It is crazy how a list can help me along when I’m feeling uninspired. I didn’t feel like drawing one single thing today – at least until I looked at the 100 Things to Draw When You’re Bored list for 2014. Once I did, I had all kinds of ideas about a Mermaid from Toxic Waters (#45):
Next up is my homage to 1950s drinking, a serious endeavor that would have put me flat on the carpet. This is “Just Like Grandma Used to Make” (#47).
For the record, this is not my grandmother. I have to say that. Otherwise, my mother would disown me.
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Greetings, my lovelies! Welcome to Tuesday, where we continue our quest to draw our way through the 2014 edition of the 100 Things to Draw When You’re Bored list. You are free to use these images however you like, whether you print, color, embellish, embroider, screen print, or tattoo them. It’s completely up to you!
Enough of that blah blah, on with the goods!
My first offering this week is Lightbulb Head (#40). Why is he wearing footie pajamas? I have no idea. I guess he’s cold!
Next up is Self portrait in the style of your favorite cartoon/comic/artist (#31). I have always loved Edward Gorey’s work, especially the Gashleycrumb Tinies, and, as I’ve mentioned before, I am intimidated by that crazy level of ink work. I put off inking this one for.. um.. 12 hours.. because I was a little scared. But no more! I tackled this with a dip pen, even. WOO.
I hope you like them and make something awesome with them! See you tomorrow when I’ll talk about fancy writing. Yay fancy writing!
I love old health text books. Despite the fact that I have never been this happy while brushing my teeth in my entire life, I am pretty sure this is straight-up TRUTH. Somewhere in time, a naked girl planted her feet beneath a yellow sky and felt THIS HAPPY about dental hygiene.
If you like that image like that, grab it and go! I also yanked out the color in case you want to color it your own way.
And though it’s hard to pick a favorite face out of all those fabulous faces, I did. Brushateeth, I choose YOU!
Welcome to April! No, that’s not an April Fool’s Day joke. It really is April. I don’t know how. We’re so addled by this that we’re zipping along like May fools through our 2014 list of 100 Things to Draw When You’re Bored. This week, I felt the overwhelming need to tackle “Velociraptor at My Door” (#64) and “Strange Fashions” (#36).
When friends come over to our house, we run outside to meet them, or if we’re cooking, we holler at them to come on in. The only people who really ever knock on our door are trying to sell us new siding. Thus it is that I knew a “Velociraptor at my Door” would be disguised as a salesman, or at least, a dinosaur’s idea of what a salesman would look like.
For “Strange Fashions,” I was seized by the idea of wearing a jellyfish skirt, and the whole thing sort of evolved from there.
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Okay not those kind of daubers. I’m expecting an angry mob of old ladies at my door any minute.
A few weeks ago, I talked about Ranger Distress Crackle paint. This is another sort of Distress-related post. But not really. Really it’s all about the daubers.
Distress paints come in these cool bottles with dauber tops. They are super awesome and easy to use, especially when you want to cover a lot of space with a minimal amount of effort. As you can probably tell by my HUGE STENCIL ADDICTION, I’m all about a minimal amount of effort. This is what the top looks like:
Spongy and painty and delicious. And convenient!! They even work with stencils. The dauber tip is about the size of a nickel, just for informational purposes.
I have been on a bookbinding spree, and there is lots of spreading of glue involved. All of that frantic brushing of glue, trying to get it spread out before it dries, got me thinking: What if I could put it in a dauber bottle? OFF TO AMAZON!!
SCORE! Empty bottles that come with screw-on caps. Just what I wanted. I immediately ordered and filled one with matte Mod Podge, which is what I like to use to cover the backs of canvas panels with paper. It worked BRILLIANTLY. I am so in love. (edited to add, Russell noted below that these are available at Oriental Trading Company, and it looks like the same bottles as the ones I bought from Amazon but at a third of the price: http://www.orientaltrading.com/api/search?Ntt=dauber )
As you may or may not be able to tell, the tips on these are quite a bit tinier, smaller than a dime. But still totally workable. I can’t wait to fill up the rest of them. At least five will get fluorescent paint and then??? Who knows?!?!
Have you used any of these paints? Are you addicted to Bingo? How do you feel about 80s music? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll choose a random person on Sunday, March 30, 2014, to receive an empty dauber bottle straight from my stash to yours!
Disclaimer: I am receiving no monetary or other compensation for this post. But seriously, Ranger? Hook a girl up.
I don’t know about you, but I love figures – illustrations, little drawings in the margins. However you think of them, I love them like my son loves bread. That’s an ungodly amount, for anyone keeping score. Here’s a pair of figures from my personal collection, one male, one female.
We’ve been working our way through our 2014 list of 100 Things to Draw When You’re Bored for about 10 weeks now, and I think I’ve had my eye on Sexy Sumo (#14) for roughly six of those. I finally had to get the poor guy out of my head, so here he is, just as sexy as you please:
Meanwhile, for the record, I don’t know ANYTHING about #72, drunk dialing. I have never, ever sat on the edge of my bed with big hearts swirling all around my head, pawing through my address book.