Monday, April 30, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Bears go in the woods

BT Bear Esq.
-- here's your request. It's not the be-all, end-all and not very finished but go ahead and use it with a link back here if you want.

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Request-a-Doodle: Self Portrait with Freddy Mercury style Moustache

Here you go Anonymous. Me with a Freddy Mercury style moustache.

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Request-a-Doodle: Candy Bar with Legs & a Tail

Perhaps more of a "Tootsie Roll" with legs and a tail for this request-a-doodle.

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Clem on a Harley

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Request-a-Doodle FRIDAY

It's here again already --- place your requests in the comments on this post and I'll try to doodle as many of them over the next week as possible.

Here's what folks requested last week.
And here's what I doodled here and here and here.

So get on it and place yer orders!


Skull on Wheel

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Goose on the loose

Goose type of creature standing on one leg. Back on the old dependable yellow plastic papermate sharpwriter mechanical pencil.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

So long, JD

We'll miss you out here in the country, JD. Enjoy that city living and keep the beers cold for us.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Request-A-Doodle: Kangaroo & Cheesesteak

This doodle was a fast one so I only solved the kangaroo + cheesesteak part of the request. I took some Photoshop liberties with the rest. For full effect, grab a listen.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Request-A-Doodle: Chris Walken & Easter Bunny (in disguise)

Needed to get this 'bunny' off my back and fast. HB scares me and wanted to get him somewhat satisfied. His original request was somewhat more elaborate and racier -- but too much detail for this PG doodle-rama. (That's some kind of bad Chris Walken, eh?)

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Request-A-Doodle Friday: Dancing Monkey

Eric asked for a dancing monkey earlier today. I just got home and whipped up this wee fool of a chimp while the kids watched TV.

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Request-A-Doodle Friday

The 2nd Request-A-Doodle Friday is here. Add your requests to the comments, and sometime in the next week I'll try to doodle one or more requests while I'm in meetings or just doodling. It's already 'hot' in Australia!

Here's the result of last week's request-a-doodle.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Forehead & Friends

Scanned this last night, but got busy with other stuff and forgot to upload it. So here it is.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ole Daisy

The last job gave me a wealth of opportunities to doodle -- so I've got some left over from then that I occasionally pull out for nights like this (where I haven't had the time to whip-a-doodle.)

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Jaden at the ball game with his groundhog and a beer and hot dog

I think I about covered the gamut of requests for doodles in record time. Apologies to Random California/Jaden's parents. His photos are much better. Also, Rizz -- groundhogs can't wave AND hold a beer. Thanks for the requests and we'll open up the request line again this Friday. Keep 'em coming!

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday the 13th: Request A Doodle Day!

Was emailing with a friend today about my doodles and I said to him that I would fulfill doodle requests if he wanted something for his desk/cubicle. That got me thinking that I could open that up to all visitors. It will give me ideas to work on during those days where I have none and give you, special visitors, a chance to get something in return for your loyalty.

So, let the requests begin. Friday will be request-a-doodle day and my goal will be to fulfill at least one request by Friday. If I do more, I'll post more and we'll see how it goes. Leave your requests in the comments!


Thursday, April 12, 2007

a couple of things

1. We saw Ben Folds tonight at West Chester University's famed Hollinger Fieldhouse. Great show. We weren't the only 'old-heads' there. Fantastic to not have to drive an hour into Philly to see a show.

2. I didn't doodle today and was out tonight (see 1. above) so didn't doodle tonight either. However, today, I was looking for an image for a presentation I was working on and came upon an image of Lesa Moriarity's tally sheet from a call center that she doodled on. That led to her entire online exhibit of her tally sheet artwork. Very nice stuff. I printed one out and have it hanging on my board in my office.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Bi-Coastal Dude

Finally was back in meeting mode today. Sketched out this bicoastal dude. Had the concept in my head and had done some earlier rough ideas but it took a good meeting to get it roughed out further. Next I'll try a 'finished' version of it (We'll see if I get to it...)

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Raw Sketch Pad Monday

Here's a full page of scrambled thoughts and ideas. Click the image to see it supersized. Doodles not coming easy these days.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

The world is not your ashtray

I'm in a cranky mood these days and one thing that gets the crank going is driving home behind folks tossing butts and ashes out their window. One place I sometimes (and used to more frequently) report abusers to is Pennsylvania, Texas, and North Carolina currently participate with the lone guy that runs the site in mailing letters to reported offenders based on their license plate.

While some may think ratting out your highway neighbor smacks of "Nazi" tactics, trashing the world smacks of selfish stupidity. Smoke in your car if you want to, but nobody wants to see your butt.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

ear chops

airplane sketch from last week

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Ruthie's, San Antonio, TX: I Want To Love It

Ever have a meal that puts you in that proper happy place? On my recent trip to San Antonio for the NCAA Regionals at the AlamoDome, my family stayed with my brother and his family. The first morning after arriving I awoke with a kink in my neck from a restless night in a strange bed. My physical therapist sister-in-law did wonders working some of it out but it continued to nag me for the next day or two. Then one morning, the adults, after feeding the kids their fill of chocolate chip pancakes and cereal, left the 13-year-olds in the hands of the 10 and 11 year olds and headed to a local home-spun Mexican diner, Ruthie's.

On my first trip to San Antonio, 14 years ago with my best friend and very pregnant wife, we had a breakfast on the famed River Walk that involved eggs mixed up with Mexican bacon, blue corn tortilla chips, refried beans, salsa and served with fresh hot tortillas. That restaurant was gone on subsequent returns and I've been trying to find an equal to that breakfast ever since.

I found it at Ruthie's. Ruthie's appears much like any small roadside diner/kitchen type place. According to my brother there's a Mexican style eatery like it on every block. They had The Price Is Right playing on a static'y TV up on the wall and menu's were the requisite laminated paper style but with a full listing of items en Espanol that even my seasoned San Antonioan brother and sister-in-law couldn't identify for me.

Rather than play a guessing game or play it safe, I asked the waitress if she could tell me what I wanted based on my description. I laid it out for her in all its glory and she said, you want the 'Chilaquiles'. I've seen them described as something other than what I had but what I had was lovely.

Enjoying that full breakfast made me stop at one point and lower my cheek to the dish and cradling it with my arms, I said, "I want to love it."

The best part of the meal was that when it was all done, that kink in my neck was all gone -- replaced with the satisfaction in my stomach.

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