Friday, January 23, 2009
I'm having an early celebration of the Chinese New Year and decided to crank this image out real fast this week. The New Year is actually taking place on the 26th this year as that's the night of the full moon.
So if you were born in 1973, 1985, 1997, and so on, this is YOUR year! 2008 was my year... good 'ole Rat. I can't complain. I've been trying to be incredibly productive this past year. Hope this year treats everyone to good health, wealth, happiness, and love!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
She's a Man-eater!
I was reading some articles on what women seem to be looking for in men nowadays. In general, it came to the conclusion of: "Women want healthy men." But a lot of men seem to cringe and scamper away at the idea of soy and whatnot. Then this image came about. ...That and I was watching too many "mame shiba" commercials. Enjoy!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
More animals! With NO people whatsoever in it! I didn't cheat this time!
I think anytime I see a horse fall or trip, even when I know it's staged in cinema, I inwardly cringe. There's something so traumatic about a quadruped collapsing. Deer and horses especially; it could be their large bodies with their thin, narrow legs. Don't get me started on the Kentucky Derby....
This image changed a lot from the initial idea in my head. The mountain lion came later because the horse was too droll on its own. A bit different than what I'm used to, but I hope it still works with all the other stuff I've been crankin' out. If the colors seem very uh...saturated, I apologize and lay all the blame on my laptop! Enjoy!
*For Illustration Friday!'s topic - RESOLVE - "The horse resolved that his fate had been sealed."
Monday, January 5, 2009
MORE artwork being cranked out this week. Did this immediately after work today due to my suddenly very short deadline. The client? My own mom! She makes wine at a winery and loves to have custom labels. This came out a bit different than I originally had in mind but I think it's better than simply using a photo of... a glass of wine. Bah! Enjoy!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
My buddy Mauricio is always doodling cute fuzzy things. Figured I'd give it a shot. But then I realized, hey that looks sort of like my other friend Yumi. And then I realized, hey, the 5th is Yumi's birthday, and that's tomorrow! SOOOO...
Happy Birthday, Yumi!You get to have this illustration of fuzzy chinchillas crawling all over a girl that... looks like you. If you decided to wear a fuzzy hat and socks and ...nothing else! Woo!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
With the computer still busted, I'm trying to make-do with my very old laptop. ...It's a task. I can assure you that. This image is actually the protagonist of my one-day-graphic-novel. If I gather up the courage to draw out the 22 pages of layouts and inks and colors, this image could quite possibly be the cover of the first issue. ...Baby steps. Small, small baby steps...
I think it successfully sums up how I've been feeling about this past year. But we're onto a new one with a completely clean slate now!