Category Archives: Drawings

The Hate Eater

Consumer of judgment.

Unbreakable.

 

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Better Lost

It was worth it.

It always will be.

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Summer Lunch

For my niece, Kennedy.

//  Tools: Pen,  Illustrator, Photoshop, Pen Tablet //

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Fence Predators

Dot one letter.

Forget another.

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Hurts

When you start some nonsensical personal blog you never think about how it could hurt someone you used to love–or still do.

It can make it hard to speak, to draw.

When hurting them hurts you.

That’s never what I wanted.

I just want to keep creating anything until I find some way forward.

To keep running into the fog until I hit something.

To dive into the deep end of a cold pool and go numb.

That’s all.

And I know I have to keep going, or maybe I just want to.

But I hope they’re okay.

 

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Stay Ruff

This is street dog.

Your leg muscles are just meat to street dog.

Street dog is gonna’ take a nibble when you aren’t looking.

Street dog keeps it ruff.

Don’t mess with street dog.

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Runaways

When nobody can make you feel better.

And you can’t ignore it long enough to distract yourself.

And there’s no such thing as busy enough to forget about it.

And you just go deaf.

Catatonic.

 

You’re not bored.

You just want to remember you’re alive.

Get higher, board faster.

Turn the music up.

Forget how you got home last night.

Remember falling asleep on the couch so you wouldn’t wake her up.

She hogged the blankets anyway.

 

But you’ve memorized the hills, and the ride isn’t such a rush anymore.

At least not enough to forget.

Your tolerance goes up, you blow out all your speakers.

There’s no one to hog the blankets.

And you’re not sure if that’s how you want it.

So you’re just left with that ringing in your ear.

 

But you always wake up one day and realize you feel it again.

You just have to make it until that morning.

When you wake up, and you’re back.

 

You always come around.

Just hold on.

You’ll come around to save yourself.

It will level out.

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Summer Until Hot

I don’t know where to start again here.

So I guess I’ll just start with anything and see where that goes.

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Soloday

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The best part of being alone is the lack of a need to find the right words.

It doesn’t matter if I can’t explain.

No need to explain something to myself.

Just a song with no lyrics.

I feel it.

Image note: This one won’t be hitting the Super National store.

 

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Vatic

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People keep telling me It’s about to start raining, but the only clouds I see are the clouds I’m making.

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Controlled Drive

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Just because you’re holding my map upside down doesn’t mean I’m lost.

Now hand me back that map and try to keep up, because I won’t wait for you.

Love
Cow,

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Oh, right.

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Arrogance, how are you. Want to take the wheel for today? You look well rested, and I’m very tired.

I’m not sure if people like you more, or less, or the same. You don’t seem to care though. I always appreciated that about you.

Ready to fly?

Note: Here’s a link to a summarized creation GIF for last weeks ‘Founder’ post.

Image Note: Background Image ‘Twins’ 1988. Script by hand.

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Founder

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Anxiety, my old friend. You’ve been here for a while.

I always thought you were suffocating me in here…

But over time I’ve noticed,

Every now and then.. you loosen your grip enough for me to see outside.

I see we’re still heading the right direction.

And.. I see I’m not suffocating.

And then I see.

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KSHHH

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This is your captain speaking, we’ll be approaching cruising altitude shortly. When the seat belt lights turn off please feel free to do whatever you’d like to do however the hell you’d like to do it for–god damn–ever. We’ll be arriving at your destination when you’re good and ready.

Enjoy your life and thank you for choosing Cow-Air!

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Cephi The Colossal Cpace Cephalopod

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For Super Sunday, An illustration inspired by the hilarious (and vulgar [I mean it don’t read them {Okay well don’t come crying to me} ] ) writings of my good friend over at Terrrible Stories: Cephi the Majestic Star Eater. Seen here in her youth.

Want to see a summarized GIF of the creation process from sketch to finish? Then quit reading and use your mouse parts to CLICK HERE NOW 1,000,000th VISITOR CONGRATULATIONS, and check back later today for a SECOND POST (ITS THE END TIMES).

With Love,
Cow.

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Placebo Rocketship Express

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It’s going to be a little hard to type this, I fractured two of my fingers in a high speed skateboarding accident involving myself (henceforth referred to as the plaintiff) and the ground (henceforth referred to as the defendant) of which you can view the aftermath here. Not to worry, I can still draw. Pending evidence I could draw prior to the accident of course.

The defendant is expected to have a swift recovery from his or her injuries as well.  I digress.

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I never was a magical thinker. Never believed in the paranormal. I think that always gave everyone the impression that I was a little bit pessimistic. After all the realities of life are a large and unbearably painful fire to stand next to, one that we all have to back away from sometimes. Maybe it’s TV, games, drugs, prescriptions, sugar, attention, consumption, adrenaline, or just old fashioned debauchery and religion. The great unmet dark that we all must fill and carry appears universal, as does our need to escape it. Having recently gone through another difficult breakup, I feel its sharp and familiar pull, but I find comfort in knowing it’s a widely shared pain.

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It makes me wonder sometimes if we just weren’t meant to handle all this. What if our stone age bodies are collapsing under the speed and information of it all. What in my evolution–after all–could have prepared me to even begin to grasp all the pain we now know people to be suffering every moment, every where, every day. It’s too easy to lose yourself in the sorrows.

But, I digress again.

The fact is you don’t have to believe in magic to believe in the human spirit. The placebo effect isn’t magic after all. We know to some degree of certainty that if we believe something strongly enough we can alter our very reality for the better.

That’s why I always thought that If you simply refuse to kneel to the pressures. If you just decide that there is a next chapter, if you just know that you won’t stop. Then you sit in the fires of life, but you notice they don’t burn so much. And, if you’re lucky, you might even feel warm.

What else can you do.

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Illustration note: I can provide government certified documents validating that I am in fact of legal adult age for a United States citizen.

 

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Portrait Self

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This illustration sucks. It’s sloppy, lazy, and convoluted.

So,

I’ve captured the human brain perfectly then.

Illustration notes: “Mind” Part 4 in the Organ series. 

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Eso pha gus

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Some nights I want to disappear, but my body won’t let me.

I’m a physical object, and not a picky one. Always harvesting energy.

A leaf.

A mineral.

The flesh of a living creature.

I’ve made choices in life, good and bad. It hasn’t.

The machine simply continues.

Illustration notes: “Stomach” Part 3 in the organ series. I’ve actually had to make two of each illustration in this series because of Adobe Illustrator issues resulting in lost work. Each illustration seems to be becoming less abstract unintentionally.

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Tracheal

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There’s a time to think about what you want, when you’re at a fork in the road.

A time to think about what others want, when you’re needed.

A time to think about how much other people want to be you–and to be with you–when you’re feeling down.

A time to feel empathy for the needs of other human beings.

People who need new things,

People who want new things,

Their own toothbrush,

A new passion,

More time…

 

In the end though, it’s okay to be selfish.. sometimes.

Otherwise you’d drown.

Illustration note: Pt. 2 in body symbology: “Lungs”

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Murmur

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Well I met with the cardiologist and I guess I’m just a healthy growing boy with a large set of insignificant unexplained heart anomalies that are guaranteed to kill me at any moment.

Okay okay maybe I won’t die, but it’s a good time to reflect on the awesome complexity and fragile nature of the human body.

As a kid you play Mechwarrior, and dream about having your very own super robot. Then you grow up and realize you’ve had a super robot all along.

Just to have an operating human body, even a rough one, is an unimaginable gift. Certainly a more luxurious toy than even the rarest exotic car.

Every day when I wake up I’m the pilot.

Illustration note: The illustration above is my second metaphor of the heart. The first one was lost forever to a crashed laptop. 

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Buzzkill Lightyear

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Maybe I talk too much.

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Nah, who cares.

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They were wrong about me being a negative person anyways.

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I was just curious, that’s all.

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The curious and the morbid were always close friends, right?

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And I do have friends.

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Postcards

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I’ve been more lost than a Malaysia flight lately. Where on Earth have I been? Somewhere around here I suppose. Has it been long enough for me to come back to life yet? Probably. Has anybody missed me? Maybe. Is this illustration inappropriate? Definitely.

Not quite sure where to go from here. Safe to say it will start with a shave and a button up shirt like it always does. Can you still buy Avocados? I’d like to have an Avocado.

Be right back.

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Under, Way

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Just a quiet Saturday Illustration for you guys. May you find safe harbor from the monsters that await you on your journey through life.

Cool runnings.

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