Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Adam Heine - Birds

This is in no way related to my daily life. For one thing, there aren't nearly enough chicks.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Topic for 7/25 to 7/31

Super drawings last week, everyone -- literally!  For this week, I dug back through the comments and found a suggestion from Adam:


Aren't birds awesome?  They come in so many shapes and sizes.  And it's funny how they have their own unique ways of showing what they're thinking and feeling.  You future children's book illustrators know what I'm getting at!

Remember to post comments if you think of other fun topic ideas!

Mandy Shefman - Comic Books

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Peter Hong - Comic Books

Predicta-Bull finds a collector's edition "Predicta-Bull #1" in the dollar bin...

Charles Eubanks - Comic Books

Superhero triptych!  Ska-BLAM!

On a side note, whose idea was it to make sketchbooks 9x12, and flatbed scanners 8 1/2 x 11?  Probably the same guy who decided to sell hotdogs in packages of ten and buns by the dozen!  Anyway, I had a whole page of very rough doodles like the ones above, and was just going to post the whole shebang... but you can probably guess how that turned out.  Ah well, Super Unicorn Guy will have to wait for another day.

On another side note, Comic-Con was a blast this year, but boy am I exhausted!  The above image pretty much describes my emotional journey this weekend.  But don't get me wrong; I can't wait until next year!

Laura Saterbak Comic Book 006

Anna Guillotte - Comic Books

Super Tuna Makes a Super Kitty (man, I struggled with this weeks theme!)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Adam Heine - Comic Books

If I had a super suit and a rooftop overlooking the city, I'm pretty sure this is how I'd live life.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Topic for 7/18 to 7/24

Hi everyone! It's that wonderful time in San Diego again: Comic-Con! Although Anthdrawlogy is becoming increasingly international, we might as well celebrate this epic event while we can. Without further ado, the topic for this week is:


Any aspect of them, of course! Reading them, content, etc. Good luck, you drawing superheroes, you!

Also, please welcome Peter Hong and Ella German! Peter is a incredibly talented artist friend of Adam's and Ella was originally invited, but due to a typo (erp!) didn't get the invite until a few days ago. So! Welcome, all!

Peter Hong - Hands

Put 'Em Up!

Here is the properly scanned version! I guess there's not much difference after all...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Charles Eubanks - Hands

A genre mashup of sorts.  Extra points to anyone who can guess the four species whose appendages are pictured.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mandy Shefman - Hands 005

Ummm... I'm not sure where this came from... It's weird! even for me.

Adam Heine - Hands

I think I spent more time on the lettering than the hands, but there you go.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jazz Hands!!! - Anna Guillotte

Hands - Helen Cheung

Hi guys, Okay... I cheated a little. I painted this several months ago. I have guests coming for the week, probably don't have time to draw a new one. The medium is gouache on canvas.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Marie Criddle - Hands

I was working on different hand poses then kind of built the scene around them but I'm a little unsatisfied about the punchee's facial expression. I don't think it shows enough movement from the punch, but I'm drawing a blank on how to correct it. Any ideas? I'm also trying my hand (ha!) at more digital coloring...I've discovered that if I have ACTUAL watercolors out, my kid tries to eat them. :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Laura Saterbak - Board Games

Board Game Kings X by Laura Saterbak

Topic for 7/11 to 7/17

Hey, Anthdrawlogians!  (Anthdrawlogeeks?  Anthdraughtsmen?  What do we call ourselves, anyway?)  This week's topic is...


We've all got 'em, so why are they so challenging to draw? Maybe this will be a cake walk for some of you, but personally, I struggle with hands.

For extra credit, try to show some emotion.  Hands can be incredibly expressive!  And as always, try to tell a story with your picture.

Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Toby Shelton - I've Got To Hand It To You (2010)
Preson Blair - Cartoon Animation (see pp. 28-30)
Stephen Gilpin - Pencil Miles (hands1, hands2)
Flip - Hands

Good luck, everyone!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Adam Heine - Board Games

So this week turned out to be even busier than last week, but because I'm kind of a board game nut, I couldn't just do another rough sketch designed by hobbits. The game is Ticket to Ride, which I've always considered a very pretty game.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Charles Eubanks - Board Games

The good news is, I picked up some contract work this week - yay!  The bad news is, this means Anthdrawlogy gets shortchanged with a quick preliminary sketch.  I intended to flesh this one out much more, but it'll have to do.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Marie Criddle - Board Games

Inspired by a Tomie dePaola book...sadly, can't even remember which one. There were a lot of cliffs in it. Ah, the swiss-cheesy memory of youth!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Topic for 7/4 to 7/10

Per Mandy's suggestion, our topic this week is...


I'm really excited for this one. If you have any suggestions for a future topic, throw them down in the comments! Also, remember that if you're looking for specific feedback, give us some questions to mull over in your post. You guys are AWESOME. Happy Fourth of July!

Marie Criddle - Baseball

Sorry I'm late to the baseball party! Been traveling all week. This is a really quick tablet sketch...I've always bucked against SOLELY using the tablet for drawing but sometimes it feels okay. Anyone else use a tablet?

Happy 4th, all!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mandy Shefman - Baseball 003

The Ball Girl - Revised
Okay here are my revisions. I've changed the hands and the perspective and added a little more detail to the crowd. I also named and added the "Ball Girl" title to her hat to help clarify what was an ambiguous scene.This black and white is so that I have an "original" so I can tweek colors later if I need to. These changes are based on your feedback. How did I do? Any other thoughts on improvement?

The Baseball Moment

B is for Batting - from The Active Alphabet

The Active Alphabet is the book I'm illustrating from a lullaby my mom made up when my brother and I were kids. We are self publishing this book hopefully in the near future! This family project is what inspired me to try my hand at children's book illustrating.