Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Called Out!

Maybe you've seen Vi Hart's cool video about SpongeBob's house. Go watch it, I'll wait...

So, I drew this, and sent Vi an email:

Hi Vi,

OK, I guess the jig is up. It only took 14 years, 8 months, and about 16 days since I designed SpongeBob's house before I was called out on its fraudulence. And, to be honest with you, I'm tired of living a lie. It's time to come clean and make some changes for the better.

So, in the interest of truth and justice, I've made some slight alterations to the design (see attachment). Also, I've attempted to ferret out a few interesting proportions and relationships that have existed in the geometry of the design since the beginning. The one obvious correction that I've made is to the angles of ascension of the clockwise and counterclockwise spirals. You will find that they now follow their proper, naturalistic course. Also, notice that the third, implied spiral formed by the intersections of these spirals is now also correct.

Throughout the course of the show, the number of rivets on the windows has varied between 5 and 6, so I've standardized it to 5 (see design notes for explanation). And, the number of rivets on the doorframe fluctuates wildly. So, I've standardized that number to 13 (see notes).

Anyway, keep up the good work! Come by for a tour of the studio the next time you find yourself in Burbank.

-Kenny P.

P.S. I love your videos, and, you just happened to have posted the SpongeBob video on my birthday. Synchronicity!

Oh, and I forgot to point out that I laid the design out on a golden rectangle! Oops.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


So many directions for the head, but the body follows the Way. I'm sure that's what I was attempting to depict when I scribbled this. Or my body was, and my head wasn't.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Imagine That!

Or, if you prefer, let That imagine You.

Bending Over Backwards

Man, I've been uninspired lately. I guess I'm saving up my Energies for some imminent mighty gushing-forth. This drawing has nothing to do with any of that, though. Does it?