Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Little Red Book

For Valentine's this year, I bought my wife a little bound red book.


The idea is that every day she gets a little present in the form of a doodle; Usually done off the top of my head, either right before bed or first thing in the morning. Here's some of the results:



Our little puppy, Coco.




After she was spayed, Coco had to wear the typical cone collar for 2 weeks. I thought she looked like she was wearing the spacesuit helmet from 2001.



During her astronaut phase, Coco's face got really stinky. We couldn't wait for her to heal just so we could give her a bath.


I guess now you know what I was watching when I woke up.



I think repeat viewings of Miyazaki are a must for anyone in animation. It keeps you inspired.



To be continued....

35 comments:

Dapper Dan said...

That is a wicked idea man (goes green wishing he had thought of that first)! I'm sure your wife will love it. Kudos good sir!

sean said...

hmmm. if i steal your idea will you ever know? I think not. These are fantastic. I warm up everyday with a few random doodles. Why not present them as a gift?

damon said...

super cool man you alway did the best post it doodlies

nice gift

Serapio Calm said...

Awesome little book! Very thoughtful to your one and only. Thanks for sharing all these oodles of fun!

Keath007 said...

Total genius! Those are fantastic!

paige said...

That's realy great, Chris! Lovely little doodles.

Alexei Martins said...

Woow!!Cool!!!!

Niko Anesti said...

That's a really cool idea! Awesome doodles as well!

pumml said...

This is the perfect format for such awesome doodling. Looking forward to the next batch!

Miss Mindy said...

Yay JiJi! How'd you know I watch KiKI last night? hmmm....
:)mm

Amy said...

First I saw Bloo and squeed. Then I saw Jiji and died from teh joy.

What a lovely idea, I hope she enjoys it as much as we do :)

Goobeetsablog said...

I'm dead if my wife sees this:)
really fantastic and
a sweet gesture

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Bizarre !! :)

Mukpuddy said...

What a freakin great idea!! Can't wait to see more!!

Scotland Barnes said...

Chris,

Love them all. Really cool. I gotta try that myself some more.

Lauren Reeser said...

Hi. You don't know me, but I just want to say that I LOVE your little book you gave to your wife. It's so romantic and personal and cute. Kudos for you! --Lauren

ridd1 said...

awesome post

potato farm girl said...

Jiji!! All women love Jiji!

Jazzy Justin said...

Wow...what an incredible gift!

Jay D Smith said...

these are fantastic!!!

j.

Chris Battle said...

Thanks, guys! This week, remember to do something nifty for the one you love. But nothing stalker-ish, please.

Alina Chau said...

What a sweet idea!! The drawings are AWESOME!

spleenal said...

Such a cool idea. I will probably steel it (the idea not the book)
If it were published people would buy it.

Clio said...

That's an excellent and sweet idea! =D

John M. said...

What A great idea! Love it!

Mars Cabrera said...

Unbelievable! so inspiring!!

ALBERT PARDO said...

---THESE ARE GREAT, SOMETIMES YOU GET THE BEST STUFF OUTTA THOSE LIL' SKETCHES...

---NICE WORK...

the doodlers said...

really cool idea! Love the Jiji and the stinky dawg... actually love them all! :)

VietNguyen said...

Thanks for your comment chris. Your work is awesome as well, I love this little red book idea (if I can keep my girlfriend from reading this maybe I can steal your idea). I would love to take a crack at animation someday, just to change things up.

xenos said...

good idea. i may just start one for my wife too. any idea of where to find tiny books like yours?

Chris Battle said...

Picked mine up at a place in Pasadena called Mimio.

Wynne Chen said...

That is great idea!!
I should get my one too!!
Sweet drawings too:)

Alisa said...

What a lovely idea! And in such a tiny book!

Mark Geyer said...

LOVE this!

misterEtickets said...

fantastic little book.