Monday, August 31, 2009
This ugly brute was sketched between rounds of boggle one evening. I think I was going for a "dinosaur with jowls". I'm unimpressed. Incidentally, the first real job I remember REALLY wanting was to be a paleontologist.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is a forgotten sketch I did about 3 years ago. At the time I was good at drawing the chassis of a lady but unsatisfied with the faces I was drawing so I would often save myself the risk of butchering a face by throwing on a fancy helmet. I've thankfully overcome this obstacle, to some extent at least, but I still love drawing girls with crazy masks and such.
There was also the fact that I was often running into issues at work where the people I was drawing were perceived as unattractive and not fresh-faced enough for the client. I had just heard we were going to be working for a corporate lingerie giant. Out of my initial brainstorm sketches came the drawing above and Kendo Chat Noire.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I drew this character while on the flight down to California. The text is a direct quote from a conversation Amy and I had with her Dad. He was showing us a knife that Amy's little brother found in the bushes around their house (scary!). He was also showing us his flicking and unflicking skills with said knife. Anyway, I thought it was one of the coolest sentences I'd ever heard.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
So I'm overdue (again) for a post. Well, I just got back from a vacation in California spending time with Amarina's family, so that counts for a bit of my tardiness. It also gave me a chance to see a rather important drawing I did over 3 years ago. The swashbumbling fellow above was drawn for Amy's little brother, James. He was having a pirate birthday party. I couldn't attend but I sent this along. It's an important drawing for me because it ushered in a return to drawing. At the time I wasn't in the habit of drawing at all which was really troubling. And the less I did the more I built up apprehension over starting again. This was probably the first thing I had drawn in months which, thankfully, has become something that is completely unacceptable.
I can't quite remember what I had named this character but the story was that he was the sole survivor of the crew and was going completely bonkers floating around in the crow's nest.
UPDATE: * Lonely Fish-Faced Gerrard *
The captain who went down with the ship and came up with the crow's nest. (Thanks, Shona!)
Next week I'm starting daily posts because even though I'm drawing more now than 3 years ago I'm still not drawing enough. There. I've told the universe. I HAVE to do it now.