Pictured above is my man Rob Crooks, the homie Sam Thompson, and me being goofy. Rob and Sam are the hosts of Witchpolice Radio (other host Jon Askholm was AWOL), and I was a guest! It was a blast! We played music based on the randomly-generated theme of “paranoia”, and went madly off in all directions, discussion-wise. Give it a listen!
A piece on bullying, done for the April 10th issue of The Manitoban.
I was basically asked to draw two adults in a bullying/victim situation. For the victim, I went with pink in recognition of Pink Shirt Day’s origin. The bully is yellow, because I think most of us can agree that deep down, a lot of bullies are cowards, or “yella” in the cowboy vernacular.
I don’t get very personal on this here blog, but I thought I’d draw this for fun and share it here. It’s a note to self, and a self-caricature.
“I’m going to write about cyborg people and whether or not we should be so passive towards technological progress, in so far as it has a questionable effect on how we go about socializing and interacting as a society.
I would like a graphic of the Terminator working at subway making someone a sandwich.”
See it in the editorial section of this week’s Manitoban.
I drew these speakers for a poster, but decided that they were unnecessary to the design in the end. Not complaining though, they were fun to draw.
Man-of-many-bands Joel Klaverkamp dropped me a line on Facebook to do this poster last week. I sat around racking my brain to figure out what I was gonna do. I flipped through my Saul Bass book and anything else I could get my hands/eyes on for inspiration. Of course, nothing happened until I sat my ass down and put (brush) pen to paper, which resulted in this. I have to remind myself every once in a while that ideas won’t just jump out of your head. You gotta make ‘em happen. Also, for all the Saul Bass stuff I looked at, this came out more Endless Summer than anything. Weird. Not intentional, not an homage, but perhaps an unconscious influence. The poster for that movie is iconic, after all. And I met the man, too!
The photo? I shot that at Garbage Hill six years ago. It says “Winnipeg” with just right amount of grit, I think.
I drew seven Super Mario-related illustrations for The Manitoban recently. You can see ‘em all over here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elnegro/sets/72157632709100503/
Tools, an art supply/stationery shop in Tokyo, May 2009.
I think I need to switch my media up a little. In college, I was required to use Prismacolor markers for color exploration, and marker sketches were a daily thing in my sketchbook back then. I kinda miss all of that. It’s fun and immediate.
As amazing as Copic markers are, I don’t see myself getting a bunch of those due to cost. Maybe I’ll get some sort of happy medium; a set of markers that are vibrant, long-lasting, and inexpensive. Maybe.
Or maybe I’ll just have fun for once and draw with whatever is nearby.
Drawing cars is not my forté, so I looked forward to the challenge of depicting some. They’re not based on any particular cars, and that might be apparent. Still, I think I was successful in saying “car,” don’t you think?
For the heck of it, I started a new board in my Pinterest profile for vehicles I need to draw. Collecting the photos may be more fun than drawing them, but that’s the pill I gotta swallow!