Sketchbook Completed!

Took a little bit of procrastination, a little bit of pressure, but, I was finally able to start my sketchbook. I'm glad my wife and I joined the sketchbook project this year for I found it to be a very satisfying experience.  It certainly aided that my family sat down together to draw.  My wife and I both surrendered the last page in our sketchbooks to our children.  I told my son that he could draw whatever he wanted and low and behold he chose me as his subject!  I must be doing something right?!
I think he did a fantastic job!
Below is the sketch my daughter drew on the last page of my wife's sketchbook.
Both kids make me proud with their artwork!     

 Well that's it for the sketchbook.  Now I need to get back to work on the children's story book I started.  No procrastination this time!  Art is a fantastic outlet.  Try it today!


Happy Days!

Sunday, Monday, Happy days!  Classic television the way it was meant to be!
I sure had a lot of fun watching this show with my family.  It always had a good message or lesson in each episode.  These are officially the last two pages of my sketchbook.  I finished the book in record time (at least for me) and mailed it off to the Brooklyn Art Library!  I must say I really enjoyed the time I spent engaged in the sketchbook.  For the most part my wife and two kids sat with me at the kitchen table while we each drew something.  I think we all had a good time.  Especially since there isn't a whole lot of good television shows to watch as a family anymore, it was nice to have something to do as a family.  Do you have something you enjoy doing as a family?  Art is a fantastic way for a family to spend together.  You don't have to be a master artist either to have a good time.  Why not try it yourself?!

Here is the original picture I went from.  Pretty close?
P.S: I went back to my older posts and added the source material for reference.
The Dukes Of Hazzard

Bo and Luke Duke are two characters from one of my favourite shows from youth.  They'd cruise around the fictional hazzard county in the General Lee charger, righting wrongs like two modern day Robinhoods.
True, they don't really fall into the 1930's category I chose for my sketchbook, but I just had to include these guys.  
Heck, I still get excited when I see a 1969 dodge charger, it's still my favourite car! 
         Here is the source material I used.

Star Trek: A Piece Of The Action

Well, I bet you didn't expect to see a picture from a science fiction source for my vintage 1930's sketchbook?  Star Trek is one of my favourite shows and wouldn't you know they had an episode where they visit a planet where the buildings, auto's and clothing apparel look much like the 1930's!  Hey, I couldn't miss out on a chance to draw captain Kirk and science officer Spock!  From the TV shows to the movies I've followed the characters exploits.  No, I haven't seen every episode and I'm not a "Treker", but I do enjoy the show as well as the other offshoots of the Star Trek family.  I'm just about done giving you the tour of my sketchbook. Hope you've had fun so far?

 Here is the source material.
Little House On The Prairie

For the 23 & 24 drawing spread I chose Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert from the family show I watched when I was young.  Little House on the Prairie was beautifully written and filmed.  It taught the audience, the value of good morals.  I've never talked to anyone who didn't enjoy this show. Did you watch the show and if so did you enjoy it?
Here is the source material...two photos blended.
High Road To China

In 1983 Tom Selleck starred in an adventure film called High Road to China.  Bess Armstrong was his feisty costar in the movie, which was set in the 1920's.  I've always had an interest in aviation which is why I remember this movie fondly.  I really like how this drawing on pages 22&23 turned out.
Here is the source material.


Indiana Jones

"Shee junior, itsh ush in the drawingsh!"  
Who doesn't love a good adventure?!  The Indiana Jones movies are clearly that!  So, therefore, I chose Sir Sean Connery and Harrison Ford for my 20th &21st drawings. Their on screen chemistry, playing father and son (Even though in real life they're close in age), was hilarious.  I chose to use a marker for the shading in this sketch.  It has a nice look I think. So do you have a favourite sketch yet?
Here is the source material.