March 31, 2008

Day 091

Good ol' fashioned pencil.

March 30, 2008

Day 090

March 29, 2008

Day 089

Pen on paper. Photoshop color. I think I do this type of drawing as a result of the "contour drawing" practice we did in school. Contour drawings, for those of you who are not art snobs, are drawings that are done using a simple and direct line work approach to depict the "contours" of the subject matter. There is no under-drawing or scribbling to get started... you just go right in and start drawing those contours.

Of course I can't help through in some "hatching" and whatnot.

March 28, 2008

Day 088

March 27, 2008

Day 087

March 26, 2008

Day 086

March 25, 2008

Day 085

Black marker. But i sepia'd it in Photoshop. Done at Backdoor Boba.

March 24, 2008

Day 084

ink and guache.

March 23, 2008

Day 083

Coffin Joe and The Barrio Bird.

March 22, 2008

Day 082

Singer Sarah Vaughn. Check her out on YouTube...

The pic that I used as reference...

March 21, 2008

Day 081

So he's just kind of standing there, bored. Looking kind of like a Sand-Person.

March 20, 2008

Day 080

March 19, 2008

DAY 079

The collar thing was something I saw on that priest in Kubrick's Barry Lyndon.

March 18, 2008

Day 078

I was hoping to capture the essence of Ron Hughart's humility and nobility. Instead, I captured his unbridled handsomeness. Go figure.

Pen and Sharpie were the tools.

March 17, 2008

Day 077

Sad Strawberries.

March 16, 2008

Day 076

Just going for loose motion, mood and energy on this one.

Day 075

Oliver J. Pugsworth again demands some screen time.

March 15, 2008

Day 074

March 13, 2008

Day 073

March 12, 2008

Day 072

Did you get that Design Within Reach catalogue? It's a pretty straightforward sketch of that bird on the cover.

March 11, 2008

Day 071

Another horse/man thing. Hmmm.

March 10, 2008

Day 070

A sketch of my good pal Rachel. I wasn't gonna post it because I wasn't happy with it, then I thought, you know what? Fergit it. There should rightly be a lot of stuff I'm not happy with here on the Draw Every Day for a Year network.

March 9, 2008

DAY 069

The lineart for this background was meant as a rough for a re-creation in Flash, sans outlines and whatnot. Now I don't feel like spending that much time on the thing, so I popped in some color with Photoshop.

March 8, 2008

Day 068

March 7, 2008

DAY 067

OLIVER J. PUGSWORTH, Pug at large.

March 6, 2008

Day 066

A shout-out to Gary Gygax!

Obituaries in the News
By The Associated Press – 15 hours ago
Gary Gygax
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and is widely seen as the father of the role-playing games, died Tuesday. He was 69

Gygax developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys, and eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.

A Little Aside #2

Hello all. A fan and, I dare say a FORMER (as of this letter) friend, wrote in with the following message...

I am having problems with my internet browser; perhaps you can help. You see, whenever I go to "Draw Every Day for a Year" of late, I cannot find an entry for February 28th or February 29th (this being a lovely Leap Year, after all). Now, I know I haven't entered in "Draw ALMOST Every Day for a Year" or "Draw Sometimes During the Year" or "Bullshit Liar Misrepresenter False Advertising Page," so I was wondering if you -- being rather learned with computers -- could help me with this problem. Thanks, buddy.

My first instinct was to respond to said friend's acid-dripping "question" with some acid of my own, but you know what? I'm not going to stoop to his level. If he were to read the very short mission statement of my blog, there at the top of each and every page, he would see...

What this means, dear sir, is that though I will produce a work each day, I may not necessarily post it on that day. Maybe I'll accumulate five or even six drawing before I am able to sit down, scan and post the work.

But the vituperative letter got me to thinking. Maybe it would be simpler if I did modify the date of each post to reflect the date of the drawing. Dad-gummit, I'll do it!! And so thank you sir, for you have, much to your chagrin, inadvertently made a positive contribution to "Draw Every Day for a Year" but not "Post Every Day for a Year".

Yours in brotherly hate,

-Albert J Calleros

March 5, 2008

Day 065

I was looking at John K's "all kinds of stuff" blog that day.

March 4, 2008

Day 064

March 3, 2008

Day 063


March 2, 2008

Day 062

Some faces and stuff I sketched from newspapers at the good ol' Coffee Fix. I need to add to my internal collection of hairstyles. Color done with markers, not that it's anything beyond a cheap ploy to make the sketch more jazzy.

March 1, 2008

Day 061

I went to Santa Anita Park yesterday to see the horse races with friends and family, so...

This guy reminds me of a mule, but he's actually a "Przewalski's Horse" (Equus ferus przewalskii), also known as the Asian Wild Horse. He's the closest living wild relative of the domestic Horse. Most "wild" horses today, such as the American Mustang are actually feral animals, horses that were once domesticated but escaped and reverted to an apparently wild status. This guy on the other hand, has never been successfully domesticated and remains the only truly wild horse in the world.

Thank you Wikipedia!

By the way, my pal Jeff Mertzy hit three trifectas and one exacta yesterday... the bastard!!! I was lucky enough to leave Santa Anita with my complimentary digital clock.

Thank you China!