Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Cracking my copy of Frazetta's Rough Work open to inspire thumbnails for prehistoric figure studies.
The first page shows my common mistake of starting too large. The big one in the middle, taking up almost all the 8 by 10 size of the sketchbook. In spite of all my practical experience that all my best drawings are done the size of a large post it. I'll post a couple more thumbnail series as I do them.
I deleted the first page for taking up too much space without adding much joy
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Added: Rough Translation:
It is, Christmas celebrates in Japan which does not have the taste of christianity, exactly. The gift is exchanged, but the idle fellow is if tackling 25th it does not become yet it does not go.
Monday, December 17, 2007
also other Cult shows coming too....
BURKE’S LAW - SEASON ONE (32 total episodes)
THE STARLOST: A cult TV series produced in Canada -- set in the year 2790, these are the adventures of the last survivors on earth. Star Trek and Dr. Who fans will love these quirky sci-fi adventures.
From the early 70's starring Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman of 2001 A Space Odyssey)
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Frazetta Rough Work. It is now, of all my Frazetta books, and I have a lot, my favorite. It's only 6.5 by 9.5, hardcover but with a pillowy surface.
It doesn't do any side by sides , showiing you the finished painting you already have in another book. It's all just comps and early thumbnailing.
If you like Frazetta you can't help but get a charge out of this baby. 20 bucks.
Also. Continuing to play with youtube. I don't call you out by name on this snippet Rick. Thought you might enjoy this blast from Jeff's Cal Art Past
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Also, I've done the first step of getting the TAG table. The sellers permit part. I faxed in my info and the moment I get the number I'll send it on to the CON admin.
Friday, December 07, 2007
I used that link Rick gave out.
It's somthing that's easy to do with flash. You "trace bitmap"
I used it to simplify my online Zonzen comic book art. Great at cleaning up edges
Check out the headline. It will take you to a very Akira-like quality like anime coming soon. It's called Paprika. Krayonzilla claims it's already out.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Will it be as bad as The Matrix trilogy and V for Vendetta? Time will tell.
ADDED 12/7/07 : THE TRAILER
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
And the other is a terrific little site where you can load up your bitmap art and it will turn it into vector art... be sure to watch the "how to use this site" video... it's very slick, easy to use and it has common sense functionality:
This month, Wacom is releasing a “sketchbook” version of the critically-acclaimed Cintiq drawing tablet. Cintiqs are tablets with built-in LCD screens so you can draw directly on the image. This new 12WX model is only 26cm x 16cm and a full 8 kilograms lighter than its big-sister, the 21UX. In short, the new Cintiq is a lot more portable.
Here’s the catch: the Cintiq 12WX is only available in Europe for now. I notice it’s available on the Amazon.co.uk site, but apparently won’t ship before Christmas. Here’s a YouTube demo for the little beauty, so you can see it in action (crummy and lo-rez but exciting nonetheless):
Monday, December 03, 2007
The Annie Awards (Animation's Oscar equivalent) has posted their nominations for 2007!
Best Animated Video Game:
Avatar: The Last Airbender "The Burning Earth" THQ, Inc.
Bee Movie Game Activision
Ratatouille THQ, Inc.
Transformers: The Game Blur Studios
Congrats Heavy Iron and especially Marty and Ellis! (but none to Scotty Buncake)