Inktober 2016 (Part 2)

Hello again, welcome to Week 2 of my drawings from #inktober 2016 (from October 16 through October 31). As I mentioned in the last blog, October got a little busy so you will see a variety of drawings with some sketches more detailed than others, but I was glad to be able to participate each day. Below each set of drawings will be a description (Click on the pictures for a better view). I hope you enjoy them again or for the first time. Until the next blog, keep drawing! David

Top Left: Ian McCulloch from Echo and the Bunnymen in Mummy attire. Top Right: My congratulations art for Depeche Mode announcing their nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bottom Right: Robert Smith of The Cure. Bottom Left: Alfred Hitchcock.

Top Left: Ian McCulloch from Echo and the Bunnymen in Mummy attire. Top Right: My congratulations art for Depeche Mode announcing their nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bottom Right: Robert Smith of The Cure. Bottom Left: Alfred Hitchcock.

Top Left: My Gargoyle drawing. Top Right: My little monster eating a stick man. Bottom Right: My drawing of Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive celebrating his legacy after his passing. Bottom Left: The Cookie Cutter from Edward Scissorhands.

Top Left: My Gargoyle drawing. Top Right: My little monster eating a stick man. Bottom Right: My drawing of Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive celebrating his legacy after his passing. Bottom Left: The Cookie Cutter from Edward Scissorhands.

Top Left: Alan Rickman as Severus Snape from Harry Potter. Top Right: The Bandersnatch from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Bottom Right: Chris Jennings as a Werewolf from the TV series Dark Shadows. Bottom Left: Maila Nurmi as Vampira.

Top Left: Alan Rickman as Severus Snape from Harry Potter. Top Right: The Bandersnatch from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Bottom Right: Chris Jennings as a Werewolf from the TV series Dark Shadows. Bottom Left: Maila Nurmi as Vampira.

Top Left: Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice. Top Right: My little odd Vampire drawing. Bottom: It was Halloween and Johnny Marr's 53 Birthday . . . a mashup!

Top Left: Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice. Top Right: My little odd Vampire drawing. Bottom: It was Halloween and Johnny Marr’s 53 Birthday . . . a mashup!

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#inktober 2016 (Part 1)

Hello and welcome to Part 1 of my drawings from #inktober 2016. I will post the rest of the drawings next week. This is my third year participating in #inktober, and things did get a little hectic with my work schedule. As you will see, some of the drawings are more detailed than others. But none the less I wanted to participate every day and I am proud that I was actually able to do it all the way through. Of course with #inktober there are no rules, you didn’t have to post every day. I was glad to see anyone post at what rate they could. Life gets busy at times. Also, I didn’t follow the “prompt” list. If you want to find it just look up “Jake Parker #inktober”.

So here is the first 16 days of #inktober.

Top Left: My take on David Byrne as Frankenstein. Top Right: Annie Lennox as a Vampire. Bottom Left: A drawing of Emma Thompson as Karen Eiffel from the movie Stranger Than Fiction. Bottom Left: My little creation of two monsters dancing.

Top Left: My take on David Byrne as Frankenstein. Top Right: Annie Lennox as a Vampire. Bottom Left: My drawing of two monsters dancing. Bottom Right: A drawing of Emma Thompson as Karen Eiffel from the movie Stranger Than Fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Left: Danny Elfman, dancing. Top Right: A sketch of Nicolas Cage as H.I. McDunnough and Holly Hunter as Ed McDunnough from the movie Raising Arizona. Bottom Right: My take of Edgar Allan Poe and the Raven. Bottom Left: My sketch of Ravens flying.

Top Left: Danny Elfman, dancing. Top Right: A sketch of Nicolas Cage as H.I. McDunnough and Holly Hunter as Ed McDunnough from the movie Raising Arizona.Bottom Left: My sketch of Ravens flying. Bottom Right: My take of Edgar Allan Poe and the Raven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Left: My sketch of Vincent Price and I added Kermit the Frog (yes like those famous pictures and videos you see every where). Top Right: My sketch of Elvira. Bottom Right: My take on a monster enjoying Candy Corn. Bottom Left: My crazy and hurried sketch of Gary Oldman as Dracula.

Top Left: My sketch of Vincent Price and I added Kermit the Frog (yes like those famous pictures and videos you see every where). Top Right: My sketch of Elvira. Bottom Left: My crazy and hurried sketch of Gary Oldman as Dracula. Bottom Right: My take on a monster enjoying Candy Corn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Left: My little fuzzy monsters. Top Right: The Cheshire Cat (at this point you can see things were getting hectic). Bottom Left: Another quick one, Tim Burton. Bottom Right: My little tired monster.

Top Left: My little fuzzy monsters. Top Right: The Cheshire Cat (at this point you can see things were getting hectic). Bottom Left: Another quick one, Tim Burton. Bottom Right: My little tired monster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have Part 1 of my #inktober drawings. Some of these I am really proud of and the others, like I said, I am proud to have sketched something. Hope you enjoy the drawings, until next week . . . keep drawing! David

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From the Sketchbook (09222016)

Welcome to the first day of fall 2016, I love this time of year!  I hope to enjoy the outside colors and weather soon. I have been swamped at work, and at this point it doesn’t look like I will have a break anytime soon. But I am crossing my fingers. It is also getting close to October, which means Inktober (a daily ink drawing post). I hope I can participate this year, again I am going to see how work is going. But I do love the daily challenge.

Okay, on with today’s blog. As I mentioned last week, I have a few sketches I wanted to add to the blog. Most of these are recent, except the Robert Smith one’s, I drew those earlier this year.  Below each sketch will be a description, I hope you enjoy them and again . . . Happy First Day of Fall!

A sketch of Director, Screenwriter, Visual Artist, Musician, Actor, and Author David Lynch.

A sketch of Director, Screenwriter, Visual Artist, Musician, Actor, and Author David Lynch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sketch of Composer Philip Glass.

A sketch of Composer Philip Glass.

A sketch of David Bowie from his "Outside" period.

A sketch of David Bowie from his “Outside” period. A difficult expression to draw.

This is a sketch I drew on a notepad earlier in the year of Robert Smith. I was anticipating seeing The Cure in Concert June 10th and 11th at UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL.

This is a sketch I drew on a notepad earlier in the year of Robert Smith. I was anticipating seeing The Cure in Concert June 10th and 11th at UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL.

Another Robert Smith sketch, this was drawn April 21 of this year on his birthday.

Another Robert Smith sketch, this was drawn April 21 of this year on his birthday.

A just because sketch, I call it SpongeBob Eyes.

A just because sketch, I call it SpongeBob Eyes.

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Tim Burton Tribute Sketches Part 2

Today we have  Part 2 of the Tim Burton Tribute Sketches at Don’t Pick the Flowers blog. A recap, on August 3 2016 I decided I would attempt to draw one sketch a day in tribute to Tim up to his birthday August 25 2016. Some were a little better than others, depending on how long my work day was. If you followed me on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen these.  I hope you enjoy the sketches and hopefully I will be back next week with a new blog, I have a few more sketches I have never posted here that I would like to share.

Top Left: Scarecrow from Sleepy Hollow. Top Right: Eva Green as Miss Peregrine. Bottom Right: Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. Bottome Left: Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd.

Top Left: Scarecrow from Sleepy Hollow. Top Right: Eva Green as Miss Peregrine. Bottom Right: Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. Bottom Left: Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Left: Helena Bonham Carter as Ari in Planet of the Apes. Top Right: Glen Shadix as Otho an Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice in Beetlejuice. Bottom Right: Me trying to draw in the style of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Bottom Left: Jack Nicholson as The Joker in Batman.

Top Left: Helena Bonham Carter as Ari in Planet of the Apes. Top Right: Glen Shadix as Otho and Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice in Beetlejuice.
Bottom Right: Me trying to draw in the style of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Bottom Left: Jack Nicholson as The Joker in Batman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Lock, Shock and Barrel from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Right: The entrance to the Tim Burton Exhibition.

Left: Lock, Shock and Barrel from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Right: The entrance to the Tim Burton Exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

My final artwork on Tim Burton's birthday.

My final artwork on Tim Burton’s birthday.

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Tim Burton Tribute Sketches (Part 1)

It has been a while since my last blog post, which is nothing new right? Well in August I decided to draw tribute sketches of a long-time hero of mine, Tim Burton. I started on August 3 and sketched one drawing a day leading up to his birthday August 25, 2016. Each sketch represented a movie or highlight in his career.  I wanted to share those with you today, at least part of them, and the rest will follow on the next blog post. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram this is will be a recap, but I hope you enjoy seeing them again. So finally, something new for the blog.

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Top Left: Tim Burton’s first stop motion short, Vincent. Top Right: Mars Attacks! Bottom Left: Frankenweenie Bottom Left: Voodoo Girl from The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories Book.

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Top Left: Large Marge and Dinosaur from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Top Right: Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. Bottom Left: Helena Bonham Carter as the elderly witch in Big Fish. Bottom Right: A mash-up of two films Dark Shadows and Big Eyes.

Left: Corpse Bride Right: Toy duck from the live action Hansel and Gretel for the Disney Channel (check YouTube for this one).

My favorite Tim Burton Movie: Edward Scissorhands.

My favorite Tim Burton Movie: Edward Scissorhands.

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