Friday, February 27, 2015
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Events unrelated to this blog took my attention away from Or Best Offer for most of the back half of this year. That, coupled with the determination not to let the window between posts stretch beyond six months, spurred me to file this final image for 2014, the year of less-than-intended OBO content production.
For this entry I felt compelled to marshall the awesome forces of computer technology. Why the style switch, you ask (you did ask, right?)? Well, because (1) I felt that this subject was uniquely suited to 3D rendering, and (2) I do a lot of work in Maya to earn a buck, but I rarely have a chance to play around in the software purely for the fun of it. This image is one of those rare occasions.
I'm glad to have committed to the experiment, but this look will not become the norm for this project. Also, I might try it again if it makes sense. Which I guess means, "be prepared for anything." And hey, that's a fine sentiment to carry with you as you stumble into a new year! Please accept it as Or Best Offer's parting gift to you as we all close the door 2014. Stop by in 2015 (a.k.a., the future!) for more drawings and more ramblings, and possibly some dramblings, if I ever figure out what the hell those are.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Stunning monochrome. Portability. No, it's not the Escher poster that hung in your college dorm, you burnout. It's a snazzy 12" black and white TV in excellent condition! Recreate the feeling of hanging out in your friend's partially finished basement, circa summer of 1983, with this tiny beauty.
Friday, May 23, 2014
I'm not really a big-ass-mirror-with-an-elaborate-gold-frame kind of guy, but i understand that there are those for whom having a big-ass mirror with an elaborate gold frame is important, be it for self esteem or to finish a room or whatever. Who am I to judge? I hope whoever buys this fancy looking glass takes great pleasure in it. Also, I do hope they use it to do this.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Movie prop, housewarming present, something to be brandished menacingly by the lead singer in your black metal band—a bull skull is surprisingly versatile item. Use it as a hummus dish at your next party. Hang it on your wall for some instant Texas cred. Or cash it in for $85 and get on with your life.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
BONE CHINA THIMBLES
Collectible, (100) available, case
included, $75 all.
Previous to seeing this listing I was not aware of the thimble's potential as a collectible. Having done the requisite Google image browsing, I appreciate the range of subject matter that graces these little cylindrical treasures. There’s the expected flowers and horses and birds and dogs and cats and British Royals and tourist locations, but also (and this is a partial list) playing cards, The King and I, Loretta Lynn, Heinz Baked beans, centaurs, the main characters from Finding Nemo, Beyonce, Monopoly, creepy clowns, the Spice Girls, Dirty Dancing, the Beatles, Abraham Lincoln, and my all-time favorite, a thimble adorned with a picture of a bunch of thimbles. The thimble is truly a blank canvas upon which you can project all of your pop culture and animal dreams. In that spirit, I decided to leave mine blank.
For no particular reason, I would also like to point out that I found one depiction of Guy Gibson on a bone china thimble that bears some resemblance to Bob Dobbs, purported founder of the Church of the Subgenius. Conspiracy? Meaningless coincidence? A little of both?
Friday, August 16, 2013
I am curious as to why so many quantities printed in Pennysaver ads are in parentheses. So far two of the drawings I've done feature this idiosyncratic punctuation and there are, as you might guess, more to come. Also, who knew you could get a couple of bowling balls for the low, low price of nada?