Friday, September 30, 2011

27 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 Days or Less

Dumbo Octopus (ˈdəmbō ˈäktəpəs)
I didn't have much time today to draw. I am behind in grading assignments. A student of mine mentioned a dumbo octopus so I looked it up and did a few quick sketches.

72 more to go.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

26 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 Days or Less (stripes)

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I was drawing and this came out. I have been working on a tiger, sloth, and jackalope and I guess they got squashed together in my mind. I don't know where the helicopter head came from. I am not sure what to call it at this point so if you have any ideas send them my way.
In looking at this I thought it would be good for Illustration Friday's word “Stripes.”

73 more to go.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

23-25 of 100 Bow ties in 100 Days or Less

Stilt Legged Puff Ball Things (stilt leged pəf bôl θi ngs)

I like things in groups of three or five. I find odd numbers fascinating. After drawing these I realized they look an awfully lot like the Fry-Guys.

74 more to go.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

22 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 Days or Less (Dueling Banjo Pig)

Dueling Banjo Pig (ˈd(y)oōəling ˈbanjō pig)

I have finally created an illustration for the Dueling Banjo Pig blog (I would highly recommend visiting the site) It is fun and anyone can participate. I have a few ideas for this and will most likely be posting more in the future.

77 more to go.

Monday, September 26, 2011

21 of 100 Bow ties in 100 Days or Less (ferocious)

Deinonychus (ˈnänikəs)

This dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period has a name that means “terrible claw.” I am doing this in connection with this week’s word from Illustration Friday. Every Friday they post a word and you have a week to post something that relates to it. This week’s word is ferocious. In thinking about the word, I really need to work on illustrating the man-eating sheep I had a dream about a few years ago though.

If you are enjoying these share it with friends, follow the blog and/or give feedback. I welcome ideas for new bow tie guys.

78 more to go

Friday, September 23, 2011

20 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 Days or Less

Fish (fi sh)

A very quick sketch with a quick painting. Just exploring and trying things out.

79 more to go.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

15-19 Bow Ties in 100 Days or Less

A Platypus (ˈplatəpəs; -ˌpoŏs), Kiwi (ˈkēwē), Short-Beaked Echidna (sh ôrt-bēked əˈkidnə), and a Book (bŏk)going for a ride in a Bath Tub (baθ təb)

Some one had asked about doing some furniture. Here it is. This is a reworking of the Bath Tub Bow Tie Guy from August, 2008. The main difference is I had claw-footed bath references to look at. As an instructor of mine, C.F. Payne, said, “Your only as good as your reference material.”

This one was a little more complicated so it took me some time. I had more planed, but that will have to wait.

80 more to go

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

14 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 days or less

Chameleon (kəˈmēlyən; -lēən)

I've been working on color variations for this illustration for some time and have been stuck. It has ranged from a plaid shadow to a pock-a-dotted lizard. Still working.

86 more to go.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

13 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 Days or less

Octopus (ˈäktəpəs)
This is a color test for a sketch that I made last year. I am practicing my use of color and how to better apply it to my drawings.
If you are enjoying these I would encourage you to share it with others and also follow me on this blog. Not that I am running out of ideas for more Bow Tie guys, but if you want to see one send it my way. I am having fun.

87 more to go.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Top Public Schools Regional Colleges (North)

Lyndon State College Rated 15 in the Top Public Schools Regional Colleges (North).
Just some exciting news about where I teach.

11 & 12 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 days or less

Alien and UFO (ˈālyən; ˈālēən)
This past weekend was another whirlwind of activity. Between trying to grade, help set up the Quimby Gallery for the Alumni show and Lyndon State College's Alumni weekend festivities (part of Lyndon's 100 year celebration) I squeaked in a few moments here and there to draw. This is a character that has been reappearing in my sketch book for years. I named him Uz.
88 more to go.

Friday, September 16, 2011

10 of 100 Bow Ties in 100 days or less

Glyptodon (ˈgliptəˌdän)
These prehistoric mammals just look cool. The fossils were found in South America.

I had this ready to go yesterday, but the computer had issues with a security conflict and my updating software. Today, I will be heading off to Boston to visit the MFA with second year students in the Visual Arts department. On Monday, I will be posting for Friday, Saturday, and Monday.
90 more to go.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

9 of 100 Bow Ties; 100 Bow Ties in 100 days or less

Mock Turtle (mäk ˈtərtl)
This is my version of the character from Lewis Caroll's Alice In Wonderland. I understand I broke from the connection with Mock Turtle Soup, but I thought the tapir head was more tragic in appearance. I also wanted to break away John Tenniel's wonderful work. In the end it was fun to draw.

91 left to go.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

8 of 100 Bow ties in 100 days or less

Tapir (ˈtāpər)
This is a nocturnal, hoofed animal with a short flexible snout. One of the best reference books I have is Animals, 1419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc. selected by Jim Harter and published by Dover. I just love the book. It was one of the best art gifts I have received. When I am stuck with what to draw or I am trying to draw a specific animal, I just open up to a page and practice drawing an animal. Eventually the sketches anthropomorphises and dons the bow tie glasses and sweater. vest.

92 left to go.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 4 and 5 of 100 days of bow ties

Kangaroo (ˌka ng gəˈroō) and a Whatchamacallit ((h)wə ch əməˌkôlit)

This is for Saturday and Monday. It was difficult to find time to draw as I spent Saturday morning helping with the clean up from Tropical Storm Irene and then trying to do much needed yard work. It was sobering to see how much the floods had devastated the areas. On the flip side it was humbling to see the care of so many people for those in need.

93 to go.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day three of 100 bow ties in 100 days or less

Blue Whale (bloō (h)wāl)
Blue whales are more difficult to draw than they appear. I struggled with the sketches but finally found three I was happy with. I painted one for practice. This is only counting as one bow tie guy.
I will be posting again on Monday with two more One for Saturday and one for Monday. Sunday I take a break from work. 94 more to go.

Blue Whales always look happy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

100 Bow Ties 100 days or less pt II

Tyrannosaurus Rex
This is a really quick sketch, but it has some of the feel and the angle I am going for. 95 more to go.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

100 Bow Ties 100 days or less

My Drawing time has increased because of a project I am working on for the Faculty Exhibit at Lyndon this year. As such I will be posting more often in preparation for the final illustration. This is my updated Mushrooms with color. three down, 97 to go.