Monday, August 31, 2009

Get in the Car Again

So you know where I coming from, here's a pic of the entrance to the bowling alley I work at with the recently placed, gaudy address numbers:

And now here's this thing:

I think I'll put this up somewhere in the building knowing full well that almost nobody will get it, as most of are customers are seniors. As in old, not, like, hispanic males. But if a few young people read it and get it, it'll make my day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hot Daisy

Well, hotter than usual, anyway.

Well, I'm now screwed for life. I've have stepped into the boundaries of perversion. God help me.

Within the context of the games she appears in, I like Princess Daisy more than Princess Peach. Don't get me wrong, no one can replace Peach as the damsel in distress and occasional playable heroine bent on revenge for the numerous kidnappings, but in all the Mario sport and party spin-offs, Daisy's a more likable character to me. More of a tomboy, not as prissy.

I also think she's cuter. I like her shorts.


Back to being a pervert. Now that I've done this and gotten away with it, I fear I'll become too comfortable doing this kinda stuff and become one of those hentai artists that have nothing better to do than stay in their houses 24/7 and draw characters not of their own creation in sexual poses while secretly pining to have them, knowing full well they can't, cuz they're, like, not real.

The below sketch illustrates this:

I mean, I already "secretly" pine for EVE. So I'm doomed.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Old, OLD School Muramasa

Foolish samurai warriors wielding magic swords.

No comic, entering fan art contests again, brb. This one is for the upcoming Wii game, Muramasa: The Demon Blade. If ya don't know about it, look it up, cuz it's a beautiful looking game. For the website's fan art dealie, rather than make a pathetic attempt to get on the level of detail of the official game artwork, I figured I go with something more stylistic. The game takes place in ancient Japan, so I tried drawing the two playable characters, Kisuke and the pretty Momohime, in the style of the figures found in those old Japanese scrolls. The catch is that those types of illustrations usually aren't too actiony, so I looked to Samurai Jack for the poses and angular style. I could be wrong, but I think I remember hearing that Samurai Jack's look was inspired greatly by those old Japanese scrolls too, so it seemed like a decent choice.

Once again, here are the original sketch and line art. I tried to do that thing were the words are in english but kinda resemble kanji. Meh.

And here's a bigger image so you can see the Photoshop filter I used to give it a srollish texture.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tree Full of Lead

This is how pencils are actually made.

Here's one of my projects from my Intermediate Ceramics class. I can't remember if we had a specific criteria for this one, nor do I remember if I had any particular meaning to this, other than to say that pencils come from trees. The wooden ones, anyway.

This wasn't one of my greatest works, as the roots kept braking, and I didn't coat the bottom, having been told that it would make it stick to the kiln. Later, I was told that just means I shouldn't paint the bottom surface and that painting up to the edge would have been perfectly alright. But my teacher, Lauren, was pretty easygoing about it, and just pretty in general. She was quite a good teacher, for a grad student.

The University of Delaware ceramics department blog can be found here. It's run by Lauren, Abbey Donavan (another awesome teacher I had for Beginning Ceramics), and several other teachers and students. Heck, even former students, as I'm still officially an author of the site and no one has tried to kick me out yet. It shows whatever the teachers may find interesting as well as many of the students' work.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Meet the New Boss

Same as the old boss.

Here's another comic written by John. Terrill (the one sporting the black cap) is one of his fellow asset protectors at Wal Mart, and according to him, Terrill's talk with a couple of wannabe shoplifters in the first three panels is exactly what went down in real life. The fourth panel seemed like a natural addition.

For this, I figured my usual cartoony style wouldn't fit, so I used a more edgey style with lots of straight lines and harsh corners. This was inspired by the 90's Batman animated series, which is one of the best shows ever made ever. If I ever need to draw edgey comics again, I'll just keep doing it the Batman way, as trying it on my own as I did with Ironic Commando makes for ho-hum results.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's a Stapler Remover

Oh boy.

I figured I should post this project to get it out of the way, as it's one of the less interesting ones. For this Design I project, we had to make a large, cardboard scale model of some object that was not so large. I chose a stapler remover. Go figure. This project was eventually used as part of our last Design project, which I'll eventually post if I can find the photos for it.

I was rather pleased with the way it turned out, and I got good praise from Drew, my design teacher. But even so, you can only get so much out of such a mundane object.

Maybe I'll do a paper clip next time.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Like the Wind Fish, Moose is in name only, for he is not.

I thought he was gonna say sideburns. Moose also has wicked chops, which is another sign of awesomeness.

Finally, a character other than Hopper who'd I'd prefer to stay in town. But that's two men so far, so some girl characters need to start moving in before there's too many d**ks on the dance floor.

And now for something completely different.

Hopper's face does not work:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Not So Hidden Mickeys

Although they're probably still in those stupid "Find the Hidden Mickeys" guide books.

This was my first project in my Intermediate Painting I class. It was more of an exercise to get us to try four different painting techniques. The subject could be whatever we wanted, as long as it was a silhouette and the same image was used on all four paintings. When listing some of the random stuff that we could use as the subject, my teacher looked at the Mickey shirt I was wearing that day and said, "Or you could try Mickey!" I then immediately rubbed my chin and thought out loud, "Mickey, eh?"

I can't remember the exact process of these four different painting techniques, but I do remember they all involved heavy layers of paint. I remember the angular Mickey was done with an initial coat, then making the desired shape with masking tape, then painting on another coat, and then finally peeling off the tape when everything was dry.

Nice work it you can get it, and you can get it if you try... and pay the tuition fee.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Anime Danae

I don't know why. I guess cuz it kinda rhymes.

This is an anime version of Danae from the Non Sequitur comic strip, incase you couldn't tell from the convenient writing in the sketch. Like several other "young" artists, I sometimes get the urge to anime-ize my favorite characters that aren't already from and anime. Always seems like a good idea at the time.

Where I work, before I had the miraculous iPhone, one of the ways I'd kill time other than drawing was reading the daily comic strips, albeit only the good ones. Those are Peanuts, Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, Mutts, Shoe, The Boondocks, and of course, Non Sequitur. Danae is one of those cute, tomboyish girl characters I like, so drawing her in anime style seemed necessary. Again, I don't know why. I stopped reading the strips on a regular basis ever since they stopped printing The Boondocks, but I do occasionally read the Sundays, and Non Sequitur is still one of the comics I go to.

The flow of her oversized t-shirt is a little pervy in this sketch, which was a bad idea, as she isn't old enough for that to not be creepy on my part. Plus having the shirt like that askews the skull/heart design.

Let's just never speak of this again.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Believe it or Don't

I heard EPCOT has its own space station orbiting the Earth.

Okay, this obviously isn't exactly what we saw on the Backstage Tour. There really are underground tunnels beneath the Magic Kingdom, but we weren't allowed to see everything there, so there's a lot more than what this comic portrays that I don't know of or have been sworn to secrecy about.

The wall and map were made in Illustrator, hence all the straight lines. This makes the first time I've used it in a comic. I may use it more as I get a better grasp of it with the tutorials.

This'll be my last Disney World themed comic, as we got back home last Saturday. As usual, we didn't wanna leave. Especially Mom, who of which made us go to a Scrapbooking convention on the day we were to start heading back home. She also slashed our own tires while we were there to keep us from traveling.