creeper

Visual Vocabulary: Morass

Morass: a soft, wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot. As in, "Richardson went to cross the muddy thoroughfare and nearly sank to his death in the morass. Luckily, some men in the camp were able to pull him out with his trusty antler."

Visual Vocabulary: morass, Julie Rado Design

Have you guys ever watched Deadwood? If not, you should. There's this wonderfully toady tertiary character named Richardson. I told Scott I was definitely going to feature him in an upcoming illustration. I think I did a fairly good job, but nothing compares to the real thing.

I also couldn't help but think of this Some Ecards making its way around Pinterest lately. I recall being very afraid of quicksand after watching Swiss Family Robinson and asking my parents how to get myself out of it if I ever accidentally stepped into a quicksand bog while going about my daily routine.

Whether quicksand or morass, I hope you have a lifetime of avoiding both.


Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.


Visual Vocabulary: Hirsute

Hirsute: Hairy. As in, "That hirsute man strutting down the beach rocking his Speedo, gold chain and baby oil has no shame."

Visual Vocabulary: hirsute, Julie Rado Design

This one's a doozy. First off, Mr. Hirsute is definitely the cousin of Mr. Spermaceti—same schnoz, same unctuous smile (did you have to look unctuous up? hehe) and the same dentist, it seems. I can't lie, I definitely took inspiration from this illustration I ran across a few years ago. Also, I am a little sad that I had to explain to Scott what "GTL" means and that I even saved space for that in my brain. I feel like if there's a silver lining to that, it's that I will now always remember the meaning of hirsute. 


Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.


Visual Vocabulary: Spermaceti

I've been hanging on to this one for a while and I had to pull it out as a last minute backup after I illustrated a different word that didn't turn out as well as I had hoped it would (I'm not sure yet if I'll try again or ditch it). So when all else fails, go for the word that has "sperm" in it, am I right? After I finished the drawing, I realized that the creeper dude would just need to swap his linen blazer for a Hawaiian shirt and get a haircut and he would more or less be Glen from Family Guy. Spermaceti? Allllllriiiiight.

Visual Vocabulary: spermaceti illustration, Julie Rado Design


Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here.