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how to draw gross goat heads

Posted in art, progression with tags , on 01/08/2015 by g00ba

Terrorists have waged war on satirists and cartoonists! This simply won’t stand. Freedom to draw and write whatever you want is easily taken for granted, so with that in mind, let’s all draw something strange. Here’s a quick and dirty breakdown of how to draw a decapitated goat head. The images below are compressed, so click them to see a better resolution, since this is the type of thing you obviously want to see up close.

Step one, find a good reference, because chances are, you don’t instantly know how to draw everything in the world, from every angle. GIS is your friend. Grab a crappy, low res image and drop it into a 600 DPI photoshop document. Unless you are a master of drawing goats, then you can skip this step.


For the next step I begin to trace the photo-reference, altering the lines as I go. Some things work, like the shape of the face and neck. Other things don’t work, like the ears. Keep what works, and change what doesn’t. Also I added in the text I am going to combine with the graphic. Note that everything looks really poorly conceived at this stage, as it usually does.


For the next step, I refined a few things, and also fixed up the text a lot. The general shape of the letters is all there, and just needs some details added here and there. Gave the goat an earring, and then exaggerated some of the features that needed to be accentuated. The eye and the mouth both get changed a lot compared to where we started with the reference.


The foundation for the growdy goat head are laid. I added some details all over, and threw in some shadow areas, even though I don’t really ever know what I’m doing when it comes to light-source. Tried to make the text look like it was coming to life and turning into genitals, because I don’t know.


The last step is all buckling down and refining the lines, adding detail, and making everything blend and work together between the type and the graphic. When you’re doing text with an image, it should look like a harmonious piece, not a picture with words next to it. Look at the type as a graphic, and vice versa. Put a razorblade in the goats mouth and added some weird stuff like a snake, an apple, spermies, and a fly.


RIP to all the french cartoonists that were slain in the cowardly attacks yesterday. Everybody keep drawing whatever you want, or the terrorists have truly won.

Below is the final high-res version! There’s a lot of weird stuff hidden within this drawing so break out the ol’ magnifying glass. You can print this one out and put it on your fridge, or in your dining room! I hear goats are also incredibly soothing to children so perhaps hang it in your newborns nursery.


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Posted in art, comic on 02/07/2014 by g00ba





time time for some crayon

Posted in art, design on 06/07/2013 by g00ba

Using a lot of Crayola lately, these were all done at work, some of them while I was on break…







This next one has fancy brush pen lines by Mel Tingdahl, with crayons by me. Rockin’ Marceline collabo of doom!


Also just finished a bunch of freelance projects that will be getting printed soon. Look at them!


marker spree

Posted in art, graffiti on 01/29/2013 by g00ba

I recently noticed that I have an abundance of markers, and that it was long overdue that I sort through my bins, and trash the ones that have dried up. While checking them to see if each one still worked, I figured I might as well draw a little bit and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Now I know the markers I have function, plus they’re all nice and organized into brush pens, sharpies, prismacolors and miscellaneous!





(you can click em for bigger)
8.5 by 11 scrap paper from work


step by step (not the TV series)

Posted in art, design, progression on 10/10/2012 by g00ba

Have had this one sitting on the hard-drive for awhile now. I’ve been working on integrating more text into my graphics. Step one, scribble some things on a scrap piece of paper.

Scanned into the ol’ Photoshop and completely redid/cleaned up the text. Lately I’ve been getting into the habit of quickly writing things without lifting the pen off the paper, so I ran with that. Also fixed the cheekbone, nose and ear. Never really looked at an ear for reference before, which is kind of weird considering (A.) how old I am, and (B.) how may ears I have probably drawn in that period of time.

Then next, popped over to Illustrator to trace my lines with the pen tool, and flip the fill around. Now you’ve got your original lines, but so much sharper than before, though I guess it’s kind of hard to tell without looking at a larger version of the file.

Then lastly, jumped back over to Photoshop one more time and applied a little gradient for shiz and giggles. Calling it done! Click this last one to open a larger version if you so please.

Might as well throw in a few miscellanious things from work while I’m at it. Sharpie, pencils and crayons on the backs of meal tickets. Shazaam!

graffiti plus odds & ends

Posted in art, graffiti on 09/05/2012 by g00ba

A couple of old before and after graffiti collaborations with APE, from the past couple months. Both were started on scrap paper and finished using a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator. First one started at work, second one started after APE took home a seacost spotlight award. Good times!

More to come!