Monday, May 4, 2009

RETURN of the Hoodie Ninja!

"The Hoodie Ninja"

the hoodie ninja returns! i've been wanting to color this for years... literally. basically, around december '04 one day, i was just staring at myself in the mirror wearing a hoodie... and impulsively pulled the drawstrings and tied them behind my head... haha.. after that, i HAD to draw it - and thus the hoodie ninja was born. should probably draw more of this guy..

"My Little Big Planet"

no... not the cool ps3 game, but i just barely finished coloring this doodle i did at work about a year ago. the concept was "what would be the most time consuming thing to keep me entertained and sane while working?" i thought drawing an entire civilization would do the trick, complete with planet. i realized about half way in that it was a little ambitious, and opted out for a more... village-esque thing. fun stuff though. happy to finally get some colors on this one.

"Unholy Alliance"

a few weeks ago, i colored this picture i drew for a friend and almost forgot to post it. here it be. those are some mission buddies. that's "Frostbeard the Pirate" on the left, and "Chung the Taiwanese Ninja" on the right.

and hey! I finished getting my last two gouache paintings on the computer from my illustration class.

"Fear of Everyone"
assignment: we could choose between 3 articles to paint/illustrate - the one i chose was about social phobia/fear of everyone. fun stuff. originally the character in the bed had huge bug eyes, which the professor supported, but when we had a critique he said "he doesn't look as charming as the others..." and wanted it changed. ummmmmmm.... you know he's supposed to be SCARED.. right? whatever. i'm sure people have had work sent back to them in the real world for reasons more ridiculous than this. no worries.

"The Rainmaker"
assignment: illustrate/paint either "narcissus and echo" or 1956 movie "the rainmaker" as a book cover, using two models (this here is my roommate Roger and his girlfriend, Laila). i liked the story of a con man getting 100 bucks claiming he could make rain, so i ran with that - i'm mostly happy with how everything turned out... except the girl in the back. apparently it sucks painting really, really small. fixing mistakes is a nightmare. good learning experience.

in other news, i made a dog cry last week.
i was out running when some mid-sized dog suddenly appears from out of wherever, and is about to give chase - usually i'm all about the chase, but not today. i instantly decided i was going to punch it right in the forehead. i turn around and yell "get away!" but i had murderous intent in my voice and my tight fist was ready to kill.

whatever it was the dog sensed, he sensed it - and hid behind some fence and started howling and most likely was soiling whoever's lawn he was on. i was going to type "crapping himself sorry" or something, but technically i think one must be wearing pants in order to crap one's self.

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