The sketch_dailies topic a few days ago was The Rocketeer and as that was a favorite of mine growing up, I really wanted to draw it. I ended up drawing this pretty clean vector of the helmet, but that same day, my youngest pooled all his Christmas resources and purchased the Disney Infinity game. I think The Rocketeer would be a cool character for a collectible, so I drew what I thought he would look like this morning.
Monthly Archives: December 2014
To finish up the year, I thought I’d post a few different projects I’ve been unable to put up lately.
For a Christmas gift this year, I made my wife a do-dad to hold all her scarfs in the closet with some re-purposed drawer pulls. I also made this little cedar heart as an ornament and put it in her stocking.
I also seem to be the neighborhood wooden armorer. One of the boy’s friends drew up a sword from a tv show and asked me to cut it out for him. I believe he’s going to keep masking it off and paint it.
My oldest asked my to make him an axe based off one of the hobbit weapons, so this is what we made from his drawing. Still needs some extra details and sanding, but I think it came out rather nicely.
I made a few other things but will have to post them after a certain someone opens them up… They’re not Hobbit weapons though.
My church bulletin doodle from this morning. Trying to make sure I remember the reason for this holiday season.
I was asked to reproduce the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) ribbon in a vector format for a family friend’s project. They have a young son born with SMA, and his mother is putting together care packages in printed tote bags for other families. It was a blessing to be asked to help her get this started. This is a preview of one of the graphics I made for her.
I wish I could pass credit but I’m uncertain who originally designed the ribbon.
I was at a meeting today were they mentioned the growing use of goats for low cost grounds keeping. I would totally rock a couple goats if I had a few acres to keep under control.
This weekend I spent a good chunk of time in the garage cutting up cardboard. Turns out my youngest had signed me up to create a camel costume and some throne set pieces for his school Christmas concert. I lost a lot of good cardboard this weekend out of the stockpile, but he should be squared away for his concert.
I also finally got to try out the platform/box I made to bring my tablesaw up to the same height as my (absurdly tall) workbench. Next thing to make is a sled…
I did another one of my going away caricatures/collages for a co-worker who could easily unseat Oscar the Grouch in the grumpiness department. This is just a small corner of the whole piece.