Thursday, December 01, 2005

Random, unrelated sketches...

` This first one is another of my roommate and Phil's bestest friend since preschool, EdgeWalker. Stupidly, I've neglected to crop out my unintelligible babbling in pen at the bottom, so it's there for you all to read. (My sketchbook is almost like a diary for what I'm drawing.)


` He is sitting at a table in Zippy's Cafe - not in front of a window, but in front of a wall-sized photograph - from the early twentieth century - of what the street outside used to look like. Wish I'd drawn everything lower on the page so you could see it better.

` I drew Edgy because I had my sketchbook with me and he was the about the only thing I could think of to draw - until a man with a fiddle came in. He said his stage name was Flyin' Fred some time ago, so that's what I wrote. (I also wrote other stuff, some of which I at least erased.)


` Frankly, he wasn't that good, but I still paid him some attention because I know I would be bummed if nobody bothered to listen to what I was playing. Then again, an audience might really go for my 'diabolical plan'... mua ha ha ha ha haaaa!

` My next picture... well, I got the idea from Sevylon 5 from the Sev Wide Web but I thought it would be fun to try to draw it to look more like Babylon 5's Captain Sheridan (which it doesn't), the cryptic Kosh, and the mutant telepath, Lyta Alexander, who's about the only character that can claim to understand much about Kosh or his mysterious, encounter-suited species.
` Feel free to click on it for a larger version...

` I think it looks kinda dumb, but at least the humor doesn't seem to be lost... Oh well, I wasn't expecting this to turn out perfect or anything, I was just screwing around. But still, as in many things, I think it's good in a 'ha ha messing around' kind of way, just because it makes me laugh.

` The same can be said for my scribbly reconstructions of the crocodile Dakosaurus andiniensis, merely from a photo of its very bizarre and newly-discovered skull.


` Yes, I know that more of Dakosaurus has been found in the past, but I didn't feel like trying to find pictures of more bones. If I ever want to draw this beast again, however, that will be the first thing I will do.

` The last sketch for this post is very sloppily and unflatteringly of another friend of mine who reads this blog - I'll call him Jontrello - encountering a few other creatures I drew in my boredom one day.


` Notice that the top creature is named Gourdy. He is but another incarnation of Gourdy the Mouse Drawn Vector YurkTM as displayed at the bottom of this post. I know they don't really look the same; Gourdy regularly changes shape according to my whims.
` Also, yes, that's Butters once again - the little monsters are meant to explain what it is she chases across the apartment in her 'manic' episodes.

` I have one more random and unrelated drawing that wasn't even photographed, but it has to do with my novel. I'll show you when I have more 'CM' sketches after I bring them and a lot of other artwork home after Christmas - at least if I have a way of getting those into my computer.
` If not EdgeWalker's camera, I may bring home my scanner, but there's no guarantee I can get it to work, especially since I don't know where my SCSI card is...

` As for my next post, it will be some more kind of boring sketches of people, though I think you may be more interested in the one that will be coming after that. Mua ha ha ha ha!!

7 comments:

jason said...

I like your sketches. I'll have to come back and study them more thouroughly. Tonight, though, I must brave the attic one more time to try to wire surround sound. Wish me luck.

S E E Quine said...

` Thanks. ^^ Glad you like.

` Ooh! You're going to... the attic?! The ATTIC!?!?!

` Good luck.

SOB said...

The AAAAAATTIC!

Galtron said...

My pet gremlin lives there.

Love the Babylon 5 thing. Unoriginal, but I have faith that it isn't always that way.

S E E Quine said...

` Your faith is not unfounded, my friend. Last night I drew a brilliant comic for Joe England - the Zebra Girl creator - and besides the fact that it takes place in the Zebraverse, it's pretty original.
` As it's only the first part of perhaps many such comics, I hope my creativity doesn't run out...

Lovelock said...

I came. I read. I tagged the walls. ^^'

S E E Quine said...

` Good to see that! ^^ Glad you came!