Thursday, December 31, 2009

PDFs of Famous Artist Courses

Click the title. Alerted to this wealth by Yongwoo Cho. Who is always on top of getting goodies like this.

Good scans.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On the Loose!

I'm on a posting binge! Both here and at the TAG North blog I'm posted new drawings. I've even posted on my own blog (after not posting anything on it for about a year!). Click on the title of this post to see that one.

This is another bus drawing... pencil sketch first, then ink, then eraser.

Old Hitchcock Caricature

The JPG is named Gary Seven and of course that is wrong. That was Robert Lansing. Warren Stevens was in Forbidden Planet blowing up his brain on the alien brain tool. This caricature was based on a season one episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Vectorman Remix

Click on the title to find downloads of remix versions of Vectorman music. Really.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aarron Bros 1 cent sale starts Dec 26th

I got an ad in the mail today from Aarron Bros plugging that they are starting their ususal buy-one-frame-get-the-next-one-for-1-cent sale the day after Christmas. They are extending the same deal to canvases as well. AB jacks up the prices on their frames pretty high to begin with, but still it's worth checking out if you have some stuff to frame. It's the canvas deal that is making me think it's worth a trip. I assume it's happening at most of their stores.

As a side note, one part of the ad says "buy/get any artist for a penny stock up and save!" It looks like it meant to say Artist Canvas... some kind of typo... or they are selling artists, too. If so, I wonder how they determine the "equal or lesser value" of one artist over another.

Mignola and Walt Simonson shared this on Facebook

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rubinstein's Gun Nose Roughs ...

I wanted to post something pre holidays. So I thought of Joe Rubinstein. He has finished rough pencils for his three page story in "Gun Nose Presents" and has embarked on turning them into finished pencils prior to inking 'em up. I thought I'd share the work at this stage 'cuz it's interesting to see such. The essence of TAG ... ;-) Joe Staton is working on his three-page segment, too, and I'm gathering visual concepts for my four-pager.

Happy holidays everyone!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

70 Minute Phantom Menace review

Explaining exactly what makes Phantom Menace so bad. And it's not all JarJar's fault. Here's the first 10 minutes. The guy's pretty funny.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Hair has gotten long

I looked at myself and thought, "Beatle haircut." But which Beatle?

Ringo's was always the most lustrous.

By the way, have you all heard about the Frazetta museum controversy? Click title for link to video about it.

Watch me Draw on Sketch Theatre

Click the title to see me draw my ode to Tura Satana for Sketch Theatre.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Big Auction House JPG of GIL ELVGREN

Click the title to see a nice Pulp era illustration of a dancing girl.

In light of what Ellis is doing with Gun Nose and letter forms ...

In light of what Ellis is doing with Gun Nose and letter forms ... here is my new favorite video. I've always loved Mousse T. and Emma Lanford, but hadn't seen this video until this a.m. Thought I'd share it ... Very fun!!

Comics Day!

I did two guest spot comics for my pal Ricky Garduno on his site Dumm Comics! One is on the site, and the other is on my blog!

Here are the links:

Comic One!

Comic Two!

Here is my rough for the first comic. I did something a little backwards this time, roughed it out on the computer in Photoshop, then printed it out and inked it on another piece of paper using a light table. Crazy, no?

The only big difference is I cut out the last line by Ricky's request. He's right, works better that way.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A New Instructional Video for Red Dead Redemption.

A first from Rockstar, but not the last. They're actually educating the buying public and the sales channel about what kind of game Red Dead Redemption is. Enjoy, especially you, Mr. Buncake ... ;-)

Release The Kraken!

Kraken is a bit Rankoresque. Not a bad thing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Help out a brother!

We are in the midst of a "Game Jam" at work and we have created a Facebook profile for the main character... please go on there are Friend him! I would be really cool if tomorrow the judges of go online and see that he's got a bunch of friends on FB already!


Glen Orbik click for website

I've linked the title to Glen Orbik's main website. I've taken quick sketch with the man and he is a modern master.
He learned from Fred Fixler, taking over his classes at the place I went to,
Fixler learned from Frank Reilly. So what is taught could be called the Reilly method.
Jeff Watts, Marty Davis, Jeff Wand, Jeremy Lipking, Tony Pro lots of really good artists have benefited from this course of study.
Anyway, check out his amazing work.

I fixed the broke link issue. Definitely surf around on the site

The Work Has Just Begun ... But It Feels Nice!!

Title takes you to the Publisher's site.
The deal is pretty much done. Contracts are in the mail for signing and returning. Square One Publishers are going to publish "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!! The Comic Book Creators Cookbook" and I'm pretty excited about it. All of you creators who have provided recipes will now be contacted and we'll begin crafting what will be on your page or pages and what it/they will look like. The finish date is April 15th and it looks like the books will be on the shelf by the time Comic Con 2010 hits. Woo hoo ... Just thought y'all should know.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Thanks to you all for the invite.

Thanks to you all for inviting me to TAG. And thanks to Tom Carroll for getting me set up. I'll post some more images in the coming days and weeks. Here's a little diddy I penciled and inked (and lettered) myself. Though I've been an inker/embellisher for fifteen years, I do get to pencil from time to time. And I receive work, on occasion, as a storyboard and concept artist for film as well.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Upcoming Sketch Theatre episode.

Kali put the word in for me so I could do a sketch for sketch theatre. Click title for a link.

It's not there yet. But this is the sketch I did. Can't wait to see it all sped up.
I felt some pressure and it's not as good as it could be but I'm going to make a lot of edits as I turn it into a digital painting.

The thing underneath is sketches , very loose, looking to build from accidents. Here is a demo from the Massive Black guys showing Alchemy. A software , drawing program that encourages using accidents

I'd like to invite Johnny B. Gerardy to Join TAG ...

The top pic is the first page of "Gun Nose Presents," penciled by Johnny and inked by Tony DeZuniga ... The second is a recent sample; Johnny inking a piece by Superman pencil artist Kerry Gamill.

Hope you agree to let the fella in.

Saturday, December 05, 2009


More bus drawings. I had to skew the close up a bit in Photoshop in order to make it look right. Not researched at all... total invention, which means the costume is probably wildly wrong.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

TAG North is a Success!

We had another great meeting last night. It's really becoming a great group with a nice assortment of regulars and new folks coming every time. Here is the work of one of the folks who turned up last night...

To see more of Nate's work, go to...

Click on the title to see the TAG North blog.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cork 38

Me is productive lately.

Dean Cornwell-Hot Link-Fail

I joined this Heitage Art auction place to see large jpgs of great art. I wanted to see if this hot link from their site works. You have to be a member to access the full size art but maybe when you have the url, anyone can see.

Well, it tries to display the full size resolution and that messes the blog up. I'll do the usual upoad.

Click the title to get the really big jpg

Here's another big JPG....

I recommend joining this auction house to get these big jpegs that aren't watermarked.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gun Nose Roughs-First Page-Digital Inking Tutorial by Doug

My New Credo

I'll get this done by the weekend and publsih it on the blog as well as send it along to Tom Carroll.

Added my pencils for the characters on the first page. I'll be com positing it all together with backrounds eventually. The 2nd page is simpler.

Digital Inking Tutorial by Doug added

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cork 37

Here, after the usual hiatus, is the new Cork. Just setting up everyone's place in this universe. Gloot needed a purpose.

Got the next one planned already. Hopefully you'll see it soon.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Drawing with Flair

This is Flair pen over pencil (with the pencil erased). Done on the bus. I used to use Flair pens when I was in grade school... Working with one now, after so many years, is kinda cool. Also, I had recent occasion to draw with this pen on a photo, which works really well, let me tell you. I'll share the results of that effort in a while... it's hanging up at work right now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Placemat Proportions

I think this is the last of my random, no purpose doodles.
From this point forward, unless I have something I'd happily display on, I won't post.
That should limit my posts to about 2 a year. Heh Heh

I added a rough of the idea for the painting done off the top of my head. I've got my Tura ref ready. I'll do some more sketching plus make the monster less of an overt rip off of Frazetta's Spider Man.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some rough PS work

Ricks sketch, reminded me of some dabbles I did a few years ago back when I was experimenting with PS brushes. I used a mouse.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Any relation to the Lealand that you guys used to work for?

Click on the title to see an Obit for Lealand Cook Jr., Founder of Tradewest. Does this fellow have any relationship with the Lealand game company in El Cajon that Ellis, Scott, Jeff J., Dok and others used to work at?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another Phony Drawing

I did this today on my ride to and from work on my phone (probably 50 minutes total effort). This wasn't using Brushes, but Sketchbook Mobile, a very watered down version of the PC program. At first I didn't find it as intuitive as Brushes, but it has more options, and some nicer brushes. I'm still looking for some sort of eyedropper in the app, but other than that I'm liking Sketchbook more and more.

Wall-E Game PreProduction Art / Click for Akira Model

The top two ideas here (not mine) were Wall-E would see things trying to convey sentiment, like this love/heart. Or a silhouette of a friendly Dog. When he got closer it reveals itself an illusion. These illusions draw him to areas for some game purpose I've forgotten.

The two on the bottoms were ideas of mine. But ideas that weren't useful because of the shortage of time left on the game by the time I was brought in. I'm prone to draw up what I think is a good idea without understanding that a very narrow range of options exists. I only like the bluesky period of preproduction

Click the title to see a groovy model of AKIRA.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Another lost gem from the 60's

I haven't posted any clips in a long time but I saw this and that long dead brain cell came back to life. I wish shows today would have artsy animated intros again.
Plus I was messing with some video editing.

Also this one I found interesting and forgotten.

And one of my all time favorite intros.

had to throw this in.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Doodles on my Handmade vellum sketchbooks

I cut up some vellum I bought at a garage sale and had kinkos put a spiral binding on the top. Pencil loves this paper