Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Worst Thing About...

This week began with Ryan and I swapping poses to pencil in. My ability to take a really cool pose from Ryan Ottley and make it into something so horrifying is kinda fascinating, really. Inspiration for this drawing comes from the pose itself (of course), and Dave Chisholm talking about rollerblades.

The drawing of the guy in the second drawing was actually the first drawing of the evening before Ryan and I swapped poses. And to balance out the guy-bits, I decided to do some girl-bits. Usually when I do fast poses it's always guys, so I thought this would be a nice change-of-pace. I should do more of this sort of thing, methinks.

The third pic was a stream-of-consciousness drawing that really weirded me out. I just thought of this white, stretchy, clothy guy with a wig on, and just kept farting around with it until his body was finished. Then I added some bubbles, and threw in the fish. At least, I think it's a fish.I thought a skull in the eye of the fish would be more interesting than just random reflections.

The last drawing was just something I doodled on my kitchen counter before heading out to work one morning. It was sitting there with the other drawings, so I scanned it in for all to see.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Great Minds...

I'm curious what karmic disaster awaits me after getting three awesome coloring jobs from folks in the same week. This was the most awesomest of surprises. The first is from Tom Scholes, our drawing night regular. I'm just so happy he chose to bless HairdoodZ with his mighty powers. His name will live on in infamy.

Adam Ford chose a rather obscure drawing and dressed it up into the masterpiece you see here. I absolutely love the tattoos, and the addition of a fabulous mustache. If you aren't already familiar with Mr. Ford's fine talents, I recommend doing so.

And just when I thought I was the most fortunate fella around, another color work popped up, this time from Dario Reyes. He did it in a more comic style, which is appropriate given the character is from Dave Chisholm's Let's Go to Utah comic. I'm not sure whether Dave imagined blond hair, but it's so cool to see popping off the page.

Thanks sooooo much! I adore seeing this stuff colored...

Multi-Week Miscellany

It's been a couple weeks since a proper update, but both draw nights produced skim offerings. I decided to post them along with a random doodle while waiting around at the office. First up is the office doodle, done with a ballpoint pen lying around. Not much to say about it since I was burning time, but there ya go.

Next up is the results of last week's drawing night. I had a really fun time, and just crammed all of the figures into one page, so it might be a little more anemic than normal, but there's fun stuffs to look at. I remember particularly enjoying the skull-looking figure, where I erased out all of the body lines that were present in the black of his costume. In the end, I thought he looked a bit like a Castle Crasher's character by Dan Paladin, but maybe that's just me. I also really enjoyed the fish-head for some reason, and maybe my favorite on the page is the goggle-bearing goat-boy (not sure why that's his name, it just fits) with the hearts behind him. Fun stuffs.

The offerings from this week were definitely meager, though. Roz showed back up after a trip to South America and some hide-and-go-seek at school, and catching up caught more of my attention. Still, I really enjoyed the dude with the 'stache and the weird hairdo. He looks both ugly and stylish to me somehow. I had Roz doodle in the dotted-line bubble, and she did more freeform stuff. The other stuff on the page was Dave explaining how some of the music-writing symbols work (he was composing that night), and me explaining ("path/goal") to someone my take on the advantage and disadvantage of optimistic and pessimistic outlooks on life. Fun to yap about, but doesn't make for the most interesting doodles. I'll make up for it with others' work (more colored sketches coming!).