A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Monday, September 8, 2014

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Big Finish Days 25-30

Okay let's knock these out so we can talk about other stuff.

Day 25: An idiom literalized. 
I actually googled idioms. It's one of those things that you know until someone asks you and then you can't think of a single one. And "keep and eye out" was the first one I came across and I just couldn't get past the idea. 

Day 26: An animal that doesn't exist. 
It's always tentacles. They fascinate me and creep me out at the same time. I like leaving the exact details of this monster to our imagination Like where the claws and the tentacles and eyes come together is anybody's guess. I mean why are his eyes so low? 

Day 27: An old person (doing kung-fu)
So I drew the old guy on top. But then I had the idea of kung-fu with a walker. So I used the model of a gymnast on a pommel horse and drew this guy kickin' ass. 

Day 28: An alien species that looks bent on earths destruction, but is actually quite peaceful. 
This is basically a rip off of Kang and Kodos. I wanted my guy to also be green, tentacled and drooling as well. I don't know where he got such humongous flowers. 

Day 29: A monument of the world coming to life and wreaking havoc on the nearest major capital city.
Another two-fer. I had some time on my hands and after coming up with one idea I immediately had the other. At first I thought of Mt. Rushmore attacking a city. I even wanted it picking up people and eating them Rampage style but I think the heads would be too big to notice people if they were done to scale. (This is just a guess I'm not really sure how bit Mt. Rushmore is. I guess if I used North by Northwest as my source people are big enough. 
Been awhile since I've seen it and I wasn't sure how committed they were to accuracy of scale. 
I mean it's a mountain isn't it? It's in it's name? Then I found this. 

So I guess I was right. The next dilemma with Mt. Rushmore is which capital city should it attack? And what constitutes "major." I ended up making the executive decision of attacking his home state capital of Pierre. 
Now Sydney opera house was pretty obvious as far as the city was concerned and I like the idea of shells on his back. He reminded me of a old  "dinosaur" toy I had as a kid. So I went googling to find a picture of it to use as a model and sure enough I'm not the only one who remembers these.

Day 30: A visual representation of your imagination. 
I felt like leaving this one in black and white. And I wanted to make my head expressionless and black like a Greek statue. I also enjoy the juxtaposition of a small King Kong on a giant woman.  Whenever I go back and look at this picture I think to myself "yeah it's something like that."

Friday, September 5, 2014

30 Day Drawing Challenge 20-24

Ok I don't know if I fixed the comments thing and no one cares to leave comments (I know it's only a few of you) or if it's still not working but either way I'm moving on.

Day 20: A Robot (Any size, for any purpose)
This basically started with the idea of the robot holding those bamboo toast tongs. I just thought it was a cute idea, I mean he's a robot what's he afraid of getting burned. (Okay maybe electrocuted.)

Day 21: Your Most Influential Mentor (As a Jedi Master)
My acting teacher Milton Katselas. As a bonus I'm including my first attempt. In the end I thought simplicity would be a better route. (That and "make him more like Yoda.")

22. A battle suit designed for doing something completely mundane
This was just a target of the day. I had a friend coming to visit so I had to clean the toilets. The main selling feature for me is the face guard and the old timey catcher's pads for cushion.

 23. Your zodiac sign as a great warrior or wizard.
I thought making Taurus a warrior would be the obvious choice so I went wizard. Yeah the pants are silly. But this is where I started playing around with a glowing effect in Sketch Club. I wish I thought of it when I was drawing the light sabers.

24. A pirate (space, sea, desert, etc.)
Still playing with the glowing effect. It's just a air brush effect in a bright color. Kinda dig it.