Friday, February 5, 2010

IF: Muddy

Sheep Dip gets a re-posting... i couldn't pass it up - giving a wider audience a look at the madness:
zdepski's digital illustration - Sheep Dip

Zdepski Family Lore - My older brother Mark and Cousin Johnny were doing their summer time forced labor in the family garden in the mid 1960s. Part of the labor involved spreading a slurry of reconstituted Sheep Manure on the garden by the bucket. The process involved mixing batches of dried crap and water in a 50 gallon drum, waiting for the poop to slurry over night, and then spread the next day... repeat as needed.

One fine day at the old Honey pot, Mark bets John that he would immerse his head, fully for $20. Johnny said, "OK, go ahead!"

short story shorter - Johnny didn't have the $20 to pay Mark for his daring fete, so he had to dunk his own head in for payment.

My sister swears this was the day Mark's hair became curly.

My brother Mark replies to my drawing:
The barrel was blue, scarred up, showing red primer... and it was really cocoa puffs in clear water not thick sludge (that happened overnight), I think you are misrepresenting the facts. I guess it isn’t journalism, it is the artist’s conception…

I cannot draw cocoa puffs... sludge is easier.

pencil to digital - Photoshop and Illustrator

Corporal Punishment Series
Click to enlarge the Stink.


Rainer E. Rühl said...

Great Illustration and cool story!

sandybau said...

I love it! Really great piece!
And I agree with you about the artist's conception instead of the journalism

Anonymous said...

Thats the worst bet ever!!! But great illustration!

Alex said...

brilliant mate, great way of keeping a family history
love your work

Anonymous said...


very muddy indeed.... ^__-

I have a tag, and a blog award for you so come and play....

Anonymous said...

Your awesome. Great work. Love the shading lines, and your style of drawing.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Paul! Great story and illustration to match! Thanks for the laugh.

Indigene said...

Lol! It's easier to imagine stinky compost, than cocoa puffs! I love your interpretation of it, it's much funnier and adds quite a bit to the story! :)