Monday, March 20, 2006

Illustration Friday 03.17.2006 - "Feet"

I wasn't going to do this one. I really wasn't. Ask Heather. For whatever reason "feet" just didn't inspire me. I guess I'm just not a foot guy. Then I thought, rather than let the week pass with nothing, I would go through some of my old, old, ollllddddd sketches and pull a few. These were mostly drawn around 1995. Here they are (click for full view):



The Fisher-Price dog and the pull toy dog didn't exactly fit on the scanner which is why they look odd on one side.

On my search I came across an old comic that I drew way back when I thought I wanted to be a cartoonist. It was horrible. I saved the art from it and dropped it into a new shell. It's still horrible, but what can you do? Here it is:



And, finally, after all that looking I decided to sketch out a quick little something that was new:



Don't ask what inspired me. I started with one spiked boot and it just went weird from there. Part of it might have been inspired by the red cap characters from the old 'Mage' comic series.

Okay, I said that was the last of it, but my daughter also drew something for "feet". Here it is:



That's me on the treadmill (that's me in the spotlight, losing my spare tire). She's on the trampoline. The brown thing is a weight bench.

And that's it. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

14 comments:

steve said...

Great work--new and old. The old comic was actually very funny I thought. Your daughter did a nice job too!

Pat Angello said...

Following in daddy's footsteps?

Hey, I like the Fisher-Price dog. Makes me feel 5 years old again.

Suzan said...

Great drawings. Love your daughters work. They always have the greatest ideas. The spiked boots reminds me of Sponge BOB the movie.

Andy K said...

I actually think you fit the theme of "feet" very well in someof them (lizaedman, giant boots). The Fisher Price dog brought bacl chilhood memories to0 (when I was a kid, those little figures went buy the extremely original name of "people" in my household (ex. "Andy, get down stairs and pick up your people. They're all over the place!" Speaking of childhood nostalgia, I've recently been trying to track down some of my favorite childhood cartoons like "The New Adventures of Batman" (you know, with Bat-mite), "Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle," and "Freedom Force" (consisting of Isis, Hercules, Sinbad, Merlin and some giant samurai...he was my favorite).

andy K said...

No, I don't proffread.

ValGalArt said...

Really great work Collin! The old work shows your style and your penchant for exagerated limbs which works so well for this post! Really great cartoon too!Love your daughter's drawing it is so happy and she loves her dad!

Lee said...

what a fun bunch of drawings...the fisher price dog is really neat...that's great your daughter got involved too!

Heather said...

I like the arrows that Jordyn drew pointing to the feet. Too cute! I think I always say that about her drawings...

Anyway, all your drawings are great, as usual. And I love the new one. Looks like a Terry Pratchett character! :)

TXArtcGal said...

I enjoyed all of your pieces!...and, I always look forward to seeing what you come up with next! LOVE the new sketch as well...neat where one shoe took you! Great job!

Derek Knight said...

you're a nutcase.

Sea Angel said...

Derek, you say like it's a bad thing. =P
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OoOh, I like the hare and the dinoman. Love the weird dude in the boots. lol
And your daugther's just adorable, she even did the background! How old is she? I never did background as a kid.

Conqueress said...

I love the cartoon! I have an old toothless cat at home that likes to gum at things...

BTW - thanks for the MMPORG link. Seems a bit harsh, but the things some people do in-game to feel superior can go too far and ruin it for noobies. CRUCIFY THEM ALL!!!

georg said...

I'm happy, you drawed feet although you weren't inspired, you have made more fine and funny images. Especially
I love the fischer-price-foot. I just wonder, how many illos will you do, when you are inspired? :-)
Thanks - I have had a great week, and I can see, you too have had it... lovely illos.

Derek Knight said...

Angel: On the contrary, since I can look straight at him when I call him a "nutcase," he gets by my inflection that I appreciate his insanity the same way I relish my own.

But he's still a nutcase.

"Boring a hole in the patient’s head creates a door through which the demons can escape, and - viola! - out goes the crazy."