Thursday, September 27, 2007

Request-a-doodle: BTBear as Astronaut

Was looking at some old Request-a-doodles the other day and saw that I never fulfilled a request by that English bear blogger b.t.bear esq.:

Please draw me, as an astronaut.

Ah, go on.


You might have to click on the image to see the detail but it appears that the koalas have 'monkeyed' with the bear's equipment. He's disconnected from the ship, de-pressurized and blown an eyeball button.

Aurora Borealis over Earth via Orbiting Frog.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Bikathon

It's been a long long time since I fulfilled a Request-a-doodle but Rick N. submitted a request last night on an old post that I found amusing and thought it would make a good animation. Not having the time to do an animation but the inclination to do something, I gave this new Sketchcast a try. I tried to talk through the drawing and record that as well but I forgot to toggle the voice on and if you do it later it erases your drawing (future enhancement idea, Sketchcast: edit your sketchcast and add voice-over after the fact.)

Here's Rick's request: I noticed you havent done one of these in awhile but perhaps this will inspire you:

5th grade, I enter the bike-a-thon. As I cross over a pair of train tracks I fall off my bike, not because I veered out of control of anything, but simply because I was going too slow and the bike just kind of stopped and I just fell over.

A 7th grade girl (more athletic than me) looked on with a disappointed look, as if I should just go home already. Imagine my view of that look, me laying sideways, still on my bike.

This is pretty rough and slow-going because my old mac is slow as molasses and the drawing tablet is not responding in sync with the web app. But here goes it anyway, for the sake of adventure and trying new tools.

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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

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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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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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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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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).


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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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.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Smelly Phone

Smelly Felly said...In honor of you, I'd like to see a doodle of a man answering what he thinks is his cell phone, but it's actually a poop. Extra points for details in the poop (i.e. corn).

and then

Anonymous said...Smelly Felly should be put on doodle probation for his anal fixation. Or maybe sent to bed early by his parents. (I can only assume he's a pre-teen.)

good chuckles...thanks SmellyFelly!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Ignorance is bliss

Anonymous said...Is ignorance bliss? A picture of someone relaxing at home, unaware that an alien space creature is looking in his window. --BP McG

One more day on the sick bed.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Carpal Tunnel Agony

Anonymous said...I'm requesting a picture of a certain former coworker afflicted with carpal to add hilarity to the picture it would probably help to draw this person smoking.

Sad indeed to be struck down with the c.t. and resume the poisoning of yourself. Cheers to the Dr. in pain and agony -- quit that smoking and get crackin'!

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Request-a-doodle Friday

A special (U.S. holiday) Memorial Day weekend request-a-doodle kick off to summer. Request a doodle by leaving a comment on this post and I may doodle it sometime over the next week. Be creative and/or demented, but not too detailed -- remember the idea is something i can 'whip up' during a lull in a meeting or phone call.

So have at it. enjoy.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Sore Superhero

david mcmahon said...Hi Big Mac, Could I have a McGDoodle for the new Passing Sentence Game when it's complete?

read the story. there's a superhero that gets sore in the arse.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Breakfast in bed

Robin said...I'd like to challenge you and request a doodle of your wife receiving her mother's day breakfast in bed. It's a challege because I know how hard it is for you to draw this beautiful woman!

I didn't get to finish this (left out the kids). This is what happened mother's day morning as we were serving mom breakfast in bed. Daisy (the dog) jumped on the bed and knocked the tray and orange juice, french toast, and fruit salad went a-flying. The mrs. thought it was funny. I was somewhat less than amused.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Overweight Child Chasing Cheesesteak

Smelly Felly said...I'd like to see a doodle of a cheesesteak being chased by an overweight child

very sketchy, no details. had to do this one quick while taking a break from a "controlled burn" of sticks and brush in the backyard. now i must get back out to clean up tools and hoses.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Request-a-doodle Friday

It's Friday so it's request-a-doodle day. Request a doodle by adding a comment to this post on "Friday" (or close to it if Friday's already passed you by on the other side).

hint: the less complicated your request is, the more likely it is that I'll get it done.

As my friend, Duke, says, "Have an outstanding day."

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Fat Cow Playing Video Game

Jake said...I'd like an 'utterly' fat cow playing a video game.

'nough said.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Request-a-doodle: President Doing Something Stupid

patrick said...I request you draw the president doing something tottaly stupid (make it funny, not political)

I almost gave up on this one. It was almost impossible to think of the president doing something stupid that wouldn't be political -- that list is endless. Don't know that it's funny but it gets Patrick off my list. Don't play with matches -- it's stupid.

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Request-a-doodle: Firetruck in Space

cody said...I would like to see a picture of a fire truck flying through outerspace

Probably not what Cody was looking for but perhaps a firehose in space would help with the global warming issue.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Bike Commute

jd said... This week marks my officially becoming a bicycle commuter - and I feel good about it - a doodle to celebrate would be fantastic.

Glad you get to rise above all the congestion on your daily commute. enjoy it -- but wear a helmet!

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Request-a-doodle: 2 Headed Monster In-n-Out

Smelly Felly said... I'd like a two-headed monster (your choice) riding a tractor in the drive-thru of In-N-Out.

Back in my NoCal-traveling days I never got to hit an In-N-Out for their famous burgers. Some day I'll get back there and that's the first place I'm going after SmellyFelly's.

background image courtesy Minesweeper, via Wikipedia.

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Request-a-doodle: Sir Grabalot

For the man from the land down under and his story-writing cronies.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Request-a-doodle Friday

Post your requests in the comments of THIS post. If you're lucky, and so far, most folks have been, I'll doodle up your request sometime over the next week. If you are really really lucky (and many haven't been) I might actually remember some of the details of your request and fulfill your request completely.

Thanks for looking and thanks for requesting. Have a great Friday.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Moose Wrappings

Another request-a-doodle fulfilled...I think. Enjoy, Bear-dude.

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Request-a-doodle: Cinco de Mayo Touristy Dude

One of the problems with request-a-doodle is that I don't always doodle near the internet -- so I don't always remember exactly what the request was. In this instance, I now realize that this fellow is missing his order of chips y salsa. Sorry, CF.

Deborah -- don't know if the missing chips y salsa throw off what you were looking for but here it is anyway. If you want to use it on your blog go for it, please just include a link back and my copyright info.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Old Colleagues as Scissor Sisters

A request from the last job, two of my editorial pals as members of the Scissor Sisters. Apparently the request was the result of a strange dream which itself was the result of the weekly Friday afternoon dance party in the office in which a few folks blast out a rollicking tune and these two usually belt out their best falsettos. And, by the way, the one on the right doesn't speak Spanish.

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Request-a-doodle Friday

You can request-a-doodle by adding a comment below. As usual, I'll make an attempt to doodle your requests in some form or fashion over the next week.

Have an outstanding day.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Funky Donkey

Though the request was in late (by 3 days), I fulfilled it anyway since it was obviously from someone in the family. Imagine the poor creature above being hot pink, about 35 years old, made of pom-pom material and all of about 4 inches long. He was the most popular among our youngest brother's 'animals' but yet he was mean and degrading to everyone. Everyone wanted to be his friend but he would easily trample on your feelings. He taught me early on how to tell the phonies in this world.

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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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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!


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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