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Daylight Saving Timne is now a week old. So I'm curious, do you like the time change? 

50%
4 deviants said NO! I need that hour of sleep that I missed.
38%
3 deviants said Meh, Daylight what time?
13%
1 deviant said Yeah! I really enjoy the extra hour of daylight.
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No deviants said Seriously Yes! They should do a double Daylight Saving Time!
Imagine if you will…  

It’s mid-day Saturday, on one of the major Bay Area freeways.  I’m in my little Porsche following a Mercedez who is following a red Mustang.  The Mustang has the knack of finding holes and gaps in the traffic so we’re knifing through the flow.  We’re going just a bit (well, okay a bit more’n a bit) fast.   I have the windows down, the top is off, the radio isn’t loud enough, and I’m screaming as loud as I can.  I have one eye on traffic and one eye searching for the lurking CHP.

Normally I’m a cool calm collected kinda guy.  So why am I squealing like a teenie-bopper (my voice still hurts.) and risking a huge ticket?  Well sit back and I’ll tell ya.

I saw a notice taped to my calender about a comic-con.  Checked the date, and it’s today!  Now!  Oh man, I had other plans.  So do I go?  Yes?  No?  No?  The last one wasn’t all that great.  Yes?  No?  D’oh, yes I’ll go.  Last minute I grabbed a handful of drawings and stuffed them into a portfolio.  This was advertised as an “artist friendly” show, so maybe I could get somebody to critique ‘em.

Wow! Access by kaspired

The basic plan was to be there when the doors opened and stay until it was too crowded to move. Usually I’ll do a quick lap just to see what’s where and then come back for a long look.

Once the doors opened and the tide of people flowed inside I had a chance to meander.  Against the back wall was a Tardis (including two Doctors), the Ghostbusters (including the ambulance), and Back to the Future (including the DeLorean).  As well as some serious cosplayers (including Power Girl, and a few others).

I bought the required Futurama figurine (Pop Animations version of Bender) and fumbled onto an original pencil cell layout from R.D. studio of Marge.  Both fairly cool, but the best was yet to come.

Marge by kaspired

By now it’s pretty well known that I like Vaughn Bode.  Yes, I think that’s a given.

(Best part #1)  I turn a corner and I see a booth with two words printed on it.  I stop cold and try not to faint.  Mark Bode!  Mark Bode!  (That’s Vaughn’s son!)  Yeah! 

Bode by kaspired

He looked up at me with a look that said “Yes?  And?”.  I stammered something back.   Anyway, we talked for maybe half an hour.  I bought a signed and numbered issue of Cobalt 60.  (Yay!)  He spotted my portfolio (hate to call it that, it’s more a collection of random drawings) and looked all the way through it.  Really!

Cobalt60, cover by kaspired    Cobalt60, inside cover by kaspired

(Best part #2)  He mentioned having a “Simpsonized” version of one of his dads’ drawings.  I froze again, then asked, “You mean this one?”, pulled out my phone, logged onto “Kaspired” and started to show my Bode clones.  He pulled out his phone, scoured through it, and Presto!  Lookit that!  It was!  He has one of my drawings!  This one:

Cold Rocks by kaspired

(Best Part #3)  I bought an original pencil drawing from him.  I own a real “Bode”!  The drawing was practice for a painting he did on a garage door.  He showed a video of the door closing and the full color painting appearing.

Garage Door by kaspired

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More people started to come over and I had sucked up enough of his time.  As I floated away I kept thinking “I have a real Bode! I have a …”.

Now both Marge and the Motorcycle are framed and hanging on my poor overloaded wall.

Da Wall by kaspired

P.S.  Of course I started another Bode drawing, featuring our favorite Neptunian spa attendant. 

 

 

 

 

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Buddy Guy
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett "Thud"
  • Watching: The monitor...
  • Drinking: I.P.A.

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Popscicle by kaspired
Popscicle
After meeting Mark Bode, I just had to go and try another Vaughn Bode drawing.

This time featuring our favorite Neptunian Heather.

One of the practice bits:  Popsicle 1 by kaspired
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Bomb by kaspired
Bomb
Oh lookit what I found!  I drew this a few years ago for a different forum and then forgot about it...

Another Vaughn Bode takeoff featuring Edna.
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Imagine if you will…  

It’s mid-day Saturday, on one of the major Bay Area freeways.  I’m in my little Porsche following a Mercedez who is following a red Mustang.  The Mustang has the knack of finding holes and gaps in the traffic so we’re knifing through the flow.  We’re going just a bit (well, okay a bit more’n a bit) fast.   I have the windows down, the top is off, the radio isn’t loud enough, and I’m screaming as loud as I can.  I have one eye on traffic and one eye searching for the lurking CHP.

Normally I’m a cool calm collected kinda guy.  So why am I squealing like a teenie-bopper (my voice still hurts.) and risking a huge ticket?  Well sit back and I’ll tell ya.

I saw a notice taped to my calender about a comic-con.  Checked the date, and it’s today!  Now!  Oh man, I had other plans.  So do I go?  Yes?  No?  No?  The last one wasn’t all that great.  Yes?  No?  D’oh, yes I’ll go.  Last minute I grabbed a handful of drawings and stuffed them into a portfolio.  This was advertised as an “artist friendly” show, so maybe I could get somebody to critique ‘em.

Wow! Access by kaspired

The basic plan was to be there when the doors opened and stay until it was too crowded to move. Usually I’ll do a quick lap just to see what’s where and then come back for a long look.

Once the doors opened and the tide of people flowed inside I had a chance to meander.  Against the back wall was a Tardis (including two Doctors), the Ghostbusters (including the ambulance), and Back to the Future (including the DeLorean).  As well as some serious cosplayers (including Power Girl, and a few others).

I bought the required Futurama figurine (Pop Animations version of Bender) and fumbled onto an original pencil cell layout from R.D. studio of Marge.  Both fairly cool, but the best was yet to come.

Marge by kaspired

By now it’s pretty well known that I like Vaughn Bode.  Yes, I think that’s a given.

(Best part #1)  I turn a corner and I see a booth with two words printed on it.  I stop cold and try not to faint.  Mark Bode!  Mark Bode!  (That’s Vaughn’s son!)  Yeah! 

Bode by kaspired

He looked up at me with a look that said “Yes?  And?”.  I stammered something back.   Anyway, we talked for maybe half an hour.  I bought a signed and numbered issue of Cobalt 60.  (Yay!)  He spotted my portfolio (hate to call it that, it’s more a collection of random drawings) and looked all the way through it.  Really!

Cobalt60, cover by kaspired    Cobalt60, inside cover by kaspired

(Best part #2)  He mentioned having a “Simpsonized” version of one of his dads’ drawings.  I froze again, then asked, “You mean this one?”, pulled out my phone, logged onto “Kaspired” and started to show my Bode clones.  He pulled out his phone, scoured through it, and Presto!  Lookit that!  It was!  He has one of my drawings!  This one:

Cold Rocks by kaspired

(Best Part #3)  I bought an original pencil drawing from him.  I own a real “Bode”!  The drawing was practice for a painting he did on a garage door.  He showed a video of the door closing and the full color painting appearing.

Garage Door by kaspired

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

More people started to come over and I had sucked up enough of his time.  As I floated away I kept thinking “I have a real Bode! I have a …”.

Now both Marge and the Motorcycle are framed and hanging on my poor overloaded wall.

Da Wall by kaspired

P.S.  Of course I started another Bode drawing, featuring our favorite Neptunian spa attendant. 

 

 

 

 

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Buddy Guy
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett "Thud"
  • Watching: The monitor...
  • Drinking: I.P.A.

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kaspired
Mike
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United States
Thanks to Wolich22 for this portrait, and for letting me use it for my I.D.

Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: something that makes you think
Operating System: steel and flint
MP3 player of choice: CD's
Shell of choice: abalone
Skin of choice: tanned
Favourite cartoon character: How many guesses do you want?
Personal Quote: "Fear is the little mind killer. You panic you freeze, you freeze you crash"
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:iconthechaosruler:
TheChaosRuler Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hello :)
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Hi...
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:iconthechaosruler:
TheChaosRuler Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
how are ya?
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kaspired Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Uhm, at the moment fairly well.  Just trying to get myself psyched up to start several sketches, including layouts for a couple of requests.

And you?
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gorga Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dance, llama, DANCE! Herr Llama Emperor llama cancan 
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:iconjust-to-look1:
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Have you heard about Tom & Jerry Kids?
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
The cartoon show?  Yeah, but I never watched it very much.
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Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Ah. If you were to be a fan, I can request you to draw a deviation related to it. :)
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kiff57krocker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for adding "Swashbuckler" to your faves file.  Gulliver63 linked some of your Futurama nude studies to me via email, and I must say, they are not only unique but very erotic and well done.  :) (Smile) 
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kaspired Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Couldn't turn it down.  I liked the details, and the posing.

Nice to actually talk to you.  Gulliver has mentioned you several times (well okay, alot).  You're apparently a martial arts fan and he "persuaded" me to do this one:  fav.me/d71jvxo

Cool!  I'm glad you liked my little wannabe sketches.
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kiff57krocker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen your Minerva Mink nunchuck sketch before.  Very cute.  I'm more of a fan of martial arts ladies or ladies involved in action scenes.  The sexier the better.  And I've made that genre my artistic hobby.  And I'm also happy to have the acquaintance of two very talented artists.  Perhaps you and I could do a colab sometime.  Thank you kindly for your response.  And again, thank you for choosing one of my artworks for your collection.  :D (Big Grin) 
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Wicked-Detective Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Fantastic Gallery......
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Cool!  I'm glad to hear that.
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Abductor88 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
No problem. It was an excellent work ;)
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