Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007

Joy Thru Christ

Just over a week ago, we hosted another contest here at Aaron Job Draws. The winner was Jen from Joy thru Christ. Below is her "Prize" drawing, custom drawn for her blog.
Thanks for playing Jen!

Joy Thru Christ
Hebrews 12:1-2

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Snow Monster

For those of you who have read Aaron Job's first work of fiction, "The Haunted House", you might remember his list of "other books".
In actuality, he hadn't written any of them at the time "The Haunted House" was published, but he's been working on it. I'm pleased to present book #2 today, featuring our friends Chet, Nick and Zac (and sister, Holly) in ... "The Snow Monster".

The Snow Monster

It was a very snowy day when the boys woke up. The night after thay were so excited about the snow thay couldn't sleep!

We got to tell Holly abuot this! said Chet. (Holly was thier sister). Thay went into her room to wake her up.

Holly, Holly! Nick wispered. We have to show you somthing!

What is it you want to show me? asked Holly. Another of your robots you make out of legos?

No, no, no. Said Nick. It's the day you've been waiting for. He added.
A SNOW DAY! Holly burst out.
Right! He said.

After breakfest, the kids went outside to play. when they went outside they saw a very big pile of snow. And out of that very big pile of snow rose a very big snow monster!

This will keep us safe! Said Nick as he built a snow fort. But the snow monsters foot came crashing to the ground making the snow fort fall apart!

Suddently, Chet popped up with a idea. He got his sling-shot and rock's. He pulled the rubber band back and let go. Over and over he did it until the snow monster was nothing but snow.

The end.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mood Swings - The Answers

Well - to both of our contestants in the "Mood Swing Contest"...the wait is over. We have a winner! Jen from Joy Thru Christ got 'em all right! Here's the whole set of moods:

And here are Jen's answers:

jen elslager said...
What fun! Here are our answers:

1 confused

2 surprised

3 thinking

4 loving

5 sad

6 mad

7 worried

8 excited

And of course I have to include her extra comment:

You are a very talented young man!

- if she was trying to flatter the artist, it worked! Jen, I'll be contacting you to arrange the prize patrol delivery. Thanks for playing, and thanks to Thirsty Dave, the runner-up, only other one who played! :o)

Coming up this weekend:

The Snow Monster

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mood Swings

I tried a little experiment the other day with Aaron Job. It seems that several visitors have commented on his ability to show facial expressions on his characters. So, I listed eight "moods" on paper and had him to draw a face showing each one.
Here are the moods, in random order:









Now, can you match the drawings to the correct mood? You might even try it without looking at the options above. How 'bout for the winner (to the first one who guesses all 8 correctly) - a personalized, autographed drawing from Aaron Job? Submit your answers like this:

1. SAD

I'll post the answers later this week.





Saturday, February 17, 2007

Law of the Day

This doesn't fall under the "Drawing" category, but I thought you'd get a kick out of it. I'm not sure what inspired this short list, but it makes me wonder where my son has been spending his time...

Law of the Day
No TV for a week
No games for month
Oner [Honor] your Dad & Mom
No Smoking

*NEWS RELEASE: Reliable sources tell me that our friends Zac, Chet and Nick will soon return in "The Snow Monster"! Stay tuned...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Flip - The Day Dreamer

We introduced Aaron Job's first tribute to Flip a few days ago. If you haven't read it yet, you should - but to fully appreciate "Flip - Aliens" or this one: "Flip - The Day Dreamer", you've got to watch the original animations on which these are based - they're just a few minutes long. You can watch one here. Or purchase them here. I think I'm going to buy Aaron Job a copy to reward his efforts.

As a special treat - Flip's creator, Kirk Demarais, has stopped by and put his seal of approval on "Aliens", as well as giving it some special recognition:

Kirk D. has left a new comment on your post "Flip - Aliens":
Hey Aaron [Job], This is amazing!I just posted about it on my own blog. I'm really happy that Flip has inspired you. You've done a great job capturing the essence of the character while putting your own touch on it. I can tell that Flip loved his flying saucer ride!Keep up the great work!

Read the rest of Kirk's evaluation here.

And now..."Flip" in "The Day Dreamer". Here's the overview:

And now the individuals frames:


Today's Cartoon

The Day Dreamer

The End

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

About Aaron Job

Aaron Job helped me fill out his profile page a while back, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with this short bio he recently came up with on his own (I've included a few hyperlinks to provide further information):

Aaron Job

Age: 6
Likes: Playing Jokes and riddles
Dislikes: Being quiet
Favorite Food: candy
Favorite Color: green
Best Friend: Alex, Anna & Hunter Bryce
Secret: Wishes to be Superman
Favorite Books: Alfred Hitchcock books (or here or here)
Favorite Movie: Adventures in Odessey

Flip - Aliens

Inspired by fellow blogger/artist Kirk over at The Secret Fun Spot, Aaron Job contributes his own episode of Flip.


Today Cartoon

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Fun With Animation

Here's a fun site we found where you can draw your own character (person, robot, etc.) and the program automatically animates your drawing. You can also see other designs in the thumbnails at the bottom of the page (Warning: Sometimes someone will draw inappropriate things - so be careful.)

Here's Aaron Job's:

Click here to create your own!

Mater and the Ghostlight

SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't seen this Pixar "special feature" on the Pixar Cars DVD, then you'd better not read on, the secret of the Ghost Light will be revealed!
For the rest of you, as promised...

"Mater and the Ghost Light"
by Aaron Job
from Disney Pixar Cars
based on the movie Cars

One night in Radiator Springs,

Mater was playing tricks on the other cars.

First, he used his hook to pull away the flowers Red was watering.

Next, he jumped out of a pile of tires,

and Luigi and Guido fell over!

Then, Mater snuck up on Lizzy, who would not wake up

when he was being silly.

Then he snuk outside with a cone on his head.

Then he jumped up and showed

his "conse".

And then, when Fillmore took away one can of gas,
Mater added one.

The last trick happend at Flo's Cafe.

Mater jumped out of a pile of cans.

Then he said to McQueen:

Tonight we're going to see the Ghost Light"

Mater! Said Sherif. Don't talk about the Ghost Light to him!

What is the Ghost Light? McQueen asked.

The Ghost Light, said Sherif, is a glowing oar"

He drove around while he was saying this.

And the only thing that angers it the most, is clanging of metel.

Everyone was not scared exsept Mater.

He was scared.

And when you go home, Sherif was saying,

keep an eye out for the Ghost Light. It could be any ware, he said.

Well, goodnight.

Good night. Mater mumbled.

He drove home. One of his lights fell off and it was his last one.

When the door of Mater's house came down, it fell down.

Then he saw a light.

Help the Ghost Light! He yelled.

Then he noticed that it was a lightning bug.

Then Mater saw another light.
Ahhhhh! The Ghost Light! He shouted.
McQueen and Guido looked at each other and smiled.

Ahhhhh! The Ghost Light!

It's in front of me! Yelled Mater.

He was not seeing that it was a lantern.

Finally, Mater stoped for a rest.

Then he noticed the lantern.

Hey, he said, that's no Ghost Light! It's a lantern!

He added.

Just then Doc and Sherif and the other cars arrived.

Mater, said Sherif, the only thing you need to be afraid of

is your imagination.

Yah, said Doc. And the Screaming Banshee.

Well good night.

Thay all went home.

The Screaming what? Wondered Mater.

With a Big, Big, Big monster truck behind him,

he said you'd better run

a Screaming Banshee could be anyware.