Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Lean To Draw!



Here's one that was drawn for fun. It actually began as a doodle that got out of control. I took the copy and layout pretty much verbatim from an old black and white ad, but just substituted my own images and and made some minor changes to the text. Then I rendered the whole thing out in 2 colours. Blame me if you want for all the crappy lettering and crooked lines, but remember: I did this without a ruler!

I have Claudia to thank for scanning this and cleaning it up. It was drawn entirely with PITT markers and brush-pens (my #1 doodling choice) so it took some tidying. She also added all the cool folds and fake paper effects to give it that extra cheesy look like something you'd find in the back of an ancient men's magazine -- one with a name like "Juggs and Jiggles!" or "Sunbathers Monthly".

13 comments:

spacesick said...

I love you.

Oh my God... Was that too soon?

m cho said...

Maybe...especially since I'm married...! Great stuff on your site too. Awesome design -- and I you KNOW I dug the Richard Benjamin!

Chrissie A said...

That is hilarious! And beautifully executed. Your blog is a delight--love your wonderful ink sketches. Nice work!

Eliane said...

That is really something fun to do. Last year I had the plan to do an irregular newspaper for my fabulous street, First Avenue. But after the first issue, it never happened again.

spacesick said...

I suppose that's for the best, seeing as how I actually thought I was posting on the blog of actress Michelle Yeoh.

Thanks! I forgot to say that this totally rules. I can't believe you fit all those gags in there.

Anonymous said...

awesome blog, michael! huge inspiration.

matt
comingupforair.net

V1m said...

Visually terrific, Michael. I like the testimonials, too. Why not extend their fun satirical spirit to the rest of the text, which is pretty mundane?

m cho said...

Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments on this one. I think I must have been linked somewhere cause I seem to be getting a lot of feedback on this!

Anyway:

Chrissie A: Thank you -- I really like your blog too!

Eliane: Yeah, I found this fun to do, kinda like those big doodle posters I bought as a kid -- the kind that came packed with a set of markers. Drawing this up was kinda like the adult equavelent of spending an evening doing one of those. Making a newspaper would be a lot of work though -- I'd give up!

Spacesick: Michelle Yeoh...Michael Cho...yeah, maybe...

Matt: Thanks, dude!-- I've been a fan of your stuff too since we met briefly at TCAF...come to think of it, didn't we meet at the KINKOs like a few days BEFORE that? hahah...memories...

V1M: Thanks! Good suggestion -- the reason I didn't re-write most of the main text was actually cause I started doodling that area first and didn't feel like changing it much. Now if I did this again, I'd probably re-write a lot more, but it really was just a doodle that got away...

Gary Boodhoo said...

LOL. It's true - that's why it's funny. Is it just me or does the girl have a rather anxious look on her face. Her posture too... Love the comments of the "graduates", especially the art director.

Anonymous said...

Nice stuff on the site.

Keep'em coming.

Cheers, Dom

www.dominicbugatto.com

LaCunha Photo said...

Awesome! Can I buy a print of that? Or a high res scan? I'd love to hang it in my studio for all the art directors to see.

prophetsearcher said...

can you give a tip on the old paper effects? im trying somethng myself thats not working out...

prophetsearcher @ yahoo . com

Anonymous said...

Aw, too bad this isn't for real! I used to work as a production artist for Warner Bros. and Disney. I think drawing under your tutelage would be such a treat! :)