Monday, February 25, 2013

Morton Salt

Otis Copyright © Kyle Henderson 2013
During the planning phase for this piece I went back and forth about his outfit. The two options were the outfit he eventually donned and the original Morton Salt Girl's little yellow dress. While I have done pieces with Otis dressed in drag, I thought I would let him keep a little of his masculinity in this one.



Otis "Rick" Grimes

Otis copyright © Kyle Henderson 2013

Today Otis is dressing up as Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead from the comics and the AMC TV show.  

The Walking Dead and AMC are property of their respective owners. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why did it have to be snakes!?

I am doing a series of Otis pieces depicting Otis in the key role of well known movie scenes. Here is my first attempt. This is the cult classic snake scene from Steven Spielberg's: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 

Art Challenge: Day 30 - Earth

Here is the last day of my 30 day challenge. The Challenge: EARTH. Otis here has traded spots with Atlas, the god who held the earth on his shoulders. 

I am proud of myself for completing this first challenge I set for myself. I will be taking part in the A to Z blogging challenge this April, but I have a month and a half until then.  I would love some feed back and suggestions for another challenge in the mean time. Please comment your ideas!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Art Challenge: Day 29 - Mushroom

This is my submission for day 29 of my 30 day challenge. Today's challenge was Mushroom.
Otis has stepped through the Looking Glass and found this giant mushroom with a hookah sitting atop it. 

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
EARTH

One more day for my first blogging art challenge!

Art Challenge: Day 28 - Flowers

This is my submission for day 28 of my 30 day challenge. Today's challenge was flowers. This is Otis dressed as Mario from Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. jumping over a Piranha Plant. 

I am thinking of doing another version of this which will look like it is 8-bit like the original Super Mario Bros. 

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
MUSHROOM

woohoo! Almost done with my first challenge!

Art Challenge: Day 27 - Death

This is my submission for day 27 of my 30 day challenge.  Today's challenge was Death.

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
FLOWERS

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Art Challenge: Day 26 - Lost

This is my submission for day 26 of my 30 day challenge. Today's challenge: Lost.

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
DEATH 

Art Challenge: Day 25 - Surprise!

This is my submission for day 25 of my 30 day challenge. Today's challenge: Surprise! Here we see Otis opening the door to a "Surprise" birthday party where he is the only guest.

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
LOST

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Followers?

I have been wondering lately why I have no followers since I started this blog.  I get views on it regularly and sometimes pretty quickly. But I have NO followers. So I decided to look at my settings and I realize something very important. I didn't have a follow button! *smacks self in forehead*
I have now remedied this! If you like this blog and my artwork, please follow and share with your friends! Thank you!

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
Kyle

Otis as Perrin Aybara

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson

Here is Otis dressed as Perrin Aybara from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. The signatures on the drawing are my own, Brandon Sanderson the co-author of the last few Wheel of Time books and Harriet McDougal, the widow of Robert Jordan and editor of the Wheel of Time series.  Harriet is a well known editor and an icon in the Literary world in her own right. I recently went to a book signing with these two and they were kind enough to sign the drawing with me. 

Art Challenge: Day 24 - Fire

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
Here is the last one. This is my submission for day 24 of my 30 day challenge. Today's challenge: Fire

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
SURPRISE

Art Challenge: Day 23 - Clone

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
This is my submission for day 23 of my 30 day challenge. The day's challenge: Clone

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
FIRE

Art Challenge: Day 22 - Insanity

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
This is my submission for day 22 of my 30 day challenge. The day's challenge: Insanity

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
CLONE

Art Challenge: Day 21 - Underworld

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
I am just going to upload all the ones that I am behind on. 
Here is my submission for day 21 of my 30 day challenge. The day's challenge: Underworld

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
INSANITY

Art Challenge: Day 20 - Bugs

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
I know I have been slacking it this week guys. Mostly with the posting. I have still been drawing, i just haven't been able to bust out my scanner lately. 
Here is my submission for day 20 of my 30 day challenge. The day's challenge: Bugs

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
UNDERWORLD

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Art Challenge: Day 19 - Rock N Roll

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
This is my submission for day 19 of my 30 day challenge. Today's challenge was Rock N Roll. The band is This is Otis

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
BUGS

Monday, February 4, 2013

Art Challenge: Day 18 - Mutation

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
This is my submission for day 18 for my 30 day art challenge. Today's challenge was Mutation. This piece shows Otis being doused in toxic waste and growing freakish "finger" mutations. 

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
ROCK N ROLL

Sunday, February 3, 2013

In a blogging mood

I am in a blogging mood today. I just thought I would share with you folks some of my drawings and Shadow Puppets that are not related to Otis. 
The Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland
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Tattoo Design done years ago
Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson


Lady and Gentleman Shadow Puppets
Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
Totoro
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Blogging from A to Z

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
This April I will be taking part in the Blogging from A to Z challenge. The A to Z challenge was the brainchild of Arlee Bird over at Tossing It Out. The A to Z challenge is a blogging challenge starting April 1 where you blog everyday for the month of April except for Sundays. Since April 1 falls on a Sunday this year you start on that day but don't post any other Sunday. 
Also, to make it that much more difficult you have to post alphabetically from A to Z. The idea is to come up with ideas based on the letters of the alphabet. Some people post based on singular words, like A is for Apple or C is for Cake.
Since this blog is all about posting my artwork, in particular about Otis, I will be doing my posts based on popular phrases and proverbs beginning with the letter for that day.  For example, B will be "Broke the Camels Back" based on the phrase "The straw that broke the camels back". Each post will be a humorous or personal take on the phrases and will feature Otis acting out or demonstrating them.
Stay tuned and leave me comments with your ideas for the challenge or for anything else you would like to see.  I am always accepting inspiration. 
-Kyle Henderson

Art Challenge:Day 17 - Underwear

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
 These are my submissions for day 17 of my 30 day art challenge. Today's challenge was Underwear. The one on the left was my first idea, which the wife thought was funnier. The one on the right was my second idea and the one I liked better. Underwear Hero Otis!

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
MUTATION

Friday, February 1, 2013

Art Challenge: Day 16 - Sound Effect

Copyright © 2013 Kyle Henderson
This is my submission for day 16 of my 30 day challenge. Today's challenge was Sound Effect. 

TOMORROW'S CHALLENGE:
UNDERWEAR