Sunday, August 30, 2009

#85 - Vinny "the shark" Anemone

Proof that even life under the sea has been affected by the housing crisis! This clownfish couple picked the wrong anemone to live with, Vinny doesn't like mortgage extensions and their time is up.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

#84 - Zee "the Platypus" Murphy

Zee spends every evening signing the Monotreme blues. He's got no money, got no home, got no family, and looks like a duck but can't fly.
Will there be another one tomorrow, we will see...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

#83 - Mr. Norm Al

Be very careful of the seemingly honest and trustworthy businessmen. You never know who beneath that fancy Armani suit could really be Mr. Norm Al; good day to you sir! Let's work up a deal!

Monday, August 24, 2009

#82 Tyler "trashin" Tad

Another day on the bus, another ink on the bus with great steadler triplus fineliner pens. Face is almost based off of brother in law, I wonder if he will notice I said that?

-Oh and in other news, today I had my instincts confirmed by yet another reliable source that character sketches will not really get me anywhere in terms of shirt design as they very rarely sell well. Oh well, I am not doing this for any reason other than to get my mind open more and have fun with a new style, I will continue with it anyway. I will never give in to the popular trend of pop-culture tees simply because they sell, I'll keep coming up with fresh new original ideas and whatever happens happens.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

#81 - Bernard the blimp bear

I can't say much about this character sketch right now, I feel like I am running out of time everyday and never get the chance to really get done the work I want/need to but I decided to try and stick out the characters until #100...stay tuned to see if it happens.. good thing I have some great staedler fineliner markers that stay working for such a long time;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

#80 - Snack'n Sygfried

It's late, a sketch done to quick and I must admit my sins of using photoshop to add the white highlights. I wasn't about to even attempt it with markers, it's not that smooth of a bus ride. At Any rate, I am debating whether I want to make it to 100 or just take a big break from it and continue on and off.....oh books, why have I forsaken you?
-Next time you think you're on a relaxing drive through the woods of Northern Wisconsin watch out for a gigantic fuzzy elephant that has a taste for vans!!!! "Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

Monday, August 17, 2009

#79 - Wallawalabigbang

oo ee oo aah aah Ting tang Wallawalabigbang!
Friday didn't present itself with enough time for me to finish the character, so I decided to make it more detailed than I planned for a Monday post.
I would definitely not want to run into this Witch Doctor and his tribe of giant centipedes.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

FREE shirt? VOTE!

Hello readers, in my effort to get this shirt printed I am offering a chance for a free shirt. Just go to my facebook fan page for details. Originally printed in a very limited run, I have run across a large audience who would also like this shirt. Help me make it have a permanent home.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

#78 - AgentGreen

Agent green may be a rodent, but he's such a good spy he can turn diamonds into liquid just by looking at them. For what purpose you ask? to find out you'll just have to follow his exploits someday when he is a major television series.
He was supposed to be names Agent Orange since he is orange, but since he is mixing chemicals it didn't seem appropriate.
Almost to 80 in character sketches, surprised to get one done today. my staedler markers are holding up excellent as always.
and for google: art, paint, design, characters, fun!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

#77 - Szlubu

It's late but surprisingly I was able to finish a new character sketch today. Today's character is dedicated to my lovely wife of 3 years. Today was officially our 3rd anniversary as husband and wife. She is a great inspiration for me and gives me a lot of encouragement. Funny enough, today was not celebrated in the usual way, she is such a cool wife that when we came across tickets to see District 9 for the pre-screening, she decided that we should do that and celebrate on the weekend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

#76 - Pooch

It has been a rough week so far. To much client work outside of regular work puts a toll on the daily bus sketch. Poochy here still found a way to get drawn within the last two days, hopefully the week will afford me at least two more...tomorrow doesn't look promising. AS a side note, thanks to everyone who follows this blog and makes me feel like I should keep it up, if you're on twitter click on my new twitter button and tweet me up.

Friday, August 7, 2009

#75 - Marty from OuterSpac§∞

So Thursday and Friday did not afford me the time to make two characters. However, from the span of both days, Marty has come to visit us. He comes, and he knows where it's at. Best make friends with Marty before he brings the rest of his Mørbloks to earth.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

#74 - AmperSerpent

And! it's another day to post the character of the weekday, or "inks on the bus" if you will. Today I realized that basically every other artist out there has at one point or another created something with an ampersand. So here it is, I have to be a real artist somehow!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

#73 - Snuffle Punchigus

Alright, back to the boxing gloves and back to the funner style. By that I mean, I didn't like yesterdays character:( This guy is ready to take on even the toughest challenger. In case you guessed it, the name does partly come from watching Sesame Street....uh as a kid of course.

Monday, August 3, 2009

#72 - MagmaMike

As we all know, Mondays don't always deliver the best vibes for a happy creative spirit. Because of this I went with another "recycled sketch" this was something else sitting in the book for a while and today it transformed into MagmaMike. He's boiling mad about starting another week of work

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Canvas Buddy - Flamehand steve!

Ok, so the weekend started out with a lot of cool rain, so I took the time to work on a new canvas buddy. I had a bit of fun with some iridescent blue paint. You can't really see it unless it turns to the light just right. For that third view check out the post on my Behance account - CHECK IT HERE