Monday, January 28, 2013
Who didn't love Dragon Ball Z growing up? Fortunately for me, as a child, I was lucky enough to be exposed (lol) to the series in the correct Dragon Ball-Dragon Ball Z order due to my father's friends and VHS fansubs that they had passed around amongst one another. These were copies of copies of copies of subs recorded off of tv and VCDs so the quality of the images and sounds weren't the best. Even to this day I sometimes spell Goku as "Gokuo" or "Gokuh" just from the sheer habit of watching those tapes so much and it becoming ingrained in my memory.
Also Dragon Ball characters were the first things I tried drawing as kid and are almost solely responsible for me becoming interested in artwork in general.
I don't know if the "Anime Crisis" fansub community still exists but I'd like to thank them for the part they played in this guy's childhood.
Post title taken from the album "Check Your Head" by the Beastie Boys.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The "What A Cartoons" were some of my favorite childhood television memories and briefly popular during the time when Cartoon Network was looking for their next breakout show. "Gramps" was one of my definitive favorites and one I had always hoped would become a series but I guess it was just never meant to be. Imagine my surprise when I couldn't find ONE Rule 34 image of the President from the short.
Wondering why there are three versions of the pic featuring different color palettes? There's a gag in the episode that involves Gramps not being able to remember in color but when his grandchildren- who are stuck in his flashbacks with him- protest, he adds various shades of yellow to the surroundings. Eventually the complain about this too and he finally gives them full technicolor visuals.
I don't know if that counts as Rule34 on the color yellow but it was just a funny idea that came to me as I colored the thing.
Post title from the album "Abolition of Manchild" by the group Manchild.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Decided to go and color an old Pebbles Flintstone pic before posting anything new because not only do I have a slight obsession with the character but I've also wanted to revisit some of my old work for quite awhile now. PhillipThe2 has already done an incredible color of this pic so be sure to check his version out as well. Dude is a beast.
The Daphne vs Velma pic is one of my favorites that I've done. Always been a Daphne fan myself but you can't deny how fucking STACKED Velma truly is. A nerd goddess for sure. The artist Orange Pickles did a marvelous coloring of this one over a year ago.
Post title from the album "From Dusk" by the band Guitar Vader.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Anyone who follows me on THA TWITTAH MACHINE knows that the end of 2012 was a bit of a disaster for ol' Rage Grenade. After some legal trouble, getting dumped, and then losing my job... drawing kind of lost any kind of relevance or priority in my life. But 2013 is a new year and it's about time I kicked it off with NEW artwork.
One of my friends on THA TWITTAH MACHINE suggested I do a picture featuring Lisa the babysitter from Dexter's Lab. Luckily I was really into the idea at the time and decided why the fuck not. So here's the first of two pics featuring everyone's favorite jailbait babysitter. The other is near completion but you can glimpse the rough draft sketch on my Twitpic account, I plan on posting it with one of Agent Honeydew as soon as they're both done and hopefully that's within the next few days.
BECAUSE IT'S NOT LIKE I'M EMPLOYED OR ANYTHING LOLOLOLOL
Post title taken from the album "The Skywatchers Handbook" by The Skywatchers.