Saturday, January 7, 2012

One Weak

Valuable lessons learned. Funny how people born on the "same day" have different, often opposite effects on American life. Not as funny this week as it will seem next week though. 

I wish I could do more with this project, and I'll be learning to work smarter to actually make those things happen.  As of this week, it still takes me about an hour to format the rough sketches into their templates and post the blog. I want to spend that time writing about the funny coincidences between a lot of these birthdays, link out to the works of the creators… and, of course, spend more time actually drawing.

It has been suggested to me that I get WAY goofier in my caricature style. I believe that will naturally happen as the year progresses. I am not pushing anything now except finishing as often as possible. To that end…

Charles Addams

 Katie Couric

 Orval Faubus

  Millard Fillmore

  Zora Neale Hurston

  Rand Paul

Israel Putnam

 Loretta Sanchez

John Thune

Friday, January 6, 2012

Very little action...

…regarding current politicians, no birthdays today. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Adrian Fenty

Nick Park

Bill Thomas

Nick Bockwinkel

Frank Springer

Irv Robbins

BabyFace Nelson

John Mosby

Let me just say, I am really looking forward to hitting these up again next year. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nicier (Happy Birthday to these...

 I am warned today to balance my imagination against reality, and not to feel like I have to act on every whim or share every thought.

Believe me, I do not share every thought.

However, this is kind of what I have been planning since August 2011...


George Tenet

Ed Rendell

Charlie Rose

Hayao Miyazaki

Juan Carlos

Florence King

Walter Mondale

Hosea Williams

Zebulon Pike


Difference is, I thought I'd have inked all of them before posting 'em. I like to ink. I'm messier than I think I should be, but it's a very zen practice. First there's no mark, and then I'm stuck with it.

So I've been considering DIgital inking. I could use the practice on my Wacom. It's just. not. the same. 

Ah well, we'll see if I can do it again tomorrow. I've got eight good ones pencilled up for ya. Some are even current politicians!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Off to a bad start...

Certainly not the biggest story going right now, but a new card for the deck.

Check Mr. Cordray out here and form your own opinion.


I was going to make excuses for not posting daily, but I'll just acknowledge it instead (and warn you of the onslaught of belated birthday posts coming soon). 

Meanwhile, enjoy the silence.