Saturday, October 13, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
This is a self portrait that I whipped up in about 10 minutes last week. I finally got around to inking it, and figured I would post it. As much as I have convinced myself that I can never draw myself accurately, I sketched this out and it seems to do me a toonish justice. Hopefully I'll have it colored in the next week.
Monday, June 11, 2007
I haven't been as up to par with my reading over the last 6 months or so, so I decided to get back on it to spark some much needed desire and inspiration to get back on track with my own projects. The new title I picked up was The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. The meat of this book offers extensive information on battling and surviving against the living dead (maybe one day this book will come in handy?). The Zombie Survival Guide has been out for a while, but I just never broke down and got it and now that I have it, I realize just how entertaining it is.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
This American lumberjack or (French Canadian depending on what side of the fence your on) is a folk hero of massive proportions to say the least. Paul is said to have had a blue ox named "Babe" who that was to have measured 42 axe handles. and always had a plug of chewing tobacco between his horns (now that some cool stuff!!!). Paul Bunyans physical attributes were truly the things made of legend. He was said to have had a laugh that would shatter windows, it took 17 storks to carry him home when he was born, as well as being able to dig the Grand Canyon just by dragging his axe behind him. Stay "tooned" for Babe and Pecos Bill!!!!!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I had been thinking about drawing characters in 19th Century folklore (Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyun, Iron John to come) and what better character to start this jump off than John Henry. Legend has it, John Henry went head to head (with two 9 pound hammers) and won against a steam drill, in a contest of man over machine (in a way it was a battle of man over machine for jobs), ending in numerous versions of his death and ending up being replaced by drills anyway. Some say he died of a heart attack after winning the contest, others have him being blown up in mines, brain aneurisms and just plain old being burned out, with a few having him living. There are lots of different stories of his origins, whether it be Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia or Jamaica, the one constant was John Henry was a strong representation of the 19th Century working class. In Virginia lore he was a man of a kind heart, very strong, pleasant speech, yet a gambler, a roue', a drunkard and a fierce fighter, and was loved by all the negro women from the southern West Virginia line to the C&O Railroad.
Friday, February 23, 2007
I have been really inspired as of late with drawing different versions of "underworld" type characters. Here is one of the things that has squirted out my head as of late. His name is Pirumm (a wild ass) Shurr (one who observes), in essence an asshole who is basically in your business. Be on the look out for the rest of his crew, it's going to get very interesting....Muuuaaahh ha ha ha ha!!
Friday, February 16, 2007
I've been away from posting for a while and ran across a sketch for another animal in the world of the Militant Martians. I decided to color it and figured I would post it instead of my standard black and white. The Slogg is lazy, slow and always hungry, they are grazing animals that are used on Mars primarily as "beasts of burden". They are generally docile animals, but when provoked you better "tuck and duck". Easily domesticated and loyal, the Slogg generally forms a strong bond with it's owner leading them to become highly protective. Grazing in packs of 20-25 there is surely no shortage of these beasts on on the numerous sandy regions on Mars.