Daddy and Ava Draw

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Back again...

Two new drawings for today, because we were hyped. Or hyper. Or something like that. You know, however it works. We were inspired. Yea, that's it. Definitely.

"Crotchety Old Gnome"

Yea, I have no idea. the walker was rather difficult to draw when Ava was trying to draw in the same spot at the same time. And thats an ax behind him...

"Umm... NO."

This fish is no fool. Anyway, there you have it. As you can see, a continuation of the "Bold Phase". Good stuff, good times.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Here's crayon in your eye.

That's right, back again. Honestly, I wish we hadn't been away for so long. Well, at any rate, here's a drawing we did tonight:

"Drink Me!"

A distant reference a few of you may know.

As you can see, Ava is into her "Power Coloring" stage - as in, get as much of the crayon wax down as possible in as little time and space as possible. Kinda looks cool - ultra bold colors.

Also - all posted and ready to go at the shop section at Wearable Wares! Enjoy! See you next time!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Guess What?!?!?

Yes, we still are. Not a lot of excuses to give... But it's OK - because there's cool news!

First, the new ones:

"Oh Butler, Bring Me Yon Gloves"

I have no explanation.

"Yay! New Crayons!"

It's true! We went out and bought a giant box of more colors than we know what to do with. Good times indeed!

And now the news - I've launched a section of Wearable Wares called "Daddy and Ava Draw!" featuring all the drawings you know and love (and for those neither know nor love yet) from right here, featured on products you can buy and own right in your own home. And the best part - for those who love to be big helpers... Every penny of profit of every sale of every item featuring a "Daddy and Ava Draw" design will go straight to Ava's college fund. So you see - this isn't shameless self promotion by putting our drawings up on my website - this is shameless promotion of my daughter's amazing art skills! And how!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

And how!

When I was in art school, some good advice was given regarding a great many things. One applies here. I was told that it's quite common for an artist to find himself/herself with a repeating theme, subject matter, constantly working a common angle, etc. I was told not to look at it as a "rut" that I'm stuck in, but rather something one has to just work through. The good, the bad, the ugly, you just keep chugging along until it's out of your system. Well, the boot theme is one we took on voluntarily, but now that we're in, we're IN IT until the soles are worn right through!

This first was actually done the other day, but due to the busy week, it isn't getting posted until now. So, we bring you...

"We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boot"

And the newest from today:

"WAY Long Laces" or "That Frog is Wearing Rabbit Clothes"

It really was supposed to be a bunny. And somehow a frog appeared. Wearing bunny ears, a fluffy tail, and apparently a clown nose. Shrug.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I know, it's been a while...

It's been a couple of busy weeks, I apologize for the lack of any new additions. Ava and I got a chance to sit and draw this evening. I've decided not only to admit to Br. Tom's mentioning of a possible "boot period" for Daddy and Ava, I've decided to embrace it. So, in light of our "boot period" and Picasso's "Blue Period", I give you...

"The Old Banjoist"

An oddly shaped head, strange beard placement, and perfectly placed line by Ava make him appear to be wearing a Sikh style turban. It is not intentional.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

a quick one today

For whatever reason the episode of The Simpsons where Homer wanted to be able to work from home and gained a ton of weight so he would qualify to have to work from home. So it's what came out on the paper today (along with the concept put out in one of my shirt designs):

"Skin Beard"

Right down to the "fat guy hat". Politically correct? Prolly not. Ava wasn't really into coloring tonight, so there's not much there.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Heres the new one for today.


Wicked stripe(s). And boots, for those who might doubt their presence in the universe of the "Sketchies".