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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Scare Tactics

As many of you know, I've been pretty busy with my day job, so Sketchblog has yet again fallen to the wayside. However, during my travels I've been slowly forcing myself to do at least a little bit of drawing here and there to break up the monotony. I'm slowly chipping away at the post-production work on Broken Robot Girl #2 and #3, which Tamar and I shot a couple months ago, and last night I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finally finish an illustration I started last year at the same time I did Ice World (hence the snow):

(Please, click to enlarge - or better yet, get the wallpaper)



This makes a lovely Wallpaper, and is available as a limited edition print. Here is the original sketch.

In other news, the first Broken Robot Girl got a really surprising/exciting amount of coverage, including a page in Popular Photography (wow!) with an interview with Tamar included. LA Weekly also featured it, and asked me some questions. As soon as I have time to finish them, the next photos in the series will be posted here. Oh, and I believe this is the very first Sketchblog-inspired tattoo (based on Troublemaker). I'm immensely flattered.

Lord only knows when the next update will be (hopefully soon?), but please follow me on Twitter to stay in touch in the meantime.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cereal Mascot Reunion

For some reason this image has been swimming around in my head for a few years now, and finally - after chipping away at it bit by bit over the last couple months - I've brought it to life as a large, absurdly detailed print. It's kind of about the strange, uncomfortable feeling of reuniting with old friends only to find that the magic just isn't there anymore - and in turn, about the melancholy "nothing will ever be as good as it used to be" type of nostalgia, of which I am increasingly fond. And of course, a tribute to the late, great, wood-paneled, shag-carpeted 1970's rec room.

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Download the hi-res wallpaper: Standard (4x3) or Widescreen (16x9)

Order the 22" x 17" limited run fine art print

Details: Trix Rabbit, Frankenberry, Count Chocula, Cap'n Crunch, Tony The Tiger

UPDATE:I've posted a detailed step-by-step of how this was put together, for those interested.

In other news, I polished up a couple images to get them print-ready for the Possum Saloon show last week, so now Headache and Miscarriage are available as prints. I'm also now offering smaller 11" x 17" sizes on some of the prints, for those who don't want the full size.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Leaving Town

Usually when I draw something I have a very specific idea in mind from the beginning. Sometimes, though, I just start doodling and see what happens, and that's where, many hours later, this came from.

There's quite a bit of detail in it, so please, click to enlarge:



This is available as a print.

Detail

Initial sketch

Oh, and here are a couple pretty cool robots that came out while I was sketching.

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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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Friday, November 30, 2007

Hyperion Holiday

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This one was definitely the result of seeing this classic poster, which I have in my kitchen, and then somewhat subconsciously thinking about the cool look of Disneyland's great retro Tomorrowland travel posters, and probably also this scene from Forbidden Planet, and very possibly the desert-like alien terrain often depicted in Spaceman Spiff Calvin & Hobbes strips.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Plumber In The Third Dimension V2 - Now With Goomba, and Wallpapers

I never felt like I'd quite finished the Mario portrait I did a couple weeks ago. The background was rushed and I didn't have time to make the bricks change over as they should have. So since it proved to be so popular, I figured it was worth expanding upon a little bit. Here's version two, now with a Goomba:

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Update: You can now order a limited run print of this image here.

WALLPAPER VERSIONS (RIGHT CLICK AND CHOOSE "SAVE AS" TO DOWNLOAD):

Standard Monitors (2400 x 1800)
Widescreen Monitors (2560 x 1600)

P.S. Someone asked me for an update on George Bush Super Ultimate Adventure. It's going well, just very slowly. There are a lot of graphics left to build and I have to find spare time to chip away at them. I'm going to keep at it though, there's been a ton of interest in the game so I'm hoping to get something playable out ASAP.

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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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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Troublemaker

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I really need to get a better grasp on the concept of a "sketch." This was way more complicated than it probably looks. Yeah, my Saturday nights go OFF.

Original sketch here.

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