Something Stupid Every Day

In which Cole Ott attempts to draw, write, or otherwise create something every day.

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Doodles from the fantastic movie Laurence Anyways (seriously, watch this trailer).

I’m a big fan of when movies, comics, etc use surreal/clearly non-literal imagery to get a point across. Laurence Anyways does that a number of times, usually to make the viewer feel what Fred (the woman in the top drawing) feels, and I lllllloved it. Many scenes feel more like music videos than film scenes, but it uses that artistic license with enough restraint that the film still definitely feels like a coherent whole.

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#fan art  #laurence anyways  #sketch  #art  #digital art  #movies 
coleott:

I always have a great time doing concert posters. Working from as abstract and loose a prompt as a band’s music makes me focus on the impact and mood of a piece in a way that I don’t do nearly enough of on my own. For reference, the inspiration music for this show is basically grungy DGAF punk with a bit of an aggressive edge.

P.S. If you live in/around Brooklyn and like this sort of thing, maybe check it out!

coleott:

I always have a great time doing concert posters. Working from as abstract and loose a prompt as a band’s music makes me focus on the impact and mood of a piece in a way that I don’t do nearly enough of on my own. For reference, the inspiration music for this show is basically grungy DGAF punk with a bit of an aggressive edge.

P.S. If you live in/around Brooklyn and like this sort of thing, maybe check it out!

— 2 days ago with 28 notes
#artists on tumblr  #poster  #original art  #music  #illustration  #art 
Nice morning for a hunt.

Olivia was doing a doodle trade over on twitter today, so I drew her this dignified scene from the British countryside.

Nice morning for a hunt.

Olivia was doing a doodle trade over on twitter today, so I drew her this dignified scene from the British countryside.

— 3 days ago with 6 notes
#doodle  #artists on tumblr  #greyhounds  #art  #digital art 
coleott:

Where are you going, Mr. Bird?

Mr. Bird what have you done?

coleott:

Where are you going, Mr. Bird?

Mr. Bird what have you done?

— 4 days ago with 26 notes
#art  #original art  #digital art  #doodle  #artists on tumblr 
coleott:

go read Thunderpaw.

it’s by Jen (who fyi has a Patreon now).

I’m been kinda into this intentionally sketchy look lately (at least the sketchy fills. not sure how I feel about the outside-the-lines coloring yet)

coleott:

go read Thunderpaw.

it’s by Jen (who fyi has a Patreon now).

I’m been kinda into this intentionally sketchy look lately (at least the sketchy fills. not sure how I feel about the outside-the-lines coloring yet)

— 6 days ago with 37 notes
#fan art  #thunderpaw  #repoghost  #art  #sketch 
coleott:

it’s Scott Benson’s birthday, so I drew him a birthday cake! Scott’s the raddest.

(these are characters from his upcoming game, Night in the Woods).

coleott:

it’s Scott Benson’s birthday, so I drew him a birthday cake! Scott’s the raddest.

(these are characters from his upcoming game, Night in the Woods).

— 1 week ago with 265 notes
#art  #fan art  #night in the woods  #birthdays  #friendz 
super quick little monster drawings I made for my Ludum Dare (jam) game.

super quick little monster drawings I made for my Ludum Dare (jam) game.

— 1 week ago with 10 notes
#ludum dare  #art  #doodles  #monsters 
I guess I drew a matchup from Chelsea Saunders (aka Pixelated Crown)’s upcoming fighting game—it’s the lil’ witch she posted earlier today versus her frog character. Probably should’ve been drawing art for my own videogame-in-progress, since the Ludum Dare clock is ticking. Woops.

I guess I drew a matchup from Chelsea Saunders (aka Pixelated Crown)’s upcoming fighting game—it’s the lil’ witch she posted earlier today versus her frog character. Probably should’ve been drawing art for my own videogame-in-progress, since the Ludum Dare clock is ticking. Woops.

— 1 week ago with 9 notes
#pixelated crown  #fan art  #doodle  #art  #digital art 
a super quick twitter sketch of me as a muppet in ill-fitting clothes. there was some context, I assure you.

I’m participating in Ludum Dare this weekend, but my game’s going to be verrrrrry light on graphics (and probably pretty lousy—it’s my first game jam so it’s definitely a “learning experience”). I probably won’t post about it here, but it means I probably won’t be posting more than very rough doodles here for the next 2-3 days.

a super quick twitter sketch of me as a muppet in ill-fitting clothes. there was some context, I assure you.

I’m participating in Ludum Dare this weekend, but my game’s going to be verrrrrry light on graphics (and probably pretty lousy—it’s my first game jam so it’s definitely a “learning experience”). I probably won’t post about it here, but it means I probably won’t be posting more than very rough doodles here for the next 2-3 days.

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#art  #doodle  #muppet  #self portrait