Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 88: The Truth Be Told

After a long day of doing tax stuff I kind of feel like that bowl of cereal!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 87: And So It Begins...

Spring: The battle between winter and summer.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 86: Hello World!

My friend Rachel spotted some signs of spring in her blog. Check out her photography work while your there!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Work In Progress

As mentioned earlier, I was given an opportunity to do some illustrations for a children's book. Pictured above are some storyboards of the first couple of pages. The book is about the subject of divorce so somehow I have to keep it serious yet fun ... pretty challenging! Right now I'm mostly concerned with developing a theme that will carry itself through the book. This can be done through color, shapes, angles... the creative solutions are endless!

Day 85: Ragtime Renegade

Monday, March 23, 2009

Day 84: Slept Like A Log

Fortunately I can say most nights are like this. The problem is getting up!

Day 83: Yankey Doodle

I suppose this should be the unofficial mascot of Save the Doodle!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Day 82: Rasta Rabbit

I was running out of time today but really wanted to post something, so I grabbed this from an old sketch book I had in college. A lot of my doodles end up looking better after color is added.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What's Your Story? -- Contest!

Do you have a fun story, dream, or image you'd like me to doodle?

Email me at schroedercreations[at]gmail[dot]com.

I'm not guaranteeing that everyone's story will be posted, but if your story/idea is interesting and/or funny enough I will post your story along with my doodle of it. Please try to keep the length of your entry 500 words or less.

CONTEST: On day 100 I will feature the best story/idea submitted by March, 31, 2009!

Tell your friends!

Day 81: What Is A "Puppy-Cow" ?

Recently my friend Scott emailed me a request to doodle a "Puppy-Cow".

What is a "Puppy-Cow" ? Scott goes on to explain...

"My girlfriend's 2 year old is obsessed with this thing called a Puppy-Cow. she is not afraid of anything, but this thing call a Puppy-Cow... every time she hears a noise that she doesn't know she says "its probably a Puppy-Cow". well I thought it would be cute to make her a little doddle of a Puppy-Cow and then frame it and put it on the wall.

Well, hopefully my pen found the right guy. Here's day 81 with the "Puppy-Cow"!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

An Exciting New Project

I was recently approached by a local children's book author to do some illustration work. I can't say much about the book, but what I can say is that it's going to make a difference. I'm very excited to be on board with this project and I'll be sure to post more about it as things progress. Above is the layout. I needed to see the whole story, so I taped it up like a storyboard. It really helps to stand back and see things from a bird's eye view.

Day 77: From The Sketchbook

I had some time this evening to some gesture drawings. My wife and I own three rabbits: BB, Zoe, and Charlie. Cute, but work!

Gesture drawing can be fun and very challenging, especially when drawing anything that wants to move every 3 seconds! The beauty of the challenge is that it helps you grow as an artist. You can't erase, you simply draw what you see. It's a great warm up and highly recommended if you want to improve. It also captures the energy of the subject which I think is the best reason to do it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 76: One Heck Of A Hill Of Beans

A little history lesson:

"The mundane bean has for at least eight centuries been regarded as the epitome of worthlessness. Even if you know how many beans make five you are unlikely to consider any one of them to be valuable. Part of the strength of the fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is the contrast between the valueless beans Jack was given in exchange for the cow and the riches revealed by the full-grown beanstalk."

An excerpt from "World Wide Words". Find more here

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 72: Deserted Dessert

Day 72: Deserted Dessert

Dedicated to all those who get the two spellings mixed up :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 70: When Robots Rule The World Pt.3

It's a boy! What should his name be?

Monday, March 2, 2009