Friday, October 28, 2011

Deep in the cave

All images and text copyright 2011 - Michael Smith Doodle Bag Productions
Here is this week's bag for Sara's Field Trip to Mammoth Cave.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloween

I am very late today with the post, this is the final composition with the characters all together.  Out doing a little trick or treating!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wicked Witch

This is the last of my Halloween characters for this year, my goal is to get them all composed into a single image by next Monday, but if not at least they are all rendered.  I have to move on to the rest of the Christmas Cards next!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ghost Trick or Treater

Keeping with the Halloween theme we have a ghost heading out for the night.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Frankenstein, trick or treating

With the kids on Fall Break I thought that I would try my hand at some Halloween drawings, so that is how this Frankenstein appeared.  It was fun to try something a little different, so I started some additional Halloween images.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Just a couple of quick sketches to update the site a quick sketch of Sara's Mom and a little robot sketched on a post-it note.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Christmas Card Starts

I realize that it is October, but drawing takes time, so here we are starting the Christmas Card, with the Mom all wrapped up in presents.

Christmas Mom Work in Progress

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Break

All images and text copyright 2011 Michael Smith - Doodle Bag Productions
Here is this week's bag, more of just a Fall Break bag than a continuation of the story.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Batman Sketch Card

This is a sketchcard that I did for a friend's son, I had to practice before I sent it out, I hadn't drawn Batman before I tried my hand at this one.  He's okay, just need to work a little more on him and also the watercoloring!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Village Voice Blog

Last month we got a mention from the Lunch Bag Dad on his blog and traffic increased here (Thanks again!) from that mention someone at the the Village Voice picked up the page and included it here:

So again, Thank You!

Monday, October 10, 2011


This is the shirt as it was printed

This was the original design for the shirt
This is some illustration for a friend's company.  They have an annual client appreciation picnic called The Low Country Boil.  This is this year's shirt I did for them.  Both the original image and the final shirt print.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Harry Potter - Quidditch

I am a bit of a nerd.  If you are reading this, you may have deduced this already.  So I have spent an inordinate amount of time working on this image.  A little Harry Potter composition with some minor characters interacting at the Quidditch World Cup.  Mad Eye Moody and Tonks chasing after Mundungus Fletcher.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Quidditch Illustrated

This is an bit of detail for the background of a composition that I am working on that puts Mad Eye, Tonks, and Mundungus together.  In the  final it is so small that you can really see it, but I like to fill out the details so I am showing it here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


All images and text copyright 2011 - Michael Smith - Doodle Bag Productions
This is the 8th bag in this year's lunch story, Sara is now helping a friend who has decided to re-enact a scene from Rapunzel.  The hair is taking over and bows are required!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Expanded Image

All images and text copyright 2011 - Michael Smith, Doodle Bag Productions
This is from the Sara and the Problem Puppet story, the original bag image has been expanded and digital color added to flesh out the story.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mad Eye - Harry Potter

This is part of an overall composition that I am working on that the Tonks image that was posted previously is going to be working with.  I will add other parts as they get further along.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Robot Running

This is an image from the summer, a little robot chasing a Robot Lightning Bug

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Harry Potter WIP

Working on another Harry Potter composition, this is a Tonks image that will figure into the overall picture.  More to come later.