Thursday, September 06, 2007

Cro-Magnon Men!

I've been working on lots of work stuff lately and haven't had much time for personal drawing...but when I do, for some strange reason, I've been drawing cave men. Maybe it's because of the Cro-Mags in the Jett Vector free comic day story, or because of all the great cave men types drawn by fellow blogger Paul Conrad, or maybe it's because I've been watching my Flintstones DVDS. Whatever the reason Cavemen are on my brain and now they're here on my blog.

I tried to come up with a variety of body types and personalities for these guys just as a way to push my drawing a little. I tend to rely on a few standard head shapes, hair styles and bodies when sketching men leading to a sameness. Hopefully over the next couple of busy weeks I'll draw a bunch more thus creating a whole army of beefy cavemen.
While sketching I started picturing a Saber-toothed caveman and had to draw him. I always love drawing the big underbite jaw and this guy's is huge! He'd probably poke his own eyes out with those chompers!

j.

5 comments:

kt said...

Nice work. I love 'em.

fp said...

Great variety of body types and languages.
Some are kinda cute, too.

Andrew W said...

Hi J! Love the cavemen, and I hope we'll see more of them! On a completely unrelated note, I was wondering if you're familiar with Benoit Prevot. I picked up the first issue of his comic Angelface in Paris recently, and I thought you might appreciate his work. His men are absolutely beautiful, with a wonderful vintage 30s feel. Check out his site at www.benoitprevot.com - he also has a Blogspot blog linked from there.

Cheers,

Andrew.

j. said...

kt - Thanks.

fp - Is it odd to find cavemen cute? I confess I really like the saber toothed guy but probably wouldn't if he was actually a real live person. Partly because of his huge teeth and partly because he's probably got wicked, bad B.O. :)

Andrew W - Thannks, man. I found out about Benoit through Meatcute...and I love his art. I have a link to his website but hadn't checked out his blog. Many thanks for the link.
And I definitely want to get his book. Do you know if it's been translated to English?

j.

Fran├žois said...

Finding cavemen cute... Well, I'd rather find a caveman cute than some of the current crop of guys I see in gay magazines. At least, the caveman would be pretty authentic.

Prevot's comic will be published by Class Comics, but I don't know when.
But after my own comic, which will be out next month. Yay!