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Friday, July 3, 2009

Picnic

I squeezed in a bit of time for a new illustration amidst my European travels, and it happens to have a perfect theme for the US 4th of July weekend:


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This is available as a hi-res wallpaper. If you're interested in a print, drop me a line at prints@rob-sheridan.com.

Here is the original sketch, and here is the pre-colored outline. While I was working on this I thought I'd lost all my coloring due to a corrupt file and would have to redo hours of work, but Steve from Corel came to the rescue and was able to recover the corrupted Painter file. Huge thanks to him for helping me out there - I've now upgraded to Painter 11 to avoid any file corruption issues in the future. It was long overdue, anyway.

My next task is to finish work on Broken Robot Girls number two and three, so hopefully you'll be seeing those before too long.

I've also been taking a lot of photos while traveling, like this one (click to enlarge):



You can find a lot more in my tourist galleries and on my Flickr.


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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Miscarriage

One thing I've learned about myself from doing Sketchblog is that I actually don't like to just sketch. When I see things in my head they're colorful and very detailed, so sketching them - quickly, without color or detail - just doesn't feel right. When I did this sketch a few months ago, it didn't satisfy me because it was so quick and dirty, while the image in my head was much more elaborate. So, I decided to revisit it, and bring it up to its full creepiness potential:

(click to enlarge)


Here's the process for those interested:

Step 1 (sketch)
Step 2 (base color)
Step 3 (skin texture and lighting)
Step 4 (details)
Step 5 (final)

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Idol Worship

Inspired by the small bit of snow that fell today up in the Seattle area. Even a tiny bit is fun when you've grown accustomed to seasonless Los Angeles.

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This also makes a fun wallpaper.


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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!

This is my Christmas card this year. Hope everyone is having a great holiday!

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This is also available without text as a wallpaper and a print.

I'll leave it up to some intrepid Jewish artist to draw a family of menorahs lighting people on fire.

P.S. Here's the original pencil sketch and the more detailed digital sketch.

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Eyeball(oon)

I started this the day after Halloween, hence A) the macabre theme, and B) the lack of updates. I wasn't content to leave it as a mere sketch, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I think I have a weird obsession with gouged out eyeballs.

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UPDATE: - I went back for a second pass and cleaned up some little details here and there so it would look better at full print size.

Face Detail

Original Sketch

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween, From The Zombified Decapitated Head of Dick Cheney.

Today's sketch is not a sketch at all, but rather a little Halloween decoration I put together. I saw a surprisingly well-modeled Dick Cheney rubber mask whilst shopping for Halloween decorations at my local Party City (which, incidentally, is much more of a stressful hellhole than any kind of party on the weekend before Halloween). I immediately decided that my Halloween would not be complete without some sort of decapitated Dick Cheney head. I found a cool-looking plastic skull at Target, and picked up a plastic brain, and with the help of red paint, scissors, super glue, plastic bags, fire, and Play-Doh, The Zombified Decapitated Head of Dick Cheney Halloween Candy Platter was born!

(As someone in the comments pointed out, this creation could also be described, on a number of different levels, as a Dickhead.) Click to enlarge:



I think maybe for the trick-or-treating kids who knock on my door, every fun-sized Snickers bar they pluck from Dick Cheney's severed head is going to include a terrifying horror story called The Most Evil Man Who Ever Lived. Here's another view:



And it seemed more than fitting to make a card out of it, so here you go (click for full-sized version):



I love Halloween.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Trick Or Treat

In the spirit of the season, and continuing my current interest in simple shapes and colors, I whipped up this invite for a friend's Halloween party (click to enlarge):


Original pencil sketch here.

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