Monday, March 29, 2010

He Man. He Angry Cyborg Man.

I love betting, but I also usually lose, so my favorite stakes for any wager is a drawing. If you win, you get an awesome piece of customized art, and if you lose, you get to draw! (Hopefully your friend doesn't force you to draw yourself in a humiliating position).

Here's a drawing I've owed Vi for quite a while. You can't be too upset about losing a bet when it means you get to draw He-Man fighting Trap Jaw.

So if you're low on cash, but you still love the thrill of a good wager, make a drawing bet!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dino Art from Auction
The piece I came with:

And the piece I left with, by the always-astounding Matt Nolte:

The theme of the auction was pipe dreams. Dinosaurs dream of becoming birds, boys dream to have their own dinosaur, and I always dreamed of having my own Matt Nolte dino-drawing, so we all came out ahead!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chades Challenge XXIII:

This is either a very, very late Chades entry or a very, very early Easter card to all my readers. While not particularly evil, my Easter egg guard is not to be taken lightly. Trained under rigorous conditions, Easter eggs master covert ops and are capable of hiding in any backyard or living room conditions.

For anyone knew to my blog, the Chades Challenge is a game where one person comes up with an adjective and another comes up with a noun. Put them together and you get fun, random drawing material!

The next Chades Challenge is going to be slightly different. We randomly paired an animal, body part, item, and concept to form the title of an awesome comic. So this week, we'll be designing the cover of issue one of:


Thanks to Vi for some of the random contribution for that one! Scorpion Fist makes his/her debut Friday, April 9th. I hope many of you contribute your own designs! Happy sketching, and go find them Easter Eggs!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gamers Will Save the World

TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talks like this one are great sources of inspiration and challenging thought. If you dug what Ms. McGonigal had to say, I'd encourage you to check out these other outstanding lectures:

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Clifford Stoll: 18 Minutes with an Agile Mind

Jill Bolte Taylor: How it Feels to Have a Stroke

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Even Ancienter Dinosaurs Discovered
If people are unsure about genetically resurrecting the dinosaurs, we could always test things out by bringing back a proto-dinosaur like Asilisaurus first. According to Science Daily, the freshly-discovered protosaur is the earliest known direct ancestor of dinosaurs, and he was golden retriever-sized, so he'd probably make a great pet!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Final Toy Story Poster!

Maybe I should stop calling each poster the "final" one.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'd like to thank the Academy...

Yes, it's heavy. No, there's no chocolate inside.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Growing Up Green

A design for my girlfriend's apocryphal nonprofit organization. We help thousands of existently-challenged children all over the world.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Russell Earns the Oscar Merrit Badge

Congrats to Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Michael Giacchino, and the rest of our fantastic Up crew! Onward and upward, guys!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

WANTED're on notice! I could look the other way while you were smashing up TIE fighters and 8-bit space ships. I don't even mind what you've done to the moon, I'm sure he had it coming. But according to this article, paleontologists have finally proven that you and you alone are guilty for the demise of the majestic dinosaurs.

And I don't want to hear any of this "it was an accident" nonsense. You hurled into the Earth at what smart men with large calculators say was 20 times the velocity of a speeding bullet, causing a blast over a billion times worse than the Hiroshima bomb!! I just can't look the other way anymore. Asteroids, watch your cratered backs, cuz Earth is coming for justice!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

The final Toy Story 3 poster was released today. In case any of you were expecting the same ol' same ol', here's fourteen new characters to prove otherwise (can anyone spot the Luxo ball?). Many of my favorite new toys were designed by the famed yeti-tracker (and my good pal), Nate Wragg. I actually snuck a background tertiary character design into the film, so I'm particularly excited! Can't say much more until June 18...well, I could but I'd have to kill you all, and that would be an awful lot of tracking to do.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Snakes...Why'd it Have to be Snakes?

According to this NPR article, Paleontologists in India uncovered a haunting scene: an 11-ft constrictor coiled inside a sauropod nest, poised to strike a baby long-neck before it could crawl to safety. Who wins in a fight between a prehistoric constrictor and a baby sauropod? Mother nature, apparently. Both animals were covered (presumably in a sand-storm or flash-flood) before they could resolve their conflict.

Fossils, gotta love em!

Full publication of the findings can be found here.