February 29, 2008

Day 060

Another girl surrounded by yellow. She keeps making me think "Polynesian" but that wasn't my intention.

February 28, 2008

Day 059

This is roughly what I imagined as a typical entry for this blog... a quick sketch. There I was out in Joshua Tree at the local Japanese restaurant "Yokozuna", with my "Dinner Special, selection A" which includes soup, tempura, teriyaki beef, salad, california roll and a lil' block o' red jello in a ruffled white cupcake paper. An old man and his wife came and sat next to me, but on the other side of a wooden "lattice".

They had a whole routine. They sat. He opened up his newspaper. She sat quiet. They ordered. He read his newspaper. She sat quiet. They ate and talked a bit. He read his newspaper. Got bill. Discussed bill (I think- they spoke a foreign language that wasn't Japanese). Paid bill. Left.

February 27, 2008

Day 058

The famous Brazilian horror-film icon "Coffin Joe", or as they say in MacArthur Park, "Zé do Caixão".

Coffin Joe on Wikipedia

February 26, 2008

A Little Aside

A frequent and kind visitor of this blog has asked that the artist interpret himself. Using the power of Google Image and a Photoshop filter, his wish is herefore granted. While we may quibble that I didn't actually "draw" this piece, no one can argue that my very soul is not embedded, represented and glorified within this image.

Day 057

I always want to expand my sexy-girl drawing knowledge. One dude that has a striking visual style is comic artist Daniél Torres. This is basically a mixed-up copy of a few panels of his work from an old Heavy Metal magazine.

Note also the smudge marks resulting from the fact that I'm never patient enough to wait for the dang ink to dry before running an eraser over it. The streaks from the lips piss me off tho.

February 25, 2008

Day 056

I've been meaning to draw some images from this small Sears catalogue for a long time. Granted, the images are already drawings, but it's still fun to redraw drawings. By the way, there are some strange items in that catalogue, like "Electric Belts" with scrotum attachments that send electricity through your system and cure all kinds of ailments and defects.

Besides the old-timey stuff in the catalogue, I like the various typography treatments, which you can see echoed in the work of Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library.

February 24, 2008

Day 055

Blues man Son House. Check out his song "Death Letter Blues" to get a feel for his powerful style...

Son House 30 secs on Itunes

February 23, 2008

Day 054

February 22, 2008

Day 053

The most handsome man in show biz!

February 21, 2008

Day 052

An extremely frustrating session with Painter. The program was just not cooperating.

February 20, 2008

Day 051

Finally a non-figure/character drawing!!

February 19, 2008

Day 050

February 18, 2008

Day 049

The Hulk again.

February 17, 2008

Day 048

February 16, 2008

Day 047

Drawn at The Coffee Fix of North Hollywood. Some dude said, "Hey, that's cool man"! And with a surge of pride still coursing through my veins, I came home and added a little color with Photoshop. I wonder if he'd think it's less cool or more cool.

February 15, 2008

Day 046

Thelonious Monk.

February 14, 2008

Day 045

February 13, 2008

Day 044

An old-timey lady.

February 12, 2008

Day 043

I couldn't help but do an altered version of her in Photoshop so that she stands straighter (see below).

February 11, 2008

Day 042

drawn on paper. Color thrown on in Photoshop.

February 10, 2008

Day 041

I painted this in Photoshop from a photograph by somebody named shashamane:


February 9, 2008

Day 040

Not that it means anything or that it diminishes the suckiness, but I did draw this as white on black rather than reversing a black/gray-on-white drawing in a "jazz-it-up" attempt.

February 8, 2008

Day 039

February 7, 2008

Day 038

Another go at it with Illustrator CS3.

February 6, 2008

Day 037

My first try with Illustrator CS3.

February 5, 2008

Day 036

February 4, 2008

Day 035

February 3, 2008

Day 034

He is seemingly walking in unison with the penguin below.

February 2, 2008

Day 033

The Penguins of Madagascar are for some reason on my mind.

February 1, 2008

Day 032

The Hulk. Hulk smash puny humans.