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187: Instagram Drawings

November 15, 2015


About 5 years ago, I purchased a brand-used Wacom Cintiq tablet, for digital drawing and painting in Photoshop. It changed my life. As you know from previous posts, I like to draw. And I like to draw digitally even more, since having an undo function on your pen is the most useful tool known to man. So, that was a great purchase…

But the Cintiq is tethered to my desktop, so I can’t really draw on the go. They make very expensive Cintiq All-in-one tablets, that I lust over, and I’ve tried a bunch of pocket notebooks and pens, but for some things I actually prefer the feel of a stylus (which is weird in the art community, I know). So, I’ve had my eye on bigger format phones that use styluses for a while. I’m not the kind of guy who ever buys anything new. So, when Samsung came out with the Galaxy Note 5 recently, I was finally able to afford a Galaxy Note 4!

I can’t stop. I love this thing! I’ve started up an Instagram account to post my dumb pictures (I use “dumb” in the most endearing way), so follow me there: @hepworthwhile  Pretty much every drawing there is something I’ve drawn before, and most of them have appeared on this blog in some form. What can I say? I like drawing the same things over and over. If Instagram isn’t your thing, worry not. I’ll probably post a few updates of my favorites here periodically.

Now, here are a few images to entice you to click through to that Instagram gallery link:


Louie the Laughing Jellybean




Frank, the Carton of Milk

And Many More!

186: Halloween Door Monster

October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween! Here’s a monster I made.

Megan mentioned we needed something to indicate we’re celebrating Halloween. Our door is kind of industrial and boring, and we were worried trick-or-treaters might not show up. And then I’d have to eat all this candy myself.


So, I went to the garage and found a small gardening rake and a wooden box I had built for some project a long time ago. Never throw anything out, kids.


After a few screws right through the plastic handle, I was happy with the way it stuck out.


I wrapped it in some monster fur I had on hand (everybody has some monster fur laying around, right?), and stuffed it a bit with some polyfil to disguise the handle. No sewing for this project, I just wrapped and hot glued. Boom! Monster arm! Complete with dirty fingernails!


Thanks to a friend, I also have some enormous googly eyes lying around. The head is just some fur glued quickly in place, with some stuffing behind it to round it out.



I did, at one point, put some angry eyebrows on him, because I thought he was too cute. But, the eyebrows made him genuinely a little too scary, so I took them off again. I ended up giving the arm a quick haircut to define the claws more, and to reveal more of the box frame.


Trick or treat! Keen viewers might notice a different house. More on that later… probably.

185: Ski Pear

February 27, 2015


He is mysterious. He is unknowable. He is Ski Pear. Coming to Fox, Thursdays, this summer.

184: Catballoon

February 13, 2015

This is what it would look like if a cat was a balloon. ...Probably.

I made this, but I don’t know why.

182: Problematic Picnic

July 13, 2014

This started out as a sketch, then a drawing, then I colored it. Things kind of got out of hand from there.

Chess Jokes!      [click for much, much bigger]

181: Easy does it.

July 7, 2014

This one’s entitled “Portrait of the Artist as a Pile of Hair.

Weird, dude.

Yay! I did it!

I tried to back off the blog a bit, as some of you noticed. But in my attempt to explain things, in that last entry, I may have accidentally given myself implicit permission not to post anything ever again, and apparently that’s exactly what my lazy half had been looking for. I took full advantage of it. That wasn’t my intention. So here’s me attempting to ease back into this thing. Let’s see where this goes.


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