Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Showcase of Bands #2

'Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!'

We all recognize the classic announcer's voice proclaiming 'The Fab Four' had arrived. I confess I'm actually not that big of a Beatles fan/listener: I don't own any of their albums, I never went to any of their shows...I don't even have a Beatles T-Shirt. But nevertheless I decided to draw them: they represent what rock 'n roll was back in the 60's, and this is a tribute to all that they accomplished (whatever they accomplished.) I'm hoping you can tell which one is which by looking at the picture. And, as always, it was great fun doing this pic. Hope to have more new ones up soon.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen
Rock on.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kodak Moment

The Blog is officially back. My computer is fixed: broken parts out, new parts in. We are back in business. And to celebrate...a picture of kids. This was one that I started before my computer stabbed me in the back. I finished it in a hurry (I don't normally, but I wanted to get something up as soon as I could.) There will be more to follow soon, though when I'm not sure. I've got to work a lot this coming week. We'll see what happens.
Thank you all for waiting. I hope I haven't lost any of you because of this absence.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen


Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Barrage from the Past: Day 10

This WILL be my last post for least the last post with pictures. I can barely see the words as I type this: it's not worth trying to see through grids of pink and green. My computer hath betrayed me. This is the last "Barrage from the Past" pic I've scanned into my computer, so I figured I'd post it. You can probably guess who it's of. I drew it before I saw the original film, going off what little footage I'd seen of this scene. Seen of this scene.
Anyway, after I'd seen the film, I must say that while what I've drawn seems cute or friendly, the scene in the movie...seen quite depressing. I hope you like it.
On second thought, I could just scan and post B&W pictures until my computer is fixed. We'll see if I can get a couple on in this time without colored pictues.

© 2008 Jeremy Owen


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm Confused...

...and the reason why is because I have two segments that this could fall into. First of all, it is a "Barrage from the Past" piece, since it is a drawing from 2008. On the flipside, I've started a segment that is called "A Showcase of Bands," so it could also fit into that category. Sometimes things don't work out as you expect them to.
Anyway, I'm sure you've noticed (if you are up to date with current musical acts) that today's picture is of The White Stripes. I can say that while I appreciate some of Jack White's guitar riffs, and the fact that the band consists only of him and his wife Meg, I can't exclusively say that I'm a huge fan of their music. I like some of it, but most of it is a little too...'interesting' for me. While having two people in your band could be considered 'impressive,' since they have become quite popular in some circles, the quality of their music is often lacking that special something (cough cough...Bass...cough cough.)
I do enjoy some of their promotional pictures that are included in their albums and for publicity: the red, white, and black color pallet is very interesting (the way that they use it...for the most part.)
I guess those are the reasons I drew the band. If I think of any more, I'll edit this post (not that you'd notice any differences since only approximately 7½ people visit this blog.)
Also, my videocard is getting worse. This could be the last post you see for a while. If I post again soon, you'll be reading that same sentence again. We'll see how long it holds out.
© 2008 Jeremy Owen

I'll try to post soon?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friends I Have Known #6

It's Post #50!

I've finally gotten 50 posts up. Not a big achievement, but it's cool to me, so there. Anyway, today's friend is someone I haven't known long (and who I haven't seen face-to-face for a while.) Nevertheless, she is a very inspiring person: creative, funny, and is a great musician besides. I have yet to hear her sing or play, but I've heard from people I know that she's quite exceptional. I hope someday in the future I'll have the pleasure. This was kind of a quick one because the videocard in my computer is bugging out and only allows me to use it for about 1½-2 hours before it starts to get drunk, or something along those lines. Anyhow, enjoy.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen



Sunday, July 12, 2009

We Are All Mad Here

There's a new version of Alice in Wonderland coming out in March of 2010, a live-action adapation for theaters. I'm excited that they finally decided to do this. We'll see if it turns out ok. It's being done by Tim Burton, and the production stills so far look as quirky and crazy as the book(s) are. It could be good: I hope it stays truer to the story than the animated version. It looks promising in that aspect because the White Queen has been cast, and she is only in "Though the Looking Glass," the second part of Alice in Wonderland.
I'll have a trailer up as soon as one becomes avalible. For now, a humble tribute to the old, animated Disney version. The Chesire Cat was very hard to color (the stripes about killed me.) It was a good challenge though. Hope you all enjoy it.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen
Alice in Wonderland logo © 2009 Walt Disney Pictures

How far down does the rabbit hole go?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Eat Your Heart Out, Coppertone Girl!

There was another rather beautiful day today, one to be partly spent at the lake. And, as always, I probably got sunburnt. But there are those who endure 3rd degree sunburns, most of whom either don't get out much...or have the gift of red hair. I say that redheads have the worst luck in this department because they always seem to burn worse than everyone else. So this pic is dedicated to all of you ruthlessly quick burners, doomed forever to cringe with each step after a hot and sunny day. My hat goes off to you, for you are truly some of the most brave and strong among us. Or something like that.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen

My skin feels hot just looking at it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Huhwhahuh #2

This one was a bit random. Strike that...super random. It was kind of a nice, hot day today (a rare thing where I live), so I spent some time outside playing basketball and drinking an iced coffee. I don't know how this popped into my head, but all of a sudden...all I could think of was a pregnant woman outside in the heat, enjoying the sun with a drink in hand and sitting in a small kiddie pool. You get hit with the weirdest ideas sometimes, but I decided to run with it. I thought it would be a quickie, but it turned out to be a little longer than expected (see time of post.)
Oh well. It was fun, though.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen
Hope you all enjoyed the summer today. Peace.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

For the Fanboy in All of Us

This is a tribute to fanboys everywhere (or fangirls if thats a term.) Because everyone everywhere is a big fan of something, you all deserve a picture of recognition. I'm sure that 99% of you all don't look like this: the receiding hairline, the wideness of girth, the overactive facial hair...but whatthehey.
This pic, though, showcases the fandom of Star Trek (as they are the most picked on of all the I shall pick on them too?) If you are a Trekkie, I hope you enjoy this pic.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen
Star Trek logo © respective creators

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Taken by Surprise

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

I watched the movie "Taken" last night, starring Liam Neeson (the quote above was from the film.) It was a really good flick, and it inspired me enough to draw a picture (as some things will do.) I've included two versions: one without the title of the movie and one with, for fun.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen

Hope you dig it.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Barrage from the Past: Day 9

Here are a few oldies for today's post. They're both hosts of a show called The Electric Playground, an entertainment show that reviews videogames, movies, bands, etc. They were quick but fun to draw.

José "Fubar" Sanchez:

Donna Mei-Ling Park:

© 2008 Jeremy Owen


Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th: The King of the North

It's the 4th. Let's celebrate this day set aside for our County's Freedom and Independence. I thought something patriotic was in order. This was a quick one, but it didn't turn out too bad. Have a happy 4th all, and be safe. As someone I know once said in celebration of the 4th... ..."Don't blow your fingers off. Flangies are forever."

© July 4, 2009 Jeremy Owen

Let Freedom Ring, and may God Bless America.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I Mean No Disrespect by This

This was a quick sketch turned into something else entirely. I was downtown where I live and saw this guy walk by, braids in his beard and all. And this idea popped into my head. I don't mean to be rude. I don't want to offend anyone. I just wanted to draw a tribute to not only hippies, but also to healthy eating people. I went to a health food store today, and I can honestly say that everyone in there is going to live way longer than me, I'd say at least as old as 165. Guaranteed.
Hope you all enjoy this one. I had fun doing it.

© 2009 Jeremy Owen


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Putting Old Mother Hubbard to Shame

I recently finished a children's book called 100 Cupboards. It's a story about a boy that goes to live with his aunt and uncle in the country and while there discovers a wall full of cupboards underneath the plaster of his bedroom wall. And each different cupboard is a portal into another place or time. It's pretty good for a children's book: the storyline is very involved (which I won't go into here.)
But there is an evil witch that comes out of one of the cupboards, in search of the boy, for he is the last key to her dastardly plan. On the outside, she appears to be a beautiful queen, befuddling the senses. But when she coughs, she turns into a ugly old hag, intent on killing anyone who gets in the way of her plans.
I wanted to show both sides of the queen/witch, so I've drawn one of the cupboards to be a sort of mirror, to reflect what is truely there (just outside of your sight).
The witch is blind, so her eyes aren't even right when she tries to trick the characters. I'm sure you can guess where they went by looking at the reflection.
I cannot take credit for the design of two of the cupboards: the one with the two knobs and the one with light coming out of it. Those are designs from the book cover. you go (finally).

© 2009 Jeremy Owen
Select cupboard designs © 2007 Jeff Nentrup
Characters © N. D. Wilson