Friday, July 31, 2009

Nice grille.

This was a concept that only made it to semi-rough stage before they decided to go with another concept that I did. Both ideas gave me some nice illustrations, but I liked this concept more. The drawing below is on step beyond the thumbnail rough.

This is the thumbnail rough:

Here is the concept that they went with:

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Phonebot 8000b

This scribble happened while on a press check. They were having problems with one of the plates, so I had some down time while they resolved the issue. Ink.

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Bonus for you hipsters out there, the Phonebot 8000b is styled in a retro fashion that emulates believable 1960s fantasy science fiction. What were they thinking back then, actual "robots" made out of steel and rubber? Oh the kitsch. Order now, and we will also give you a second Phonebot for the female species of the house for half the price. Don't delay, act today.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ummm, what's that behind your back?

Monday morning production meeting is a prime time for scribbles. I often draw on the back of the production summary sheets. I put my pencil tip on the sheet and see where it takes me. I can tell in the first few lines if it will be something worthwhile. Sometimes the lines and strokes go no where. Sometimes they reveal a story. Most times it is just a scribble. This particular day, it was a story.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Eat that brief.

A true scribble today. Change briefs are not safe from my pencil. Usually it gets defiled when I am on the phone. No love for the change brief, no love. Hehe, they get filed away like this in the job bag, then put into storage.

Monday, July 27, 2009

In Seach Of...

...the ever elusive Albatwitch. Logo collaboration with Denny for a record label run by Tim. Ink and digital.

I would have to punch this thing repeatedly if I ever came across it on a picnic, unless it had orangutan strength, then I would be busting it "every which way but loose."

The Albatwitches-Columbia, Pennsylvania

Local legends in the area of Columbia, Pennsylvania speak of a creature called an "albatwitch." The albatwitch is a small (about 4 feet tall), manlike creature which supposedly lived in wooded areas. Their main area of residence seemed to be near Chickies Rock, a heavily wooded area along the banks of the Susquehanna River about a mile or two north of town. Albatwitches were also reported from wooded areas all along the river's shore.

The creatures are named for a habit which they possess. Their bizarre common name is short for "apple-snitch", as they are reputed to have a taste for apples. Legends speak of how the albatwitches would oftentimes steal apples from picnickers, occasionally even throwing them at the startled people. Legends also record that the creatures often sat in trees, coming down only to find food.

Legend also says that the albatwitches either became extinct or were driven nearly into extinction in the later years of the nineteenth century. Chickies Rock, where the creatures supposedly lived, does have a tradition of strange sights and sounds - in the 1950s and 1970s, a manlike figure was seen several times, and local legends also speak of sounds like the crack of a whip heard in the woods at night. One can only wonder if these could be connected with the albatwitch.

Whether these stories are connected or not, several sightings of Bigfoot-types have been recorded from this area. A vague report concerning the sighting of a hairy humanoid came from Lancaster in 1973. Lancaster is a scant 10 miles east of Columbia. Another came from the town of North Annville (about 20 miles to the north) in the same year. In addition, a number of reports have surfaced out of neighboring York County.

Also, some sources say that the Susquehannocks, like many Indian tribes, had a belief in an apelike monster, and sometimes depicted it on their war-shields. The Susquehannocks were a local tribe - coincidentally, major evidences of their civilization (ruins of a village and burial grounds) were found at the base of Chickies Rock.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Real quick today.

I have to get the wife to an appointment today, so I am posting something I had on my home computer. This was done for a logo for an old chum I used to work with. I will post the logo later, right now I just wanted to get something up. I will also post the original ink drawing as well, so for now, here is the illustrator version.

Here is the inked version:

Thanks to Nate and Project A-Game for the opportunity to collaborate on this.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Zeke, you U-G-L-Y!

Heads are a common doodle with me, especially male heads. The female head without reference is tough for me, I never can seem to do them justice. They are just too beautiful a creature to mess up with my clumsy strokes. Men, who gives a shit. Ugly, creepy, effeminate, they just draw with ease.

Zeke is somewhere between hillbilly and leprechaun. You decide.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Squidbot wants a hug.

A lot of the drawings that I will be posting right now, are things I drew within the past 2 years.

Unceremoniously I Begin...

So the main reason for this blog is to post scribbles I have done. I may post other illustrators' stuff that I find and want to share. I may post things unrelated to drawing. One thing you can count on is that I will bore you to death...too DEATH.

And now, "I saw the apeman, walking on the moon..."

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So the main reason for this blog is to post scribbles I have done. I may post other illustrators' stuff that I find and want to share. I may post things unrelated to drawing. One thing you can count on is that I will bore you to death...too DEATH.