Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Elvis #366. The End.



And this forever concludes my Elvis-a-day task, challenge, deadwieght, etc. 366 Elvi in the can (and never once repeated an image)! Don't ask, "Why the extra one?", for this was a leap year.

Perhaps it will seem more satisfactory to potential viewers if I'm actually posting something EVERY (or every other) day. No, I will not keep drawing Elvis in 2009, but the drawing each day goal will continue. I have won the battle for now, but the war must go on...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Elvis #350 (aka Milestone VII)



The final "Milestone Elvis" of the year. #366 will obviously be the biggest landmark for me, but this is officially the last "milestone", in that it was something to be proud of each time I completed another 50.

Keeping with the routine of having an animal in each Milestone Elvis drawing (#'s 50 and 100 were coincidental and started the tradition), here he is with the beast that shares the same name with Elvis' best selling single of all time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Office sketch dump

Over the past few weeks I've been working on the cast of The Office, little by little. I think the only ones I'm missing now are Jan, Bob Vance and Mose. And maybe Roy. But he's been very absent for a long while.

*UPDATE! Finally got around to making a finalized digital piece. I hope to do more of these. Prints for sale! If interested, email me at zack@zackwallenfang.com.

















Friday, December 5, 2008

Juiced

Nordberg: All right, listen up everyone! I want you to calmly file towards the exits. That's it, that's it! Nobody runs, just walk. Single file. That's it. Now if we just stay calm, no one's gonna be harmed by the huge bomb that's gonna explode any minute.



After 13 years of running free, the law could never just back off this fallen hero. Pro Football Hall of Famer Orenthal James Simpson was sentenced today for at least 15 years after choosing the wrong city and state to lead an armed robbery in a hotel room confrontation. He was merely trying to retrieve stolen items to give to the Goldman family, during a break from tracking down the killer or killers of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. But certain "evidence" and "witnesses" suggested otherwise.

On a technical note, I don't think the photo-realism look is my friend, but I thought it was necessary for the stamp idea. And an odd angle. After watching him live on tv today, I was seeing all sorts of great things that got lost in the angle I chose to work with. And very difficult colors to work with, and the more I stare at it, the more I dislike. But screw it, I'm finished.

P.S. Acrylic on chipboard.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Milestone Elvis #6 (aka Elvis of the Day #300)

Wow. The big three double-O. Only 66 to go (damn you, Leap Year Elvis)!!

This is yesterday's Elvis. Forgot to post it. I'm not particularly happy with the dog, but hell, this is about drawing Elvis.

Friday, October 17, 2008

A pit bull with lipstick.

HAH! Get it?!

This reminds of that one joke, "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Pit bulls don't let their kids have puppies!"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Back from Los Angeles

Click on all for the best hi-def results!



I was starving so I went for the most expensive burger on the menu. It was $7.95 and total garbage.








































Where The Office is filmed!


Monday, September 29, 2008

Non-Elvis drawing of the day


Although I am up to Elvis #273 and counting, here's something a little different. Here we see Walt Disney with Tiki Room parrot Juan, (cousin of Jose the Tiki show host). The Enchanted Tiki Room opened in Disneyland in June of 1963 and was the first attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics, which shortly after paved the way for other classics such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion.

This year The Enchanted Tiki Room is celebrating its 45th anniversary. I'll be visiting Disneyland once again in 2 days and will more than likely blow a bunch of money on some kind of commemorative 45th Anniversary Tiki Room merchandise that I don't need or have the space for.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Elvis of the Day #250. (aka Milestone Elvis V!)

Did you know that on the set of Jailhouse Rock, a wallaby was given to Elvis as a gift? Well, now you do.

Friday, September 5, 2008

More RNC protests

Tonight's protest wasn't as fun-filled as Monday, but after watching the news tonight, I'm glad I left when I did. It is rather frightening seeing hundreds of officers in their turtle costumes with tear gas guns pointed right in your direction from all sides, ready to pull the trigger at any moment. Also kind of scary to see half the protest attendees (press included) with scarves or masks of their own, knowing they were more than likely going to come in handy. About 200 arrests were made after demonstrators (photo journalists included) were finally chased onto a bridge and surrounded from both sides. Not many actual protest photos here because I was keeping my distance for the right reasons, but here are some I liked. The march started at the State Capitol. It might go without saying, but click on them to see the best results please!







He has a permit.















"The law stinks!"
























The highlight for me was when Triumph the Insult Dog drove by, yelling out the window at everyone. It didn't even occur to me that this was really him until I saw that it was indeed Robert Smigel behind the puppet. Unfortunately, I didn't think fast enough and this was the best shot I could get. I'll definitely be watching for this on Conan. Apparently Triumph has been reporting for Late Night from the RNC all week.