SkADaMo 2019 Day 1

November 1, 2019

SkADaMo 2019 Prompts

Happy November, everyone!

As is usually the case, I am announcing the SkADaMo sketch challenge at the very last minute. Why mess with tradition, right?

I started this challenge back in 2011 as more of a personal challenge and gave it the name SkADaMo as a loving spoof on all the many acronyms for November challenges, such as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and, what used to be a November challenge PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month), now Storystorm, which now takes place in January.

I even jokingly made badges to display as the one and only participant. But lo and behold, several other wonderful artists, doodlers and sketchers threw their hats, or pencils into the mix.

So please feel free to join in again or for the first time this year.

SKADAMO RULES:

“What are the rules?” You may ask.

1. THERE ARE NO RULES. NO SIGN UP. NO REGISTRATION. NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS.  No regulations, themes, websites or anything else resembling organization.  Just lots of sketching, camaraderie and hopefully a ton of inspiration and craft honing! Oh, I did throw together a list of prompts this year, as you may have noticed above. Please use them if you have a mind to.

SkADaMoers are scoff-laws and mavericks! (Actually, the truth is I’m just not that organized. Did I mention that?) The only code we live by this month is SKETCH! SKETCH! SKETCH! Sketch everyday from November 1 to November 30, or at least try to.

Even if you’re unable to sketch every single day, by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more sketches in your sketchbook at the end of November than you might have otherwise. So, there’s that!

2. Go ahead and hasthtag #SkADaMo and/or #SkADaMo2019 to whatever blog or social media platform you are using to post your wonderful sketches.

3. Grab one of these badges, below, if you’d like and use it as you see fit.

4. Most important rule of all… Enjoy! This is fun!

Sketch on my fellow SkADaMoers, (should there be any besides myself this year!)

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Last Day of Inktober 2019!

October 31, 2019

Vincent Inktober last revised

So, I didn’t exactly tear it up this Inktober, but I managed to get 6 new drawings posted. It was a blast, as usual but now I can go back to my comfortable pencil! I was also especially fascinated to see what my fellow illustrators put out there. Such a super talented bunch, I tell ya!
Anywho, the last day of Inktober I’ll just throw out this oldie from 2014 and say…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN… the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Inktober 2019 Day 23

October 23, 2019

dragon inktober 2

The Inktober prompt for “dragon” was a million years ago, but I finished it, by golly!

Inktober 2019 Day 18

October 18, 2019

wild

Getting back in the Inktober saddle after a wee tussle with walking pneumonia. (Some people will do anything to get out of their sketching duties, eh?)
Prompt from the 16th was “wild.” He’s a wild boar, get it?

Good to be back!

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.”

Inktober 2019 Day 3

October 3, 2019

inktober bait sig

“Bait” is in the eye of the beholder. (Ya see what I did there? Eye of the… never mind.)
#Inktober #Inktober2019

Inktober 2019 Day 2

October 2, 2019

Inktober mindless 3

Ever have one of those days?

Inktober 2019 Day 1

October 1, 2019

ring inktober 2

🎶 It’s the most wonderful time
of the year! 🎶

Figured it was about time I gave the ole blog some love. Inktober seems like a good time.

The prompt for today is “ring.”

The sketching time of year is upon us!

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.

Happy Vernal Equinox!

March 20, 2019

spring butterfly

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2019

Valentine's Day bee 2019

V-Day seems like a good enough reason to poke my head in and say hi! Hope you’re all having a stupendous year so far!

Post-Holiday Doldrumoids

January 2, 2019

doldrumoid redo 2019
We’ve always known of their existence. However, for the first time ever, we’ve captured in full, listless despondency, images of what experts commonly refer to as the Post-Holiday Doldrumoid.
 
This evidence suggests that a Doldrumoid pandemic is in full swing. Action must be taken in order to contain it.
 
Effective methods for lessening the effects are as follows:
 
1. Ignore them. Doldrumoids have been known to eventually lose interest in their host and reluctantly disappear after a week or two.
 
2. Keep that crunchy Christmas tree up for another month along with the exterior icicle lights and inflatable snow globe on your lawn. Do this while continuing to consume cookies three times a day and otherwise ignoring the fact that the holidays are over. This method seems to keep the Doldrumoids at bay, but leaves the door wide open for Lackus Deselfrespectus spors to take hold.
 
There are no easy answers, but…
 
3. For those of us who need to get back to business… pronto, there are some drastic measures that can be implemented.
 
They are as follows:
 
• Take the tree, inflatable snow globe and exterior lights down.
 
• Box up holiday decorations.
 
• Hoist boxes of holiday decorations up into garage rafters.
 
• Ditch those stale cookies and eat a salad.
 
• Strap that fitbit on and go to the gym
 
• Spit the past-due eggnog out, cease posting memes and make that client/employer deadline.
 
• Close mouth, wipe drool off chin.
 
In the event none of the above methods prove effective, one can always hold on until February 14 when a virulent strain of Guiltus Cupidus overcomes the weakened Doldrumoids, offering minimal relief to some sufferers.
 
This has been an important public service announcement. You may now return to your regularly scheduled program.
 
Thank you.

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 Day 26

November 26, 2018

bunnehdillo SkADaMo 2018 redo

… and he sticks the landing… sort of.

SkADaMo Day 26