Monday, September 29, 2014

"Space Ghost"

More fun with sketch dailies! It's almost like having a job!...that doesn't pay...and doesn't have tight deadlines...and I'm working on my own, but having fun and maybe, cultivating that all important fan base! I wasn't too familiar with this "Space Ghost" character, but when I found out he has a monkey on his team, I had to include it.
 I was betting bored with posting blue rough sketches, so I tried using the "invert" feature on Photoshop for this one.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Just having more fun with the themes over at "Sketch Dailies".  This could be Mary's most difficult challenge yet. I'm sure she'll still be "cavorting about"!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Block" party

So, the theme was "Peter Pan". I decided to give "Peter" a different body type than the one you're used to seeing. And of course, I placed him in the environment of the Darling nursery, and included Pete's shadow. The blocks in the foreground represent: A classic cult television show,(which I've never actually watched), a term for top tier celebrities, and the "B" block? If that one doesn't register with you, then watch the video at the end of the post.

"The Skellington Dance"

Having more fun with "Sketch Dailies" on twitter. The subject here was "Jack Skellington". I thought I would reference the very first Disney "Silly Symphony".
Here's the original from YouTube:
And below, is a lesser known "Silly Symphony" that was a YouTube recommendation for viewers of "The Skeleton Dance". It's from 1931, meaning it predates Universal's first "Mummy" movie by at least a year, since that was released in December of 1932. I just now discovered this one, and was in awe of the amazing animated backgrounds that you see after the spider enters the tomb. It bears a striking similarity to a modern video game, except that the artist here obviously did not have the advantage of a computer. The person just really "got" perspective. Also, pop culture references happened back then as well, as evidenced by the tribute to Al Jolson at around 2:29.