Friday, June 29, 2007

Request-A-Doodle Friday: June 29 2007

a. I think Request-a-doodle friday is only adding to the sensation that time is flying by. Summer's almost over and Fall is around the corner.

b. Perhaps a change to "request-a-creation" (or would it be "request-an-evolution"?), "request-a-drawing", "request-a-whatever-I-do" will be forthcoming since 'doodle' doesn't necessarily fit.

c. this week's extra credit goes to topics that are 'morose' (thanks to the Yeti for the idea).

Request away in the comments of this post.

PS. If I didn't get to your request, I may get to it in the future, there is no expiration on requests -- I keep them stashed away for future needs.


Request-a-doodle: baby bubble

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chris said... Today was Jake's first swim lesson. So there we are swimming in the pool together and I notice A LOT of bubbles coming up from the water...And Jake has a BIG smile on his face. No - this was not a scene from Caddyshack but comical (to me) none the less.Can you draw Jake and his dad laughing in the pool surrounded by bubbles coming from Jake's bathing suit?

Not what you asked for but better than nothing at all!

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pig & Friend

Sketched a couple things tonight while watching "The 4400" with the family. It's been our summer tradition for a couple years now to watch the DVD of the previous year's 4400. It's about 4400 people that were 'taken' through time by aliens and then all returned at once with various powers.

This fellow is just down on his luck -- or at least just down on his butt.

I've been taking criticism from the family that my 'doodles' are more like drawings and that I need to return to my doodle roots. I don't know the difference anymore.

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Request-a-doodle: Camp Poo

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Smelly Felly said...

I was at sleepaway camp one year. The camp had cabin inspections where we needed to tidy up.

Right before one of the inspections, and as the inspectors were approaching, a kid dropped his pants and ripped a huge fart in the doorway. When he looked down, he had taken a crap. He picked it up and threw it into the woods. We proceeded to line up immediately for the inspection, with remnants of crap still on his hands.

Do what you will with this visualization...

Little time for doodles this week, so squeezed this one out while waiting for the laptop to shut down this afternoon.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Rocket pop

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V.K. said...two words: rocket pop!
You know, those frozen desserts that you could buy from the ice cream man, on the roving truck. Many fond summer memories as a kid that involved tri-colored confectionaries.

Thanks, VK -- i still cringe at the thought of biting into a frozen treat. my old sensitive teeth can't handle it. doodled, truly, doodled today and then monkeyed with Illustrator.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Request-a-doodle Friday June 23, 2007

Listen to the words I am about to tell you. It is Request-a-doodle Friday again.

My poor suffering little children finally have their last day of school today. I usually pick them up on their last day and crank this song up for them as I arrive in the pick up line.

So enjoy the video and place your request in the comments of this posting. Extra points for childhood summer vacation awkward, uncomfortable, embarrassing, icky moments.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spock Ness Monster

Had to cheat today and do a 2 blogs-for-one doodle. This Spock Ness Monster is also showing over at the Bad Spock Drawings site.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Check your oxters, lads!

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Make sure to remove any debris from your oxters, lad. Show of hands for those familiar with the term 'oxters'... my Irish-raised father always referred to the arm pit as oxters. Growing up I always thought that was some crazy term he thought up.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Professor dude

Just a quick professor fellow doodled out for no particular reason.

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Request-a-doodle: Feel the burn

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ozlady said...We used to play pranks on the guys all the time - sports heat rub on the toilet handles going into the change room was a favourite... You could hear the howls after they scratched their nether regions!!!

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Philly boy

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Vadim said... can you do a Philly doodle for a boy who misses home?

Back in one of the old jobs, I spent a good part of 3 years or so looking at the bottom of Vadim's shoes while he had his feet up on his rolling file drawers and wrote code, did trouble-shooting, and generally tried to make me go away. He had good shoe style. Now he's a west coaster doing his thing and I have yet to meet his match in shoes or technical savvy (or argumentativeness).

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Request-a-doodle: Slacker Rocks

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redbutt said...Capture the phrase "Slacker Rocks!"

Slacker is a new online music recommendation player that went public beta in March or April of this year. I've been playing with Slacker when my favorite KEXP is either acting up or I feel like a different listen. What I've liked about Slacker so far is that they have a great range of preset stations that offer a nice wide variety of artists and songs -- especially in the Indie space. Slacker surpasses in song availability and seem to have a wider variety -and outside the mainstream. Slacker doesn't appear to have the social/community aspirations of but responses to my recent feedback leads me to believe they might have some of that in the works.

The other leader in music recommendation, Pandora, lets you create your own playlists based on artists you like but lacks the presets that Slacker has -- that's what puts the "slacker' in Slacker. If you're tired of trying to achieve perfection with a playlist that often gets muddied with not-so-great recommendations, you can slack off and enjoy a Slacker preset.

Slacker has a bunch of different options on tuning a station or creating a station based on artists to really fit your preferences. The options are not so intuitive and take some time to get used to -- trying to remember whether you can 'right-click' or not for some options gets a little frustrating.

The 'new' thing they're offering, supposedly this summer, is a Slacker personal player that you'll be able to access Slacker stations, including the ones you've created on your own, via satellite in your car or via wifi in your house or office. It's geared toward being a cheaper alternative to satellite Sirius or XM. We'll see if they can pull it off.

So far, it rocks. Take a listen to my IndieMcG playlist.

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Request-a-doodle: Hydrant v. Dog

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Anonymous said...Dogs are always going on fire hydrants, maybe it's time the hydrants fight back! Could you draw the complete opposite of the dogs on fire hydrant thing? Thank you. (Posted after the Friday deadline, but I just had to ask....)

Wasn't going to do this one until I saw an opportunity for doggie mutilation.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

More bad Spock

I have a problem. I am so far gone on the crack that Bad Spock is that I find myself running to the bathroom to get a hold of the stash of sticky notes that I hid under the toilet tank lid just so I can rip out another Spock.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Moat Monster

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Anonymous said...Please draw two pictures of the Moat Monster, who lived in the creek that flowed through our neighborhood. One picture should be a professional portrait/head shot, the other full body.

Anyway, all the kids were afraid of him. Of course, all the older kids had "seen him" and tried to scare us with stories. Anyway, my brother and I for some reason imagined him looking kind of like a fat creature from the black lagoon with big fish lips, but wearing a yellow t-shirt that said "Moat Monster."

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Friday, June 15, 2007

request-a-doodle: ghost playing xbox

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foosbeer said...Zoe would like to request a doodle of a ghost playing XBox 360 with its eyes melting out of its sockets and brain dripping out of its ears.

My daughter complained that my rendering of what is left of the ghost's brain (from too much TV/gaming) looks more like a chicken leg. My position is that the brain has rotted to the point that it was able to fit through the ghost's ear-hole, thus providing the appearance of a brain dripping out of its ears as was requested.

If it looked more like a brain, it would never have been able to 'drip' out of the ear hole. Let's be realistic here.

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Request-a-doodle: a pencil in the hand...

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BP McG said...I was sitting in math class in 7th grade when I accidentally dropped my right hand on top of a recently-sharpened pencil I held in my left.

"Ouch," I said, raising my right hand. The pencil came along with it, firmly planted in my skin. Next to me, pretty Patty Rayburn recoiled in horror.

The palm of my hand still has a gray dot from where the graphite stained my skin forever.

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Request-a-doodle Friday: June 15, 2007

Another Friday is here. Put down your pencils, turn over your papers, and, as my kids are finishing up another school year, come up with your best request-a-doodle. Extra points for embarrassing or icky school-days mishaps from your past or present.
As always, put your requests in the comments of this post!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bathroom Humor Spock

Found a blog this afternoon called Bad Spock Drawings where they collect bad drawings of Spock. That quickly drove me to doodle this on a sticky note and send it off to the blog owner. Take a look at all the 'bad' Spocks over there -- lots of fun.

This one is dedicated to Smelly Felly, a regular requester here on Fridays.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Joe's leg

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Robin said...Think inner workings of a guy's leg. Show little creatures healing a very bad, open wound while the owner of leg watches. Kind of fever dreamish. Dedicated to Joe.

This is the first true 'doodle' in a while. Less a finished product; more just a doodle of ideas around the theme during a conference call this morning.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Leech on my leg

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Anonymous said...Rafting on the Brandywine, finding a leech attached to my leg.

Leech stories always bring me back to the days when we hosted the 4th of Jamly picnics on the Schuylkill River back in the 1980s and at least two years in a row our friends Dave and Rich swam across the river and back in a race. Aside from the film of pollutants and stink, they usually came out with a fine collection of leeches in uncomfortable areas.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Dog Meets Bike

BP McG said...Earlier this week, I was riding my bike when a little yapper dog charged off its lawn at me. Amazingly, my front tire ran squarely over the middle of the dog and both of us kept on going. How about my tire on top of a slightly curly-haired yapper?

Sorry, BP, hazards of doodling in front of the TV with the family made me miss the 'curly-haired' part. Good on ye for running over the dog!

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Dead Squirrel Ascending

Anonymous said...I ran over a squirrel this morning. I couldn't help it. Please draw a picture of a squirrel as an angel or better yet, as a saint-like religious icon.

Where there's a dead squirrel there's always a crow willing to pick him apart -- not unlike some personal interactions I've seen in offices in my day.

Not really a doodle today -- but some subjects require an extra level of care and time.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Request-a-doodle Friday

Bring on your requests for another action-packed, clock-watching Friday. Submit a request in a comment on this post. Extra points for icky things that happened to you (see Squishy Toad).


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Squishy Toad

Anonymous said...A drawing that captures this: It was the year of the toads. Hundreds of them filled our backyard overnight. I stepped on one by mistake. Toads aren't as strong as you might think. They flatten quite easily.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Way too many balls in the air these days. But that seems to be the way I likes it best.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Humans as Pets; Cats as Masters

ptmcg in tex said...Humans as pets! It would also be cool to see the pets as masters ;-) (preferably cats)

click on the sketch for a larger view of it -- this was a much bigger doodle while the kids and I watched some tube this evening. Fireplace at the request of the son; side table and lamp request by the daughter.

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

request-a-doodle: llama in pajamas

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...A llama in pajamas!

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Request-a-doodle: Dateline Plane

BP McG said...A plane flying over the dateline, as the days change to night, change in an instant.

I think BP got that from X's Los Angeles:
she gets confused
flying over the dateline her hands turn red
cause the days change at night
change in an instant
the days change at night
change in an instant

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Oblivious Cell Phoner

Anonymous said...A guy is talking on his cell unaware his car has blown up

This was the original sketch and after I scanned it I realized that the guy on his cell seemed aware of the car exploding -- or he was just crazy talking on the phone.

Just to be clear that he was oblivious to the boom, I redid his eyes as you can see below, in the bonus doodle.

SeeqPod Music beta - Playable Search

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Piece of my heart

Drew this one a ways back at the old job. Was watching 1967 Monterey Pop Festival late last night while desperately trying to remove the boy's blood droplets from the living room rug. He had a bloody nose and didn't realize it til too late.

Big Brother & The Holding CompanyPiece of My Heart

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Request-a-doodle Friday: June 1 2007

It was a short week but seemed to take forever. Request-a-doodle in the comments to this post (not last week's, not another day's post). If you're lucky and your request strikes a nerve, I probably will doodle or sketch it over the next week sometime. Have at it -- happy June.