Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So I did this little sketch in the corner of a page I was doodling on the other day. And I kinda like it. Not so much the drawing per say.. But the character. A real bruiser. A guy with one eye slight closed over and an obviously previously broken nose due to his love of fisticuffs. So I though I'd explore the character further. Not really this exact design. But the character. Here's what I came up with.

Just playing with the features and proportions.
At this point I thought he'd just be a giant of a man. Tall, tree trunk forearms, and a barrel of a torso.I figured he could be one of those guys that enjoys the intimidation process that leads up to the scuffling. I've meet guys like this when I used to go to the bars. I always tried to make sure they thought of me as a friend.:).
Here I tried to make him a bit more compact. Both in overall torso structure and facial proportions. I thought he'd have thick sturdy hands with really prominent knuckles. The kind of knuckles that are good at breaking things. Like noses... Or walls. Hands that looked like they could really rip a person apart.
He'd have to get angry eventually.
I guess this drawing is based of the one I did above. Only in reverse.:) I should have photoshopped them onto one page so they were beckoning to each other. That might have tarnished their tough guy persona's though. I mean, his tight shirt here does make him look more like a player than a tough guy.
And Hey! Here's a bonus weirdo drawing! You're reward for schlocking through my ramblings and bad drawings.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

More random junk..

Sometimes I draw really messed up animal type creatures as well. For no real reason either.
Rooster I guess???

Some sort of duck?

Hmmmm. Platypus maybe?

And of course my cat.. Wearing some sort or vest? A natural combination right?
What's better than a human with an animal nose?? A human with animal ears...

This guy is so happy to have broken fingers.

I really didn't set out to draw a bad knock off of Silver from Treasure Planet when I started this doodle. Seriously. I didn't...

I have no idea what this is supposed to be. But this is a pretty good example of what I do when I'm just drawing without purpose. I just make a few lines and just see where they take me. Sometimes the results are unexpected, or unsettling, or just plain unwanted. :)

More Faces...

More of the same mindless doodles..

Friday, March 19, 2010

Faces galore...

When I sit down and draw mindlessly in the evenings, I always end up drawing faces. I'm not 100% sure why. I think it's because there's always a lot of character that can be displayed in the face. And I'm not very good at doing that. At pushing the expressions and making them readable and appealing. I also tend to repeat myself a lot. Use the same nose or shapes for every drawing. I'm hoping that by just drawing alot of different faces I can break away from my normal tendencies and maybe explore some areas I normally wouldn't. Or who knows... I could just draw a lot of the same things over and over...

Proudly carrying on the Canadian tradition of Humans with animal noses. ;)

More to come...

Friday, March 05, 2010

Doodle Dump...

Here are some drawings I scanned last week that I just found lying around on my Hard Drive.

This is a quick little sketch for something I'm animating for my wife April.
I have no idea what this is.... Other than disturbing...
Again.. Just some mindless doodling as I watch T.V.

This was actually drawn from Rodin's "Eternal Idol". It actually looks nothing like this. except for the pose.
And this... Well this is what happens when you ask your wife for a subject to doodle. A monkey playing a banjo.. Classy. :)