“Creative Freedom” for Ton

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A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

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“Happy Family” for Josh

Happy Family

This Hundred Dollar Drawing was requested by my brother. His own Happy Family will have to figure out who everyone is, ’cause I sure can’t. I’m also not sure about the dog. Is s/he happily dreaming of eating all of them?

Lexula and Cryonysus

Lexula

Above: Lexula, Goddess of Scrabble. Her right hand dispenses letter tiles – randomly, because she is blindfolded. Her left hand wields the CrosSword.

Below: Cryonysus, God of Whiney Man-Babies.

Cryonysus

Neither of these are technicallyHundred Dollar Drawings, since I drew them for myself during a slow period. But they are of that genre, so I’m including them in the series.

Susan’s “Entlebucher Bounding”

Entlebucher Bounding3

A Hundred Dollar Flipbook for Susan, except I didn’t do it as a flipbook, I did it all on one sheet:

Entlebucher Bounding sm

And then I took out frame #6 because it didn’t look right. Here’s the same cycle larger:

Entlebucher Bounding3_1

 

 

Tiny Cat Run

tiny cat run 2.2

This is mostly copied from the sample running cat in Richard William’s Animator’s Survival Kit book, minus frame 6 (below), which looked weird in the cycle.

tiny cat run 2

Stephen’s “Amiable Octopus”

A Hundred Dollar Drawing, with a making-of video:

A Hundred Dollar Drawing, with a making-of

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More Tinymation: Stomping Grapes

I said I was gonna draw tinier, and I did:

Yeah these are tiny little guys all right. Or gals, who can tell at that size?

I said I was gonna draw tinier, and I did: Yeah these are tiny little guys all right. Or gals, who can tell at that

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Tinymation

I really like the spontaneity, freshness, and non-computery-ness of drawing tiny on paper. Lately I’ve been drawing little flipbooks, but even this “Ganesha Marimba” looks suspiciously like a conventional pencil test, in spite of being only a couple inches wide and drawn in ballpoint pen. So I upped my game and drew even smaller:

This is easier than drawing flipbooks because I can see everything at the same time, rather than only the one drawing previous. And it’s tiny! So full of lovely mistakes and life.

Next I plan to draw even tinier!

I really like the spontaneity, freshness, and non-computery-ness of drawing tiny on paper. Lately I’ve been drawing little flipbooks, but even this “Ganesha

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Les’s SPECIAL REQUEST

Technically not a Hundred Dollar Drawing.

From the Hundred Dollar Drawing page: “As always, if you have a special request, don’t want to follow the restrictions, want a regular commercial contract, etc., you must contact me and offer way more money, because $100 is crazy cheap. I’m not saying I’ll do it, but if I do, it will definitely cost more.”

Les asked for “an 800-pound sacred cow in a living room with a few people ignoring it.”

Above: version 1. Below: version 2.

Technically not a Hundred Dollar Drawing. From the Hundred Dollar Drawing page: “As always, if you have a special request, don’t want to follow the restrictions, want a regular

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Sam’s “Nasty Woman”

A NASTY Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A NASTY Hundred Dollar

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Carolyn’s “Minoan Goddess”

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.

A Hundred Dollar

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“Ganesha Marimba” for Marion

My very first Hundred Dollar Flipbook. This Ganesha is playing an invisible marimba with drumsticks rather than those double-stick things real marimba players use. Far from perfect, but I got challenged in a way I need more of. Thanks Marion!

My very first Hundred Dollar Flipbook. This Ganesha is playing an invisible marimba with drumsticks rather than those double-stick things real marimba players use. Far from perfect, but I got

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Hundred Dollar Flipbooks?!

New experiment!

For $100 I will make a little flipbook animation inspired by your request. For another $100 I will mail you the original* flipbook.

*It’s $100 because if I let go of the originals I’ll have to scan every page at high resolution for posterity, which takes some time. Whereas it’s much faster to just shoot a little “pencil test” with my phone camera. Rules are the same as Hundred Dollar Drawings:

No caricatures

Requests must be 2 words (or fewer)

These suckers will be maybe 20 frames or so, shot drawn with quality ballpoint pen on thin, flimsy 6″x4″ or 5″x3″ notepads. Examples:

Ready? Use the Paypal button linky things below:

$100: Nina draws your flipbook:

+$100: Said flipbook mailed to you:

Please put

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Garrett’s “Monkey Fez”

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.  I got a good scanner so I’m now doing cleanups gratis.

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.  I got a good scanner so I’m now doing cleanups

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Audrey’s “Marrakech Hotel”

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.  I got a good scanner so I’m now doing cleanups gratis.

A Hundred Dollar Drawing.  I got a good scanner so I’m now doing cleanups

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