30s of week 7-21

This week I was a bit lost. Didn't have any specific inspiration. I just played with the proportions a little.
I did a little sample this week and a little of the inspiration was left over. Yah, a little odd...

I thought I'd go with the smaller eyes this time. Most of the time I use larger eyes for the cute effect. I thought Elmo came out pretty cute.

Eh, I'm not too sure if Bert worked out well. It is different...

Ernie is okay. Proportions and pose would still need work. But, his energy is working.

30s of week 7-14

This week was Batman crazy. I'm not a "wear Batman gear to the midnight showing" type of fan. I wouldn't even go to opening night. But, I am hyped to see this movie. So, I did this weeks characters with a Batman theme. Hope you likes.

Bertman. I found out with this pose that distorting Bert's proportions and putting a mask on him didn't really work. It covered everything that made Bert identifiable as Bert. The pose was fun tho.

And, the obvious Ernie as Robin. I think this was my favorite of the week. I got a comment on Ernie being my favorite character to draw. I didn't think he was, but he quickly is becoming my favorite.

Count as Joker. Eh, this one is probably my least favorite of this week. I needed more time to work the pose. I think the idea would have worked beautifully if I carried it out properly. Maybe, I'll revisit the idea at a later date.

Grover Pennyworth. It would work better if he was placed next to Bertman, but he isn't. So, he just looks like Grover as any other butler or waiter.

Commissioner Cookie. This one came out better than I thought it would. I didn't like the glasses, but I thought everything else worked out well.

30s of week 7-7

This is last weeks sketches. I had Friday off and just forgot to scan them. So, here they are. This week I started out exhausted. So, I made Ernie express it for me. Then, I just continued with my morning feelings as a theme. And, I was off!

Exhausted I was. Just like that. Dragging myself all the way to work.

Madonna's place is right down the street from our offices and I pass it every morning on my way to work. For the past few weeks, there had been paparazzi camped out across the street from her place. On this morning, as I was passing by, Madonna's SUV must have pulled up. There was an explosion of activity and people and cameras were flying everywhere. So, Bert is expressing how I felt as everyone exploded across the street.

This morning I was running late. Running out the door with metro card in hand. I was looking at my watch, but Grover doesn't have a watch. So, he's looking at his wrist where a watch would be.

I was contemplating what to draw in the morning. And, that was the only thing that came to mind. So, there it is.

30s of week 6-30

This week I attended Icon5. A illustration conference. Met some awesome artists. James Jean and Tristan Eaton of Thunderdog Studios being two of the coolest. And, met two feature film and game concept artists/directors. Barry Jackson and Gregory Scott(can't find a link for him). Did a cold walk up and intro. Handed over my card... don't expect to hear from them. Not that they weren't nice. As a matter of fact, they were quite nice and actually gave me some time. They all were. It was a great experience. If you can get in to the next conference, I'd highly recommend it. Especially, if you can get a company to sponsor you. That's even more highly recommended. :)

This week for my morning 30s, more Calvin and Hobbes inspired Sesame characters. Exploring different poses, attitudes, and expressions. But, there is only so much you can explore in 30 minutes. Well, only so much I can explore... There are only four this week because we were off on the 4th. Hope all yous had a good 4th. Still no afternoon 30s. I'm working on it though. I'm actually playing with coloring one of my earlier posts with my night 30s. But, playing takes a looong time. Especially, if you've only worked with pencils for most of your life. But, anyway, here are this week's 30s.

This Grover came out horribly. I was trying to give him a Hobbes' structure, but it just didn't work. The attitude came out okay. I was visualizing him thinking "What the hell were you thinking?!?!".

Elmo in a excited running pose. I think the pose works in a Calvin and Hobbes-ish sort of way, but his head is a little too wide.

Bert came out well. I played with more angular lines with this pose. I like this Bert better than the first one I did in this style.

Cookie walking with some confidence. I'm still playing with his proportions. I think the Cookie I posted before had too large of a head. This one may be a bit small for the style.