Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Travelog: NYC

Sometime in January, I went down to New York to see some friends. It was a relatively uneventful trip, save for the fact that I drew the whole time. The first page is from the bus. I loves me some telephone lines...

I was actually impressed how diverse the shapes and sizes of the poles were...especially the old ones that ran along the train tracks. I used to love to find those giant glass insulators that the wires wrapped around (there were a set of abandoned tracks behind my house growing up).

Enough about the telephone lines (and insulators). I then ate lots of foods (bangers, enchiladas, and deep-fried Reese's peanut butter cups, to name a few), walked many miles (and subsequently got sore, stinky feet), drank beer in the dark (weird), and went to the bathroom on a moving bus (which was rather like a rodeo, except my pants were down and I was riding a toilet instead of a bull).

Thankfully, generous amounts of time passed in between all of these things, so I was not too overwhelmed with my visit.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Antarctica? No.

Penguins? Yes!

Here's the first batch of work-related drawings. These were drawn from life for a painting/anatomy study (basically I made some realistic cardboard cut-outs of penguins for a educational program). A few fun facts: the Little Blue Penguin (sometimes called the "Fairy Penguin") is the smallest species of penguin in the world, and possibly the cutest. Rockhopper Penguins actually look that grumpy in real life.

And here's an African Penguin. The pink above their eyes is due to the absence of feathers; they release body heat (sweat) through this bare skin. Totally hawt!
So yeah. Expect more drawings, and I'll work on the fun facts...to try and make them "fun".


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Everyday appliances...

...calling themselves robots. I did these over the course of two days. I happened to find myself around lots of appliances (as well as a few random objects), and I was met with the overwhelming desire to turn them into robots. So I did. They were drawn onsite (a auto shop waiting room, a wharf in Boston, my wrist) without sketching (direct pen-to-paper, baby!). I might color them someday, or additional robot subjects. Until then:


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Flu the coop...

About one month ago I had this wicked coldish-fever-achey-cough thingy. It destroyed me, as well as my sister (whom I was visiting the madré with) for a solid 4 days. I drew this comic right before I got hit full force, just as my symptoms where beginning:

Yesterday I found myself sans-sketchbook, but I need of some doodling, and for some reason, I ended up going back to the "sneeze" part of this comic. I guess I'm just enamored with the expressions one makes before and after a sneeze. I also had a lot of fun drawing with a ballpoint pen, which happened to be my [drawing] weapon of choice back in high school. I got really into detailing my wool hat. Mmmm...fuzzy.

Here they come...

OK. I know that I've been a little (A LITTLE?!) lackadaisical with the posts. I've actually been drawing up a storm, and working a lot (at the new job). I'm not going to say where my new place of work is, but let's just say that I will be posting lots and lots of sketches based on some of the critters I get to chill with. I'm also trying to get out a new batch of promotional postcards of my work, and make some new mini-comics for all the various conventions this spring. In short, I've neglected the bolg, but not the content. (I'M SO SO SORRY) So, without further ado, let the torrential posting begin!

(That's the giant wave of posts. It's a good thing I know how to swim.)

And, I will be finishing the themes. Promise.