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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DINO DAY 43!

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It’s DINO DAY again!

Wow… we’re down to the last nine weeks of Dino Day. That’s crazy.  Hard to believe that I’ve drawn a dinosaur every week for nearly a year.

This week’s piece was a fun experiment. I went to Artist and Craftsman Supply in Kansas City over the weekend and just randomly picked up a few pens and brushes to mess around with. I love doing that. Art supply stores can be a dangerous place for me– the best kind of dangerous.

The ankylosaurus was always one of my favorite dinosaurs growing up. Ethan recently pointed out that I hadn’t drawn one yet.  I promised to do it this week and wondered why, over the course of the last year, even as a favorite, it hadn’t made the list. When I sat down to draw it, I remembered– the things that make the ankylosaurus cool are it’s turtle like shell and massive club like tail. I always loved the tail. The problem with the ankylosaurus’ shape is that it just doesn’t fit well into this silly square format I chose for the project. So in today’s drawing you get the head and part of the cool shell, but not that amazing clubber of a tail.

The piece was done on an 8x8in piece of bristol board, using a really fun green Pismacolor Premier brush tip marker.

I’ve got some news about the upcoming DINO DAY art book coming your way soon. The holiday kind of swallows everything, so it’ll probably end up being on Monday of next week. Good good things, though!

Okay, see you next week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DINO DAY 42!

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It’s DINO DAY again!

I’m not a digital artist. People do absolutely brilliant things digitally. I’m even a little jealous of the things can do with it.  I just work better with pen and paper.

Since digital art isn’t my forte, I thought it would be fun to step out of my comfort zone and actually try it on one of these Dino Day pieces.

The original piece was drawn in pencil on a piece of 8x8in bristol board. I scanned that and then built the rest of piece in layers of flat color.

In the end, I’m really happy with the way it came out. I hope you all dig it too.

Now I’m off to make dinner.

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DINO DAY 41!

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It’s DINO DAY again!  It’s a new week! Wow. I’m not going to lie…last week was a rough one. I had a crushing deadline on Constantine and some tough life stuff hit at the same time. It wasn’t easy. Luckily, I managed to fight through and late Monday night finished the Constantine issue. And you know what? I feel like a new man. I’m exhausted.  Might be fighting getting sick. My hand definitely hurts. But I’m good. It’s nice to be done. …now on to the next issue!

I wanted to do something different for today’s piece. I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to mess with a medium that I don’t usually play with. When I was a kid my mom had this set of oil pastels. From time to time she would break them out and do a little something. I was always amazed with it. I never really got into oil pastels myself. They’re messy…and I don’t really like messy. But I wanted to try something new, and I was thinking of my mom, so I went out and bought a set of oil pastels. Nothing fancy. Just the $15 box at the local Michaels. It was messy. It was outside of my usual wheelhouse, but it was fun.

Today’s piece features a Therizinosaurus (the Wolverine of dinosaurs) on an 8x8in sheet of bristol board. I wanted to pull back a bit to show the Therizinosaurus’ crazy long claws, but a portrait worked better with the oil pastels.

Okay, I’m going to go take a nap. I deserve a nap.

Next week will be week 42, ten weeks out from my year long Dino Day adventure. In addition to my usual post, I’ll have some announcements to make about the Dino Day book project for you!

 

Thanks

Jeremy

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DINO DAY 40!

 

 

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It’s DINO DAY again!

40! 40!! We’re down to the last twelve weeks of this thing. That’s craziness!

Did I say I was under the deadline gun last week? I think I did. THIS WEEK though… I may have over exaggerated last week. That deadline gun has me in it’s sights. I think the trigger has been pulled. It’s gonna get me.

Owen has been asking me to draw a Spinosaurus. He’s kind of into the big ugly things at them moment. After a hard week of drawing comics, I was in the mood to draw something nice and loose goosey. I went with a continuous line drawing. Those are always a lot of fun.

Todays piece was done on an 8x8in piece of bristol board, using a size 1.00mm Pigma Graphic pen.

Okay, I’m going to get back to it. Constantine has cigarettes to smoke and magics to do.

See you next week!