Monday, October 29, 2007

All Hallow's Eve

Here are some not very exciting sketches. I went through the last month or so and picked out all the spookiest ones to haunt you for the rest of your days. There's a creepy demon lady, the Purple People Eater (he's a jogger), and a curly monster that I didn't finish. Boooo!

Friday, October 12, 2007


I like drawing with this calligraphy pen! It has nice line variation but a bit more control than a brush pen since the tip isn't as flexible. It's pretty blue too.

I'm posting these picture not necessarily because I like them, but they have certain features that I liked. I was going for a 1930s cartoon character with this fellow. I like how his head came out, but his body is ugly. Real people should wear gloves and shorts and giant shoes with no shirt.

I'm pleased with the head feathers on this laughing cockatoo griffiny thing. I can never seem to plan nice flowy lines; they just appear sometimes by themselves. Its little wings are funny too.

The lion came out with some good line variations. I don't know what kind of critter he's getting scolded by. I hope that I can keep trying to get some of the crazy liveliness into my more finished artwork.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tin Boxes A-Plenty!

Hi-dilly-ho, neglectarinos! I need to put more sketches on here. But I'm too lazy to scan and I don't like doing digital sketches. I even tried to color this sketch digitally but it looked horrid so nuts to that.

This probably needs some explanation (if you already get it, you're a genius!) In India, I guess most office workers like to eat homemade meals, out of tin cylinders. A wife or mom or someone makes the lunch, and a person called a dabbawalla collects a bunch of cylinders and delivers them. I saw a documentary on them once; it's a very complicated system but they almost never make mistakes and are very punctual. So in my world, a double-wattled cassowary got a job as a dabbawalla!

I got a vintage tin recipe box to put stuff in. I think I'll keep my gouache in it and be the coolest person ever.