Sunday, January 31, 2010

two new things

There seems to be a cerain type of around-1900s way to make cartoon faces, which inspired me to make this. I see it in Little Nemo comics (Winsor McCay) and on some retro lithographic posters in european-esque cafes. And I tried out some fancy shading on the woman's body, which is from a life-drawing sketch. Overall, I'm not sure thrilled with the colours.

The second picture is inspired by men who tell stories about their horribly bitchy ex-girlfriends. It's not really from my own personal experience. It's one of those drawings I made without pencilling or planning beforehand - I like to imagine that the awkwardness lends it the right type of charm. It's a tricky line to straddle, though, between "meaningfully naieve" and "shitty."

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another creepy drawing

I think I could do a few of these. They creep me out a little, but they express something. I think.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gruesome Drawings

I was in a really emotional mood, and decided to just go with it, and comically exaggerate the way I felt.And then there are some minerals, and other things: