I’ll give you three guesses what movie I watched last night:
I started with Linguini, and had even put the chef’s hat on him before I decided that Remy should really be in there, too, so I erased the hat and drew the rat on his head. Skinner was an afterthought, and I really don’t like how his face turned out, but I like the rest of the drawing. I may have to try Linguini a few more times, he’s such a thin, gangly character with an oversized nose…
Come to think of it, so is Ilsoap. Hmmmm… is there a pattern here?
A fan named Hattie writes “You should make A unicorn swimming in mud!”
Well, Hattie, I’m going to be honest with you… I’m not great at horses and I don’t know if I’ve ever drawn a unicorn, not to mention the fact that I have no idea what a horse looks like when it’s swimming in mud. So, I fudged it a bit and tried for “diving into mud” instead.
That was a weirder one for me, so I decided to break out some pencil crayons – something I rarely do – and draw something. There was a bouquet of carnations at home, so here was one of them:
How well do you know Disney/Pixar movies? The jumbles of letters below each contain the name of a movie made by Disney or Pixar, along with one of the characters, but the words are mixed together. For instance, if the clue was LAITTLREMERIMEAIDL, the answer would be “Little Mermaid” and “Ariel” (I put the letters of “Ariel” in bold so that it would be easier to see).
Can you figure out the other movies and characters?
(click to read the rest of this post…)
Doing my own idea for a sketch this time… had the idea of drawing an old man playing chess, so here it is.
About 1/3 of the way through, I thought that he might end up looking too much like Geri from Geri’s Game, but I think he’s different enough. Oh, and for those wondering, the chess piece he’s holding is supposed to be a knight… graphite sticks are great for shading, but not for fine details.
Continuing with the “Send Me an Idea” challenge, here’s an idea that Jimmy sent me: “I think you should make a person or something in space. You should make the person or whatever you want with a cookie.”
Hmm… space and cookies. Well, this was the first thing that came to mind:
Over the last few days, I’ve already received more e-mails than I can possibly draw, so to all of the fans of this site, thank you! There have been some really wacky ideas, and there’s a few more that I’ve already received that I still plan on doing (including one that would work much better as a piece of music than as a sketch).
A fan named Steven wrote me with the following request: “I think you should draw “The Tortoise and the Hare”. The tortoise would have a rocket attached to its shell.” Sounds good to me:
There are actually a few influences behind this picture. The first, of course, if the Aesop’s Fable “The Tortoise and the Hare”, but there’s more than that. The rocket, while not identical, is somewhat inspired in its shape by Rocketsnail. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have his logo up anymore, but he used to have a 3D snail with a rocket tied to its back as his logo.
However, I also got some inspiration for this from… myself. Back in 2000, I created an animation in 3D Studio Max for animation class that was based on, you guessed it, The Tortoise and The Hare. It was called “The Rematch”, and these were the characters:
Ah… that takes me back.
I’ve already had some response to the “Send Me An Idea” challenge. Here’s the first one, from Eric:
A giant worm fighting a robot (a robot which, if you want, can be piloted by the hog mascot of the site)
You got it!
Ok, so here’s the deal. I haven’t been drawing enough lately, and one of the reasons is because I haven’t come up with enough creative ideas of something to draw. So, I’ve decided to do this:
Here’s how it works:
- You e-mail me a great idea of something for me to draw.
- I’ll read your great idea, and check if it fits the following rules:
I draw it.
If I choose your idea, I’ll e-mail you back, telling you when you can expect to see it on the site.
- No Disney stuff. (I’m not sure if it’s a conflict of interest, but just to be safe.)
- No obscene stuff. Basically, if you visit my site often, you should have an idea of the types of things I would and would not draw.
- No boring stuff. I’d rather fill screenhog.com with interesting things.
That’s basically it. Of course, I have no idea how big of a response there will be to this little contest, and if I’m flooded with ideas, I certainly won’t draw everything that comes my way. At the very least, though, this should be a fun little experiment.
Ready to send me your most brilliant idea ever? E-mail away!
I saw a woman’s face on the cover of a brochure, and decided to try drawing it. Then, I decided to try an experiment… based on the woman’s face that I drew, could I then draw her with different facial expressions?
The result was… okay. The first sketch was the one of the photograph, and it definitely feels the most real of the pictures. Number 3 in particular seems to have lost some of her forehead (a common mistake with drawing faces).
I continue to realize how much I need practice drawing. I’m also noticing that I’ve been slacking off on my drawing, and won’t finish the 50 sketches by the end of July at this rate… so, I’m planning to do something about that. Tune in next time to find out what!
Sketch 14/50, I believe. I’m going to have to work a bit harder if I’m going to reach that deadline of the end of July, methinks.