#dailydrawing #people 8 to 11

Once again these are being posted here a bit later due to wanting to have more then one drawing to share. I plan on getting back on schedule in the next few weeks.

This first drawing was based on a Cosplay photo I took at BigWow 2013. I mostly just used the pose of a fan dressed as Storm from the X-Men, but to create my own superhero…
03-30-2014 #dailydrawing #people Moon Lady

A air-ship drawing was based on a photo of an artist friend taken during a Steam Punk themed event…
03-31-2014 #dailydrawing #people Captain "J"

This space warrior I drew the day after I saw the movie Jodorowsky’ Dune. The movie was inspiring and intriguing as it documented the attempt to make a film version of the Science Fiction novel Dune. The film never got made, but it still highly influenced film making from the folks who worked on it (artists like Moebius and H.R Giger). Highly recommended!

I started with a photo of a statue I took in Montreal in the oldest part of town, but the costume and props were more inspired by 1970′s science fiction and the work of French artist Moebius….
04-06-2014 #people #dailydrawing space warrior

This cowboy drawing was from a photo of a friend taken just a few days ago while drawing at the zoo…
04-09-2014 #people #dailydrawing gunslinger rick


2014-06-09 Cartooning Hidden Worlds (Grades 4 and up) • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – June 9 to 13

Schulz Museum logo - Santa Rosa CA

Cartooning Hidden Worlds (Grades 4 and up)
Venue : Schulz Museum 2301 Hardies Lane – Santa Rosa, Ca, , 95403
When: 6/9/2014 to 6/13/2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Prices: members $132.00 – Non-member $165.00
Contact: For questions or to register by phone, please call (707) 284-1263.

Discover hidden worlds inside your imagination where your pet cat is a super spy and a new tree is a portal to another dimension! Learn to develop stories and draw in fantastic new ways with professional cartoonist Brian Kolm.


#dailiydrawing #animals (30 to 32) and #people (1 to 7)

Well, I am a bit late again with my goal of posting my daily drawings on Monday, but here they are. This post has the end of the animals sketchbook and the start of the peoples one.

Here are the animals, all from photos I have taken…

The spring weather was so nice that I went down to a favorite lake and took some new photos (my other animal reference was from 2013 and earlier)
03-17-2014 #dailydrawing #animals duck

03-18-2014 #dailydrawing #animals goose

This bee was in my yard and I could not resist taking a photo and drawing them…
03-19-2014 #dailydrawing #animals #insect bee

And the people, all from my own photos…

From a photo taken at the Edward Gorey Birthday Party at the Cartoon Art Museum.
03-20-2014 #dailydrawing #people coat of fortunes

From a past Halloween costume!
03-21-2014 #dailydrawing #people Egber the Cowlick Jester

From a cosplayer at Baycon, years ago.
03-22-2014 #dailydrawing #people Steampunk Gal

A composite character made of photos taken at the San Jose Toy and Comic show recently…
03-23-2014 #dailydrawing #people toy-collector

She’ll put a spell on you! Loosely based on a photo of a friend.
03-24-2014 #dailydrawing #people witch

This lovely lady was based on a photo taken at the Hubba-Hubba review on New Years eve. (a great show)
03-25-2014 #dailydrawing #people tattooed lady

This is based on a display at the small exhibit at Fisherman’s Warf in San Francisco.
03-26-2014 #dailydrawing #people Sea King


Be Lucky! Happy St Patrick’s Day

Be Lucky - Happy St. Patrick's Day 2014
Happy St Patrick Day 2014!


#dailydrawing #animals 27 to 29

This monday update is pretty small, with only 3 drawings. Some weeks other activity take precedence over my morning drawing. I have about 3 pages left in this sketchbook and then I will have to start a new theme. Follow me here on the blog, or on social media (see links to the upper right column –> ) to see what path I take.

A beastie. A type of buffalo I think…
03-13-2014 #dailydrawing #animal beasty

Based on bat statue at the Oakland Zoo…
03-14-2014 #dailydrawing #animal bat

03-16-2014 #dailydrawing #animal humming-bird


VIDEO: Sebastopol Library Cartooning Teaching Time-Lapse

Yesterday I got to teach a wonderful class at the Sebastopol Public Library. Here is my entire workshop, speed up to under 2 minutes.

Sebastopol Library Cartooning Teaching Time-Lapse with Brian Kolm from Brian Kolm on Vimeo.


#dailydrawings 22 to 26, dogs and cats and birds!

Hey there, it’s monday and time for some Daily Drawings from the past week. A lot of fun stuff this week: dogs, cat, ape, parrot.

This cut dog was taken at the Japanese’s Restaurant in Balboa Park, The Tea Pavilion. They have great outdoor seating on their deck and some tasty food. There was a dog show at the same time as Comic-Con that year and there were many dogs all at the same table (I only drew one).
03-03-2014 #dailydrawing #animals San Diego Dog

Charley the dog I met just recently for the International Sketch Crawl. He was outside the cafe everybody met up at before we started.
03-04-2014 haight Street Charley

This drawing is from a photo I took late 2013 at the house warming of some friends. The cat is Silver and sadly they left this mortal plane shortly after the photo was taken. Such a beautiful cat.
03-05-2014 #dailydrawing #animals silver #cat

Some sort of Gorilla or Ape at the Oakland Zoo in 2005…
03-07-2014 #dailydrawing #animals #oakland #ape

A parrot cleaning it’s self at the Oakland Zoo
03-10-2014 #dailydrawing #animals #oakland #parrot


2014-03-08 Mini Comics Day 2014 – March 8 at the Cartoon Art Museum

Where: Cartoon Art Museum lobby
655 Mission Street, San Francisco CA
When: March 8, 2014 – 11am to 5pm
Brian Kolm: 11am to 1pm
Karl Dotter: 1pm to 3pm
Kan Lynch: 3pm to 5pm

Cost: FREE, but artists can bring their own drawing materials.

I will be assisting at the Cartoon Art Museum for Mini-Comic Day 2014 on March 8! The challenge is to create and self-publish a mini-comic by the end of the day. That is to write/draw and then print the comic.

Mini-comics have been democratizing the art of making comic books since the 70?s or earlier… with the popularization of photocopiers, it became apparent that anyone with an inclination and some spare change could print a little comic book. Wildly varying in both form and content, mini-comics are a wonderful synthesis of cartooning and hand-made art objects.

I have done the challenge the past two years and I always find the experience enjoyable… to create and finish something in just one day. There is no time for worries and perfectionism, and you might be surprised what can be done in a short amount of time. Come and give it a try! ( Check out my comics from 2012 and 2013 )

Guidelines: To participate, create a mini-comic from start to finish on March 8th, 20143 (including writing, drawing and printing it). You can make your mini-comic by yourself or with other artists. On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists from around the world will write, draw, and print copies of a mini-comic, completing the entire process from start to finish in a day or less. Anyone in the world can participate.

Format: Your mini-comic can be any size, length and format you desire. A standard mini-comics size would be eight 4.25?x5.5? pages (which can be made from one 8.5×11 sheet of paper printed on both sides).

Bonus points: If you are working with a group of cartoonists, you may want to consider collecting your mini-comics together to distribute as a set. Bags, rubber bands, or boxes all work great for this purpose.

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