Wednesday, 29 June 2016

TRAIN DOODLES #004: Toy Story 3

Scale's a little off on this one and some of the scan ended up a bit blurry but hopefully it still works okay. This one is the first request from Dave. Thanks for the reminder that this scene existed.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Monster Fighting Goblin Hoard with Chopsticks

Yep, that dreaded word "hoard" came up on the Arty Games app. Here's a good example of something I wouldn't come up with to draw myself, as anyone else that draws may tell you a big crowd of any kind can be quite annoying to draw and if you're drawing it on a very small piece of paper it becomes extra tricky. Upon seeing "hoard of goblins" I did dread drawing this one slightly. I could have skipped it and pretended it never came up on the Arty Games app but I decided to stick with it and choose the 4 in a row that I had decided to stick with and I think it turned out pretty well in the end. Lot's of action in a small space and I can imagine there's even more goblins running towards this monster from out of frame.

That's the last from this crop of Arty Games pics, but I'm sure I'll do plenty more in the future. It's also the end of my little weekend of out of routine postings, who knows if I'll do that again in the future...

Brother Matron's Painting

Meanwhile in the monastery, the resident nurse painted a nice picture based on a random generation he got from Jazza's Arty Games app using the skills he learned from Bob Ross.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Futuristic Skateboarding Exorcist

More Arty Games app fun. The sixth film in the exorcist series went to some strange eXtremes.

In other news, I've added a random doodle to the sidebar as well as some of the more popular recent doodles if you just want a quick look at what's available.

Physicist Vs Panda

 Poor sad panda.

So just for fun I've decided to post a few extra doodles over the weekend. They all have a running theme that they were created using an app called Jazza's Arty Games. The app was made by a YouTuber that does a lot of art related videos called Jazza and his friend Rob, hence the dedication. I got the app because it's function of composing a completely random scenario (apparently over a billion possible combinations exist) to draw seemed perfect for these doodles and provides me with ideas if I get the old artistic block and also something fun to draw that I would have never thought of myself. I generated 4 scenarios in a row and this is the first one it came up with. I'll post another later today and a couple tomorrow too.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Teepee or Wigwam

I pity the fool who can't tell the difference!

I couldn't decide which picture to represent teepee to use and without the words, it may not have been clear that that is meant to be Wham! but there we go.

Thinking of posting a few extra doodles over the weekend, what do you all think?

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Figured I'd continue the circus train theme. Did anyone else find it a bit strange that the train in Dumbo was alive? Was that all part of an elephant's drunken delusions?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Lego Dimensions

Anyone else been keeping up with the E3 Dimensions news? Lets hope year 3 isn't just a bunch of diagrams like this because they've ran out of IPs to use. There's just so many already! Looking forward to what's to come.

Oh, and if you remember Fridays Menace Vs. Menace post you may have read on it that The Beano's Dennis first appeared on the 17th or you may have read he first appeared on the 12th depending on when/if you read it but as there seems to be some confusion of the actual date, I E-mailed The Beano editor and he gave me the scoop this morning. The issue was dated the 17th March 1951 but that would have been the Saturday after the it came out the actual release date would have been the Wednesday and so the 14th, making him 2 days younger than the U'S' Dennis. I shall go update the last post now.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Menace Vs. Menace

I've never read, played or watched Spy Vs. Spy but I decided to do a Dennis the Menace inspired parody of it anyway.

Hank Ketcham's Dennis the Menace first appeared in newspaper comics on March 12, 1951. He's caused mischief ever since along with his dog, Ruff. I remember him mostly in my younger years from watching his old cartoon series and he's even had live action movies made about him. I always remember Matt Groening saying he created Bart Simpson in response to not liking this Dennis the Menace as he always carried around a slingshot but never really used it or did anything particularly bad.

Dennis the Menace, star of The Beano comic, debuted just 2 days later on 14 March 1951, in an issue dated March 17 (Thanks to The Beano editor for personally clearing that up for me.) He's also had his own animated series' over the years and together with his trusty dog Gnasher would be more likely to cause a disturbance with his catapult. Maybe Matt Groening should have been reading The Beano instead. In recent years I have heard criticism of him being less of a menace than he used to be. I haven't read his comics in years though so I couldn't comment on that personally but when I was younger I did read some of the even older comics as well as the (at the time) new ones and I felt like the older ones, even back then, were a little more violent. Certainly towards the kids themselves, who would frequently be hit with a slipper or cane in the last panel by a parent or teacher in comeuppance to their antics.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

TRAIN DOODLES #002: Young Indiana Jones

This train is going to have a lot of people running across the top of it. It is a popular trope of narratives that involve trains and also an easy way for me to represent the film as details inside a train might be too small. Firstly is a young Indiana Jones as seen in flashback in The [Second] Last Crusade.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Yoda Vs Maul

Bet you didn't know that Yoda once fought Darth Maul with his special light nunchaku some time before the events of Phantom Menace. He lost them in this fight that's why we never see him using them.

This was an idea I had for an animation that I started 11 years ago. It was going to be a colab with a friend of mine. After seeing Revenge of the Sith we both decided we wanted to do some kind of Star Wars related animation. Neither of us got that far into it, I did an opening scroll and a few seconds of animation and I think he did an opening scroll and a single frame, but I recently remembered about it and thought the idea I had for mine would make a fun doodle. So here we are.

What do you guys think about how I've been putting more colour into the doodles? I've only been doing it when I feel that the colour adds to it and helps the image translate a bit better. I've been using coloured pens since the 6th doodle (when I found a pink pen and decided to use it) but I've been using them a lot more since doodle 100 and was just wondering what people thought of this, or if anyone even noticed, or if anyone's even reading this.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Solar Shark

Ever wonder why sharks swim so close to the surface? It's how they recharge.

Based very loosely on an actual product that can be purchased.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

TRAIN DOODLES #001: The Driver

So what happens when a guy that likes to doodle on till roll and post the results on the Internet finds a discarded bundle of train tickets on the ground? TRAIN DOODLES! That's what!

So I'm sure you've already figured out what this is all about, but in case you haven't, I'll be doodling a  different train carriage on each ticket and by the end we'll have one really long train comprised of parts of different trains as seen in movies, TV, games, comics or any other form of media or anything else for that matter that I decide will be fun to add in there.

Fist up we have our driver, Homer Simpson, in his monorail driving gear along with Bitey at his side. This is of course from Marge Vs the Monorail, episode 12 of season 4 of The Simpsons and very much a top tier episode. Hopefully he won't crash it before I finish the last panel.

I was considering letting people guess what each one was then revealing it in the text of the next one but I don't think I'll do that due to it being a little confusing to any newcomers and making it a little more difficult with tagging and SEO type stuff.

If you have any favourite train related scenes from things drop me a comment or message or whatever and I'll see what I can do in the future. I may even already have plans for it, but it'll be good to jog my memory.


Monday, 6 June 2016

A Train on a Burrito Eating Batman

How will the dynamic solo get out of this one? Find out never, same bat time, same bat place!

After 119 doodles one of them had to eventually be for myself. We are coming to a close on our special train week. This concludes our trinity of train doodles. Come back on Wednesday (a.k.a. Train Wednesday) to find out what it's all been leading up to.

Friday, 3 June 2016

A Burrito on Bobby Ball Eating a Train

Next up, carrying on our train (and for some reason burritos) theme, is slightly less of a request but I decided to make it for Gordon anyway. Enjoy.

*Bobby Ball is a British comedian/actor/entertainer. Known best as one half of the double act, Cannon and Ball.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Yoshi on a Train Eating a Burrito

If all goes according to plan I should be kicking off my new slot, Train Wednesdays (Yeah, I'd have preferred alliteration too but I don't post on a Tuesday or even a Thursday) next week. So to celebrate we've got a weeks worth of train related doodles for you all.

To start us off we have something that's kind of a request but not quite for Lynn. I was asked what I would draw in a certain moment and this is what came to my mind. Be assured that these train related doodles only get weirder from here on out.