Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Andrew

Okay, it's day one of the A-Z Challenge and I'm raring to go. Actually, I'm ready to quit. To repeat for something like, the 12th time in the past week, I decided to chuck my previous theme at the last minute and go with something new.

So I decided Friday night to go with a sketch-a-day. And after an hour piddling around I came up with today's image. I was going to do something astronomy related, then I decided to do a pretty complicated scene with an old man staring at the stars... astronomy was the theme. But I did a quick sketch and realized I would have to work on it for too long to actually make it look cool. So after half an hour I chucked that too.

Sigh, that's going to be problem for me. Anyway, I decided that the old man I was drawing reminded me just a bit of an aging Andrew Leon... wait, Andrew starts with an 'A'... I drew Andrew Leon, aged an additional 40 years.

Eventually, he will turn into a Wizard
Speaking of Andrew Leon, he's killing me at the Star Wars trivia challenge over at The Best of Everything blog. I couldn't help but notice there is a 500 point bonus for anyone who can get Alex Cavanaugh or Michael Offut to comment (and mention who sent them) in the challenge.

So, *ahem* sorry to anyone who'd hoped I'd do the astronomy based posts for the challenge, it looks like sketches are my thing.

38 comments:

Huntress said...

Hey, I like both themes so it's a win-win for me.

Brinda said...

I love the sketches theme. It's orignal, quick to read, and interesting. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Andrew will get a kick out of that!
So will I get five hundred points if I send myself? If that puts me in the lead, I might do it.

Journaling Woman said...

Great post.

Teresa

M.J. Fifield said...

I didn't have a theme until I sat down at the computer this morning and chances are, it'll change about five hundred times between now and the end of the month.

Love the sketch. You're such a great artist.

Monica said...

Wow, you are very talented. I can't wait to see what your other sketches will be.
I'm dropping by from the A-Z Challenge and will definitely be back to check out more of your sketches.

Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

Tyrean Martinson said...

Both themes are great . . .and I had a tough time choosing too . . . still not sure I chose right, but oh well . .
http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

love your "andrew"
:)
i copied your theme with the sketches, but i spent about three minutes on mine.

i'm such a slacker!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I am in awe at people who can sketch like this. Great job.

Tonja said...

Awesome sketch. I wish I could do that. I can't wait to see the rest.

Andrew Leon said...

Wow... I really have no words. And that's something for me. Okay, I have one word: awesome! That's awesome (and,look, my word starts with "a")!

Oh, and my wife will kill me if I ever let my beard get that long.

Sara said...

I wish I could sketch like that. I can draw epic stick figures. And trees, I'm pretty good at drawing trees. I'm not very good at drawing peoples.

nutschell said...

Love your theme. I'm interested to see what sketches you'll come up with. :)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Cool.

Jay Noel said...

I dig the sketches theme! Looks like Moses.

Curious. How long did it take you to do that sketch? You're very talented.

Andrew Leon said...

@Jay: I had beard in high school, and Moses was one of the nicknames I picked up.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

You are so talented. I love your pictures.

Sarah Pearson said...

I really love this. I'm in awe of people who can draw.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Wait, you did this yourself? Holy god, that's amazing. My secret dream was to be an artist, but sadly I wasn't very good. I can't wait to see more!

Happy A-Z blogging!

Grammy said...

Hi, enjoyed the post and the sketch!
Thanks.
Ruby

Charlie Warren said...

A theme of sketches = THE AWESOME!

Katy Manck, MLS said...

A sketch a day will work for me, Rusty.

Now imagine - I recommend young adult books on my blog, and I've got a nice bookshelf full of books that I've read and am ready to write up... but fitting into this A to Z scheme? Well, a few will be a bit of a stretch, and I am still hunting for one for V.

But I cannot draw. At. All. So I will be looking forward to your sketches, believe me!

**Katy M
Recommending YA books beyond the bestsellers at http://BooksYALove.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter @BooksYALove

Pat Hatt said...

Nice theme you decided one, great drawing too, beats the cat's art big time..haha

Martha said...

Awesome sketch! Stop stressing and just have fun with the challenge :)

Christine Rains said...

Very cool theme. I'd like astronomy but this is neat. You've got tons of creative talent.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

A sketch a day is very cool. I'll be back to see more.

The Write Soil
1st Writes

The Golden Eagle said...

That's a great sketch!


The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Ruth said...

I like sketches. :)

Horst Peters said...

Great sketch - look forward to more.

Horst
http://horst-peters.blogspot.ca/

Melissa Bradley said...

I think I like the sketch theme. Less to read and try to process.;) Can't wait to see the others.

Rachel Frost said...

I'm looking forward to the next sketches as well. It's fun to see another writer/artist in the challenge. :)

Kathleen said...

Amazing sketch! I look forward to the rest of them!

Kathleen
Living 2012

A to Z challenge

Jessica Bell said...

LOL I think the sketch is fabulous despite it being a last minute thing! :)

Bookblogger said...

It's a very nice looking sketch. I'll try to stop back more during the challenge to see what else you have.

Cherie Reich said...

Awesome sketch! Wow!

Claire Hennessy said...

Love your sketch - and your thought process!

M Pax said...

Wow, you captured a lot of expression in the face with that sketch. It does look like he's looking up at the stars.

Susanne Drazic said...

Cool theme for the challenge. Like the sketch.