BMO, Jake, and Finn drawn by my 6 year old daughter.
This is what I mean when I say my daughter is a better artist than me. I love everything about it, but I especially love the little details. She told us after she drew it that she drew Finn with only one sock because BMO is holding the other one. This is, of course, inspired by the episode BMO Noire.
I’m not a very good artist. I’ve always wanted to be good at drawing, because I’ve loved comic books and cartoons my entire life. When I was younger this lack of drawing talent didn’t stop me from drawing, or course. As the years went on, however, I got away from even attempting to draw more than stick figures.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve stopped letting the fact that I can’t do something stop me from doing that thing. Heck, I built a coffee table on my own. I can’t do that. So, I figured, why not give drawing another crack.
I’ve also found that art time is a nice way to fill time with my kids, especially when I want them to step away from the computer and television for a bit. It also helps that my daughter is already showing the artistic talents of my wife and quite enjoys drawing. She is better than me already. And I love that.
So on Saturday afternoon, my son worked on a Lego sculpture, my daughter drew a really rad picture of Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and I drew Marceline from Adventure Time. Here is my pencil drawing, which I thought was pretty decent.
I thought it would look better in color. Here is where I admit I’ve never previously been able to take something I’ve drawn by hand, scan it, and successfully color it in Photoshop. It just always turns out bad. But again, I didn’t let that stop me.
Here’s the finished, colorized product. Not bad, I think. Special thanks must go out to the artist that drew the image I modeled this after. If I can find the original, I’ll link to it.
I just discovered Adventure Time. I know, I’m a bad nerd. The important thing, though, is that I did discovered it.
I’ve watched two episodes now (or is it four, as there seems to be two episodes per half hour). The first episode I saw featured the Party Bears, which was awesome in its own right.
In "Belly of the Beast," they make a new "party cave" inside the stomach of a Giant under the leadership of their chief Party Pat, not realizing where they were or the danger they were in. Though they weren’t in immediate danger of being digested by the Giant, they were hurting it with the fireworks they fired off in its stomach. The pained Giant tried more and more extreme means of stopping the pain, going so far as to drink molten lava to drive the bears out. Finn and Jake were forced to go in and try to stop the partying. Finally, after being lead out of the Giant’s digestive tract, the bears and the Giant made amends under the condition of using red laser pointers for partying instead of fireworks. The bears are known to make their own beverage, honey energy drink.
After that episode, I’d have said my favorite character was Party Pat. The dude cracked me up.
After last night’s episode I have a favorite character: Marceline (the Vampire Queen (full name: Marceline Abadeer) is one of the main characters in Adventure Time and a vampire that is over a millennium old). I loved the story of her history with the Ice King and . But what I really dug was this song they sang together in an older episode. Check out some of the lyrics and video below. That first line is great.
Marceline, is it just you and me in the wreckage of the world?
That must be so confusing for a little girl.
And I know you’re going to need me here with you.
But I’m losing myself, and I’m afraid you’re going to lose me too.
This magic keeps me alive, but it’s making me crazy.
And I need to save you. But who’s going to save me?
Please forgive me for whatever I do, when I don’t remember you