Thursday, October 28, 2010
I was commissioned to design a shirt for the release of New Orleans puppet singer/songwriter Lil' Doogie's new album, "YeahBrahCaDaBrah." The cd release party is at the NOLA House of Blues on Nov. 5.
Pretty fun rush project. Originally I had hand-drawn some smokey magical type, but the client thought it needed to look less scripty. So, this was the reworked version.
Three colors on a blue shirt. Fun use of halftones, which is something I'd like to experiment more with.
Yes, a puppet show at the House of Blues! I wish Slayer would open for him. That'd be SICK, BRAH.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This year marks my first attempt at carving a pumpkin. My friends organized a pumpkin-carving contest. Complete with a rambunctious Welsh Corgi. I eagerly partook in the event.
Amidst browsing the aisles of large, orange masses of various shapes, my eyes set upon this particular pumpkin. Instantly, I new what I'd carve. And it came out surprisingly well, I think!
For those of you who do not recognize the image, and are scratching your befuddled heads, please google "LOL WUT pear." Then all shall be revealed. Partially.
It's an internet thang, y'all.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
So, to follow up the post below, I received an award for the creativity my masquerade attire displayed. A basket of assorted cheeses. A heavy basket of about fifteen assorted cheddar cheeses. What am I going to do with this?!?! I mean, what is BATMAN going to do with this?
Savor, Alfred. Savor.
I don't think anyone there knew who Batman was. This was evidenced when the award to "Burton Durand, for his creative heathen mask."
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Since I illustrated/designed the posters and tickets for the UL Lafayette Beaux Arts Ball, I was able to get a free pass into the event. Since it is a masquerade ball with a "recycling" theme, I went ahead and made myself a recycled newspaper mâché Batman mask. I may make a cape out of garbage bags, as well.
Should be pretty interesting, hahaha. I really hope this mask fits, as the "female model" mannequin head (the only one I could find on such short notice) does seem RATHER PETITE. Ah well, we'll see!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Here was my thought process during this illustration:
OK, I need to try out some of these new Copic sketch markers.
I'm going to draw this cool guy smoking. OK, he looks cool and he is smoking, check. What will be be doing? He'll be working on something. Fine. He'll be bent over his desk, hard at work.
He'll be concentrating REALLY hard on painting something. A figurine? A model car? Some sort of hand-lettered type? Maybe he should be lettering "LOL WUT?"
Nah, he's working on his new masterpiece, the representation of pure happiness.
So, I give you the man who invented the smiley face.
Note: I did not bother to research the creator of the smiley face. Don't judge me!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Here are two posters that I designed and illustrated (at BBR Creative) for the Beaux Arts Ball costumed fund-raising event put on by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Specifically, the College of the Arts.
The theme, as the posters state, is "Re-New, Re-Vision, Re-Cycle," and promotes making costumes out of found objects and recycled materials. I figured it would be fun to do a mirrored pair of posters, featuring decked-out recycled costume party people. I like how they have a proud air to them while being covered in repurposed materials.
The posters are actually being silk-screened and sold at the event to raise money for the College of the Arts. Woo-hoo!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here's Rambo, wielding his gungun, which is, of course, a large gun that uses smaller guns as ammunition. Because when you're as manly as Rambo, you tend to get bored of just shooting people. You have to get creative.
Imagine that you're a guerilla terrorist dude, and you just stepped on Rambo's hamster. Come to find out, that was his FAVORITE PET. And now he's prettttty pissed. So, he whips his gungun out and fires. To avenge "MuffMuff." Once he pulls the trigger, guns are shot out at you. And THESE guns proceed to fire at you. Not only are you struck by bullets, you are also hit by the guns that fired those bullets. DUBBLE TRUBBLE.
As a sidenote, once you're as much a dude as Rambo, you can get pretty much any tattoo that you'd like. Including the Kool-Aid Man. Or puns. Because this soldier loves posing with his guns. Also, he named his gungun "Gunthrie" and carved a Woody Guthrie reference onto the side.
And YES, that IS a Sam & Max tattoo on his chest!
Monday, October 4, 2010
I know that the "NOOOOOOOOO!" scene at the end of Revenge of the Sith was supposed to be serious, but many people I have watched the movie with burst into laughter at that moment. Maybe it was because ol' Vadey didn't usually show emotion in the original trilogy.
But what if Vader had an adorable pet Kowakian monkey-lizard that was eaten by a rancor? Would he have not had an emotional outburst? I think he might have. Or, what if
Or what if his favorite sunnydew flower garden on the Forest Moon of Endor would have been trampled by at AT-ST? You may have heard his wails all the way on Death Star II.
Or what if he would have accidentally dropped his favorite snack, beebleberry ice cream? I think that would have emotionally rivaled Padmé's death.
So think about that the next time you watch RotS. That and how Vader managed to eat ice cream through that mask.
Friday, October 1, 2010
It's always fun to draw things from the Star Wars universe. Always.
My mom recently commissioned me to do a drawing for one of her friends' kids. She said that "He almost likes Star Wars as much as you do!" Which is not plausible, I assure you. I mean, did HE draw a Star Wars comic with an ORLY owl cameo? DID HE? No, he most certainly did not.
But anyway, since he listed Vader as his favorite character, I drew him (which I'll post soon). As an added bonus, I thought I'd throw in the Death Star in the back ground. So I did that, too. But I also wanted to add a little humor to the drawings, so I modified them for my own purposes (mwuhahaha).
I'd like to think of the second Death Star in this way: It was a huge prank that the Rebels weren't patient enough to let be sprung. I mean, surely the Rebels were expecting another world-destroying ray, right? Imagine the LOOK on their faces when the giant "BANG" sign would have popped out! A literally huge prank, stretching a thousand or so miles. But nooooo, they had to cut it short.
Oh, man! Admiral Ackbar could have shouted "IT'S A PRANK!" That would have been great.