Wednesday, June 30, 2010

mr. toaster head
























"The Infidelity of Mrs. Toaster", mixed media, 2010

Here's my next Sketchaholic submission. The theme was Mr. "blank" head, picked by Aaron Hartline ( "Toy Story 3", "Up", the "Ice Age Trilogy", "Horton Hears a Who" and "Robots").

While Mr. Toaster was hard at work earning that bread, Mrs. Toaster was at home buttering someone else's bun. What made it worse is Mr. Toaster had beef with the "other man". Damn he wasn't perfect but you don't get a toaster back like that.

Here's a song Mr. Toaster can relate to courtesy of Ghostface.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

little 'zilla

























This is my take on Godzilla which I drew with my sharpie. I then added in some colors digitally, as well as some other touch ups. I created him for one of the contests/challenges being held at Sketchaholic. These contests are a great way to keep you actively drawing and creating art while at the same time providing you with a deadline and subject matter, both of which help to develop your skills as an artist.

Derek Thompson ("Wall-E", "John Carter of Mars", "Cars 2") picked the Godzilla theme and will be interviewed tomorrow afternoon, which will be streaming live on Sketchaholic. My buddy Sam made a really bad ass Godzilla as well, that you should make sure to check out here (and if you still haven't made your way over to Sam's blog act like you need to know).

Drawing Godzilla also had me remembering the "Take Me to Your Leader" album that MF DOOM released under the Godzilla monster alias "King Geedorah" (he's the three headed one, and one of the last monsters you would ever want to mess with). I wonder if he'll ever revisit the monster theme. Also does anybody remember The Monsta Island Czars?

"The Final Hour" video from King Geedorah and "featuring" MF DOOM below ("APB the 3 headed with the fancy crown/ Last seen headed towards a city in shanty town")

King Geedorah feat. MF DOOM - The Final Hour

Monday, June 28, 2010

dusty starks

I always have my sketch book with me and don't mind if I have the chance to sit a game out and draw instead. Video game players are pretty good subjects to draw as they're fixated on one focal point, and their movements are pretty minimal. Here's a quick picture I did of a buddy playing Xbox a week or so back.

Look how hard he's concentrating on losing EA NHL 2010 :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

anteater

Not much ready to post right now, but here's an ant eater I drew and scanned not too long ago.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

buglady lemon vendor

Back to the art posts! It's a bit overdue, but it is a more finalized piece than a lot of the other posts I have made. This is the print I have been working on lately. Here are four stages it underwent, from most recent to a few earlier stages.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

sasquatch!

It's been a while since my last post, this is partly due to me going to Washington at the end of May/ beginning of June for this years Sasquatch! music festival. Another great Sasquatch! packed with a ton of great artists. I have heard it is the best looking music festival, and with "The Gorge" as a backdrop it's not hard to see why.

The highlight performances for me in no particular order were Massive Attack (mind blowing!), The National, Patrick Watson, She & Him, Brother Ali, Band of Horses, LCD Sound System (they turned the party out!), The Heavy....too many to name. I can't wait until next years line up is released.

Below are some pictures from above mentioned artists.