HoHoDooDa 2019 Day 3

December 3, 2019

Ho Ho Horsing around. (Sorry.)

Looks like the puns are here to stay.

HoHoDooDa 2019 Day 2

December 2, 2019

gnome

Gnomaste!

Starting things off with gnome puns. Tis the season!

HoHoDooDa 2019 Day 1

December 1, 2019

HoHoDooDa hornamint 2019

Oh hey!

Announcing (last minute, as is tradition) the beginning of HoHoDooDa 2019 (or Holiday Doodle A Day!)

If this tiny reindeer looks familiar, it may be because I’ve posted him in the past and he’s been nominated as spokes-critter for this year. Oh, and I realize they’re actually antlers, but antler-ments didn’t really work.

So, what is HoHoDooDa?

Why, thanks for asking.

Back in December 2011, in order to create a shot of creative, mojo-inducing stress to the already jam packed holidays, my fellow illustrator pals, the talented Marion Eldridge and Laura Jacobson along with myself, engaged in a month-long sketch-a-thon. We dubbed it HoHoDooDa, short for Holiday Doodle a Day (maybe not that much shorter.) We did our best to create a holiday-themed drawing a day… or even every other day… or as often as humanly possible, from December 1 to December 31.

Fast forward to 2019 where this November has been a challenging month for all of us. So now, what with the holidays and all, it probably seems crazy to add this challenge to the mix. There may be some gnashing of teeth and it may all end in tears but in the end I’m pretty sure a good time will be had. It may even be as rewarding as it was in years past. So, what the actual hell? Doin’ it again this year! Who’s with me?

Hello? What’s that…? Bueller…?

Alright, it is entirely possible I may be the only participant this year, but anyone who would like to join in is more than welcome, no matter what winter holiday you celebrate! Don’t let the HoHo throw you. This is an all-the-winter-holidays doodle challenge!

Rules for HoHoDooDa:

“What are the rules for HoHoDooDa?” You may ask…

1. THERE ARE NO RULES! NO SIGN UP! NO REGISTRATION! NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS!  No regulations, themes, daily words, Facebook pages or anything else resembling organization. Just lots of holiday doodling, maybe some commenting back and forth amongst doodlers and hopefully lots of inspiration and craft honing!

HoHoDooDa Doodlers are scoff-laws and Mavricks! (Well the truth is, I’m just not that organized.) The only code we live by this month is Doodle! Doodle! Doodle and doodle some more, every day from December 1 to December 31, or at least try to.

You may not Doodle every single day, but by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more doodles in your sketchbook at the end of December than you might have otherwise.

So, there’s that!

2. If you post to your blog it helps if you tag your illustrations HoHoDooDa 2017 or create a HoHoDooDa category.

If you are posting to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram it helps to add #HoHoDooDa2019 and/or #HoHoDooDa

3. Smile, this is fun!

Doodle on my fellow HoHoDooDa Doodlers, (should there be any!)

SkADaMo Day 13

November 13, 2019

fowl play 2

The time has come. I’ve spared you from groan-worthy puns long enough.

Today’s prompt “Film Noir.”

Inktober 2019 Day 4

October 4, 2019

Frost Bite redo

Throwing an Inktober oldie at you today. Visiting in the Bay Area for a few days. 

Day four prompt is “freeze.”

April Fool Bear no text

Girding loins for possible incoming spoofs, high jinks or shenanigans. Lacking creativity with the pranks myself, here is my contribution… reposting this.

HoHoDooDa Day 5

December 5, 2018

card shark

Jasper loved making his own holiday cards, up until the salt water disintegrated them.

HoHoDooDa Day 5.

HoHoDooDa Day 1 (late)

December 5, 2018

hunukkah

Happy Hanukkah!

A little late posting this, with a year old sketch, but by golly I’m in the game!

HoHoDooDa Day 1.

SkADaMo 2018 Day 11 (late)

November 12, 2018

lumberjack knife

Sketching goofiness is like Xanax for me (with less side effects.) Hoping maybe a grin, giggle, groan or even an eye-roll will take your mind off stuff for a minute.

SkADaMo 2018 “Lumberjack.”

Inktober 2018 Day 31

October 31, 2018

nosfer-otter redo

Booooo! Happy Halloween, all you lovely ghouls!

Went off-prompt for the last one. Redrew an old one I did a few years ago.

Ethel Mer-maid

May 31, 2018

Nothing like waiting until the last minute to do a Mermay.

ethel mermaid3

SVS_Feb_Octopus_LindaSilvestri

Knight Owl

February 23, 2018

knight owl

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an Illustration Friday. The theme this week is “knight”, so…

 

Valentine's Day bee

HoHoDooDa 2017 fin

December 31, 2017

 

happy gnu year 2018

I’m not going to wish 2018 to be a good year, I’m going to make it a good year, dammit!

Happy Gnu Year to all of you wonderful people! Love you!