Monday, June 30, 2014

Tales of the Inanely Mundane Presents

This was the product of a break taken while working on a comic. I started out drawing the mom character but ended up imagining it as a cover for a non existent story. Most of the text elements were drawn in with the intention of sounding as stupid as possible. Naturally, it turned out looking like something I'd probably enjoy reading...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gigolo-Gen

This was a warm up for a long, long project ahead. It took a little longer than expected as a red pen was lying around. The initial idea was to draw a futuristic sex-robot as envisioned by a futurist but I ended up dropping the outright robotic elements while drawing it.

This drawing also looks better while listening to this.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Medusa

Medusa's generally described as a monster possessing a hideous face but it seems to me that if one were to look past that (without turning to stone) she'd probably come across as a woman with serious personal image and self esteem issues. I realize this is the flip-side of the feminist adoption of her image but it couldn't be easy knowing that anyone who looked at her would be turned to stone.

I wasn't necessarily trying to get any of that across in this drawing but it's an observation.

Monday, April 21, 2014

About Ebola

This post is primarily an attempt to bring attention to the About Ebola app, developed as a response to inform the public following the recent outbreaks of the virus.

You can download the app HERE and read up on the development process HERE (this link provides proper accreditation to everyone involved).


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Vampire Moth

As I drew this, I had no idea that vampire moths actually exist. It occurred to me to look it up after finishing this drawing and they look nothing like this. If anything, they're more sinister looking...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Retro-Future-Murder

Some free time came up unexpectedly and I decided to use it wisely. I've been drawing most of my personal stuff on brown paper lately but something I had yet to try was the effect of colored markers on it. It had also been a while since I last drew an action scene...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Apocalyptic Cardboard Box

Hopefully this doesn't turn into a running theme, but here's another post featuring a funny hat. The idea with this drawing was to create a context in which it would be acceptable to use a cardboard box as one.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Croaking

This was a fairly quick sketch to get an idea down on paper and it was to draw someone who believed wholeheartedly that wearing a column of hats was a good idea. I liked it enough to color it and post it.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Broken Sword

This started out as a very loose sketch with no clear intention of what to draw. The only mandate I placed upon myself was to try and suggest everything using shadows and forms rather than outlines. At some point, it seemed like a good idea to use a shadow to suggest an opponent's presence, and that led to the broken sword and blood.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Man Who Growls

This started out as the kind of practice drawing I try to make every time I feel like I haven't drawn anything digitally in a while. With the general state of things, there tends to be a lot frustration simmering whenever you talk to anyone these days so on some level, I was trying to channel that. There's also a little Conrad Veidt for inspiration.

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Floating Head, Reptile Woman and Her Primate Stalker

Not much of a narrative to this post beyond that I recently spent a lot of time on trains and in airports and opted for the most laborious drawing technique available to me to pass the time. I'm pretty happy with how these turned out so I tired to get the scans to look as close as possible to what they looked like on paper. They're uploaded at a decent resolution so click on them for a better look:


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Night Walk

This post builds on the last one. I'm keeping the details scarce as there's no clear plan for this project at the time of this writing but it's a comic I'm hoping to get to draw sometime in the very near future. The look's pretty close to what I have in mind but the character and the story have changed some more since then. With every draft I write, I end up filtering out whatever happy things remain and at this point, it doesn't feel like the kind of story that could sustain a yellow tint at all times. I do like this color scheme though, so here it is posted.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Seated Girl on Brown Paper

Not much of a story behind this one other than it's another drawing of a seated girl (it's possible I have friends keeping count at this point). It was an early attempt at developing the look of a character but it's a direction I've abandoned a while back so I don't feel bad posting it now...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Meat Puppet

I've always liked the expression meat puppet.

Initially, I was only killing time drawing an overly literal depiction of it (an accurate representation of what they make you feel like waiting in line at an embassy) but in the process of drawing it, I thought of the greater geopolitical context and a growing nihilistic attitude I can't bring myself to shake off. Having said that, I don't want to dump specific readings into people's minds or assign this drawing any particular significance but hopefully, it offers food for thought in some capacity.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mime Kids on a Tree

This drawing started out as a formal exercise. I noticed an interesting looking tree while driving home the other day and decided to draw it as best as I could remember. Once the tree was sketched out, it felt like it was placed on the paper in such a way that allowed for some kind of narrative to be added. Somehow that led to the egg-stealing mime kids.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Christmas Tiny Tim

I wouldn't say I hate Christmas but I do have a strong distaste for the festive season. I see close to no point in beating a dead horse on the head ranting about commercialism and whatnot but hopefully this minor attempt at mischief brings genuine holiday joy to any fellow curmudgeons out there who are sick of being stuck in long hours of traffic as a result of people running out to buy crap trying to validate that they care about each other.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Satan and His Human Slave

This one was supposed to be nothing more than a quick warm-up before getting started on a new job. "Hey, I haven't drawn anything digitally in a while" I thought. Several hours later, I end up with another variation of a favorite subject of mine, evil little girls:


Monday, November 18, 2013

Los Pollos Hermanos

I was late catching up with the Breaking Bad frenzy but was blown away after recently binge-watching all five seasons. Consequently, I now find myself doodling characters from the show whenever the opportunity comes up. I had a lot of time to kill waiting in line for some paperwork the other day and here's Gus.

As a bonus, here's a very very crude sculpt of Walt:


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bewbz

Nothing about this drawing was intended to make much sense. I was recently gifted a brown-paper sketchbook so it was mostly just a way to exploit a limited selection of pens on this kind of paper, and I have to say white pen is my new favorite thing at the moment.

And yeah, bewb-monster.