Blue-Ringed and Blood Shot

Edited November 6th, 2017, to link up the art supplies. — This was actually drawn on the 24th of last month. I sat down to draw with a purpose in mind: To make a suitable graphic for my next post on Medium. I ended up drawing an octopus, which, frankly, happens more often than it … Continue reading “Blue-Ringed and Blood Shot”

Slowvember Suddenly Dawned on Me

There are two pictures today, because my Slowvember project has gone from “Hmm. What should I draw?” to “Oh! What am I drawing?!?” Yesterday, I had no idea what I was going to draw for this project. I responded in a logical way: I broke out the drafting tools. I divided the art board roughly … Continue reading “Slowvember Suddenly Dawned on Me”

Slowvember: Making the Frame

I’ve learned one quick lesson this Slowvember: Canson Fanboy Manga Art Boards don’t bear up well when too much water is applied. I expected it to perform more like Strathmore Bristol, but nope. The board I began Slowvember with has been replaced, as have the Inktense pencils I wanted to use. One objective I want to accomplish with this project is … Continue reading “Slowvember: Making the Frame”

Slowvember’s Slow Start

To be fair, I didn’t know that Slowvember was a thing until it was already underway. The point of Slowvember, according to the Society of Visual Storytellers, is to follow Inktober with a challenge “…to slow down the pace and work on one image and make it as good as you can.” “While Inktober is … Continue reading “Slowvember’s Slow Start”

Halloween Survival Tips

Halloween Survival Tips is a series of Halloween cartoons/one-panel comics I drew way back in 2007. I don’t recall embracing any other project as enthusiastically as I embraced this one, despite the bad art, the bad puns, and the sub-standard working conditions. These ‘toons were all drawn in ink (via either pen or brush) on … Continue reading “Halloween Survival Tips”

Fire-Breathing Foo Dragon?

Originally published at Sharonda.net on July 14th, 2017. Added to SMWoodfin.WordPress.com on October 31st, 2017. —   I started this drawing on June 26th, and finally finished it yesterday. I used an array of materials, but this piece is a direct result of picking up my first batch of Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens in colors … Continue reading “Fire-Breathing Foo Dragon?”

Dodson’s Keys to Drawing with Imagination: Doodling and Noodling

Originally published on February 16th, 2016, at SharondaWoodfin.net. Edited February 25th, 2016. Edited and republished at Sharonda.net on March 8th, 2017. Added to SMWoodfin.WordPress.com on October 31st, 2017. — This is my first post in what I hope will be an informative series on working my way through – with my wife in tow – … Continue reading “Dodson’s Keys to Drawing with Imagination: Doodling and Noodling”