This is my art blog. Sometimes I may post about other artists' art or something like that, but mainly this is for my art. Anything on here that is my art is copyright (c)Josh Ralls, me.
Sam the Historian
"Sam the Historian"
I've been looking through Christopher Hart's book, Modern Cartooning, again lately. He shows different head shapes you can use for cartoon characters that you draw. I tried a round head shape for this drawing. This character looked to me like he could be a historian. At first I thought of naming him Abraham, but I then I thought Sam might sound better. I gave him facial hair similar to Tom Selleck in the film Quigley Down Under. I imagine Sam's specialty may be the old west. He's really into stuff about cowboys saloons and things like that. He also loves old trains. Sam is really enthusiastic about history.
My sister made some decorations for my birthday using a machine that makes cutouts of silhouettes. One of the things she made was of The Punisher symbol. It already looked cool, but I photoshopped it, and I think this looks cool too. I like how the skull has a metallic look to it. My sister made the cutout of The Punisher skull with a foil-like paper, which has adhesive on the back. She put that on a black paper circle. The paper is more or less like you'd use for a scrapbook. It's one of my favorite decorations she made. Below is a picture of the decoration.
Here's a drawing I did some years ago. It's of Thor's hammer from the movie, Thor. It's from the scene in the movie. I was looking through some old drawings yesterday and found this one. So, I thought it would be something I could blog.