Sunday, February 25, 2018

King of Dragons from “Dragons: Race to the Edge”

Our son was overjoyed to find that the release of the sixth season of Dragons: Race to the Edge coincided with the Presidents Day long weekend.

And I always enjoy an opportunity to draw pointy teeth.

Wyvern from Ark

Ark Wyvern rendered in butter, sugar and food coloring.

We have survived another birthday event, complete with a frosted surface.

The Wyverns have been a source of contention at our house recently as they require round the clock care and feeding. This maintenance interferes with other bodily and academic functions (sleep, school)

Fortunately, the Wyvern has reached adulthood and I can stop hiding the cord to the WiFi overnight.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidents’ Day

I asked my younger son what he thought I should draw for Presidents Day and he said, “A pug. Everyone likes pugs.” Ok. Here is the Mount Rushmore crew riding a pug...on a beach. Because if you are going to ride a giant pug, why not on a beach?

After my son looked at it, he told me that I should have drawn a pug with George Washington’s face instead.

Maybe next year?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kraken Loves Cthulhu for Valentines Day

Kraken Loves Cthulhu for Valentine’s Day:

Valentine’s Day has been pretty uneventful for us. The day went officially unacknowledged at both kids’ schools. Gone are the days of homemade Valentines for the whole class collected in a decorated shoebox. Both kids and my spouse claim to have little or no interest in chocolate, so not much gratification there either. 

But I couldn’t let the day pass completely without comment. 

We are still on a bit of a tentacle kick around here. Cthulhu mostly, but in a pinch, a Kraken will do. 

My exacting younger son informed me that the Kraken is too octopuslike and not squidy enough. He also suggested that the ultimate Valentine’s Day image would be of two roses exchanging or sniffing a human. Perhaps next year?

And I just want to point out that I have not assumed the gender of either tentacle owner. (My kids have been embroidering the “did you just assume my gender meme” lately. More to come on that later, I am afraid)

View our previous valentines here

Monday, February 5, 2018

Venompool with Broccoli

Venom and Deadpool continue to be compelling are our house. Gross, immoral anti-heroes (preferably with an R rated movie) are so much more attractive to our kids than the good guys. 

And a combination of the two is particularly winsome. 

Our younger son and I debated whether he should have saliva dripping off his excessively long tongue. Most images of Venompool feature multiple strands of drool.  Nonetheless, we decided the saliva drapery was not an essential component. 

Or maybe I was just concerned that I was not going to be able to render the fluid in a convincing fashion.

But I am certain that Venompool would be salivating in anticipation of eating some broccoli in his school lunch.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Birthday Cthulhu

Our alien overlord would probably have preferred to be rendered in a darker color, but I find black frosting to be a bummer for all involved.

The cake is half the size of the usual birthday frosting holder. In fact, I cut it in half and stacked it, thus its barely rectangular shape. 

While it is not my best cake decoration work, it does have an exceptionally large amount of frosting. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pet Fox

Pet Fox rides the NYC Subway:

The main benefit of the pet fox discussion might be that it makes dogs seem easy and reasonable by comparison.

Unfortunately, a pet was not among the birthday presents for our son today. I wish I were able to produce an appropriate companion animal. 

The napkin is a poor substitute. Particularly this one. He looks particularly disappointed doesn’t he?