Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Let The Party Begin



photo taken with my new fisher price digital camera. 640by480 grooviness

Let The Party Begin



photo taken with my new fisher price digital camera. 640by480 grooviness

Happy Halloween!

EDIT: Wow I didn't realize that DMD just posted a similar greeting! I think hers is WAY more demented than mine.

Happy Halloween!

EDIT: Wow I didn't realize that DMD just posted a similar greeting! I think hers is WAY more demented than mine.

Halloween Greetings!


Here’s a little something for Halloween. I hope it’s not to scary (or disturbing). If it is then all you have to do is keep posting until it is pushed to the archives.

Halloween Greetings!


Here’s a little something for Halloween. I hope it’s not to scary (or disturbing). If it is then all you have to do is keep posting until it is pushed to the archives.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Tentacle Robot as Village Idiot Babysitter






Taking a break from LOD model work in Maya.

I did more linework on the figure.

Tentacle Robot as Village Idiot Babysitter






Taking a break from LOD model work in Maya.

I did more linework on the figure.


Here's my final color version of my Pilgrim, and I've thought of a name for him... Phil Grimm!


Here's my final color version of my Pilgrim, and I've thought of a name for him... Phil Grimm!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mr. Mittens the Halloween Cat


Here is the front of my Halloween card for this year. It looks better printed than as a jpeg.

Mr. Mittens the Halloween Cat


Here is the front of my Halloween card for this year. It looks better printed than as a jpeg.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Scott Check This Out



Info on another Carlsbad outfit....

John Rowe is a honcho of some sort. I believe the prez. You always got on well with him. This is basically some sort of party where pros are invited. May be a golden moment.


http://www.highmoonstudios.com/blasts/lesscrunch.html


I'm ready with more outside the box thinking. Tell that to the money men.

Scott Check This Out



Info on another Carlsbad outfit....

John Rowe is a honcho of some sort. I believe the prez. You always got on well with him. This is basically some sort of party where pros are invited. May be a golden moment.


http://www.highmoonstudios.com/blasts/lesscrunch.html


I'm ready with more outside the box thinking. Tell that to the money men.

LEEJA and Her DAD and a Book Recommendation








Leeja's Dad is furious that Magnus has brought Leeja home late again.

Also


I scanned a great page from the new Scott McCloud book. Making Comics.
This section on expression is great. I was drawing that Mexican Wrestler mask of muscle and thinking about it and having light bulbs go off. Even if it isn't showing in my work yet.

LEEJA and Her DAD and a Book Recommendation








Leeja's Dad is furious that Magnus has brought Leeja home late again.

Also


I scanned a great page from the new Scott McCloud book. Making Comics.
This section on expression is great. I was drawing that Mexican Wrestler mask of muscle and thinking about it and having light bulbs go off. Even if it isn't showing in my work yet.

Character sheet from "Pirates of Venus"



Here's another drawing from "The Pirates of Venus" pre-production files. He's Carson Napier, the hero. You can tell he's the hero by the jutting jaw and absence of nipple-piercings.

I'm also including the logo I put together for them. Have no idea if they'll use it. Maybe one of you guys can pay me for it!

Character sheet from "Pirates of Venus"



Here's another drawing from "The Pirates of Venus" pre-production files. He's Carson Napier, the hero. You can tell he's the hero by the jutting jaw and absence of nipple-piercings.

I'm also including the logo I put together for them. Have no idea if they'll use it. Maybe one of you guys can pay me for it!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Nightmare Character: The Eggplant King

New picture ... the one I'm going to submit as soon as I've formalized the background write-up.

He is tall because he is a new rival for Jack Skellington ... and his one enduring trait is that he believes the lowly eggplant can aspire to pumpkin-like status. He slinks through the night replacing pumpkins with similarly carved eggplants, then observes people's reactions to his creations. He is undeterred, however, even when they don't immediately love them as much as he does. Secreted away behind high walls is a rambling, cobbled together shack where the Eggplant King lives. The building also contains his organic laboratory; the open fields outside are devoted to eggplant growing in advance of All Hallows Eve. Like pumpkins, these enhanced eggplants grow much bigger and have a distended appearance that makes carving of them easier to imagine. The wall is patrolled by sleek, purple weasel-nosed minks who howl out a shrill alarm whenever a stranger approaches.

Nightmare Character: The Eggplant King

New picture ... the one I'm going to submit as soon as I've formalized the background write-up.

He is tall because he is a new rival for Jack Skellington ... and his one enduring trait is that he believes the lowly eggplant can aspire to pumpkin-like status. He slinks through the night replacing pumpkins with similarly carved eggplants, then observes people's reactions to his creations. He is undeterred, however, even when they don't immediately love them as much as he does. Secreted away behind high walls is a rambling, cobbled together shack where the Eggplant King lives. The building also contains his organic laboratory; the open fields outside are devoted to eggplant growing in advance of All Hallows Eve. Like pumpkins, these enhanced eggplants grow much bigger and have a distended appearance that makes carving of them easier to imagine. The wall is patrolled by sleek, purple weasel-nosed minks who howl out a shrill alarm whenever a stranger approaches.

Evolving Mural



The hypnotic time-lapse recording of a mural that was done and redone in the course of a week.

Evolving Mural



The hypnotic time-lapse recording of a mural that was done and redone in the course of a week.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Take 2



So here's my refinement of what I did before... what's funny is without even trying, the Pilgrim now has the silhouette of a turkey.

Take 2



So here's my refinement of what I did before... what's funny is without even trying, the Pilgrim now has the silhouette of a turkey.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Frankenstein, the Joker



He uses a high voltage joy buzzer, a puss squirting flower and is generous with dynamite cigars .

Frankenstein, the Joker



He uses a high voltage joy buzzer, a puss squirting flower and is generous with dynamite cigars .

TenNapel Speaks ...

Jason Weesner sent me this link. Doug TenNapel is such a read. Give this a little look when you have 1/2 a minute. Salient quote: "I didn't leave games, the games left me..." But that's only one of many, many, many quotable quotes. And to those of us who toil daily in the vidgame industry, it's particularly close to the bone ...

;-)

Here's the link to TenNapel's interview.

TenNapel Speaks ...

Jason Weesner sent me this link. Doug TenNapel is such a read. Give this a little look when you have 1/2 a minute. Salient quote: "I didn't leave games, the games left me..." But that's only one of many, many, many quotable quotes. And to those of us who toil daily in the vidgame industry, it's particularly close to the bone ...

;-)

Here's the link to TenNapel's interview.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Nightmare Ideas


So I sketched around some ideas for the Nightmare Before Xmas characters... Cthulhu boy (no back story), Abominable snowman (no back story, but too close to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer), the limbs in the wrong place guy (no back story), and the Pilgrim, who has a complete back story...

After Jack Skelington embraces his calling as the Pumpkin King, he decides to explore the other holiday doors at the edge of Halloweentown. He visit Thanksgivingtown and meets up with Indians and white settlers. The settlers think that Thanksgiving the only holiday worth celebrating and try to bring it to Halloween town, whether they like it or not. Jack escapes and enlists the help of his friend "Sandy Claws" to save Halloweentown.

As you can see, I like the Nightmare Before Xmas a little too much and have spent too much time thinking about new stories that could be told about that world!

Nightmare Ideas


So I sketched around some ideas for the Nightmare Before Xmas characters... Cthulhu boy (no back story), Abominable snowman (no back story, but too close to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer), the limbs in the wrong place guy (no back story), and the Pilgrim, who has a complete back story...

After Jack Skelington embraces his calling as the Pumpkin King, he decides to explore the other holiday doors at the edge of Halloweentown. He visit Thanksgivingtown and meets up with Indians and white settlers. The settlers think that Thanksgiving the only holiday worth celebrating and try to bring it to Halloween town, whether they like it or not. Jack escapes and enlists the help of his friend "Sandy Claws" to save Halloweentown.

As you can see, I like the Nightmare Before Xmas a little too much and have spent too much time thinking about new stories that could be told about that world!

This Guy Should Have His Own TV Show


Saw this link from Drudge,

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006480089,00.html

about Americans going to England to live off the dole.

The whistleblower had a very distinctive sillohuette. Not doing a great favor to the guy. He'll be easy to identify, can't be one in a million with that rugged look.

This Guy Should Have His Own TV Show


Saw this link from Drudge,

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006480089,00.html

about Americans going to England to live off the dole.

The whistleblower had a very distinctive sillohuette. Not doing a great favor to the guy. He'll be easy to identify, can't be one in a million with that rugged look.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Greetings from Carpinteria State Beach



Dan and I took a break and went to the beach. The Walf "sketch" is mine and the other one is Dan's.

Greetings from Carpinteria State Beach



Dan and I took a break and went to the beach. The Walf "sketch" is mine and the other one is Dan's.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Select Your Line Work In Photoshop



Scott, you being a linework guy just starting to manipultae his stuff in photoshop, I wanted to share this little gimmick with you. Take your scanned art, go to "channels" , duplicate the blue channel, invert it (ctrl I), and drag it to that little dotted line circle at the bottom of the channels box.

This selects just your line. And it can be used later to reselect the line area any time you feel the need to eradicate or reinstate that line. This is very useful for recoloring the line as someone else suggested. Deselet the inverted channel and select the RGB channels to go back to your regular art's appearance. Press ctl h to hide the crawling ants selection effect and just start painting over the line with colors that set off the fills you've chosen.


I touched up your nymph art with this selection technique. Just effortlessly reselecting the line area, alt selecting to get rid of some selction and doing different fills. Then at the end I just started putting black back on the line area. Wacky eh?

Select Your Line Work In Photoshop



Scott, you being a linework guy just starting to manipultae his stuff in photoshop, I wanted to share this little gimmick with you. Take your scanned art, go to "channels" , duplicate the blue channel, invert it (ctrl I), and drag it to that little dotted line circle at the bottom of the channels box.

This selects just your line. And it can be used later to reselect the line area any time you feel the need to eradicate or reinstate that line. This is very useful for recoloring the line as someone else suggested. Deselet the inverted channel and select the RGB channels to go back to your regular art's appearance. Press ctl h to hide the crawling ants selection effect and just start painting over the line with colors that set off the fills you've chosen.


I touched up your nymph art with this selection technique. Just effortlessly reselecting the line area, alt selecting to get rid of some selction and doing different fills. Then at the end I just started putting black back on the line area. Wacky eh?

Nymphs



Howdy,

Here's a new drawing I did on a whim.

I stumbled on this scene while I was in the woods one summer. I woke up hours later bloodied, bruised, with my pants and shoes stolen. Stupid fairies. I thought they were supposed to grant wishes or something. All I said was, " Hey ladies, whatcha doing? Getting a buzzzzzzzzzz?" I thought it was witty. Then they beat me up.

Stupid fairies.

Nymphs



Howdy,

Here's a new drawing I did on a whim.

I stumbled on this scene while I was in the woods one summer. I woke up hours later bloodied, bruised, with my pants and shoes stolen. Stupid fairies. I thought they were supposed to grant wishes or something. All I said was, " Hey ladies, whatcha doing? Getting a buzzzzzzzzzz?" I thought it was witty. Then they beat me up.

Stupid fairies.

Friday, October 13, 2006

NightMare Doodle


Dabbling. Thinking Vampire. I think a backstory would be essential. I'll get into this weekend

NightMare Doodle


Dabbling. Thinking Vampire. I think a backstory would be essential. I'll get into this weekend

Mr. Mittens Progress Report


Here is what I’ve done so far. I placed the scanned sketch into an Illustrator document and chose template as the layer option. Using the pen tool, I traced the various parts of the cat on separate layers. Finally, I filled and stroked the various bits and pieces. I’m still playing around with the color and would like to make some sort of a background for him.

Mr. Mittens Progress Report


Here is what I’ve done so far. I placed the scanned sketch into an Illustrator document and chose template as the layer option. Using the pen tool, I traced the various parts of the cat on separate layers. Finally, I filled and stroked the various bits and pieces. I’m still playing around with the color and would like to make some sort of a background for him.