Hi all! Mr Handmade here! I've been sick pretty much all week, and just miserable Wednesday and Thursday...Ugh. So between that and trying to keep up with freelance work I haven't done much drawing of my own. Mrs Handmade and I have been watching Doctor Who on Netflix lately, and it is just incredible. I look forward to that 45 minutes all day. :) Since I've been sick, and am pretty well obsessed with the Doctor right now, I thought I'd share some Doctor Who artwork this week.
First is a little sketch I did from memory of the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant. I didn't really get a very good likeness, but mostly it was about working out some of the shapes that I was thinking about for his face. Hopefully the next one will work out better. :)
This one is a faux papercraft illustration for my friend Emily at The Crafty Geek. She asked me for some help redoing her logo, and since she makes a lot of Doctor Who stuff we thought it would be cool to go with that theme.
Until next time, take care and be good!
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Abby turned four last week. Where did the time go? Here we are giving a cheesey four-year-old grin, wearing the birthday crown Amy made for her and the awesome Doctor Who shirt by our friend Andrea over at Zenbot Baby.
Amy gave Olive a super hero cape the other day...She hasn't taken it off since. She'll be two next week, and it's awesome seeing her "get" that some things are special, and develop a sense of herself. We'd forgotten ho funny two-year-olds are!
There comes a point when the kids get tired of me taking pictures of them...Abby had reached her breaking point yesterday at dinner. Here she's telling me "No! No more pictures!" Then the waitress came with her birthday ice cream and a song, and she was so surprised and smiley. Ha-ha-ha!
I made a lot of progress on some new buildings yesterday. This one I call my Cthulhu house. I have this idea for using FIMO clay to add hair to my peg people. First up is some Doctor Who characters!
It's amazing to me how often this car-jacking scenario plays out in the backyard. One kid walks away from the car, and another gets in. Then the screaming begins...Ha-ha-ha! I'm a firm believer in the idea that if you walk away from it, you are done playing and it's somebody else's turn. I won't defend toys that have been walked away from except in special situations. The really funny thing about this though, is that I have two cars, and I still get to hear this.
All these pictures were taken on my iphone and processed with instagram. You can follow me if you want too! My user name is redherringjeff. We went to the zoo this week with the Hunters, and spent a couple of hours playing in the children's zoo area. The girls had a lot of fun in the "farm yard" digging, moving the fruits and vegetables, playing in the little houses and feeding the wooden sheep. It was a beautiful cool spring day too, which was just icing on the cake! A bit later, we all stopped for a snack. A curious chicken came over to check us out...after we were all settled, a second chicken came charging out of the bushes! We had to pay close attention, because these friendly birds would snatch crackers right out of the fingers of the unwary. Abby showing me what the chickens were so excited about. A couple of cheeze-its and the birds are all over you. Ha-ha-ha! Olive is at that age where stairs are just about the coolest thing ever. I think it's a "mastery over your environment" thing. When we go downtown to check out the shops, or in this case to go to a friends art opening, there are stairs aplenty. It's hard to explain how much I love the orange warmth of our living room...when it's clean. I moved the little kids activity table over by the kitchen this week to make room for the train table that I rotated in from the basement. This was taken in the evening in that quiet time after the kids were in bed, and before I went to work in the studio. And finally, our friends at the Foundrie are reopening this week. If you're in the Chesterfield area, you should totally go check them out! This photo is one I took in preparation for a blog interview I did for the Fusion blog.
Until next time, take care and be good. Your friend, Jeffrey
How about a little bit of artwork to start our Friday off right? This is the first three letters of an alphabet series I'm working on about nerdy stuff I like. I hope you enjoy them, as much as I'm enjoying drawing them! These were drawn in blue pencil then inked and colored with copic markers. A is for Artie, the strongest man in the world. From Nickelodeon's low budget family adventure series, The Adventures of Pete and Pete. B is for Bone, from Jeff Smith's epic comic book. Fone bone was obsessed with the book Moby Dick, and kept having dreams about it. C is for Captain Britain drinking a cup of tea. I have a thing for Super Heroes doing everyday things.
Until next time, take care and be good! Your friend, Jeffrey
All these pictures were taken on my iphone and processed with instagram. You can follow me if you want too! My user name is redherringjeff. We're really into "back to basics" toys around these parts. This wooden train set is AWESOME! There are tons of parts (and available expansions) so it is able to be put together in several different layouts. Plus, the pieces are easy enough to put together that even Olive can do it. Abby's tiny hands peeling the backer paper off of foam star stickers. It's amazing how much time this activity takes her, and fascinating to see how she arranges her stickers on the paper. Often it's in rows, but just as often they are all over the place. Abby's clothes hanging cheerfully on the clothes line. I just love that little splash of color in the yard. Several months ago, Abby and I went to story time at the library. We heard some camping stories and did a craft. Abby's campfire is pretty awesome, I think. Abby and Olive in their new Easter Dresses.
Until next time, take care and be good. Your friend, Jeffrey
Amy is usually the one who gives the girls a bath. Sometimes I read, sometimes I catch up on facebook, and sometimes I'm down in the basement lining up my work schedule for the night. One thing that I can pretty much count on though, is Olive running to see me as soon as she gets out of the tub, with her towel hanging by it's hood on her head...butt naked. Those little visits, and the joy on her face always crack me up, ha-ha-ha!
As usual, the rest of the Daily Life illustrations have been archived on the Red Herring Illustration facebook page. Thanks for stopping in! Until next time, take care and be good! Your friend, Jeffrey
All these pictures were taken on my iphone and processed with instagram. You can follow me if you want too! My user name is redherringjeff
We were borrowing Amy's parents car while they were in Hawaii, so the girls and I were able to make it out to the park more often. I miss having two cars... Mrs Handmade, all set up for our first show of the year. We met my friend Leighton Conner of Hex games and his family at Laumier Sculpture park this weekend. Here's our two abbys sitting on what we think must be a giant robot that was buried and is waiting to awaken and save Saint Louis. Olive looking at notebooks while we wait for Nana and Daddy Jim to finish shopping for a picnic. I finished four new Ghostbusters marker sketches. And finally, a photo/ideaogram that my friend Holly made for me on facebook. We all had a good laugh over it!
Until next time then, take care and be good! Your friend, Jeffrey