Friday, November 27, 2009

A Thanksgiving Tradition: My life through illustration

These are a pair of turkey salt and pepper shakers that my family has had for as long as I can remember. I believe I was five years old when I named them "Gobel" and "Stobel" respectively. I was also five years old the first time I decided to draw them. Since then, it's become somewhat of a Thanksgiving tradition for me to re-illustrate this pair every few years. Behold my ever evolving (or devolving?) turkey cartooning skills:

age 5

age 10

age 14

age 17

age 23 - present day

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Li'l Sketchbook - Part 1

This is a tiny 4 1/2"x 3 1/4" memo notebook (affectionately dubbed "Li'l Sketchbook") that I decided to start carrying around with me and filling up with nonsense from my brain whenever I feel like it. Sometimes a guy just has the urge to draw a bunch of ducks, a honky-tonk robot, a diaper-clad monkey, and maybe even a gentleman zombie or two. Am I right, fellas? So I'm pretty much keeping a diary of my thoughts, without all the frilly words and pensive brooding.

The book is 160 pages, so I'll keep uploading my "entries" a little at a time.


I don't usually draw in this style, but it's good to try new things, right?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monstrous Pencil Sketches

Wolfman, Frankenstein, and The Phantom of the Opera. These are all pencil sketches and I just changed the color saturation in photoshop. Yes, they are a little scary so if you are under the age of 13, avert your eyes!