May 31, 2008

The Unit-3 Flower Tasters Hard at Work

This was going to be just vector art printed, cut and pasted on to a painted board and then collaged with other elements but I got in photoshop and couldn't pull out until it was finished. I don't think it is going to come out any better if I do my plan A. Maybe I'll try it anyway.

SFG: politics

The challenge from this week is "politics".
I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch!
W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel served as Texas governor and United States senator. Born in 1890 in Ohio, O'Daniel came to Texas at age 29 as a sales manager for Burrus Mills, a flour-milling company in Fort Worth. In 1928, O'Daniel took over the company's radio advertising and started a country music program to promote the flour. O'Daniel hosted the show and organized a band called the Light Crust Doughboys. Many of the musicians who made Western Swing famous, including Bob Wills, got their start in O'Daniel's band. In 1935 he organized his own flour company to make "Hillbilly Flour" and began to call his band the Hillbilly Boys. The slogan, "Pass the biscuits, Pappy," made O'Daniel a household name throughout Texas.
Radio fans urged "Pappy" to run for governor, and in 1938 he did. He attracted huge crowds, ran on a platform of the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, and won the election by a landslide. Unfortunately, O'Daniel possessed almost no qualifications for success in the governorship, and accomplished little of the agenda he had promised the people of Texas. He ushered in an era of censorship and limits on academic freedom at the University of Texas by his appointments to the Board of Regents. But despite his obvious shortcomings as a leader, he remained very popular due to his masterful radio showmanship.
In 1941, O'Daniel won election to the United States Senate in one of the most controversial elections in Texas history, edging out Congressman Lyndon Baines Johnson by only a handful of votes. O'Daniel was ineffective in the Senate and was shunned by his more serious colleagues. With his popularity finally on the wane, he did not seek reelection in 1948.
In later years, O'Daniel was active in business and made two comeback attempts at the governorship, basing his campaigns on crude appeals to anti-communist and anti-civil rights feeling. But time had passed Pappy by and he attracted few votes. He died in 1969.
The character of Mississippi governor Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel, played by Charles Durning in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is loosely based on the real W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel.

Ever feel this way?

Maybe in the middle of the week? Maybe just yesterday? Perhaps right now?

Visiting me won't make you feel any better but it couldn't hurt...

post-apocalyptic self portrait

post-apocalyptic phil

A quick doodle of my post-apocalyptic self.

May 30, 2008

Slo-Mo politics

This is how I feel about politicians who don't do their job and spend all their time on the campaign trail pandering, pandering and pandering... How about some new way to do this?


New work by artist Jessica Fortner

SFG: Politics

Mutt Ink, The Monkey Boys and Tiki Island

The Monkey Boys and Mutt Ink have united their forces to create “Tiki Island”, a concept for a half hour children’s show designed to help kids with conflict/resolution and to help foster respect for different cultures and their beliefs.

Being that this concept is built for TV, the movie might take a bit to download. But no worries... it’s the perfect time to grab some chocolate covered goodies to snack on while you sit back and enjoy our flick. So without further ado... click here to view.

May 29, 2008 !

Im a featured artist over at Go check it out!!

SFG: Politics

Anything and everything related to politics. Gotta love this time of year eh?

The SFG Challenge runs Thursday to Thursday, and was created to offer every member an opportunity to stretch their creative muscles, venture outside of their artistic boundaries and post their interpretations each week on a specific theme. This is a completely voluntary challenge!

Be sure to label your illustrations with the appropriate labels as well. Label your entries with your name and the challenge label, in this case SFG: Politics

The next challenge begins Thursday, June 5th, 2008.

Thanks everyone!


Luna Roca presents...

SFG: Slug Monster

Technically more of a creature than a monster...

May 27, 2008

Bradshaw prints available now.

Hey you guys. I have prints available over at ivoteforart. There are some very cool artists featured there. Even if you can't afford a print, you can at least go and vote. Vote for Jim. He's for change. And he's a danged swell fella too.

SFG: Munster

thanx ye, for monsters.

Monsters,... what we do to each other...

SFG: Monsters

Fretopus the "Worry Monster"


This is my version of Fuel price that cant nobody cant stop ! GRRrrr....:) - an FUEL PUMP MONSTER!
++ Studio69

May 26, 2008

Henry Jones Jr.

Deb and I went to see "4" this weekend...I didn't think it was a bad as some of the reviewers made it out to be, although it was a bit sad watching Harrison Ford lumber about! It sucks getting old...but then again I guess it's better than the alternative!

SFG: Monsters

Hi everyone! Here is my submission for the SFG challenge, "Mosters." I really wasn't sure what to draw for this theme. At first I got it in my head to do something related to the line "My mother always told me there were no monsters" from Alien, but nothing I put to paper seemed to be coming out right. Then I saw the drawing someone else had done about The Hunchback of Notre Dame and I thought "Hey! Why not do another literary monster?!" And so here it is - my monster - the giant squid from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Hope y'all likes!

Here's a quick little preview of my drawing for the DrawerGeeks! theme, "Dinosaurs" as well.

To see a larger version of both, head on over to my blog!

An editorial illustration for Inside Poker magazine.


Tribal Tattoo Lion. (Click to see detailed view)

Sometimes during the course of a creative project I develop more ideas than what the client ultimately uses. A recent project was such the case.

I had developed an idea all the way to a final tight sketch, all that was left is to simply build the art digitally. But then the client changed the direction of the project and we put it aside and moved ahead with new art. Well that project is done now and I decided to flesh this leftover art out.

May 25, 2008


You've got to face your fears!


Just a figure, inspired by Boris, the assistant of Frankenstein.

More at

Gothic Monster

Gothic Monster
I love Gothic buildings and this one is a real monster.


Hello, my name is Brad Haubrich and I am a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from the Philadelphia area.  I am really looking forward to contributing to this on-line community of talented folks.  Stop by my web site, and let me know what you think. cheers.

May 24, 2008

Hoola Your Heart Out Ginger Bread (Wo)Man

This is my t-shirt entry over at This weeks theme is "Summer".

We all know that ginger bread can take the heat. When summer rolls around they like to shake it out just as much as everyone else does. It's a summer of gingerbread love...

I need votes from the woot community to get it printed, so if you've ever purchased anything from in the past you are eligible to vote for the designs. Here's the link to my desgin: Link


rawtoastdesign blog,


May 23, 2008

Attack of the...

Attack of the giant porcelain thingy... I can't remember the name of this statue, but I did think it was fun to draw it as a godzilla type of monster.

SFG: Monsters

Coughing, sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes? Look no further, this is the culprit. Meet Sneezle!

SFG: Monsters

Hi everyone. I'm new here so the polite thing to do would be to introduce you to Myrtle, the Mini Monster. She's only wee, and doesn't bite unless trodden on.

I'm an illustrator based in London, and this is my first post on SFG. I check the site every day and am constantly amazed by what I see... it's truly inspiring. I'm really excited to join you all and be a part of it.

/ claire

SFG: Monsters

Medusa is an old favorite monster of mine. Something about her hair-do can keep me doodling for hours.

Lower Regions

Lower Regions

Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison, Tricked, Lower Regions) commissioned me to draw the sexy barbarian character from his Lower Regions book. I had maybe too much fun drawing this.

May 22, 2008

SFG Monsters and Intro

Hey there. My name is Victor and  this is my first post. I'm a designer and illustrator from Mexico working and living in Seattle. I'm super excited about being part of SFG, hope you folks enjoy some of my work. Here's a little illustration I did for a project a few weeks ago about coming together for the holidays, unfortunately it didn't work out. I thought it would work out for this week's SFG challenge though. So here it is Big Foot. 
Check out my website and my drop me a line at my blog (which I haven't updated in a while!)


loooooong time has passed, but i'm here again. with a small, little, tiny, bit, more time... just to post this monstrosity. Enjoy!...


Here is a detail from one of my paintings! I love painting monsters, so this weeks topic is right up my alley!

SFG: Monsters

HERE'S a monster...
He's a little more passive then some of the beastly stuff that hops offa my pencil or marker tip...



Giant Technicolor Nice Monster

I actually started this one last week for the Monday Artday topic "Giant Monster", but just finally got around to finishing it and used it as this weeks Illustration Friday topic, "Wide". It's a giant(wide) technicolor nice monster that has come to the city to help save all these simple and drab little lemming like folks from a burning building.

Medium:pen & ink / digital color

rawtoastdesign blog,


Wario vs. Picachu!

The Cricket Cave


The New Way To Read

Now that I have a car I'm always listening to books on DVD. I'm hooked on them. My whole office has started doing it. We're big into history. My first was "Team of Rivals", Doris Kearns Goodwin's book about Lincoln. Then I followed up with "1776" by David McCullough, "Fiasco" by Thomas Ricks and now we are all sharing a 30 disc history of the United States. My co-workers and I stroll around the office with our heads full of useless trivia. We are constantly spouting wacky facts to one another. Like slaves in America used to be white. They were the riff-raff and prisoners from Europe but they kept running away and assimilating into society. Then someone had the idea of using black slaves because they would stand out in white society. I never knew that horrible fact. At the start of the revolution each soldier was given about nine bullets. Some were even given spears to use at close range as not to waste precious bullets and gun powder. A little different than going into Falluja. The women in the office think we are retarded. We have no off button. It does turn my car rides into pure bliss. Any book suggestions?

Samuel L Jackson


Where is the Blank Book?

That is the million dollar question.

It seems that the SFG blank book is missing. Lost somewhere in Florida.

If you have the blank book, please contact me as soon as possible. If the book is in fact lost, there are going to be some disappointed, and possibly angry illustrators -- myself included.

-- Steph

May 22nd has arrived!

May 21, 2008

SFG: Monsters need love too

Hey everyone I'm loving everyone's Monster pictures!
Some real great stuff!
I have one more to share I just recently did for Monday Artday!
Hope you enjoy!


SFG: Monsters

Monstrous Madness.

Bruno Fernandez