June 07, 2007

Legal (Pad) Hi-Jinx

This is the doomsday scenario, people. I have been dealing with twelve-plus hour workdays, backed-up kitchen sinks, an apartment that now smells like garbage, and the usual BS. And yet, so unswerving is my fanatical devotion to the way of the blog, that here I am posting a dorky sketch of an 80's cartoon character. It ain't pretty, but it's new, it's in color (technically), and it's here:

click above for larger view

Doodled this on an actual legal pad quite some time ago, scanned it in, added the shadow, type, and red eyes in Photoshop, and stored it away for a rainy day. Little did I know that the "rain" would be filthy, disgusting water, being regurgitated by my kitchen sink's drain like vomit. Good times.

Gray skies are gonna clear up
Put on a happy face
Wipe off the clouds and cheer up
Put on a happy face

Remember this post? Well thankfully, Charles got his computer in order, and he posted the mystical fish's extensive background story, entitled "The Children of the Gods"!
Go read it! Go!


Atomic Swan Serials and If - E - Zine said...

First and foremost: I have a certain love for the aesthetics of sketching, hence my suggestions to you to 'free up' your line work and make things more 'sketchy'. It also portrays a certain personality at times, displays the actual effort in a work, and keeps things from looking too bland or machined.

I have to say: I wanna see more from your sketchbook! As 'throw-away' as others may feel this sketch may be (including yourself), I think it's some of your better work. One can tell you were just sitting down and drawing to draw, not as a project or to meet some self-imposed deadline. Good stuff this.

As for "The Children of Gods"... yes, please read it. All of you. And thanx, J.

JAMILYN said...

J. this is Dope. I love it Sucks to hear about the plumbing though.

J.Ho said...

charles-- i knew you would like this one! you and the artist's process. sheesh. j/k, i appreciate the thoughts--and i'll try and post more sketchy stuff in the future--there's at least one coming up in the near future.

jamilyn-- thanks man! i think i've just about recovered from the aftermath of the plumbing... finally!