Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monster Traps

and delts and biceps etc.

And a skinnier version for Marty

click title for a good lecture on time management. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Just have it run as a background stream. It's a man that has less than 6 months to live, pancreatic cancer. Telling you how to get the most out of your time.


Kali Fontecchio said...

Nice doodle! That link kind of scared me though...

I'd be pretty upset if someone told me on the phone- ok I only have three things to say to you and then we're done, got it???? Scary!

Mr Goodson said...

Hah. Yeah, that guys professorial bearing was all about being on the clock.

He kept tissues on his desk for all his anticipated crying students.

But it made a lot of good points. If you have a dream, did you spend any time on it? Most importantly for me, kill your TV.

Davis Chino said...

"...kill your TV."

--UNLESS it is showing an episode of The Rockford Files.

Ellis, your drawing brings up a thought--I'd like to unspool a thread here that will look at the pernicious influence of just this sort of character physiognomy. What am I talking about? The industry-wide insistence on designing characters with just this sort of massively oversized delt/trap/tri/lat complex. I loved it years ago in the context of "The Lummox" that you might see in a Chuck Jones or Rob't McKimson short (see old posts on this character type at John K's blog for priceless analysis--think of Jones's Nasty Canasta character, or the ); and it's fun in something like Bisley's cartoony (and at core, satirical) approach to Friz and superherodom. But these days a man can't find a simple suprevillian that doesn't require doorways the shape of a king-size shamrock. This is less bothersome in a cartoony context, but there's so much hyper-serious and hyper-realistic concept work from the last ten years that pushes this small-head, huge-shoulders, tiny-waist and short-legged look. Surely we can do better!

Now I'm as guilty as the next guy of leaning on this easy type when drawing. But I propose that post-Hulk 2008, this body type should officially be declared DEAD and OFF-LIMITS.

What are your thoughts?

p.s. Ellis, I love you as an artist and (most importantly), as a he-man man-folk type of man.

Kali Fontecchio said...

I agree with you! And I'm a little worn out of anti-heroes, what happened to normal ones??

Mr Goodson said...

Suggesting I not do big upside down triangle bruisers is like telling Ranjo to slow down on "brains in solution" robot designs. Just not going to happen.

Tom Moon said...

I like your triangle bruisers Ellis.