Behold – “The Grape”

August 19, 2008


There’s a big ol’ purple van sitting in our driveway tonight.  No, we didn’t win the lottery – Lloyd is going to be the school shuttle driver on Wednesdays.  It’s very exciting.

Full of grape-y goodness and students.

I hope the kids will recognize him.  He’s shaved down from the full beard to just a goatee.  I like it, but it makes drawing him a little more complicated.  The all-around face scribble has to be broken up into parts.

I should have given him a more chiseled jaw.

Have you tried drawing Lloyd today? It’s as easy as pie – give it a shot!  Use a black marker, because that boy’s got a lot of hair.

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18 Responses to “Behold – “The Grape””

  1. Karla Said on:

    So with the shaving of the beard, he also got rid of the unibrow? What?


  2. Karla Said on:

    ACK!! Lauren, I was just looking at my favorite children’s author’s (Mo Willems) blog -- he’s going to be in Seward at Concordia at the Plum Creek Children’s Literary Festival in early October! Please tell me you’ll go see him and tell him Hi for me and Anna.


  3. Kathi D Said on:

    I had the same thought as Karla. Did he get some work done on the brow?


  4. Brad Said on:

    My first thought about bus driving is always the opening scene in “A Nightmare on Elmstreet 2” where Freddie drives the bus into a field. You should do that on Halloween, Lloyd!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren do me now … make old Peggy new!


  6. Deanne Said on:

    I drove a car in high school we called the grape. It was about the same color and it was a … Buick CONCORD! No air conditioning, only AM radio… but it was wheels -- heaven!


  7. Deborah Said on:

    Nothing to do with this post, but thought people might be interested:


  8. Curt Said on:

    Lloyd, So does this mean you don’t have to use your own car once a week to get to work?


  9. Lauren'sdad Said on:

    If it were a purple plum and you wrinkled it, would it be a prune?


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