Category Archives: Daily Doodle

Too busy to blog

Man, oh man, I’m still busy. This past weekend, my little brother got married in Nashville, TN. Very happy for him, but sort of surreal to think of my brother as a married man. It was good hanging with my parents on Sunday and seeing my family. They were all excited to see Kristin in her current pregnant state, and readily let us know that they support naming the kid C.K. IV. We’re still undecided.

I’ve been cranking away at Crowd Fusion documentation. I also am learning quite a bit about the platform and a bit about programming in general from the process. So far, I’ve built my own link blog and URL shortening service using Crowd Fusion. Details about it can be found here. I still have some more features I want to add, and I’ll probably tear everything down and re-architect it eventually, but I’m enjoying learning and tinkering with the platform. I even bought a book on PHP and a book on CSS for reading on my Kindle.

Also, if you’re in Philly on Nov. 9th, you should come join me and the rest of the Crowd Fusion team for early access to the beta and a tour of Crowd Fusion. Sandwiches and beverages will be available.

HEY!What free time I’ve had has been spent divided between renovating my former office as our new baby room, drawing cartoon guys and various doodles on my iPhone, and playing games on the iPhone. I just bought Catan, have played it three times already, and am totally addicted.

I also grabbed SmartGo Pro, because I figured I should learn another type of strategic game beyond just chess.

One of these days soon, I’m actually going to wake up early enough or have some free time and energy to crank out the 7 or so iPhone Chess app reviews that I have backed up. Stay tuned.

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iPhone Doodling…

I‘ve started doing at least one doodle a day on my iPhone now that I have Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile (here’s my review of it), which I’m really enjoying. I’m adding all the pictures to a new Flickr set called Drawn on my iPhone if you want to keep track of the drawings. I also turned one of them into a comic. Here’s a small sampling:


Alien Human Adrenaline Doodle dude
Two faces Reginald Gunnery Sergeant Hartman Bob

Also, if you really like them, I am offering some of them as prints via ImageKind.

I’ve been painting, digitally…

…as well as a bunch of pen and ink drawings over on my YouTube channel. I need to figure out how people do the sped up screencasts of their work in Photoshop / Painter X, so that I can post some videos of the digital painting over there. I guess I could use iShowU to do it, but that seems like a resource hog. If anyone knows of a good way to do this, please let me know.

Here’s what I was working on this morning:

carica-characters

via carica-characters on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Cleaned up these two guys. Here’s the original rough sketch, which I’d posted here before:

Also, I’ve been playing around with different brushes in Painter X, trying to get my feel for the program. Here’s a guy I doodled using the grease pencil:

grease face

If you look at the original size version, you can see some of the smudgy detail in the nose. I really like this.