So I mentioned ages ago that I'm participating in a print exchange organized by Richard Wenrich. It's the one about dinosaurs... or "inspired by" dinosaurs... or something. Basically, Richard delivered a block to me with a dinosaur silk screened on it and said, "Yeah, just do whatever you want."
I got to thinking, thinking about dionsaurs. Ya know, scientists are saying dinosaurs may have developed feathers to attract mates? That's wierd. I bet when a couple dinosaurs grew feathers they looked like nasty hippies- the kind with thick dreadlocks... or maybe those (unfortunately, not so) rare hippies where their dreadlocks all morph into one dreadlock and it just looks like they have a big poop dangling from their heads... Ew. Those are the worst.
On the other hand, it could've looked beautiful. Lady dinosaurs thinking, "Day-um! Look at that fine, feathered lizard-thing!" The featheriest dinosaurs probably got all the babes, like peacocks... Yeah, they were probably looked-at more like peacocks than hippies.
Um, I'm no good at segues...
Anyway, I decided to depict the Gorn Captain fighting Kirk from Star Trek. The Gorn (if you don't know) are a race of extremely territorial dinosaur-looking creatures who can fly spaceships. Also, they appear to tailor their clothes out of a combination of glitter and old bondage gear.
So, I'm currently drawing the showdown from the Star Trek episode Arena. The thumbnails I've got look similar to Albrecht Durer's Cane and Abel.
LOOK AT THAT POSE!
Then I found this card in on of my Futurama boxed sets. Not the same, but similar.
Then I found this still form the actual episode... Again, similar.
Of course, it's not a surprise, this is a pretty standard pose. There are probably tons of B-Movie posters with the same thing. Whatever. I just thought I could throw a couple more pictures up here for people to look at.
Happy Carl Sagan Day, everyone! Today is the day we celebrate the birth and scientific contributions of Carl Sagan! Most people just have something called a "birthday"- but those people aren't as awesome as Sagan. Hell, even George Washington and Abraham Lincoln got screwed out of their "Day"s. It's just "Presidents' Day" now. Baloney!
Anyway, Carl Sagan was a pretty rockin' guy who did some pretty rockin' stuff and said some pretty rockin' things.
I hope one day to be as rockin' as Carl Sagan. Until then I'll just be old, crab-ass Mike.
Doodling with photoshop- still learning- but here's something I did. Just a rough idea I might flesh-out later... or not. Who cares?
Hello, friends. It's time again for me to start blogging like I have something important to say (I don't).
Tom Huck and I took off early this week, heading to New York City for the 2012 Editions/Art Book Fair. I know, I know, "Aren't you watching the news?" "Hurricane Sandy?!" "You'll NEVER make it!!" Trust me, I heard the warnings and ignored every last word of 'em.
Well, we didn't make it- but neither did the EAB Fair. So it's not like we're the only failures...
Anyway, when opportunity closes a door, it opens a window- I guess. Huck and I immediately turned around and are currently heading to the MAPC Print Conference in Cape Girardeau, MO! We decided nature couldn't stop us from slinging cheap prints to the print-conscious masses. I'll take pictures and have some up by next week.
Here's the drawing for my GYATM print exchange. It's going to be my FIRST venture into silkscreening my own work.
There are some cool things coming up; dolls, apparel, and records.