I thought I'd post another one of the slots games I've done this past year. It's called Piggy Wiggy Riches so I'll give you 2 guesses as to what the theme is. I have distinct memories of coming up with the look of this game, because I got the theme a few days before my braces went on last year. So while I was laying back getting these suckers glued on my teeth I busied my mind by mentally sketching out what things would look like.
This past Saturday I went to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair armed with a small sketchbook, a grey marker and a black pen. It's been about a year since I tried drawing anything from life like this. You always see art students there with their sketchbooks and I'm a little envious of them since they're drawing all day, every day while they're in school so they're already in the zone. It took me a while to warm up but I'm happy with what I did. I wanted to just relax and draw gesturally.
It's quite a spectacle being around so many large animals! I was little freaked out being so close to such HUGE cows, like they're right THERE, no fencing. Not like I was worried about being attacked by one but they're so BIG and HEAVY it's quite a sight when they suddenly decide to lay down or stand up. Besides the cows there were the usual mix of sheep, goats, pigs and horses. We missed the horses, again, this year since they're kept in a separate building and we always forget about them until we've already left.
It's also pretty neat seeing a whole industry that I know nothing about. In the Exhibitors area there are a few hundred stalls selling horse and farm paraphernalia. Saddles, crops, machinery, jumping posts. I don't even know what half the stuff is called or what it's for. There's also people selling local food and merchandise. It's like a comic con for horsey people.
My 1950's ladies and gentlemen are now available at My Tubed Art. This is the ONLY place that sells them and that means if you didn't get them there then you're using them without permission, you naughty people.
My disguise pinup and my sugar skull are up at our CafePress store on a bunch of different items. But it's the t-shirts that only really sell...
And yes, I'm a fan of CM Punk. And YES, I drew him.
I still need to work on my men, uh, meaning I have to practice drawing men so two interests collided and here's the result.
Just random photo reference used so I think I got a vague likeness bodged together. The tattoos are IN NO WAY ACCURATE. I really need to figure out a good way to blag tattoos.
It was Punk's speech from RAW that I saw online which got me curious to start watching WWE again.
In college my roommates and I would ALWAYS watch wrestling on Monday night. And way before that I remember watching it saturday mornings with my Dad when it used to be WWF. I think we stopped watching a few years ago because the story lines became kind of boring and repetitive and there was a while where every single match seemed to end in a disqualification because someone would run in and disrupt things. That's fun once in a while but when it happens during every match in one show, it's a bit much. Then all the wrestlers started to look the same, bald with black trunks and knee pads. Then the fun stuff went away like monsters, voodoo guys, clowns and crazy people. So we slowly started not watching it until we didn't anymore. Then this Punk video showed up on thedailywh.at and Andrew and I decided to try wrestling again. Boy, the stuff we've missed over the past few years! We spent about a month just throwing out names we remembered and trying the "where are they now?" game.
Then just by coincidence I saw that Scott Hall was trending on Twitter a while ago so I clicked to see why and saw this short documentary on him: The Wrestler: The Scott Hall Story and now I'm all weirded out and sad thinking how I used to watch him on WWE and WCW and I hope he ends up ok. I guess that's also what inspired the CM Punk image since he's "straight edge"so I hope he ends up ok too.