This week's choice

We are currently taking an indefinite break, but feel free to take a moment to look through our past themes and pieces of art. There will be occasional updates about our artistic endeavors or events posted here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Well, friends, this surprise is a little lack luster... but due to low participation this is all we've got haha.

Hey, it's all good!  It is CHRISTMAS TIME!!!! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all!!!! Hooray!!  Have a good 'un!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ornaments- Philip A. Buck

I went to what is often my default drawing:  Spider-man (with a badly drawn thumbs up.) I then sorta accidently made a tree that looks like a print...sorta...
I hope you enjoy and have a merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Week of Dec 12th- Christmas/holidays Theme!

Alright! Its that wonderful time of the year, and we are going to celebrate with a special Christmas (or whatever other holiday you celebrate) week here on the NEEDS MORE BLUE blog!  This week's topic is:
I know everyone is busy, so all you have to do is make/take a photo of/draw/design your own ornament for the blog.  I have something fun planned for them at the end of the week (or at least before X-mas.) I hope everybody that can participates.  Have a wonderful and safe time during the holidays, friends!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

KETCHUP: (dance) Music- Philip A. Buck

I was just going to do something quick to make up for missing the "music" week, but I liked it so much that I ran with it and made it a full fledged project. hehe. I haven't finished the biggy, but here I offer a sneak peek as my "music week" piece. :) Hope ya dig.

EDIT: Since the Holidays are over, I've had a bit more time to finish up some projects- one of them being the peice inspired by the "music week" theme.  Here is a photo of it so far.

Click to enlarge.
 I'm still trying to decide whether or not I should watercolor it... what do yall think?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Daniel - Visual Pun

oh it's bad...

@cory & sarah: i would've used Papyrus, but by some miracle it's not installed on my laptop.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


HALLO everyone!

Are you feeling behind with your NEEDS MORE BLUE blog posts?  Are there themes or challenges that you didn't get to take the time to take part in, but really wanted to?  Don't worry, because it is...


Use this time to get caught up and have some fun! And, even though it it Ketchup Week, it's really for TWO WEEKS!  Use this time wisely gang and enjoy!


ps. If you are in the area, be sure to check out our very own Jessica Hill's Artwork over at the opening of Hot & Cold in Hillsboro Village (Nashville area?) Her paintings and possibly the works of others, and her label work will be on display.  Congrats for all your succes Jessica!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Punny

Sorry guys, I have been out of touch lately, and didn't realize it was my turn to post. SO this week's theme is Visual Puns. Example- throwing a watch into a trash can= wasting time.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Getting Caught Up-Ghosts, Eyes, Balloons

Little Princesses

Okay, so I took these on the honeymoon but they are probably my 2 favorite "photography photos" I took. (yes, I know the 1st isn't actually a princess, but she looks like a princess to me!)

Disney Princesses- Philip A. Buck

Like usual, I got carried away.  Originally, my much to ambitious plan was to have all of them in the scene, but it was taking so long that this is all I've been able to get done so far.  Maybe I will get to finish it some other time.

(click to embiggen)
Great pick, Sarah!


Bearded Sawyer

MS Paint Challenge 2: Beard it- Philip A. Buck

two for the price of none.  everything is better with a beard. (these were done with a stinkin mousepad! ha)
those were the days huh?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

boom. bearded boron. plus bonus eyebrows.

MS PAINT CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2

Alright maggots, it's time for another death-defying 60-second challenge. Put your game faces on. And consider leaving them on for the rest of the week, cuz lets face it, your real face ain't exactly what the French would call "Brad Pitt-esque".


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Disney Princesses!

Okay so I've been so lame, but in lieu of my recent marriage and honeymoon I am making the theme Disney Princesses! Bawhaha!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Battle of the Monsters in 60 Seconds!

Game on!

This Week's Theme Is...


Maybe it's your favorite radio hit, or just a lovely melody that happened right now in your head. So what would that sound look like on paper?

If you choose a particular song to translate and you feel like sharing which one that was, don't hesitate to mention it when you post your images!

Have fun all,


Friday, October 29, 2010

60-second challenge amendment

i think it's fair to legitimize the practice of drawing + scanning into the by-laws of the 60-second challenge, in case you don't have MS paint, or you'd just rather draw...

60 second Monster Battle!! -Philip A. Buck

Sister Stephanie, Vampire Nun VS. the Rabid Rabbit 

You know its epic.   Great idea Daniel!

Daniel - monster battle 1

Giant peg-legged lizard vs. THE VOID
*ding ding* ROUND ONE

MS PAINT CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

step 1: open MS Paint (or whatever the Mac equivalent is)
step 2: put 60 seconds on the clock
step 3: draw an epic MONSTER BATTLE!!!!! in 60 seconds
step 4: upload awesomeness (with subtitles if necessary)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This week: GHOSTS!

When we first started putting this blog project together, I couldn't help but immediately come up with a topic! Little did I know that it would be very timely, as my turn to choose would land so close to HALLOWEEN!

Any, my topic (chosen in August, mind you) is... GHOSTS!!! (or ghost)
Have fun! I'm out of town, but I'll try to get mine up soon.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

FOOD- Phililp A. Buck

Upon the event of my being eaten by a larger creature...

My lunchtime. What a great topic!
(click the pictures then in the new window, click again for the large, gruesome details)

Happy Meal

In light of this week's theme, check out this photographer's project on happy meals if you haven't already.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eyes- Philip A. Buck

I just threw this together real quick after seeing this painting (I believe its a close up on a Lichtenstein.) I changed it a fair bit as I tried to quickly brush it. I used a Pentel Color Brush with black ink and then just took a snapshot of it with my digital camera (then increased contrast etc.)
Again, a great theme! See you at C-N's Homecoming?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

This Week's Theme!

Sorry I didn't post this earlier. I was at the Titans/Broncos game. :)

Anyway, this week's theme is... Eye/Eyes



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

the balloons #3 & #4 - Philip A. Buck

The Balloons take baby to the beach and Ronald sees the doctor.

(my scanner is still squashing images, but with these, it doesn't really matter haha)

Yes, I think there may be more coming. Sorry, I just can't stop....yet.

the balloons #2- Philip A. Buck

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

the balloons #1- Philip A. Buck

My try at yet another great theme. What? You want more? Oh, there will be more my friend. Keep thine eyes upon this website!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

new topic: Balloons! -Katie Waruszewski

This week's theme is..... BALLOONS!
Hot air balloons! Or any balloon type I guess :)
- Katie Waruszewski

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sketches- Philip A. Buck

(click to enlarge all photos)

Here are some snapshots I took of stuff in my sketch book a while back- I figured they'd be good to post for SKETCHES week!

Did you see the cast of Seinfeld in that last one?

I did these lil gals yesterday. As you can probably tell, when I randomly sketch, it often results with superheroes and villians.

I hope ya dig 'em. I can't wait to see everyone else's "sketches!"
ps. I often put sketches and process drawings up on my site :)