Friday, February 26, 2010

Digital Trace: F.W. Murnau (1888 - 1931)

Sometimes, for fun, I'll trace some kind of JPEG image using the tablet because, well, it's so easy to. So, this is one of those cases. Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau made classic German films like Nosferatu (1922) and Sunrise (1927) among others. He died in a car crash and Greta Garbo commissioned a death mask of him.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

El Cheapo Animacion: "Human Head"


Everything about this animation was done on the fly: the dialogue, the characters, the setup and the actual animation, which is very limited. Basically, it's just posing.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Floating Abe Lincoln... In a Desert

The famous Floating Abe Lincoln that I used to do in Storyboard Pro demos, across the entire planet earth!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

18th Century Weirdo

The 18th Century Weirdo, floating in the air... from mid-2000s.

Monday, February 22, 2010

HillBilly BBQ: Eyes-a-Cookin'

This character never made it into the Felino Bytes comic from 2004, he sure should have... I mean, look at this guy! He's cooking his face!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Goatlord Head

Major idiot Elton John says Jesus was gay, but it's so obvious that it was Satan who did all the butt-fucking! Moron.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

unknown person (I forget)

I made this digital drawing about a year or two ago, of course using a Wacom tablet, while passing the time waiting for some pathetic event at the office. I don't remember what public figure this was, but I think he was black.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Faultline: "Salt"

Hmmm, I guess when I was sketching this sometime in 2006, I was listening to that electronica type band Faultline' s track "Salt" off of the Closer Colder CD. This is a character from The Gravestones idea I had and most probably got the Faultline album off of a dude working at the animation studio at that time. Yeah that's it!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wurdalak!

Last night I watched La Notte dei Diavoli (1972) directed by Giorgio Ferroni. It had a great, typically Italian Euro-horror soundtrack by Giorgio Gaslini and had many aspects later found in the Evil Dead about 10 years later. It was everything I like about these type of films: creepy, slow moving, gothic and gory. I'm glad I found it. However, Ferroni's earlier Il Mulino Delle Donne Di Pietra (1960) had even more such elements and seems scarier to watch from my old VHS copy.

Monday, February 15, 2010

John Dillinger (1903-1934) ?

We saw The Johnny Depp movie Public Enemies (2009) and thought it was OK. Interesting character indeed. One book I have says he may not have died outside the Biograph Theater, that it was a lookalike on the ground. Also, I now understand why the metal band named themselves The Dillinger Escape Plan, since their music is as intricate as his crazy escapes!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Elvis Heartbreak

This old drawing is up because it has a heart on it, but I want to say happy birthday to my good friend Colin, who probably doesn't know this blog even exists!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Peggy Lee (1920 - 2002)

American Jazz singer and songwriter... but I don't listen to her much because I don't have any of her records.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Head Fight

A recurring theme here at Images From the Deep.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Head Cutter Offer (2000)


Here's a quick cartoon I did when experimenting with Flash 10 years ago (!)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Guitarist

Drew this one about a month ago while waiting for supper to be ready.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Gravedigger

I drew a gravedigger character (from The Gravestones) on a brown paper bag.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bad Breath Head

Old drawing from Astral days.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Green head

Drew this to show how to do lipsync with Toon Boom software, at a Montreal animation studio about a year and a half ago.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Spider Baby

This is Carol Ohmart (as Emily Howe) in this very good 1968 horror-comedy, with supergreat theme song sung by Lon Chaney Jr.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dave Clark

Although I'm a big fan of the British Invasion musically, I don't really care so much for the Dave Clark Five... I mean their ok, but... I must have chosen to draw him because it was available in a rock history book, when I was looking for a subject.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mystery Baby

Ah the youth of today!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Questionmarks Guy

Cartoon character wearing a t-shirt of actual rock band The Questionmarks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

French Guy

This french guy was drawn in StoryboardPro, with a texture pen. The only way to get a quality export of a bitmap using a textured pen is to do a Printscreen from your computer! Can you believe it?

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Halfers

One of the many amputated characters I made for "The Halfers".