Friday, July 13, 2007

Rabbit Bounty

This week's bid for DrawerGeeks. The topic was rabbits. I wonder what an angry bloodthirsty skull hunter with formerly floppy ears would look like. Here's what I think.

Aliens Revisited

While working on my whimsical submission for the DrawerGeeks topic of aliens a few weeks ago, I toyed with the idea of working up a second concept in more of a graphic novel/sketchbook style. I never got past the preliminary sketch stage, but I like the direction it was going in so I thought I might post it here.

I find that I really prefer to ideate and sketch using a pen; not always, but depending on the subject matter. I like the immediacy that drawing in ink forces you to contend with. I get a lot of happy mistakes that would otherwise not ever get recorded were it not for the permanency of the ink stroke. I sometimes revisit a drawing done with pen and view it as though it were done by someone else; that is how differently my mark making becomes when I draw with pen.

There is nothing like a gigantic alien staring down at a hapless human to bring into sharp relief the question of man's dominance of the universe.