*Sometimes I do political and current event stories and humor… but the real world has been a little scary and depressing lately. I thought maybe it was good to just be silly for a while, which is why Batfly and Robant have been very disconnected from the real world the past couple of weeks. Literal escapism in the form of a trap might accidentally be deeply profound in a weird way… where you’re actually safer inside the trap than you are once you escape to the outside world. But they can’t stay in the self-made trap forever, eventually everyone has to try and get back out and make the best of tough times. Here’s hoping I can continue to be a little bit of a distraction some days to help you get through the real-world nonsense with some fictional nonsense. 🙂
*That switch has always been there, right? I mean, it wouldn’t just suddenly appear as a convenient and necessary plot device without any previous existence or explanation, right? Surely it has always been there and we just never really noticed. Yes, that must be it. 🙂
So, this is actually from back in August and I’ve just been really lax about getting it posted. Some of you might remember a previous Rick and Morty drawing of mine. I am a huge fan of the series on Adult Swim! Some of you following me on Facebook might also remember me posting an oddly random drawing of an empty kitchen too, along with a promise to explain later. Well, it’s now later! 🙂
There was a contest that I entered, did not win or place or anything, back in August… and I had the idea to draw Rick and Morty as if they had become trapped in a two-dimensional kid’s drawing on the family fridge. So, first I drew the digital kitchen that I posted on Facebook a while back. Then I used pencil, marker, and colored pencils to hand-draw the Rick and Morty piece. Both original individual illustrations are shown below:
I then combined everything into one digital image, with the small version on the fridge and the zoom/blowout to be sure people could see what was going on… Lastly, I added the dimensional portal gun to the kitchen counter. A little bit of additional contrast to the digital vs hand-drawn composition was the fact that the digital world was rendered as a three-dimensional one, while the hand-drawing was depicted as flat.
I thought this turned out pretty well, and is actually one of my favorite things from this year. 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.