Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Did Someone Say It's "List Your Loot Day"?


I got some Bud Sagendorf "Popeye" comics, some Marge's "Tubby" comics, a bunch of "Adventures of The Fly" comics, a Gumby comic by Bob Burden and Rick Geary, two Mark Schulz books of drawing, the Dok Whitson sketchbook, a Moebius book, and a Howard Pyle book of drawings and paintings, from which I take my inspirational quote of the day: "Throw your heart into the picture and then jump in after it."

Did Someone Say It's "List Your Loot Day"?


I got some Bud Sagendorf "Popeye" comics, some Marge's "Tubby" comics, a bunch of "Adventures of The Fly" comics, a Gumby comic by Bob Burden and Rick Geary, two Mark Schulz books of drawing, the Dok Whitson sketchbook, a Moebius book, and a Howard Pyle book of drawings and paintings, from which I take my inspirational quote of the day: "Throw your heart into the picture and then jump in after it."

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Caption Contest


Winner gets a Benefiel original. Loser gets 2 originals. Just kidding. I'm not authorized to give away Scott's art. I can mock him though.

Hey. That message about going to my other Blog. Forget it. Heres the same data on Mignola dispensed in a nice clean way. Halfway down the page (plus a smidge)
http://hellboyanimated.typepad.com/hellboy_animated/2005/11/index.html

Caption Contest


Winner gets a Benefiel original. Loser gets 2 originals. Just kidding. I'm not authorized to give away Scott's art. I can mock him though.

Hey. That message about going to my other Blog. Forget it. Heres the same data on Mignola dispensed in a nice clean way. Halfway down the page (plus a smidge)
http://hellboyanimated.typepad.com/hellboy_animated/2005/11/index.html

TAG GRoup Shots



The ravages of age have only skipped one guy. Must be diet. It's a shame to move the SWEET LAD OF LIBERTY off the top slot for this but I guess it had to be done.

TAG GRoup Shots



The ravages of age have only skipped one guy. Must be diet. It's a shame to move the SWEET LAD OF LIBERTY off the top slot for this but I guess it had to be done.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sweet Lad of Liberty, Issue No. 1, Page One


Just for fun.

It's a bad page for a variety of reasons, like the confusion of the panels, the way everything's too crowded, and the color. I was experimenting with color. I started with felt-tip markers, but the last panel was done on computer.

I think I have a lot to learn. Please help!

(This was drawn on big 18X24 paper--that let's me use my whole arm.)

Sweet Lad of Liberty, Issue No. 1, Page One


Just for fun.

It's a bad page for a variety of reasons, like the confusion of the panels, the way everything's too crowded, and the color. I was experimenting with color. I started with felt-tip markers, but the last panel was done on computer.

I think I have a lot to learn. Please help!

(This was drawn on big 18X24 paper--that let's me use my whole arm.)

Friday Lunch Details




So here is what I know so far:

Friday Lunch

time: 1:00pm-?

place: The park behind the convention center (Ellis could you please edit this to the proper park and add a link to a Google map?)

FROM ELLIS See that park on the map . Meet there at 1pm. We'll sort it out. MARINA PARK not Petco park, whatever that is. That's the Ballpark isn't it? Marina Park, by the Charthouse Steakhouse.

Who and food order:

davischino: Pepperoni Pizza
Book Artists:
skribbl:Pizza-pepperoni buffalo wings or whatever
scottybuncake: sausage or pepperoni/Ellis' head on a platter of some sort.
rickart: Brown Bag
krayonzilla:
dokart:
pod-boy:
mrgoodson: Half Veggy, half Hawaiian
tom_moon: Brown Bag
TopCat: Haggis- on vacation (have fun Tom!)

Did I miss anybody?

We will mob Scott's table in artist alley (EE-04) around 12:45 leaving at 1:00 and walking down to the park

Krayonzilla will order the pizza's/drinks using his wonderfully donated coupons after we get all of the information. I was thinking Ellis would handle the money but after some thought I will pick up the tab. Okay?

Please edit this and add the proper information. Cool.

PS Rickart, MrGoodson, Scottybuncake, Podboy and Krayonzilla have my cell number. If you other guys want to contact me (thraxisjr@aol.com), e-mail your number and I wll call you back or get it from the other guys.

Friday Lunch Details




So here is what I know so far:

Friday Lunch

time: 1:00pm-?

place: The park behind the convention center (Ellis could you please edit this to the proper park and add a link to a Google map?)

FROM ELLIS See that park on the map . Meet there at 1pm. We'll sort it out. MARINA PARK not Petco park, whatever that is. That's the Ballpark isn't it? Marina Park, by the Charthouse Steakhouse.

Who and food order:

davischino: Pepperoni Pizza
Book Artists:
skribbl:Pizza-pepperoni buffalo wings or whatever
scottybuncake: sausage or pepperoni/Ellis' head on a platter of some sort.
rickart: Brown Bag
krayonzilla:
dokart:
pod-boy:
mrgoodson: Half Veggy, half Hawaiian
tom_moon: Brown Bag
TopCat: Haggis- on vacation (have fun Tom!)

Did I miss anybody?

We will mob Scott's table in artist alley (EE-04) around 12:45 leaving at 1:00 and walking down to the park

Krayonzilla will order the pizza's/drinks using his wonderfully donated coupons after we get all of the information. I was thinking Ellis would handle the money but after some thought I will pick up the tab. Okay?

Please edit this and add the proper information. Cool.

PS Rickart, MrGoodson, Scottybuncake, Podboy and Krayonzilla have my cell number. If you other guys want to contact me (thraxisjr@aol.com), e-mail your number and I wll call you back or get it from the other guys.

Creeves


This is Creeves. No backstory. Just a name and a pic-chah. Have fun at the Comic Con, everyone. I'll hoist one to you all over in the land of bagpipes, haggis and single malts. Look for more postings on Aug. 7th.

Creeves


This is Creeves. No backstory. Just a name and a pic-chah. Have fun at the Comic Con, everyone. I'll hoist one to you all over in the land of bagpipes, haggis and single malts. Look for more postings on Aug. 7th.

Shel Dorf, bad meat, and censorship.


Here's an interesting sidenote to that last story about Shel. I was the one who got his picture put up at the Palm Restaurant. I know the guy who paints the images on the wall at most all of the Palm's around the world and he sometimes hires me to help out. They were trying to find more celebrity portraits to put on the wall and asked me if I had any ideas. I told them they had to include Shel Dorf the founder of the biggest Comic-Con in the world. It brings in millions of dollars to SD each year etc. I'm glad to see they got him up.

Also, if you look above the door in the entrance foyer you'll see a re-creation of a big mural I designed for the Los Angeles Palm. I also created a new design for San Diego, but the a**hole in charge painted over it because he didn't like the words "under-cooked meat" in the image. It was a tongue-in-cheek rendition of a superhero character (in honor of the Con) named "Under-Cooked Meat Lad" who saves victims from purchasing bad steak and steers them towards the Palm instead. It turned out pretty cool... but no dice. I'll try to include a picture of it here before it got obliterated.

Shel Dorf, bad meat, and censorship.


Here's an interesting sidenote to that last story about Shel. I was the one who got his picture put up at the Palm Restaurant. I know the guy who paints the images on the wall at most all of the Palm's around the world and he sometimes hires me to help out. They were trying to find more celebrity portraits to put on the wall and asked me if I had any ideas. I told them they had to include Shel Dorf the founder of the biggest Comic-Con in the world. It brings in millions of dollars to SD each year etc. I'm glad to see they got him up.

Also, if you look above the door in the entrance foyer you'll see a re-creation of a big mural I designed for the Los Angeles Palm. I also created a new design for San Diego, but the a**hole in charge painted over it because he didn't like the words "under-cooked meat" in the image. It was a tongue-in-cheek rendition of a superhero character (in honor of the Con) named "Under-Cooked Meat Lad" who saves victims from purchasing bad steak and steers them towards the Palm instead. It turned out pretty cool... but no dice. I'll try to include a picture of it here before it got obliterated.

PhotoShop at work better than the version at home



I was really digging painting with photshop during some down time at work. When I tried to duplicate the fun at home I discovered I can't duplicate my Smear tool's settings on the home computer. My "smooth" setting is grayed out. To get close to the feel of smear at work I have to use a soft brush at about 45 % strength. Otherwise it does fingerpainting smudging. The blending was the big fun I was having. This piece was done at home where I managed to get something like I was getting at work. Just more effort involved in getting there.

PhotoShop at work better than the version at home



I was really digging painting with photshop during some down time at work. When I tried to duplicate the fun at home I discovered I can't duplicate my Smear tool's settings on the home computer. My "smooth" setting is grayed out. To get close to the feel of smear at work I have to use a soft brush at about 45 % strength. Otherwise it does fingerpainting smudging. The blending was the big fun I was having. This piece was done at home where I managed to get something like I was getting at work. Just more effort involved in getting there.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

My colorizing. Another Lockdown Painting



This shows a painting the way I start. Getting all the values. Then I start colorizing. I'm not done here. Lots of contrasting to be pushed around.

I added another Leg and played with contrast and color

My colorizing. Another Lockdown Painting



This shows a painting the way I start. Getting all the values. Then I start colorizing. I'm not done here. Lots of contrasting to be pushed around.

I added another Leg and played with contrast and color

Shapely Girl



I was trying to do a "Sailor Moon" type comic con character for the StoryBoredom blog and this is what came out. Oops.

Shapely Girl



I was trying to do a "Sailor Moon" type comic con character for the StoryBoredom blog and this is what came out. Oops.

Playing With Pure Flat Color...


... and an excuse to post. I'm going on a short vacation starting tomorrow, Friday. I'll be back next Tuesday. Marty, I have your Comic-Con papers to get your badge.

I vote for Rick and Ellis's informal pizza/brown bag lunch. See you all at the Con.

Playing With Pure Flat Color...


... and an excuse to post. I'm going on a short vacation starting tomorrow, Friday. I'll be back next Tuesday. Marty, I have your Comic-Con papers to get your badge.

I vote for Rick and Ellis's informal pizza/brown bag lunch. See you all at the Con.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Mustard (In Color) ...


Here is another hour of Painter practice ...

Mustard (In Color) ...


Here is another hour of Painter practice ...

4 heads...

... and 3 of them have big eyes.

4 heads...

... and 3 of them have big eyes.

Lock Down Photoshop Painting




I'm not doing much today. I painted into a rough doodle and goofed with layers and alpha channels etc.

I've added the rough sketch that I painted straight into. I did it entirely grayscale first and then colorized it and then played with alpha channel mixing

Lock Down Photoshop Painting




I'm not doing much today. I painted into a rough doodle and goofed with layers and alpha channels etc.

I've added the rough sketch that I painted straight into. I did it entirely grayscale first and then colorized it and then played with alpha channel mixing

Picture of Ellis



Jeff is showing me how to upload pictures to this site. This is only a test. A very good rendering of Ellis though...

Picture of Ellis



Jeff is showing me how to upload pictures to this site. This is only a test. A very good rendering of Ellis though...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tuesday doodle now that crunch is done



yay! finished with crunch time!

see you at the con

Tuesday doodle now that crunch is done



yay! finished with crunch time!

see you at the con

Wanna Take A Peek?


If you want to see a little sneak peak of what I've been working on go to this event on Thursday:

1:00-2:00 Sony Animation— Join filmmakers and animators to see previews of the first two animated features coming out of the new Sony Pictures Animation division. First up, it’s Open Season, based on the humor of cartoonist Steve Moore (In the Bleachers), who, along with John Carls, serves as executive producer. The film is directed by Roger Allers (director of The Lion King) and Jill Culton (Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 2). Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg is creating original songs and score. The CG animation is by Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film tells the story of Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, who has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Panel and footage presentation will include Jill Culton, Steve Moore, and Doug Ikeler (visual effects supervisor).

Then it’s Surf’s Up, which goes behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive penguin surfing. The film profiles Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer as he enters his first pro competition and finds himself facing the legendary Geek (Jeff Bridges). Panel and footage presentation will include producer and Disney veteran Chris Jenkins (Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame).

Plus, here’s your chance to see the new animated film Monster House in 3D! Screenings are Wednesday night at 10:00 PM, and Thursday 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00 PM and 12:00 AM at the United Artists Horton Plaza theater. Tickets are available at the Sony booth (#3945) on a first-come, first-served basis. Room 6CDEF

BTW the pic isn't a shot from the film!

Wanna Take A Peek?


If you want to see a little sneak peak of what I've been working on go to this event on Thursday:

1:00-2:00 Sony Animation— Join filmmakers and animators to see previews of the first two animated features coming out of the new Sony Pictures Animation division. First up, it’s Open Season, based on the humor of cartoonist Steve Moore (In the Bleachers), who, along with John Carls, serves as executive producer. The film is directed by Roger Allers (director of The Lion King) and Jill Culton (Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 2). Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg is creating original songs and score. The CG animation is by Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film tells the story of Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, who has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Panel and footage presentation will include Jill Culton, Steve Moore, and Doug Ikeler (visual effects supervisor).

Then it’s Surf’s Up, which goes behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive penguin surfing. The film profiles Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer as he enters his first pro competition and finds himself facing the legendary Geek (Jeff Bridges). Panel and footage presentation will include producer and Disney veteran Chris Jenkins (Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame).

Plus, here’s your chance to see the new animated film Monster House in 3D! Screenings are Wednesday night at 10:00 PM, and Thursday 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00 PM and 12:00 AM at the United Artists Horton Plaza theater. Tickets are available at the Sony booth (#3945) on a first-come, first-served basis. Room 6CDEF

BTW the pic isn't a shot from the film!

TAG Dinner


So I thought it was going to be Saturday and Skib thinks it's going to be Thursday. What day did you think it was? What day should it be? For the record, Friday or Saturday are best for me. Let's nail this down!

TAG Dinner


So I thought it was going to be Saturday and Skib thinks it's going to be Thursday. What day did you think it was? What day should it be? For the record, Friday or Saturday are best for me. Let's nail this down!