Sunday, January 08, 2006

SEA


SocMo likes to jump into the SEA and pretend that he is SpongeSocMo SquarePants.

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Well, the new year is underway! I discovered Illustration Friday at the end of last year, which led me into the wonderful world of BLOGGING. I have found SO many blogs by SO many extremely talented folks... and I keep finding more and more. All of this has inspired me to draw for FUN again, which is something I had just about quit doing. Most of the drawing I have done the last few years was just completing rather dull assignments... which have lots of restrictions and usually NO room for anything fun or creative. It pays the bills, though... and I DO like to eat. :o)

As usual, when I first saw the new I.F. word, SEA, I went... DUHhh... But after it perked a while in the back of my mind, I got an idea. Once I get the idea... I just CAN'T WAIT to get started on it! I can usually find some time over the weekend to do the drawing. Sunday afternoon was the best time to get to work on my idea... but I got distracted reading BLOGS! AAUGH! Some really interesting stuff! I had thought about putting up a little step-by-step on how I do these using photoshop, but since I spent most of my time reading blogs, I ran out of time. Maybe next time.

Thanks to everyone for visiting JONESAPALOOZA and for all the comments. I hope to get something posted each week this year. We will see how it goes. Keep those pencils sharp!

25 comments:

Liz Jones said...

Awesome!!!
:D

m.b said...

Jonesy - Hilarious as usual! Nicely done.

I'm with you! Here's to a year of weekly posts, great ideas, and plenty of 'talented folks' to enourage us all!

Twisselman said...

Yep, great! You're right; very difficult to try to check out all the posts. That's almost a full-time job in itself.

Sea Angel said...

lol, great!

Jeope said...

Photoshop? I'd-a figured for sure it was Freehand or Illustrator you always do SocMo in. Wizzo!

Hey! That's Nemo™! No crossovers ... you want to get sued?!

Ellen said...

Fun-Tastic!

juliemc said...

Hey Doug; this is the bomb! I love Sponge Bob, and SocMo...what could be better!?! SpongeSocMo!

Thanks for the snailmail too! You're the best!
j.

Holly said...

Love the Sponge-Socmo-Bob! Well done.

ValGalArt said...

as usual, you hae come up with a unique and hilarious take on the topic! This is so great!!! love all the details and socmo too!

carla said...

Ah...you are such a well of Socmo inspriation! I agree that it's so difficult to check the posts...this week I am sure i won't get to it with everything else i have to do. I wouldn't miss yours though...I just love Socmo:>

megan said...

He's adorable, totally Sponge-worthy.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

LOL...great job.

Anonymous said...

LOL!! Really great - spilt my coffee laughing!!!

shawn said...

I love your work so much!!! I am so thrilled you found I.F. and that we all get to gasp and himm and haww and giggle and smile and jump for joy when you post your adorable socmo! I can hardly wait til you tell us your photoshop tricks!

catnapping said...

omg and EL OH EL. My granddaughter loves spongebob. He's like the rockstar in her life...

It's impossible to read every new entry anymore...I find myself looking for names I recognize.

Doug said...

Wow! what nice comments from everybody!
Bloggers rule!

... and by the way, that's NOT Nemo... it's his evil twin, Rocky. He's one bad dude... er, fish...

constanthing said...

A good looking 'SpongeMo'! And fun wacky sea creatures too. I've also started drawing for fun upon discovering IF, and it's been great fun :)

Todd Kauffman said...

it's all good

Alina Chau said...

This is toooo funny!! GREAT JOB!! AWESOME!! Can't stop laughing!

Frizz said...

Love this. I'm on a bit of a sock monkey kick myself. I LOVE your acrylic work (especially blue runner). Any secrets to your painting technique?

Doug said...

tfrizzy... cool sock monkeys you have there!

For the blue runner (I just couldn't think of a good name for this painting) I first painted the background the complementary color of what color I wanted there... so on the background I rubbed on some thin orange color and after it dried (hairdryer) I then painted the blue allowing the orange to break through. I underpainted the monkey and other stuff with blue. Painting is still experimental with me. That's why these are so small... I don't want a giant flop!

Life is GOO! said...

SOCMO SQUARE PANTS!

Don said...

LOL. I gotta admit it... SocMo is growing on me. :-)

LudaChristian said...

Your stuff's awesome... I always check to see if "JONESAPALOOZA" is on the I.F. board. Keep up the good work, sir.

Majeak Ann said...

hehe~this was so cool to see. Always enjoy your illos!!!
-Marjorie Ann