February 20, 2007

Happy New Year! Guh Wha--!?

It's the year of the pig! (That's on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, if you didn't know)



My technique is getting pretty routine now which means two things:
  1. I should probably start trying some new things, and...
  2. I don't have much to say about this.
As for why the pig is blue and purple with amber-colored eyes... I guess I just felt like giving him some fanciful colors.

Fun Fact: One of the rejected titles for this post was Should Auld Acquaintance Be Pork-ot. Seriously!

7 comments:

Nathan Hamill said...

I likey.

Anonymous said...

Purple is the color of royalty almost universally. Try drawing a zombie next time... and here's an idea: A BACKGROUND!!! I know you're concentration is characters, but sometimes a part of a character is it's environment. What would Swamp Thing be without his swamp? Plus it'll show u can do more than exaggerated faces and bodies. Make them live in SOME sense of the world. At the very least give them shadows to evoke weight and space and being grounded.

Have you seen or read Amityville Horror? In it the father/husband sees a pig-man creature. Say like a pig-otaur (pig + minotaur) demon thingy. I've always wanted to draw a zombie version of such a thing. If u want, run with that idea!

For research, try looking up Kamapua'a. Even if u don't draw such a thing, I think you'd dig on him.


~ charles on his wii

illgnosis said...

charles .. i applaud you. and I agree with you.. also I would like to draw your daemon pig.. I love me some pig. (not in a rural way... just visually)

annie said...

hen hao!! wo ai this pig! but zhe bu shir wo de pig. zhe shir ni de pig. i wish i knew how to say pig in chinese.

and additionally, lincoln would be proud of this pig. they share a similar purple and amber solemnity, staring off into the future.

Mark Hale said...

Wow, I think I understood Annie's comment and I've not studied Chinese in ten years! Go me! I think!

And that is an awesome pig. It reminds me of that purple cow poem:

I've never seen a purple cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.

gavin said...

Augh! You turned Colonel Spigot into a purple piggy bank!!!!

J.Ho said...

mandarin! poetry! serious art crits! disney afternoon references! i am ecstatic that you, my kind blog commentors, are as eclectic as the nerdy subjects of my sketches--kudos to you!

nathan: i gladdy you likey.
wii charles: i agree with you that i need to work on bg's, but time and laziness will stop me!
illgnosis: let's see this demon pig!
annie: bu cuo, bu cuo! ni de guo yu jiang de hen hao! "zhu" is mandarin for pig, btw. and yes, this pig, like lincoln, is a very somber fellow.
mark: thanks for the compliment and the poem, man! my pig and i both appreciate it.
gavin: INCONCEIVABLE! you win the no-prize for best obscure reference and for making me realize that i drew this pig as a result of the post-hypnotic suggestions that watching hours of tailspin implanted in my lower brain.