Monday, October 20, 2008

Handsome Manatees

I just spent the last five minutes drawing this manatee on my new Cintiq tablet, which enables me to draw directly to the computer in sloppy, messy, digital style. This particular scribble is going to be the logo for my new fantasy basketball team: The Handsome Manatees.

A while ago, I mentioned that I had only ever used the team name "Flying Wounded Seals" in fantasy sports, but this year I'm trying something new after 11 of my 12 starters were injured by the end of last year's basketball season. Did I curse real NBA players last year with my fake team's injury-prone mascot? Would LeBron James have missed two weeks last season due to an injured pinky if he hadn't been a Flying Wounded Seal? I guess we'll never know... but I got the first pick of the draft again this year, so get ready to be handsome, overfed, and largely lifeless, LeBron... because this year you're a Handsome Manatee!

10 comments:

Adrian Ropp said...

Great startled look on your handsome manatee... Here's hoping your fantasy team doesn't experience sudden, uncontrollable weight gain!

the cat is back said...

how do you like the Cintiq tablet? We got some Wacom tablets at work finally, and it does take some getting used to those suckers. Its so awkward.

S.T. Lewis said...

The Cintiq's great, but yeah - takes some getting used to. That's why I started with something simple like a manatee... the only animal I knew of whose lacking skeletal structure makes it nearly impossible to draw incorrectly.

Adam Koford said...

Who's LeBron James?

B Beach said...

Love the cool line texture you got. Very nice. Best of luck with the Cintiq, Adrian's been bragging.

Andy J. Latham said...

A great drawing despite the difficulties a Cintiq can create! I've had mine awhile and I still can't achieve anything as nice as with a pencil and paper.

Rebecca's Portraits and Murals said...

I want some jersies for the members on the team that live up here :)

Tatevik Avakyan said...

Great drawing!

Artist Anika said...

I love the expression in your manatee's face. that is great.

Tammy said...

Makes me think of Matt Roundy; he once made a manatee in our high school ceramics class. Do you know how Matt is doing, btw?