Time for some actual new bits.
That was one.
Well I told the wrestler Gregory Helms I was going to draw him. Then he seemed quite keen on the idea, so I thought… OK I’d better make it look a little bit like a MySpace profile picture.
But that might mean it needs to be a bit boring and flattering…
He proved tricky because he looks more like a real human being than the lumpen hypergrapplers I normally favour doodling.
I wanted to do like an otter with Gregory’s face to accessorise him, never quite got round to it…
Could make his likeness more weird and interesting if I found the energy…
Maybe I’ll work on it before sending any of this crap his way.
Here’s Gregory and his wooden brother, but which is which?
I’m not quite sure what to say about this next one….
But my favourite’s still the endlessly lovely Randy.
Now there’s a face with funlumps.
I took it upon myself the other week to begin the process of cross breeding him with some holly.
Here’s how we began:
I saw the potential for holly-derived lines in Randy’s facial contours. I picked some actual holly on my way back from the gym, and found the actual leaves were a right old pain in the bottom to draw… I dispensed temporarily with the actual leaves, but retained some of their prickly influence.
Randy moves his smug boyman face in an artfully loathsome fashion.
I love drawing him… his face seems like some kind of portal to way-outness.
Sigh… isn’t he dreamy?
Now… remember this old chestnut?
It’s still not finished. But I seem to be making a tradition out of posting its progress.
There’ll be more to say or more to see soon…
I want to return to one of the original stated purposes of this blog, and condense some of my big thoughts into digestible form here.
When I was talking to Marlo about blogs and blog performance anxiety, I theorised to her that it’s good to update regularly because it helps people to feel like they’re in touch with you (more relevant to her since she actually has fans)… but I need to take my own advice.
Cartoon people teach me lessons about eloquent & concise little lumps of communication…
So stay tuned while I redefine my purpose in front of your very eyes!