Hoose One

Welcome to my gallery. I will admit that upon first glance it is a little egocentric, but there is an explanation. Starting on January 1st 2011 I made a resolution to update my Facebook profile with a new drawing every day for the month of January. I wanted to refresh my skills and kick the tires on my new CS5.

The ideal of using myself as the model wasn’t meant to be narcissistic, but expedient. I figured that I didn’t have to pay me and if I did a poor job that it would only tick me off. The nice thing about riffing on a theme is that it lets you really explore the differences. So here are my favorite me’s in no particular order. Each is based on the work of one of my favorite artists or characters so see if you can guess those too.

13 Responses to Hoose One

  1. Michelle says:

    LOVE Indiana Hoose and the Diaper of Doom! Enjoying the blog so far, keep it up!

  2. Wayne says:

    Hello BJ. Very nice work. I enjoyed reading your posts and viewing your work. Keep posting!

  3. Valerie says:

    I love Indiana Hoose and the Diaper of Doom and Hoose Noir. They are from totally opposite ends of the spectrum in relation to the emotions that they evoke and they show the complexity of your artistic personality. Wonderful.

    • doodlehoose says:

      Thanks, I really appreciate the encouragement. Those two images were fun to make and the were very different in terms of how I made them.
      The Indiana Hoose is hand drawn with digital color, but the Hoose Noir was digitally painted over a photograph I took of myself. I was trying to imitate I style that I had seen on a magazine cover by using filters in PhotoShop, but I couldn’t get it and had to go ahead and use the digital paint brushes. The end result is that the final image doesn’t have any of the photo left untouched (i do love run on sentences).

  4. Meg says:

    you have great breadth of talent and your portfolio is impressive! keep it up Hoose!

  5. Lori says:

    will you add more pics to this gallery…will it be ongoing? so cool!

  6. Heather Styer says:

    Your sketches just make me smile. I love giving my music students different genres of music to explore, and I LOVE your variations on a theme….SO MUCH FUN! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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