Monday, January 29, 2007

Creed Commish

I recently received an e-mail fan commission from someone wanting a picture of themselves punching out Apollo Creed from the Rocky movies. (I'm sure my ability to capture likeness and such is in its usual state of mediocrity here, but what're ya gonna do?)

Just remember, folks, I don't always come up with them. Sometimes I just draw them. :)


Monday, January 22, 2007

Random Animal Doodles

Here's the first batch of random doodles for this year. As you can see, I'm once again playing around with those cartoon animal characters I sometimes play around with (or at least variations of them). They're all just rough, quick doodles for now. Will I ever stop just playing around with them and actually DO something with them? .......Not if history's any indicator, but maybe I'll surprise myself and everybody one of these days.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Playing with the Camera

A picture a friend took of herself as she was goofing off with her camera was the inspiration for this piece. As usual, my ability to capture likeness is not the world’s greatest by any stretch of the imagination, but hopefully I at least captured the spirit of the original picture.

Also, this was the first time I played with colored pencils in a long, long time, and it probably shows. At any rate, it was fun to get them out again for a bit of experimenting. Perhaps I’ll play with them some more in the future?

That’s all for now. Enjoy!


Monday, January 08, 2007

Georgia Aquarium

This weekend I joined my friends Richard, Jessica & Cailey (the latter being my two year-old "neice") on a trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which is apparently the largest in the world. It was a really impressive facility, if you like that sort of thing (and apparently I do). Between Richard and I, plenty of pictures were taken. So I thought I'd take a break from art-related posts and make a fish-related post. Enjoy the pictures!

Here's the outside of the Aquarium...and some fish (you find so many of those inside, oddly enough).

The Georgia Aquarium's got crabs! (And, to the right, a "Coral Kingdom")

They tell me Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the world. The ones at the GA Aquarium are still youngsters, clocking in at around 20 feet. Full-grown adults can reach up to 60.

The Beluga Whales were a lot of fun. Very slow and graceful. And to put to rest any doubt that I'm a nerd, I'll say that watching their movements reminded me of a creature you'd expect to see in a Hayao Miyazaki film.

Let's not forget the gigantic Groupers and their groupies!

And this thing...and penguins!

And while there's plenty more, I think that's more than enough for blogging purposes.
We now return to your regular art-related blog (well, not NOW, exactly...but soon enough).

Monday, January 01, 2007

Jenn & Bueno: Happy 2007

Just a quick illustration of Jenn & Bueno ringing in the new year with a kiss...of sorts.
A very Happy New Year to all of you!