It's been many moons since that evening way back in 2008. Having drinks at Jimmy's Corner here in NY with my friend Brendan. When we figured that making a MODOK blog for the month of March would be a stellar idea. So we finished our drinks and proceeded to order another few rounds.
It wasn't until that following day that we both sobered up and again we agreed that it was still a great idea. So, we hopped onto blogger and nabbed the site for MMM and got to work. It took off without too much difficulty at all. People are cool like that, and MODOK fans are phenomenal with their love and devotion to this Unique Kirby creation.
Many thanks to everyone who shares this blog, and takes time to commit they're craft with the appreciation of MODOK! This blog is great because of all of you.It's become an annual treat for me, a fun way to spend my March. You know, right before the tax man descends on my good humor, and it keeps me completely in the dark about what the hell is happening with college hoops. But equally important is that this event keeps me in touch with my friend Brendan.
He's a most excellent friend, it's my pleasure to know him. Without him I'd know far less about MODOK and comics in general. Thanks Brendan.For All of this I am grateful, and I hope everyone has enjoyed the MMM2013 festivities.
Till next time & Hope you dig,
So, I added a villain to offset my previous hero sidekick painting of ORKO. Heck, MODOK is a super terrifying robot/human hybrid type villain right? So, I might as well paint him that way.
I've chosen TRAPJAW because I completely love his design,
and figured it would work well with some floating hover chair tech. Plus I had to be sure to ad that little loopy think on his head so that he could zip line into a fight possibly verses Iron Man.
For a Hero, Opted for ORKO. Ummm, if your looking for an acronym maybe I'll trot out the term ORKODOK: Organism Really Keen On Destruction Obliteration & Killing. This design lent itself well to MODOK, sure the ears look funny and the hat too come to think of it. But, the hover chair is completely concealed making the outfit seem more ghostly.
|MODOK is a master of THE CUBE!|
I had colors on this but have since dabbed them back to work the values a bit more I may have to swap in new colors before posting it up later.
Hope you dig,
His organic body decayed over time, and was replaced with alien artifacts and holographic projection by the scientists at A.I.M. His hover chair was also remade, out of sleek indestructible black metal with alloys of Adamantium and Vibranium. So, look to the future and despair for MODOK looks down on us all with holographic eyes of cold light radiating from a cauldron of smoldering darkness.
Hope you dig.
|HE IS MIGHTY, MIGHTY MURDEROUS!!|
Well, after a bit of investigation I realized that I needed to do another image... My head shot worked too well by itself and I needed to adjust my plan of attack. So I sketched up a new MODOK threw some finish onto it. I could keep noodling with the colors, on into forever. But, I like this right now so I'll post it on up..
Hope you dig,
Keep on MINDBLASTING!
|Take MODOK add a dash of MIRO....|
He's evil and graphical. I'd wanted to do one of these now for a couple of years, it's a departure for me, and I had fun doing it. Even though I'm not sure I succeeded in capturing the feel of a MIRO in the image. This here is just a modok head... I've got another one that I hope to finish up by the end of the month.
Hope you dig,
|NUMBER TEN BISCUITS!|
Growing up I would get that afternoon PBS jolt of artists who'd paint in little half hour segments. There was Bob Ross of course, and a few others that I can't quite place names for right now. But the other big thing that I grew to love was watching Norm Abram on the NEW YANKEE workshop. For those unfamiliar. The show was a half hour woodworking project, where NORM would take you to a a historic site or an antique shop. He'd show you some furniture, using a myriad of great descriptive terms, and then you'd watch him build the thing. His shop was staggering, I remember watching episodes with my father and looking over to see my father just Marveling at the space, when I got older we'd discuss the fact that Norm had an abundance of space and more power tools then any ONE PROJECT could ever need.
Norm also did a lot of Biscuit Joinery. A process where to panels of wood were precisely planed to fit evenly. Grooves where cut in the joints of the two panels and it was all fitted with these little wooden bits (Biscuits) and lots of glue... It made for a really nice joints.
I found some episodes on the ol' YOUTUBE. Norm builds a CHEST on a CHEST!
Other terms I like from the show:
Router, Stacked Dado Head Cutter, Dovetailing Jig, Morticing Gig, Dutching, Random Orbital Sander, Rip Fence, Sacrificial Strip, and many many more.
Hope you dig..
Remember shop safety... "There is no more important safety rule then to wear these. Safety Glasses."