Thursday, June 30, 2011

things to come...

I am toying with the idea of doing a little comic or series of illustrations on the story of the three goats and a bridge. here is a kid who may or may not be in it.


Like minded individuals, its nice to meet kindred spirits. Makes life better, to be understood means a lot to people.
these posts are really falling apart, I start off with good intentions about what to write, but by the time I upload an image and wait for my slow connection to connect my crummy mind wanders away.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

the Monstrator....

I just kinda like this design.
drab and gloomy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


just trying something new.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Latino Taxes?

On my drive home today I saw a tax services called "Latino Taxes", I didn't know what to make of it. Does it mean that Latinos pay according to different tax codes? or is it just a lame gimmick for a Spanish language speaking business?
I need to learn to speak Latin.
on an unrelated note, here is a drawing i did awhile ago.

post script: i added a drawing in progress image at the bottom of this page, its too small to see properly, but i will post it when its done.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

old life drawing

So, I was taking photos of my old life drawings in preperation for building a portfolio, and I found some fun ol' drawings.
Some of the drawings I found made me jealous of Old gil's drawing style, I dont think I could draw like that again.

Monday, June 06, 2011

a bit of fun.

So I bought this book on cartooning, it is pretty great so far, it has a bunch of drawing exercises to do. This one was to draw five to ten second doodles of famous cartoon characters from memory. Leaving just a essence of the character in the gesture, anyways, here are my favorite ones.

I think these might be pretty much in order of creation, with the last four being slightly mixed up, but you can definitely see a style forming.
My favorites of this bunch is Snoopy, because of his weird shape and emotion, and Micky Mouse, for the same reason. They both look very old school cartoony, simple bodied with little attention to limbs.
anyways, enjoy!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

new post- limitations.

This is BUGCLOPS!!!
I will post a colored version soon enough.
Limitations, tonight I face my two favorite limitations, time and ability. Time, is a sore point with me, I feel like wasted eight years watching TeeVee on a friend's couch. Sure I have a decent stored knowledge of trivial facts and the ability to take perverse pleasure in the inane, but I now doubt it was a fair trade. I regret not having the grit to stick with drawing my whole waking life. Being so long in the tooth as I see more time slip past, so encrusted in dust and din, still in a moving river. whoa, that was too poetic for my tastes.
Ability is a flux of frustration and amazement, I guess this is the ebb and flow I mentioned so long ago. Tonight I faced a wall as my skill with a pencil struggle to cross over into ink and brush, which I do love to use. Ink and brush give a wonderful joy that is way too nerdy to describe, magical. I have to just understand that I will have to slowing chip away at this limit and just grin and bare it until I can slip through a crack.

more to follow.