idea what the image would contain.
As I was sketching out the pole and snowman I had to put down my sketchbook and take a candy cane away from my 11 month old daughter so she wouldn't choke on the wrapper or the candy cane for that matter.
When I sat back down and started sketching I found myself drawing the snow man holding candy canes. Go figure.
Well he had to have the canes for a reason so I started adding animals who were holding candy canes that they had gotten, and those that were still waiting to get one.
So the snowman is spreading peace by sharing.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

IF -Help

This weeks IF topic - Help.
Like most people my first thought was to draw someone in a situation where they needed help. No too easy.
My next thought was a situation where someone is helping another person. Still too easy
My next thought was a sitation where someone is getting help they don't want. Better, I'll start there.
Then I got hungry and went to Mc Burger King where they seem to employ people who could care less if you're there or not.
That's when the idea for this drawing was born.

Friday, December 01, 2006

IF - Might

I'm posting these because they are for an authors concept for a graphic novel that "might" go somewhere.
All I can tell you is that the main character is a snake.
The art is just in rough form to give the author an idea of what I would do with his story.

IF - Wind

Someday I'll be able to catch up and do these once a week again.
This IF word was Wind.
Most of the people who posted read it as if it were "blowing in the wind"
I read it as "Could you wind us up please?"