Fingers, Feet, Fur and Filler

Every second of the two weeks this 14 by 11 inch monstrosity took to draw was pure torture.  For every five minutes of Design Ebony pencil actually leaving a mark on the paper, there were twenty minutes of pacing and contemplating, and loading up on caffeine.

"Fingers, Feet, Fur and Filler"
“Fingers, Feet, Fur and Filler”

Not by coincidence, the title of this picture “Fingers, Feet, Fur and Filler” is also a list of things my lazy ass usually goes out of its way to avoid in drawings.  My backgrounds are scarce at best or nonexistent, feet and hands are generally out of frame or obscured, and hair more often than not might as well be a random wad of daddy-long-leg spiders wrapped in YMCA shower-pubes.  As part of my efforts to make several much needed improvements in my art, I chose to address every one of these things in the hopes that what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger.  When I am able to look at a pencil again, I will let you know if it worked.

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More March M.O.D.O.K. Madness

Here is my second submission for the March M.O.D.O.K. Madness blog.

"HODOK"
“HODOK”

I got sent home from work early today and figured I’d use this bonus time wisely as free time is so damned scarce.  What could possibly be more worthwhile that drawing M.O.D.O.K. (using the alias H.O.D.O.K.) in full working gal garb?  This is one of the few times I started by drawing the background as I generally dread drawing backgrounds.  I allotted myself one hour on the background, then spent the remainder of the day on sexy sexy H.O.D.O.K.  As with the previous M.O.D.O.K. post, this was done completely digitally in Corel Painter.

"HODOK" background
“HODOK” background

I was quite happy with how things turned out on this piece.  As this month (and the window for submitting new M.O.D.O.K. to the blog) is rapidly coming to an end, this will be my last M.O.D.O.K. until next year.

I am finishing up an original large pencil piece and will be posting it here in the next few days, so stay tuned and thanks for looking!

MARCH M.O.D.O.K. MADNESS

Here is my first ever submission to the MARCH M.O.D.O.K. MADNESS blog.  The rules were pretty simple…there didn’t really seem to be any, so I took my liberties and came up with the following:

"MODOK Piss"
“MODOK Piss”

For those of you who aren’t in the know, Wikipedia defines him thusly: MODOK (also written as M.O.D.O.K.; acronym for Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing) is a fictional supervillain that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Tales of Suspense #93 (September 1967) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

What Wikipedia apparently failed to mention was the size of this big-headed fucker’s bladder.

“Modok Piss” was created completely digitally on my Wacom Cintiq Companion using Corel Painter 2015

Welcome to iDrawCrap!

Welcome to iDrawCrap!  Thank you for clicking on whatever you clicked on to get you here!  My name is Todd Gass and I am a nobody who likes to pretend I can draw paint and sculpt things that someone else might find interesting.  As is true with many people who claim to be artists, lack of motivation and procrastination are very real and very destructive entities.  This blog is my attempt to fight back.  I’m hoping that by doing this blog I can convince myself that there are people expecting something from me, and in turn, I can be more productive.

A HUGE thanks goes out to my coworker and friend John D who planted this whole blog seed in my head.  He makes my crap look even crappier.  Check his stuff out: Mostly Arty Somewhat Farty or Comic Book blogs.

This first post is going to contain some categorized samples of my earlier crap that I haven’t lost or destroyed yet.  I am horrible with time and record keeping, so I’m not even going to try to guess how far back some of these go.

A quick word of warning: there will be plenty of foul words going forward as well as adult content, so please hit that back button now if you are easily offended!!!  

ZBRUSH

"Baby Mesh Head" - An early Zbrush piece I am sort of proud of.
“Baby Mesh Head” – An early Zbrush piece I am sort of proud of.

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