Monday, October 31, 2011

Topic for 10/31 to 11/06

Serious, guys? Hairdos was one of my FAVORITE topics. And that's saying a lot coming out of unicorns! So this week, we got a round of GREAT suggestions from Laura, and out of them we've decided to start with:


I know, doesn't it make you want to cry with happiness? Here's to hoping we can deliver! Remember to milk your creativity for all it's worth. And if you're stuck on a style, don't be afraid to change it! We gotta cut the cord from our comfort zone sooner or later. (ooo, that was a stretch.)

Good luck!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Charles Eubanks - Hairdos

(Cross-post from

Eratosthenes was an amazing Greek scholar/librarian who invented the discipline of geography.  He was the first person to measure the circumference of the earth, and the tilt of the earth's axis.

...Not to be confused with Hairatosthenes, his crazy half-cousin, who was famous for his unkempt hair.

PeterHong - Hairdos

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Topic for 10/24 to 10/30

Great ruins last week, everyone!  I find myself yearning to visit England.  Or [Easter|Rhode] Island.  Or a dystopian post-apocalyptic future.  Well, maybe not that last one.

I am super-excited about next week's topic:


Thank you Peter for the awesome suggestion.  SO much fun potential!  Let's go crazy, people!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Marie Criddle - Ruins

Modern Rhode Island ruins! I'm still figuring out a lot of fun settings on my new paint program and I wanted to do something a little different than my regular style. Still have some work to do. :D

Adam Heine - Ruins

For some reason, landscapes demand color in my head. These are watercolor pencils. What little ink work there is was done with the most amazing pen Japan has to offer (courtesy of Marie Criddle).

Peter Hong - Ruins

Friday, October 21, 2011

Charles Eubanks - Ruins

Sheep + castle = fun!  Loosely based on Dunstanburgh (rhymes with Edinburgh, not Pittsburgh) Castle in northern England.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Topic for 10/17 to 10/23

Thank you thank you all for indulging me. Those unicorns were hilarious, beautiful, spooky and corny...everything a unicorn needs to be! This week we've decided to switch gears and instead of characters, we're going to try landscapes! So, per Adam suggestions, this week's topic is:

Good luck and can't wait to see what deserted landscapes you guys have cooked up in your brains. And, as always, if anyone has any suggestions for a future topic, please leave them in the comments!

Dave Hudson - Unicorns

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Topic for 10/10 to 10/16

Thanks to everyone who put up their self portraits this week! I personally have FINALLY made it back onto the internet after a month long hiatus and I'm excited to start sketching again! Charles has been kind enough to allow me the ultimate indulgence and pick my favorite sketching subject as the topic this week:


Hooray! Happy dance! UNICORNS! I'm going to be SOOO excited to see everyone's interpretation! And, as always, if you have ideas for topics that we haven't gotten to yet, please leave them in the comments. Happy sketching!

P.S. Unicorns! Yaaaaay!!

Peter Hong - Self Representation

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Adam Heine - Self Portrait (sort of)

I admit I cheated. In my defense, I said I would.

Seriously, you cannot wrestle these boys unless you are willing to wrestle ALL OF THEM.

Charles Eubanks - Self Portrait

This is another INKtober cross-post, but this time you guys get the version that shows my blue pencil rough underdeath.  The cleaned-up version can be found on my blog.

Marie Criddle - Self Portrait

One of my greatest weaknesses in drawing is realistic looking people that actually LOOK like who they're supposed to be. So while this doesn't exactly look like me (I don't think), it represents what, I guess, I wished I looked like, to a certain degree. Also, my hair looks GREAT in this.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Topic for 10/3 to 10/10/9

I want to start off by congratulating Adam for being the stick-with-it king!  Did you realize that he has posted a picture for every single Anthdrawlogy challenge?  And he's also writing like 1,000 pages a day, and has like 100 kids!  (I may have slipped a decimal in one of those figures.)  So bravo, Adam!

And to the rest of you, I really hope more can join in this week!  I've really enjoyed what everyone has posted so far, and honestly this is a lot more fun when lots of people participate.  Am I right???  And if you're holding out for a topic that excites you, please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments!


This week's topic is a classic artist's rite of passage:


Beyond the basic rendering, think about how to show who you are.  What makes you unique?  How do you spend your time?  Feel free to cartoon-ify or stylize as you see fit.  And for Pete's sake, have fun, will ya?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Adam Heine - Biker Gangs

I drew this at the last minute, so it's not as polished as I'd like. Still, it's a lot better than I thought I could do, last-minute-wise.

My boys keep saying, "Is that me, Daddy? I wanna be that guy!" The only thing they agree on is who the little girl is.

Charles Eubanks - Biker Gangs

Happy INKtober, folks!  All month long, I'm going to do a new ink drawing every day and post it on my blog.