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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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.

Mike Wazowski

Wow. Mike’s awestruck expression says it all — Cate killed it today.

She’s been drawing more and displays great understanding of shape and lots of patience, particularly when inking her pencils. When she wants to  … Cate can draw. But, she needs to want to do it. She’s gotten into a great book we got on drawing classic Disney and Pixar characters. It’s not overly “step-by-step,” but it does break characters down into their basic shapes in helpful ways.

Stitch! (for Priscilla Tramontano)

Just a few weeks ago, Project: Rooftop, the dead center of awesomeness in this universe, featured some amazing redesigns from Brazilian artist, Priscilla (Pris) Tramontano. She is currently working as a colorist on IDW’s Transformers books, but she is an incredible illustrator of her own rite. Check out her fantastic body of work on her site here.

We were ecstatic when she agreed to draw with us, sending the watercolor of Disney’s Stitch above. Beautiful.

And, she sent along some advice for artists of all ages:

Drawing is what I love the most. That said, I’m always drawing, studying, practicing, getting inspired by everything around me, things that I love and by other people’ work. “Not a day without a line drawn.”

Thanks, Pris! You inspired us.