The iconic Duplo logo gets a Totoro makeover! You can buy this design on t-shirts and other merch HERE!
Featuring characters from the six-part anime series Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, this is an image of Al, Bernie, and Christina transposed over the NT-1 Gundam “Alex” as it is shrouded in smoke from the field of battle.
I tried two new things (for me) for this image: 1) I used a nib and ink pen to draw the linework instead of my usual technical pens. This was difficult but enjoyable, and you will likely see more in this style soon. 2) I colored the image using a new digital brush for Photoshop which almost accurately emulates a watercolor brush. Light strokes will wash out and ‘absorb’ into the canvas, and multiple stokes over ‘wet’ colors will cause them to blend, bleed, and spread. It is pretty cool!
I have also uploaded this design to my merch page, so be sure to pick up a t-shirt or art print if you like it!
A couple of weeks ago I brought in some homemade salsa, and my coworker requested that I draw ‘Nacho Man’. I don’t think this is what she was hoping I’d turn out.
Another one from the comic book club sessions. I call this superhero ‘Entanglement.’ He whips the ribbons on his head and elbows around to incapacitate villains or rescue innocent civilians. It is a silly idea, but I wanted to show the pupils how easy it can be to come up with a superhero character of your own.
People’s imaginations allow them to see images in the clouds. A dragon here, a castle there… Britney Spears when she was a skinhead. This is an amazingly wonderful thing to be able to do. The imagination is such a wild and unpredictable thing.
I see images in EVERYTHING. I can barely look at something that has any sort of pattern without immediately seeing something else in it. To give you a feel for what that is like, I’m starting a new series of artworks. I first take a photo of the object in question, and I will then transition it into a drawing of what I saw via an animated gif, giving you a bit of insight into how I see the world.
This first one is of the ceiling of our living room. It is patterned with random ridges (I’m sure there’s a name for this technique) and, depending on the lighting what I see can be wildly different. I noticed this when I was doing my physical therapy for my back.
Do you see it, too?