Posts Tagged ‘personal’

Dinosaurs!

April 29, 2008

We’re at semester’s end ’round these parts, which means I’m swamped with work all week, hence the lack of posts.  My bad, guys.  However, to prove that I haven’t been wasting my time, I present the above image, which I finished this afternoon.  My last few projects have been a little heavy, what with the zombies and shredded flesh and Wallace Stevens poetry, so I decided this project should be a complete 180.  And really, if there’s anything better than zombies, it’s dinosaurs.  Dinosaurs!  And on top of that, I decided to print it as big as I could, so I am now in possession of a 36″x48″ dino-poster.  AWESOME SAUCE.

Now back to the Final Exam grind.  UGH SAUCE.

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Ouch

March 13, 2008
Ouch

This is a small sample of a two-page narrative I’m currently working on.  It was a lot of fun to draw.  My art sure has taken a turn for the gruesome lately.  What’s up with that?

Timothy McSweeney’s Complimentary Razorbook

February 27, 2008
McSweeney’s

Well this is exciting.  Yesterday I received an email from McSweeney’s that contained an offer for a free copy of their upcoming book, Arkansas, in exchange for a short review that is to be published on their website and newsletter.  HECK YES, I say.  I had already been looking forward to the book, considering the dearth of Natural State-related lit, but getting it for free certainly launches it to the top of my reading list.  And thanks to the wonders of the internet, I’ll be receiving the book in my mailbox before the end of the week.  Finally, a little payoff for living in a cultural wasteland!  Now how fucking awesome is that?

My Levitation Creation

February 22, 2008
Levitation
A dull Friday night for me = a new drawing for you (yes, you!) This is a segment from a new project that I’m working on, the details of which are still a bit hazy. Up until about 30 minutes ago the plan was to do a massive, 34-panel single-sheet that depicted a stylized evolution of man, with the above image functioning as a somewhat incongruous centerpiece, but I’m having second thoughts. I still like the evolution idea, but I don’t think it meshes very well with this drawing. I may change my plan and create a two-page spread that tells a small story around it, instead. Regardless, there are a few things that I’m certain of: It’ll definitely be full-color. And there will be something written on the banner. Also, maybe something growing out of the neck hole? I dunno! A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY, THAT’S FOR SURE.

Diabolos!

February 13, 2008

DIABOLOS!

After months of drawing pretty girls, I figured it was time for a change of pace, and thus the above piece was created (click the image to see it bigger.) I used myself as a model for the zombification process (which I gave a sneak peak of a few weeks ago), and then fleshed things out (pun intended) using Photoshop and Illustrator. This was my first go at Illustrator since high school, which proved to be a bit of a challenge, but I masked my inexperience by putting everything into Photoshop and texturing the shit out of it. I know the text is nearly illegible (which was done on purpose) — it reads “diabolos,” which is the Greek root for “devil.” Figured it was appropriate. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a hankerin’ for brainnnnsssss.

We’ll Be Right Back After These Messages

February 4, 2008

Awww

No posts today; I’ve been running a fever for the last 48 hours (got up to 103 yesterday) and don’t feel up to it. BRB, ya’ll.

UPDATE:  turns out I have the flu.  Hopefully I’ll feel well enough to resume posting tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!

Night of the Living Brock

January 28, 2008

I find myself daydreaming about zombies far too often. I watch zombie movies, regardless of quality. I read zombie books. I LOVE zombies. So I wondered what it might be like to become a zombie. First, a photoshop (circa 2003):

Zombie Photoshop

 

Not bad. But it didn’t really capture the anguish that being a zombie must entail. I’m just not an intimidating undead. I mean, Zombie-Me looks like he listens to My Chemical Romance or something equally vile. So then, an illustration:

 

 

Zombie Illustration

 

That’s more like it. I made this drawing earlier today. It’s the first part of a larger project. The final image will be full color and full AWESOME (I hope…) Just wanted to give you guys (my imaginary readers) a sneak peak.