Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WP3: Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes

Oh man, this is so embarrassing.

I was totally going to post this second wallpaper in the WALLPAPER TRIFECTA series like... five days ago, but last Wednesday I accidentally put "Whip My Hair" on repeat on my iTunes, and I've been whipping my hair back and forth the whole time. I didn't even shower, and I think I have some kind of neck condition now, so you really should be feeling sorry for me instead of judging me.

As promised, here is the second wallpaper in the series.

I wanted to capture the 60s feel of the video, and also the post-apocalyptic theme of the song. I also liked the bikes. That part makes me all tingly. So, I finally decided to draw a monster family riding bikes through the desert. Most of this one was done in Illustrator, so I did some fairly rough sketches and just scanned them in. Here are the originals:

After I scanned the sketches, I cleaned them up and changed the faces (some a little, some a lot) and adjusted the perspective on each one. After the characters were done, everything went to Photoshop so I could make it look all nubbly.

Enjoy, the final wallpaper will be posted sometime in the next week.

Gotta keep you on your toes.

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Get the "We Will Become Silhouettes" wallpaper here.

Until next time...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

WP3: Postal Service - Such Great Heights

Oh my gee. This is the beginning of a THRICE DAY series called WALLPAPER TRIFECTA. This is where I'll be doing a series of three wallpapers based on something I like.

So expect one soon featuring your mom.

HA! I kid. Your mom sucks.

This WALLPAPER TRIFECTA is based on the music videos of The Postal Service. Day one.... Such Great Heights!

Yeah, so The Postal Service is so phresh, and their videos, also, are. Each of the videos has a very distinct feel to it, and I love that. The Such Great Heights video has that swass 1984 space pajama thing going on, and I wanted to capture that in my design. Also, the obvious attraction between the two main characters in the video got me thinking about a machine that falls in love with a human... unrequited love and allat, yo. So, I started by sketching my two main characters and then tracing my pencil with my weapon of choice, the Micron 005 Black marker/pen/whatever. Here are the final sketches:

The boy took about 1 hour. The machine was a solid four days worth of work. After I sketched everything out, I sexily scanned them into my computer and did a little Live Paint action in Illustrator CS5. The coloring was done with the Live Paint bucket, and took about another afternoon. After that, everything was dumped into Photoshop and I did the background and the text. The fonts in this particular design are EjectJap and Kenyan Coffee. Both are, I believe, available on

And here is the finished product. Download and enjoy.

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Get the "Such Great Heights" wallpaper here.

Until next time...

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I know I have some loyal readers, but guess what? Internet has told me that some of you are MORE loyal than other readers. That's right! Surprise, mofos! I can see you! Apparently, some of you care more about excellence than others... and apparently most of those people are Londish.

What's your deal, America? I've always been good to you, and you betray me now? You would turn away your OWN CHILD? The one who suckled on your teets of freedom and justice, respectively? How could you? Let me just tell you, you're missing out. Overall you're missing out, but today, you're missing even outer. That's because I'm starting a new series of BLOGSCLUSIVE posts! Wooo! These posts are going to be filled with so much sexy cream you won't even believe it, and you won't find any of this stuff on the website. That's right, blog buddies only.

Here are a few Blogsclusive wallpapers for you to download. A few quick Mighty Boosh wallpapers I made a few days ago, but we're going to pretend I planned to make these as a reward to my readers across the pond.


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Get the "This Is Good" wallpaper here.

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Get the "Blood From A Cat's Face" wallpaper here.

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Get the "Peppermint Nightmare" wallpaper here.

Until next time...

Friday, February 4, 2011

In the future...

In a world where there are still people that believe that every email they receive comes from a real person, I have no choice but to believe that the world will eventually be ruled by computers. When this finally happens, I will be very happy. Mainly because a computer will never call me to ask how to use itself.

I know you think you're being "helpful" by calling, but the page refresh button is a valuable resource that should not be underestimated. For those of you who use the computer, but refuse to learn from it, there are guidelines for when and how you're allowed to bother the rest of us. Since most of you seem to be a bit hazy on the rules, I've made a handy flowchart for you:

Educate yourself.

Until next time...