Monday, November 16, 2009

Illustration Friday: Unbalanced


This one's confusing if you don't know who Bill O'Reilly is. It's also confusing if you do know who Bill O'Reilly is but can't tell who this is (I don't think I'd be able to, now that I'm looking at it). And if you don't see that this is for the topic of "unbalanced" you might think I'm some right-wing guy glorifying Bill O'Reilly. And if you do see that the topic is "unbalanced" you might think I'm some left-wing guy accusing him (and perhaps by extension Fox News) of being not entirely "fair and balanced."

That last one is closest to the truth, but in fact, I don't actually spend much time thinking about Bill O'Reilly. Really, I was thinking of people who are psychologically unbalanced, and his was the first face that popped into my mind--go figure!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

MI-5 2

I was watching more of MI-5/Spooks and right off the bat I saw another shot I wanted to draw. I made this a little more high key than the actual frame.
Drawing from TV/movies is a quick way to find interesting lighting, poses, etc. This is pretty fun, and I'll probably do more of these little sketches.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Light Study

This little shot caught my eye while I was watching Spooks/MI-5, so I did a quick study from it. Not a great likeness really, but I'm pretty happy with the lighting, which I was more interested in anyway.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Illustration Friday: Blur

Something new I'm trying! My best air time is 14.3 seconds. Seriously killer on the delts, I kid you not.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Outta Yer Chair!


I sit in my chair a lot, to be honest. Too much working, and it's been wrecking my poor defenseless body. I tried a few ergonomics programs, but most really aren't that great, so I made Outta Yer Chair!. It's a very simple application (PC only, sorry) that will remind you when you should stop working and stretch your horribly stressed back, legs, and whatever else.

Professor Hootsy's Guitar Explorer


Professor Hootsy Collins would love to take you on a tour of the jangling six-string in this application called Professor Hootsy's Guitar Explorer. As a guitarist myself, I hope finds favor with my guitar-slinging brethren and sistren. With P.H.G.E. one can explore the whole fretboard (righty and lefty), finding scales and chords, and actually playing the notes as well.

Mr. Toneface Man


Let Mr. Toneface Man serenade you! This is a simple little gadget that lets you listen to tones on command. Good for tuning instruments.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Face study

Going for kind of a Sebastian Kr├╝ger thing. Partially successful, I think! That guy can seriously paint though, you know what I'm saying?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

And speaking of Halloween 2009...

Here are the mask and pumpkin I painted this year (incidentally, wearing a paper bag on your head when it's really windy is ill-advised):




Spooky Skull

Halloween has come and gone, but here's a spooky skull anyway.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Some Lady

Looks a bit El Greco-esque... Not intentionally, but things just got a little warped around.