Posts tagged drawing
Posts tagged drawing
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.
We held a very successful surprise party for my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary today (Although the actual date is next Sunday)
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
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.
Congratulations, Ashley and Yasha!
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:
Back to the Future
The Big Lebowski
The Fifth Element
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
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 don’t know what compelled me to draw this, but it would have been super relevant in 1993…
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.
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.
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.
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?