Posts tagged drawing
Posts tagged drawing
In Junior High I drew comics about a character named Larry. Larry fought crime with the help of his super stretchy pants and staple-gun. Each week Larry had a different job, because he was fired at the end of every comic. Each comic title reflected his current job, i.e.: Larry the Accountant, Larry the Dentist, etc. His boss was always the same screaming head sticking out of a doorway, with slight variations.
At the beginning of the year there was a Copy/Paste status floating around Facebook that went along the lines of ‘The first 10 people to comment on this post will get a handmade gift from me by Dec 31 2013’
I posted the status and promptly forgot it ever existed. (I can’t even find it when I scroll back through my Facebook wall)
All I remember is that it probably DID exist, and that my friend Katie commented with the word ‘Butts’. So this is for you, Katie. Here are some butts.
In Grades 5-7 I started drawing a comic called ‘Defective Detectives’. I wrote stories about them too. The main characters were named Andrew and Dennis (After myself and a friend) They were exactly as described, Detectives who were fairly inept and clumsy. The comics eventually got more gritty and serious (As gritty as a Grade 7 student could make them, anyways)
The main villain, whose name escapes me, was always seen in shadow. His visage was inspired (Read: Copied) by Bill Watterson’s drawings of Calvin as Tracer Bullet. In truth, he just looked weird as I never bothered to colour the dark around him. He just had outlined features.
There was also a muscle-bound goon who was caught in an explosion but eventually came back covered in scars (Frankenstein-style) and with electronic goggles instead of eyes.
I thought it might be fun to do a mini-project about cartoons and characters I made up when I was younger.
When I was in grade 4, my friend Kurt and I started drawing comics about a group of aliens called Swinglings. All Swinglings wanted to do all day was go to a playground and use the swings, but there were always mishaps. They were essentially a race of vegetarian Wile E. Coyotes. Constantly being squished or shot out of cannons or something along those lines.
When the time came for our grade 4 class to choose a team name for Sports Day, they chose Swinglings (I was very proud) Kurt and I had to teach everyone how to draw them. Worried about bootleg Swingling comics, I told the class that the Swinglings had fangs. That way one would be able to tell the genuine article from a classmate’s reproduction. Pretty devious, young me. Pretty devious.
For our wedding we decided to use movie titles for our reception tables. I then recreated the movie posters with Jaime and myself replacing the characters.
For our wedding we decided to use movie titles for our reception tables. I then recreated the movie posters with Jaime and myself replacing the characters. For our head table, we included the rest of the wedding party to recreate The Avengers and Stardust posters.
It’s my wedding day! Today I get to marry my best friend. It’s pretty fantastic, even without Totoro officiating.
Going to another wedding today for our friends Jenn and Scott. Here’s yet another couple drawing for a wedding card.
Jaime’s brother Cody got married to his long time girlfriend Sam two weeks ago, so I drew this up for a wedding card.
(How long til they notice I somehow missed colouring in some of Sam’s hair?)
Not sure what my next art project is going to be, so I guess I’ll just draw some more comic characters…