Nov 2, 2013

Pet Detective (Halloween 2013)


Well folks, this year has been a bit rough. Some ups (getting a new full-time job) some downs (being broke for the year's first quarter), some ups and downs (getting kicked out by a nagging bitch forcing me to grow cojones and do things my way) but the time where it affected me the most was Halloween.

I couldn't invest a lot in this year's costume, so I had to find a smart, cheap way to make myself a recognizable character that I could have fun with. As the previous "hinting" posts laid out, I decided to go as Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura. The character was something I could do as a kid even with my eyes closed, in terms of quoting him, walking like him and even being out of place in certain public events was right up my alley. So I decided to invest $8 on a pre-owned Hawaiian shirt (or Aloha shirt, as it is supposed to be called), $2.50 on a faux-leather belt (I hate leather belts so I had none that could look the part), dirty black tall boots I already had (I used the same boots for the V for Vendetta and Ghostbusters costumes) and the two most difficult things were the hair and pants.

I looked up and down endlessly for pants that resembled anything close to these:

Chef pants came to mind, but the stripes weren't thick enough and the damn things were $30 or more. Even worse, the ones I found locally were always black and white, not black and red (or burgundy) so that's a double insult. Next, I tried 90's exercise baggy muscle pants, but again the colors were a problem.

Oct 26, 2013

Sep 3, 2013

Huh-huh Happy Nine uh...


In a shift from my typical modus operandi, I'm going to celebrate the anniversary of 9/11, a.k.a. the Terrorists with Jewfros and Nasty Beards and Countless Stereotypes Attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers by basically caring too much about not caring.

What's different this time around is that I'm posting it before 9/11, as opposed to doing it on the same day.

I figured that people start searching for information, conspiracy theories, videos and pictures a few days prior and it hits its pike on September 11th. After that, nobody gives a shit.

So, here it is, Dreth's Blog's 2013 Happy 9/11 Anniversary entry!

(Click for bigger buttknockering)

Beavis & Butt-head are my favorite animated TV show and basically overall TV show, right up there with Mr. Bean and The IT Crowd. I always try to land a reference to the 80's because I still think it was 10-15 years ago, but no, Beavis and Butt-Head's debut was 20 years ago! Well, 21 if you count  Liquid Television. This picture is based on two things, besides the obvious World Trade Center crap.

1) The concept and poses are almost entirely taken from the duo's feature film's intro scene.



2) Butt-head's constant verbal abuse towards Beavis, but more specifically the incredibly violent reactions caused by the word "buttknocker". As evidenced here:



As for the technical stuff, I used Photoshop CC for this, it's nothing I couldn't have accomplished in one of the older versions but I'm going to be trying from 3D at some point in the future. After I drew and painted Beavis, I wasn't sure if I was going to use Butt-Head at all, but after drawing Butt-Head with the Pen Tool, it made things so much easier that I decided to go back and re-draw Beavis with it. I couldn't get quite the pose I wanted for Butt-Head, which was for him to be leaning forward and looking down on the tiny people. The only thing NOT drawn with the Pen Tool was the logo's lettering as well the background sky (which is just a touched up picture).

Sep 1, 2013

The Little Chalkboard


Whenever I get drunk and I'm hanging out at Wimbo's Rock Bar, this little chalkboard next to the pool table starts speaking to me in tongues. The only way to make it shut up is to defile its face.

Vic Rattlehead (Megadeth)

Freddy Krueger

Aug 24, 2013

The Cloak [Video]


This certainly caught my attention, it seemed to resemble the comedy style of Aqua Teen Hunger Force mixed with Sealab 2021. It dragged a bit too long, but this was a nice throwback to the days when Adult Swim was entertaining.

Aug 18, 2013

My life in Halloween


After almost a year without posting, I figured I'd do an extended post of one of my favorite activities.

Besides laughing at the suffering of toddlers.

I mean Halloween. It's that one thing that surpasses any other date in my entire calendar and any other life event, like when I got my job, or when I bought my car, or when I found out Mr Rogers died, or when I lost my virginity, my birthday (or anyone else's), the only exception is any day that is a payday.