Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bear. 19/183.

I really wanted to do a drawing of these ZOMBIE BEARS!

But decided I wouldn't be able to do them justice. And actually I spent probably more time working on this character design instead of the drawing I was supposed to be doing. But who cares? I was drawing. So yeah this is a character design for a story I'm working on at the moment that will eventually be a made into a comic. Someday soon hopefully. If I don't decide that I hate drawing by the time this animal project ends.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Basking Shark. 17/183.

Microns plus tons of photoshop. Wanted to smooth the background out more but this whole thing was already taking too long. Forgot to add the number. Oh well.

Still working on that badger.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Basilisk. 16/183.

Really wanted to do this as a woodcut but would have not had close to enough time. So I tried to draw it to make it look more like a woodcut and pretty much gave up after 5 minutes and just decided to go overboard drawing folds.
Sharpie WOOT.

BarrelEye Fish. 15/183.

I know Jun thinks this animal is super awesome but GODDAMMMIT finding images of it is fucking hard. So therefore I care very little about this animal and care even less about this drawing.

So you might be saying to yourself, "SELF! (lol Emeril) Where the fuck is the mudderfuggin Badger?!" Well the answer is that I am spending considerably more time on it than on this and more time than I should on such a drawing but it's gunna be awesome and it'll be done soon, OKAY?! Now STFU!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Baboon. 13/183.

Gelada Baboon.

Been watching new episodes of Superjail! and that kindof inspired the coloring and the color scheme. And the drawing to some degree. Drawn with microns, colored in photoshoop.

Tomorrow: Badger + Barreleye Fish!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Axolotl. 12/183.

UGH. Wanted to do more stuff to this but my fucking tablet crapped out. If I can get it fixed I'll update this one in the future.

ANYHOO, the axolotl is too cartoony in actuality to even try to draw it realistically.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day. Fuck it.

All right I don't really have a particular problem with Earth Day itself, but it falls under the umbrella of "stupid fucking made up days of recognizing some bullshit". Seriously, I really really hate these days of memory/recognition/not-even-a-fucking-real-holiday days. WHAT THE FUCK? WHy does everything have to have a day? It's not even like your goddamn birthday (which I could giving a flying fuck about anyway) which is subjective, they are always national or god-forbid WORLD-WIDE?! days of recognition.

World Hemophilia Day was April 17th. HEMO-FUCKING-PHILIA!....DAY! Christ in heaven. Days of awareness are total bullshit. I don't care what your goddamn problem is, whether I am aware of it or not. I only care about my problems and I don't expect you to care about my problems any more than I care about yours. JESUS. Like starving people/rape victims/SLAVES/people dying need to be aware of hemophiliacs? Fuck a day where you should care about a particular issue more than another. And holidays are bullshit anyway. My argument is getting lost in my rambling because I find it so hard to fathom why any of this makes any goddamn sense that I can't form a coherent thought.

In Ancient Rome they had a shit-ton of holidays, made up days just TO FUCK OFF AND NOT CARE, which seems to be the antithesis of what we do in Modern America where we have made up days where we are SUPPOSED TO CARE. The other way round seems to make a hell of a lot more sense to me. I don't know. I may revisit this later and make it more articulate; but thinking about it now is just making me angry. SO ANYWAY,

FUCK EARTHDAY. As far as the Earth is concerned, every fucking day is earth day, just like everyday for me is Nick Day and everyday for Hemophiliacs is Hemophilia day.

Aye Aye. 11/183.

okay, I'll explain. So forever I have loved Pixel Art aka. old video game art (think Super Mario) and I was thinking about it today and said to myself "What the fuck, why not try it on one of these animal drawings? And why not do one that has almost NO color in it whatsoever?! Awesome idea me-dude!"
So yeah.

ANYWAY, here is what it looks like ACTUAL size, I had to blow it up so you can see the sweet pixel goodness.

Oh dang! Thats tiny!
Sweet ass pixel animated music video. That is also really gross. NSFW yo!

oh BTW. 100th post.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Armadillo. 10/183.

kinda phoning it in today.
ballpoint pen.
Jun's is better, go check his out.
oh, and also, it's a giant armadillo which is slightly different in that it's bigger than regular armadillos.

time to get a sandwich.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Argali. 9/183.

GETTIT? it's an Argali wearing Argyle? FUNNY yeah?!
okay, I know, it's not.

I was really hoping to beat Jun today by uploading my Argali first but then I decided it would be a really great idea to spend over 2 hours painting this stupid thing. oh well.

Tomorrow is the Armadillo.
ALSO. If you have any suggestions for killer animals we should draw, TELL US! or at least one of us.

ps. not sure how I feel about that cropped version so here is the whole shabang.
It's got a kindof nice Gilbert Stuart's unfinished portrait of George Washington feel yeah? Except not of a president and not good.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Archaeopteryx. 8/183.

also, the species name (Archaeopteryx lithographica) comes from the fact that the original fossil was found in Bavaria in limestone, aka. litho stones! It also looked sorta like a lithograph. That shit blew my mind.

brushes and india ink. w3rd.

and now (in the immortal words of Monty Python) for something completely different!

I ended up doing this additional drawing just cause I think the archaeopteryx is THAT awesome.

Ape. 7/183.

this a gibbon.
a gibbon is an ape.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Antelope. 6/183.

NOTICE! Click the image for the Wikipedia article for a more reliable source of my info.

Anyway since Jun's and my list of 183 animals contains an exorbitant number of horned quadrupeds including numerous different types of Antelopes, I decided to do the mythical antelope, since it is really the only one known solely as the antelope. So yeah check out the Wikipedia article to have some knowledge dropped on ya!
PS. I've learned more about animals in the last week than I have probably ever.
PPS. the image above is cooler than anything I could ever hope to draw.

ANYWAY, without further ado, the mythical antelope!
Also, behold the first drawing with a background...sorta.

these are quotes from Jun in an email conversation that we had earlier that I found especially great.

"...we've been doing a lot of horned quadrupeds...i hate drawing horned quadrupeds."
"yeah, too many horny quads."


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anteater. 5/183.

Fuck you I'm an anteater!
And fuck Jun, cause I did the giant anteater as well.

And as Jun indicated in his post, drawing an animal a day can teach you alot...
about animals.
Also, I'm trying some new drawing techniques out. This one was done with ink and a brush for the primary drawing and outline and then shaded with a micron. And then some watered down ink for some additional shading. Not sure how I feel about it yet. Get back to you on that, probably never.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Alligator. 3/183.

for the amount of time I spent on this, the end result was not worth it/satisfactory.
ANYHOO, pencil on paper.
Oh, and its an alligator.
Cool story, bro.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Molded Heroes: JUDGEMENT.

So this is my final piece for the Molded Heroes show, entitled, "The Beheading of Shredder and Other Acts of Teenage Mutant Violence".
I made it up to Aurora for the show Saturday, and I must say I was mighty impressed with what Mike did. He put on a fucking awesome show and did a killer job with everything.
You can buy this print over at the Sixty Bones Store so go fucking buy it and help a brother out!
You can also find Jun Nakamura's print "Faust, After Rembrandt" over there, that I being the awesome guy that I am, printed for him. So go buy his shit too!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Addax. 2/183.

The Addax!

Okay, since I wasn't up to the task of explaining this project last night and if you, my dear reader, were too lazy to go to Jun's blog to get the explanation, here it is! So yeah, Jun roped me into attempting this project with him, in which we draw one animal a day for 183 days from this alphabetical list. I can't say I have a ton of faith in my ability to continue this project but fuck, ill do my best.
Btw, might not actually post the drawings everyday, depending on how much time I have/access to a computer but anyway let's give this hopeless task a go!

Aardvark/baby alien. 1/183.

first in a very long series that i'm doing with Jun.
more info at Jun's blog/his aardvark .
Would give more info here but tired plus drinking equals don't care.
More to come!