Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PEG CITY PUKE


some concepts from my 5x7" (predominately brush pen) sketchbook
to help get me motivated for the real deal. my plan is to pencil and
ink a somewhat finished looking version of what will eventually
become my first comic book, entitled 'ocd man'. i've been
procrastinating about this thing since the early 2000s,
and something is telling me that 'the sketchbook
project 2011 tour' is the perfect incentive for
me to kick my ass and finally get'er done,
or at least started! ;)
enjoy.
...
pentel brush pen, pentel correction pen, and sharpie

ultra fine point permanent marker

©2010 GregOakes.com



http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

TELEPHONE DOODLE

TELEPHONE DOODLE ©2010 GregOakes.com
Prismacolor Premier Fine Line Marker 03

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dim Whoretons (REVISED) "you'll cream your jeans sugar!!!" Book#27-Vol.2 (3-1/2"x5")



Dim Whoretons 
"you'll cream your jeans sugar!!!" 
Book#27-Vol.2
how 'bout some donut shop social commentary!? enjoy! 
ps. for what it's worth; there is no denying 
that i fall victim to purchasing their
product from time to time. ;)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MONSTER UPHOLSTERY



MONSTER UPHOLSTERY Book#28-Vol.2 ©2010 GregOakes.com
This is based on a character design I had developed back in March of 2001. I was an in-house product designer for Palliser Furniture Ltd./EQ3 (Nov. 2000 - March 2006). Needless to say I got tons of inspiration from all sorts of furniture; my sketchbooks are full of these creatures! ;) There's another series of characters but they are actually monsters sitting on average looking sofas and chairs. The plan is to submit these suckers for publication and eventually blow 'em up into large acrylic/watercolour paintings. "Sofa So Good" *groan* enjoy! ;) ~go © GregOakes.com 3-1/2"x5" coil-bound pages

Saturday, May 01, 2010

this trilogy is the pits

I DON'T WASH MY PITS
(AND AVOID PUTTING ON THE RITZ)

I SHAVE MY PITS
(AND HAVE HAPPY FACE TITS)

I DON'T SHAVE MY PITS
(AND LACKING SLEEP IS THE SHITS)

Saturday, April 03, 2010

heavy thinkin whilst coffee drinkin!


heavy thinkin whilst coffee drinkin!
©2005-'10 GregOakes.com
it hit me hard between the eyes
as if it were a brick
my mind was clear so i thought
confusion weighed in thick
am i an accident evolved from a spec
or intelligent design created?
here for a reason
to better the world
or useless
matter
i debated

~go

Saturday, March 13, 2010

one of these things is not like the other things


lost forever
©2010 GregOakes.com

words exhausted
everyday routine
words never known
outside my mind
occasionally shared by another
i'm not alone
my consoling shoulder
so many feelings
profound proclamations
momentary pleasures
lost forever
i feel alone
what would have been
if only those words were heard
and experienced by others
how would i be perceived
if those words were shared
with the world

~go

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

coffee shop sketching

coffee shop sketching ©2010 GregOakes.com
In no way is my sketch affiliated with Ian's documentary,...
except for maybe the message on the guys T-shirt.
...
icurecancer.com

Saturday, January 02, 2010

don't cry over spilt coffee

This cartoon is more so an inside joke between myself and a few friends; then again maybe it's just an inside joke between Me, Myself & I (aka the voices in my head). ;) Long story short,... there were two women sitting across the room from us at a local lounge/restaurant; one was a slender brunette and the other was a blonde with big boobies; we found out later that the blonde just recently had a baby which explained why her breasts were so large. Wasn't that an exciting story?! I knew that you'd love it!! ;) *SIGH* Unfortunately nobody was crying over spilt milk that night,... only spilt coffee. *GROAN* The entire spilt coffee scenario in reality never happened, but it did really happen in my mind, hence the dramatic cartoon reenactment! ;) 

ps. it's one of those cartoons that doesn't make much sense unless you were there, or have your mind in the gutter on a regular basis (like myself); hence the little story to accompany the cartoon so that there would be less head scratching. 
btw, the scribbles surrounding the main cartoon panel have nothing to do with the cartoon itself; i simply liked the look of the page in general. enjoy.