Helped out a friend with his website by drawing a quick icon for his logo. Its an awesome and creative idea for a website. A great place to share prayer requests and to pray for each other as well. For more information or to join in on this great idea, check it out here.
Went through a few drafts and attempts before settling on this piece. Its a pretty interesting challenge when you're trying to make a head of lettuce look fun and hip.
I was on the freeway when I saw a truck drive by with some interesting characters on the side of its carrier. I actually pulled closer and mentally jotted down what I saw. I got home and looked these guys up. As a kid I only remember the Lemonhead character, but I guess now they have a whole team of them. Thought these guys were pretty cool. Once again, I'm intrigued by anthropomorphic characters, and this time, they're even fruit.
Did a piece of Fan Art for my friend Johnny's webcomic, Orbit. Go check it out, its very unique and entertaining. Great writing and a great set of characters.
My piece is a lot more depressing than the comic actually is, but I just kept imagining the lonely cold existence of a planet in space. Yeah, I think I need to go listen to some happy Christmas music...
After my "retirement" from the Orchard Heroes series, I've kind of put a pause on drawing overall. I was in a slump for awhile and didn't really have the creative energy to draw again. But its stuff like this that really wakes me up and sparks that interest back up.
Thanks to the little homie Andy for bringing me back again. This is great stuff.
Here are some shots of a clay piece I did of Moldman. I've been reading up on working with polymer clay and its been really interesting to me. I used to love working with regular modeling clay, and I found some of the stuff in my room so I just started playing with it. Maybe later I'll actually get some polymer clay and bake my sculptures. For now this just sits on my shelf unbaked.
I'm constantly impressed by great ideas that utilize great creativity. I especially admire them if they're able to develop into a business that is both profitable and growing. Giant Microbes is a business that's been around for awhile now and I remember them garnering my interest in the past, but I've only just recently truly looked into the website and seen their whole catalog.
Giant Microbes are just giant microbial organisms turned into cute plush toys. The idea is simple and extremely creative. The market meets both the novelty crowd as well as the scientific community. I personally work in a science background so I can see how these soft cute microorganisms sell to the scientists and science teachers alike.
A co-worker of mine purchased himself nice set of E.coli that came brilliantly packaged in a cool "petri dish" case. The catalog is constantly expanding with the never ending amount of microorganisms that exist and that, I believe, is one of the strengths of this business. Looking to give someone the Flu? How about an Earache? Or why not some Bad Breath and a Pimple?
What I love about art is that there is no right or wrong in it. What's beautiful for someone can be hideous for another and they're both right at the same time. Interpretation is as varied as each individual mind and every one's an expert.
Drawer Geeks! is a website in which a group of professional artists who, by invitation, offer works of art based on a single subject that is posted every two weeks. The artists are professional comic book artists, illustrators, designers, and animators. There are almost no rules or guidelines and artists are free to interpret the subject as they please. As the site states, they can spend 10 hours or 10 seconds on it, its all art! You can check out the site below.
I find the whole concept inspiring and would love to take part in it, but as I said, its by invitation only. In my own way of participating in such an awesome concept, every time a new subject is posted up on the site, I'm going to post my own artistic interpretation of it here. Its a fun exercise and hopefully it'll keep me sharp and inspired.
So the first post by yours truly is below.
Subject: Dragon A quick sketch to get things started!
Sometimes I get accused of not growing up and holding onto my childhood past too much. With all the stress and troubles of being an adult, its no wonder why many of us look to the joys and innocence of when we were young.
I've been following this movie for awhile and saw this trailer tonight and couldn't be more happy and pleased with what I've seen so far. Spike Jonze is the director and I think he's brought a beloved and classic childhood story back into life. I couldn't help but be reminded of happier and simpler times when I saw the trailer. Looking forward to it on October 16, 2009.
The first group photos of the complete Orchard Heroes. It took a little whlie to get Lemonman onto the team, but I insisted that I get the whole team introduced by the first volume. I haven't shown them all together so here are two shots of the team in its entirety.
I got carried away writing my name on a name tag during a presentation. Granted, I don't remember much about the presentation or the content. But loook! Creepy Sun and Moon!
I find old weathered faces fascinating. The creases, wrinkles and that leathery look on older folks adds a lot of character to where they've been and what they've seen. This was done in pencil on cardstock.
One of my greatest supporters with Orchard Heroes is my friend Hai. He's created some work over the years and one of my favorites is his nod at the genre of detective noir. He's only written one story for the character of Eytan Stone, but its a good one. I've tried to nudge him to write more, but what can I say...he spends his time drawing fan art for those crazy super hero fruits instead. In my response to that, I've drawn a piece of my own fan art for his webcomic. It was fun drawing humans again. Check out Eytan Stone in Pushing Up Daises...its a page turner. -GH
A couple more pieces of fan art to post up. The one by The Haip was done back in the day, but Lemonman hadn't been out in the comics yet, so I didn't put it up then. Notice the initial color of the Professor's costume. I'm glad I went blue on that one. The other piece is done by my little brother, he's got a unique...interesting take on Appleman.
For those who don't know, Toastmaster clubs are these things where people get together to practice and learn how to improve public speaking. I had a meeting this week at work about bringing a Toastmaster club to my site and an image just kept flashing through my head during the meeting. On my train ride home, I let my mind wander and doodled up that image on my laptop. Hey, it was Friday afternoon, I was tired ok?! Its funny right? A yelling peice of toast?? Come On!
In the potential event in which you may be important enough to warrant notifications on the door of your chambers as to your current status, I provide you with the designs of state of the art Orchard Heroes Doorknob Hangers.
I'll be uploading the correct sized graphics on the website soon. Find them in the Crafts section under Fun Stuff. Cut 'em out, tape 'em together, hang 'em up. -GH
Finally here is the last issue of this volume. Issue 30: Lemonman is available. I'm both excited and anxious about how the next volume is going to turn out. I have lots of ideas and characters to play around with so hopefully this upcoming break will allow me to organize a bit. Thanks to the readers and the fan artists for this volume's run. It was a great learning and fun experience and I'm looking forward to another volume in the near future!
Keep checking this blog for new ideas and drawings I might update readers with. Thanks! -GH