Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Post! Chibi's galore and Dana, continued!

Okay, i'll finish up the Potbelly Way$hack collab. and the Asian woman next week, plus some other surprises too.

Meanwhile, between deadlines i found my mind wandering... so a buncha scraps of paper on my table today... sorts scattered... like my mind is right now.  I felt kinda in a rut with all these paintings.  I sorta wanna do something totally pop-culture stupid.. i am thinking maybe Ink some of these old Chibi sketches on one of the brown sketchbooks?

..or maybe just do a new one. This ones' been lying around for a while..

Take a stab with Dana as an impossible gag-cute Manga Chibi  figure. I don't know why I get into these moods.

Other than a few Miyazaki movies Leigh Dragoon turned me onto, i didn't really grow up on this stuff. Manga or Anima.

Drawing Manga figures is really more of a second language for me, i think you have to absorb tons of this stuff from comics of movies... for it to not seem forced.  Which this does seem to me, but whatever. Just for fun.

I guess it's those two sides of myself, ONE is into 'plush toy cuteness' and the OTHER side, 'big-ass ugly weird monster' stuff.  Oh yeah, the third is obsessed with dysfunctional mother daughter  ... but that's another story.

Since this is so cute i wanna throw up I sorta *have* add something really sick into all this cuteness - so how about Dana's sister, Nola floating about her head - and taking an ax to a second cute little chibi figure?

...don't worry, when it's finished.. wont get too bloody or gross.  It'll actually be sorta affectionate... once it's funneled through my warped little mind, promise!  I can't believe I'm not the only one who's both attracted... yet also annoyed... by the cute over-kill of the whole Chibi cuteness stuff.

but, now that i'm drawing Dana.. maybe i should switch to this old classic Dana doodle...

i did this - what? maybe a month ago?

kinda hard to see with such light pencils. she's in her army jacket, over a mossy tree stump.

bet you did't think i'd ever get back to this sucker, did you?

Yeah. me either.  My studio is littered with TONS of un-finished crap.  Like most studios are i bet.

I promise i won't bail on this one... at least i'll finish inking up her body. and the tree stump too.

the weirdest stuff pops into my head when i'm inking - most everything is unpacked, yet i *STILL* can't find my friggin' Ipod!!!! grrr!

yeah, i have old spare one.. but it's so old it only has like 30 gigs of space...

but the new one is STILL missing.  i'll eventually find it though.

too cheap to pop for a new ipod, because THEN i'll probably find the missing one - buried in some unopened box sooo - aggravating.

sorry, what's all this to do with a Dana drawing?  nothing.  my mind just wanders when i ink pages. ( i did't say it wanders to anything interesting, did i? ) : )

I enjoy inking with different colors, sorta wakes me up.  Now let's add some of the army jacket shapes...

Sadly, these pen-brushes i'm using are are NOT water soluble,

so have to throw in some water colored pencils.. to blend in some color.

well, it looks a little less unfinished now, eh?

getting there...

i know, her orange shirt i just added does looks garish,  but i'll tone it down so it's doesn't pop out so much later.

okay, back to 30days and will post some more next week!



Ertito Montana said...

OMH, you are a drawing machine! You sleep sometimes?

cody said...

Love all the movement of the jacket and the mushrooms really dreamy looking and super clean. Chibi idea is cool I like the mix of cute and ugly. Thanks for all the awesome posts this week

Aaron Desira said...

Magic drawrings and paintings. I know what you mean about ipods. I think when you are moving house they caterpillar crawl their way back to apple corp.

adrian said...

Yeah, back to basic :) stump, mushrooms, just like old days in wolverine comics :)

Did You ever try to eat fly agarics (amanita muscaria)? :P one of the strongest psychodelics in the world :)

Marcus Collar said...

I really like when you ramble about your iPod, while showing your process. It actually makes me want to ramble less in the comments section. Weird how "weirdness" works.

Thank you for inspiring us every post!

ok one more thing then I'll keep my comments simple (yeah right)

Please do a video version of a blog entry?
I say this because the rambling stuff works even better when you can hear someones voice. Just an idea. Oh I found a Joker t-shirt designed by you online...

Happy Holidays oh you should try drawing on an iPad sounds crazy but check it out!

Ivan said...

que maravilla es ver sus trabajos maestro!!,un saludo grande desde Argentina

Jim Doran said...

I'm so happy you have a blog! I just found it - awesome.

Sam_Kieth said...

Okay - this reply is as far back as i'm going for now.. (sorta fell behind on replies to posts)..

Etito, may seem like i'm crazy productive, but i always feel *behind* - remember my 'day job' is drawing too, so sometimes hard to fight for time to get to these painted personal projects that pay less, but get me more jazzed to work on.

Meanwhile, even if it doesn't pay squat... if doing my OWN weird goofy creator owned stories and paintings makes myself (and others) happy, who am to bitch?

Ivan, i googled a translation of your post- I don't know about Maestro... but i'm humbled and very flattered.

Thanks to Adrian(fly agarics??), Aaron(Dude, caterpillar! So that where it went!), and Jim(welcome aboard buddy!) too -

Marcus, I doubt either of us will keep our comments simple, will we? : ) I'm looking into the video thing, maybe try that next year.

Couple of you asked about T-shirts or Prints. I may get into that when things pick up (?)... I also love the idea of the trout ads being collected in one place. They've been piling up for years now.. there's a ton of old wooden antiques too from the 1900s with trout ads on them..

meanwhile this is the best place for me to pile it up, post it, then eventually publish it in art books.

Just stay tuned folks - glad your having as much fun checking it out as i am dreaming it all up! You guys are just too cool- always keeps me going knowing i;m not alone in my hallucinatory weirdness!!!!!!

- Sam

adrian said...

yup FLY AGARIC is a mushroom, type in google: 'amanita muscaria' (real name) and try to read about it :) Some say it's the most powerfull tool to take a journey into themselves and even further:) I was trying it 5 times but I had definitely a bad trip (hey it's not my fault) but hell... I am alive. It is a lie that this mushroom causes death. One of the many lies that exist in society (like 9/11 etc.)
Anyway I love Your mushrooms :)