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Friday, May 16, 2008


One of these days I'm going to have some new art to post here, I really am. As soon as I get a million other things done. In the meantime, here are some miscellaneous things:

1. The Downtown Art Walk last week was a lot of fun once again. This time I walked around a bit more and spent some time perusing some of the galleries, and I realized just how absurdly out of place my illustrations are amidst most of the other work. Of course, that actually makes it more fun. After seeing dozens of oil paintings of horses or art school caliber "abstract installations" of painted bicycle parts hanging from ceilings, no one's expecting to see cereal mascots and dead children, so the reactions are often priceless. Anyway, Jennie posted some pics from the Possum Saloon show here.

2. Last month I helped Tamar with a Reebok ad she was shooting for Metro.pop magazine. She was inspired by my Robot Block Party image and felt the aesthetic would fit perfectly with the, er, colorful shoes. The end result is the second page spread in this month's issue, and it looks really great, especially considering how hideous those shoes are. Click the thumbnail below to see the full sized image over on Tamar's site:

3. Since I've been playing with Facebook a bit recently, I broke down and made a Facebook page. Aside from being a lot easier to update than my in-need-of-renovation portfolio, it will quell the anxiety of those who keep asking me why I don't have a Facebook page. Please add me if you use Facebook, my newborn page is sad and lonely at the moment.

4. I felt guilty making another post without any artwork, so I did this little one-minute doodle:

I like drawing things without thinking much about them, then trying to piece together all the subconscious influences that went into them. In this one I'm reminded of the wonderful Isz from Sam Keith's The Maxx, which I used to love once upon a time. There's also some Piranha Plant in there, and some of the creatures from the great first Oddworld game on Playstation, and some Ankylosaurus from this old dinosaur book that I had when I was a kid, pre-Jurassic Park when bipedal dinosaurs were still depicted standing upright with their tails dragging on the ground. Ah, those were the days.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the updates! and thanks for putting your stuff on facebook! can't wait for new art!

May 16, 2008 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, I see that perusing in there is a verb.
And I consider old people and politicians to be dinosaurs. If they can be any civil at anytime, it's more spectacular then you've ever seen. And don't get squashed.(Sure, now I say something)

ok that's fine for now.
P.S. great job !!!

May 17, 2008 7:57 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

The monster on the right in your sketch kinda looks like the artwork sculpture turned monster in "Beetlejuice".

May 17, 2008 9:18 AM  
Blogger Rumas said...

dude, i vote for more one-minute doodles. that is awesome!

May 17, 2008 3:14 PM  
Blogger gracearcasm said...

I don't have a MySpace or a Facebook, and when I read that last post, a small part of me went "He hates MySpace, but he has a Facebook. They're the saaameeeeeeee."
But then the fact that you're filed under "Celebrities/Public Figures" sort of redeems it.

May 17, 2008 5:58 PM  
Blogger Ratexla Kettleburn aka Yoze said...

hoof-insect-reptile. :)
added your facebook thing.

May 18, 2008 12:05 AM  
Anonymous lovin said...

One minute doodle?
Now that's what I call skill!

BTW, cereal mascots and dead children....LMFAO!
That's a sketchblog quote classic for sure!

May 18, 2008 6:16 PM  
Blogger ollie tamale said...

sexy venus fly trap teaches elementary school. do it!!!

May 19, 2008 6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reminds me of the critter from Beetlejuice

May 19, 2008 7:11 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Good call on the Beetlejuice monster!

And yeah, Facebook is as lame as MySpace, but the clientele is a little older, and what I like about Facebook is that you can create a "page" for yourself (instead of a profile) and there's an actual "visual artist" category, so it's like making a band page on MySpace or something. Kind of a cool feature, actually.

May 19, 2008 9:54 PM  
Blogger E. Kubinek said...

I second that motion for More One Minute Sketches!!!
Those little monsters kick ass Rob!

.....and when are you gonna do a comic book, ehem?
(seriously - you KNOW you can do it, it would rock!)

May 20, 2008 8:59 PM  
Blogger ellecee said...

I second the call for a comic book. Your public demands it. Do it.


May 22, 2008 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Suz said...


Have you ever considered showing some of your sketches at the Comicon art show? I think you'd find an appreciative audience (and maybe even inspiration in the more unique con attendees...)

June 7, 2008 11:55 PM  
Blogger NAKINAAN said...

Wow those sketches look really good!!!!!!

June 26, 2008 12:19 PM  
Blogger Nidhi said...

it was awesome.. loved it

June 27, 2008 3:43 AM  
Blogger Shakespere said...

Really enjoyed your blog. It's great to stay grounded while you're a success.

June 27, 2008 5:15 AM  
Blogger psycoticsinginchick said...

One could easily recreate these creatures in Spore's creature creator.

I think that would be awesome.

I just might do that...

June 28, 2008 11:02 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Cool Blog and your a awesome artist.

June 29, 2008 8:02 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

very cool Monsters

June 30, 2008 8:44 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

nice drawings man

July 1, 2008 5:13 AM  
Blogger munchkinhugs said...

I think you've got awesome drawings. I would love to see some light-hearted stuff from you though :)

July 2, 2008 4:32 PM  
Blogger KBBKTproductions said...

wow i wish i new how to draw like that go to my blog and see my webshow using the links

July 3, 2008 12:52 PM  
Blogger mydestani said...

Rob, Do you create these things for a living? You are very talented. Thanks for sharing!

July 3, 2008 3:24 PM  
Blogger WomanPower said...

Hi,I'm a new blogger.My hobby is drawing & painting. I like your sketches.Thanks for adding those wonderful pictures

July 4, 2008 5:24 PM  
Blogger cristal723blog said...

I luv it
(because I like dinosaurs)

July 4, 2008 9:28 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

I think your stuff is really good. Walking around and visiting galleries is fun, is it not.

July 5, 2008 2:03 PM  
Blogger shorty said...

i love that longnecked monster
i ve practised drawing it and i got it down now.

July 19, 2008 2:14 AM  
Anonymous Mario said...

the six legged monster reminds me of one of the sculptures that come to life near the ending of tim burton's beetlejuice

August 3, 2008 6:24 PM  

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