Thursday, February 24, 2011

Buda Bob

'Buda Bob' is the nickname of a friend of a friend. It was the first name I thought of when I made this image from a photo shown earlier. Fun with Photoshop...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thank You Ed Economy...

I first learned the name "Ed Economy" in the pages of Skateboarder Magazine back in the 70s. It was a quivers article. The picture was of Ed on a dock with a group of insanely long skateboards. Ed is one of the granddaddies of longboarding.

The good people at Gravity Skateboards have offered an Ed Economy model for a few years now.



At 55", it's a rolling sofa. I've set mine up to further accentuate it's plushiness....big Reflex barrel bushings in Paris Trucks, spinning some Abec 11 Gumballs with Biltin Bearings.



I've had this board about as long as they've been on the market. I'm not following the trends of the longboard world as closely as I used to, but I suspect my Ed is not currently fashionable. I don't mind. The feeling this ride produces is why I skate.



Thank you Ed Economy.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

El Diablo De La Zanja - Sketch to Ink

This is something called "El Diablo De La Zanja" (The Devil of the Ditch). It's sort of a pretend Ditch Board graphic.

I still like to do my initial sketches in blue line. It's a hold over from my T-Shirt "Pre-Digital production art work" Shop days. 20 years later I can still smell PMT chemicals.


First few areas of ink. I obviously "cheated" the line work. So what?


More ink...


Pretty much done with ink...


Scanned, and cleaned up in Photoshop...


I'm not real happy with the curb...but that's not a big deal at this point. I'll color and layout the rest in Photoshop as well.

More to come...

W-w-waiting...

I'm not a fan of it. This is especially true when I'm where I'm supposed to be, when I'm supposed to be there. I'm always reminded of the Seinfeld "Reservations" episode.

The cat's not too stoked either.




Have Fun!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We Went to the Animal Fair...

...zoo actually. The weather was really nice. Low key relaxing day with my family, it was killer!
These are DSLR shots using my 75-300mm lens.








I'm not trying to mean, but...

Something about a guy leaning against a convenience store having a smoke next to the girl's bike he rode up there on, makes me laugh.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Photos from 2/6/11

DSLR photos from Super Bowl Sunday walk. Good times.





Photos...

Hipstamatic snow pix...







And a quick shot after a dinner date with my beautiful better half...



Thanks for lookin',
Mike

Friday, February 4, 2011

Who ordered this stuff?

Snow in Texas? The kids were stoked, no school. I'm officially old...all I see is cold, wet, and messy...



Thanks for lookin',
Mike

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Parking Lot

We have a really nice parking lot for these kind of shots...




Thanks for lookin',
Mike

Coyote down

Coyote down...





Location:Texas

I's Gots the Devil in Me...

I've recently been called The King of Tomfoolery. It ain't true! I's just gots the Devil in me. I reckon this is what you call a "work in progress"...



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I may be the world's most boring blogger. The only thing I can think of that would be more narcissistic is to be a Twitter-er. No offense...well, not much.