Thursday, July 5, 2012

Disapproving Moon

There are nights when I get bored and do absolutely nothing. Then there are nights when I get bored and something dumb falls out of my brain and I obsess over it for hours until I have it just the way I want it. So it was with Disapproving Moon.

The moon can totally see what you're doing, and it just wants you to know: gross, dude. Seriously? Come on. Ew.

I Love it When My Friends Have Birthdays.

Very recently my dear friend and roommate celebrated his birthday. Dude's a big fan of the x-men, one member in particular, so what do I do? Well, here, allow me to show, rather than tell.

This is the front, center, and back of the card I made for him. Is one of my favorite activities drawing hilariously effete/sexualized versions of men my friends and loved ones admire as gifts for them? Yes. I think I can answer yes to that with a fair amount of confidence.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bad Luck Tony, and other musings.

Here are a couple of other things I've done recently. I did a very silly ink design of some weird dude:
His name is Bad Luck Tony. I may color him one of these days, but HOW? That's the big question.

I also did a lino-cut for the first time in quite a while, and pulled a few different versions.

The yellow one is far and away my favorite.
Until next time, friends!

Dr. Sketchy

Oh, hi! Last weekend I went to a figure drawing event here in Austin (Dr. Sketchy's anti art school). Super fun, and I haven't done figure drawing in ages, never mind figure drawing with costumes and props and junk. Here's some of the result:

The poses ranged from 2 minutes, to 20. The two below were 20 minute poses.

Drawin' ladies, yessir.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Scenes from a Bad Life: Volume III

Hey there, would you like some concept art for short films I haven't made (yet)? Of course you would. Here you go, just for you!

"Disaster bros"
"Untitled Atmospheric Horror Short"
Please bare in mind that these are working titles. I'm almost definitely not going to name something "Disaster bros."

For more news and information about my film life in tandem with my good friend Tim Printup, look at this! Our film blog!

Until next time, friends.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scenes from a Bad Life: Volume II

I've continued working on the "Scenes From a Bad Life" series, and here are a few of the later ones that I had some fun with.

It's Worth Mentioning that this is not social commentary.
It's just that if I were absolutely forced to make a zombie movie,
this is the one I would make. Also, fever dreams can be a blast.

Cragoe, out!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

And now, Evidence of my Mom Being a Weird Lady

These are images from a calendar I made for my mom for her birthday. They are all of historical/entertainment figures that she has a thing for. It's an odd collection, as you will see, and the calendar itself is entitled "A Year of my Mom's Weird Crushes."

Enjoy the pinups of dudes who should never be pinups:

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Books Obsession: a Continuation

Last March, as my stay in Baltimore was reaching an end, my roommate at the time (one ms. Laura Eng) and I had a dual exhibition at a tiny gallery in the derelict art valley of Baltimore. She makes models of imagined spaces in hollowed out computers, and just as an exercise I asked her if I could draw scenes in her spaces. She said yes, and so I started developing an idea. The way I like to describe it is, if what she makes are miniature film sets, I draw stills from the films that would be set there. To complete them, and bringing it back to the concept of a single image telling a whole story (or at least indicating a whole story), I housed the images inside of small book covers I made. The show itself was mainly set up on 3 massive bookshelves that were in the space, which I don't have images of (bad move, me), but I do have images of the drawing that went into the books, as well as pictures of the final pieces.
And it goes a little somethin' like this:

Nickel-Plated 8mm

The Manager




The Repertory Company

Marvin vs. the Machine

Sally Sherman and the Unbelievable Everything

The Year of the Avarice

Man! Books, am I right? So cool.

Remember that time I had a blog?

I remember too.

In the last two years, I've been making just tons of of stuff, but haven't really felt the inclination to post it or make anyone aware of it. Silly. Now, however, I am full-on embarking on a new creative path - filmmaking - and my partner in this, the lovely mr. Timothy Printup, has been asserting and reasserting the importance of The Internet. We even have a blog about our progress, which he will be very good at faithfully maintaining, and I will be very good at being pleased with him for it. Look:! This being as it is, I am encouraged to return to my own dusty, neglected documentation of progress. So here, let me show you some of the stuff I've been doing, presented alongside a weak promise to think about being more reliable in future.

Since it's been just about 2 years since my last post, I won't ov
erwhelm you. Let me just show you the three major projects I've done, does that sound reasonable? So first things first. For most of the time I was in Baltimore, I was completely obsessed with books, and I liked (still like) the idea of combining the look and feel of a book with the simple statement of a single image. I was also really afraid of color. I took both of these things in hand and came up with 4 little pieces for a juried miniature art exhbition, 3 of which are pictured below.
The elephant lady is the tallest one, ranking it at a height of 6 inches. For each one I made a tiny book, painted each page a color I would need for the image, cut into the pages, and pasted them done to create the final piece. It was a good learning experience, but probably not a process I'll be returning to any time soon.