Monday, December 28, 2009

Retro Movie Posters Extended

No posts for the retro movie posters huh? Well I'm guilty too. The holidays can really mess with one's free time. Shall we extend the topic another week? I feel like this subject is a very cool idea and I'd hate to just skip it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

retro movie poster!

We all love retro movie posters... this week you get to create your own!!
you may choose your favorite old movie and remake the poster,
or take a modern movie and retrofy it,
or even make up a whole new genre and a movie and give it a retro perspective. let's say it's really open ended!
It can be as cheesy as it can get ;) have fun!!! ..........while i try to catch up with everything...hahaha...*hides*

New Subject...

Garlicandy, I know you have a good topic to toss our way. I'll leave it to you. Ladies and Gentlemen, Garlicandy...

Monday, December 21, 2009


A darker take on Claus. I wanted to capture the spirit of a solitary North Pole wanderer. It occurs to me now that he now looks like an emo Santa. What you can't see is that under his cloak, he's wearing a Dashboard Confessional t-shirt he got at Hot Topic. This one took about an hour and a half. I'd love it if you guys would mention how long your posts take to make. Happy Holidays folks.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

How would you like this guy in your chimney? That's what I thought.

I wasn't told lies about Santa, instead I was always grateful that my parents would watch out and buy us the things we really wanted. Santa isn't too big in Turkey, and maybe that's because Santa is Turkish. I know some of you will try to deny the truth (and by some of you, I mean Michael), so just read the first sentence

Now that I've ruined your Christmas, Happy Holidays!


Rudolph was an Orphan. Is an Orphan, this is the morning he found out.
Some think Santa was behind it all... makes sense.


Friday, December 18, 2009


Man, half way through I thought "I should have done something more creative" bah humbug! happy holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Topic #4: Obligatory Holiday Theme

Okay, so I'm hijacking this week's topic and suggesting a totally original and unexpected, non-denominational, open-to-interperetation winter-solstice-proximate holiday theme. I have to force myself to get all holiday-ed up every year here in Los Angeles thanks to the not-very-wintery weather, so what better way to get the spirit than to draw things and put them on a blog? Bring on the cheer.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Opera Something or Other

I haven't posted until now because I spent all week being apathetic and stumped by my utter lack of clever takes on this week's topic. You see, the sum total of my knowledge of Opera can be summed up by Chuck Jones' "What's Opera Doc?" So what you'll find here is a rushed (it took about an hour) and ill-considered color study of a theater's exterior. You'd think that having gone to Art Center's grad show last night would have inspired me to excel and really dig deep to push myself. Well maybe you don't know me so well after all.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Catching Up

Hey everyone! Sorry about the late post/s, I've been trying to catch up. I'll be more timely from here on, I promise!
#3, Opera. Somebody had to do it.

#2, Heist. This was a toughie. Hmmm.. I think my genius plan would be to steal a Sargent, and tell people it's a print (yea like that would ever work).
#1, Auto-Portrait. T-Bot. Yep. I drink too much tea, so i'd def be a tea bot. Why are my eyes glowing? Uhmm... Yea, don't ask.

Subject 3: Opera

This is the finished sketch:


Wednesday, December 9, 2009


The first thing that came to my mind was the scene in Amadeus when Salieri is describing Mozart’s work. The beauty and complexity of one instrument taking over another and finally coming together to complete the song. So I wanted to show the process of an Opera.

Opera WIP

After thinking about what I could for this weeks subject... several thumbnails later I just decided to do an Opera singer from the future being showered in roses during her performance. I was greatly influenced by Alexander McQueen and Chinese Opera. I love his work... there is just so much there to play with. I can't wait to finish this one up. I love theatrics =)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Catfood Caper: Final

I just finished coloring the my Catfood Caper, hope y'all like it. Basically its a Cat women hanging by yarn in a Mission Impossible/ Cirque fashion. Thought it would be fun if she used her talents for good. In this case helping feed all those unloved, forgotten strays.

Sorry I was so late guys. Crazy weekend =) Can't wait to see more.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Heist: !!#@%^$#&^%*^%(^&%$!@$ (???)

Possible translations:

"That's what i'm trying to tell you, Zorlac, they are just humans wearing makeup..."
"Zim, stop teasing your brother about his Blue Man Group."

"These people are so adorable"

"Where's the nearest "cafe" ?"

"if you're feeling ufo sick, keep your eyes on the milkyway"

"I could get used to this..."


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Robot Self Portrait: I'm late!

Bit off more than I can chew with my robot self portrait. eek! Heres its ises.
That's me serving royalty i guess.

Pirate's Booty

Hey guys, first off, thanks for inviting me to be in on this! Sounds like a great idea.

This was the third idea I had, after bombing 2 others, haha.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunny Side Up

This blog is bad for my sleep patterns. But this way I don't have any homework for the week. And now I'm off to bed. Good topic, Carte. Macks out.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Egg Heist WIP

Work in progress of my twist on the heist. I told Carte Blanche earlier today I'd be going a little simpler on this one. This is me not listening to me. Either way I'm having fun with it.

Catfood Caper

Today's work in progress: cats are cool =) but i have to include my old pal Odie in this one somehow.


Design Your Own Hiest. It could be a character or an entire scene. The character could be stealing hamburgers like the hamburglur or a large diamond  like high tech jewl thief. Its really open ended so have fun with the topic.

a little crop action

still fussing over it

I'm going to sleep!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

No tagsies backsies

TAG you're it, Carte Blanche. Since I came up with our inaugural topic, I hereby pass the staggering responsibility to you for this coming week's assignment. So start thinking of something good. I figure we'll cycle through each member each week. So you're up. Bring it.

MaxBot XL200

Here we go. My first real contribution to the blog (excluding, of course, the generous gift of my presence). The self-portrait aspects of the design aren't anything shockingly profound ("my soul is cold like titanium," etc.), but I feel like I included enough so that the privileged few who I've allowed to get to know me might recognize and smirk cynically at my attempts at self-referential asshattery. I'll let you guys guess at what certain choices might mean about me because I just burned most of my word budget on unnecessarily wordy snark. Enjoy. Or don't.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009