Monthly Archives: February 2011

Buzz 079 – Sidewalk Chalk Buzz Lightyear

The kids were outside drawing on the driveway so I figured I’d get involved. This Buzz Lightyear is the result. If he’s not my best work it’s because I was having to keep a 6 year old girl and a 3 year old boy from walking all over it. I can’t do chalk drawings without thinking about Burt in Marry Poppins.

This Buzz says, “I wish they had a bigger driveway. I might have had arms and a torso.”

Once I started drawing, the kids wanted to be right next to me and do their own versions. Jenna did Jessie and J asked me to draw him a Woody… then he finished it in his own style. See them after the jump. Continue reading

Buzz 077 – Buzz Lightyear Leftovers

The idea for this Buzz Lightyear came out of no where as I was finishing my dinner Thursday evening. I didn’t even think it would be possible but pretty soon, I had what passed for a recognizable Buzz. My kids were impressed anyway.

This Buzz says, “You don’t need no Parmesan cause I got the cheese right here.”

Sponsor My Biggest Buzz Lightyear Project Yet!

**Update!!** We made goal! Thanks!!
Any extra donations are welcome… but will go toward other Buzz Projects.

I’ve got a huge idea… and you can help me pull it off!

Ever seen folks use Solo-style cups to spell out words on a chain-link fence? Imagine that taken to the next level. I want to purchase enough multi-colored cups to create a huge Buzz Lightyear.

Here’s a photoshop mock-up of what he’ll look like:

It’s going to take over 600 cups to create this masterpiece… and that’s where you come in.

Consider sponsoring a cup (or several cups) for 25 cents each. When I complete the project and post it on the site, I’ll list the names of everyone who gave in order of how many cups they sponsored.

So how about it? Can you spare a quarter (or more) for this cause?

Check back as I will update this post with the progress.

Cups Needed: 605
Cups Sponsored: 605
– 9:46pm 3/8/2011
Cups Remaining: 0!!


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Too Much Information Podcast
Obsessive Comics Disorder
Axe Cop! (Ethan Nichole)
David Godbout
John Stienklauber
Traci Haley
David Weyers
Jennifer O’Rourke
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Between Your Ears Podcast
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Jennifer Kennison
Mat Pace
Patricia Sanchez
Jared Miller
Winnie Van de Broeck

Sponsor 1 Cup – .25


Sponsor 4 Cups – $1.00


Sponsor any number of cups – You choose.

Buzz 076 – Moleskine Notebook Buzz Lightyear

I’ve carried a Moleskine Notebook for a couple of years now. They’re great for putting down ideas and sketches and stuff. Here’s a drawing I did the other day. Nothing special I suppose… but the squiggly lines that surround Buzz is actually just one long line. Some people draw stars when they’re bored… I’ve always filled pages with these maze-like lines that are actually just one line.

This Buzz says, “So what.”

More Buzz Lightyear Reader Art

Here are a few more amazing examples of Buzz Lightyear fan art from our readers.

Renaissance Buzz Lightyear by Matthew Sargant

Great work Matt! Love the wings, the puffy shirt, those boots! Excellent.

White Board Buzz Lightyear by Chris

Does it make me weird if I really like his eyes? Nice touch on crosshatching the blue and red dry erase markers to make purple.

Buff Lightyear by Wallace

This was inked on paper, scanned and colored in Photoshop by my friend and co-worker Wallace Phare. I love that the muscles are so huge they literally take the place of the armor!

I’d love to feature your Buzz Lightyear fan art here…

Buzz 074 – French Fry Buzz Lightyear

Here before you is a Buzz Lightyear made from french fries… the healthy part of this balanced breakfast! This was actually an idea given to me by my 6 year-old daughter, Jenna. She was visiting family and did a portrait of her Uncle Tim using her french fries. She’s awesome. She actually does her own podcast for kids. Check it out.

This Buzz says, “Help me. Once he’s done with this photo he’s going to eat me!”

Buzz 073 – Color Blanks Buzz

I was shopping at Target for some Kit-Kat bars and ran into an end cap with these Color Blanks figures from RoseArt. Two of them come in a pack for just under 10 bucks. They reminded me of theĀ  Munny or Mighty Mugg figures… except a few bucks cheaper.

I bought one pack and a bunch of permanent markers and knocked this out Sunday afternoon. I highly suggest you go out and pick a pack up yourself and create something awesome!

This Buzz says, “I could have been shaped like a bird, a dog or have had a square head!”

Buzz 072 – ASCII Art Buzz Lightyear

I made this using Notepad and a keyboard… then Photoshop. I would have liked to have added the actual ASCII art… but apparently my theme adds css style formatting to the pre tag that makes that impossible. Boo.

If anyone knows a way, I would love to share the actual text. Be sure to click the image to make it bigger.

This Buzz says, “I would look better in Windows 3.0.”