St. Louis Grunge

I made some wildly colorful versions of the above vector drawing, but… eh. You can scroll down a bit for color. Also, I took serious liberties here, including a fairly impressive civil engineering project – moving the Mississippi River – because that’s how I roll float.

Alright already, we’ll all float on…
No don’t you worry… We’ll all float on...
Alright, already… We’ll all float on...
Alright, don’t worry… We’ll all float on…

– Float On – Modest Mouse

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

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A First Draft

More birds today…  of the ‘hunting and pecking’ variety. If this dude looks a little familiar it’s probably because he also posed for ‘ A Spot of Tea ‘. Although this time I drew him perched on a typewriter. So… there is that.

Grady Tripp (narrating): “So there it was. Somewhere in the night, a Manhattan book editor was prowling the streets of Pittsburgh; best-selling author at his side, dead dog in his trunk.”

– Michael Douglas – Wonderboys

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Dirty Harry

Mandatory Dirty Harry post (something calmer Monday). Now, go ahead… have a great day.

Harry Callahan: ” I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: do I feel lucky? Well, do ya… punk?”

– Clint Eastwood – Dirty Harry

About this image: digital media – vector art portrait created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop overlayed on modified  ‘ Dirty Harry ‘ film still

Five Stars

Turns out I’m not as good with spray paint as I’d hoped. At least on small scale (8″x8″-ish). So, for now, I’ve overlayed my illustrator MacArthur piece in Photoshop. I think the faux corrugated metal turned out okay, though. If only I could get all this olive drab paint off my face…

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop digitally overlayed onto faux metal / painted cardboard

A Spot of Tea

So… don’t tell anybody, but… just between you and me… I think tea is kinda for the birds. Coke me, bro!

Dennis Reynolds: “Your voice needs to come off as elegant as your clothing… okay? So… try this, ‘would you like a spot of tea’? You, ‘yeeeEEEeeesssSSSss’!”

Mac McDonald: “Would you like a spot of tea? YeeEEeessSSss!”

Dennis Reynolds: “Draw it out more.”

Mac McDonald: “Draw it out more than that? More like… YeeeEEEeeesssSSSsss!”

– Rob McElhenney & Glenn Howerton – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Fujiyama

Here’s more proof I’d love to visit Japan.

Hopefully it’s not also proof I need a better translation of ‘fujiyama’.

This could get embarrassing.

Speaking of mountains… (for all you  illustrators using digital tablets) would you mind sharing what you use and any other preferences/tips/etc? I’ve never tried one… sounds… nice?

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

A Pause…

This month Annabelle and I will be moving to a new apartment.  I’m very excited to have an actual bedroom again (as well as space to work on the random art project) – it’s a very nice place in a very nice area. On the other hand… it’s ‘moving’!  *dun dun dun*

With all this activity, my commenting will be hit and miss for a while. I considered scheduling posts, but I decided against that (because if I’m not  available to visit… what’s the point, really?). Besides, you have all earned a bit of a break.

If I have a moment I’ll try stop by everyone’s sites to say hello. Still, please forgive me if it takes a while to get a schedule reestablished… I’m a bit slow, you know.

About this image: this one’s actually not so much about the image – but it’s Illustrator and Photoshop