Sunday, December 23, 2012

Charles Eubanks - Santa

Santa is making great strides toward a healthier lifestyle.

In other news... for once, I actually posted my drawing on time this week!  Woo-hoo!

Emily Eubanks - Santa

Emily says: "I did this in class, and I'm really proud of it!"

Friday, December 21, 2012

Nathan Heine - Santa

6-year-old Nathan drew this. He says that's Santa, and a walking snowman on the right, and the balloons have bombs in them, and when the guy floating with the balloons gets hit the bombs are going to burn his hat.

Adam Heine - Santa

Since we're making stuff up for our kids anyway...

Although my favorite Santa is still the Tolkien version.

Sorry I skipped a few weeks there. I got some freelance work (for money!). I don't know how much drawing I'll be able to fit in for a while, but I'm still here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Topic for 12/17 to 12/23

Awesome reindeer, everyone!  I can almost hear them trotting on my roof now!

Sticking with the holiday theme, this week's topic is...


Ho-ho-ho!  Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Charles Eubanks - Reindeer

Another process experiment this week.  I kept the line work loose and rough, and did all the color pretty much on one layer.  (I don't know about you guys, but I usually have LOTS of layers.)

Emily Eubanks - Reindeer

Attention, kids on the NICE list: They're coming your way!  Are YOU ready?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Marie Criddle - Reindeer

So in what little I know of Norse mythology, the Father-God Odin has this amazing eight legged steed named Sleipnir (who, in one incarnation, had four heads but, come on. That's just nutty.) I also remember reading that Odin and Sleipnir were among many of the inspirations that eventually made up the current image of Santa Claus and his reindeer (the eight legs being translated, I suppose, into eight separate reindeer?) A stretch, maybe. :)

Anyways, let's all join in singing that classic Christmas song: "Sleipnir, the eight legged reindeer (reindeer), had a very awesome name (can't pronounce it!)..."

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Topic for 12/12 to 12/18

Nice round of Frosties, guys! And bonus points to Andy for being able to bring a snowman to fruition in all four seasons. Well done! Ready for next week's infusion of holiday goodness?


I know, we're really testing the warm climate dwellers here in regards to childhood/real life inspiration. But isn't that what google images is for? Good luck with the ungulates!

Also, we'd like to extend a warm welcome to Micah Wood! Micah comes to us from Thailand through Adam and Peter and we're so happy to have him. Yay!

Emily Eubanks - Snowmen

Emily says: "I wish I could build a snowman like this, but I've never seen snow before!"  That's Southern CA living for ya!  :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Charles Eubanks - Snowmen


Trying a slightly different rendering style this time.  Normally, I leave my line work in the final piece.

Andy Eubanks - Snowmen

Here's Andy's description:

"In the first panel, the boy is building a snowman out of crumpled-up paper in the spring.  In the second panel, he's using baseballs during the summer.  In the third, he's using leaves in the fall.  Finally, in the last panel, he is really, really excited because it's winter and he gets to make a real snowman."

Micah Wood - Snowmen

Frosty discovered his friend caved into societal pressure about what's considered a "cool" skin tone.

Thanks for having me on here everyone, thanks Adam for the plug and Peter for the encouragement.
Don't know that I'll make it every week but I'll do my best. Also I'm very rusty at drawing, really haven't done much since high school. But hey, that's why I'm here!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Topic for 12/3 to 12/9

Zzzzzzzz.... Hubba-WHA?  Goodness, I overslept by a week!  I blame the turkey coma.  At any rate, I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving!

This week, let's tackle one of my favorite seasonal subjects:


I know, right?  Can you believe we haven't done this topic already?  Have fun everyone, and stay frosty!  (badum-ching!)