Friday, March 30, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


man, let me say it again: sketchbook pro is awrsome!
here's stallone.

Monday, March 26, 2007

okay, forget flash!

well, no, don't forget it entirely. it does get kind of a cool look, and i may come back to it from time to time when i'm wanting to get said look, but it's... idunno... unweildy.

so this guy at work ( ) comes in one day raving about this program called sketchbook pro, and insisting i have to try it. so i did. now i'm hooked! it's awrsome! it's almost like drawring on paper, except it eliminates the necessity for the scanning step. i've started on a leonardo dicaprio and an ellen pompeo in sketchbook, which i will post when they're done, but in the meantime, my friend caroline (carolinejarvis.blogspot,com ) and i started up a thing where every day we're gonna work on a caricature sketch over lunch, always doing the same celebrities. some other people at work may or may not be joining us in this, we'll see.
anyway, today was day one, and i spent way more time on this than i should have, and than i can afford to from now on. but i like the final product. i mean, i could make it tighter, but then i'd have to spend a whole lot more time on it, so i won't. for now.

so here it is. it's woody allen.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

my baby's in love with eddie vedder

k, so.. a friend suggested i draw eddie vedder. so i tried. and tried. and tried. you know what, i don't even know whether i think this looks like him or not. i worked too long on it, over a span of several days. now, i'm to the point where i don't even care whether it looks like him or not. i'm posting it anyway. so here i go... posting it.... it's eddie vedder.

i've also been trying leonardo di caprio, at another friend's suggestion. i'll post whatever comes out of that, for good or bad...

still looking for more suggestions, if anyone ever reads this....

i'm so lonely.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Welcome to the cartoonatorium, yo.

For ages, friends and family members have been trying to convince me that I needed to start up a blog, so that I could post my caricature sketches and stuff as soon as they were done, rather than making people wait the two years or so it generally turns out to be between updates to my website. I resisted the idea all that time, for one sole reason: I hate the word "blog". It's a stupid word. I hate saying it, I hate hearing other people say it, and I couldn't bring myself to admit that I had anything with such a stupid name. Hence, at a friend's suggestion, this little corner of the internet will never be called by that monicker ( monicker... what a stupid word). It will forever be CHUMPMONKEY'S ELECTRONIC CARTOONATORIUM!
The posts here will consist, I expect, mostly of caricatures, since that's what I love to do most. But I may also include some of my inane ramblings and some sketches and cartoons and stuff from time to time. What i hope to be able to do is start drawring caricature sketches in Flash, since I work with that program at my job as an animator, so that I don't have to find time for the scanning stage between drawring and posting. But I do expect to post some of my pencil sketches when I can too.
So, what I'm asking of you, reader (as if anyone's reading this), is suggestions for celebrities I can do some quick sketches of to post here. That doesn't necessarily mean I'll draw everyone anyone suggests, but at least it'll give me some ideas. In the meantime, I give you the only Flash caricature I've done so far, and hope it's not a long, long time before I find time to add more.
Here's the world's angriest man, Dick Cheney. I don't usually do political caricatures very often, since politics bore me, but this guy's face was just begging for it!