Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Yesterday I went to the zoo and tried doing some watercolors again aaand... well something is lost in translation. Is it possible to make watercolors less girly? Probably, but I sure as hell don't know how to do it.
Speaking of girly, after making these dandy watercolors I went to go see Studio Ghibli's new flick The Secret World of Arrietty and kill whats left of my masculinity. Yes, a grown man with no child or female acquaintance in tow to mask his love for pretty pretty cartoons (flickers eyelashes like a dandy) but boy is this film pretty. Just take a look at the attached picture of the leaves. I'd recommend the film just for the beautifully painted environments alone. The story is not Ghibli's best but probably worth a rent.
Also shown is a photo of a sleeping tiger balancing a ghost water bottle on its hip.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Attached are some Blizzard Cards that may or may have not seen print since I don't have proofs of them but I've been given the OK to show them. They date back to 2009 and 2010.
While at the zoo yesterday (sorry no good sketches) I saw a Newt. Not the animal but presidential hopeful (yuck) Newton Leroy Gingrich. I think he wanted to yell at the foreign wild animals for taking away jobs from all the white God fearing American wild animals.
Also posted is a study from yesterday that just wasn't going my way from the get go. I know you should only show your successes but this bitch was so frustrating she needs to be seen and NO Valentines day wasn't a factor. Jesus, weren't you people satisfied in trying to buy each others love in December?
Friday, February 10, 2012
In my last post I said I didn't follow comics but that was a lie because I realized that there is one comic I definitely follow every week and that is Skadi the Barbarian at dummcomics.com. Every Thursday I surf over to dumm comics and read the newest Skadi strip. Katie Rice and Luke Cormican are incredibly talented and funny. I also have a secret crush on Katie. Our children would be attractive and artistically talented because of their mother and most likely get short sightedness from me because I used to wear glasses before I paid a Doctor to shoot lasers into my skull.
This Skadi fan art is my second attempt at being productive with my insomnia so instead of just watching movies till I pass out as usual I did a little oil painting to go along with my evening ritual. In hindsight I should have drawn something up first instead of stumbling into the painting to see what would happen. Skadi's a little too vampy and I couldn't decide on what to do with the background which is too red everywhere. I was watching the movie The Warriors while painting this and was pretty much done with it before it got to the "WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAY-AY!" part. Everything has to stop once you get to that part of the movie.
Also posted is a drawing my little Nephew made. He's already a fan of Monty Python and he doesn't even know it yet.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
As big a nerd as I am I don't really read or follow comic books outside of the movies anymore at least not since High School which was a long time ago. This is probably why I don't make fan art outside of commissions. Today I felt like painting a nekked lady but for some reason she ended up turning into Wonder Woman and you know what? It was the most fun I've had painting in oil in ages! I should do more fan art. I was watching Street Fighter (Sonny Chiba) and Street Fighter's Last Revenge while painting this so I guess it took me 4 hours.
Also attached are some cards I did for Blizzard last year. I have proofs and the original oil painting of the Gilblin Plunderer for sale.