July 30, 2008

a strange baby.

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people poop out babies and babies poop out poop. the circle of life is complete.

July 29, 2008

even I think he's strange.

I'll admit it, this dude is a little weird...

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life lesson: live everyday like you were this dude.

...but I think I found a new mascot for my life.

July 14, 2008

where'd you get that cap?

Have you ever seen someone's work, then met the person and it all fits? Like there's a little bit of that person in everything they've drawn? It happens a lot.

For instance, I usually draw long torsos. Awkward hand positions. Facial hair. And, amazingly enough, pretty much every (person) I draw is ugly.

Today I decided I wanted to work on making people a little less ugly. No, not just a little less ugly, but entirely not ugly.

The problem is that in my mind, ugly = interest. When I have to make someone normal looking, I get bored and it doesn't turn out very interesting.

So I'm going to do some nice little drawings of people who are modestly attractive and don't stay too far from what I normally draw like. I'm going to keep it real simple.

Here's the first one...

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what a fine young man.

I'd like to point out that this dude looks nothing like me. Well, except the whiskers. And maybe the hat. But that's it.

Also, today's lesson is that people are less ugly when they are based on nice shape (like a circle) and they aren't all lumpy... I'll have to write that one down.

July 11, 2008

Freakshow Extravaganza

I just sent this off to the printer. It's a promotional mailer for Sandbox Theatre to promote their new play, The Horse, the Monkey, the Bird and the Dancer.

The inspiration for the project was old circus side-show posters. The direction was to include all the titular elements in one image with a slightly dark and bizarre tone.

It got pretty dark. And pretty bizarre.

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that's a 1/2 of a sexy lady.

July 3, 2008

A fox has a bushy tail. Believe it.

Let's go from pure ugly to pure cute! Zombies are pretty much pure ugly...

And fox (or foxes) are pretty much the purest form of cute! I would also accept Chinchillas, kittens who sit like little bread loafs and tiny piglets. All are very cute.

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hey fox! get out of that snow! ...and into my hugging arms!

July 1, 2008

Return of the Return to Zombies...

Yesterday's post kept running through my mind. I was just playing around with a new technique I've been kicking around, but I know it could have been a little better.

Alright, it could have been a lot better.

I was bothering me all day, so tonight I decided to revisit the texture and color.

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better. and by better i mean creepier.