Thursday, February 25, 2010

Post # 99: A Full Page!

Hey kids, welcome to post #99, this one is a bit of a rarity, it is the full page. Usually when I'm sketching I make many false steps and bungles—which is fine, that is the idea behind sketching. Anyway, while there are some times when I can use these flubs to my advantage, or at least repair them, many are just a blight on the page, and I usually scan around them. Well, here is a full page which, for the most part, I am quite pleased with, or at least I think all of these doodles are interesting. Another point about doing the whole page is that it shows how my mind works, or at least how it skips around like a little school girl. Okay, am I the only one that got a mental image of a brain dressed in a school girl uniform skipping down the street? Wow! That sounded kind of creepy. Anyway, here we have a general cartoon head study, a stylized Pixie Kitchen, which was a really neat restaurant that was an icon on the Central Oregon Coast when I was a youngster. This is followed by a rather swishy looking Space Marshall having a space cocktail, then an atomic ray gun, a shrunken head, a puffed up puffer fish, and then a flurry of tiki elements. Alright, that's it for now, next up will be the very spectacular 100th post here at A Walk on the Wiles Side.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Post # 98 After a Slight Delay, the Countdown Continues . . .

Yes, I'm back kids, been doing lots of stuff, some of it more fun than others. Without boring you silly (if it isn't already too late) I have been trying to organize things a little better so that I can get regular blog posts up without sacrificing business time, and vice versa.

These are just some sketches from my newsprint sketch pad: First up is a cordial looking retro fellow with a broom, followed by a gay actor with a pipe from the 60's and a nakey gal—sometimes there really is no explanation for some of the images that come out of my head. Finally we have a smoking guy with a guit-fiddle, which I think comes form me missing smoking so much lately. I quit back in April, and I've been doing really good, but I seem to be missing it an awful lot lately. Okay, that's it for now, but post # 99 will be coming soon, and then, by golly, something special for post # 100. Woo-Hoo!