Monday, August 31, 2009

Maybe Michael Meyers wouldn't have hated on that skinny dude from True Lies so hard if his parents had doled out a little extra scratch for a namebrand costume. Even during a time when a cheap plastic mask and a rubber smock with "Superman" written across the front was considered to be an acceptably superheroic simulacra this Powder-if-he-was-a-janitor costume doesn't really set the imagination aflame.

Man, I love me some iconic horror movie villians. Freddy Kruger is such a bizarre combination of disparate motifs, but damnit, it works somehow. Jaunty chapeau? Check. Itchy wool pull-over? Check. Melt-face? Check. Knife fingers, made someone redundant by the fact that he has complete dominion over people's dreams? Checkmate.

I think Aaron Eckhart looks like a muppet. I drew him doing a muppetty dance.
Updates have been infrequent because my Adobe Suite has been all manner of screwed up. Everything's up and running now and I've got a nice backlog of images.

Some of the are of Batman but some of them are not of Batman.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Darling if the 1939 New York World's Fair, it's the horseless carriage powered by the parents of the recently orphaned! What a golden age of wonder and moral ambiguity!

I may revisit this drawing sometime in the future and add more good-looking to it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hey Lois, remember the time I went to the county fair with Bishop Desmond Tutu?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Monday, August 17, 2009

I could waste the rest of my life drawing Stephen Merchant.

Friday, August 14, 2009

I also watched Akira last night.

Man, no matter how many times I've seen that movie, I am still blown away by how breath-taking the animation is. Sure the plot's kind of a mess and the pacing is incredibly uneven, but damn, is it ever pretty. Every time I watch it I feel a twinge of empathy for the poor bastards who had to animate a gigantic, writhing mass of babiness frame-by-frame.

Also, how cool is that motorcycle? Answer: the best cool.

Bad Crowd

Two days in a dang row! Such momentum!

Tonight I watched the 400 Blows, which gave me the irrepressible desire to draw the kid from Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon (one French ragamuffin is as good as another). Now, I'm not saying that all balloons are criminals, that would be a gross generalization.

I'm only talking about filthy, degenerate red balloons.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hey all, welcome to my "sketch-blog", or "skablotch" as I will hitherto refer to it. After much himming and hawing I have invested the five minutes it takes to create a blogr [sic] account, which I hope to update with ambitious regularity.

My goal: five sketches of various complexity every dang week! Can this even be done? Will science allow this? Only time will tell.

My tools: four fingers, a thumb, the flat, wide bit that connects them and comedic sensibilities that approach that of a fifth grader.

For this challenge I'll mostly be posting brief sketches, but this bloskegtch will also house work-in-progress illustrations and design work and probably some very insightful musings. Pretty-friggin'-great, huh?

To get the ball running, here are two guys who probably shouldn't hang out.