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Drawcember Update – Week 4

Well I am almost done! Just a few more days. This was a tough one with Christmas in the way and with both myself and my son Aiden under the weather.

Harry Potter

These are my interpretation of the main Harry Potter cast. There was a Harry Potter marathon on Space Channel this past week. Was inspired. This on is of course Harry.Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger.Ron Weasley

ANd of course, Ron Weasey.Merry Christmas

I actually found some time on Christmas eve to draw this!
Happy Spacemas

I was kind of of desperate on Boxing Day to draw something. This was all I had.Cartoon Monster

Someone needs a bigger Jaeger.Weird Lizard Thingy

Some weird random lizard thingy. Very spontaneous, stream-of-conscience image.

Drawcember – Week 3 Update

So another week down and still going strong. A Rundown of the latest images:

Dec 15

It’s getting close to Christmas but an elf does still need a coffee break now and again.Dec 16

A cartoon drawing of me and my son, Aiden.Dec 17

A picture of our cat Jessie with some antlers and a bemused expression on her face. In real life, I would imagine this would NOT be her expression if she suddenly grew antlers for Christmas. She’s a pretty tightly wound cat.Dec 18

I’m not much of a robot designer. In fact, I quickly altered the look of the face once I had posted this on Twitter.Dec 19

A VERY old idea I once had for a comic super hero. Captain Testosterone.

Cartoon buffalo paddling canoe

A buffalo voyageur. Voyageurs were French-canadian fur traders that helped explore western Canada in the early 19th century. I though combining the Voyageurs with a Bison made for a great Manitoba Mashup of provincial icons.Dec 21

They were selling these guys at a local grocery store. That was my inspiration. And they were quick and easy to draw,

Drawcember – Week 2 Update

So here’s the second week of my daily drawing challenge. It was a bit tough this week as my work days were pretty hectic. I even forgot to post to Twitter for one of the days.


The Little Mermaid was on TV the night I drew this. Believe it or not, I had never seen the Disney version before.


This was from a life drawing drop in class at the Cre8ery here in Winnipeg. It was not a good night for me. This was the only one worth posting. I am hoping got get off my butt and digitize a whole whack of life drawing sketches in the new year.


A tough looking barbarian dude. I think I was channelling Joe Kubert for this one.Dec_11

A bunch of faces I drew on my lunch break at my work. This was the image I forget to post.Dec_12

I was drawing (cartoonish) polar bears at work on this day. Inspired me to draw this more realistic pencil sketch.Dec_13

Baby ninja sketch done while watching my son play. Kimmy commented that this could be a good Munny design. Maybe, I have a couple of Foomi designs to take care os sometime in 2014…Dec_14

Of course this meant that I had to answer my baby ninja drawing with a baby pirate drawing. Ninja vs Pirates anyone?

Welcome to Drawcember!


About halfway through October, I found out about Inktober, where illustrators from all over try to complete one traditional (not digital) drawing per day. Sounded like a great idea but October was half over by the time I found out about it, and while I have plenty of sketchbooks to fill, not too much India ink in my art supplies these days.

The month of November kinda flew by, so I decided to try out the month of December for a daily drawing challenge. Yes, I know December can be a pretty busy month, but I figure what the heck, I moved into the house I live in right now two weeks before Christmas, this has got to be a breeze, right? Or I’m marching off to my doom.

The Rules

So now the rules. Again, to make it easier on myself, I am leaving any medium open, including digital. Though if it is digital, vector drawing will be out. I like vector drawing, but I am trying for a more traditional approach to artwork for this and I’d just be wrestling with the software too much for a traditional style in programs like Illustrator. And the artwork must be a finished piece. Quick sketches and doodles scrawled out on post it notes don’t count for this exercise. Though sketchy drawing styles are acceptable. Confused? Good. Me too.

Even tough this is a daily challenge I will only be posting once a week on my blog. The blog will contain proper scans of my work if done using traditional media. To follow my daily progress, you’ll have to follow my Twitter feed. That will only contain snap shots off my iPhone if traditional media.

Once everything is over, I will post everything to my vastly underused DeviantArt account and maybe setup some prints for sale. I MIGHT even put a book together of my experiment.

So, Let’s Begin…

Charcoal and Conte of Girl

I’m slightly cheating on this one. It’s a snapshot, not a scan. The final scan will happen for this one at the end of week roundup.

This image has nothing to do with anything. It’s just some random drawing idea I’ve had for ages. Since December 1st kinda snuck up on me, I decided now is the time to get it out.


You can see week one drawings here.

You can see week two drawings here.

You can see week three drawings here.

You can see week four drawings here.

And you can see the last fews days and my final thoughts on this project here.

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