Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What I've been reading...

First time I read this was about 2 years ago, when I bought the first issue of this short series (about 24 issues altogether). The first issue was pretty good, but I lost track and forgot about it for a while. Buying comics every month is a lot of work, so I usually just wait till the entire series is complete and download the whole thing. It sure beats waiting a whole month to find out what happens. And that will be very important, because this series is really hook-worthy.

If you are a person that is turned off by comics because it has to do with superheroes, don't worry, I am the same. I read a lot of comics, and almost none of them have to do with superheroes (except Watchmen, but that is about so much more...).

Girls is interlaced with a lot of witty and subtle humour mixed with some sci fi (sorta). Its a great story; I have just began reading, and already I am going to try to ration the series as it is short and I will be sad when I have nothing left to read. If you want, you can download the whole thing at: http://comicscollection.blogspot.com/2006/04/girls-comic-collection.html
If you have the dough, I suggest you buy the whole thing off ebay or something. This will tie me over till the release of Craig Thompson's upcoming Habibi.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I was downloading the Danger mouse/Sparklehorse/David Lynch collab album (awesome btw) recently, and the album art reminded me of the Bats for Lashes video, which reminded me of Donnie Darko, which caused me to come up with some concept art, which is prompting me to do my next painting.

Amy if you are reading this, I haven't forgotten about that painting I promised to do for your birthday so very long ago (happy extremely belated birthday btw).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Much belated Halloween post

So this is what I ended up looking like for Halloween. I didn't make a torso for it because I had to carry a lot of alcohol on my back that night and the forecast predicted rain (WRONG!). Oh well, it was pretty cold that night, so I am happy I had a jacket. Next year, I might make a torso, or even go as the Gender Bender, if I decide to stick with this costume again.

However, this potential costume might give people the wrong idea...not that there's anything wrong with that.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


So I decided to be everyone's favourite alcoholic robot for Halloween. It was an idea I had about a month ago, but did not put into motion till last week. I only have a few days left to finish this costume off... but this is what I have so far...

This is what I had last week.

This is what I had as of yesterday. Still need some finishing touches on the helmet, and a torso (although I might not wear the torso for Halloween because it would be a nightmare at a crowded party). Maybe I will keep this one for the comic conventions, if I ever go to one again. Next year, maybe I will do Zoidberg.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Do make say think

At the frontier for Canada's indie/post-rock scene, Do Make Say Think has just finished a new album called Other Truths. This album has the usual moody, spacerock atmosphere, with sparse horns blowing in the background at approcpriate times, to create a dramatic anthem mood. This album features only four songs (Do, Make, Say, and Think); all ranging from pretty long, to extremely long in length.
When I heard their EP Besides, I was somewhat disappointed. But this album has really Blown me away. You can download it if you are broke or new to this band, or go buy it. But make sure to go see them live if you can (and like their stuff), and support them financially.

Here's a sample if you have never heard them before.

Recommanded for Post-rockers that like a touch of originality and a spice of amazingness in their music.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Bee inconspicuous (alternate version)

The pg-13 version of a design I am about to submit to threadless. I like this version more (where his hand is hidden), but it maight be too crass for Threadless' taste. I will have a link from the voting page to this version, so the voters can decide for themseleves I guess.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Day Dream (pen and ink)

Probably going to Rasterize this in photoshop and add some colours.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

So I forgot to mention something in the last post. If you decide to watch Mad Men, which I highly recommend, you can do so online (http://watch.ctv.ca/mad-men#clip57865).

Warning: Watching this show will make you want to wear vintage three piece suits and listen to ska. Along with this, you will also want to drink brandy and smoke cigarettes.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Idea for a new superman movie (That I have come up with)

How about redoing the superman franchise and resettling it in the time that superman was most popular. If you watch Mad Men, you will know exactly what I mean. Mad Men takes place in the 1960's and has a very noir feel to it. I think that would be a fresh new start for something that is so overdone. If you think so too, voice your opinion.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Blog's not dead.

I apologize for not updating in so long. I have been pretty busy, and haven't had much time to work on anything. But I have just completed something new, well at least the sketch of it. Next time I put this up, it will probably look very different.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hey, I realized I haven't updated in a very very long time, but all is not dead at RRM. I was feeling pretty bored and uninspired, and decided to make my other paintings into threadless designs. I don't think they will win at the site, but its not going to hurt to try. Also, there is something extremely addictive about posting your art on that site, even if you don't win. Seeing the masses vote and comment, good or bad, is a feeling I cannot describe. I just click on the refresh button every 2 minutes for the entire 7 day period in which my design is up for voting. If you have attempted the same thing at that site, I am sure you can agree. Anyways, I am working on something new for threadless, hopefully I can put something up on here soon.

Peace out nigz.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Its finally up for sale!!!

Unicorns come from Whorses tee by RedRobotMonkey. Available from MySoti.com.

You can purchase this now. I tried to make it at a low price, just for you ; )

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So a friend of mine (Helena) told me about this song. I wasn't expecting much, but it was pretty damn good and funny, and did I mention awesome? Its a girly version of a less-gory BoysNightOut song. Its called I'll Kill her, by Soko . According to Soko's myspace, she is dead. But I think this is just referring to her role with respect to her music career. I think she is now an actor. And no, that is not Natalie Portman in the picture. But I was thinking the same when I saw it...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fickle (Gouache and some watercolour)

The angle I took the picture with using my digital cam is kinda messed. Finally done, after all this time.


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Dr. Gregory House

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Monday, May 11, 2009

So here it is so far, I have thought of a title for it. So I guess that's good. So little time to work on this, I will need another weekend. Unfortunately, next weekend will probably not provide much time to work on this either : (

Monday, May 4, 2009

Got to work on this for a bit this weekend. It is still untitled. I was thinking of making the dress a dark blue or purple, but I have not settled on anything yet. Feel free to suggest a colour.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A new painting that I am working on. I have a full-time job right now, so I do not have much time to work. The little time I do have, are scattered throughout the weekend days in between debauched benders. I am really excited about this one though, since it will be my first really big project using Gouache. I really want to use her hair as a design for the entire space, but I still want it to be subtle; I will have to decide when I put some paint down.

The Process:

Here you can see the google images I have found as references. Obviously I have to change many things, even the poses. That image directly above was the original idea I had, but I chose to use her hair to replace that left arm in composition, hair will look more awesomer. Oh and you might read "women's shoes" on one of the windows in the above image, that was for my painting, not personal shopping/fetish. I woudlnt subscribe to a fetish THAT predictable.
Another large muse...actually, just what I drink on breaks. Lakeport, pay for the beer, not the name. Is that what they say in the commercials? They should change it to "Lakeport, because you are a cheapass who should try harder in life to make more money".

Thats where I work, I guess.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I think I figured it out...

About a month ago, I entered this into the threadless contest. It did well in the voting and comments, but I don't think it is getting printed. I think there was one thing I didn't take into account: the image did not wrap around the entire shirt (it just ends on the edge). And for this type of shirt, I think that was a mistake. Therefore, today I attempted to do something I have never done before, try to remake paint colours to match exactly the ones I used for this painting, and make a backside to this shirt.
Yeah Jenna, I am gonna use this one for the Modern contest, thanks for the info.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The most wonderful-and-simultaneously-tasteless-pun EVER.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Old Man Clint

So, I decided to get off my ass and test out the new (sorta) gauche paint that I got my hands on a while back. What better specimen for painting than the greatest actor-turned-director of all time? I didn't have as many colours in this set as I did with my watercolours, so I was a bit skeptical as to what I could achieve with them. I was very impatient to see how it would turn out, so this was just a quick painting, excuse the lack of finess. The verdict: Gouache fucking rocks! I hope I can one day develop somewhere near the awesomeness that Alex Ross has done with the paint. Sorry watercolour, but we both knew this day would come; lets not lie to ourselves anymore. It's not you, it's...no it is you. I found something better. I think there may be some room to mix both watercolour and gauche into the same pallete though, that will be something to look forward to.
And Clint, here's to hoping you have many more years ahead to be everyone's favourite anti-hero/asshole.

Friday, April 10, 2009

New shirts you should check out at Threadless

The Hall of Cliche Super Heroes by Joshua Kemble

Grandpa Cassette by Zack Finfrock

Tin Can Surveillance by Leroy Hornblower

These are some of my favourite designs from various artists on Threadless, you should check out. Just use this link and type the name of the designs above on their search engine or browse through their catalog for other designs:
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Wolverine movie...

...has been leaked!!! A dvd screener of the the FOX movie is now available for download and streaming purposes at your favourite pirate sites. The catch? Its partially unfinished. I have read: some effects have not been added (claws, wires still showing for the action sequences, gambit's eyes are not lit up properly). I have read all this from a consensus of reaction comments on various streaming sites. I also have in my possession, at this very moment, the screener loading on QuickSilverscreen, and I don't know how I will stop myself from watching it. It will ruin the experience for me if I don't watch the finished version. But the theatre is a pain in the ass for opening weekends (which is a long time away, another minus to watching in theatres). So if you have seen it, please let me know if the screener is worth watching. Any further comments will help.

Monday, March 30, 2009

So I feel I should update with some new artwork. This was something I did for the OCAD portfolio. A stray from my usual stuff, mostly because I needed some life drawing and in a medium other than paint. Plus,who doesn't like a picture of a bum? I have an acceptance to OCAD, but the portfolio interview was very VERY disappointing.
I was expecting hip professors who may like to see stuff like Alice in Wonderland having a syringe party with the Mad Hatter and the like, but they barely asked me anything. On top of that, they barely even glanced at some of my work, literally 10 seconds to look at some of the stuff I spent HOURS on!
Maybe this art was a bit too low brow for them, or they are just full of shit. There was only one prof that would make comments, she was a Dr.House fan, which automatically makes her cool, and my House painting won her over. But aside from her, it was not anything like the portfolio interview I had at Max the Mutt animation school. Which was so much more in depth, and less disappointing. Hopefully Max will give me a scholarship(I am handing in the scholarship forms to their school today and will have to wait for them to get back to me, * fingers crossed *). I guess I will decide which school to go to based on funds available...

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Unicorns come from whorses - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Be a part of history, help make this into a shirt, all you have to do is click that link and vote (and leave a comment)!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

So I recently bought some gauche paint. A form of watercolour that is very opaque. What does this mean? It can blend real pretty like watercolour, but can also be made to look ultra realistic (with skills of course).
Speaking of skills, the one man that showed painting in gauche (or watercolour) was not reserved for little old retired grandmas at the park. Yes, I am speaking of Mr.Alex Fucking Ross. The only person to make superheroes in their crazy pedophile-inspired tights look photo-realistic. When I was a kid and saw his work, it inspired me to start using watercolour. it wasn't until years later that I realized most of the paintings Ross did was actaully made with gauche, not watercolour.

So recently, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on some really high end Winsor and Newton Gouache (Thanks Amy). I'll tell you, gauche paint is a lot like an expensive handjob, costs a lot more, but worth every stroke.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Unicorns come from Whorses

Edit: This is now the final version of the print.

I know I have not updated in a while. Have been busy learning how to use my bamboo tablet, which was used to draw this piece right here. This is an idea I had while having trouble sleeping one night. I think it was about 4:30 am, while I was tossing in my bed. I was trying to think of amusing ideas for a T-shirt for Threadless. So I thought, wouldn't it be funny if a mythical creature was accidentally created due to the slut-i-ness of a horse and rhino? yep, really cranked up the perverseness of my mind for this one. This is not 100% done yet, so I will update this again when I am 100% sure it is the best it can be to my limited abilities.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Alternate version (print)

Syringe Party

"10/6" on the hat, as originally shown in the Alice illustrations and Movies, refers to the price of the hat (10 Shillings and 6 pence). This price is taken under British dollars before decimalization (British people were so bad at math, they didn't allow their currency to add up in a way that required decimals). This is the equivalent of about $105 American dollars today. In conclusion, the mad hatter was as they say "Ballin".
Another note of interest is that the mad hatter, although a reference to people who made hats and experienced mercury poisoning, becoming mentally unstable, was not that crazy. most of them would experience the opposite symptoms of that which the hatter displayed: Fatigue, low confidence, extreme shyness.
All this information would not have been gathered without the influence of marijuana.