Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Flying Rohbut!

Don't be fooled by the date. Because I'm running out of pages, I drew this guy overtop of some old warm-up scribbles. Once I finished him, I liked him so much that he's on here now. Now that I think of it, he'd make a pretty cool t-shirt too….

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Robotic Banana

Again, I'm pretty sure I have Matt to blame for the subroutine bit. And, in case you're wondering, this rohbut is not at all related to this other rohbut. They do look somewhat similar, and do make the same "bzzt" noise. I think that's just how some of the slower-processor rohbuts interact.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Digging Through the Sketchbook - 3

Even more sketchbook bits. And yes, another rohbut.

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This ramshackle rohbut is trying to make friends, but only seems to terrfiy. Other than that, I can't really explain the subroutine bit. I think Matt's to blame.

Despite the fact that his .05 pen is running dry, this monkey is still managing to draw using his tail! If I could do that, that would be so awesome, I can't even begin to tell you. Except that it would be awesome.

Hee hee hee. Thick felt pens make for lovely cross-hatching.

More soon!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Digging Through the Sketchbook – 2

More random bits from the soon-to-be finished sketchbook. Now with even more rohbuts!!!!!

Ah, the Surly Morning Monkey. People who know me will attest to the fact that this is basically a dead-on self-portrait. If you've never dealt with me first thing in the morning and you think you might have to some day, consider this fair warning.

This guy got buried into some incredibly boring diagrams. I like to think he's either about to crush the diagrams, or that he got loose from another page and he's on a swathe of destruction.

It's true, you know. It is lonely being a rohbut in the snow. Even if you do have a lovely crushing fist.

More tomorrow!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Digging Through the Sketchbook - 1

My current sketchbook is almost finished, which is pretty exciting as I started it last March. I've never gotten through a sketchbook so quickly before, and this one has the most number of personal drawings, comics, studies and sketches in it, which is another thing I'm happy about.

Anyway, there's all sort of random sketching throughout its pages. Here's a couple of them, with more to be posted on Monday.

This one was drawn during a particularly tedious project where the client was being obstinate and difficult.

Sketches like this one crack me up, only because when I look at them, I immediately do the monkey's voice my head.

This guy might just show up to hang out with the spider rohbuts, Watty, and Stompy.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sadly, It's True

I've never linked to YouTube before, but this is something that deserves to be watched. Brilliant motion graphics, fantastic execution and an incredibly important message.

Big Brother State, a short film by David Scharf.

Here's to the day when taking a flight means getting stripped naked, cavity searched, sedated and placed in a tube.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Motorist Monkey!

This aristocrat in his automobile was inspired by Mr. Toad, of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. As you might recall, Mr. Toad had a proclivity to stealing motor cars. Thankfully, our aristocrat friend is wealthy enough to afford his own.