Monday, April 16, 2012

Rx Drug Abuse

Hi Diddly Ho Neighbors.  
I've been meaning to create some more editorial and topical pieces for my portfolio.
All one has to do is flip through a newspaper or magazine and something is bound to smack you in the face.

Lately, I think we all know prescription drug abuse is running wild in the streets.  Its easily accessible, just about everyone has a medicine cabinet and its something that is in the news just about every day.

Basically I wanted to create a piece that was relevant to this topic.
Here is a sketch.
I wanted to show the trappings of abuse, so why not trap someone in the pill jar.

A few work in progresseseses.... I pretty much drew the entire piece straight into Photoshop.  It's something I've been trying to do more and more, I can't get away from pencil drawings though.

There you have it...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tin Dick gets a Heart

If you hadn't heard former Vice President Dick Cheney recently had a heart transplant.  The heart is to replace the implanted heart pump he had "installed" 5 years ago.

I don't know if this still classifies Dick Cheney as a cyborg anymore...but it's more fun to pretend he still is.

Anyway I wanted to create a piece that had ties to another subject that was in need of a new heart.  The Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz."

It started out with a some sketches while I was watching the news.  At that point I wasn't sure if I was going with a heart clock, as in the movie, or a real heart.  I opted for the real heart, because Cheney already had an artificial one, and  he was replacing it.  But really I just  thought it would just look cooler.  YEAH MAN!!

Some work in progress.
Final Dick.