Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Have You Seen This? Have You Heard About This?

I’ve been living and working in LA for almost a year now. Since I’ve been here I’ve mostly seen G-list celebrities at best. I’ve crossed paths with some pretty cool people at work…but this morning I had a pretty fun encounter that inspired the drawing above.
Just as I left my apartment I spotted an old-timey looking car heading towards me. At first glance the car was what stood out to me. Then as it got closer, I could make out grey hair, a denim shirt, and the mother of all chins. With only seconds to react I came up with the most intelligent, witty reaction possible…I pointed, waved and yelled “JAAAYYYYYYY!!!” like an obnoxious moron.

Surprisingly, he waved back...AND…he honked the old-timey car horn at me.
You know those ones that go “AAAOOOOOO-GAHH!”
I know none of this sounds like a big deal, but trust me, it was very surreal.

I'm more of a Coco kinda guy but it was nice to start the morning by being greeted by Jay Leno in some multi-million dollar jalopy.

Also, I got a hair cut.
I'm keeping it shorter these days. What do you think?
I had to look my best for my visit to Toronto and all the G20 riots....insane weekend.
As much as I wanted to hang out down town...I'm glad I stayed out of the core of the city.
I donno who was worse, the cops or the protesters. Jeez.

None the less, it was great to see all my fam and friends back in Toronto.
If any of you are reading this...there's an air mattress waiting for you in LA with your name on it. Come visit one day.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Murray Hewitt and Mr. T

"IT'S NOT A SCAM! Why would someone want to scam me, Jemaine? AND on the internet service? One of the most...trusted things of today's society."
Just a quick warm up caricature I did this morning.
Every time Murray says the word "gig" it brings me enormous amounts of joy.
I love this show. Really heart broken there won't be a third season.

Also, can you believe it took me 23 years to draw Mr.T?
Me neither.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Planet of the Soylent Green Ten Commandments Omega Man

Been watching a lot of Charlton Heston movies lately. So I figured I'd do a nice big finished piece as an homage.

Only Charlton could wear a neckerchief and still be a man's man. Don't worry if my interpretation seems off. It is. I felt like mixing a bunch of his movies...Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, Omega Man, and The Ten Commandments.

What you see here is still my rough. Just planning colour and composition. His head is the only thing cleaned up so far (below).
I would love to find a filter or something to put on it when it's finished that makes it look like an old printed comic. Do you know what I mean? Like old school printing press pointillism.
Does anyone know of such wonders? I'm sure there's a photoshop plugin floating around out there.

"Damn You."