Monday, October 6, 2008

Dairy Scary: and other offerings

In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday (hooray!), I am making a scary post...of sorts. The other day, while flipping through the paper for coupons, my dear wife, Allison found the image noted below:

Yep. You read right. "Imitation Pasteurized Process Cheese Food." You know, there's a reason that imitation food-like items such as this are only 89 cents a go. I hope none of us have to be brave enough to find out exactly why that is.

I'm just trying to get you warmed up for Halloween. This is only a little bit scary, I'll admit--but hey, it's still early in the month.

Anyhow, here are some recent sketches from my school notebooks.

There is this totally radical (replica of a) traditional Chinese horse sculpture in the Asian and Near Eastern Languages department office at BYU. I took a moment to sketch it before a meeting with the professor that I work with (I'm a TA for Japanese 201 in my spare time).
More fun faces from classes.
My favorite part about this is that the fellow pictured on the left-hand side of the page below had such floofy hair and a great jersey on (which I didn't get, since I was taking notes beneath the drawring). He looked like a baseball star from the 1970s...I don't know what to tell you about the lady to his left.
This is a sketch I did a little while ago--a design for an upcoming personal project. I have so many things brewing on back burners that my creative stove top sometimes feels 17 feet deep...I can't even reach some of the ideas that I put on the back burners ages ago. On the other hand, though, maybe it's best to let some ideas stew for awhile--like a delicious curry--then hopefully it'll get tastier with time.

And here are a couple of concept character sketches from an illustration project for work that I've got due at the end of this month. It's about a family, but so far I've only really gotten a feel for the boy and the father. More to come as it becomes presentable!


Wyatt Stevens Miles said...

Always on the move. I love it! I don't think any four walls can contain a power like Anthony Holden.

Aaron said...

Great stuff. I like the pa (and the old-school baseball player). I love the lady getting stabbed in the back too! Down with lust!
Speaking of weapons, what is your instrument of choice for your notebook doodles?

Benjamin said...

You made that 馬 look so hard core. The real one and the character. Like putting the word "car" under a picture of a Lotus Exige. Rad.

Ty Carter said...

Behold the power of imitation pasteurized processed cheese! Nice sketches :)

Will Strong (that's who) said...

I like the color job on the father character. I'm amazed at how much you can say in color with just a little bit of info. It's like color as gesture.

Very effective.

Clairictures said...

Oh man, I love the horse. And just all of your sketches are brilliant.

Jake Wyatt said...

The rocker drawing... rocks.

Laura said...

It scared the willies out of me.

What if you ate it with spam?
and...fry sauce?

I think my heart just gagged.

Josh H. Black said...

The rocker dude is pretty sweet man!

Inti said...

That's absolutely horrendous, I guess it could go between two slices of "imitation dough processed wheat food" with a bit of "wannabe tomato sauce-like gooey substance full of corn syrup" sprinkled on it. Yummy!

Btw I saw you came to my blog, thanks, really really nice art you have here!

Mark McDonnell said...

Love it! Great work here man. Love your sense of life and design . . .great stuff,


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