Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Suicidal Accountant























This started as a quick doodle I made as an attempt to describe another drawing of a guy with elongated eyelids. I liked it and shaded it in a more refined manner. He ended up looking like a depressed accountant who's been doing the same job for years (and might be contemplating suicide) and that is why the job position was subsequently added on his door.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Snow

























The reasoning behind drawing this was fairly straight forward. It's been snowing and I recently finished reading Blankets, a comic that is for the most part set in the snow. I was blown away by the penmanship (and generally by everything else) in that comic so I decided to try and draw something that was somewhat similar stroke-wise. Stylistically, I didn't veer too far away from my usual approach to comics but this was a fun break from a day otherwise consisting of getting a lot of paperwork done.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Super-Bonding

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This illustration accompanied an article titled "DC vs. Marvel" in the third issue of FIMP. My plan was originally to draw a giant battle or something extravagant like that. While that's still there to some extent, I made a last minute decision to bring forward what mostly drew me to superhero comics in the first place and it's that they're essentially a bunch of orphans dealing with their issues on an operatic scale. Enough people seemed to have found this drawing funny so I suppose the humor inherent to the genre came across pretty well.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Alien City

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This drawing was a sample I made for a project that never came through but I'm still very happy with it.  The idea was to try and combine M.C. Escher and Dark City as the project involved world building in a way that used distorted perspective. It was a pretty cool project and it fell apart mostly because I didn't manage to fit it in schedule-wise... One of those lost opportunities...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Celebrating the New Year and Poop




































You're probably wondering why this post's title includes the word "poop." The highlight of my celebrations for the new year was indulging a request by my younger cousins to draw a man pooping. They started by demanding that I draw Santa performing the aforementioned action but after an extensive negotiation, I convinced them that his metabolism works in such a way that he doesn't need to use the bathroom (I already drew him on heroin so I figured I'd cut him some slack).

At this point, you're probably wondering how this has anything to do with the above drawing. I ended up drawing a myriad of things with my cousins as we ended up playing a guessing game for most of the evening and this is something I suggest for all illustrators to try out. There's nothing like drawing live for a bunch of kids to get the old noodle working so by the time they got sleepy and went to bed, I was in a pretty good drawing mood and this sketch came out. It's one of my favorites in a long time so the lesson of the day is:

If a kid asks you to draw a man pooping, you'd better do it.