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.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Keeping his head (and other body parts) above water.

Haha, it's not meant to be good. I just wanted to contribute this week :)
At work, so I didn't have anything to color the bubbles in with :( Except for a yellow highlighter? Haha.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Keeping Your Head Above Water- Philip A. Buck

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Thanks for lookin'! Have a good rest of the week!

p.s. If any of you are looking for good ideas for Christmas etc. feel free to check out This Super Special Deal on Custom Art by yours truly.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Viking Cats- Philip A. Buck

click to enlarge cats!

I did this last week but just now got a chance to scan it... so its a little late, but here it is! Great topic!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oldest Piece of Your Art You Can Find- Philip A. Buck

crayon on paper
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Sorry it is a week late, but here is one of the oldest drawings I could find that still had a subject and wasn't just scribbles. This is (I think) a really really old self portrait I did as a lad. Apparently "U love I?" Hope you guys enjoy. Great Topic! Very fun!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Daniel Aisenbrey's choice for this week's theme is....

..."share your oldest piece of art you can find!"
This is a really cool idea. It should be a very fun topic. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's posts!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Octopus- Philip A. Buck

bic pen on sketchbook page, click to enlarge

Sorry, just a very sloppy, quick sketchbook sketch this time :P
This was a fun topic though. Many cool possibilities!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This week's choice by Cory Jones is...

.....OCTOPUS!!! Enjoy making and posting art for Cory's fun theme this week and remember if you ever miss a week you can always post the image late.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Patterns/wallpaper 2- Philip A. Buck


Just a little experiment with pattern and wallpaper making. A very very rough piece, but it was fun!

You draw something (I drew a lil man,) and then cut it into four pieces.  Then tape or glue the pieces on a piece of paper diagonal from their previous spot and draw more (I drew random junk.) All this can be done digitally as well. Then put it together on the computer! MAGIC!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Return of the KETCHUP WEEK!

It is Ketchup Week(s?) again here on the NEEDS MORE BLUE! That means all of our participating artists will have time specifically set aside to get caught up on any past topics/themes they didn't get to post for or any they want another go at.  So, my artistic friends, let the KETCHUP BEGIN! (again.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Story of Clouds- Philip A. Buck

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Sorry about the low quality image this time. Just got this one drawn, cut, scanned, put together, and adjusted really quick. I wanted to make sure I got one posted this week.

Monday, September 26, 2011

This week's topic chosen by Stacy Hawley is....

...Tell the Story of Clouds!!
Sounds like fun! And just like in the past, you can post your art anytime this week (or any other week for that matter.)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mayhem by Philip A. Buck

Click the image to SEE IT MOVE!
A tad late but here it is! :) I did it really quick in the ol' photoshop.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This week's pick by Sarah Jones is...

As always, just do a lil something that deals with this theme and post it sometime this week. Have fun amigos!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Daniel Aisenbrey - Landscape

Mt. Kephart at sunrise, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Landscapes- Philip A. Buck

I was hoping to do a lil watercolor landscape for this theme, but I haven't gotten a chance. So, I'll just post this lil photog from last Autumn. Maybe if I get to do a painting after all, I'll post that too!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Heat- Philip A. Buck

When I saw that this week was "heat" I thought it very convenient because the illustration I am working on for The Amplifier is also about heat.  Here is the work in progress. -a simpler, more design-y one this time as apposed to the usual drawing heavy illustration I do for the paper. To see the final image, look for next month's issue anywhere on the streets of Knoxville or keep your eyes on my website. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Ok, so it is incredibly hot here in Texas (today it got to 105) and I'm sure it's pretty warm where y'all are too, so my theme for this week is heat. I figured that I would leave it pretty general so that it would leave lots of room for creativity. :) I hope that everyone is doing great!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tattoos- Philip A. Buck

"Whoa, those are some realistic tattoos you two have." hahaheheClick image to embiggify.
 Great topic, Laura!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This week's theme chosen by Laura Harris is...

....TATTOOS! There is lots of creative room to go crazy on this one, so let have fun with it! I'm excited to post my own lil peice, but really excited to see what you folks come up with. :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hair- Philip A. Buck

Just a real quick and tiny drawing this time. Its inspired by the Kayleigh Clark's drawing of  "a frog with 70's hair, but like Rupunzel's." :)
Have a good weekend, Gang!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Patterns- Philip A. Buck

Good topic this week! I had something more elaborate planned, but didn't get around to it. Oh, well. Still a fun one! Have a good weekend gang!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Katie's choice for this week is...

Textures and patterns! Or just texture, or just pattern, or just...whatever you feel like haha. Wallpaper? :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Gretchen's choice for this week is...

....Illustrations for a children's book about a house that has monsters in the vents! (Don't forget illustrations can be in any media.)
Wow! haha so cool, more monsters! Let's have fun with this one, I can't wait!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scary Monsters Doing Mundane Tasks- Philip A. Buck

This was a fun theme and I tried to make the most of it and let myself go crazy drawing it. I tried a few new lil trick while coloring in PS. Below is the original b&w. Clicking the images will enlarge them. Thanks for looking.
-Philip :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Destry's choice for This Week's Theme is....

scary monsters doing mundane tasks
have fun with this one, my friends. I know I shall... muahahaha!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Reimagining a Classic in a Medium that You're Uncomfortable With- by Philip A. Buck

This is my reimagining of a panel from this Classic Peanuts strip by the legendary Charles Schulz. Here you can see the original panel. (click any image to enlarge.)
I took a cue from the awesome Jared Andrew Schorr, and worked with cut paper which is not my strongest media. Here is the resulting image from my initial attempt to scan the peice and correct it in photoshop. Still seems too harsh.
Well, I hope you friends dig it! Great theme! Great fun (give it your own go!)

Update: I had figured this peice could be used to "kill two birds with one stone" and also submitted it to the REPANELED blog.  Surprise! It was accepted and is now featured on the site here!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

This week's theme chosen by Daniel is....

 ....Re-imagining a Classic in a Medium That You're Uncomfortable With!!!
Have fun and challenge yourselves with this one gang! This is gunna be Awesome!!!

ps: Its now a 2 Weeker!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bad Decisions by Philip A. Buck

Quickly done with ink on a 5x4 bristol
See the original thumb-sized thumb nail sketch here on my website. Thanks! This was fun!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

catching up

ok, so I'm finally catching up on some of these. Sorry it has taken me so very long to get around to it. I tried labeling these but they aren't cooperating very well.
Thank you Phillip for doing so much for the blog and for putting up with those of us who are too lazy or too busy to be very consistent. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011


Ok, you beautiful people, this week is
Yup! Two weeks to catch up (hehe get it?) on any themes you missed or want to have another go at.  So enjoy this time to get caught up on you art and posts, but most of all, have fun with it bros and sistahs!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This week's theme is chosen by Stacy Hawley

 Stacy says, "My topic of choice is to imagine that you could create a world inside a brown paper bag what would it look like?"
Have fun amigos!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dreams -Philip A. Buck

I had this dream years ago, but I still remember feeling a mixture of awe, happiness, and fear.

As we ran as fast as we could to a nearby cave, one of us was spotted and immediately killed.  We tried not to look back as we heard the screams.  It wasn't until later when we met our alien guide, that we learned the large, beautiful, floating creatures could be appeased- even tamed.
Yeah, I definitely couldn't forget having that dream.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sarah (Lynch) Jones presents, THIS WEEK'S THEME!

Sarah has our theme for us this week, and it is...
ok, it's just DREAMS. Haha, have fun and feel free to show your work ;)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

PAIN:Corn In Eye- Philip A. Buck

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PAIN. When I was trying to think of what to do for this week's theme, I just kept coming back to this scene in the movie Nacho Libre. Now that certainly looks painful. I have been dying to do something with Nacho for a that is what I chose to do an image of.  It's ink on Bristol board.  I'm not crazy about how the colors turned out so I'm also posting the just the B&W. I'll probably try it again sometime, but if any of you wants to give it a shot I'll send you the tiff file or something. :)

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Preliminary sketches:
Thanks for lookin'! I hope it wasn't to painful. ha. -Philip

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

this week chosen by Sarah Faith Morris

this week's theme chosen by Sarah Faith Morris is...
ooo! be careful with this one! haha and have a good week!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Strangers by Philip A. Buck

pencil on post-it notes, scanned, digitally fixed color.
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 I drew these lil folks on post-it notes. The initial idea was to do a bunch of people and stick 'em places. Maybe some day... :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

this week's theme chosen by Philip A. Buck

This week its my turn, so I chose the topic:
Approach this anyway you like, scary, friendly, mysterious, welcoming, literally or metaphorically. Whatevs :)
Have fun gang!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring- Philip A. Buck

 I'm not a grand photographer by any means but...
I think these say "Spring!" but haha I dunno. I just love me some gnomage. Thanks for looking pals! Have a good weekend!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Graffiti- Philip A. Buck

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The first thing I thought of when I saw Graffiti was the theme for this week was LdV's The Last Supper. I guess because it was early "wall art?" Haha I don't know.  Anywho this is what came to mind.  I wish I had been able to spend more time on it, but then again, I spent a lot more time than I should have on it already haha.  I hope you crazy, awesome kids enjoy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

This Week chosen by Laura Harris

This week's topic/theme chosen by LAURA the Awesome is GRAFFITI!!!
Enjoy my children and have a glorious week.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mirrors -by Philip A. Buck

Super Sculpey Clay, Photoshop,
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 I'm not the best at design, but here it is haha.  (Faces from something else I'm working on...slowly.)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sock Monkey Crocheted Baby Hat -Katie

A sock monkey for monkey week! Sorry for such a lame topic, haha.
Crocheted for a friend's baby boy. I think I'll go back and make the monkey's brim a bit thicker with the blue...maybe fix his mouth line a bit.

Hope everyone's having a great, inspiring week! <3

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monkeys! by Philip A. Buck

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Monkeys: A Night In.
Thanks for another fun theme!
I can't wait to see everyone else's.