Sometimes we draw naked people. Because that’s what being an artist is about.
So, Day 1 today happened to coincide with my first day as a full-time “Graphic Artist”. My excitement cannot be contained. And to celebrate, I decided to draw an elephant. (My new company’s logo is also an elephant, I figured it made sense.)
I don’t really have a plan like I did last year, but I’m hoping this month I can accomplish a lot of little digital illustrations. Practice and such. And maybe I’ll finish a giant painting I started a while ago. We’ll see.
Anyway, I am super excited. It’s going to be an excellent month.
And for the final day…thinking about possible t-shirt designs.
Some people’s genetics just aren’t cut out to host alien parasites. In these instances, gradually the alien urges fade away until the host becomes completely human again. Congratulations Team Planet Earth! You have a new player on your side.
There is a surprise party for my Grandma today and our gift to her is a trip to the Hukilau. So I’d been tasked with making a fun Hawaiian card. I really hope there are fire stunts involved, otherwise this is false advertising.
Robbery. Steal stuff, blah, blah, blah, something witty.
And a Paint Nite painting. At the end of the session, they had to pry me away from the canvas. I could have easily spent another few hours at it. I’d just missed it so much. And now it’s all I’ve been able to think about since. I clearly need to get out and make some real art again.
I went to Iceland. So I’m posting all of these at once. Prepare yourself.
Day 12: Helicopter Rescue
Day 13: The Night of Far Too Much Wine
Self explanatory. I had to draw this on a different day.
Day 14: Icelandair
After recovering from the mistakes of the previous day, myself and my significant other boarded a lovely aircraft headed for the land of the ice and snow.
Day 15: Game of Thrones and Icelandic Horses
After battling awkward time differences and surviving hurricane winds, we attended a horse show and met some Icelandic horses that may or may not have starred in the Game of Thrones. I am now practically an expert on the Icelandic horse. Many of the horses had emo haircuts, because it’s wintertime. Also pictured here is an enthusiastic performer.
Day 16: The Day of Lava
We explored caves made of lava!
Day 17: Trouble With Doors
Me trying to decide if my finger is broken the day after smashing it between a hotel door and a poorly planned cement column. (For the record, still haven’t decided.)
Day 18: The Blue Lagoon
Day 19: Art Museums in Reykjavik
I saw a pretty fantastic piece featuring a Santa Claus. It didn’t look like this.
Contemporary art, man.
Day 20: Copious Amounts of Friends
So much, in fact, that it wouldn’t fit on the page.
Day 21: Playtesting
A new game in the works, “The Last Space”. (A space themed board game that I really can only describe as a mashup between Risk, Catan, and Lords of Waterdeep.) This was the first physical run of the game played outside of an Excel spreadsheet. It went surprisingly well for a first run (yes, those are Catan pieces), and I conquered the universe (obviously). It needs a bit more refinement, but I’d say it’s almost ready for testing in a social gathering.