Monday, June 30, 2008

a translucent hired killer flees a plane in a street of Tokyo



link takes you to Heavy-Iron Blog to see more takes

a translucent hired killer flees a plane in a street of Tokyo



link takes you to Heavy-Iron Blog to see more takes

Western Theme in Dentist's Office



I don't know how much time I'll have on Tuesday to post, since I'm off today tending to wife Julie who had a tooth pulled ... here is the sketch I did in the waiting room.

Oh, and did I mention that a few weeks back my first After Effects video was awarded $1K from Genius Rocket. It helped that of the two other entries in the contest one was more than four minutes long (when the stated limit was 30 seconds) and the other contained no motion graphics whatsoever ... It pays to be in the right contest at the right time.

Here is the link for the G.R. results: LINK

Western Theme in Dentist's Office



I don't know how much time I'll have on Tuesday to post, since I'm off today tending to wife Julie who had a tooth pulled ... here is the sketch I did in the waiting room.

Oh, and did I mention that a few weeks back my first After Effects video was awarded $1K from Genius Rocket. It helped that of the two other entries in the contest one was more than four minutes long (when the stated limit was 30 seconds) and the other contained no motion graphics whatsoever ... It pays to be in the right contest at the right time.

Here is the link for the G.R. results: LINK

Venetian Birthday


For a dear friend.

My failure to properly document my visit to Tom Moon and the Sony Crew leaves me abashed.

Venetian Birthday


For a dear friend.

My failure to properly document my visit to Tom Moon and the Sony Crew leaves me abashed.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Inked Version of Gun Nose


I met Johnny B. (Gerardy) at my son's school. We hit it off right away. He has inked for several comics ... I wrote 'em down in my sketch book last night, but that's downstairs and I'm upstairs. He's a terrific inker and a good artist on his own, too! I just thought I would share this inked version of my Gun Nose sketch with you fellow TAGgers. We'll have other work at our shared table in Artist's Alley at the Con (a first for me).

Inked Version of Gun Nose


I met Johnny B. (Gerardy) at my son's school. We hit it off right away. He has inked for several comics ... I wrote 'em down in my sketch book last night, but that's downstairs and I'm upstairs. He's a terrific inker and a good artist on his own, too! I just thought I would share this inked version of my Gun Nose sketch with you fellow TAGgers. We'll have other work at our shared table in Artist's Alley at the Con (a first for me).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Inking with selection Lasso



I always set up a fill action on my photoshop. I set the hot key as f4 and make selections and tap the f4 button. I inked the image here using the selection lasso with taps of f4.

Inking with selection Lasso



I always set up a fill action on my photoshop. I set the hot key as f4 and make selections and tap the f4 button. I inked the image here using the selection lasso with taps of f4.

In Honor of Doug TenNapel and Catscratch


I'm not sure if I got these at Micky D's or Burger King, but in honor of the Doug TenNapel video on the previous posting (VERY entertaining, BTW), I put the two Catscratch figures I could find (Gordon and Waffle) in five minutes or less on my scanner ... AND HERE THEY ARE!! Apologies to Mr. Blik. He's around here somewhere, but the time ran out ...

;-)

In Honor of Doug TenNapel and Catscratch


I'm not sure if I got these at Micky D's or Burger King, but in honor of the Doug TenNapel video on the previous posting (VERY entertaining, BTW), I put the two Catscratch figures I could find (Gordon and Waffle) in five minutes or less on my scanner ... AND HERE THEY ARE!! Apologies to Mr. Blik. He's around here somewhere, but the time ran out ...

;-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It Was So Much Fun!

I'm obviously abusing this blog, because this is a very boastful post. Forgive me in advance.


DIE ALIEN SCUM!

It Was So Much Fun!

I'm obviously abusing this blog, because this is a very boastful post. Forgive me in advance.


DIE ALIEN SCUM!

Tuesday Doodle





I'll add an actual doodle by me tonight. Maybe I'll paint into the Cowzilla I've already menkeyed with.

Added an actual doodle. i'm still going to paint into that cowziolla image. The background ruins are from produstion stills from the first Godzilla if you're interested.

Tuesday Doodle





I'll add an actual doodle by me tonight. Maybe I'll paint into the Cowzilla I've already menkeyed with.

Added an actual doodle. i'm still going to paint into that cowziolla image. The background ruins are from produstion stills from the first Godzilla if you're interested.

Cowzilla



So the other day at the office I was discussing Godzilla: Final Wars with a colleague. In the film a giant lobster monster is defeated by a group of super powered mutants. Quite naturally, the conversation turned to the thought of all of this amazing lobster meat waiting to be eaten. I was concerned that they may not have enough butter to dip the succulent crustacean flesh into… I speculated that the great minds at Toho would come up with a giant cow to generate all of that butter. How do you make a cow of such an enormous size? The same way you make anything big in a Toho film… use Godzilla DNA!

Cowzilla



So the other day at the office I was discussing Godzilla: Final Wars with a colleague. In the film a giant lobster monster is defeated by a group of super powered mutants. Quite naturally, the conversation turned to the thought of all of this amazing lobster meat waiting to be eaten. I was concerned that they may not have enough butter to dip the succulent crustacean flesh into… I speculated that the great minds at Toho would come up with a giant cow to generate all of that butter. How do you make a cow of such an enormous size? The same way you make anything big in a Toho film… use Godzilla DNA!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Speed Painting Fun




Click Title to see all the Heavy Iron speed paintings!

First the Concept idea generator produces this nonsense


" a nauseous warrior holding a flag tears a chicken on a bridge "

and then "art club" at work does a speed painting. It's fun to see all the different takes. Much like the Buncake deal at his place of business.

I didn't distact myself with color till the last second, concentrating on the grayscale. Probably about a half hour spent on it.

Speed Painting Fun




Click Title to see all the Heavy Iron speed paintings!

First the Concept idea generator produces this nonsense


" a nauseous warrior holding a flag tears a chicken on a bridge "

and then "art club" at work does a speed painting. It's fun to see all the different takes. Much like the Buncake deal at his place of business.

I didn't distact myself with color till the last second, concentrating on the grayscale. Probably about a half hour spent on it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grotesque Influence





















My mom always asked me, can't you draw anything pretty? I've always veered to the grotesque. This little entry is an explanation for that and a reaction to Marty about over amped muscular character design.

Huge influence on me was buying (or stealing, my main klepto period was about this age) the book depicted back in 1966. In it are several artists doing the huge upper torso, dinky legs character types. Seeing this in the 8th or 9th grade steered me into a taste for alternative looking comix.

I was also a huge Frazetta fan and Creepy and Eerie were about to fire up their revival of ECish type of content. So while a lot of people were all about Marvel and DC, I was spending my coin on things like Cycletoons. In that was an artist named Hank Hinton who did Hogg Ryder. And his adventures with The Old Poop. I covered a lot of notebook paper with drawings of Hogg Ryder and choppers of my own invention. The paperback also included Hinton's work. The other scan you see with FratMan is Hinton (written by Joel Siegel?). Dinky legs, Big Torso.

Click the title to see Hinton's web page. It was cool to find this web page because I had done searches for him in the past and gotten nada. Wikipedia you get nothing. So it's kind of a kick to learn he's out there and right here in LA.

Go to my other Blog where I'll be posting more of the pages from this paperback. I got it on EBay about a year ago. It also features earliest example of Vaughn Bode and his lizards, early Gilbert Shelton Wonder Wart_Hog and some other crazy but not so good stuff. Kids in College in the mid sixties about to form all the "underground" comics.

Grotesque Influence





















My mom always asked me, can't you draw anything pretty? I've always veered to the grotesque. This little entry is an explanation for that and a reaction to Marty about over amped muscular character design.

Huge influence on me was buying (or stealing, my main klepto period was about this age) the book depicted back in 1966. In it are several artists doing the huge upper torso, dinky legs character types. Seeing this in the 8th or 9th grade steered me into a taste for alternative looking comix.

I was also a huge Frazetta fan and Creepy and Eerie were about to fire up their revival of ECish type of content. So while a lot of people were all about Marvel and DC, I was spending my coin on things like Cycletoons. In that was an artist named Hank Hinton who did Hogg Ryder. And his adventures with The Old Poop. I covered a lot of notebook paper with drawings of Hogg Ryder and choppers of my own invention. The paperback also included Hinton's work. The other scan you see with FratMan is Hinton (written by Joel Siegel?). Dinky legs, Big Torso.

Click the title to see Hinton's web page. It was cool to find this web page because I had done searches for him in the past and gotten nada. Wikipedia you get nothing. So it's kind of a kick to learn he's out there and right here in LA.

Go to my other Blog where I'll be posting more of the pages from this paperback. I got it on EBay about a year ago. It also features earliest example of Vaughn Bode and his lizards, early Gilbert Shelton Wonder Wart_Hog and some other crazy but not so good stuff. Kids in College in the mid sixties about to form all the "underground" comics.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shel Dorf...Doing fine, so I hear.

`
Just an FYI. I got a voice mail last night from
someone saying he was a friend of Shel's and that he has been in a rehabilitation center recovering from his recent fall. He's doing well and is returning home sometime today.
I'll drop him and line tomorrow and check in on how he's doing.

Shel Dorf...Doing fine, so I hear.

`
Just an FYI. I got a voice mail last night from
someone saying he was a friend of Shel's and that he has been in a rehabilitation center recovering from his recent fall. He's doing well and is returning home sometime today.
I'll drop him and line tomorrow and check in on how he's doing.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Napkin Bar Doodle and More

If you click on the title, that's the hair I want Maude/myself to have.

Maude Macher and her best friend Joe Keats.


I want to learn how to do small comic type stuff. I guess I'll go study more.



Anyone see that new Jack Kirby book? It has some hilarious heads in it!

Napkin Bar Doodle and More

If you click on the title, that's the hair I want Maude/myself to have.

Maude Macher and her best friend Joe Keats.


I want to learn how to do small comic type stuff. I guess I'll go study more.



Anyone see that new Jack Kirby book? It has some hilarious heads in it!

Monster Traps




and delts and biceps etc.

And a skinnier version for Marty



click title for a good lecture on time management. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Just have it run as a background stream. It's a man that has less than 6 months to live, pancreatic cancer. Telling you how to get the most out of your time.

Monster Traps




and delts and biceps etc.

And a skinnier version for Marty



click title for a good lecture on time management. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Just have it run as a background stream. It's a man that has less than 6 months to live, pancreatic cancer. Telling you how to get the most out of your time.

TC's Take on Feng Zhu's Robot Technique


Click on the Title to go to my page.

When there, click on the frame and hit the space bar to advance. I think there are five or so robots that I sketched out when I was last at jury duty...

Fun technique!!

TC's Take on Feng Zhu's Robot Technique


Click on the Title to go to my page.

When there, click on the frame and hit the space bar to advance. I think there are five or so robots that I sketched out when I was last at jury duty...

Fun technique!!

Page O' Faces ...


Most of these sketches were done in odd moments: during soccer practices, lunchtime doodles. A few got pulled up into TWITCH! ... I edited a few notes off of the page (emails, etc. ... to protect the innocent).

Page O' Faces ...


Most of these sketches were done in odd moments: during soccer practices, lunchtime doodles. A few got pulled up into TWITCH! ... I edited a few notes off of the page (emails, etc. ... to protect the innocent).

School Board Meeting


My Tuesday contribution... done during a recent School Board meeting.

School Board Meeting


My Tuesday contribution... done during a recent School Board meeting.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Old Olive Tree


Great to see Ye Olde TAG Blogge firing on all cylinders while I've been away. We've been attending our Italian friend Carlo's wedding in Italia; it was way down in the south, where the trees are so old they look like rocks.

I think I'll be doing a series of posts about the wedding over at Brush Pen Breakfast (I don't want to clutter up this sacred repository of bloggy goodness).

And speaking of bloggy goodness: Kapital Koolness to see Kali posting here--we have been graced by a true art celebrity!

Old Olive Tree


Great to see Ye Olde TAG Blogge firing on all cylinders while I've been away. We've been attending our Italian friend Carlo's wedding in Italia; it was way down in the south, where the trees are so old they look like rocks.

I think I'll be doing a series of posts about the wedding over at Brush Pen Breakfast (I don't want to clutter up this sacred repository of bloggy goodness).

And speaking of bloggy goodness: Kapital Koolness to see Kali posting here--we have been graced by a true art celebrity!