Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oh My

Damn it has been forever! So I have been MIA and I am sorry. It has been really hard getting in the grove of things now that I am working so much, however I have had an encouraging word from a fellow blogger, and have decided that I can make things better. I have not really done a lot of sketching in the past week so I didn't really have much to put on here.

This is not the best quality, the picture is really light to begin with and when I tried to adjust it ... well it didn't come out much better. I may have to go back and darken the lines and re-try... I guess that is what you get when you use a H grade pencil!

Dude with an axe about to chop a zombie... I actually use myself as a reference here. I stood in front of a mirror and would act out the motion. Just quick sketches.
This final picture is one I did recently, in answer to Joe's challenge of taking a fav cartoon and re doing it in your own style. I chose the Smurfs. I am pretty sure they weren't actually as cute and friendly as they were shown. I mean come on they lived in the woods, nothing that lives in the woods is friendly! The way I see it that guy that was always trying to catch them was actually a friendly old man who was tormented by them!! They would steal his socks and try and kill his cat all the time. I could see this remake being show on adult swim... they have some crazy ass cartoons on there.

Originally I made this blog in attempt to create a piece of art each month. Well the other day my mother-in-law called me out! Saying it is almost the end of March and she hasnt seen a new piece lately, BLURG!! So not only am I going to be better about sketching on a regular basis I am going to actually try and produce something from it! In fact as soon as I get done typing this I have an idea I am going to start on.

Alright until next time... Keep it sleezy.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Little Quickies

So now that I am working an ass load, my drawing time has slowly came to a screeching halt! However I may have to take sketch pad to work with me, as I did through out school, I find myself doodling on my pads of paper as I sit in various meetings and on important phone calls. Oh lined paper how I love thee! Anyway since I feel I am about to hit a creative wall, I sat down today and did about 30 min of doodles. Last year my wife found these amazing BIC ink gel pens. They are very simple and cheap, but they produce some very dark lines. They are really fun to draw with and do some sporadic line drawings. Enjoy...

I have been trying to read some classic books... aka Bram Stroker's Dracula, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. I won't lie I haven't made it through Dracula... that classic way of writing is driving me straight crazy! Frankenstein isn't much better, but I am almost done. Some of these sketches were inspired by said books. My personal favs are the Frankenstein that is facing down, the vampire that is hunched over and the spider eyed mutant (all on the second page).

Well I say poop. I am hoping I won't hit the creative wall, I have a BIG ASS canvas that I want to start working on. Wifey and I are are coming close to closing on a house, and I want to hang up some art in the new house... what better to take up space then a 36x60 painting of a zombie eating the stomach of some one!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Where in the world is Jason???

So its been like a week since I last posted. I am sorry for such a delay! I have started my new job and well I have to get up really early for that and by the time I go to my second job, I am exhausted by the time I get home. Therefore there hasn't been much time for anything other then sleep... Hopefully I will get things in order and be able to post more often, I have found that I may have so time at work to crank out some sketches, I just need to remember to bring them home! Anyway here are some sketches from last weekend that I never got to post.
This first one is just of some body, I do love drawing some muscles! So when I have nothing else inspiring me I draw things like this.
This second one is of the hulk, though I really don't like it! In my mind the hulk is a big dumb brute, and as much as I mess around I have trouble conveying that in his face. Though I have carried this problem with me to work, and on some down time have got a couple sketches of him with more of the look I was going for... alas I left them there, so maybe I will show them off later.
The last one here, is going with the theme from the last post. Superheros verse each other till the death. This is Magneto vs Hulk. To me Magneto would win in the end. Yeah if Hulk could get a hold of him he would win, but Mags is smarter then that, I mean come on he survived the Nazi's! Anyway with his power of magnetism he could slow the blood flow of the hulk, thus calming him down. We all know what happens then, he turns back in to puny banner this equals game over. Some may ask, what slow the blood flow?! I thought he controlled metal?! Well I think there is iron in your blood, right? Anyway he pulled it off at the beginning of the Age of Apocalypse storyline to an out of control Bishop... so why couldn't he do it again?

Well that is all I have for now. PS go watch the Watchmen!