Drawing 85: This is my manager, Dustin. He found my drawings blog, and made a request for me to draw him.
This doesn't mean I'll draw you...unless I think you're characterable. (Dustin is an easy characterable person.)
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Drawing 81: This is similar to drawings of past. I think this is an abstraction of my first instinct when I draw a face. I'm generally inclined to draw Homer Simpson. Although the intention of drawing him didn't exist during the process, it certainly reared it's ugly head in the end. I hope I break past that phase. I've been doing that for the last 10 years.
Labels: homer simpson
Day 80: It's time to get this blog back on track. With school and life getting in the way, I was upset with myself for falling behind way bad. Hopefully, I'll trend towards changing that. I miss my daily drawings, and hopefully you did too. I will play catch up, so stay tuned for the back issues. It's not that I haven't been doodling, but pen and paper is so unconventional for blog posts.
This is a disrupted business man. He started out very prim and proper, and went wretched as the music I was listening to progressively got louder and faster. (Mogwai's "I'm Jim Morrison I'm Dead") It's reflective upon my urge to quit my day job of selling cell phones and being more myself by doing artwork. I'm really starting to hate my job. My ideal is to eventually be an art director for a major ad firm, or even OWN an ad firm.
Yes, the show "Ad Men" is in my Netflix queue. I haven't seen any episodes yet, but I'm sure they'll be informative and interesting.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Day 78: This is a rendering of Alice, from the Adult Swim tv show, SUPERJAIL!. I drew it from memory, because there doesn't seem to be any pictures of Alice on google's image search.
Superjail! is described as "Itchy and Scratchy go to jail." It's an amusing show, because it's all animated by hand in America. It's got a simplistic and organic feel, and most of the people on the show used to work for Mike Judge.
Check it out sometime, but don't be upset because it's ultraviolent.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Day 77: This is my Dad, Wes Clark. He predicted I would draw him into this blog someday, and here he is.
Funnily enough, I asked my friend Sean Lacey what celebrity to draw, and he said, "John Malkovich". So I started to, but it ended up my Father......So here he is, for what it's worth.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Day 76: Jimi Hendrix is quite possibly the greatest self taught rock guitarist, ever. This is a tidbit that is hardly ever argued. I can't play like Jimi, but I'd give all my drawing abilities to master his style. He's a part of the "forever 27" crew.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Day 66: I know I'm technically way behind. I will make up all the days pretty soon, hopefully with work that beats the quality of today's piece. Starting school and work again really threw off my groove, but I'm organized now.
This is just an abstract odd piece, utilizing odd tools built into adobe illustrator.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Day 63: Sooner or later, I'd get around to the Dark Knight. Batman has been a solid favourite my entire life, partly due to the series "Batman: The Animated Series", which is still to this day the best incarnation of the franchise on film. End of story, no arguments. Sure, the Dark Knight was a good movie, but it's not a solid Batman. I don't think they can make a Batman movie to please my idea of Batman.
This sketch isn't as solid as I could create, but I didn't feel like spending hours on a Batman face today. Maybe sometime in the future.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Day 62: Inspired directly from Winsor McKay's "Little Nemo" cartoon strips from 1905 - 1911. Winsor McKay is the godfather of animation. He was able to produce fabulous animated features from hand, without the use of a light table or clear paper. He was a genius, and is worth studying.
Labels: Winsor McKay Little Nemo
Day 61: This guy's inspired by the fat business man in the Radiohead "Paranoid Andriod" music video. Eventually the guy is seen in a black metal studded thong.....it's a good video to say the least.
Day 60: This belongs in the "Mutts" cartoon. Charles Schulz even says this series is "one of best comic strips of all time."
Day 59: I'm slowly but surely starting to get a hold of my personal colour wheel. Colours that balance and compliment one another. I'm not sure of the technical term, which I studied at one point in time, but these colours seem to blend fairly well. Too bad I prefer black and white artwork.
Inspired subconsciously by Popeye's Father, Pappy.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Day 48: This guy is a nerd, geek, dweeb, all around dork. He looks great. The mouth took me awhile, not that it was difficult to draw, but I couldn't settle on a mouth to keep. The original mouth was more elaborate, but I've done it so many times before that I decided on this simple answer. Enjoy.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Day 47: I'll express inspiration from Stanley Donwood yet again for this image, that is almost lifted from Thom Yorke's "The Eraser" album cover. I still believe it's one of the best cover's I've ever witnessed. I really wish I could afford the $400 bucks to get a signed print of it, but I guess some luxuries will come later in life.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Day 46: My attempt at a more realistic cartoon. Someday I'll draw something I'm really proud of, but for now you'll just have to deal with what I'm doing. I have a hard time sitting down for hours and drawing. I have to spend at least an hour on faces if I want to produce anything worthwhile. This past month has been a difficult month, to say the least.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Day 44: Here's a curveball for you. I don't personally know exactly what it meant, so here it is, for what it's worth. I can tell you I really like the Easter Island statues, and it's inspired some work before. I've added the red because it compliments the black so very perfectly.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Day 39: I recently heard an old lady tell Gene Simmons that she knew he was Jewish by the size of that "hook". (His nose.) That made me laugh. Here's a guy with a hook.
Day 36: Coulrophobia: The Fear of Clowns. With films like "IT" and "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", it's hard growing up not being freaked out by clowns. I think people who dress as clowns are mentally handicapped. Can we just forget about clowns? Yes, I'm even willing to have Krusty killed off in a nation-wide effort to delete clowns from our memories.
I'm not that scared of them, I actually find it very demeaning to the clown, and the beholder.