OPG 2012 is gonna getcha!!

     Here’s some fresh off the press crumple for ya!  This is basically the spirit of what my Octoberween-Palooza-Ganza is going to be about this year:  Last minute and wingin’ that mother!  I’ll be doing the obligatory daily postings and I’ll try to throw in some other stuff to make it interesting.  Also, BANNERS BANNERS BANNERS will be made this weekend and will be available by October 1st to kick off the festivities.

     So hop on board and enjoy the ride in October.  I’ll try to be as nutty and impulsive as I can.  OPG 2012:  I’m wingin’ that mother!!

Clint, Fuzzy Skeletonians and OPG 2012

     Okay, so I got this idea recently to create Unflattering Fuzzy Skeletonian Portraits for anyone who wants one.  I dove right into it and soon found that I needed to brush up on my portrait skills so I found an image of Clint Eastwood to work from (since the old crazy bastard practically IS a Fuzzy Skeletonian).  I sat down and tried my best to capture his features.  The man has a great angry face and an awesome skull so it was a pleasure to work with.  What you see above is what I feel to be the best of several attempts.

     I have to say this is not going to be as easy as I imagined but you have to start somewhere.  Making someone skeletal and still recognizable is going to be a challenge.  I don’t want to just draw a freakin’ zombie with some flesh stripped away.  Oi, that’s been done TO DEATH.  I want something like bones that look like flesh, flesh that looks like bones…  Gonna have to experiment and mull this over a bit.  I’ll keep you posted as I hopefully make progress on this project.

     Oh yeah, I do plan to have my usual OPG shenanigans and goings on in October but I don’t really have any clear plan of what I’m going to do besides daily postings.  Right now I just plan on wingin’ that mother just like the very first October on my blog.

     Speaking of blog events, don’t forget to head on over to She Blogged by Night and wish her a Happy Blogaversary!  This is also the final stretch of the Camp & Cult Blogathon, which ends this coming Friday.  Check it out if you haven’t already!

bleak bloody muddy

     This is among the more bleak and murky works from my red eye efforts.  Not that red eye is a particularly cheerful style in the first place but this one grabs my attention as something a tad more sinister than most.

     On a technical note, the scanning and subsequent post-scan tweaks really brought out the colors pretty well in this.  The yellows and touch of blue are much more apparent in digital form (even with the normal reduced color depth).  To the naked eye, however, this is more reminiscent of someone who’s had their face bloodied in a fight and then had said face stomped into a mud puddle.

     In other news, don’t forget to check out the The Camp & Cult Blogathon which starts today over at She Blogged by Night.  It promises to be a rowdy raunchy ride!  Don’t miss it!!

pissed off cocks and how I roll on commissions


     As promised, here’s the aforementioned pissed off cock commission.  I completed this in the same nose bleed style as all of my giveaway pieces from this past year’s OPG.  Same markers, same watercolor, same everything.

     I must say it was interesting to do a close-up of just a fuzzy skeletonian cock.  It was also interesting to find that mailing this off wasn’t as difficult as I would have imagined in the past.  I think it was because I was following someone else’s basic concept and, therefore, didn’t feel a great amount of ownership of the piece once it was finished.  All in all, I was very glad to go through the process.

     If you’re curious about my new commission policy here’s a brief summary until I get the actual page up:

1.  Tell me what you’d like:  Size, basic idea, maybe give examples, citing from what’s already on my blog.  Based on the size and complexity I’ll give you an estimate on cost.

2.  I’ll brainstorm a bit and come up with a prototype idea piece for you to evaluate.

3.  Once you give me the go ahead, I’ll take the obligatory artistic liberties and finish the piece.  I’ll stick to the size, orientation and basic idea but I will likely take liberties with the a lot of the final details.

4.  I’ll send you a scan of the finished piece and you can decide at that point if you still want to pay for it or if you’d like me to try again.

     That’s the basic process at the moment.  I’ll go into more detail when I get the actual commissions page all fleshed out.  Thanks for stopping by.