Friday, December 29, 2006


Lion + Armadillo + Aardvark = Weird


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Animal Mix Up Circus


Saturday, December 23, 2006

Week 18; Mother Goose: The Movie

There it is... enjoy, and
have a Merry Christmas!


Happy Holidays

Since this week is loaded with holidays and the craziness that can come with them, we're going to extend the most reent topic into next week. Next Saturday we'll have Sam Aquino's theme to start us off into the new year!

I'll also be playing around with switching us over to the new blogger since everytime I sign in, they're telling us we should. I'll report back soon with any of the changes or improvements to the system.



The Foxillaceros! Part fox, part gorilla, part rhinoceros!


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Duck-Billed Batypus

At dusk, on the surface of our local lakes you can spot the indigenous duck-billed batypus trying to get a meal. Known for their perfected sonar, their only flaw is the sonar affecting "quacking" that tends to cause these small aviarodents to occasionally land in the water and attempt to swim.



I know, it sucks. It's a Giraffee/zibra/mouse/octopus... totally messed up... Crtis are welcome.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

If I Only Had...

This topic came up when I was in Belgium, and the first thing that came to mind was to have the power to shoot lasers out of my eyes. So here it is - I'm towering over Brussels Grand Place shooting lasers. It's all OK though, the lasers heal sick children, and destroy everything else.


I've seen these in my backyard, actually. They tend to like a variety of nuts, preferably acorns and peanuts. They like to hop around in the mud and are deathly afraid of mice.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

We All Fall Down

Oh the HORROR!


Mother Goose: The Movie

Not really Sci-Fi, but trust me... the ending takes a turn you'd never expect!


Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Last Peep

I wasn't going to post anything this week, but after the animation screening at Columbia College last night, I felt like drawing the whole train ride home. I put some color into it today and here it is! Little Bo Peep has found herself in a horror movie somehow. Poor sheep!!!


Week 19

Animal Experimentation
Outsider Art Club, session 119

I happened to meet several OAC clumb members this week by accident, and it got me to thinking how it would be cool to meet as many of you guys in person. Maybe sometime soon we could organize a Sketchbook Sessions-like meetup and sit down and jam on some drawings? It could be cool, if not impossible to get organized. Let me know what you think.

This week's theme was curiously common amongst several people's theme submissions last week. The official description is courtesy of Shannah O'Meara"

Animal Experimentation

Write down some animals on some pieces of paper. Throw them in a pile and pick 2 or more. (the more you pick the more challengeing it will be) Compile those animals into one. and draw it. For example, a sabertoothed donkey blowfish. or sabertoothed blonkey fish. how ever you want to mix them is your choice.

Sam Aquino is up for next week's theme.

Start your pencils!

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Resevoir Mice

Coming this spring! Known only as Mr. Cheddar, Mr. Mozzarella and Mr. Gouda, these three dangerous mice knock over a local store. The take.....cheese. The cost.....nothing. The risk.....worth it. Hold on as Rodent Tarantino takes you on the ride of your life in this rhyme gone ruckus in, "Three Blind Mice". -Rated SM for smelly rodents, smelly cheese and an overall smelly script. Doctor recommended shots suggested.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

If I Only Had A...

If I were Dorothy, Toto would be a dragon...
and there would be no talk of wanting brains, heart, or courage.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Week 18

Mother Goose: the Movie
Outsider Art Club, session 118

A big thank you goes out to everyone who responded to last week's e-mail request for more topics: we now have a huge library of inventive ideas to choose from! We'll still be going down the list week by week, but if someone no-shows we won't be in such a pickle. I'll also be sifting through the last month or so of posts and comments this week in order to edit down our clubmates list off to the side, so you still have some time to send something in!

As a further point of clarification, you'll still be a full-fledged member if you end up being pulled from the sidebar; anyone who joins the club will be able to sign in and post or comment until they request to be pulled. You just won't be listed as a contributing member until you, well, contribute!

This week's theme comes from the man known as KK2k6 (for at least 20 more days!), Kurt Kannellos:

Mother Goose: The Movie

Create a movie poster for a well-known nursery rhyme or childrenÂ’s story as if it were being adapted into an epic, big-budget action/horror/sci-fi flick.

One more thing: I've been running behind a bit these last few weeks, and I have to apologize for that. From here on out, I'll be posting these here themes bright and early Saturday mornings. I'm gonna be teaching an 8:30 AM class on Saturday, so I can almost guarantee I'll be waking up before the rest of you. :)

What are ya waiting for: get to drawing!

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If only I had ...

Eight legs and a samurai sword. It would be amazing.


Badly Drawn Boy...

One of the first signs of aging, in my experience, is a sense of social responsibility; as I was inking this last night in a crowded Bakers Square, surrounded by rampaging children, I found myself covering up much of the figure below with a napkin; I guess out of fear that I might scar one of them--or, more likely, that one of their parents might scar me for drawing "pornography" around their little angels. In any case, I felt old and ugly and rather worthless, and I think it all came out in the work. Happy Holidays!


Sunday, December 10, 2006

If Only I Were Chocolate!

I do agree that it's a little disturbing, but what can I say, I was desperate for chocolate!

This is my first posting! One of the first things that popped into my head when I saw the assignment was "What if I were really chocolate?" Then I thought I would just take a couple of bites out of myself! I do plan on coloring this picture. I would love to see how it turns out.


Gimme a hug.

Didn't you just wish you had chainsaws for arms?


Friday, December 08, 2006

Talk to the animals!

If only I could talk to animals.
Especially my dog, I'm sure she has a lot to say!


I can fly! (I wish!)

I didn't have as much time to do a nice pic this week, so all I have is this train sketch. I would like to find some time to fix the composition a bit and pose it out better, but it will have to do for now.


If Only I Could Swim!

Here it is colored!

I've been waiting to post this all week (until I color it) but seeing the previous post, I've gotta blog it now! I have always wanted to be able to swim. When I was little, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer- I even took swimming classes- but I'm a sinker!


If I Only Had ...
the ability to morph into a shark. That way I could be able to swim with the dolphins, well actually swim towards them so I can tear them all to shreds, those litte squeeking, goodie too shoes!!! ...umm sorry I got kinda carried away.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

PHOBIA/if only

He's still thinking if he should shave his eyebrows... Anyhow, this is picture is for the newest topi, and for a rather old topic phobia.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

If I only had Selectable Animal Attributes! I'd show those dumb chicago bikers! I recently got hit by a guy on a bicycle, because he didn't stop at a stop sign while I was walking across the street. I hate chicago bikers that don't obey the rules of the road. So this one goes out to that dumb biker. I would use the selectable animal attributes to scare the living crap out of people. In this pic I have shark teeth, a monkey tail, gorilla strength and I would be yelling like some big animal roar type voice. The perfect recipe for stirring up involeentary BM's. I don't like the bike guy I drew (because I drew it in 2 seconds) thats why I didn't spend anytime on him. Someday in the future I'll finish the whole scene.
I've never done a self portait before, and I enjoyed it!


Saturday, December 02, 2006

Week 17

If I Only Had A...
Outsider Art Club, session 117

Sorry for the two week delay guys. There's been a shortage of themes for the last two weeks due to clubmates not sending in themes. (More on that further down.) I've been racking my brain for another theme and here's the best one I have. Sung to the tune of the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz:

If I Only Had A...

What ability, skill, or extra body part do wish you could have? The Scarecrow wanted a brain, the Tinman wished for a heart; what would you wish for if you could have anything? This question has been the inspiration for countless classic stories over time,so maybe it can do the same for us. Always wanted to fly? Wish you could speak any language? Have you always wanted to be like Scott Baio in the classic 80's movie Zapped!? Now's the week to let the club know! Draw yourself using the power you always wished you had.

So there it is. It's basically a cheap ploy to try to put a face to the myriad of new names over to the right. Also, it's the only thing I could think of for another theme: I can only make up so many of these on my own! :) So I'm going to try a new tactic that will hopefully kill two problems with one e-mail. There's a lot of you on that there sidebar that haven't contributed in awhile. Whether it's posting a drawing, commenting on others work, or submitting a theme, the OAC is built on the clubmates contributing. With that in mind, I'll be sending out an e-mail tomorrow asking each of you to send in an idea or two so that we can build up a pool of themes to pick from each week. If I don't get a response and you haven't posted a drawing or commented in the last four themes, I'm yanking ya off the list. Not because I hate ya, but because I want everyone in the club to be contributing. Sound good?

Then get to drawing!

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Next Topic?

I'm hoping our host is okay. Being as it's been over two weeks since our last assignment, is it presumptuous to ask Dan Rutter to offer our next topic? Again, I just didn't know if our host was just out of town for an extended period of time, had some emergency, or just sick of babying us artsy fartsy types. Will,.....where you at?

Friday, December 01, 2006


Sorry for posting another Leprechaun drawing (who knew they'd be so popular in the OAC?); in my defense, I did the pencils two weeks ago, and it's taken until this morning to finish inking it. Anyway, I've combined St. Patrick's Day and Easter to create an advertisement for Uncle Sooty's Fine Irish Whiskey. Slainte!