Wednesday, January 31, 2007


My ideal ride would be a teleporter! Not much to modify. So here it is- as is. :D


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Superbowl Shuffle

Hey everyone, this is a bit late but it's still in time for the big game. This one goes out to everyone who remembers the '85 Bears - their spirit still watches over us today.

"They're so bad, they know they're good!"


Bubble Jet Pack

Wouldn't it be great to have a bubble jet pack?



Is this a sign of things to come? Could it be? Bears, Colts, fourth quarter, time for one more snap and Peyton Manning is crying about his thumb??? The tension is too thick.

Don't let any detail slip your eyes here. Another masterwork from Hall of Famer Brad Rose. I actually like the composition of angles in the stadium. Oddly uneven but balanced well.

Fun Fact: The letter-wearing fans at the bottom are Brad, Dave Polus and me, Bob. We are oversized and excited to be at the game.




Not as original as I coulda gone with the mascot topic, but I'm totally stoked about the SUPERBOWL! Can you stand it!?

I'm a little let down by my color choices here though. I love orange, so that's not the problem - but maybe the bear coulda been more red or brown or something and the green grass and blue sky are pretty standard blah. I tried a lot of weird things and hot colors but I kept coming back to the colors of football in my mind.

Early on I intended on having the bear plowing through actual horses (colts) in jerseys. All my horses were very flat and posing them was a pain - those back legs always give me trouble. It was just easier to doodle up a buncha flailing bodies.

Some horrible, horrible, God awful warm up doodles up on my
blog again.

In closing:

"Who would win in a fight: God or Ditka?"
"Trick question Bob. Ditka is God. Daaaa Bears!"
-- The Superfans.

PS - Brent Walker? Are you out there? Where's your Betty Page???? Hello? A glimpse of a picture of your drawing on your cell phone doesn't cut it bucko. Are you listening to me?? Hello???


Monday, January 29, 2007


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Week 23

Pimp My Ride
Outsider Art Club, session 123

This week's theme strays a bit away from the norm of our usual character design themes and ventures into the land of...vehicle design! Straight from the mind of member Rocky Vanoost, here's this week's theme:

Pimp my ride!

Draw your picture perfect ride, as pimped out as you want it to be. It does'nt even have to be a car, it can be any kind of outrageous mode of transportation as long as you modifiy it according to your wildest dreams.
Get to drawing!

Start your engines, and get to drawing!

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Friday, January 26, 2007

California Grizzly (Pups)

So, our mascot in high school was the grizzly bear. As a freshman, I thought it evoked a sense of fear in our rivals. By the time I was a senior, this is how I pictured him. Lazy and clueless. I think he was tagged, tracked, broke into a rich San Ramon soccer mom's car who became irrate that her leather seats were damage so she had it shot and rolled off a cliff somewhere in the redwoods. Yup, that's about what my four years there felt like.


Quick Betty, Late Betty

First time posting here, even though I joined about three weeks ago. Did this pretty quickly, after I figured out the pose. But figuring out the pose took about 35 sketches to get even close to something I liked (still not entirely happy with it).

Maybe I'll be less lazy (or busy) and have a more finished piece on the next post - cleaner inks or maybe even color! Heck, I'm just happy with myself that I posted something.

And thanks for letting me have some fun with you all here. There's some really great artwork being thrown about; still going through it all.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Go A's!!!

I love the Oakland A's!! Their mascot is "Stomper" the elephant who goes back to like 1930 I think, when the A's were in Philadelphia. Anyways the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (whata name) are the A's ARCH NEMISIS!! The Angels mascot is the "Rally Monkey." Die Monkey Die.....


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bettie in Color

It has color :)


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Fun with Scientology

Here's a set of cards that would make L. Ron Hubbard proud! With Tom, Katie and John at your late night poker games, you will always come out on top. Just make sure the money goes home with you instead of with them...


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Week 22

Sports Team Mascots
Outsider Art Club, session 122

Great job goes out this week to everyone on what was a very different theme then normal! Don't let those theme ideas stop making their way into Outsider HQ; we can always take more.

In honor of the OAC's official home team the Chicago Bears playing in the Division Championship game, we have this week's theme, by way of Jeffrey Vogel:

Sports Team Mascots!

Draw your favorite team's mascot in action: psoe them against their rival, or even their real-world counterparts! Could Brian Urlacher take on a Grizzly Bear? You decide.

Get to drawing!

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Hail to the King...


Friday, January 19, 2007


I set out to design a Jack card- So I thought of a Jack-in-the-Box. Then, I thought it'd be neat to do a caricature of Jack Nicholson's face on it too. But, it just kept looking like the Joker. So I kinda went in that direction. So, if there's any resemblance to the Joker, that's why. Lol. That was a long explanation! :D


Card Deck: Joke Edition


Ode to Misspent Youth

This piece, "2bLUVd", harkens back to the dark and perverse drawings that filled my sketchbooks eight years ago. Ah, memories...


Kings & Queens

I took a quick, straight ahead approach on this one.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Betty Page

I know it's a tad late but here's my drawing. Betty Page in the works. :)


Sunday, January 14, 2007


Hey everyone, this is my first post for the club, so I hope that it turns out okay. For the topic, I figured that the new congress would probably want to make some changes after the whole Foley fiasco, so who better to bring in than "Bettie" Page to whip them all into shape!


Week 21

Playing Cards!
Outsider Art Club, session 121

It looks like the switch to 2.0 hasn't caused any major headaches so far. Besides the nice ability to label posts and filter through them, what other capabilities have people discovered?

This week's theme comes from Jeremy Hornik, game designer extraordinaire at WMS Gaming:

Playing Cards!

Playing cards. The court cards, Joker, and so forth.
Standard Poker card size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (62mm by 88mm.) Here is a link to a description of the standard faces, if anyone wants it:

If there’s enough interest, we could even get decks made up… it’s not cheap, so there’d have to be some real interest. If so, people should work 300 dpi.

Come up with as many in the set as you can!

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A page of Page...

Boob, thanks for the feedback...I think I got it now...


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Sexy Mama Censored!

Haven't posted in a while, but couldn't resist the great topic. Parental Discretion is advised.



Still wanted to get in on this topic from a few weeks ago. My first version of this was absolutely horrifying, so I tried making the imaginary creature more fun.

If you want to see my fist attempt, click here. The first try just scared me, so I tried to make it more whimsical and appealing.


Friday, January 12, 2007

Blogger 2.0 switchover

Hey outsiders, we've officially made the switch over to 2.0. One of the nice things about it is that you can add labels to a post that allows you to filter according to those labels. I went back through all 291 posts to date and labeled them by week; now you can actually see each week's entries without having to sift through the noise of previous weeks.

The only drawback to Blogger 2.0 is that you have to switch over to a Google account. The process is painless, if not a bit annoying.

Tomorrow will see a new theme, so keep your eyes peeled and your pencils sharpened!


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bettie Page Syndrome

Hey Choobie Chus!

I posted my Bettie Page on my blog.....sorry! I wanted to place it there rather than here, instead of posting it twice, which I feel is unnecessary.

Here's the link~ hope people like.....there are a few issues and don't expect much because it isn't.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Paging Miss Page

I didn't have much of an idea for how I wanted to treat this image. Clean in Flash? Roughed up a bit? Monochromatic? etc. I ended up liking the rough pencils but I started re-drawing her in Flash real clean like. I wasted my time there because I layed the pencils over top anyway so there was no need for perfect lines/shapes.

One thing I wanted to achieve from the beginning was to do the whole figure. I always seem to concentrate on the upper body of a character or I just run out of room for the legs. And because of that I feel my proportions are a bit weak. Just trying to make an effort to correct that I guess.

I'll post some horrible early pose ideas on my blog later today.

Great topic though Sam!


Monday, January 08, 2007

Celebrity Skins

Apologies for the lateness of my assignment. Things have been busy. Actually, this is the second piece I've completed this week; the other can be viewed on my blog, (Wr)etchings--shameless plugs ROCK! As for "Snakes on a Page", I came across a fabulous bondage photo of America's sweetheart on the same day that "Snakes on a Plane" came out on DVD; you can't deny that kind of synergy. I re-worked the image in a way that is sure to arouse someone out there; if that person is you, please don't contact me...


Friday, January 05, 2007

Bettie Page

I didn't really know who Bettie Page was. I knew she was a burlesque dancer and into stripe tease. I thought it would be a challenge so I tried drawing her and after researching pictures, this is what I came up with.


Monday, January 01, 2007

Week 20

Bettie Page
Outsider Art Club, session 120

Happy New Year to everyone in the club! We've had some bumps and bruises along the way, but the first year of the OAC has been fun, and we've all gotten some cool artwork out of it. Sam Aquino's the first contributor of the year, and her theme is simple.

Bettie Page!

I haven't made the switch over to Blogger 2.0 yet. As Baron pointed out, if I make the switch under the main account, everyone else would have to as well in order to post up. So, I'll leave it to you, fellow Outsiders. Should we make the switch?

In the meantime, get to drawing!

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