It's tough to be a victim of your impulses.
You might see it as a room full of furniture, but for your best friend...it looks like a giant chew toy.
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Snurg is one of my recurring characters. He is one of the staple of my "big nosed" monster characters that I draw when I am at a loss of what to draw. He's even had a role in a comic I wrote and drew about 20 comics of known as "The Entrance." I wrote this on and off both while working for my father and also when I worked at a "call center." both of which happened in the late nineties. Here, Snurg is helping me answer the prompt "chef."
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When I was a teenager, my Sunday nights were spent listening to Mystery theater on the radio. I didn't have a TV officially in my room, and needed something to take my mind off of the business of falling asleep, and that was the port in the storm, so to speak.
The thing about the imagination is it can use shows like this to magnify and conjure the imagination, similar to what is happening to the boy in this picture.
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Right after Dizzy, the prompt was "coral" so I drew this...and wanted to make it an odd scale...so I added the divers who were a lot smaller.
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This is my second go at "Dizzy." This time I opted for a more exaggerated approach to the well known musician. I made his horn and body smaller and exaggerated his most notable feature. I wish I had made his face wider...looking at it now...but enjoyed the process nonetheless.
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This Inktober drawing, as you might have guessed, is a cartoon. The prompt was "storm" and what better storm than a tornado, or in this guy's case, what worse storm. I am also harkening back to two movies with this drawing, "Twister" and "The Wizard of Oz."
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The Egg Men really lend themselves to the 1930's style drawing. Here in this inktober picture is one of the many invaders doing what they do best only to realize that humanity really loves to prepare eggs in a number of ways.
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Day 14 of Inktober's prompt was "Armor."
For this one, I decided to draw a vintage 1930's armadillo. His exoskeleton looks like armor, and so, naturally, that was the "armor" of armadillo. Sometimes the answers are very simplistic and devoid of much in the way of complex thinking.
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That's one big sand bunker.
The other option for this drawing would have been to draw the Dunes casino in Las Vegas,
The obvious option was to draw a giant sandworm, but that's probably been done way too often if you manage to scroll through twitter looking for different answers to the #dune. I won't say I wasn't tempted to do that myself, but opted instead of some line work regarding the dunes. I wanted to convey the idea of contour and shadow.
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This one, I had difficulty with.
At first, I was going to make this a comic. It was going to show four things: A banana peel, a wet bar of soap, a penguin, and a politician. Ultimately, I discarded this idea and went with my backup...showing an actual Otter Politician.
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At first I thought of drawing something truly disgusting, like someone eating a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich with his mouth open. But how would I convey the idea of mayonnaise? How would I convey the idea of an open mouth during the whole process of mastication? These are the situations that afflict an artist, and so I decided to go with making a disgusting illustration that was heavy-handed.
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This is for the Inktober Day 10 Challenge entitled "Hope."
I'm not going to wax political right now other than to say, we could use a little HOPE right now. I'd love to hear how this classic comedian would negotiate the troubled waters of our current polarized culture. I imagine he would take it on with a mixture of incredulity and dignity. The real comedian to be puzzled about would be Don Rickles. I think Rickles would be, in the parlance of our time, "off the chain."
This is for day 9 of Inktober responding to the visual prompt "throw." s
Originally, I had baseball players throwing balls, ideas of throw rugs, pillows, and a boxer laying in the ring as his trainer threw in the towel, but for some reason a little girl captivated my attention.
In the original picture, she was throwing a soccer ball, or in the Spanish parlance, "un futbol." The character design for the carving is a familiar face. #visualbanter #inktober #inktober2020 #thr
This is Day 8 of the Inktober Challenge. The prompt was "teeth."
When was the first time you were confronted by something like this?
When I was a kid and we went to Hilton Head, at night after a trip to a restaurant and a long day at the beach, we might take a trip to the local golf course and look for crocodiles. It was a fun past time and each time we went, we hit pay dirt. We were always far enough away though as we weren't in any real danger. The crocs were also a bit s
Day 6 of Inktober features the ferret.
Drawing this one became an almost sad melancholy endeavor. Just look at it's face and there is a since of existential introspection that many rodents have yet to uncover.
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This is an #inktober2020 inspired comic. The prompt for day 5 was "blade" and initially I was going "middle of the road" by drawing a dagger or sword blade, but then I thought...why not a blade of grass. The comic evolved from that. I wanted to keep the drawing simple this time around. Thick sure lines, some saturated colors, and yet there is a dark message here.