Comic Strips: Just Misunderstood


 

The December newsletter has been sent out and with it the latest instalment of, The Craziest Things along with it. This month explores a Christmas tradition from a new politically correct point of view.

Many of us have grown up singing and hearing the song about Santa Claus making a naughty and nice list. We all know the verse “He’s making a list. Checking it twice. Going to make sure who’s naughty or nice.” Many of us today sing it and tell it you their children. Many even use it to make sure their child acting good at least for the month before Christmas. But in this modern world of political correctness, how would the naughty and nice list hold up?

Well you’ll just have to read the comic and see what my take on it may be.

I hope you enjoy the latest instalment of, The Craziest Things; Just Misunderstood.

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Art Inspiration: Imagine The Impossible: Steampunk Woman 06


‘The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.’ Aristotle

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Albert Einstein

Inspiration and Imagination, something every artist needs and is elusive as an island of tranquility in a sea of chaos. Many people have told me that I inspire the children and people in general with what I do. Whether creating art, playing baseball or trying to improve my life, people say that I have inspired others to try new things and look inside themselves. I have always found this interesting because I get my inspiration from these very people.

A prime example is when I drew the staff at my school as cartoon characters or caricatures for their Christmas Cards. It took quit a while to create the caricatures but once the staff received them they loved the cards and caricatures. In the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters. Hopefully they can spur imagination and inspire others.

 

Steampunk Woman 06

The sixth caricature is a great mom, teacher and friend. I’ve known this person for many years and I wanted to show that she is not someone to mess with. I started with a short sleeve shirt with a corset but then I added the dagger on the sleeve. I had her in a pair of pants to show that she doesn’t conform to what society says to do. I drew in a pair of repeating pistols that are very similar to Han Solo’s gun from Star Wars. I then drew in the gun belt, goggles and pouch but the big thing was her hair. She once had dreadlocks and I wanted to draw her with dreads. It was a bit of a challenge but in the end I liked the end result.

She really enjoyed her caricature, especially the dreadlocks, as did many of the other staff. I hope you enjoy the sixth steampunk caricature from “Imagine the Impossible.”

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Art Inspiration: Imagine The Impossible: Steampunk Woman 05


‘The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.’ Aristotle

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Albert Einstein

Inspiration and Imagination, something every artist needs and is elusive as an island of tranquility in a sea of chaos. Many people have told me that I inspire the children and people in general with what I do. Whether creating art, playing baseball or trying to improve my life, people say that I have inspired others to try new things and look inside themselves. I have always found this interesting because I get my inspiration from these very people.

A prime example is when I drew the staff at my school as cartoon characters or caricatures for their Christmas Cards. It took quit a while to create the caricatures but once the staff received them they loved the cards and caricatures. In the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters. Hopefully they can spur imagination and inspire others.

Steampunk Woman 05

The fifth caricature is a person who can be best described as stead and reliable. I wanted to show that person could have an adventurous side but also be humble with what she does. I began with a short dress it would have a train so to show some leg. I added the corset with a stylish bra and a bow to match. I added the elbow length gloves for a touch of style and then to finish the outfit I drew in the small top hat with the feathers.

She really enjoyed her caricature, especially the stockings, as did many of the other staff. I hope you enjoy the fifth steampunk caricature from “Imagine the Impossible.”

Steampunk Woman 05

Art Inspiration: Imagine The Impossible: Steampunk Woman 04


   

 

‘The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.’ Aristotle

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Albert Einstein

 

Inspiration and Imagination, something every artist needs and is elusive as an island of tranquility in a sea of chaos. Many people have told me that I inspire the children and people in general with what I do. Whether creating art, playing baseball or trying to improve my life, people say that I have inspired others to try new things and look inside themselves. I have always found this interesting because I get my inspiration from these very people.

A prime example is when I drew the staff at my school as cartoon characters or caricatures for their Christmas Cards. It took quit a while to create the caricatures but once the staff received them they loved the cards and caricatures. In the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters. Hopefully they can spur imagination and inspire others.

Steampunk Woman 04

The fourth caricature is a person who is always ready to lend a helping hand but also adventurous. I wanted to show that adventurous side but also her independence; therefore I drew her wearing pants, which was unthinkable during Victorian times. I drew here with a corset but no shirt for some added daring. I was thinking alone the lines of an aeronaut / pilot of a dirigible so I added the aviator cap with goggles. I added the bag and sidearm to finish the look.

She really enjoyed her caricature, as did many of the other staff. I hope you enjoy the fourth steampunk caricature from “Imagine the Impossible.”

Steampunk Woman 04

Art Inspiration: Imagine The Impossible: Steampunk Woman 03


    

‘The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.’ Aristotle

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Albert Einstein

 

Inspiration and Imagination, something every artist needs and is elusive as an island of tranquility in a sea of chaos. Many people have told me that I inspire the children and people in general with what I do. Whether creating art, playing baseball or trying to improve my life, people say that I have inspired others to try new things and look inside themselves. I have always found this interesting because I get my inspiration from these very people.

A prime example is when I drew the staff at my school as cartoon characters or caricatures for their Christmas Cards. It took quit a while to create the caricatures but once the staff received them they loved the cards and caricatures. In the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters. Hopefully they can spur imagination and inspire others.

Steampunk Woman 03

The third caricature is a person who is always thinking of others a typical mom. I wanted to show that this person is adventurous but someone you can rely on. So I decided to draw her with a pith helmet, with a matching corset and long dress. But I wanted to show that she is always prepared so I added the bag with pencils and a book.

She enjoyed the caricature, as did many of the other staff. I hope you enjoy the third steampunk caricature from “Imagine the Impossible.”

Steampunk Woman 03

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Comic Strips: Candy And Taxes


 

The November newsletter has been sent out and with it the latest instalment of, The Craziest Things along with it. This month explores a Halloween tradition from a funny point of view, the giving of treats.

Many of us remember the joy of putting on our Halloween costume and going out trick or treating. The day when you are allowed to get candy and then eat it. Yet as adults we now go out to buy the treats, only to dip into them and indulge a chocolate bar or two before the little trick or treaters show up. On many occasions I would buy treats for the kids a week in advance and then have the teachers raid it. Then to make sure the students have enough candy, I’d have to get some more.

They say, “The only constants in the universe are death and taxes”. Will I would like to add to that saying …

“The only constants in the universe are death, taxes and an empty bowl of chocolate in a room full of teachers.”

I hope you enjoy the latest instalment of, The Craziest Things; Candy and Taxes.

Art Inspiration: Imagine The Impossible: Steampunk Woman 02


 

‘The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.’ Aristotle

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Albert Einstein

Inspiration and Imagination, something every artist needs and is elusive as an island of tranquility in a sea of chaos. Many people have told me that I inspire the children and people in general with what I do. Whether creating art, playing baseball or trying to improve my life, people say that I have inspired others to try new things and look inside themselves. I have always found this interesting because I get my inspiration from these very people.

A prime example is when I drew the staff at my school as cartoon characters or caricatures for their Christmas Cards. It took quit a while to create the caricatures but once the staff received them they loved the cards and caricatures. In the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters. Hopefully they can spur imagination and inspire others.

 

 

Steampunk Woman 02

 

The second caricature is a person who is one that would help anyone if they asked for it. I wanted to show this person with more of a rebellious side; hence I began drawing her wearing a corset and short skirt or slip with the dress frame on the outside. However, I took this one step further by drawing the caricature showing a lot leg that showed off garter stockings. I then added a tight shirt that showed off a bit of cleavage. I finished off the caricature by adding a pair of steampunk binoculars and a flintlock pistol, for that “don’t mess with me” look.

She enjoyed the caricature, especially the garter stockings, as did many of the other staff. I hope you enjoy the second steampunk caricature from “Imagine the Impossible.”

Steampunk Woman 02

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