Monday, June 7, 2010

I love it when....

When word verifications resemble (or are) real words. A real example: "flurti". (BTW, why is the internet symbol for any kind of security the same as for wheelchair accessibility?! Something about that just isn't right...)

When I just keep refreshing the "post a comment" page on Vince Waller's blog and get a non-stop stream of randomly generated hilarious words. None have ever topped "pootomid", though.....

3 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

Neat blog have you have, Zoran. I think you're already a great cartoonist from what I can tell by your drawings. Don't be so hard on yourself (believe me, I do that a lot with my own cartoon drawings) and just have fun with what you're doing and practice! I'd love to see more posts.

Oisin O'Sullivan said...

i agreee with Roberto, a lot of these drawings are very good.

Zoran Taylor said...

Thanks for the kind words, men!

The drawings are already pretty old, as it happens. The Tony Soprano looks like a bunch of semi-random, disconnected hatching to me. Far too little in the way of volume, or a real grasp of how the light source affects the subject beyond "here it's light, here it's dark, don't know why, laah-laah-luuuhh..."

I actually did a decent study of Wilson Pickett the other day. You wouldn't know it now, though, because then I decided to start rendering it, and I mean RENDERING, in PEN!!! GOD, I'M SUCH AN IDIOT!!! I knew I was doing something foolish, but I wanted to see exactly how much control/tocuh I had, so I chose the most anti-textural medium in the world to distinguish the surfaces of fabric, skin and hair from one another. Sure enough, it looks like those horrifying early Archie covers John K posted years ago - or it would, if I even finished it.

On the bright side, my Blair hands from today are pretty damn good - form, proportions coming along nicely. And my eggheads actually turn without melting!