Monday, November 28, 2005

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.



I'm afraid I didn't have a chance to finish my Illustration Friday project for today since the holiday weekend sucked up a lot of my spare time. So as a hold over until Wednesday I'm bringing you a quick caricature of Johnny Cash based off of the placemat sketch you see above. It's not a great pic but it's not terrible either. At least I don't think so! I'll probably go back and add in a bit more detail or at least some highlights. It seems a little flat to me. Eh.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.


I've decided that every so often I'll offer a wall paper or two here at Drinking With Lost Souls. If you folks like the idea that is! These two are older works but they're a couple of my favorites. If you follow the appropriate links below they'll take you to the wall paper of your liking.

I'm hoping that things will have calmed down enough by Monday for me to have a decent Illustration Friday entry. We'll just have to see what the weekend brings. Until Monday.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Illustration Friday - Night


I'm afraid my lung problems still have me on the shelf so I'm posting another old piece. Fortunately for all of us, it's one of my favorite illustrations. This picture was a big turning point for me stylistically so I'm pretty attached to it. I'm surprised I haven't posted it before.

I'm hoping to feel better tomorrow so I can at least get a new sketch going instead of posting stuff I find laying around in old piles. I feel like I'm crapping out or something. Stupid lungs. I need to grow a nice set of gills. Yeah, baby. Aqua-Steve all the way.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.


I'm afraid health issues kept me from getting my Illustration Friday post done in time so I'm bringing you an older picture today. This is a Rhino pic that I did a while back. This is one of the first times I ever went heavily cartoony with an established character and I think it turned out well.

Hopefully I'll be able to get something done for Illustration Friday by Wednesday. If not, there will be something here for you all to see. Catch you later, Bill and Ted.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.


This probably should have been my Halloween post but I had the Illustration Friday post to make. That and I just put this picture together this afternoon.

This is Vlad. Vlad Tepes. Or Vlad Dracula if you don't like walking around calling people "the Impaler." I must have watched a hundred specials on him since the History Channel started their Halloween history shows and I just felt the need to draw the guy. It's not my best work but I think his hair turned out well. It flows nicely.

Actually, it's a bit of a misnomer to say that I drew it. I put this picture together entirely in Adobe Illustrator which is a change for me because I normally start my pictures at the sketch stage. It was different and honestly it was a big pain in the butt. But like I said, it's an okay picture.