Tuesday, December 30, 2008
My obsession with all things snails hasn't ended yet. Maybe I'll be known as "that guy who keeps on drawing snails". A typecast if you will. Haven't I said this before? Oh well, ignore that if I did.
Lately, I've decided to mess around with an old scanned drawing of snailiens on photoshop. Hurray!
Gotta love the scan in all its messiness. That's some good weathered down and abused computer paper right there.
Anyways, the drawing wasn't drawn all in one go. It took a period over days. I would leave the drawing pad ( really, its computer paper) by my bedside so that whenever I go to bed to take off my crutches (hearing aid/glasses/etc) I would take a glance at the drawing before I go to sleep. Whenever I do look at them, I would see them in a new way with the paper being upside down, at a 45 degree angle or whatever. Now this is usually a bad idea to try this right before bed time! If you do happen to catch something cool with your eye, then you will be forced to draw it out, which I did anyways despite feeling dead tired with rigor mortis setting in.
Now onto photoshop! Bring on the PAIN.tings. Nothing too serious here. I just felt like dabbing in and out with these sort of things
A billion layers later, this is how it ended up before I got totally sick of it and called it a day. It's a painting based off figure c.) minus the long eye stalks which I felt was way too wonky for its head. I suppose I could have made them more slimmer but at the moment I thought castration was the best answer.
Then for some reason I felt like sabotaging it somewhat by squishing/squashing some parts, cloning other parts, making certain parts bigger and so on. The result is the last painting you see on the bottom.
Well, there you have it. It's not that totally different but it was a lot of fun.
Oh, It's salivating because I'm hungry. =(
Also, there are a couple other works-in-progress sitting on the backburner just waiting to ooOooze all over this space.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Drew this lil sucker up pretty quickly while waiting for soup to cook. I did not really planned on making anything for halloween so it just happened on the spot. It was only after the head/body was drawn that it should look like a snailien in disguise. The rest followed from there...
Spontaneous drawings for the win.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
When I first drew the annoys, they were drawn on the back of cheap paper with 3d studio tutorials printed on the other side. They were a starting point for me to get back into drawing again, especially in my own style after being plagued by issues with the doctrinated styles learned in college. Plus, I rarely inked anything so this was a way to get over it and the fact that it was inked on cheap paper eased the pressures alot more than if it were inked on good quality paper. With good quality paper I feel the need not to waste it so it was really more of a hindrance.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I meant to post this the other day with this awesome thought that I had about .... uhh ... something ... which I ... uhh yeah, its gone. Sorry, already forgotten it. Maybe it was just a thought of posting the drawings? Maybe. Yeah that could be it.... No, can't be. That isn't as awesomely awesome as I thought it would be... Maybe I imagined I had an awesome thought but because I couldn't remember it is the reason that it never existed in the first place? Did that make any sense? Don't worry, it's probably nothing anyways.
So days later... Ah what the hell, just post it already! So here I am trying to post something and already I'm rambling on. Sheesh mike. Hit 'publish post' and let the rabbits go! Hurry they're dying to be let go ..... Mike stop typing... hurry! Argh.
Maybe that's why (Mike stop typing - Editor) I'm having these bad drawing days right now. It's probably clogging up the cosmic arteries to (Mike stop typing - Editor) Where Everything Flows. Hopefully that'll do the trick (Mike stop typing - Editor) and maybe I'll remember (Mike stop typing - Editor) what this awesome idea or thought was in the first place (Mike stop typing - Editor) and start drawing awesomely again. (Mike stop typing - Editor)
Alright you silly caged rabbits, out you go!
Oh btw, be careful petting them. They have rabies. I dunno if it's possible that rabbits can have rabies, but these guys do. They've been festering inside my head long enough so uh, you know, my head isn't so clean up there so who knows where they got it from...
Don't think about it. Don't imagine where either. Stop before it hurts you too!
(Mike stop .... ah finally! - Editor)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I don't know how people can manage to keep their deviant art/websites/blogs updated on a daily basis on top of what they do for a living. For me that requires an extraordinary amount of effort and energy. At least at this point of time it -feels- like that.
But I know for them it's nothing to sneeze at as it is just something they're so accustomed to doing (already a conditioned working habit or a simple workaholic trait). I would love to be able to do this on a regular basis but no matter how much I try, it just comes up way short and usually exhausts me out by the end of the day. There are days where I just sit in front of the computer staring at a blank screen, trying to write something or draw something and nothing would ever come out.
Something must be obstructing the Flow of Everything that goes inside my head. I wonder if it's something that I somehow forgot to do and didn't do that is causing the block, or if I just needed a simple workout of sorts, either by hitting the gym or doing some sort of meditation type of thing to get things flowing freely. It would seem to be the case as sometimes alot of things hold me back. I don't know what it is, whether they're personal issues, fear of baring your soul, being yourself, the lofty expectations of your work being shown to the world or what.
Whatever it is, it's maddening and frustrating and part of the goals that I've set for this year is to find out.
I would love to hear from other artists (even non-artists as we're all artists in a way) what they do to overcome their little (or major) roadblocks that set themselves up before them on a daily basis.
Aside from all that, here are two Annoys that started the Annoy series.
These drawings brought back alot of memories. It's cool how sometimes a drawing helps you to remember where you were, what you were doing at the time, kinda like that"Where were you when JFK got shot" type of thing. This goes way back to November 6, 2002.
Man, time flies. =(
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
These were drawn quickly (5 - 15 mins.) on photoshop using a wacom tablet and then slapped together as a collage of sorts to give them a semi-complete feel.
I have no intention of finishing them up so maybe I will just let them incubate in my subconscious for a little while longer. By then I'm sure they'll hatch/evolve and gnaw away at my consciousness just begging me to release them out in full colour. But until then, have at them!
(Besides the over-sized, pre-historic wacom tablet that I have makes me NOT want to draw, at least that's what the snailiens are suggesting to me. They also told me that the new wacom tablet that I have sitting directly next to me will take a long time to manually install which will also require an insane amount of effort and energy to get it going. Forget buying a new mouse too as that is another feat into itself. You really shouldn't bother looking into it. Just let it be! *nudge nudge* Atrophy with ussssss. Yes, excuses are good! Mmmhmmm. Zzzz.)