Here is something I had been working on in the scarce free time I’ve had over the past few days. It started as a series of quick doodles on my Wacom Cintiq while lounging sloth-like on my couch; the typical dumb eyeball, some kind of strange blue fleshy pod, and some stupid-ass squiggles. For whatever reason I decided to just keep going with it and turn it into a single complete piece. As it was completely random and my attention was divided between it and the television, and I had absolutely no idea where it was going to go, it is far more spontaneous than my last few pieces – I believe that spontaneity might be its saving grace
In all honesty it felt very good working on something with absolutely no idea where it would take me. This was something I used to do all the time, and began shying away from over the years for some reason I can’t even think of. I plan to do this sort of thing more often and can only hope that people dig the results.
Thanks for looking and I hope to be back very soon!
Here I am again and less than a week since the last post! I actually had a good time making “Pissy Wizard” – I’m assuming because I treated it as more of a random sketch where I didn’t need to worry about accuracy or using references or any of that other stuff that might be construed as preparation. There’s something to say for complete spontaneity. I had some free time today on my day off and decided to go for it again. This time I plucked the very first idea that came to my head and ran with it. My first idea was actually the title of this picture “Attention Little Ones! This Guy is Probably Hiding in Your Room!!!” There’s something inherently amusing to me about scaring the shit out of little kids. With that in mind I came up with this:
Not sure when I’ll be back on here, but I’ll try like hell to make it soon. I’ve got a lot of shit in my head screaming like spastic crackheads to come out. Thanks for viewing!
As promised, (because every so often I do keep my promises…) here is something new and original:
So unlike most of my current crap that has shown up on here, I went back to my old ways and used absolutely no reference for this. My goal was to create a slight caricature version of an evil wizard while maintaining the ultra-sexy vivid blue hat with dumb-ass stars all over it. Dumb-ass stars on pointed wizard hats are fucking funny.
This guy started as a prop in the ultra-childish game I like to play with people who won’t report me for harassment. In the game I think of two totally horrible things that no one should ever want to do, and tell them they have to pick one. Of course, they always try to use some stupid logic to ruin the game so they won’t have to make a choice. For example, I ask “If you had to do one of these two things, which would you pick? Would you beat 50 wide-eyed puppies over the head with a tiny hammer until each was dead, or would you press a button that would kill one 80 year old random person in the world with no one ever being the wiser?” The people I play with are dicks, so they say something dickish like “I would kill myself so the choice doesn’t have to be made.” or “I would call the cops because I am a shitty person with no willingness to play Todd’s awesome game.” This is where I bring the wizard in. He holds their loved ones in a magical and invisible cloud and will slowly butcher every goddamned one of them if any bullshittery is attempted. When inevitably asked by my crappy friends why a great powerful wizard like that would waste his time forcing people to make terrible choices for no apparent gain, I decided it is simply because wizards are bored, and more importantly, wizards are real assholes.
Of course this led to more elaborations in my head of the wizard’s origins. One day, time permitting, I hope to write a few of these down. For now, however, I am happy to have finally captured his likeness so my shitty butthole friends know exactly who their indecisiveness is offending when ol’ Todd wants to play a fucking game.
Well, as promised so very long ago, right at the very last minute before the deadline (because procrastination is swell), my entry for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe REDUXE Edition. I had the following alien races: Mekkans, Mephitisoids, M’Ndavians, and Mobians. These were a fucking thorn in my side for a very long time and each had about 2.7 billion false-starts.
I know, not much to show for all of the time I had to work on this, but at this point I am just happy to have finally finished it. Now that this plate is clear I can hopefully find some energy to do something original. Speaking of original, here’s what that was based on:
I hope to be back on here soon with some sort of redemption. Thanks for looking!