Monday, January 30, 2012

Draw A Dinosaur Day! 2012

Apparently, today is "Draw A Dinosaur Day"! This is my DaDD2012 submission. He's a dino explorer off to explore Pangaea. I sketched it during lunch today, so it's a bit rough because I started running out of time. The whole thing was drawn with a 0.7 Staedtler Sketch Pen.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Red Means "STOP"!

A few of my CLAW friends met at the comic book store today to sketch, ostensibly on pages for our group's still theoretical anthology comic. It was a bit difficult to stay on task...what with a Magic: The Gathering pre-release tourney going on at all the other tables. So after I puttered on a couple of sketches for pages, I finally broke down and indulged my demented brain by drawing up a sketch of a pun that had been plaguing me for the last few days.

I was listening to my art director at work talking about the rotation of videos and stuff he has to watch with his son and the word "Hellmo" popped into my head with the image above and wouldn't go away. Now, hopefully, it has been purged!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dragons? NAW! Year of the Flying Monkeys!!

2010 was "The Year of the Robot" and 2011 was "The Year of the Pipe" and I unilaterally decided to make 2012 "The Year of the Flying Monkeys". To that end, this was a piece of art I created to put on the website and the programs for C.L.A.W.'s "Great Yearly Ceremony", which is our annual get-together to celebrate the previous year and usher in the new one. If we continue the pattern of using CLAW's Sacred Truths as inspirations for each year, 2013 will have to be "The Year of the Zombie". That should be an interesting program...

Anyway, this art was a relatively quick piece inspired by the poster for "The Rocketeer". I liked the deco design, and the reason I thought of using that is because I had decided my flying monkey would have a retro-style rocket pack instead of the traditional wings. That kind of art deco layout then seemed the obvious look.