Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Change of Pace

And a happy Tuesday to all.

I have been thinking a lot about the blog lately. Each and every morning (with a few exceptions) I sit down here in the studio and sketch out my warm up drawing. These drawings started out as a way to stretch my artistic muscles and prepare my brain for the day ahead, and it made sense to post them to my blog as a daily update. What I am realizing however, is that the purpose of these drawings has changed. Now, instead of sitting down and "discovering" with my morning doodle, I feel pressure to throw together a sketch that makes sense. Something that forms a thought or character and would make sense on the blog. There is nothing wrong with that obviously, and so far I have had a blast... but I will say that the work that I have been throwing on blog as of late has been a bit rushed and less than quality.

So... having said all of that, I think I will take a different approach to blogging for a while. My new goal each morning is to sit down and draw with no pressure to post. My blog will still be a priority, and I can easily see posting several times a week... but the urge to post something every day will be quieted a bit. It may be a small drawing, but it also may be a big drawing or painting that takes several days (or longer.) My goal will be to raise the quality of my posts, and put some thought into both my work and my commentary on each piece. Step-by-steps, tutorials, and process videos will be more frequent. My current projects that are going on behind the scenes will pop up now and again. The art will be better. And I will be happy.

Something I would also like to do is start a series of posts for younger artists coming out of school. In my position, I see a lot of portfolios, and get a lot of questions from college students about to graduate. Many of the same questions are asked, and I would love to put some thoughts out there that might help young artists get into their chosen creative field. Look for these to start in the next few months.

Anyway, thanks for listening. Keep watching this space, as I honestly feel that the experience will get better.

Jeremy, out.

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Quick Alien

I only had a few minutes this morning, so this is quite sloppy. Wanted to get that out of the way.

I took my two sons to see "Monsters VS Aliens" over the weekend. They loved it, and I have to say I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. There were times when I actually snorted while laughing. I think Dreamworks could have done a lot more with the premise of "government collected monsters being used to fight an alien invasion", but instead they chose to play it really safe. Also, some of the human character designs still really bug me. Having said all of that, I have two satisfied kids who think the movie rocked. So, well done all around I say.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Space Pirate

I hear outer space is crawling with pirates. Big, grumpy, well dressed pirates.

Monday, March 23, 2009


When a pirate's dog goes poo on the dock, do they have to pick it up?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Late Patty's Day

Better late than never.
And yes... robotic leprechauns are often used to guard the rainbowtastic gold. In the future.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Walker

We (my wife) decided that we needed a dog. I wanted a large manly dog. We got a Yorkie. Because we inherited this dog from someone who needed to get rid of it, she came with a name. I like manly dog names... like "Butch" or "Killer" or even "Sam." This dogs name... is "Sugar Pie."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Smash It

Robots like to smash things.
Robots purposefully built to smash things, enjoy it even more.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Out To Sea

I would love to do a fully finished piece like this.

Thanks to all who stop by, check out my scribbles, and even leave comments. I don't say it enough... you guys rock.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Power of Music

Happy Tuesday everybody. Today's doodle was inspired by U2. I started my morning off by listening to their new album, "No Line On The Horizon." After only one listen, I am really happy with what I am hearing. Some truly wonderful stuff. Highly recommended.

On a slightly humorous yet appreciative note... my previous Lunar Launch Ramp post was picked up by Gadgets.BongBoing.net! (CLICK HERE TO SEE POST) It seems to have inspired some spirited discussion regarding it's ability to actually launch things into space. If I had known it would have attracted over 2000 people to the drawing, I may have spent more time thinking it out! I plan on taking every one of the science based comments on their site to heart before I put the fearless crew of "The Skybreakers" into orbit. :)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Lunar Recon Group

And a happy Monday to you all. This morning I scribbled out an idea for a "space suit" style. Baggy. Antiquated. Rather clunky. Right up my alley!