Friday, December 18, 2009

What is it they say about Idle Hands?

I'm horrible about updating and its only my third post, what's that about. The thing is I draw all the time and on every scrap of paper, envelope, phonebook anything I'm near really but this causes me to have a crap load of drawings. People always ask " How do you know what do draw?" truthfully I don't, I have no freaking clue why I draw what I do when I doodle. It's like there's no connection between my hand and my brain. But when I'm drawing just to draw and I'm in my relaxing mode I get into my comfort zone which always leads me to X-Men. For some reason Gambit, Cyclops, Wolverine and the gang are imprinted into the muscle memory of my hand. If you didn't know me you'd ask " So you like the X-Men?" but that would be an understatement.

That's all I'm going to say about that, I wont bring up my 20 year comic collection or figures or giant talking Pez dispenser or the fact that I went to school specifically for comics or that I teach Comics, Concepts & Design techniques and that there is way too many random facts rattling around in my noggin. I just wont bring any of that up. Those of you who are reading and know me are now listing off plenty of other things I'm sure. But I like to keep my adorkableness undercover otherwise it might mix with sheer awesomeness and the world is just not ready for all of that. I like to be able to walk down the street and not have anyone know my capabilities, I'm very Clark Kent in that way.

Anyway back to the absentminded drawings.
A quick Gambit doodle while relaxing on the most comfortable sofa in the world. (4min or so)

One of my students got a new sketchbook and asked me to draw in it, so I did. Funny how it's X-Men related. Now I have loads of random X-Men drawings but these are my most recent and well were conveniently sitting next to me thus giving birth to this rant.