7.06.2006

Thank You, Joe

I have been having a really difficult time at work, as things just keep getting pushed further and further back on the schedule. This is a frustration that I have learned to expect, but it still gets me down in the dumps. It's times like this, when I'm all blue and mopey, that I really appreciate having a good friend around.

Did you know that frilled lizards run really fast on their hind legs because the sand is so hot? I was under the silly assumption that they puffed themselves up like that as a sign of aggression. Fortunately, my good ol' pal Joe set me straight.

And then, just to make sure I understood the mechanics of it all, Joe fashioned his own "frill" out of a few pieces of copy paper and ran, in lizard fashion, around our entire department at the height of the work day.

Thanks, Joe. I needed that.

12 comments:

Jedulous said...

That Joe, he's a good one. Nice drawing. And I always thought they lived in mountainous areas, and used the frill as a parachute for when they fall down cliffs. Oh well, I guess hot feet is cool too.

Just to let you know, Adrian, you're the kick-buttest mentor I could ever ask for. Thanks for being so chill, and also for having such an expert eye.

jed

S.T. Lewis said...

New stuff on the Adrian blog again? Already?! This is really nice. I like all the variation in straights and curves and the shapes and everything about it... and the background. Thumbs up!

And I agree - Joe's a good man.

Joe Fowler said...

He is... er, I am.

It is always a pleasure to cheer you up, Adrian, especially because I'm the reason for the "slowing down" of the work, and... I'm an idiot.

Hey Shane, since you were being sarcastic about the "background", does that mean you hate the rest? PS- did you get enough fries? You can't hit a guy with glasses!

sarah said...

Hey Adrian! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I really love your art. Very awesome designs. The league of useless superheros made me laugh :)

Adrian Ropp said...

Jed - It's my pleasure. You're talent continues to astound me.

Shane - Yes. Straights and curves. That's how I roll. Thanks.

Joe - I'd thank you but it would seem redundant.

Sarah - Thanks for checking out the ol' blog. Your stuff is great, too!

Goldenrod Fox said...

What an awesome drawing! I love the pose and how tight the lineart is!

Blake K. Johnson said...

Nice one A. ropp. Your design reminds me of the lizard from rescuers down under... frank I believe. I also love the personality you've captured.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a great character you created! Very well done.

Michelle Lana said...

Very cool...great illo.

hartini said...

Love that dragon! :)

Anonymous said...

great lizard... you have a nice style!

stacey m said...

nice illo and great story to with it!