Monday, March 13, 2006

When I was a kid...

When I was a kid I had a sketch blog, but no computer or internets. I recently dug up about 3 sketchbooks from my younger years ( about 8 to 13years old),and decided to post some old old drawings. When I was 8 I already loved Looney Tunes was heavily influencded by Chuck Jones cartoons. About that time I saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. When I was 10 Tiny Toons came out and again I was influenced. Most of these sketchbooks had cartoon animals after cartoon animals (mostly rabbits). When I was 12 I got into comics and all those sketchbooks were filled with failed attempts at drawing Spider-man and Wolverine. WARNING: DRAWINGS BELOW ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND NOT APPROVED TO BE SEEN BY EYES OF MODERN DAY. IF EYES START BLEEDING CALL A DOCTOR.
I was about 9 I think when I drew these two characters. I remember being very satisfied with how they came out. It's probably because they were in color.




I used to draw a lot of thes kinds of pictures. They all had a story told in one image, and I would pack it full of characters and things going on. Just WAY too much stuff, even more than these two pictures. I was about 9 when I drew the one with the dog getting run over by a car, and probably 8 when I drew the stinky cat picture (the mouse at the top is dead from the smell of the cat. That's right the cat was THAT stinky).


Here's a drawing I did of the food chain. Or at least my version of the food chain at the time. I think I got a little off topic by the time I started drawing the top of the picture. It might be hard to see, but I have the dog at the top of the food chain but at the bottom of the page. He eats the cat. The cat eats the mouse and the bird. The bird eats the bird seed and the mouse eats the cheese. The cheese comes from milk thats comes from the cow, who eats the grass grown from the sun.I was about 9 or 10.

8 comments:

Will Terrell said...

I think those are STILL better than half the stuff I'm doing now. Your 8 year old self kicks my 29 year old ass. That guitar playing bunny is fantastic. I can almost see him playing "Johnny b Good." And the face on the dog-about-to-get-run-over still holds up as a good face.

Man, now i've got to find some of MY old artwork.

Impy said...

O gawd, all my images and illusions are shattered! My life is a SHAAAAAaaaamMMmm! *throws self from window*

BrianMORANTE said...

My 8 year old self is constantly pushing around 20 sometings of today around.

Will Terrell said...

Even you?

I think your 8 yearold self is getting to be a bit of an arrogant ass. Maybe he needs a time out. That or a job.

earthlovin said...

aww...how cute. my 8 year-old self would of had a crush on your 8 year-old self and would have tried to impress you with her preference of warner bros. over disney and her cartoon drawing skills. but trev's 8 year-old self would have gotten jealous and would try to out draw you with his commander mark skills. in the end i'm sure our 8 year-old selves would all be buddies. now, i wanna dig up some of my childhood drawings.

nothing said...

I always drew Mr. T when I was a kid. Then always I go up to Oscar and tell I'm Mr. T and hit him. Actually that hasn't stop yet.

EKG! said...

its all about the 3-year old self Jorel with his big ass 29-year old self sketchbook!!! he was pimpin' with that new red sketchbook! i think will and enrique summed it up best with this A-Team inspired quote:

"I pity da foo' dat don't get his ass a betta' job!"

nothing said...

Pity da fool indeed.