Hello everyone, it’s that time for Illustration Friday again! I managed to pull of this quick little diddy.
Here is a ninja…yeah a real one. Every one thousand years or a so a true “ninja” is born. The moon has to be just right and there is squirel blood involved and a bunch of other junk. I could go into it but, believe me, it is not interesting AT ALL! Anyhow Larry (yah I know laugh it up, but for reals thats his name) is a professional ninja. He fights crime and kills “bad” ninja dudes, but on this fateful night, he was not so lucky. You see he was breaking into a evil masterminds exotic vase shop, where he “triggered the highly sophisiticated alarm system” (his word not mine). Needless to say Larry has retired, because its kinda hard to be a ninja with rabies!
Just under the wire! I was able to do an “Illustration Friday” this week!
I watched a few scary movies this week to get in the mood for all hallows eve and I found out something. I really enjoy horror movies of old (The Thing, Lost Boys)! The new ones show to much and it all CG…boo! Anyhow this idea came to me pretty quickly, got the idea while watching these movies with my lady friend. She was so scared the whole time and one of the movies we watched during the day! So I thought to myself, I wish I was scared of movies like this. Now for those of you who don’t know me, I’m a beast of a man…greenish back hair, ears that look like horns but NOT a tail, what are you CRAZY? As a matter of fact you could say the monster above is a very close likeness to what I really look like. Yeah, I bet you thought the image above was a picture…it’s not…its a drawing. Boo!
Hello everyone I’m back with a quick one for this weeks Illustration Friday. There is no real story behind this, other then the fact I thought it would be silly to see comic book super heroes wearing very cheesy and typical disguises. When going over all the comic book heroes I realized that so many (if not all) of them have secret identities. I mean you would think there would be one big comic book super hero out there that is just “super” all the time. No need to hide, he just sits in his “super” couch watching “super” TV, eating “super” Hot Pocket™. Wait a minute… I think I’m on to something. Ignore everything I just wrote (my delete key is broken).
So here is my entry into Illustration Friday. It is all digital and i am still experimenting with this whole digital painting thing and sometimes I love it and others i want to throw my computer out the window…
Anyhow the word is “perennial” so instead of drawing a flower (since that was I could think of). I did something that is also “perennial” and that’s…TREES!!! Yes trees! Well maybe not just trees, there is also love and all that other mushy crap! I mean love and stuff is pretty cool…it last all year, makes you sick sometimes and it has nice hair! Well 2 out of 3 aint bad!
C & C’s welcome!
Here is yet another entry for Illustration Friday. While cleaning out my garage I found all my oil paints I used to use when I did Plein Air painting. And I couldn’t resist giving oil painting another try. So I busted out some random piece of wood I found in the garage and went for it! I had a great time doing the sky, but when it came to the details I struggled controlling the media. I got the idea from looking up “midsummer night” on Google and this image of a long exposure someone took of a night sky came up. You could see the movement of all the stars. It’s a pretty rad picture! Anyhow I love flying kites (especially at the beach during the summer) so I kinda put the two together and came up with this one. Let me tell you guys something, flying stunt kits is the ONLY way to go…none of that single string crap. Trust me, go out and get a stunt kite. (this blog post was brought to you by Stuntkites.com) Crits welcome.
*once again this is a crappy capture of the final..I took it with my camera phone since the piece will probably remain wet for weeks. I couldn’t scan it.
I actually made the deadline for this weeks Illustration Friday! The word this week was “Launch”. I figured I’d practice my Cintiq™ coloring skills and boy has it been rough. I already miss using real media! I guess it will just take a little practice before I feel more comfortable. The color options digitally are almost too vast and really make it hard to make a piece feel cohesive when it come to color pallet. Anyhow, the idea came to me when I remembered that when I was I kid, I made so many things form cardboard. I used to sneak out and rummage through the Radio Shack® dumpsters like some deranged, extremely picky, homeless, chubby Mexican kid and find boxes that weren’t covered in soda or any other disgusting substance. Drag it home (my mom never complained) and start building things right there in the living room. One time I made a house, INSIDE MY HOUSE…complete with air conditioning! Man sometime I really miss those days. Well enjoy! C and C’s welcome!
I missed the deadline on this one but I like the illustration so much i had to finish it. Not much to say about it, except that no animals were harmed in the the making of this piece. Well except for the red hue I used…that was Bald Eagle blood. Oh and the green hue was the result of me squeezing a baby Kimono Dragon till it popped. Other then that no ani…and the orange hue was the ground up Panda kidneys. Whew I feel so much better getting that out in the open. Enjoy!
Back again with another Illustration Friday! The moment I saw this word and read it in my brain…all I kept thinking about was Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle”. Which is disturbing on many different levels I know, so please forgive me. So instead of doing yet ANOTHER portrait of Christina (for my other blog www.icantstopdrawingchristina.com) I decided to do a genie. Now the story of this may be a little confusing so let me explain. This kid finds this genie lamp at the thrift store….lets say…the Goodwill™, no wait Salvation Army™. He is pretending that it does have a real genie in it, and as he rubs it a real genie pops out! I changed my mind, back to Goodwill™…sorry. Anyways the kid (lets call him Stacy, only because I like the idea of him growing and being teased all his life for having a “girls” name). Stacy, in amazement and fear, immediately pees himself. Thus ruining his new trousers. He then quickly uses up his first wish on a new pair of trousers. Get it? No? Me neither.
Hey guys back again with another Illustration Friday. I had a hard time coming up with the concept for this one. All I kept thing about was plants! Then it hit me the best plant of all…one that eats people and drinks blood! So I decided to try to do a small piece based on Little Shop Of Horrors! I took yet another swing at watercolor. I still and trying to figure it all out. I fought with it this week but powered through, even though I just found out that my studio is haunted…don’t worry about it, ill get more into that as I post more illustrations.
Back again with another “Illustration Friday”.
When trying to think of the concept of this, the only thing I kept going back to was James Bond saying “I’ll take it shaken, not stirred.” So I just went for it.
The idea behind this is that the bartender dude has no idea who this is and how he likes his drink. Mr.Bond being a cocky jerk draws his pistol when he sees the bartender stirring his drink! I tried to do this piece all in one sitting from concept to final watercolor…mission accomplished! I’m still learning this watercolor medium but I really do like using it. I didnt scan it this time and instead took a picture…I feel it looks a little closer to the real piece, more so then a scan.
Thanks for peepin’…Crits welcome.