What do Lou Gehrig, Auguste Rodin‘s The Thinker, and Youtube have in common? Not much, until now!
I’ve had a Youtube channel that I’ve done nothing with for ages. I keep threatening to make animations or tutorials or who knows what, and then I don’t. But I’m going to try and start branching out a bit so I wanted to make sure I knew how to upload videos and link them to various other social networking sites. To that end, I needed to come up with a funny in order to have something to post… and that’s where this comes in…
I was thinking (see what I did there) about Lou Gehrig’s famous speech, and Rodin’s famous sculpture popped into my mind. A little creative editing with the actual soundtrack and I separated out the beginning from the ending so that I could leave that little bit of silence to let the joke settle in… used a little Photoshop magic to remove Lou Gehrig and replace him with the sculpture, and there you have it! It’s one of those things that technically works without the audio, but I feel like the audio really drives the joke home… so it made for a nice test subject for my new old Youtube channel.
In the future, I plan on doing some animations with voices and sounds and all that cool stuff… and perhaps some instructional/tutorial videos as well. Who knows what might pop into my weird mind. If you like anything at all I do here, please check out and subscribe to my Youtube channel and keep your eyes peeled!
*While I was telling the non-existent-universe story in real-time, it retroactively took place in the span of a fraction of a second… which means there is about six weeks worth of time between now and when the universe blinked. So, from time to time now I get to do my version of Arrow island flashbacks! Yay! 🙂
*I’m sure everyone is asking, is that a coloring error? What just happened? Friday’s episode will definitively answer that question… Meanwhile, I recommend you go back in time to Sunday August 2, 2015 and read through to Friday August 7, 2015. This will help you see that the toffee isn’t just something I pulled out of left field today. It has always been part of the plan! 🙂
Lots of people on the Digital Webbing forums post samples of their art and writing to be critiqued and admired. There’s a pretty wide range of experience too, from beginners to folk with lots of published stuff on their resumes. In one thread this week, several of us had commented on a drawing of Marvel’s Thing character. Somehow the gauntlet was dropped (not the Infinity Gauntlet, fortunately) and several of us were challenged to post our own renderings of the Thing. So that’s how this Thing happened…
Somehow I ended up drawing a happy Thing. I thought the bloodshot eyes and the teeth might help de-happy-ify him, but no dice. I might take another stab at this after a break and see if I can get the grim (Ben Grimm?) look I originally wanted. Please let me know what you think. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.