Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Monster Mash-Up

Halloween approaches! In case you didn't notice. Apparently holidays make me extra creative, since I cranked these out at work today without even noticing (although the kids at the table did; they like to tease me for goofing around after I bark at them to get to work. I just bark some more).

I probably mentioned it already, but this is my FAVORITE time of year. Halloween, then Thanksgiving and Christmas... all the great sappy family holidays I adore. Good times... click the thumbnail for a (hopefully) un-sappy view.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Tell Them Boris Sent You

Ah, Frankenstein. Always my favorite of the classic Universal movie monsters, and the one character I draw over... and over... and OVER... every Halloween. It's taken me awhile to do more than just a quick-and-dirty sketch, and actually get a nicely done one finished. I've tried to do one that was more like the original literary creature, but it always ends up being flat-topped Boris Karloff. I don't think I have any problem with that, honestly.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

"You have the ability to instill great fear..."

Okay, so I was at work tonight. And I knew that I was supposed to draw another picture of Phineas M. Hornsby for our game session tomorrow night. So I got a fresh piece of paper, a sharpened pencil, and I drew Green Lantern's worst enemy.

... who is not actually Phineas M. Hornsby, famed steampunk explorer.

This is why I never accomplish ANYTHING.

I am quite proud of how it came out though! His hair looks horrible, but that's kind of the new style (sort of). Oh well; maybe next time I try to draw Commander X, I'll end up doing a better job on the rogue Green Lantern's mane.

Recite the oath, and click the thumnail, for a larger view:

In blackest day, in brightest night,
Beware your fears made into light
Let those who try to stop what's right,
Burn like my power... Sinestro's might!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

In Command

I was realizing today how odd it is that my "flagship" character, Commander X, is one I haven't drawn at all in a LONG time. I doodle Wozar frequently. I've been working on my RPG characters. Heck, I even draw Tygre at work. But seldom Commander X. Today I remedied that.

I'm actually toying with the idea of redesigning him somewhat, but for now I stuck to my classic design (which reminds me: I should post the REALLY classic design for you to all laugh at sometime). Click the thumbnail for a larger view.

Friday, October 19, 2007

SteamBot V.1.0

Again with the crazy psuedo-Victorian Steampunkery! The level of detail required for these things is daunting, but it sure is fun. I didn't have time to complete him (and there are a few changes I'd like to make, looking at him now), but I thought I'd post it at this point in the process. Click the thumbnail for a larger view.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This Drawing Sucks

... both because it was rushed, and because it's a vampire. Get it?

... get it? Yeah? *cough*

Okay, so anyway. I've been wanting to draw more monsters and stuff, but I've actually had to WORK at work, so I haven't had much time. This guy didn't come out quite the way I had hoped, but I wanted to post SOMETHING and it just gives me an excuse to draw him again. It was a Learning Experience.

After you click on the thumbnail below for a larger image, you should click this link for some Science on vampires, and more information on what your government is doing about them.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

His Gyroscopic-Aether-Subordination Pack Revolutionized Airborne Infantry

Time for more random role-playing characters! This one is actually mine, although I might have to post another of Kevin's (and then Adam's, and then Eden's, and then Jaime's...) soon too.

Presented here for your perusal and academic edification: The honorable and oft-decorated Colonel Phineas Meriwether Hornsby IV, formerly of Her Royal Majesty's Thirty-Eigth Armored Zeppelin Division (now retired). You've seen his exploits in the penny dreadfuls of Mssrs. Barlow & Bartleby; his further adventures shall forthwith be published as a Brand X Brand Sequential-Image Narrative (patents pending). You will marvel at Hornsby's immeasurable talents as tracker, scout, hunter, man's-man and man-about-town, now put to use as a freelance finder of artifacts and antiquities from long-ago and never-have-been. He is a keeper of arcane truths and an archaeologist of the most bizarre. Gaze upon his works, ye mighty, for a mere shilling a view.
Or, click on the thumbnail below.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I Saw The Thing Comin' Out Of The Sky...

I love the month of October; I'll be drawin' stuff like this practically every day. I'll try to vary what I post, but this won't be the last monster you see (most likely this will be the last one-eyed, one-horned, flying one though).
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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Hydraulic Humanoid from BEYOND

Robots are fun to draw, but their innards are a pain to design (especially on the fly). Doesn't stop me from enjoying the challenge though. This was meant to be Aristotle Cooke's robot assistant and bodyguard; he may still end up serving that function at some point. For now he's just fun to marvel at... for me, at any rate.
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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Money, Women, & Cars

The Triad of True Male Happiness, or simply three things I never practice drawing? I'm sure scientists will be discussing this question for generations; in the meantime, here's proof I can draw the fairer sex every once in a great while. I already did a car and money takes forever to design properly, so this'll have to do.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

From Out O' The Black He Rode, A Stranger...

Yeah, I've been bad. It's been a WEEK since I posted anything, sorry. But I've got a great excuse: I started a new job! I'm a part-time language arts teacher at a great elementary school. I only work in the morning, so I can still tutor at night AND substitute on Fridays. I was a bit tired getting used to the new schedule, though, so I slacked off on posting.

I've been doodling, but I haven't really done anything I felt was worth posting until today. I posted this a short time ago, and I've been itchin' to draw Kevin's character myself ever since. This is my first attempt, and I hope it's alright. I had to improvise on the boots a bit...

So Kevin, if you're reading this: This one's for you, dude. Keep creating these awesome characters for me to draw. And if you're not reading this: Dude, seriously, what the hell?

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