Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Un-retouched Art!

As most of you know, in my real life I am a photo retoucher.  I retouch image upon image every day, all day for a large ecommerce fashion website.  Even though I love to doodle, before I post anything I usually give it a quick retouch in photoshop.  I normally would make the background completely white, and clean up any eraser marks/mistakes that are visible, and liquify anything that is crooked.  Today I decided to scan and upload a typical page in my sketch book, completely un-retouched!  For a change I wanted everyone to see my real art.  (Yes, Gemma Correll was my inspiration for the pug drawings!)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

RIP Ultimate Warrior

RIP Ultimate Warrior.

"Every man's heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breathe their final breath and if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit will be immortalised."

You were one crazy mofo, but a true childhood icon.  Wrestlemania 6 was the first Wrestlemania I ever saw when you beat Hulk Hogan to win the title.  It was from that moment on that I became a true wrestling fan.  Thank you for all the memories and I'm glad I was able to see you one last time at Wrestlemania 30.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wrestlemania 30!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE WWE fan!  I loved it since the early 90's.  My dad was a fan, my brother was a fan, so it was only natural that I would also develop a love for it.  On any given Monday night during the 90's, it was almost a guarantee that you could find us all glued to the tv.  As we watched Monday Night Raw, my brother and I would be in our footed pajamas putting the sharp shooter and choke holds on each other, while getting yelled at by our mom.  Not much has changed since then.  I ended up marrying someone who is an even bigger wrestling fan than I am, and now on Monday nights you could find my husband and I glued to the tv watching Raw while putting the sharp shooter and choke holds on each other. 

In anticipation of Wrestlemania 30, which airs tonight,  I spent the past few weeks sketching some of my favorite wrestlers of all time!  I do plan on doing another round of sketches of my current favorite WWE superstars, but  for now, enjoy this trip down memory lane! 

Bret 'the hitman' Hart
"I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be!"

Hulk Hogan
 "Watcha gonna do, brother, when Hulkamania runs wild on you!"

The Undertaker
"Rest in Peace"

Paul Bearer

Jake 'the snake' Roberts

Macho Man Randy Savage

Razor Ramon
"oozing machismo"

Sargent Slaughter

Ultimate Warrior


Big Boss Man

The Bushwackers