Archive for the ‘pencilling’ Category

The Sawtoothed Gawker Shark

August 17, 2007

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The rare Sawtoothed Gawker Shark.

And, with this doodle, the last remnants of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week have now been officially flushed from my subconscious!

I blame Hieronymus

August 13, 2007

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Sometimes my doodles have the bothersome habit of jumping in front of what I’m trying to write.

And then they just sit there….

…and stare….

…and sometimes giggle. Loudly. Like a hyena jazzed up on nitrous oxide and Twinkies.

Of Sea Monsters and Human-shaped Floaties

August 6, 2007

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What if you were a sea monster who didn’t know how to swim? I bet you’d get yourself a nice little floatie with a human head, wouldn’t you? And I bet– if somebody did a drawing of you drifting around in your human-shaped floatie all unable to swim and stuff– you’d probably cop an attitude, too.

C’mon, you know you would. Admit it.

M.A.T.O.

July 25, 2007

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Let’s hope there never comes a time when dragonflies have to rely on M.A.T.O. (Matron-Assisted TakeOff) to get airborne, because I’m betting those guys can get pretty verbally abusive and hypercritical… and old ladies just don’t need that kind of pressure.

The Ballad of Banjo Bill

July 23, 2007

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When the urge to draw a guy in a tiny hat hits you, I find it best to just give in.

The Yo-yo Bots Are Coming!

July 18, 2007

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  I’m sitting there doodling a robot, and I randomly decide (or so I thought at the time) to draw him yo-yoing. Now, I have a friend, Rob, who loves yo-yos…it’s a passion of his…so it almost always makes me think of Rob whenever I see a yo-yo.
  And then I thought, “That’s funny…here’s a robot yo-yoing..and Rob loves yo-yoing…and-hey….wait a second…robot…Rob…ROBot! Aww, dang! Rob’s a robot!!!! And he’s probably one of those crazy ‘destroy-all-humans’ kinda robots, too! All this time he’s been deceiving us while he made his plans for world domination!
  “And the whole yo-yo thing, that was just his subtle way of showing us puny humans that he’s toying with us….stringing us along while he calls all the shots!! I feel so betrayed!
  “Well, fine! See if I ever invite him and his little robotic people-hating family over to my house for any more cookouts. That’ll teach him!!”

You never know. I could be right….or that could just be the Mountain Dew talkin’.

It’s in the blood! Ethan fires up his doodler…

July 16, 2007

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“So, Ethan…what’s that blue thingy supposed to be?”

“Nothin’, it’s just a blue thingy.”

“Well, that’s the best one of those I’ve ever seen.”

My son Ethan has apparently been stricken with the same malady as his pop. The kid can fire off some of the most beautifully random doodles. And much to my wife’s chagrin, his thought processes also seem to closely mirror mine. Pray for him.

Flirtatious Inebriated Redneck Wizard Elf

July 12, 2007

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Yet another doodle for which I have NOTHING in the way of an explanation…nada…zilch…zippo…jack squat!

But, hey, it could help somebody out there who might have been losing sleep at night wondering what one of these guys might look like. Rest easy, friend….here’s your answer.