Things I ate, and an awesome bonus illustration from a SUPERSTAR artist

Food consumed this weekend was as follows (in chronological order):

FRIDAY:

  • 1 large turkey hoagie cross-section, approximately 4 x 4 x 3″
  • 1 plate full of barbecue chips, kettle-cooked
  • 2 Snapple ice teas
  • 1 slice of chocolate cheesecake
  • 1 pear

SATURDAY:

SUNDAY:

  • 1/2 order of sliced chicken with garlic sauce (Chinese take-out)
  • 1/2 order of mixed vegetables in light sauce (Chinese take-out)
  • approximately 3 glasses of Fresca
  • 1 foot-long Subway tuna sub (with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, black olives, cilantro, and mustard)

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY:

My pal, Dustin took some time out of his crazy rockstar schedule to draw an awesome piece for me:

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The l’il robot on the left is my character Cog and the super-hott dame on the right is Big Barda, my favorite character from DC’s New Gods.

YOU’RE THE MAN, DUSTIN! Be sure to check out his Deviant Art gallery, and go buy all his issues of Detective Comics, available in finer comic book stores now!

Textural Healing

(Posting early.)

Today, a momentary respite from the recent deluge of He-Man related sketches. I was working on this one a few months ago, but put it on the backburner as other things came up. I sketched and ‘inked’ this piece in Photoshop (in addition to coloring in Photoshop, as usual), so the result is 100% digital. The subject matter was pretty random. I started sketching a girl, which became a go-go girl, and then I just threw in a ray gun for the heck of it. This is what happens when I let my mind wander. Really.

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I decided to stretch my wings a bit and experment with some textures for this piece–the blue and purple pattern on her dress was created by me, using pressure-sensitive opacity brushes in Photoshop; the other textures were taken from free texture sites (this one and this one). The texture for her hair is a sunset, and the texture for the boots and purse is stained glass. All in all, I’m pretty happy with the results.

Pardon Our Dust…

(Posting early)

Today’s post is still under construction! Or, at least what was today’s post is still under construction. So instead, you get this quickie:

Two manifestations of my raging ego in one week. WHAT A TREAT.

I Know How To Party.

(Posting early, why not?)

This is how the weekend was spent. For those who don’t live in the ‘States, 1040′s, W-2′s, and 1099′s are various super-fun tax forms.

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Flashback Friday!!! (AKA I am a slacker)

Here’s an illustration of a fox spirit ronin that I did a number of years ago (2004 to be precise), for a now-defunct art challenge:

On the one hand, posting old artwork makes me a lazy and horrible person. On the other hand, I think this piece holds up pretty decently, and since only a handful of people ever saw this anyways, I thought it was worth sharing. Your mileage may vary.

‘Hawk and Croc

I did get a mohawk this past weekend. I did not get a pet crocodile. Which is fortunate… for my enemies.

I’ve been lazy/tired/whatevs, so this was a last minute deal. I’m happy with it, which I guess means that I should work under pressure more often.

Brainsketball

Another quick one; Vinny suggested a “zombie baller”:


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I’m surprisingly pleased with how this one turned out. It sure ain’t perfect, but overall, I think it ‘works.’ I purposely made the shading on this one more ‘contrast-y’ for a slightly more dramatic look. Incidentally, I don’t watch sports (at all) and he’s not supposed to resemble anybody or be from any particular team.

GRAAR… BRAINS… REBOUND! GRAAARRRRR!!!

Contents Of Blog Are Self Explanatory:

A conversation between myself and Kevin of BeaucoupKevin

6:59:20 AM me: i need a quick subject! (past quick subjects include: sasquatch, viking, platypus)
6:59:32 AM Kevin: Baby With Knife
6:59:36 AM me: NICE

Moments later, I am self congratulatory…

7:30:51 AM me: this baby is awesome
7:31:01 AM me: i’ll show you as soon as i scan it
7:31:13 AM Kevin: AWESOME BABY TIME
7:31:16 AM Kevin: IT’S AWESOME BABY TIME
7:31:18 AM Kevin: WHAT TIME IS IT
7:31:20 AM Kevin: AWESOME BABY TIME
7:31:25 AM Kevin: (that’s the theme to my new show.)

But Kevin could not contain his excitement…

7:45:38 AM Kevin: WHERE MY KNIFEBABY AT
7:46:00 AM me: the question america is asking itself
7:46:19 AM Kevin: WE ALL LOVE YOU KNIFEBABY
7:47:42 AM me: lol… you sir, are on crack

He’s on the east coast, but WTF was I doing up so early??? Oh right, and the result of our conversation:

KNIFEBABY is trademark and copyright Kevin Church and Jason Ho 2007.

BONUS POST: ‘Tis The Season

I had absolutely no plans for a Halloween post, but Charles first insisted (which had no effect), and then challenged me. I don’t usually take the bait in such scenarios, but I also happen to be a fan of one Frankenstein’s Monster, and thus today’s l’il treat:

Timing me over IM, Charles challenged me to draw Frankenstein’s Monster in 5 minutes, and ink it in another 5. The plan was to color it in another 5, but I didn’t run into him again on IM, so I just went as fast as I could. It took me about 40 minutes to color and typeset this, because apparently, I am a sloth on downers. Oh well, under an hour is still pretty fast… for me.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, CHARLIE BROWN!