Saturday, May 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
- Leaf got busy with lots of activities, homework, sports, etc. and can't find as much time to doodle.
- I also took a break from doodling and tried to write some scifi stories.
- My laptop and laptop case were stolen in San Francisco. This was a complete bummer because not only did I lose a few completed doodles (including one about Willy Wonka) but I also lost a stack of original artwork. Gah!
Here is an old doodle from the junk heap. Better things to come!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This one was my idea. I drew about a dozen wobbets (Leaf called them wubbets), but only ended up with four. Maybe the others will appear in other drawings? Nothing worse than an infestation of wobbets. Notice how Leaf also discovered the stamp tool in Gimp. His Mr. Wubble has a strange fondness for green peppers.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
This was Leaf's idea. I doubt he got the idea from seeing me geek at the computer all the time. More likely it came from watching War Games a month or so ago. Anyway, I decided it was more interesting to have somebody "hack" somebody else. I had a lot of problems with mine, the poem, the characters, etc. And then I forgot Jack's ankles! As for Leaf's drawing, he is pretty much freewheeling in Gimp. I help him scan and set up a color layer and then set him loose. It's fun to see what he comes up with.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
This one was my idea. . . Good for a rainy day. I'm messing around with white backgrounds and nearly monochromatic details. Leaf is fighting a stomach bug, but he still has an intense process which includes scanning and editing with Gimp/iPhoto while typing his poems in the Imac's notepad program. I corrected some spelling and added commas, but that's it. It's amazing how good he is with Gimp, better than me at some things, and he is even starting to work with layers.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
This one was Leaf's idea. First he wanted to a scientist who couldn't make any progress with his studies, so he decided to restrict his studies to turtles, then I came up with a monster who learned by eating books, and we met somewhere in the middle. Here is his poem:
He would work all day and night
He was a scientist that liked to work on how the world was made.
And never made any progress at doing it while doing it was very fun for him
So he worked very hard but did not have any progress
So then he decided to do science on turtles and he had a lot of progress
Saturday, June 14, 2014
This doodle was my idea. I was thinking about H.R. Giger who died recently (on the same day as my dad!), and I was wondering what a kid's book inspired by Giger would look like. No little bear, yet. I'm pondering what a new collection of doodles will look like and I'm not sure the role the little bear will play.
Below is Leaf's gardeners which he titled, a good awesome picture. His process is getting a bit more, um, intense. He first typed in the text on the iMac's Notepad, printed it out, drew and colored his picture, scanned it back into the iMac, adjusted the scan with iPhoto, copied it onto a thumb drive, had me copy it onto my computer where he had me tweak it in Photoshop. Only then(!) would he allow me to upload it to the blog.