Tuesday, September 30, 2008

doodle 8

A sly wink of the eye causes grief. (Proverbs 10:10)

Monday, September 29, 2008

doodle 7

Another day... another doodle. Do all bakers wear checked pants?

Friday, September 26, 2008

doodle 6

What's black and white and red all over? This is a pencil sketch on tracing paper. After it was scanned, I did a little Colorize trick with Photoshop... just to make it a bit more snazzy. Have a snazzy weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

doodle 5

It's old Nebuchadnezzer or Neb as his buddies call him. And he seems upset at something doesn't he? Must be cuz I put a silly hat on him.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

doodle 4

A pig doing Karate... nothing unusual about that! I think this was done for a joke whos punchline was... "pork chop"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


As SocMo's presidential campaign travels around the country, he is often mobbed by autograph seekers. SocMo is happy to to sign autographs using his fancy French ball-point pen which makes a nice "CLIQUE" when he pushes the button.... which he does a lot... maybe too much...

NOTE: I have started posting a small doodle each day now. If you have missed out, just CLICK HERE to catch up.

Monday, September 22, 2008

doodle 3

It's Monday... and we continue on our quest to post a doodle a day. Here is Mr. Laptop... man of the year.

Friday, September 19, 2008

doodle 2

I draw a lot of kids. Here is a very loose girl... er make that a loose SKETCH of a girl... who is 2 heads tall. I like the way figures look when they are 2 heads tall. This was drawn with a Col-Erase Carmine Red pencil.

Doodle two sounds like toodle loo...

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I'm not one of those people who can draw something the first time. I'm more the one who draws something the fiftieth time. Which means a lot of doodles happen between my initial sketch and what I am eventually satisfied with. And more often than not, I like the loose doodles more than the finished piece.

For example... I went to Google Images and found pictures of the Fantasy Island guys. (see post under this one) After many attempts, I wasn't really getting anywhere with my idea of doing a funny drawing of the characters. I went on to other things. I did some more drawings from the photos later. Still nothing. Then, while I was working on something else, I picked up a Micron pen and down in the extreme corner of my page dashed off this little doodle. I liked it! It resembled the guys but in the cartoony way that I was after. Everything perking in my noggin, came together and flowed out my pen. This doodle became the basis for my Fantasy Island drawing.

So here is what I am thinking. I have lots of random little doodles laying around, and lots of Blogger space to fill. I think I will start posting doodles between the other things here. Let me know what you think of them. Now you have a reason to come back and see what's NEW here!

Enjoy, as they say... :0)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


My friends, welcome... to FANTASY ISLAND!

Way back in the late 70's and early 80's Fantasy Island was broadcast by ABC. Each week several people would arrive by plane to experience their ultimate fantasy. They had paid $50,000 for the experience. Each episode began with Mr. Roarke and his diminutive sidekick, Tattoo waiting for the guests to arrive. Tattoo would announce "Da Plane! Da Plane!" The plane would land and the guest stars of the week would be revealed. The highlight of the program for me was hearing Tattoo shout "Da Plane! Da Plane!" TV was kinder and gentler back then.

Monday, September 08, 2008


After you sort through all the visual CLUTTER, your choice for president will be crystal clear.

SocMo amazed America last week when he announced his running mate. Well, actually he announced that he does not NEED a running mate. Sock monkeys never die, they just get repaired. Sew on an arm... attach a new eye... add a bit of stuffing. You're good to go! If only it were that simple for us!

As SocMo campaigns across the country on his tour bus (a converted garbage truck, but tricked out really nice) he is often asked what party he belongs to. He always answers... "the Pizza Party, who's buying?" This has provided many meals for him and is what keeps his fledgling campaign afloat.

His campaign has suffered a few setbacks in recent weeks. Last month his finance manager disappeared along with all of the profits from the sales of "I GO SOCMO" items. He just took that bag of nickels and vanished! SocMo learned a valuable lesson from this... you just can't trust relatives.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Where is Ed McMahon?

I had an entry for the game over on Gurney Journey the other day. The challenge was to draw the owners of a business by looking at their buisness card. This is what I did.

Did I win? Did I win? I am still waiting to hear. I am hoping to see Ed McMahon at my door and a large Brinks truck pull up in my driveway to unload my newly won riches.

Monday, September 01, 2008


Click to enlarge... you know you want to...

So... all weekend I had this word in the back of my mind, but had no ideas for it. Nothing. Sunday a supply line to the kitchen sink burst. Water was shooting out from under the sink like Old Faithful. I got soaked trying to find the cut off valve in the torrent. There went my Sunday afternoon. It is now fixed, with a shiny new faucet to boot! And I only ONCE, muttered one of the special words that I use for plumbing or car repair in the process. :0)

I finally got an Idea for the Illustration Friday word, and decided to try out some new materials with it. I had bought a pad of bristol board on a clearance sale... it had MANGA things on the cover so it HAD to be good stuff, right? Then I read about a cartoonist praising his pen point. So I just HAD to try one. The pen was totally out of my control. Huge blobs of ink globbed out as I was drawing with it. I was trying for a more scratchy irregular line... but the pen had a mind of its own. I decided that I don't like the paper OR the pen.

Oh, well... I added a bit of color to the drawing and it's good enough for this blog. We have very low standards here.