Stuff I've been doing
I found today's doodle of the day in an archive, it's over ten years old and is one of the first cartoons I drew when I decided I wanted to be a cartoonist. This guy is actually an Army General I was working for at the time who I thought resembled a rhino in his managerial approach and stature.
Today's doodle of the day has been inspired by last nights board game session. We played the cooperative board game Robinson Crusoe from Zman games. An enjoyable if complex game which takes an absolute age to set up as there are so many components.
Back to beards for today's doodle of the day. The digital ink is still wet on this one as I have just finished it and posted it straight to the site.
The update is a little late today as I have been working like mad to colour the first batch of horsey cartoons and upload them to cartoonstock.
I am continuing to post a horsey cartoon every day over on Instagram and they are proving quite popular. My intention is to make them all available to buy through cartoonstock by the end of the week.
An artist friend of mine Neil Burton was very influential in my early stages as a cartoonist, not only as inspiration but also as a tutor whilst I learned the craft. He once said to me that when you were struggling to draw anything and it was getting frustrating you should find one thing which you could always draw with confidence to raise your spirits.
I love the iPad app Sketch Club, which I recommend you check out if digital doodling is your thing and you are lucky enough to have one of these amazing devices.
A bit of cartoon fun today to wish my nephew a happy first birthday. He has his Mum's mouth but his Dad's beard :)
Doodles, by their nature, evolve without too much predetermination or planning and go where they will. Some of the doodles of the day I have been posting have been sketches, or finished cartoons or visual brainstorms.
This is a random guy who grew from an ear........
The sun has his hat well and truly on, which is very much a 'hip hip hooray' moment in Wales.
A quick doodle of the day to celebrate it and I'm off to enjoy it somewhere whilst a prospective new client peruses a selection of cartoons I just sent them and the chocolate tart I just made chills in the fridge. Have a nice day :)
Sometimes drawings just draw themselves, and this doodle of the day has probably been drawn by my stomach, which has been churning and gurgling all morning. I don't look as sick as this guy though!
Today's doodle of the day is a little late as I have been on the road for most of the day, but here it is, another beard themed cartoon drawn once again for @thehatman40 on Instagram.
My horsey cartoons on Instagram are starting to attract followers, but I sometimes find the square format for the pictures a bit restrictive. Today's doodle of the day is the cartoon equivalent of a nice stretch after hours travelling in a small car.