What's all this, then?

Since I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do with this blog right now, I've decided to post some of the strange doodles and drawings I've kept in boxes, folders, and cabinets these past 30 years. A lot of these things were done while on the phone, or while testing pens, or out of sheer boredom. There won't be any rhyme or reason to these drawings. I'm just grabbing stuff from off the piles, scanning it, and adding it here. Think of it as a game of cartoon Russian roulette. The neat thing about the drawings is that each one has it's own history and background story. There will be plenty of bonus posts and topical additions as the mood strikes. Forewarned is forearmed.

All artwork copyrighted 2007/2008/2009/2010 Martin A. Devine.

Please do not link to or use images or content without permission from the so-called "artist". (So there.)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Goofy #105 - Doctor Glen

When I worked for the ad agency back in the 80s, one of our clients was a local chiropractor. He wanted a series of humorous cards he could send to his patients on their birthdays. This was one of the ideas that didn't make the final cut. I think Kneil and Vic could have their own show.
(Felt tip pen on drawing paper.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Goofy #104 - Water Cooler

Nothing special today. This is an unused doodle of a water cooler for the company newsletter. I'm going to mess around with animating it in Flash for shits-n-giggles.
(Sharpees on drawing paper.)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Goofy #103 - Skinny

Surprize, surprize, another self-portrait. This one was done back in '89 when I was working as an archive clerk. I can tell that because I'm wearing sneakers, casual clothes, and I'm not wearing glasses. I used to be skinny and dorky at one time. Now I'm robust and dorky.
(Felt tip on scrap paper.)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Goofy #102 - Flyin' T-Squares, Version Three

The next version of the Flyin' T-Squares logo work-in-progress. Lots of changes here. I put a lot of effort in doing some fancy line and fill work in the font. I also changed the t-square's face and mouth, making it closer to the original Flying Tigers paint job. I also changed the angle on the art and changed the proportions to make the artwork more dynamic. There will be more changes to come including shading, drop shadows, clouds, and color adjustment. I'll post those at the end of the week.
(Original art scanned and traced in CorelTRACE and imported into CorelDRAW.)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Goofy #102 - Flyin' T-Squares, Version Two

This next version of the Flyin' T-Squares logo was started by scanning the original mechanical and bringing it into a trace program to convert it to a vector. Then the vector was brought into CorelDRAW for editing. I dumped the "disco" era font in favor for a font that had a bit more of a painted-on look. After looking at a lot of WWII insignia books, I started to monkey around with the colors. There were a lot of changes to this design. You'll see them when I post the next version.
(Original art scanned and traced in CorelTRACE and imported into CorelDRAW.)