Friday, December 18, 2009

Character Designs

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Yes, I know, it looks like a rip-off of The Tick, but that's the whole point. My friends and I had joked about a gay version of the superhero when we used to watch it back in tha day.


Giants & Elves



Western Outlaw

Western Hero

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Stuff from my sketchbook:

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For a research presentation on voice actor Mel Blanc for Animation History, I pieced together clips to create this montage of his best known voices.
Don't worry, the recurring theme of suicide is just a coincidence, not a cry for help.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Professor & Mary Ann

Here's the last of the stuff I'm posting from last year. There's more but a lot of it is pretty meh. You wanna look at pictures of glassware and tablecloths, get a Sears catalogue.

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4-panel instructional comic:

The inside joke is that step 4 is my friend Jess, who, like all emo kids, refuses to admit she is an emo kid. So of course I call her an emo kid every chance I get. Although with her love of all things Christmas and Abba, I'm starting to believe her.

Here we had to draw something constructed out of pencils:

Anthropomorphic animal character:

For this one we had to choose a fable, then draw a line or two as though it was for a page of a children's storybook. I chose Aesop's The Cat and Venus.

Photo reproduction

The first drawing I've ever done in life drawing that I didn't absolutely hate. Even with that freaky looking flipper-hand.

Purple Aneurysm

Apparently the paint gods have decreed that you can't just buy different coloured paint, you have to mix them yourself. My problem is, no matter what combination of paints I add, I almost always get the same result. PURPLE. And not an eye-pleasing Barney or Prince and the Revolution type purple, but more of a scooping-the-litterbox-after-the-cat-got-into-the-grapes kind of purple. If by some miracle of fate I clumsily stumble onto the proper combination of red, yellow and blue to make my desired colour, I'll paint for about 15 seconds before running out of the stuff I mixed and the whole trial and error process starts all over again.
It's all quite relaxing.
I did manage to squeeze these out in between ambulance trips to the psych ward.

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Painted this from photo:

Photo is here:

Last year we took a field trip to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, then had to reproduce a painting we saw there. I chose Molly Lamb Bobak's Walking Dogs, as I thought it captured the essence of our basic human need for companionship, as well as our constant desire to reach for affirmation from a higher power.

Also it looked really easy.

Original is here.

p.s. I still say the person in the center looks like a giant ice cream sundae.

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's All About Me

Really, I swear I'm not a conceited douche who's full of himself, but I had to do 3 seperate self-portraits:

First one is painted, and we could only use one colour.
I'm not too proud of it, so I included it here to make the others look good. Because when you're not that pretty to begin with, the only way to look good is to stand beside something even uglier.

p.s. Paint is not my favorite medium. Paint is an unholy bitch goddess.

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Apparently this is me as played by Angelina Jolie.

This next one had to be reflected in something other than a mirror, using a medium I wasn't used to drawing with.
For the reflection I used CDs, and used all REM CD's because they're the only band I have enough CDs by to encapture my gargantuan cranium. I would have used Rush, but you don't get much reflection from a cassette tape. ha ha I'M OLD
And for the medium I used good ol' Crayolas.
I bought a bag of like 120 of them at Value Village for a buck! For some reason 80 of the 120 were orange.
Kid snot was no extra charge.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Too Cool Scorpio

Here's a super awesome bad-ass scorpion I made out of wire.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Phun with Photoshop

We had to do a reproduction, using photoshop's painting tools, of a famous work of art.
I, of course, chose the one with all the naked chicks.

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Here's the original, Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"

Here's mine

Picking pockets on Abbey Road

advantage: Martha Stewart

Lady Gaga the hermaphrodite

For one project we had to create a mythological creature.
I used my own cat's head.
Anyone who's seen Bailey knows this isn't really that far off.

she's not fat, she's bubbilicious

MediArt Studamentals

Here's some stuff I worked on last year in Media Studies, or Art Fundamentals, or whatever the hell they're calling it this year.

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Hannibal Montana
Cartoon I did for colour theory. Hannah Montana meets Silence of the Lambs. The most excruciating part about doing this was sitting through an episode of Hannah Montana for research.

Collage for colour theory class. I decided to do my all-time favorite comic book cover, Silver Surfer #4. Never having done a collage in my life, I figured it was easy and wouldn't take much time or effort. WRONG. Everyone else in the class was smart and stuck to relatively simple pictures. I ended up pulling an all-nighter or two just to get it done on time.
We had to do 4 different colour schemes. I was going to label which one is which but damned if I can remember. Sorry Clyde!

Here's the original:

WARNING: this one may melt your eyeballs

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thank Jebus for call centres

Hey, lookit, I gots me a blog!

People have been bugging me to show what I've been doing at school (NBCC Miramichi Animation & Graphics woooo!) so I thought a blog would be the easiest way. Plus Tara said I had to, and she's the boss of me.

First off I'd like to give thanks to all the call centres I ever worked at for giving me ample time to draw stupid little cartoons all day, and making me hate my life enough to finally get my ass back into school at the ripe old age of 34. And an extra special thanks to all the frustrated customers for providing an over-abundance of material to draw. I couldn't have made this stuff up if I tried.

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And it wasn't just the customers. When I wasn't plotting a way to fake my own death, I was being "entertained" by socially retarded coworkers, inept management, and outdated, faulty equipment. I actually worked at a call centre where the PHONES DIDN'T WORK.

Then the greatest day of my life arrived:

Fast forward 6 months and I'm 3000 bucks in the hole and drawing pictures of mashed potatoes. Go figure.