Archer is hard at work on the app Tiny Monsters. Apparently, one cannot play too many games where the goal is to breed cute imaginary creatures.
Napkins drawn by Nina Levy for her sons. Daily for 10 years. Now that the kids eat in the school cafeteria: merely occasionally, not daily, but we are stuck with the name.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Jumpy Ghostface and Lin Chung for Ansel
More characters from Hero 108 for Ansel. The didactic parent in me is always pleased to draw a rare pro social image where no one is holding a weapon or whacking anyone else.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
NOVA Soldier for Archer
Archer shifted from Brothers in Arms to another Gameloft game with fancy graphics yesterday: N.O.V.A. 2 (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance for those who want all the details). I switched from strawberries to broccoli.
Rocket Foxes for Ansel
Three characters from the web comic Rocket Fox. As usual Ansel provided me with his critique this morning: They should be standing on a tank. He did not mention this tank last night, but apparently I should have known
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Brothers in Arms for Archer
Archer has been playing another age-inappropriate game, "Brothers in Arms: Global Front"
that required the fruit pacification treatment to be included in his Quaker summer camp lunch. Now it looks like the oversized fruit is causing the soldiers' distress.
Samiho from Rocket Fox for Ansel
Ansel and Archer are always enthusiastic about the updates to the web comic Rocket Fox.
Ansel likes to pretend he is the cooler, sunglasses wearing character Samiho.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Captain Americas for Archer
Archer was suddenly overwhelmed with a need for LEGO Captain America yesterday. I was originally directed to depict the human Captain dismembering the LEGO version, but decided late last night that maybe a threatening posture was better than actual violence. Or perhaps it was just easier to draw...
Child Batman from Justice League Unlimited for Ansel
Ansel requested Batman turned into a child from the episode "Kid's Stuff" from the television series from 2007. He did not see the napkin this morning, so I am looking forward to the complaints about the magenta background this afternoon.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Captain America and Hydra Soldier for Archer
Kid Nightwing and Captain America for Ansel
Friday, June 22, 2012
Vlad From Infect Them All for Archer
Both kids are still at hard at work on Infect Them All: Vampires. Luckily, unlike many other video games, it does not seem to inspire them to emulate the action in the real world and gnaw on each other.
Archie and Dog from Infect Them All for Ansel
Ansel has jumped onto the "Infect Them All: Vampires" bandwagon because the game includes dog characters. He just has to be careful not to upgrade past them.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tiny Troopers for Archer
I caved in yesterday and allowed Archer to blow his allowance on Tiny Troopers, a 12 + app. As it turns out, it is less violent than some of the 9+ games, and no one is biting anyone else on the head.
Jumpy Ghostface with Carrot for Ansel
Ansel is still after me to perfect my drawing of Jumpy Ghostface from Hero 108 throwing a weaponized carrot. His critique this morning: there should be multiple carrots and they should not have green tops. But he patted me on the arm and told me it was acceptable anyway.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lego Clone Commander Wolffe for Ansel
Ansel looked at the napkin this morning and shrieked, "I didn't ask you to take off his helmet!" At least he was not bothered by my late night lazy and inaccurate perspective on the helmet fin...
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Archie from Infect Them All for Archer
Archer's recent love for monsters led him to Infect Them All, a vampire themed game,which much to his delight, stars a character named Archie. As he has been oblivious to the recent pop culture obsession with vampirism, the topic is pleasantly fresh for Archer. And the game has an appealingly nasty quality to it.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Clone Commander Wolffe for Ansel
I haven't had a request for a Star Wars character in a long time. (After a couple of years of almost nothing else for Archer back in his younger days) Ansel is usually not much for Star Wars, but Commander Wolffe's name alone was enough to encourage him to choose him to overcome his hostility to the franchise.
Dark Knight, Tier 2, for Archer
Archer is still working on Monster Wars, moving up to the Dead Knight, tier 2, and presenting me with additional drawing challenges. Tiers 3 and 4, don't look a lot easier, either.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Captain America for Archer
In honor of Father's Day, we took the boys to see "The Avengers," basically against their will. About 15 minutes in, they decided it was pretty awesome, despite the absence of Batman.
Lego Avenger Alien and Nightwing for Ansel
Ansel was quite impressed with "The Avengers"- and what super hero appreciating 5 year old american boy would not be?.... but still wanted Lego Nightwing to fight the alien from the movie (one of the Chitauri?) on his napkin.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Dead Knight from Monster Wars for Archer
Archer is really enjoying Monster Wars, a variation on one of his previous favorites, Legendary Wars. He has been interested in monsters in general recently: particularly if they are cute, with names like "skully."
Jumpy Ghostface from Hero 108 with Carrots for Ansel
Ansel is still quite excited about this character on the Cartoon Network show. He informed me this morning that the carrots were pointing the wrong way, but magnanimously told me that he liked it anyway.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Red from Sky Kid and Young Justice Nightwing for Archer
The two kids spent last evening acting out an epic air battle with LEGO planes and minifigures which starred Red from Sky Kid and Nightwing (probably the Young Justice version). But this morning, Archer did not find the Red Nightwing combination to be cool. Or perhaps he objected to the dorky Captain Morgan pose? No time for preliminary sketches or revisions in this napkin enterprise, I am afraid, so bad drawing happens.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
LEGO Manbat for Archer
The LEGO Manbat from the new product line "Monster Fighters" on a DC Comics Man-Bat style background. Archer was suddenly very inspired by the LEGO style Manbat and not necessarily with any reference to Batman. I was obviously perspectivally challenged last night, and bit off more background than I was really able to chew in a late night lunch making session. But Archer was pleased with it this morning.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Bat Ewok for Ansel
Ansel requested another Bat animal mash-up: In this case, a Batman inflected version of the LEGO ewok Wicket. Ansel was inconsolable about my various design choices this morning, however, he wanted a cape not a glider, and additional characters in the background, of course
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Friday, June 8, 2012
Jumpy Ghostface from Hero 108 for Ansel
Ansel's latest television interest which features fighting animals is Hero 108. I have trouble sorting out the plot and characters, but apparently this character is the king of the rabbits who battles with a spinning jump rope. Wikipedia tells me that the plot is based loosely on an ancient chinese novel. Ansel was not pleased with my rendition of "Jumpy Ghostface," and wanted me to promise to draw him again in another pose for the next lunch.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Danger Alliance Battles Characters for Archer
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Bat Bat for Archer
Archer recently came to the conclusion that animals wearing Bat gear were not pathetically uncool after all. He even apologized for "criticizing the Bat Owl napkin." If not uncool, however, the Bat bat, is certainly ridiculous. This one is in the bank, so to speak, as we are now in between school and camp.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Danger Alliance Rifleman and Sandy for Archer
Archer encountered his favorite mascot over the weekend: Sandy the Seagull of the Brooklyn Cyclones- while fortuitously wearing his very own Cyclones hat. (Thus Sandy's thumbs up gesture) The appeal of sharing this encounter with his friends did not, however, upstage the need to include a character from "Danger Alliance Battles" his now most favorite video game. I had to cover the bayonet on the rifle with something for the Quaker school lunch: in this case, it is the blue cotton candy consumed at the event with Sandy.
Bat Squirrel for Ansel
Ansel's interest in animals wearing Bat-gear continues. Ansel says that the Bat Squirrel is saying "Really?" sarcastically to a kid who is trying to grab him, or is somehow antagonizing him- unaware that this is a skilled caped crusader... I guess. I am not completely clear on the narrative, but the gist is that the Squirrel is in control of the situation.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Ace, Robin and Battlepug for Ansel
Ansel's instructions last night were explicit: Teen Titans Robin and Ace the Bat Hound had to be sitting on Battlepug and Robin needed to be waving his arm and saying "giddy up!" Ansel informed me this morning that the text should be in a word balloon.
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