September 11, 2014

Halloween Cometh...

I'm in full Halloween mode.  I hope you are too.  I may have mentioned previously when stressed or angry I tend to draw zombies or monsters.  The job search continues therefore I present "The Ghoul". Enjoy.

August 10, 2014

The THING!!!


Bennings and Macreedy.
I was doodling people from The Thing today and now my friend is trying to convince me to do a new poster for it.

August 6, 2014

Bored Before Work Doodle


Outside the 'Big D'  Cafe at Disney Interactive.

July 18, 2014

Bored Work Doodle


April 17, 2014

Kimono



I did the best I could with what was there and I'm very happy with the cartoony ones.  I have a couple of pet peeves when it comes to life drawing.  One is clothing/props that are so huge you spend more time trying to figure out where the person's body is underneath to hang the clothes on than you do actual drawing of what you're seeing.  In this case a kimono and an enormous fan prop.  The other is when the model is either bored or just can't hold relatively still for five minute and starts making faces or looking around the room.  OR they are more interested in what music is being played in the background.  There is a degree of professionalism I expect and I am sadly disappointed when it's not there.  But I digress.  Enjoy.

April 10, 2014

Drawing Night





From drawing class at the Center Stage Gallery. 

April 1, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII




I've always wanted a Star Wars cartoon that focused on the original characters.  I used to watch "Droids" as a kid hoping that Luke would show up at some point but he never did and the only time that I can find Luke and them even being animated is in the Holiday Special.  So anyway this is kind of that dream fulfillment and a show of optimism for the next movie.  Click the still to view the bigger image and view the animated gif huge at Deviant Art:

http://goggled-hero.deviantart.com/art/Star-Wars-Episode-VII-444602514

Enjoy.


February 20, 2014

Center Stage



First time at the Center Stage Wednesday Night Drawing Group.  Here are my highlights.


February 12, 2014

Drag Race


My dad asked me to do an image for his hobby slot car drag racing group based on his Challenger.  First time I've ever really had to cartoon a car.  Definitely a learning experience.

February 2, 2014

Meteor



Just been a day for messing around with really old stuff and trying to make it better.  

February 1, 2014

Random Animals






WereMan.

My personal favorite animal drawings from school.  Pencil and Digitally colored.

Bloody Sunrise



A VERY old thing I decided to mess around with a bit today.  Based on a character I made up and doodle occasionally.

January 28, 2014

Creature Feature Poster


A friend of mine that I worked with on the Creature Feature short (see below) is using that concept as his thesis and asked me to do a poster for him.  This is what I have. (Click for bigger image)

Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/67855024

Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSbCP7DDh-U

January 9, 2014

Character Designs









Cartoons!  Because - CARTOONS!

December 31, 2013

INDIANA JONES AND THE CALL OF CTHULHU

 So this is an idea that has been with me for a while and since graduating two weeks ago I needed to purge it from my system finally and make a poster of this fake dream project for myself.  I was an animation student and I would love to be put in charge of an animated Indiana Jones feature hence the style choice.

A few years ago at my old job I did a dry erase doodle *[1] and thought that the Lovecraft Mythos was the next logical place for Indy to go and apparently I'm not the only one to think so *[2].   That idea stuck with me fueled by a hobby/obsession of collecting the coolest artifacts for an 8" Indy figure  *[3].  I love Indiana Jones but I've certainly not read all the books so this would purely have to be a "What If?" scenario in the timeline and with that in mind here's a quick run down of the rough story in my head while drawing this.  It's all pretty straightforward pulp stuff for the most part:


"In early 1929 Indiana Jones finds himself in Arkham Massachusetts attending a lecture at Miskatonic University where he meets Professor Hinkel and his protégé, a French student, Rene Belloq.  Professor Hinkel takes to Indiana and invites him to look over some of the weirder artifacts that he's come across  thus presenting a strange green statue of about 7-8 inches tall of a creature that can only be described as a cross between an octopus and a dragon.  He reveals that a large box full of notes and research into something called the "Cthulhu Cult" arrived on his desk one afternoon following the untimely death of a Francis Wayland Thurston.  Through the reading Hinkel found the name of a Detective Legrasse in New Orleans who originally possessed the statue and had agreed to let Hinkel study it for a time.  
Later that night professor Hinkel is discovered dead by Belloq and Indiana as three blubberous bug-eyed men, more fish than men, flee the scene and the ruins of the upturned office.  From there they follow clues left behind as they pursue the murderers to the Town of Innsmouth and barely escape alive.  
As the pair trek to different parts of the globe they are befriended by Rosalia and both men do their best to woo her.  In the climax of the story Belloq is offered up by the Cult as a sacrifice and Indy and Rosalia race to the ancient city of R'lyeh to stop them before they can read from the Necronomicon and awaken the Old One, Cthulhu himself..."

Belloq was awesome in Raiders and I love Indiana having a rival. The original idea in my head was having to deal with the horrors of the unknown while also dealing with your worst enemy.  However I never knew Belloq's origin story so I liked making one up especially if you think you're doing the right thing saving him and find out later that he's just going to make your life hell from that adventure forward.  Until the end of Raiders of course... It was a lot of work.  ENJOY!

P.S. Yes the Necronomicon is based on the Evil Dead version...Raimi borrowed it anyway and I just like how it looks.  

*[1]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7487354@N08/3200846648/in/set-72157626304901227/

*[2]
http://raincoaster.com/2007/06/23/indiana-jones-and-the-call-of-cthulhu-complete-text/

*[3]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7487354@N08/5648239479/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7487354@N08/8078972318/