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I’ve been having a rough time health wise for the last couple weeks. According to the XRays I just had done, it’s because two of my ribs have something called Cortical Buckles. 
To Google, ‘Cortical Buckle’ means “an incomplete fracture of the shaft of a long bone that is characterized by the bulging of the cortex”
To me, it means stabby stabby pain most of the time.
Trying to distract myself from the pain has led me to reread the comic series ‘Chew’ by John Layman and Rob Guillory. I love these comics and highly recommend them. The image above is my attempt to imitate Guillory’s art to illustrate my current condition.

I’ve been having a rough time health wise for the last couple weeks. According to the XRays I just had done, it’s because two of my ribs have something called Cortical Buckles. 

To Google, ‘Cortical Buckle’ means “an incomplete fracture of the shaft of a long bone that is characterized by the bulging of the cortex”

To me, it means stabby stabby pain most of the time.

Trying to distract myself from the pain has led me to reread the comic series ‘Chew’ by John Layman and Rob Guillory. I love these comics and highly recommend them. The image above is my attempt to imitate Guillory’s art to illustrate my current condition.

Filed under Cortical Buckles Fractured Rib Chew John Layman Rob Guillory illustration drawing pain personal

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I do not feel like I’ve had this Tumblr for four years. 

Then again, I don’t feel like I started dating my wife six and a half years ago, or that I graduated high school eleven years ago. Time is a mystery.

Here is the most recent thing I’ve drawn. It’s character design for a children’s story my friend wants to write.

Filed under tumblr birthday tumblr milestone drawing illustration lizard people

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I recently decided to choose my top ten favourite movies. It’s a little difficult when you own over 1000 dvds. I like a lot of movies.
My first draft of favourite movies had 40 titles. I then whittled down to 10. This is somewhat arbitrary as tastes change, but here it is, in alphabetical order:
12 Monkeys
The Abyss
Back to the Future
The Big Lebowski
The Fifth Element
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Rear Window
Spirited Away
The Thing
True Romance

Interestingly (To me, anyways) there are no repeat directors on the list. The only repeat actors are Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and (technically) Brad Pitt (He has a tiny role in True Romance)

I recently decided to choose my top ten favourite movies. It’s a little difficult when you own over 1000 dvds. I like a lot of movies.

My first draft of favourite movies had 40 titles. I then whittled down to 10. This is somewhat arbitrary as tastes change, but here it is, in alphabetical order:

12 Monkeys

The Abyss

Back to the Future

The Big Lebowski

The Fifth Element

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Rear Window

Spirited Away

The Thing

True Romance

Interestingly (To me, anyways) there are no repeat directors on the list. The only repeat actors are Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and (technically) Brad Pitt (He has a tiny role in True Romance)

Filed under 12 MONKEYS THE ABYSS BACK TO THE FUTURE THE BIG LEBOWSKI THE FIFTH ELEMENT MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 REAR WINDOW SPIRITED AWAY THE THING TRUE ROMANCE TOP TEN FAVOURITE MOVIES' TOP 10 FAVORITE MOVIES ILLUSTRATION DRAWING

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Just a couple random characters I had in the back of my head. They’re affiliated somehow, I kind of flip flopped between FBI-esque government ops or Mafia. Either way the end up fighting monsters/demons.
The first character I thought up was Barbeque. His face is half-scarred from someone holding his face down on a BBQ (surprise, surprise) People mostly call him Barbeque behind his back as he’s pretty sensitive about the topic and tends to fly into a rage when it’s brought up.
Bloodshot is a character that would be mentioned in passing several times before actually showing up. New units being indoctrinated into the group would mull over what kind of person ends up with the nickname BLOODshot. After an ominous buildup, it would turn out that Bloodshot is constantly hung over and sporting bloodshot eyes. 
Easter’s character hasn’t been further developed other than the fact that he resembles an Easter Island Statue.
Evil Eye is a repurposing/Gender Swap of the main character from The Gift of Sight ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/76600885924/the-gift-of-sight-was-a-comic-idea-i-had-when-i )  The comic would theoretically follow her as she is brought into the group and hones her ability to see evil / see through the eyes of monsters.
Karl is a demon lackey / Comic relief.

Just a couple random characters I had in the back of my head. They’re affiliated somehow, I kind of flip flopped between FBI-esque government ops or Mafia. Either way the end up fighting monsters/demons.

The first character I thought up was Barbeque. His face is half-scarred from someone holding his face down on a BBQ (surprise, surprise) People mostly call him Barbeque behind his back as he’s pretty sensitive about the topic and tends to fly into a rage when it’s brought up.

Bloodshot is a character that would be mentioned in passing several times before actually showing up. New units being indoctrinated into the group would mull over what kind of person ends up with the nickname BLOODshot. After an ominous buildup, it would turn out that Bloodshot is constantly hung over and sporting bloodshot eyes. 

Easter’s character hasn’t been further developed other than the fact that he resembles an Easter Island Statue.

Evil Eye is a repurposing/Gender Swap of the main character from The Gift of Sight ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/76600885924/the-gift-of-sight-was-a-comic-idea-i-had-when-i )  The comic would theoretically follow her as she is brought into the group and hones her ability to see evil / see through the eyes of monsters.

Karl is a demon lackey / Comic relief.

Filed under Barbeque Easter Evil Eye Bloodshot Illustration drawing comic

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Amazing UnTrue Stories was another sketchbook comic that I drew. Essentially there was an amulet that allowed people to jump to and from alternate dimensions. Except instead of merely moving their bodies to another dimension, they’d actually take possession of that dimension’s version of themselves. Sort of a combination of Sliders and Quantum Leap.
The main characters were fictional representatives of myself, my wife and two friends randomly chosen for each comic. The villain had a skull-head and had difficulty displaying his emotions, what with his lack of a face. So he carried around two eyebrows on wooden dowels, which he would place in front of his face to indicate how he was feeling. I thought it was a fun touch.

Amazing UnTrue Stories was another sketchbook comic that I drew. Essentially there was an amulet that allowed people to jump to and from alternate dimensions. Except instead of merely moving their bodies to another dimension, they’d actually take possession of that dimension’s version of themselves. Sort of a combination of Sliders and Quantum Leap.

The main characters were fictional representatives of myself, my wife and two friends randomly chosen for each comic. The villain had a skull-head and had difficulty displaying his emotions, what with his lack of a face. So he carried around two eyebrows on wooden dowels, which he would place in front of his face to indicate how he was feeling. I thought it was a fun touch.

Filed under Amazing Untrue Stories Throwback Thursday Comic Drawing Illustration

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When I was drawing my Mythology project (See the first 200 or so entries on this tumblr) my wife and I were joking about the mythological creatures starring in a sitcom. I ended up drawing a couple comics in my sketchbook but they never really appeared online.
The comic was called “Hot Love!” and the premise was that lava monster Cherufe ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698108294/cherufe-south-american-in-araucanian-lore-a ) was best friends and roommates with Ammut ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697906532/ammut-egyptian-a-goddess-of-the-underworld-she ) They also lived with Cherufe’s pet Cath Sith ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698090482/cath-sith-irish-a-fairy-cat ) 
Cherufe’s childhood friend Con lived next door ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698128556/con-south-american-a-boneless-creator-god-he ) as did Huitzilopochtli ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/702742645/huitzilopochtli-central-american-in-some )
Ammut had a crush on Gaja-Simha ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698260762/gaja-simha-cambodian-a-monster-in-the-form-of ) who worked at the local diner with his friend Aegipan ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697868731/aegipan-greek-a-monster-part-goat-part-fish )
And hijinks ensued.

When I was drawing my Mythology project (See the first 200 or so entries on this tumblr) my wife and I were joking about the mythological creatures starring in a sitcom. I ended up drawing a couple comics in my sketchbook but they never really appeared online.

The comic was called “Hot Love!” and the premise was that lava monster Cherufe ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698108294/cherufe-south-american-in-araucanian-lore-a ) was best friends and roommates with Ammut ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697906532/ammut-egyptian-a-goddess-of-the-underworld-she ) They also lived with Cherufe’s pet Cath Sith ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698090482/cath-sith-irish-a-fairy-cat ) 

Cherufe’s childhood friend Con lived next door ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698128556/con-south-american-a-boneless-creator-god-he ) as did Huitzilopochtli ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/702742645/huitzilopochtli-central-american-in-some )

Ammut had a crush on Gaja-Simha ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698260762/gaja-simha-cambodian-a-monster-in-the-form-of ) who worked at the local diner with his friend Aegipan ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697868731/aegipan-greek-a-monster-part-goat-part-fish )

And hijinks ensued.

Filed under Mythology Hot Love illustration drawing Cherufe Ammut Con Aegipan Gaja-Simha Huitzilopochtli Cath Sith

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I don’t remember the exact context of this character, but it was basically a super-villain who was nothing but a brain. Instead of being housed in a robot or an impressive machine, the brain had a piece of lined paper stapled to it with angry eyes drawn on and a Jack O’Lantern style mouth.
I think he might have been Larry’s nemesis?
http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/68485431674/in-junior-high-i-drew-comics-about-a-character

I don’t remember the exact context of this character, but it was basically a super-villain who was nothing but a brain. Instead of being housed in a robot or an impressive machine, the brain had a piece of lined paper stapled to it with angry eyes drawn on and a Jack O’Lantern style mouth.

I think he might have been Larry’s nemesis?

http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/68485431674/in-junior-high-i-drew-comics-about-a-character

Filed under Disembodied brain Scary brain brain villain illustration drawing