Doodle Time is going to be an ongoing series here at TurboLard. I draw constantly, and I fill up sketch books at an alarming rate. I don’t hate trees, I just love to draw. Anyway, some of my sketches have a good deal of appeal to them. They are not finished, fully rendered drawings by any means, but some of them do have a certain energy to them that can be very difficult to maintain when creating a more polished piece of art work. Anyway, enough yacking , let’s get started.
I am a big fan of Sid and Marty Krofft, and I think that shows in some of my drawings. There ideas and designs have such a funky, 1970’s charm. I…I even like Far Out Space Nuts. I’m sorry. I’ll probably be discussing Sid and Marty more in later posts.
This guy is actually a concept for a space politician that was to appear in my web comic, Collapsar Comics. Not sure if he still will or not, but I think he looks kind of neat.
Here are the last doodles for today. Gee, the thing on the bottom looks kind of…phallic. Oh…god…this is awkward…um…
So here is the finished product. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. There are of coarse things I probably could have done better, but over all I’d say it turned out pretty well. I realize there have been dozens of better artists than myself who have produced stunning Lovecraft inspired artwork. But, I guess, that isn’t the point. The point is, I love Lovecraft (see that? see what I did there?), and I want to express my admiration for his dark and beautiful ideas through my artwork. Simple enough I guess. This is the first of several Lovecraft inspired drawing I plan on doing in the next several weeks. I am especially keen to draw some Innsmouth fish men. Well, I’ll see you next time.
Ps: I just reminded myself of Reading Rainbow
This is an unfinished drawing of Tsathoggua I’m working on. If you don’t know who (or what, I guess) Tsathoggua is, then you need to leap out of your chair right now and go read The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P.Lovecraft. Actually, you will get a better physical description from The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith, but I didn’t know that until I read Wikipedia’s entry on Tsathoggua. I have clearly taken some liberties with his described appearance. I guess the skulls on his belly are meant to represent the victims sacrificed to him, or, OR…I just thought it would be neat if his belly was made of skulls. COS SKULLS ARE RAD, YEAH! The tentacles on his head were suggested by a friend of mine. They kind of look like dreadlocks, which wasn’t my intention. They will hopefully look more tentacle-like when I am finished. I don’t usually start inking a drawing before I am finished penciling it. Not sure why I did with this one. I don’t like the drool, at least as it currently is, so I will have to fix that. Not sure how I feel about the ridges on the arm, either. Other than that I think it is coming along pretty well. The idea of a giant evil toad god is OVERWHELMINGLY AWESOME to me. Think I’ll join that religion. Pass out pamphlets.
Have you been eaten by our lord and savior, Tsothoggua ?
I am creating a blog to post sketches, drawings, unwanted opinions, and various other shits of the imagination. Yup. Uh huh…yeah. OH! And to start things of, here is a shitty, unfinished rocket I drew for my web comic Collapsar Comics. So we can BLAST OFF to ADVENTURE!