Monday, October 24, 2005
Hello out there in internet computer land. Here's my gift of the day...some doodles and drawings from a few years back. Oh yeah, I'm supposed to explain the birthday drawing from my previous post. Well that drawing was done for JJ Villard, the brilliant artist and most disgusting friend I know. But I use the word "disgusting" in the most positive sense...for those traits are what make our conversations about the reality of life so intersting. The drawing was done in honor of his attempt to jump on stage at an M.I.A concert and present her with a painting. Though his courageous attempts were thwarted by a vicious man-eating security gaurd who's tiger like instincts quickly stopped him. Too bad....it would have been awesome. This isn't his first stage attempt though...you see, JJ gets what he wants....ask Gwen Stefani about it.
Here's Sean Szeles with no nose....and no moustache! Probably done at Cal Arts 2002.
This is Bigfoot. The most hairiest, ugliest creature on earth. He's also loud and funny and performs at the comedy store in Hollywood. He eats cabbage and sauerkrout and sometimes small squirrels. He been known to scarf down Hamentashens and Potato Latkes without breathing. He is also known by the U.S. Park Ranger Services as Ron Yavnieli
He's also a good friend.
Monday, October 17, 2005
These are most of the original designs for the wacky waffle restaurant logo. Thought it would be cool to show you the progress. Originally, the owner couldn't decide on weather to have a waffle or a blonde waitress carrying a plate of waffles.
Here's a parade of waffles on the run. Don't know why they're so happy...they're about to get eaten.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Anybody in Los Angeles recognize this? It's Wacky the Waffle! If you ever drive down Sunset Blvd. at night, you'll see this bad boy lit up in neon. I designed it for a small restaurant on the corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset, across the street from Miagi's. 8226 W Sunset Blvd to be exact. And the name of the place? "Wacky Waffles" silly! Last time I went there I saw the logo on the waitress's t-shirts. It was also etched in glass by some of the tables. I should post a photo of the place...but I can't find any online. I should also post some of the designs I did before I reached this version. They're pretty funny.
Here's a drawing I did a few weeks ago at our weekly animation meeting. The idea, taken from the one and only Mark Walton (story board artist extraordinair), was to draw a wrestler and a girl scout in a funny predicament. This was my attempt. I know , I know, it seems pretty vicious at first glance....but c'mon! The girl was charging 5 bucks for a box of Thin Mints! And this guy doesn't make a lot...ya know?
This is a painting in my living room. Again..owls. Or one owl. I did this for an art show about 2 years ago. I thought it came out all right... A lot of my friends notice it and are surprised I did it. I guess because it looks very professional in a thrift store frame. Or maybe it's because it's actually finished. Who knows? It's kind of fun surprising people with your work...keeps them on their toes!
I saw this little....er big guy walking casually across the main road like he owned it. I stopped in the middle of the street and shot away. At one point this tarantula stopped and offered me a ride. I said "No thanks buddy..already got one..." as I pointed to my girlfriend's jeep. He slowly turned around ...shrugged his shoulders and while walking away I swore he mumbled "Dang tourists..."
He also had these 2 black pinchers on the back of his abdamen that looked mighty threatening...so no way was I trusting that arachnid.
Crawling up my leg.
I gasp, then scream...
Oh great, I'm dead
It's kind of hard to tell in this photo....but I'm in that tree below. Sequoia trees are so huge and beautiful they will just leave you stunned. I still can't get over it. Wanna see the aftermath of a tree attacking an SUV? click here.
If you look closely...wait...click on the pic first...see the 2 rainbows? Awesome. Too bad I didn't see any leprechauns.