Wreck-It Ralph & Vanellope von Schweetz

A cartoon inspired by 80s stand-up video games? Yes, please. The girls have been just as enchanted by the Wreck-It Ralph trailer (below) as I am. This looks to be a trip back in time powered by sweet, sweet video game love. So, when Monday night rolled around and it was time to draw, Ralph and his sarcastic love interest, Vanellope, were a natural choice. Enjoy!

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Ballerina Cats for @victoriaying

The girls and I have looking at the incredible art of Disney Artist, Victoria Ying, in quiet amazement and, I’ll say it, more than a little envy on my part for a long while now. Last night, we saw her ballerina cats on a 2012 calendar she created and had to draw. Ballet and cats? The girls were sold.

Seriously, stop what you’re doing and check out her blog and follow her on Twitter. And, if you’re at SDCC, she’s at Small Press N-02!

Gravity Falls

Like many of you, the girls and I have fallen head over heels for the newest Disney cartoon, Gravity Falls. With excellent vocal actors and amazing art direction that feels positively inspired by Schoolhouse Rock, it’s a must watch … and draw.

First up, is an awesome sketch of Mabel & Dipper by our buddy, Joe Hunter, whose work you can see here: http://ghostbucket.com/

Here’s ours …

And, for kicks, Grace got in on the act to draw the evil gnomes …
(P.S. Cate is mad at me. She meant to write “I am a freak,” but, as she often reminds me of Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica, I had to leave it as “I am a frak.”)

And, if you’ve ever wanted to see gnomes puking rainbows, this is the show for you!

And, I threw in Wendy & Soos for good measure!

Bugsy from “Bedtime Stories”

Last weekend, we watched Adam Sandler’s “Bedtime Stories.” (Don’t judge me … I have 6 and 8-year-old kids.)
Since, Cate has been fairly obsessed with Bugsy, the film’s CGI guinea pig. And, she made me promise to draw him.
Actually, I think this turned out to be kinda fun.

Baby Jack Jack!

It’s been a few days since the last time we posted, but we have been drawing … promise. I’ll be putting up a lot of work in the next few days, but, tonight, we squeezed in the youngest member of The Incredibles before bedtime.

Enjoy!

Finding Nemo!

This one’s been a long time coming. Cate has been talking about drawing Nemo … and then deciding not to draw. But, I think it was worth the wait. When she does draw, Cate is attentive for both shape and detail. Her Nemo has all the necessary tags and really shows she understand how our favorite clownfish is constructed. I can’t wait to see how she continues to develop as an artist.

Where’s My Water?

I can easily see us doing a whole series on iPhone App characters. Let’s face it … the kids love ’em.

Tonight, Gracie wanted to draw Swampy from Disney’s Where’s My Water? We had a lot of fun with this one, especially Grace, who vacillated between drawing and dancing like a happy alligator in the shower.