I generally try to limit the number of posts that fall under the “something cool I saw on the internet” category, but these words of wisdom from legendary designer Saul Bass are just wonderful.
Drew this guy this morning while sitting in bed. His name is Toby Poguestaff. He used to sell cars in Sacramento, until he ran away to join the circus. Unfortunately he didn’t pass the audition on account of a botched human-cannonball routine that blew him straight into the lion tamer’s Buick, much to the chagrin of the bearded lady, who was sleeping in the trunk at the time. He tried to sell him a replacement, but dropped the keys down a storm drain, where they were eaten by an unnaturally large mouse wearing a nicotine patch.
I went to visit my parents last weekend, and found a small sketchbook from about two years ago that I’d used to draw people I thought looked interesting. I was commuting a lot at the time, so the bulk of these drawings were done on the train, or in coffee places of one sort or another. They’re old and wobbly, but I thought some of them were still kind of neat, so I decided to post a few here.
I recently started following Sketch_Dailies on twitter, and one of the themes this week was ‘Jackalope’, so I drew this little guy. His friends call him Jack, but he prefers Jonathan. He once wrestled a snake to impress a girl who turned out to be just a cactus seen from very far away.
The majestic jackalope; Ficticious beast, excellent tipper, man about town.
I’ve been familiarizing myself with Photoshop lately, so I drew this koala. His name is Rugby. One time, on a trip to Bargo in 1997, he lost $6 in a poker game to David Attenborough. It was quite embarrassing, particularly since he had told his girlfriend that he’d quit gambling, and needed bus fare.