Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Daughter Saves Father

Two years ago I was stuck in a rut of working on stuff and not getting much in the way of drawings and doodles done. My son brought home a pencil rooster (or rooster of pencils?) that knocked my socks off and he let me post it here on the blog. By the way, I think it makes an awesome rooster t-shirt as well.

Now it's my daughter's turn to rescue me with the same assignment from art class. She put together this elephant of pencils that you really have to click through to see the details because it's a nice big piece. I love the fluidity of the pencils and especially the way she worked the erasers into the feet and top of the head, and of course, the end of the trunk.

I think it would make a cool album cover.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Struble Trail Creature

We went for a walk on the Struble Trail above Downingtown the other day. The daughter had rushed ahead and encountered this ogre-like creature under the 30-bypass bridge. It wanted to have a poke at her but she dodged its thick pointer finger finger and ran ahead. We came up behind and the creature just kind of shrugged and resumed leaning against the underpass wall.

Now that would be a sensible reason for fencing off the Shyrock property at the northern end of the trail. If only it was that simple.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Guest-Artist: If I Had A Jet Pack

Daughter steps up to the plate tonight to help out the old man who's busy resting up for RAD (request-a-doodle friday tomorrow). I asked her to render me a superhero -- she chose a superspy with jet pack.

Now I just need to get the boy to start contributing with some of his tricked out street machines.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

"Gallon Man" by Special Guest Artist in Residency

From my daughter, filling in for her slacking old man. We were discussing how many cups in a gallon and she broke into a song about it and then described The Gallon Man and drew up a diagram. Apparently the G-man is a popular figure in elementary learning. No liquid measurement left behind.

UPDATE Oct 2008:
I get a lot of hits from people searching for "gallon man" through Google and other search engines. And today received an email from a teacher in Texas asking for the words to the "Gallon Man" song. In the interest of advanced education here's a link for Gallon Man (aka Mr. Gallon):

If you go to Laura Candler's website she has a ton of teacher resources. Among them are a bunch of Gallon Man resources. Go to this page and scroll down to Time & Measurement for some "Mr. Gallon" information.

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