So, this picture is taking it waaaay back to the summer of 2008. I’ve had this rotting in my stash forever now.
Earthbound is one of my favorite games of all time. It’s a game that was never mechanically or visually on the bleeding edge of innovation, even back in 1995 when it was first released stateside, but my god was it a memorable experience. Set in a contemporary world (a rarity even nowadays, where high fantasy, sci-fi and various genres that include the word “punk” still have a strangle grip on digital roleplaying), with a sensibility that giddily stumbled between humorous, sincerely weird and weirdly sincere, it was “quirky” before “quirky” became the adjective used to describe every game not about gun fetishism.
Plus, the enemies were all awesome, which is what inspired me to do this piece cramming together a horde of it’s assorted ne’er-do-wells and nogoodniks. It’s a game that I’ve always strongly associated with summertime, so it’s only appropriate that I slap it online to celebrate the season.
Lately, I’ve been on something of an Odd Future kick. I won’t waste my time writing yet another analysis of the group’s “unsettling content”, other than to say that OFWGKTA is black comedy, with a liberal dose of self-hatred and pathos mixed in for good measure. I fully understand why some people take issue with them, but if you have a dark sense of humor and an appreciation for good hip-hop music, it’s some of the most compelling stuff to come around in forever.
Anyways, group leader Tyler, the Creator released the (NSFW) video to his new single “She” last Friday, and I was inspired to do this drawing of Ace in all of his stalkerific glory. I drew an initial sketch Friday night and finished things up a few minutes back, so figured I would just throw it out there and be done with it all, so I can move on to the next thing without laboring over this piece. This is probably the quickest completion-to-publishing time I’ve ever had on a drawing, and it’s sort of nice.
So I, like most sad, lonely, heterosexual visual artists, enjoy pretty girls. If I’m sitting down to draw without any particular goal in mind, 9/10 times I’ll end up scribbling down the female form.
This is one of those random drawings, done a few weeks back. It turned out a lot nicer than I ever expected, and it uses colors that are far more vibrant than I’m accustomed to. I genuinely like it, which is saying something.
Also, to echo the subject line, pic is sort of NSFW. No nudity, but bare back and underwear-addled posterior. The height of perversion.
I’ll start off easy and clean out some old stuff that I’ve never published online before now.
This is a finished-esque picture I did around a year ago of CM Punk, who’s easily my favorite professional wrestler working today, and his now-defunct “Straight Edge Society”.
Yes, I watch pro-wrestling.
Yes, I know it’s “fake”. Why is that always the first response of non-fans when you bring up wrestling? I watch it because it’s fake, not in spite of it.
Anyways, this is from back when Punk still had his wacky Manson hair and “homicidal woodsman” beard. Good times, those…