Thursday, 30 June 2011

Creature (not Stan Lee)

In which I discover just how difficult it is to draw paisleys...  I did this yesterday but was having connectivity issues, thus the day late.  It's not Stan Lee but could be Hugh Hefner (two people that I'd enjoy seeing a senior citizen's version of Freaky Friday.)

Stan Lee

Why She-Hulk for Stan Lee day?
Well, putting aside all the ugly
business about who created what (jack Kirby and Steve Ditko created at least
half of all those Marvel characters), Stan is still around
and and Simon wanted to do a Stan Lee day.

One thing I can say Stan did for sure is this:
He wrote the first issue of "The Savage She-Hulk!"
I know this because it says so on the cover. And
I'm sure NOBODY else helped plot it or...um...anything.

So I give you, "The Meditating She-Hulk."
Cause I hadn't had my coffee yet when I thought of this.

Stan "l'homme" Lee

For better or worse we are all living in the world created by Stan Lee. Yea I KNOW that it was Kirby & co doing all the heavy lifting, but it's Stan who worked it out. It's Stan who became a star. When we're all spending our time Twittering, Facebooking & Blogging we're all doing what Stan did and to the same end.

Brushpen & Photoshop mobile.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Creature from the tropical lagoon

A pencil drawing that I colorized with Mobile Photoshop for Android. Yea I have Photoshop on my bloomin' phone!

Creature

Alien 8

We tend to assume in our mammalian, carbon-centric worldview that alien life would make any sense to us at all.

This is a pencil drawing, photographed with my camera then tweaked with Gimp Portable. I'm still struggling to understand the basic of the Gimp. This is not helped by the fact that I have to do everything with a trackpad (arrgh!)

Monday, 27 June 2011

Goodbye Gene Colan

I spent some time inking over whatever pencils I could find on the Internet some years back ( I should post that stuff someday ). I think I can do a creditable job on just about anyones pencils , the only one I had trouble with was Gene Colan. The guy could draw like nobody else, I was frankly out of my league. It's a humbling and inspiring thing to look at Colan's work. May he rest in peace.


Gene Colan

Today we pay tribute the Gene Colan who passed away last week.
I remember finding his "Tomb of Dracula" at a rummage sale and
only buying the issues because the kid selling them insisted as I
had no interest.
Well, they were great...and creepy...and they had fantastic art.
Later I loved the strange but uneven "Night Force" which
unfortunately was not loved by enough people to stay around
for long.

Anyway, Thanks for the memories!

P.S.
I tried to draw like Gene here...not easy...

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Bonne Fete - Chris Sinderson *update*

Because he's a can-do kinda guy. Because he's ridiculously tall and because he's a pleasure to have around.
Happy Birthday Chris!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Happy Berfday Chris Sinderson!

Today is Chris Sinderson's birthday! As fine a chap as ever was to join our studios (I'm only sorry that Deep 6 Drawbridge The Tool Shed got him first), he's the artistic virtuoso behind the very wonderful Haberdash series, and above all, a very tall man at a very small desk. We love you Chris!

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Becky Cloonan - Born from a magic stone egg!!

Because if you are not in awe of Becky Cloonan then you have obviously misunderstood the question.

Sorry I'm late, but it's hard to keep up from this distance.

Happy Birthday, Chris! (Re-Do! Now with less sadness!)


For some reason my scanner was choosing only to work with various colors strongly associated with depression. So here I give you original version in all its candified glory.
Happy birthday, Chris! Sorry if I bummed you out.

Chris Sinderson's Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Chris Sinderson!


Chris has a blog, draws comics, and has possibly THE greatest "about" section ever. If you haven't read his collaboration with Tim Hall, Haberdash, shame on you. Shit is good, son.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Happy Berfday Becky! Blah! Blah!

Dracula, Dracula!


Happy Birthday to Becky Cloonan, drawer of pretty men, beautiful women, and scary-ass monsters, and fellow Hypothetical Islander and Drawbridger, who turns, like, 43 today. She knows why I drew Dracula for her, and so might you, depending on your google skills. As an added bonus, I get to complete my holy trinity of monsters I've been drawing the past few days. Bonus!

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Becky Cloonan's Birthday!

It's studio mate, Becky Cloonan's Birthday today and she likes
Dragons and sh*t I guess. So...Happy Birthday Becky!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Woofman

Had so much fun drawing Frankenstein's Monster yesterday that I requested we draw a wolfman (pronounced woofman. Always pronounced woofman) today. It's also fun.


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Werewolf

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

recycled frank

i'll admit that this is a sketch i did for someone's zine about a year ago that just happened to fit today's topic. i always feel like a cheater when i do stuff like that.

Frankenstein's Monster, or the Modern Prometheus

Drew this on the train over to the studio today, but didn't have a chance to post it until just now. This was fun-- we need more topics like this.


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Frankenstein di Alba *updated*

I'm posting from a terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alba in Piedmont,  northern Italy. I just thought you should know that.



Frankenstein

Friday, 17 June 2011

Happy Birthday Robin!

To honor Robin's Day of Birth, I have drawn her sitting on the Iron Throne.  I'm glad she's in the studio so I have someone to geek about Game of Thrones with!  Hope you had a good one!

Happy Birthday Robin

To the most glamorous member of DrawBridge Studio ( sorry Tim ) have a great birthday Robin.

Happy Berfday Robin, the Girl Wonder

Still on the road, so sorry for the rudimentary quality of my drawing, but Happy Birthday Robin! Sorry for missing your bday! You bring an immeasurable amount of class to Drawbridge Studios, I'm only sorry we couldn't make you a full-time Hypothetical Islander.


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Happy Birthday Robin Ha!!

Happy Birthday Robin Ha!

Yesterday was her REAL B-day and she is celebrating
over the weekend so...I guess today can be her day on Drawbridge.

Happy Birthday:

Jesus vs Satan in video games...

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Baby Jesus Vs. Baby Satan

The image on the left is from a public domain illustrated Bible.  I took the liberty of creating the corresponding image of baby satan done entirely with Photoshop trickeration.  I may have just given myself nightmares...

Jesus vs The Devil - God of love

The God of Love should practice what he preaches.

Satan Vs Jesus over one man's soul...

On the road, but I still got my post in...


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Jesus Vs. Satan

UHFUH!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Preacher

Today I feel like a comedian who follows the comedian who was REALLY FUNNY. Thanks, Simon...

Anyway, here's a doodle of when I was in high school and went to church and had reveries of bikers crashing through the windows and getting rid of the preacher.

I'm going to hell now. So, good night!

Preacher - Herr Starr

Was there ever a baddie who suffered more indignity than Starr? His every success was punished with yet greater humiliation. Yet still he continued, motivated by utter contempt. I liked him. When most of the goodies in Preacher had become insufferably righteous and smug, Starr still clung to his purpose. You have to respect that.

Preacher

Simon wanted to do "Preacher" today.
I know nothing about Preacher, but it was a Vertigo book
so I know Death and skulls must have been involved!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

F-Bomb - Vacuum

A quick little animation of the words "f you" (aka "vacuum" to the delight of many a instigating teenager.)  Next up... "elephant shoes"!

Today's theme: F-Bomb

Monday, 13 June 2011

B-52's - Channel Z - Where's My Umbrella?

So this is a long train of thought, but when I think of the B-52s, I think of  Fred Schneider singing "Where's my umbrella?" in the song Channel Z.
And if I'm going to draw that, of course I'd have to draw Mary Poppins without her umbrella (falling).

This image also reminds me of the video for another good song: Sidewalk Serfer Girl by the Super Furry Animals

Rock Lobster - B52s

I don't know much about the B52s , but I know quite a lot about Lobsters. They are awesome!

Another ballpoint pen sketch.

Music Monday: The B-52's

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sexy Satur....SUNDAY!

Ok, so I missed Saturday by about 8 minutes.

100% Photoshop painting. I did a lot of work on the face, but left the rest pretty sketchy, so it only took about 30 minutes.