Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Day 2: Charles Byrne


Charles Byrne (1761 – 1783) was an Irishman with pituitary gigantism, standing just over 7' 7", based on skeletal measurements. He found some fame as a circus freak, however, one day his considerable (for the day) life savings were stolen from him. He slipped into a spiral of alcoholism and eventually drank himself to death. In his final days he developed a morbid fear of anatomists, and requested his body be buried at sea. However, against his wishes, John Hunter purchased his remains for the sum of 500 pounds and boiled his skeleton for the Hunterian collection at London's Royal College of Surgeons. Drawn from a photograph in Armand Marie Leroi's excellent book 'Mutants'. Original drawing in pen and a homemade stain made from boiling liqourice flavour cigarette papers. Photographed and then tweaked in photoshop. I prefer the relative subtlety of the original drawing, but my photography facilites at the moment are completely inadequate.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Day 1: XKCD Parody and a drawing of Hendrix.

Okay first off is an idle and somewhat vicious parody of XKCD what I drew today (click to see the whole thing):


And so there is also something a little less dumb here is a WIP shot of a drawing of Hendrix I am working on.


A new concept

It looks like I just basically don't have enough rantin' left in me anymore, so I have figured out something else to do with this blog. Basically, from now on, I am going to just post creative stuff, but I am going to post at least one a day. Thing is, I am an artist and a musician, but I need to stay creative, and this blog is gonna help me do that. Every day I will post a drawing or a comic or a bit of writing or something. And maybe also I will post rants. Who knows? Bookmark this spot, anyone who is reading this.

Friday, 5 June 2009

RIP David Carradine

Oh man this is too tragic.


To think that a great cult actor was reduced to such a low state that he could not even afford hookers to choke him in Thailand is something that should sober us all.

I would never have expected him to be in to anything kinky