Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Big Chief Fluffy Pants

I recently went on a trip to the Autry Museum, and it proved to be quite the good idea. Not only were there amazing costumes and artifacts from the old west, but there was this great photography exhibit going on called "Yosemite" which included artists like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Eadweard Muybridge. It's an exhibit dedicated to Landscape paintings and photography in the early 1900's. Amazing I say! Anyway, there was also a lot of old photographs on display of tribal chiefs, and cowboys, and things of that ilk. If you're in the area of the Autry, its well worth the trip for someone interested that is. The show's on till January I think.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

IKEA Furniture makes for Guuuuud Canvas

I found myself hunting around the apartment for canvas this weekend, and being too lazy to go out and get some, resorted to painting on left-over and unused bits of furniture from Ikea. It took the Acrylic paint surprisingly well, and was a much more pleasant experience than painting on canvas anyway. It kind of took me back to rebellious and unruly highschool days. HA. (My apologies for the crappy Photos)

"Professor Bunny"
14" x 14" Acrylic and Pencil on Cupboard Door

"Hungry Bird"
8" x 9" Acrylic on Thrown aside Shelving


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Man in Black

Last one, I swear....

I had to try it just one more time. Sorry for the penguin overload, but i've been drawing them for days. Just wanted to see if i could match up the style to the previous Leadbelly drawings. The awesome thing about Penguins is that they are already naturally simplified creatures. Good ol' Penguins. I actually tried making their faces look a bit like a fish, since they are so close to each other. Good ol' Fish. Good ol' Everything.
Okay, no more penguins.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

And yet.............more creepy birds

Not quite sure i like where this is going... With each animal i put up here, they seem to get more and more realistic. In fact, i am quite positive i hate it! HA! Next time, there will be stylization GALORE!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Another creepy bird

Everyone seems to have gone and left me to my own devices today. This is what happens i guess...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I was looking through a boook called "Cartoon Modern" last night and it was pretty amazing. It actually made me WANT to draw in my spare time which is a rare occurrence these days. Anyway, the book is filled with animation designs and drawings from the 50's and 60's (one of my favorite eras EVER) and i highly recommend taking a look at it. (theres a link to the writers blog at the top of my list!)