Monday, June 28, 2010

Robin Sketch Colored


I sketched this earlier today and just finished coloring it. It's kind of fun going straight to coloring the sketch instead of doing another drawing for a cleaner line. I wonder what this would have looked like if I had redrawn it the way I normally do?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Doctor Who Fan Art *EDIT*

Doctor Who Fanart Edit
I took out the shadows and I think the whole thing is way better. Does anyone disagree?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mario?


I've been playing Super Mario Galaxy on the awesome Wii that my buddy Erik gave me! It's a pretty fun game. I like figuring out how to beat bosses. It reminds me of what I like about Zelda games.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Doctor Who Fan Art

Doctor Who Fan Art
I'm a big Doctor Who fan. I'm really enjoying this new series/season. But for color reasons I prefer the blue light on the old sonic screwdriver.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Parker Ito Character Design

Parker Ito Character Design
I did caricature for a friend of mine, Chris Coy. The final use is here. He went with the "natural" skin tone, but I prefer my original green.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chibi Link (from Zelda) Sketch


I just drew this. Probably because I've been playing The Ocarina of Time (never played it before) recently. Thanks Kevin for lending it to me!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vote for my shirt "Dark Lords"!

I did a tee shirt design for threadless featuring my favorite Dark Lords from literature (and video games). I guess I don't like Dracula that much, but he's a well known Dark Lord. Click on the picture to see the design/vote for it.

The Dark Lords - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Yesterday and Today Sketches


I did some sketching yesterday and some today. Can you guess what I'm watching right now?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

More Tee Advice... and a T-shirt Portfolio


I got a comment that the guy in the robes was a witch, so I worked on his face. But just to clear things up, here is the list of Dark Lords on the shirt:

1. Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
2. Voldemort (Harry Potter)
3. Dracula
4. Ganon (The Legend of Zelda)
5. Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars)

Also here is the list of suggestions I got to add to the Dark Lords t-shirt:
1. Doctor Doom
2. Xenu
3. Lord Darken Rahl (from the TV show Legend of the Seeker)
4. Darkness (from the movie Legend played by Tim Curry)
5. Modok
6. Darth Vader
and finally
7. The Devil

I had to look up Xenu (thanks a ton Lee) but the others I all knew. As far as the shirt goes, I was trying to keep it to characters that called themselves or were known as dark lords in their stories.
About the suggestions, I'm not too keen on including any religious dark lords. Including them with fictional ones might be insulting to a believer. As for Darth Vader, I already have one lord of the Sith, so a second probably isn't needed. I'll think about the other ones, but I did get a suggestion that adding any more would crowd the design. Thanks to everyone for their help.

On a related but different note, here is a link to my t-shirt portfolio:

mikelaughead.com/TShirts.html

Some of the shirts are for sale at online sites, if you are interested in purchasing any of them, send me an email and I'll tell you where to get them.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Tee Design Advice?


I've been working on this t-shirt design for the last couple of days. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on it? Are there any other dark lords that I could add? Can you identify all of them? Is the concept even worthwhile?

I'm thinking of submitting it to Threadless or LaFraise. Do you have a preference? Would any other site be better?

Thanks for checking it out.

Friday, June 04, 2010

New Brady Bunch and Flying Saucers

New Brady Bunch
This is for Thriving Family Magazine for an article about blended families and how they aren't all perfect like the Brady Bunch. My favorites are the 2 Asian brothers.


I did this one for my buddy Jac Madsen. I went to school with him and I think I ruined something on his computer one time (sorry, Jac). He is an awesome guy, check out his website.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Mechanical Pencil Sketch



Decided to doodle/sketch with a mechanical pencil. These were the results minus really ugly stuff. My fav is the jawa.