Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bruce

Bruce the Cyclops decided to quit the team. He loved playing baseball but could no longer stand to hear the constant jokes from his teammates. 

When he was at bat they would say, "Bruce, keep your EYE on the ball!" 

When he failed to catch a ball he'd hear, "What happened Bruce, was the sun in your EYE?" 

After leaving baseball behind, Bruce spent much of his time indoors, drawing. As it turned out, he had quite an eye for art.

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 and 0.8. Drawn on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Plaid

According to Brad, plaid was no fad.

(Prismacolor Premier Dual-Tip Marker. Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Drawn on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dog beard

I think I've just created a new breed of dog, with facial hair..or is it facial fur? 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pickle Pants: Take two

I wasn't happy with my last pickle post, so I decided to give it another shot. I think I can live with this. 

You will be happy to know that I will not post another pickle drawing tomorrow. A potato wearing pants, maybe, but no pickle. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper. Digitally coloured in Photoshop)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pickle Pants


Pickles wear pickle pants, go figure. 

Do you ever have one of those moments when you look at a piece of art you just created and think, "This is really good!" 

Well, this was not one of those moments for me. 

(Prismacolor Premier Dual-Tip Marker. Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Drawn on 28lb. Laser paper)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Duncan

Duncan volunteers his time as a test subject for a large hair care product company. 

Sometimes there are side effects. 

(Prismacolor Premier Dual-Tip Marker. Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Drawn on 28lb. Laser paper).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blue Chair, White Square

A square on a chair.

Let's call this piece..."Blue Chair, White Square." I know what you're thinking - "Jason, how do you come up with such clever titles for your artwork?" The short answer is, I'm a creative genius.

My blue marker is fast becoming my best friend. I've even given him a name, Earl. I think Earl and I have a long and productive future together...that is, until his ink runs out and I throw him in the trash. 

(Prismacolor Premier Dual-Tip Marker. Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Drawn on 28lb. Laser papaer)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blue Hose, Blue Nose

I call this masterpiece "Blue Hose, Blue Nose." 

This piece probably took me a full 4 minutes to complete, including scanning and coming up with that highly original title. I started by drawing a squirmy blue line with a marker and the rest just kind of happened. 

(Prismacolor Premier Dual Tip Marker. Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Drawn on 28lb. Laser Paper) 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Marker Madness

Using a fat orange chisel tip marker, I spent 6 seconds meticulously laying down some colour, then another 45 seconds painstakingly adding detail with a black brush pen. Within one minute my masterpiece was complete, and I was exhausted from the effort. 

I used the "colour smoothing" mode on my scanner (which I've never tried before) and the result was one of those happy little accidents that I'm so fond of. It smoothed the colour out amazingly well, except for the spots where the marker really saturated the paper. I like the imperfect look of it. 

(Letraset Pro Marker. Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Drawn on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Duck date night


Jefferson the duck was often ridiculed by his feathered companions for having befriended Floyd the human. Jefferson was wise enough to know that having a friend with opposable thumbs could be advantageous though. Tonight was one such occasion. Jefferson had a date with a flirtatious swan that he had met at the park earlier this week. Not only was he able to borrow a tie from his human friend, but Floyd was also able to tie it for him. 

(Staedtler 0.3mm Triplus Fineliners on 28lb. Laser Paper) 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Desperado ducks revisited

I have had a set of Staedtler 0.3mm Triplus Fineliner pens sitting in a drawer since the beginning of time. For whatever reason I have never really used them...until now. 

My apologies for using the same drawing as yesterday. I just wanted to see what it looked like next to the black inked version. 

By the way, I gave you some bonus content at no additional charge. Did you notice? The ducks have teeth in this drawing! Now you can't complain that I posted the exact same drawing two days in a row. Feel free to complain about other things though.  

(Staedtler 0.3mm Triplus Fineliners on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A pair of fowl gunslingers

Virgil and Alonzo. Desperado ducks. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3. Drawn on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Off to work

Here are a couple of monsters, Ambrose and Abbott, heading off to work...to do whatever it is that monsters do. It appears that Ambrose had his fill of coffee before he left the house. The same cannot be said of Abbott. 

Ambrose is caffeinated. Abbott is non-caffeinated.

(Pentel Sign Pen on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Monday, April 13, 2015

50 Shades of Grey

On Friday I bought a few new pens and markers to play with. I want to move away from digital colour, or at least minimize my use of it, so I purchased several Prismacolor Premier Dual Tip Markers in varying shades of Cool Grey. In the name of simplicity I'm sticking with grey for the moment. In the future I may add some colour markers into the mix. 

(Pentel Sign Pen. Prismacolor Premier Dual Tip Markers in Cool Grey. Drawn on 28lb. laser paper)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Slurp

That straw is definitely impressive...but I'm distracted by the fact that this guy isn't wearing any pants.

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker and Steadtler Pigment Liner 0.8. Starthmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gnome turf wars

This is a piece I did for my new friend from the UK, Nathan Peacock. Nathan and I decided to do an art trade. He told me he liked Samurai, but I ended up drawing a couple of sword-wielding Gnomes instead.

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 03 and 0.8. Strathmore 300 Series Bristol)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Carl


As a child, Carl once ate an entire bag of grass seed which resulted in a rare disorder causing grass to grow instead of hair.

Now, every Saturday afternoon Carl has to mow his hair.

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 and 0.8. Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol. Digitally coloured in Photoshop)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bob

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to Bob the Blob. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 and 0.8. Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Loud and proud


Bruce Sprungsteen only ever wanted to be one thing. A rock star. The problem was, he had absolutely no musical talent. He couldn't sing a note. He couldn't read or write music. He couldn't even play a single musical instrument. 

What Bruce lacked in talent though, he made up for in volume. There was never any doubt that Bruce was loud. His signature move on stage was to sing with two microphones at the same time, as seen here during a live concert in a Howard Johnson's lobby back in 1982. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment liner 0.3 and 0.8. Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol. Digitally coloured in Photoshop)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Live performance

On stage in front of a sold out crowd, Bongo-bot and Walter the Duck perform their classic hits.

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker and Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Large Limbs Larry


This is Larry Hernandez, or "Large Limbs Larry" as he is known. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 and 0.8. Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol. Digitally coloured in Photoshop)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Captain


I'd like you to meet Captain Clark. Yes, he has water for hair, and yes, that is a ship floating on top of his head. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 and 0.8. Starthmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol. Digitally coloured in Photoshop)