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Today's post is a sketch I did of Michael Sheen, who played David Frost in last year's Frost/Nixon. It was from a series of photos in Esquire in which he is styled in a very exaggerated way and embodies a lot of different looks. This crazy and disheveled one appealed to me as a drawing subject.
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Today I designed a wallpaper/desktop in Illustrator. It's 1152 x 864, which is my default proportion but may not work for you depending on what your display size is. You can click on the image to download the desktop for yourself, but if you want it in a different size just let me know. (Click on the image, then save it, then apply it as your desktop.)
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This week's Illustration Friday theme was "craving." This little character is sort of an alter ego for my younger self. I am slightly obsessed with avocados and this image is sort of a fantasy :). I am in a state of near-constant avocado craving.
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I drew this in pen on regular printer paper a long time ago and have now created a colored version using Photoshop. You can click the image to see more detail. The swimsuit is loosely based on one I had when I was little.
Deep bodies of water and underwater creatures both scare and fascinate me. I highly recommend the documentary film Deep Blue. (Note: this is NOT to be confused with Deep Blue Sea, one of the worst movies I've ever watched all the way through.)
June 2, 2009
This is another assignment that Sean gave me. I sketched it out awhile ago and created a digital painting of it tonight in Painter X.
For those of you who might not know this, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is a pangram, or a phrase that contains all of the letters in the English alphabet. This is why it's often used to display fonts. Pangrams are also referred to as holoalphabetic sentences. An alternate version is "The quick fox jumps over the lazy brown dog," which actually makes more sense, since foxes tend to be reddish and dogs are often brown.
Other pangrams include:
Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
A very bad quack might jinx zippy fowls.
Kvetching, flummoxed by job, W. zaps Iraq.
Watch Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game.
Wolf zombies quickly spot the jinxed grave.
My girl wove six dozen plaid jackets before she quit.
June 1, 2009
My mom, the very talented Ellen Blonder, has just started a blog of her own! Click here to check it out!
Because it's Monday, and on Mondays everyone could use a cupcake, here's a chocolate cupcake topped with a pile of vegan chocolate buttercream frosting and some yummy sprinkles. Email me if you want a copy of the recipes!