Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sketch of an Old Diving Suit Helmet

I came across a turn of the last century closed diving suit helmet in a museum. I created this sketch of the helmet and modified the sketch in Photoshop. The top sketch is the Photoshop modification; the one below is the original. I have always had a fascination with old diving suits. I believe the Ghost Diver in Scooby Doo had a profound impact on me. Does anyone remember Captain Cutler’s Ghost in the glowing green dive suit from Scooby Doo?

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Attack of the hundred foot teacher

During a mandatory staff meeting at the school where I teach art, the presenter mentioned the power of teaching. The presenter said that if we could bring together that educational power it would be a great force. I imagined a hundred foot tall teacher attacking Las Vegas and drew this sketch. I don’t think that was the idea the presenter was trying to convey.

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A tip of the hat to Robert E. Howard’s barbarian woman

Here is a tip of the hat to Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian age. I have always felt the campy fun and extravagance of the swords-and-sorcery genre has a strong appeal. The barbarian woman has been a part of kitschy adolescent-male fantasies for a long time. What this particular barbarian woman is running from, I do not know, but it is likely a huge, really scary monster. However, the likelihood of an enormous pelt wearing male barbarian rescuing her seems great. I created this drawing with pen and ink.

 

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