Tuesday, July 22, 2008


because I'm procrastinating my English homework. And this is just plain funny. 

What's in a Name....

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car): Stash Corolla

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): Vanilla Chocolate Chip

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name): C. Gor

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal): Green Orca

 5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born): Noelle Henderson

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first): Gorcl

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink): The Blue Mint Julep

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers): Reed Fred

9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (first letter of mother’s maiden name & father’s middle name ): S.R.

10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Park Park City

11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Winter Rose

12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”): Apple Piggy Sockie

13. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Yogurt Weeping Willow

14. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, favorite weather element + “Tour”): The Animation Rain Tour

Pretty much my rockstar tour name is fantastic. And I may use my soap opera name for my artist alias. But don't tell anybody that. 

I'm going to go draw now

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In which there is a most fabulous contest

My favorite illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, is holding a contest on his blog. His next book is Kenny and The Dragon, which stars a rabbit and his dragon friend. To celebrate the book's release in August, he's holding a 'Design Your Own Dragon' contest. The winner receives an autographed copy of Kenny and The Dragon before it hits the shelves, along with an original sketch by Tony. Needless to say, I was pretty ecstatic about the whole thing and promptly designed my own drake to enter. 
Allow me to introduce you to Wyland: 
Wyland doesn't breath fire, but bubbles. Embarrassed by his lack of fire-breathing skills, he sets off to find somebody who can teach him to be a proper dragon. What he learns instead is that he's not a normal every-day dragon, but a wish dragon. The bubbles he breathes are the wishes of children around the world, and only he can fulfill those wishes. He was a lot of fun to design, and even more fun to practice with coloration in Photoshop, because I need all the practice I can get with that program. 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

'Sketchin at the Zoo and Goodbye for now, Uncle Cal

First off, here's a bit from the Park City visit last weekend: 

I really need to get me some watercolors so my pictures can actually have depth to them. 
I went to the zoo today with the fam. It was so much fun to go up there and just spend time with family while sketching the animals. Those suckers are hard to draw when they move around all the time. Well, I guess I have a lot more sketching to do before I will be able to draw the way I'd like to draw. 

Elephants. These were surprisingly some of my favorites from today. They're colored with grey Prismacolor, but the scanner killed it. Sorry!

The Rhino. Am I getting this gesture concept down? 

The Peccary. Most of the animals were sleeping or in the process of falling asleep. That's okay because it's easier to draw them that way. 

Zebra gestures. Though the bottom one looks like a gorilla. What was I drawing there? I can't remember. 

Giraffe, Leopard, Tiger. 

My favorite one of the day. Giraffe's are amazingly fun to draw. 

This Arabian Wildcat looked exactly like my cat, Sealie. Just a wee bit bigger. 

It's a happy camel! 

I'd also like to take a moment and say how much I love my Uncle Cal. He was a huge hero in my life and I'm going to miss him so much. But I know he's still with our family and will be watching over us. I can't wait to see you again, Cal! I miss you and I love you.