Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Drunk Drawing


So a while back a buddy of mine thought it'd be fun to see what I would draw drunk. Well after a late night of party shuffleboard I finally have the results.
Considering the amount of shots I consumed she actually doesn't look that bad, which in a weird way disappoints me. Her proportions are a bit wonky and I'm not certain what is up with that pose but otherwise she's fine.
Also I apparently found time to do some math to test my mindset. Fun stuff.
Also not certain why she'd wear a scarf with a low cut blouse. On the other hand it's nowhere near the strangest fashion trend I've seen. 


Monday, December 19, 2016

Have Pencil, Will Draw #157

The following is based on true events. The names have been changed to protect the mentally disabled.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A rant on rabbits


A quick sketch of Officer Judy Hopps from Disney's 'Zootopia' I drew for my workshop students this week.

Let me first state that I rarely produce fan art let alone post it, but Zootopia was such a masterpiece I felt privileged to make an exception.

When I hear praise for the movie it usually entails the story's fluid and un-hindering social commentary or the plot's darker film noir tones. While I do appreciate the social parallels--and no one jumps higher with joy than me when the Mouse wanders down the darker paths--what really stood out to me was the relationship Judy and Nick develop over the journey.

Roll your eyes all you want but I am a big fan of male/female relationships that do not enter the realm of romance. I suppose it's a pet peeve of mine, otherwise I wouldn't be ranting about it, but few things in a story please me more than a male and a female character who are quite plainly: Buds. I know many people view Judy and Nick's relationship as romantic but honestly, I didn't see it that way at all, I mean not even for a second. To me they were two characters who bonded over an incredible crime adventure, saw those bonds tested to their limit and--like all good friends--came through with flying colors.

I know, I know, incalculable is the number of fans who want them to be together (You don't have to explore Zootopia fan art for too long to find that out. Yikes.) but to me that's one of the worst ways to spell 'cliche'. Personally, I see them sitting at a bar after a hard day on patrol, Judy attempting to pry out information about how his date went the other night while Nick 'accidentally' nudges her into the hunky bartender she's had a crush on for the past year. Yeah, maybe I'm naive but I think a mixed-gender friendship is a fantastic and rarely seen foundation to build characterization upon.

And that is my rant for the year. Thank you.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Back in two weeks

Have Pencil, Will Draw will return in two weeks as I am currently in Wyoming visiting family and maxing out my credit card at the Dinosaur Center.
Apparently Safari Ltd. actually produced the Carnegie figures. That was one hell of a curveball.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Reflection

Through a forest of commissions and workshop preparations this piece has finally seen the light.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Have Pencil, Will Draw #145

I find our apparent lack of staircases and wire coat hangers truly disturbing. 


Monday, August 29, 2016

Of course it was done with a tablet...so that's probably cheating

Commissions, commissions, commissions...finally had some time to do something for me! 

So a few weeks ago I was doing a live drawing demonstration as a promotion for my upcoming six-week workshop when the goddamned wind came down from the anal-licking mountains and knocked my pad down from an easel that might as well have been constructed from toothpicks. Yes I was a tad irked at the time, but once again I've found that misfortune is no match for persistence. 

Blow THIS you venomous elements! 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Have Pencil, Will Draw #142

You can laugh but my clipboard ALWAYS works, regardless if it's updated or not. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Butts

I have this theory that an ass' appeal is in direct relation to how much it breathes during the summer months.

...I really don't. I just don't know what to write. Enjoy all these great rear-ends.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Raiders

A late or early birthday gift for a friend--it depends on your perception of time.

I feel inclined to mention that I have no real gripe against the Patriots.
Here's hoping these logos have been tweaked enough to sail in the grey sea of Fair Use.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Have Pencil, Will Draw #132

Demitasses are just asking for it, with their little plates and tiny handles.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Why can't we be friends?

Okay so here's a clearer version of Drunken Gods.

RGB, CMYK...can't we all just get along?


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Drunken Gods

Some prelim sketches for a book cover I did for lil' sis'. The first designs were more loose and comical but we decided that wasn't really the direction her poems intended to go.

I eased up on the goofiness but tried to retain an ounce of satire, keeping the humor a little more subtle.

And thus, the end result...

 


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It sounds more technical than it is...

Just a few quick sketches to run some scanning tests. I've noticed that my drawings don't look as crisp on screen as they do on paper; just trying to find the reasons behind this madness.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

I hope he still hates the Patriots...

A long overdue gift for a very good friend. 

Ignore the chains; they're placeholders and will be cleaned up in the final stages.