Looking through some of the my older illustration work the past few days as I've been organizing and restructuring the folders on my computer. A while back I'd illustrated a number of these stylized "monsters". Fun stuff, might have to revisit them.
Not since Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Monster Mash has a novelty song been this... sweet. It seems artist (and noted archaeologist) Owen Schumacher—who for the purpose of this article is writing in the third person—has recouped what would have been a lost weekend by elatedly recording his loving ode to all things GTL—namely, the epically catchy single, Never Fall in Love at the Jersey Shore! [Preview and purchase your copy today at iTunes, CD Baby or Amazon.]
Even long-time Jersey Shore fanatics Greg Gutfeld and the cast of Red Eye're psyched to the point of transvestism! So it's not just Owen on Hollywood and Vine!
What're you waiting for—a better Jersey Shore-themed novelty single?!
Oh, really? Oh—nevermind, then. You'll just be waiting a long time.
I had some positive feedback on a character illo done recently, so I thought I would have some fun and get 100 printed as full colour postcards. They are on ebay from today and I only have 10 packs of 10. They will be signed and dated by me post-printing and make for nice collectibles and great one-off cards to send to your best mates!
Hi all! Wanted to start posting on a more frequent basis. Been doing daily posts over at my blog, feel free to check those out at drawnbyerik.blogspot. Feel free to drop me a line, let me know what you think.
There is a groovy new blog called, Monsters in real places. Artists use a photo that they've taken and insert a monster into the scene. Then they write a little blurb about it. This is my submission. Some of them are very clever. My blurb is as follows: "Most tourists to New York City have seen the giant aggressive squirrel. He likes to shake down people in cars as they cross the bridges into Brooklyn. Mostly he is looking to steal pistachio nuts and graham crackers. Mayor Bloomberg has been pretty much hands off." I got an email back from the guy in charge of the blog when I submitted my piece. "Tommy, I must say - your contribution has definitely been my personal favorite of today's. Great work, I love the cute little sinister fellow. I'd love to see more contributions from you, great style - love the line work on some of your blog pieces. Best, Wayne Thayer."
i've started doing a drawing/painting/creation a day, and this is my latest. i've done it a week so far and it's suprisingly hard to find the energy to do something everyday when you're not used to it! i'd love to get in touch with anyone that's done, or is doing this too, to see what you learnt from it! get in touch via my blog here or my site www.cardboardcities.co.uk
I came across a cool thing on the web. Cool for artists anyway. It's a site called posemaniacs. You can activate a window where anatomically correct 3D men and women strike a different pose for 30 seconds. I've never been a life drawing class guy. This was fun because I could do it at my desk for a bit. I didn't have to really look at some naked old dude. Anyone whose gone to life drawing classes knows what I'm talking about. The cool thing is that some of the poses are from underneath, as if the person was standing on glass. It also got creepy at times. It would be as if some dude was squatting over me with his junk hanging in my face. I usually waited out those 30 seconds. There is also a free iphone app for posemaniac too. This way you can have a naked dude squat over you wherever you are. There are a total of 19,440 poses in total.
I have a gallery on DeviantArt and there i am a member of two 'surreal collaboration clubs' Collaborative Corpse and the the Exquisite Corpse. If you like these kind of works you should take a look because there great things being made in these clubs.
This is my last work i did with another artist from Germany.
He made the part that goes diagonal from upper left to the right side beneath.
That means that i did the right side above and the downside on the left.
And i started a new blog with all the thing i like that i find on the net so take a look and see if there is any interest for you. There is not much yet but there will be a lot to come so maybe just follow it so you can see for your self.
When is a drawing finished? I'm an artist that has to prove how good I am every time I put my pen to the paper. Draw every brick. Make sure I got every leaf. Is that a gum wrapper in the distance? Make sure it's in the sketch. At some point or another during one of my drawing marathons, a sketch starts to look pretty good. I often wonder, what if I just stopped now. This is pretty good as it is. I never stop though. I have a vision in my head of what something should eventually look like and I forge ahead. Drawing every blade of grass. The other day I was sketching with a pencil. Something I never do. The sketch was half done when I got called into a meeting. When I got back I thought it looked really good unfinished. Done. Just like that I played God and declared it "finished." The ability to say stop at some point is something I could work on a bit. I won't, but at least I wrote a blog post about it.
I've set up a new place on facebook for my new film, OIL IN THE FAMILY at http://www.facebook/oilinthefamily where you can see the beginnings of a new graphic novel direction for an animated element in the film...
When I think of the greatest looking girls in the world, I must admit Korea was not on my radar. It wasn't until I ran into my wife that I started to notice Korean women. I've been to Italy, Spain, Prague, South Africa, Paris and Australia. Some of the hottest girls on the planet come from these joints. The only other great place that produces supermodels is Brazil. Never been there. I guess you can throw in Russia too. So I was quite shocked to see what was walking down the streets of Seoul. And I don't mean an occasional girl or two. I'm talking ninety percent of every girl on the street is amazing. What the hell is in that kimchi? Plus they dress better than girls in almost all other countries. It must be some secret supermodel society I've uncovered. If I was a model agent I'd be on a plane there tomorrow. You could start a model agency by just standing on the street and stopping the first twenty girls you see. Job done. If anyone is looking for an interesting place to visit. Look no further.