Wednesday, December 1, 2010

5 Days of Awesome: A Sketch Challenge DAY 1

When I first started this blog (The Leadrocket Chronicles), it was a sketch blog, where I simply shared sketches and ideas along with my friend and fellow artist, Dayne Henry Jr aka Romidion. We decided to go back to basics for 5 days and just sketch and share. So here's today's sketch of the day. If you have any suggestions for sketches (it can be my characters or well known characters) please let me know in the comments section or vote on Romidion's poll. You'll see it on the right of his blog page. Or you can email me directly at dsalvatier [at] gmail.com

Comments are appreciated and feel free to share on facebook, twitter or wherever. We'll keep track and give away some of these sketches at the end of the challenge as a 'thank you", just make sure to mention @salvatier and or @romidion.

So today's post is a little personal to me. When I was in high school, I was in love with being in love. I thought having a girlfriend was the best thing ever. Silly, right? Well, I grew out of that just recently. JK! :)
What I longed for back then was the popular and pretty girl, but as I grew older I realized the girls that did like me and appreciated me were the cute nerdy girls, so this sketch is a little tribute to them.

Thanks guys! Enjoy the sketches

TB

Go to Dayne's first post here.

23 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is beautiful. I love it! Great illustration. Thanks so much for stopping by Dennis. I so appreciate. Hope that all is well you.
Big UPs
V

Tricia said...

Cute nerdy girls rock, and so do your sketches.

I like the way people like you or Heather or TJ call them 'sketches' or 'doodles'. To me that means you can just whip em out off the top of your head in a short time. And if that's the case, I'm that much MORE jealous of you all. :)

Heather Fonseca said...

@ Tricia - his sketches are even cuter in real life! I've seen the sketch book in person and I'm amazed too that his "sketches" look like finished art.

@Dennis - your nerdy girl is too cute! Now I have to go vote and make you draw something else. How the heck do you find any time at all this time of year to draw?

Tomás Serrano said...

Fantastic image. Well done the white touch. She would be an appealing girl friend, he, he.

Tanoshiboy said...

@vanessa Hey you made the first comment. That's awesome. Thanks!

@tricia Thanks Tricia! That's cool of you to say but sometimes it's not that easy. For example, this one took me about 40 minutes to really flesh out. Why? Cause I was sitting at the DMV and could barely concentrate with all the madness going on around me.

@heather Thanks! I ask myself that same question. That's really the goal of this challenge, to make time. Le sigh...

@tomas I think so too. :)

melissai_ said...

awesome sketches! i cant wait to see the rest!

Tanoshiboy said...

Thanks for visiting, Melissa. I appreciate it.

sarah wu said...

Heehhe feeling in love is a good feeling, it doesnt' matter when you're young or old. I like ur sketch a lot! So cute.

Dayne Henry Jr said...

SWEET!!! You ready? Tomorrow, we have to take on ZOMBIES. I'm scared.

Susan Oakes said...

Your cute nerdy girl also looks like she has some spunk Dennis. Did you do many sketches in school?

Tanoshiboy said...

@Sarah Thanks. I meant more like being in love with the idea of what love is. When you're a 14yr kid like me, you take it a little far. :)

@Romidion *shifty eyes*

@That's all I did in High school. I started as soon as 5. :)

Jennifer Bower said...

HOLY COW PIES, BATMAN!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME. Sorry to be shouting but I LOVE THIS!!!!! I love the nerdy girl and her curves. Seeing stuff like this makes me wish that more of the finished product could retain the liveliness of the initial sketch.

Hey, and thanks for coming by my blog again to cheer me on. It means a lot.

Keyuri Joshi (on the ball parent coach) said...

What I love about your sketches are the stories you tell. These bring you characters to life. The "reality" of any situation is what taps into my emotions hence letting me "feel" what I see! By the way... where does "tanoshiboy" come from?

Tanoshiboy said...

@Jennifer So glad you liked this. And thank you for coming back. The shouting doesn't bother me. :)

@Keyuri I'm glad you noticed. The name came from a project I was working on (still actually) and was looking for the word fun in japanese and "tanoshii" was it. Long story short, tanoshiboy became a nickname. :)

Catarina Alexon said...

Dennis do you realize the girl in the drawing resembles you? :) I'm not kidding....what's your subconscience telling you???..

Tanoshiboy said...

I don't see the similarities. But to each his own. :)

Sugee Andersyn said...

I like that. I like it more that she is a nerd, 'cause geeks shall inherit the earth! also I like the white :)

Kate F. Eaton said...

"Yay" for cute, nerdy girls! They become queens of whatever realm they choose after high school. Here's a thought, Dennis, from the granny of a special needs kiddo. How about creating characters with hearing aids, wheelchairs or other unique equipment mixed in with the character's special cache? Could be a whole new world...

Tanoshiboy said...

@Kate that's definitely different. Who knows? Nerds are cool, why can't kids with disabilities?

Rob Berman said...

I like the idea of a 5 day challenge which takes you back to your roots. I do not know if it is too late to create some type of logo for the group that shows up on LinkedIn. Now that would get some attention. Ever hear the one about the pretty girl who sat home on Saturday night since no one asked her for a date? How about the one about the nerdy girl who sat home waiting for a date? Love the sketches.

Rob

New Internet Horizons for Small Businesses said...

"Nerd" is in the eye of the beholder. Why do I recall making this same comment before - was it on another one of your posts? Have you used the word "nerd" before - here? LOL. Great sketch and great message. You rock Dennis!

donny* said...

WOW! Very cool blog. Fantastic illustrations.

Dennis Salvatier said...

@Donny Thanks a lot and thanks for dropping by.