January 31, 2009

Mechano-Man: Arm Detail

Filed under: Sketch — Screenhog @ 11:41 am

As promised last time, here’s some detailed information of Mechano-Man’s arm:

Mechano-Man's arm

I have come to the conclusion that I am not particularly good at detailed schematics. I wasn’t into mechanics in any way as a child, and I imagine I’d have to get pretty practiced up to create better ones.

This drawing, on the other hand, blows me away. It’s a full schematic of Wall-E. I could never do that.

January 25, 2009


Filed under: Sketch — Screenhog @ 1:25 pm

This sketch started in my brain from the arm. I had an idea for a robotic arm, the detail of which I may show in a later sketch, and decided to try putting the arm on a person.
(click to read the rest of this post…)

January 23, 2009

Human Brussels Sprouts

Filed under: Christianity,Opinion — Screenhog @ 10:36 pm

So, I came across this in the Bible recently:

“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.”

Upon reading this, I was hit with the strangest thought – Christians are human brussels sprouts.

You know about brussels sprouts, right? They have this certain chemical inside of them that certain people can taste and other people can’t, and this is one of the reasons why some people find that they taste horribly bitter, while others don’t find that true at all (and, in fact, will even say they taste sweet sometimes).

Now, I don’t have a sense of smell – that’s a topic for another day – so whenever I hear about “aroma”, that’s pretty much the closest thing I can relate it to, and when the verses I was reading talked about the same aroma being fragrant or deathly to different people, it clicked with me. As a Christian, I have a message that I’m supposed to tell the whole world. It’s a message of extreme importance, and it has saved my life. And yet, to many people, that same message reeks.

I don’t really know how to deal with that yet. I’m sure I talk about Christianity proportionally more on this site than I do in real life. I want to show people my faith properly, and this is the best way I know how to do it… giving any reader the freedom to walk away from what I’m saying at any time. But, if the message of the Gospel really is the most important message in the world, shouldn’t I be telling everyone about it, no matter how much it reeks for them?

I don’t know. All I know is that sometimes, people learn to like brussels sprouts.

January 20, 2009

Art Challenge – Sick House #2

Filed under: Sketch — Tags: — Screenhog @ 10:37 pm

As promised last time, here’s the other idea I had for a sick house:

In retrospect, the barn with chicken pox had a much worse pun than this. This isn’t really even a pun, it’s more just a visual gag. (However, it won’t get any funnier the more I analyze it, so I’m just going to leave it at that.)

January 18, 2009

Art Challenge – Sick House

Filed under: Digital Painting — Tags: — Screenhog @ 11:45 pm

Yep, it’s another work art challenge. What can I say, they provide an excellent diversion for me, and some great, consistent material for this site.

Anyway, this week’s challenge was “Sick House”. Yep, basically, to make a dwelling of some kind that was suffering an ailment. I had two pretty good ideas, and here’s one of them:

It’s a barn with chicken pox.

If I feel so inclined, I’ll draw up my other idea soon. I warn you, though… that one’s pun is just as bad as this one’s.

January 10, 2009

Puzzle – Three-Way Definitions

Filed under: Puzzles,Wordplay — Screenhog @ 8:58 am

Bad at figuring out the answers for crossword clues? Then this puzzle is for you, because each word that we’re trying to find is defined three times! For each entry below, there are three different definitions of the exact same word. That word might sound different in some cases or have a capital letter, but the spelling is exactly the same. Can you answer all of the words?

Three-Way Definition #1

- three strikes in bowling
- Mid-East country
- popular holiday food
Three-Way Definition #2

- inflate
- type of women’s shoe
- gas station terminal
Three-Way Definition #3

- size of bed
- chess piece
- female member of royalty
Three-Way Definition #4

- fourth hand in bridge
- mall mannequin
- idiot
Three-Way Definition #5

- common type of snake
- “Knights of the _______”
- strap holding a stocking up
Three-Way Definition #6

- playground equipment
- baseball move into home plate
- trombone part
Three-Way Definition #7

- World Wide Web
- basketball hoop
- money earned after taxes
Three-Way Definition #8

- color
- fruit
- “A Clockwork ______”
Three-Way Definition #9

- musical key or tone
- black tar
- throw a baseball
Three-Way Definition #10

- type of toast
- type of fries
- type of kiss
Three-Way Definition #11

- helpful act for a community
- beginning a tennis rally
- Sunday church event
Three-Way Definition #12

- male deer
- bull or bronco activity
- slang term for a dollar
Three-Way Definition #13

- move quickly
- zero
- fasten, i.e. on a coat or purse
Three-Way Definition #14

- is going to
- last testament
- source of determination
Three-Way Definition #15

- pretends
- book of the Bible
- divisions of a Shakespearean play

Answers: (click to read the rest of this post…)

January 7, 2009

Rockhopper Penguin

Filed under: Digital Painting — Tags: — Screenhog @ 6:17 pm

The art challenge at work for next Monday is to draw a penguin that is different than the penguins that we draw and see at work every day (if you know where I work, this will make a great deal of sense as being quite the challenge).

Instead of going the cartoony route, I decided to attempt a more realistic penguin using Photoshop. It’s a Rockhopper penguin, which is one of the coolest penguins due to its big yellow eyebrows. Here’s the result:

Estimated creation time: 2-3 hrs. Have I ever mentioned how amazed I am at artists who will work on the same painting for 50+ hours? I am in awe at that level of patience and dedication to getting every detail perfect. Unless I was attempting a wall mural or something, I don’t think I could do it.

January 3, 2009


Filed under: Poetry — Screenhog @ 8:54 am

One sunny afternoon
At a quarter after three
I felt a weird sensation
Coming over me
And before my lips could speak the words
“Whatever could it be?”
I hiccupped.

It wasn’t very loud,
But it made me jump a little
To feel this strange anomaly
Coming from my middle
And this singular event
Created quite the mental riddle
“Why do I hiccup?”
(click to read the rest of this post…)

January 1, 2009

New Year’s Resolution

Filed under: Screenhog.com — Screenhog @ 9:13 pm

I generally make it a rule not to do New Year’s resolutions. Really, there’s nothing particularly special about January 1st when it comes to controlling willpower. However, I make it an exception when it’s something that I’ve already been doing successfully… I just haven’t fully announced.

So here and now, I’ll announce it. I promise that in 2009, this site will have at least 2 updates a week of some kind. Music, comics, puzzles, art of all shapes and sizes… with 52 weeks x 2, that means that there will be at least 104 updates this year.

Oh, and I don’t count this as one of this week’s updates. That just feels like a cop-out.

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