Sunday, October 31, 2010
They're all over the place! Don't take my word for it; check them out for yourself. Check out the number of times it appears in design and architecture magazines. Check out the number of anime films and manga that are devoted to it. Check out the fan art.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Now, to get down to the business of carving...how did the carver do this (above)!? I doubt that he did smooth, rounded lines like that with a knife Maybe he used an electric hand saw, but then how did he do the teeth? I'm guessing it was done by hand with an X-acto and a file.
|A variation on the Aztec pumpkin...the Tiki mask!|
Ah, the perennial favorite (above), the psycho midget pumpkin!
Lotsa good designs here (above)!
Here's (above) a nice variant on the pumpkin-eating-pumpkin motiff.
Haw! Fire pumpkins! Who wouda' thought!?
Above, a pumpkin scarecrow. I put up one of these on my lawn for three years in a row, and kids loved it. I used torn white rags. big black gloves, and a really wide pumpkin with the hole cut on the bottom, just like you see here. I got the design from an old-time greeting card similar to this one.
Posted by Eddie Fitzgerald at 12:42 AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Hmmmm. I see a mushy "X" pattern, with a creamy flesh-yellow on one diagonal, and an orange on the other. I also see a large triangle consisting of three dark points. The triangle might have carried our eye out of the picture if the point on the lower left hadn't been so small.
Sharpening the squint a little (above) gives us our first shadow colors. Maybe this is how Ward handled it. He laid in basic color fields first, then started to add shadows for volume and modelling.
Notice too, how the villain cowboy's hat touches the blond hair of the hero in the foreground. Ward probably had a fit wondering if he should let them be or disconnect them. When you see the finished painting it doesn't seem to matter.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
How do you like the robot above? It's funny and menacing, awe-inspiring and primal...just like Halloween itself.
Inside our houses we sleep and have bizarre dreams (above) where we can fly and walk through walls. If we're lucky, we'll stay in that state until...
...until morning comes (above) and we're back to the sunny side again...
...but it won't last.
BTW: the terrific robot picture is from a site called "Mechanical Bride of the Uncanny."
Posted by Eddie Fitzgerald at 12:59 AM
Saturday, October 23, 2010
How do you like this cover (above)? I haven't read the article which explains it, but it appears to be about Drew Barrymore who has just fallen into a pool in her new bondage evening gown. She managed to pull herself out just as a gunman came along and announced that he's going to shoot her. Wow! Heavy stuff!
Photos like this always come with quotes. They're surprisingly deep. Does the magazine hire philosophers?
Wait a minute, the article doesn't tell us what the handbag costs. It's a tiny thing, so maybe they throw it in for free.
By the way, the guy is wearing black lipstick and has slicked-down fascist future hair. Is that what lies ahead for men?
http://cartoonsteve.weebly.com/) sent me this picture of me ogling the Calvin Klein girl. Thanks Steve! I hope I get a modeling job out of it!
Posted by Eddie Fitzgerald at 11:09 PM
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thanks to riptheskull for the great die cuts! See more at:
Posted by Eddie Fitzgerald at 9:08 PM