Friday, June 16, 2006

The Day the Music Died

This week's Toon Club topic was "Alien Life Forms." And of everything I could have drawn... I came up with this? Let me explain how this ugly thing came to be.

On about my tenth sketch, I found a face I kind of liked, so I went with what you see here. When I tried drawing an alien-ish gun for him to hold, I thought, "What kind of gun is that? It looks like a trumpet." So I made the "gun" a little more trumpety, threw a marching band uniform on him, and called it done.

Once again - an idea is born from my lacking ability to draw what I mean to draw. That seems to be my secret. It's amazing how creative you start to seem when your inabilities force you to make concessions. And as long as I'm making concessions, I could really go for a churro and a Coke.

Beware marching band... someone among you doesn't belong.


Ken Chandler said...

Shane, face facts, you're brilliant! Once you come to grips with that fact, you'll dominate the industry and we can all sleep a little better.

Enzo Avolio said...

Intentional or not... very nice work.
I love the animal/"combo's" too posted earlier in your blog.

RichVintage said...

Shane, I have one major questions with this drawing, is he a canyon swiper?

Tyler Stott said...

well although it was donr by accident, it looks great, and MAN those kicks he has on are GREAT, are they all-star convers??haha

Audrey said...

He looks like a flea wid an attitood. I was in marching band once upon a high school year and I think that we looked like that towards the end of practices. fun fun!