Saturday, April 11, 2009


Hanzo, originally uploaded by Sven3000.

I love Japsloitation movies! Adapting the spirit of the Blaxploitation genre in the 70s, these movies were filled with over the top violence, nudity and at times, a funky wakka wakka score. Along with the Baby Cart series and Lady Snowblood, my favorites are the Hanzo the Razor series starring Shintaru Katsu, who plays against type from his other alter ego, Zatoichi (He'll always get props from me for trying bring his stash of pot into the US by hiding it in his drawers.) Drawn whilst watching "Whose Got the Gold."

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sketch of the Day: Bull/Sheet

Bull, originally uploaded by Sven3000.

I don't advocate Bull fighting, but I do endorse Fighting Bulls.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Manga Studio test sketch

sketch_090403, originally uploaded by Sven3000.

I heard of the program Manga Studio recently, so I decided to try out the demo version. So far I like the pens tools. I wish the program didn't try to simplify some of my strokes though...

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bronze your baby!

Amazing sculpture by Gary Taxali. Edition of 9 @ Jonathan Levine Gallery.

Today's sketch: Super Furry Animal

Super Furry Animal, originally uploaded by Sven3000.

I was planning on doing studies of goats today, but I got a call and this is what I draw as I conversed about arugula, the CIA, a bus whose passengers' cumulative age surpassed 1,750 years old, protecting oneself from identity theft and cowskin rugs.