Thursday, December 27, 2012

#159 More Backlog

So, a while ago I posted about an iPhone app I was working on.
Turns out it is probably not going to happen.

Soooo, I gif'ed what I had so people could see the graphics:

It seems to be having some trouble loading at a smaller size,
if it is doing weird stuff, make it full size and it should work fine.

Would have been a zombie whack a mole game,
rules would have been zombies are one point,
ghosts are two points, groundhogs are negative one,
and smacking the reaper ends your game.
Also, as you progressed levels, each one would have more
holes for them to come out of, with the final level having four or five.

Anyways, enjoy!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

#158 Halloween Backlog

Hey all.
Got some Halloween stuff I never got to posting:
 Costume this year. It's a cardboard cut-out of my face.
What? I only had an hour to make a costume. Leave me alone.

 Abe Sapien Pumpkin this year.


Mine from last year, Hellboy, and my gf's Boogie Man from NMBC.

Yerp, oldies.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

#157 Holiday Gift Exchange

'Tis the time for holiday cheer again!
This time last year I made an elephant drawing for this
art history gift exchange.

This year I made a tree topper for the librarian for the visual resources
library; she loves Harry Potter and LOTR.

So I made an Eye of Sauron Tree Topper:
in progress

in situ 

close up at home when i finished it. 

in situ, again.

I was surprised to find that no one had done this yet, 
according to a google image search.

Also, I thought about working the Foucaultian Panopticon in somehow,
but overlapping the North Star, the Eye of Sauron,
and Santa seemed enough cultural layering.

Hope y'all liked this.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

#156 The Opabinia

Animalia: Day 116
The Opabinia

End of Semester = New Post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did this while proctoring a final exam for Art and Context: The Cold War.

Not sure how much I like the coloring,
it has grown on me since yesterday.

Anyways, the opabinia was an awesome sea arthropod 
that lived during the Cambrian explosion.
Pretty awesome.
It didn't even look back at the explosion behind it.

They had five eyes and a prehensile Mario piranha plant mouth.

Anyways, check out the Burgess Shale, it is pretty great.
And it is the source of some of the other animals.
Though, not sure if nautiloids are anachronistic, since they're late Cambrian.

Anyways, spiky guy at bottom is the wiwaxia and the 
guys in the background are anomalocarises. 

Scale is way off, ignore it.

I would add a link to Nausicaa's flying bugs if I could find one.

Anyways, also, found some good burgess shale fan art:


Tomorrow(metaphorically): the Opossum.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

#155 The Tupinambá

The Tupinambá of Brazil

The Tupinambá lived in coastal Brazil when the Spanish, French, 
and Portuguese were first exploring the New World.

They are the subject of a number of firsthand accounts of the New World including
Hans Staden's True History: An Account of Cannibal Captivity in Brazil (1572)
and Jean de Lery's History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil (1578).
Pêro Vaz de Caminha also gives an account of the Tupiniquin peoples,
enemies of the Tupinambá.

These are great books, the Staden more so than the Lery, and I recommend them.

Anyways, I drew this after I watched How Tasty Was my Little Frenchman,
which is a sort of hybrid of the two books.

I plan on inking and coloring this at some point.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

#154 The Okapi

Animalia: Day 115
The Okapi
This is the Okapi.
I'm not sure where it fits on an evolutionary map,
but its kind of a mix between a giraffe, antelope, and zebra.
It's a girantebra. Or a zebrantelaffe. Or a zebraffelope.

Anyways, since guest artist Jaime Raybin did
such a wonderful Okapi a few months back,
I wanted to do something different.
I think I was thinking about her (and my brother's) fondness
for "my little ponys" because I went that angle with the Okapi.
Also, my little pony horned quadrupeds (HQs)
are easier to draw than regular ones.

Also, I think this is the first drawing I've done that is entirely digital, 
besides the pixelart.

And two Animalia posts in two days, has this happened in the past year?

Also, a Brony is a thing.
Look it up.

Tomorrow: the Opabinia.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

#153 The Odobenocetops

Animalia: Day 114 
The Odobenocetops
The odobenocetops was a whale kind of thing with big uneven tusks
that grew out of its face and pointed backwards.
It lived a long time ago.

Did the pencil drawing first, and didn't like how boring it was.
Big head small body, we seen it before.
So then I did a little sketch at the bottom of small head big body,
and ended up liking it a lot more.

Colored. Went for a purply blue, 
cause we don't really know what colors they was.

Tomorrow: the Okapi.

Friday, August 17, 2012

#152 Doodles

Some doodles from me sitting in my 
class on Documentary Photography.

And some sketchbook doodles of potential
monster designs for a potential comic project.

#151 The Octopus

Animalia: Day 113
The Octopus
doodles. Octopi are hard to draw satisfactorily.

with Colors.

Hope y'all like it.

Tomorrow: the Odobenocetops.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

#149 The Oarfish

Animalia: Day 112
The Oarfish

This one took a long time and I'm not real happy with it.

Trying to figure out shadows.
Mignola has 'em down.


At least some animullz is gettin drawn.

Tomorrow (whenever that is) : the Octopus.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

#148 For Maurice Sendak

Always liked Where the Wild Things Are.

Here's one for Maurice.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#147 Guest Artist Jaime Raybin Draws the Okapi!

Animalia: Guest Artist!
Jaime Raybin - the Okapi

Jaime Raybin is an artist living and working in Nashville, TN.
Her commentary for this image is as follows:

"it lives in a bathroom."

So yeah, now you know all you need to know about Okapis.
Jaime's forte is actually dinosaurs, but this fantastic little painting
shows a range that extends to stripy legged HQs in carpeted bathrooms.

Friday, March 2, 2012

#146 Creator Owned Day Part Two!

This is a continuation of yesterday's post about Creator Owned Day.

I finished the drawing yesterday,
but I wanted to flesh out the idea a little more,
and today's post is the product:


Some sketches.

The Final Outcome!

Inspiration is taken from Tales of the Unexpected
and some Mexican Pulp art, both via Monsterbrains.

Anyways, hope you like it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

#145 Creator Owned Day

I'm a little late but March 1st is Creator Owned Day.

So I did a sketch of a character,
which I will post a preview of,
and then fully finish it later this week.

Here is a sneak peek at Capt. Rick Dangercomet,
or something like that.
Still thinking of cheezy bad names for a space ranger type character.

Friday, February 24, 2012

#144 Relief Monsterrrr

Busting out some older stuff to keep posts regular.

Here's a little relief clay monster I made while I was home last year:

Glazes were limited to white, tan, brown, beige, gold, and a green,
so coloring got a little weird.

I had never done anything in relief before,
so I was thinking about the Gates of Paradise
(and the North Doors too, I actually like them more).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

#143 Johnny Cash

Hey kids.
This past week I did a frame for the Johnny Cash Project.
Nick did one last year and someone reminded me that I wanted to do one too.

Before and after below:
That is the brush pointer on his ear.

For some reason, the aspect ratio of the image
changed between the two screenshots...

Anyways, you can see how the frame was drawn here.

Aight, later homies.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

#142 Texnologeez

Woot! I haven't been posting,
but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy!
A girl in my program's dad makes iphone/ipad apps for fun,
and he wanted better graphics so I offered my services.

Here is a preview of a game we are working on:

Swoop! More to come!

Friday, February 3, 2012

#141 Belated Groundhog Day!


I already posted the Animalia for groundhog here, but in honor of GH day
I went back and colored it.
I personally like it better b/w, but maybe you won't!

And here again is the original b/w.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

#140 Belated Halloween

Hey Friends.
I realized I never made a Halloween post this year.

So this past Halloween I was St. Stephen.

St. Stephen was stoned to death, and sometimes he is represented
as a haloed saint with a bloody stone imbedded into his forehead.
Like so:

Also, this past Halloween we carved extra small, extra hard pumpkins.
They had a hardened shell layer that I used woodcut tools to get through.

Mine is the Hellboy on the left,
and my gf did the boogieman on the right.

Friday, January 20, 2012

#139 The Newt

Animalia: Day 111
The Newt

Hadn't planned on doing another drawing for a while,
but I was doodling during class and got this newt more or less done,
went back and touched up the face while looking at actual pics of Newt.
Still, not a very good likeness, he needed to be frowny,
but I wanted him to be dumbly slack jawed smiling.
Also, he needs a bigger forehead.

Anyways, TOPICAL. Swoop!


Newt spews this all the timeeeeee.



Couldn't decide what was a good speech bubble,
so I went ahead and did em all.

Choose yer own adventure!

Tomorrow(nopeeee): the Oarfish.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

#138 The Nautilus

Animalia: Day 110
The Nautilus

The Nautilus used to be my favorite animal, and the city museum
had one that I would visit in their sketchy aquarium, but then it died.
I love nautiluses and I could say a lot about them.

But I need to sleep before class tomorrow.
This might be the last post for a while. SORREE.

Bonus nautilids in this collograph I did in intro printmaking.

Tomorrow: the Newt.