Monday, December 1, 2008

"Lashing Out!"

Another "Lashing Out!" cartoon for THE WRESTLER/INSIDE WRESTLING. This one is a tribute cartoon for a legendary wrestler who passed away last month. If you are a fan of the WWF glory days, (i.e. the 1980's), you may well remember S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones. He was a solid performer, but, more importantly, he was a wonderful stand up guy.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I watched the movie HANCOCK, starring Will Smith, last night. His character has a very unique look in the beginning of the film, so I had to take a stab at him. It's funny, but this caricature turned out a bit more simplified than most of my sketches. I think it's because his character is pretty cartoony in the movie. Regardless, I'm fairly happy with this simplified piece.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Roll, Tide, Roll...

Being born and raised in Alabama, I am a BIG Crimson Tide fan. Each week, I do a little cartoon for friends and family as a good luck charm for the upcoming game. I fondly refer to this as "The Mojo". Well, this week's game was SO huge I had to post this here.

By the way, for obvious reasons, I have affectionately dubbed this game's piece: "MeauxJeaux". ;o)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Quick Sketch...

This dude’s been in the news an awful lot lately, pushing this brilliant "bail out" legislation – so, I just HAD to draw him. I’m constantly amazed at how much he looks like a toad. And it’s like the more angry he becomes, the more his neck fat inflates. So, here’s to you, esteemed U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Christopher Dodd. Good luck with the flies...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Lashing Out!"

Another "Lashing Out!" cartoon. I've been doing a LOT of these lately. Sometimes, I hesitate to post these, simply because if you're not a wrestling fan you may not get the gag. Oh well, at least most people know who Mick Foley is, thanks in large part to his success as an author. And besides, this cartoon sure beats going a couple of weeks without posting anything! This cartoon is about him jumping ship from WWE, to the much smaller TNA.
Pic up a copy of THE WRESTLER/INSIDE WRESTLING magazine to see the printed version.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Lashing Out!"

I apologize for the LONG delay between posts. I'm currently running for city council in my hometown of Oxford, AL; and the campaign has monopolized my time. Here's a quick post of my most recent "Lashing Out!" cartoon. If you see THE WRESTLER/INSIDE WRESTLING on the newsstand, support your favorite Cajun and pick one up!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ric Flair Tribute...

As promised, this is the finished version of the Ric Flair tribute I completed for THE WRESTLER. I want to give a special "thank you" to Dave Malan, who's kind encouragement and advice has been invaluable. Due to deadline constraints, I was not able to apply his suggestions to this piece, however I am currently working on some other paintings that have improved drastically thanks to his generosity.
It is extremely exciting to see your work grow by leaps and bounds simply because other artists in this community are kind enough to share their advice. I thank you all and can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Digital Paintings...

This is a little sneak peak at an illustration I just completed for THE WRESTLER (I'll post the finished artwork once the publication hits newsstands). This is the reason why I LOVE this little community of blogs and all the great artists who are kind enough to share their work! Three months ago, I would not have had the confidence to even attempt an illustration like this. I have never completed a fully rendered digital painting in this style before. However, some very talented artists like Jason Seiler, Paul Moyse and Josh Cassidy have been very kind with their encouragement, advice and critiques. I can't thank you guys enough! And for anyone who may reading this that isn't familiar with their work, it would be well worth your time to click on their link and check out their blog. Their work will blow you away!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Warm-up Sketch...

I've been working on this sketch of John McCain for about a week now. I'll only spend about 5 or 10 minutes per session on it, so that I can keep coming back to it with fresh eyes. Like I've said before, I struggle with values, especially balancing them throughout the drawing, so I'm hoping these types of sketches will help me improve.

I'm posting it now, as a work-in-progress, with the hopes that some of you will be kind enough to leave any comments, suggestions or critiques that come to mind. Believe me, any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Warm-up Sketch...

This is a very simplified graphite sketch of myself that I just finished for a wrestling fan. I tried to keep this as loose as possible. I was also shooting for a minimum of lines while still maintaining a decent likeness.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Warm-up Sketch...

This is a warm-up sketch I did of conservative radio host/Fox News talking head, Sean Hannity. I have a lot of trouble with values. That's something I've really been trying to work on.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Another "Lashing Out!"...

This is another "Lashing Out!" cartoon that appeared in The Wrestler. The storyline? A Leprechaun-ish "little person" whom referred to himself as "Hornswoggle" being exposed as Vince McMahon's illegitimate son. Their similarities, of course, are obvious...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Lashing Out!"

This is a "Lashing Out!" cartoon I drew for The Wrestler last summer. The storyline was a supposed Vince McMahon "death" caused by a "car bomb." Needless to say, the "death" storyline was short-lived due to the very real tragedy of Chris Benoit and his family.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Warm-up Sketch...

This is a warm-up sketch I did in about twenty minutes of Dominic Monaghan, who plays "Charlie" on LOST. To be quite honest, I am not at all happy with this sketch. I think a good measure of the problems I have with it stem from the fact that I attempted to draw him completely from memory, rather than utilize any reference photos.

Regardless of how ineffective the result is, I chose to post it anyway – as my main ambition for this blog is to enhance my abilities through criticisms both negative and positive. For me, there’s no integrity or growth in posting only work that I’m happy with. Therefore, if you have any critiques, please fire away!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

As I’ve mentioned before, every year Pro Wrestling Illustrated calls on me for their PWI Annual. Basically, I create 12 full page cartoons illustrating the "big story" from each month of the preceding year. Well, the issue covering 2007 has just hit newsstands. Above are a couple of cartoons appearing in this issue. Just a taste of the twelve you’ll find inside. I also have posted a pic of the cover. so you will know what your looking for if you decide to go out and pick one up. You know, support your favorite former WCW/WWE Wrestler, Illustrator and Cajun!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Caricature Sketch...

This was a quick caricature sketch I did this morning of my friend the Invisible Man, Frankie Garfield. I am extremely pleased that I was able to capture such a great likeness. Frankie loved it!

Chris Benoit Tribute

This is a tribute I created for THE WRESTLER/INSIDE WRESTLING after the death of Chris Benoit. Despite the horrific facts surrounding the case, it is impossible for me to remember Chris as anything other than the warm hearted family man, friend and mentor that I personally knew him to be. As a result, I decided to depict him in a manner that I felt wasn't overly positive or negative, but allows everyone to draw their own conclusions. Hence, my inclusion of the names of the family members and the question that I think was on every fans' mind, "Why?".

You can click on the image for a closer look.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Warm Up Sketch

This is a quick sketch of my best friend, Cooper, and his lovely wife, Amanda.
I love doing caricatures. There’s something extremely satisfying about capturing a good likeness in a humorous way. Especially, if the person is instantly recognizable to family and friends. You can’t look at a good caricature and not smile!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Every year, Pro Wrestling Illustrated calls on me for their PWI Annual. Basically, I create 12 full page cartoons illustrating the "big story" from each month of the preceding year. The issue covering 2007 should be hitting newsstands any day now.
One of the highlights of January, was The Undertaker winning the Royal Rumble. As an homage to the great Norman Rockwell and his painting "The Tattooist", I drew The Undertaker having his opponents names tattooed on his arm and subsequently crossed out.
I thought it might be fun to give a little glimpse of my work in progress. So, I've posting some images of the illustration from the initial sketch phase through some of the color work. I'll post the final artwork once this issue hits the bookstores.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Cowboy" James Storm

This is the poster/T-shirt art I created for professional wrestler and TNA star "Cowboy" James Storm. It was a little of a departure for me, as the decidedly comic book feel is a style that I don't often get a chance to do.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Eddie Guerrero Tribute

Thanks for popping by! My name is Lash LeRoux, I am a former professional wrestler turned illustrator. If you are a fan of professional wrestling, you may remember me from my days of appearing on national television with WCW, WWE (nee, WWF) and TNA, where I wrestled as the "Ragin' Cajun" Lash LeRoux. While wrestling for WCW, I created a cartoon feature for WCW MAGAZINE: "Lashing Out!". My wrestling cartoons still appear in each issue of THE WRESTLER/INSIDE WRESTLING, and in the PWI ANNUAL, soon to hit newsstands; which features 12 full page illustrations of the "big stories" in wrestling from the previous year.I decided to start this blog after being both inspired and impressed by the many artist who publish their work in their daily blogs. My hope is to see my artwork mature and improve from the feedback and critiques I recieve from those who are kind enough to stop by and comment.

The image below is a tribute piece that I did after the untimely passing of my very good friend Eddie Guerrero.

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