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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bebop & Rocksteady

So I've been doing a lot of drawing for concept artwork for this idea I've had for a while. I got to the point where I had to design the villain's henchmen. Really wanted to get them right. Got me to thinking, who are my favorite henchmen.
I think the answer is pretty obvious when you think about it. It's like folks will always ask you who was your favorite Ninja Turtle? (Michealangelo, for the record.The party dude aspect always appealed to me.). Everyone's got a thought out answer that is in someway telling about how they see themselves in this world. But great villains are what really make it for me, and Bebop and Rocksteady where definitely that. Cooler than Shredder for sure.

My twin brother Nick and I had a pretty sweet Ninja turtles toy collection growing up. It was kind of one of those deals where while it was both of our collection, some toys kinda belonged more to one of us though. Just like Michelangelo was mine, and Leonardo was his (Nick's a Leonardo for sure), Bebop was mine and Rocksteady was his. The rest could vary, but when we would play Turtles, those where the 4 figures we'd each control respectively.

Anyways, back to drawing.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

More Naked Folk

Hi all,

So I've been working away lately on a couple projects. Havn't really updated this here blog in a bit. Since baseball season is done and my Wednesday nights are free again figured I'd go get in some life drawing again at the community center. And I know how you all crave the nudity, so here's some of the stuff I've done there over the last couple of months.
 Here's a couple of my favorite models. I usually have a good drawing day when either of them pose. They're both really fun to draw for different reasons. the drawings on either side of the page where they are sitting on the stool are my favorites.  

 This is a friend of mine that I hooked up with a modeling gig. Thought she did a really good job. It's kind of wird drawing someone you know like this because you're a little more concerned with making sure it really looks like them than you usually would be if the model is a stranger. The one on the bottom left doesn't look like her at all.

These models were pretty good too. The girl on the right was doing doubles with here boyfriend a few weeks ago, but I missed it because game 1 of the world series was that night. I'm hoping they do doubles again soon. They're both pretty interesting people to draw.

 Speaking of interesting people to draw, the slender girl on the sides of this page was certainly that. She was tall and lanky, but still had this elegance to her, and was very toned, but still had a bit of curve to here.

Some folks I know who were interested in modeling were asking me what makes a good model in my opinion. Holding a pose is always nice, but there's always this intangible of is this person interesting to draw? Do their parts flow into each other nicely? And it's not a question of fat, skinny or toned, or how attractive the person is. I think you got to go on a case by case basis.  Variety is always nice though.

Anyway, I'm gonna try and put up more stuff soon. Folks have been asking me about more Shark Riders. Possibly... if you're good.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Smash Brothers

Hey folks,

So my buddy Scott recently commissioned a piece from me, and here it be:
So those of you that played Smash Bros. growing up will know what's up here. Ya got your 4 secret characters from Smash brothers duking it out on top of the StarFox ship, which is Scott's favorite level, and probably the coolest one in my opinion too. I had a lot of fun with this. I really like taking characters and putting them into my own style.
Figured I'd give you a closer look at the characters. I didn't really now much about Ness starting this off. I never really played earthbound as a kid, but looking at him i wanted to give him a more bad ass look that fit with my style. As soon as I found out he uses a baseball bat I figured i needed to work that in. So i got him here doing his best Mickey Mantle impersonation much to the dismay of Jiggly Puff. Poor Jiggly Puff, but she's so close to the shape of a baseball I had to do it. I don't think any of the other characters would've looked that good being batted out of the park. With her I really wanted to make her my own so I made her a lot more anatomical with a more organic shape. And I had to add the bow. Not sure if Jiggly Puff has teeth, but she does now.
Luigi was easy enough cuz I pretty much just used the design from when I did my take on Mario way back when. Captain Falcon I decided I needed to make use of the Falcon Punch seeing as I love doing fire effects as well as drawing characters throwing punches. Naturally Luigi wants no part of that, and is getting his plumber self out of the line of fire.
 I also need to thank my buddy Steve and the folks at Canvas Pop for doing such a great job with the printing onto canvas. I did everything digitally, but it looks painted on there. I was quite impressed. They're definitely getting some return business. There are some shots of the print itself on Scott's wall. there's me there in front of it, a little lacking of sleep, but happy to see it up. If anybody is interested in purchasing a print of this, or any of my stuff let me know. Prices would vary depending on size. I'm also looking to do some more commissions. So if you've got an idea in your brain that needs to be put into visual terms drop me a line.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


So a while back I said I'd put up some more Spider-man characters.

So here's a few. I wanted to do Spider-man so he looked like a teenager. I'd say the one I'm the happiest with is Carnage with Doc Oc second. I decided to make him tubby. He's a scientist right. Just because he's also a super-villain doesn't mean he's got to be jacked. Anyway, if they came to me and said "Hey Fysh, we want you to do design characters for a new Spider-man cartoon" that's what it would look like.

 So for a while there I kept mentioning this big project I've been working on. I figured I'd give you a little sneak peek. I'm gonna start pitching the show idea around soon, so maybe if I get lucky you'll be seeing "The Breakfast Serials" on a TV set near you sometime soon. That's all you get from that for now though.

A while back a friend asked me to draw Totoro for her. I tried to make the little girl look like her. Dunno if she thinks it looks like her but she seemed to like the drawing, and I had fun drawing Totoro. I think me and Totoro would get along pretty well.

Hey it's my old friend Casual Rex. I think me and him need to hang out more often. He's pretty cool.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

bike polo bench minor

Hey folks,

Here's a poster I did for another bike polo tournament happening here in Ottawa. This one's a little different from the last one because it's teams of 9 rolling 3 lines of 3. Hence the title in the poster. Should be pretty good seeing as it's supposed to be some of the best players in the world out.
Hope you enjoy. I realized my friend Casual Rex hasn't made any appearances in a while, stay tuned for him.

Monday, February 27, 2012

SHARK RIDERS! continued

So I finally colored up a few more shark riders. Did these a while ago actually. I still got a bunch more waiting to be colored. I wanted to put them all up at once but I got busy with other projects that are a little more time sensitive, and I wanted to put something up.

So I had to do up the token hammer head Shark. I mean you can't have a fleet of shark riding marauders without one riding a hammerhead. They're just good subject matter. They look freakin' sinister, and the name hammer head has a certain punk rock quality I enjoy.

So a few folks have been asking me what I plan to do with these guys? A comic book or something? Maybe? Truth is though I kinda picture them as a cartoon show, like one that would've sold a butt load of toys, maybe Biker Mice from Mars would've led into it back in the day. It would be one of those shows were they're the villains but the main draw of the show.
Was pondering the theme song too. Lots of 90's electric guitar maybe, but one things for sure, at some point it would go "SHARK RIDERS COUNTDOWN!" and then list them all off. Yeah...

The Shark riders are not a Dudes only affair. Got some lady shark riders in the mix as well, as pictured above. Hopefully I'll be getting the other one's up soon. Got a few more action shots involving the Shark riders and our submarine suit wearing hero. Also we haven't even met #1 yet, the Shark riders evil leader.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Stuff for the family

Hey folks,

Here's some stuff I've colored up over the last little bit.

This one I did for my Grandpa. He likes the political cartoons in the economist so I figured this would be a good one for him. I alkways liked Uncle Same as a character, aswell as the whole Donkey and Elephant personifying the political parties in the states.

This one I did for my Grandma. She loves birds, and also enjoys a good hockey game now and then.

This one I did up for my Dad. When I was younger he used to read a lot of Terry Pratchett and stuff like that, so I figured this would be up his alley.

A friend of mine asked if I could draw up a Wonder Woman for her, so this is what i drew at work the other day. Initially I had her towing off a random burglar type with her golden lasso, but a buddy of mine suggested it would be funnier if she was messing with Aquaman. I agreed.

So folks have been asking me if I got anymore Shark Riders in the works. The answer is yes. Lots more Shark riders, hopefully to be posted soon. Also probably some layouts as well. Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years day

Happy new years all!

So I feel like this is going to be a very good year, especially on the drawing front. I still had a few drawings I found while going through my old hard drive that I wanted to share with you before I dive into the recent stuff. So here they are.

So I figured given how most people are probably feeling today this would be a good one to start with. I drew this guy a while ago, I think the first day I got my cintiq actually. I believe I was calling him Mr. Wubz. This was around the time I really wanted to do that comic magazine (which I still think would be an awesome idea), and I think how much fun I had drawing this guy is what made me want to call it "La pacederme rose."
So everyone's making new years resolutions right now, to better themselves and try and realize some goal they've had. I think it's time I start working on one of mine. Maybe making it happen all this year would be a tall order, but I want to eventually own my own professional baseball team. Doesn't necessarily have to be Major League, I'd be happy with triple A, or maybe a Mexican or Japanese baseball team. Anyway, when it happens this is going to be the logo. So I've got that done, now I just got to accumulate millions of dollars to buy a team.

So a while back some musicians I know from Sudbury (who have since relocated to toronto) where talking about a new musical project they had in the works called the Nightlife. Will, they guy from the band, had this idea for an album cover with all these nocturnal animals hanging out in this night forest bar thing, and asked me if I'd be interested in doing it. So i did up these drawings of different nocturnal animals hanging out. Unfortunately this was around the time I started back at the studio so I didn't end up finishing these up, and shortly after I think they moved on to another musical project called Old World Romance which I quite enjoy. I still was really happy with how these guys turned out and always thought it was a shame nothing came of it. I think the bats are my favorite, although honorable mention goes to the raccoons, just cuz I love raccoons so much.

Lastly here's a drawing I did of Rhino that I had completely forgotten about. Kind of makes me want to do Spidey and all the other villains too, so maybe that'll happen sometime soon. Rhino was always one of my favorites though.

Anyways, hope the new year is treating you all well so far. Got lots more coming!