This is merely a play on the phrase “Happy Holiday.” I know there are other holidays apart from Christmas that are celebrated, so I thought, “Why not find a way to acknowledge other holidays in a single phrase and use something associated with a festive influence?”
The characters in silhouette are the same ones I used in my Valentine cards back in February 2015.
Now as 2015 comes to a close, I’d like to show this picture made with Illustrator and Photoshop…
As you can see, I got into the Disney College Program (at the Disneyland Resort) while I was taking a class in drafting technology at Palomar College. I start on the 19th of January, so I’ll have a little more time to be prepared. You might say I’m an inch away from proving my worth!
Last year, I uploaded a page of Tipper Tawp taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, since the challenge became quite popular that same year. When you look at it, you’ll notice Tipper nominates three Work’n’Play Pals. For quite some time, I wondered how they would do their part. Now I’ve got my answer right here!
Unlike Tipper’s IBC page, these three are colored in. And to be honest, that really makes the illustrations stand out well. The trick is to make sure you’re using the right colored pencils.
My comic for Independence Day features the one and only Jacken DeBox putting a huge emphasis on our nation’s colors. This has one of the weirdest moments I’ve ever envisioned, so now you’ve been given fair warning. Enjoy the fireworks!
Last year, I got this book for Christmas called ‘Doodling with Jim Henson,’ which consists of many exercises that allow my creativity to flow. And in case you haven’t guessed, Jim Henson remains one of my greatest idols. He created characters, voices, and ideas worth sharing with people of all ages, which is one of the reasons I respect him.
Anyway, here’s a file I’ve put together of 14 ‘inner beings’ created in the pages.
Some of the other exercises are pretty interesting, and they have some of the most interesting doodles I’ve ever made. Perhaps I can figure out how to include pages of my doodles without showing too much of whatever was already in the book before I received it.
It’s been quite a while since I drew Arby (derived from the abbreviation for Recreational Bus: RB), so I seized the chance and went for it. I even created a logo for Yonda Globe, who loves Earth Day and, according to the artwork, has been “bringing the world together since 1995.” 1995, of course, can refer to just about anything, like my celebrating Earth Day in 1st grade. And I believe children attending elementary school would be thrilled to see my holiday/event-based work. They deserve to experience the pleasures of education the same way I did.
Arby Megawatt 2015