Saturday, September 26, 2009

Watching BBC Day Of The Triffids-Brad Harris-Oscar the Muppet-Maytag

Couple of these doodles came about while I watched characters on the BBC version of Day of The Triffids. Using the ROKU hardware plus netflix instant view. It's really a cool way to watch movies that are hard to find or that you'd never buy. I've seen BEAT GIRL with Oliver Reed as a young punk. Shriek of The Mutilated. Both versions of THE RAZORS EDGE. Three episodes from The AVENGERS from 1967. Warhol's HEAT. Jackie Chan Michelle Yeoh SUPERCOP.
It's the way TV ought to be. Movies and TV shows you hand pick and no commercials.

The note on the doodle about Hellblazer csme from an attack of the show note that the new one is all Simon Bisley

Added a sketch of Brad Harris and Bob Hoskins.

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Brushes

Here's another image that I painted with Brushes. I see there's another sketching/painting app called Sketchbook Mobile... anyone try it yet?

Great (Maybe New) Site for Inspiration / Perspiration

Ted Bradshaw, one of the very talented artists here at Rockstar pointed this Web site out to me.


What a load of great information, put in a way that is instantly digestible.

Take a look. Y'all won't regret it (me, I'm all tangled up in the section about "intelligent distribution of detail," not all over, but smart-like (like I almost never do)) ...

The title is a link, but you can also go here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Name The Movie-Shipping Containers-WereLion Dabble

I was surfing around, looking for vintage book covers and found this one.
It dates back to 53 I believe. Making it as old as me.

Can you name the movie made from the Philip K Dick novelette, Second Variety?

I was also surfing using some old links. Found this on shipping container architecture. The title is the link. I sketched the simplest one that I liked. It brings out the lego kid in you to think about shipping container arrangements and stackings.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Oh the Humanity!

Click the link. Someone please set Robert Zemeckis' motion capture studio on fire! This must stop!

Honestly, he should be embarrassed that this film looks no better than the Polar Express... it may actually look worse.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Krayonzilla needs to point out the flaws

Looks cool to me


The popular TV series ULTRA GALAXY: MEGA MONSTER BATTLE will hit the big screen in Japan this year with MEGA MONSTER BATTLE: ULTRA GALAXY LEGENDS – THE MOVIE (Daikaiju Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu THE MOVIE).

For the new movie, Tsuburaya Productions have joined with world-famous distributor Warner Brothers, with their eye on the global market. For its domestic Japanese release, the film is planned to open in December for the New Year movie season.

Ultraman first appeared on TV in 1966. In the 43 years that followed, there have been various new Ultraman characters seen in a succession of TV series and movies. Including the various shorts and animated series, this will be the 38th Ultraman production from Tsuburaya Productions.

The movie is directed by 38-year-old Koichi Sakamoto, who has worked predominantly as executive producer on the long-running American TV series POWER RANGERS.

Sakamoto visited the USA as an international student in April 1989 after graduating from high school, where he began studying English, before landing his first major part as an actor in the 1994 movie GUYVER: DARK HERO. He eventually joined the production team of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS (1993-1996) as a stunt director, going on to fill the roles of director, action director and executive producer for many of the subsequent POWER RANGERS series.

The main antagonist in the latest movie is not a monster but an Ultraman. A new character, Ultraman Belial, is cited as being the first “villainous Ultraman” in the 43 year history of the franchise, who was locked away in the space prison by the mighty Ultraman King tens of thousands of years ago.

The story heats up when Belial breaks free from his prison, and plans to use the Giga-Battlenizer to control 100 giant monsters and conquer the galaxy, shrouding the home world of the Ultramen in a state of darkness. Set in nebula M-78 on the Star of Ultra – the home world of the Ultramen – original Ultra heroes Ultraman and Ultra Seven stand with the popular Ultraman Mebius against the devious Ultraman Belial. As the movie takes place in their homeland, the heroes are not restricted by the same 3-minute timer as they are when they visit Earth.

The Sponichi magazine revealed today that the movie will also feature 50 Ultraman characters, 18 of which were named; Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Taro, Zoffy, Ultraman Mebius, Ultraman Hikari, Ultraman King, Father of Ultra, Mother of Ultra, Ultraman Leo, Astra, Ultraman 80, Yullian, Ultraman Neos, Ultra Seven 21 and Ultraman Boy.

Original actors Susume Kurobe and Kouji Moritsugu return to reprise their roles as Hayata (Ultraman) and Dan Moroboshi (Ultra Seven) respectively, facing off against an army of over 100 giant monsters!

The film will open to theatres in Japan on December 12th.

Comic Artist Dave Dorman on Dennis Miller's Radio Show, Friday a.m.

Title is a link to Dave Dorman's Web Page.

Let this be known: Dave Dorman, Star Wars artist, as well as his own IPs, such as Wasted Lands, will be interviewed by comic and radio host Dennis Miller.

Dave will be talking about comics, how latest project news, and a charity he espouses, USACares.

Should be a great listen. Miller is AM 560 in Chicago. On the internet, he's at

Trees Are Nice

Nice tree.

I like drawing trees because I like to pretend I can draw environments. Trees are easier than buildings, and pretty too.

Here's a cool site for reference, I found it on Facebook via Doug Tennapel.


More sketches. blah, blah, blah

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not the Boston Polecats-Random Rectangles-Witchie

2:16 am

Well it's early morning and another new post. I started a new sketchbook with a better rag paper. Decided to use various prismacolor pencils to see what results I would get once scanned. I like the red but the sienna was a disaster with my crappy scanner.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Disgraced TAG Member Asks For Traffic

Beautiful TAG people, I am trying to reclaim my blogging chops. My immediate motivation is raising money for the LIVESTRONG Challenge in memory of my old friend Paul. My purpose here is not to shake anyone down for donations, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE WELCOME, my purpose is just to let you know I am back posting on Brush Pen Breakfast. I'm pulling out as many stops as I can to make the blog a fun narrative of my training (which is fascinating), with lots of funny drawings. So I promise a higher entertainment quotient than normal. Also more consistency.

And if you head over today, you can read all about the "Ballad of Cougar Ridge," (again, fascinating).

Draw The Looney Tunes

The (link) title is referring to my new favorite art instructional book. It's like the temple of the 7 golden camels condensed into the best, lucid art lessons ever put on paper.

I'd compare it to Elements of Style for brevity and focus. A great book.

The doodle is a caricature of a film director and one of a boxing promoter. Try to guess which is which. I think the boxing promoter was named Art if that helps.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Blah Blah Blah

More work on profiles...blah...blah....blah

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Late Merger News

OK, I've been trying to post this since last week. Blogger and my old computer have had a serious falling out, and there seems to be nothing I can do to fix it. SO I'm posting this from Blair's computer.

And it's not even that funny.

Will Eisner's PS magazine - Digital Archive

Title is a link to tons of art.

I almost got a job on PS magazine when I first came to San Diego 25 years ago. Jeff Jonas and Steve High had just vacated positions on the magazine. They needed someone that could ape that awesome Eisner look. If you know Steve High's art, he was the best.

Anyway., this is a treasure trove of things that Eisner probably had at least as much enthusiasm for as The Spirit.

I got the link from facebook friend Terry Beatty. He works for the magazine Scary Monsters and also did the Ms Tree's comic I provided with the Scythe back up feature (provided badly)

I added a Viking or Roman BBQ chef to the top. I didn't want to bump the Walt cartoon.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

more sketches

After studying the skull for a few days and some info on facial rhythm in a characture book I read at Borders. This was my results. Some a little sloppy but my hand keeps cramping on that.

Need To Contact Disney Legal ... ;-)

Title is a link to a bit of Mike Royer.

Does anyone know how to reach responsible people in Disney's legal department. On a suggestion by George Davis (some of you might know George from the film coloring jobs some of you had ... can't remember the company's name) I emailed Mike Royer about the cookbook and even though he hasn't given me a recipe (yet), he did dig out about ten sketches he did for Winnie the Pooh stuff that had to do with food. Excellent!! What fun work he did / does!!

But to use them in the book I need Disney's permission ...

Anyone know a strategy I might employ? I hate to just knock at the front door because the problem is I might get "no" right away and I want to avoid this, especially since at least 1/2 of the book's proceeds are going to two charities ...


IPhone Brushes

I did this with a remarkably polished IPhone app called Brushes. It was fun to use and it has a nice range of colors, brushes and options to alter both.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Nathaniel Carroll on YouTube ...

Here is the "What is Worship?" video that has all the silly kids. BTW: My little 8 year old, Nathaniel, is the kid talking about reading and videogames ... I wish it was more reading and less videogames ... For a while that was him on the wallpaper, but now it's changed to the girl in the pink dress ... strange ...


It's 9:47 AM

It will be a couple of hours before Krayonzilla discovers what I did to his art. See what I mean about white space. That's the main reason I wanted to mess with it to make the point to let your art breath.

Click Title to see the art fully realized as a Tat. (slightly adult)

It's 6:40am

Playing around with an idea, kind of Michael Moorcock: inspired.
I'm beat! been up all night sketching...I'm going to bed.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Jeff Podacst on Tall Tales Radio

Title is a link to the podcast.
Tom Racine questions Jeff ....

[t’s time to talk to Jeff Ranjo, story artist at Disney, and John Sanford, story artist at Dreamworks…between them, over 30 years of animation experience, having worked on films like “Surf’s Up,” “Mulan,” “Chicken Little” and “Home on the Range.” John also does the brilliant webcomic “Chippy and Loopus.” We did a great show about animated films in general back on Episode 25, talking about our favorite and not-so-favorite films and TV shows.

This time, we get into the nitty-gritty of how animated films are actually made. Who pitches the story? Who green lights the film? When does character design start, and what does it take to become a character designer? How long does the process take? How is scripting done? When is music added?...and more]

The doodles is me having a scanner

Some progress I think

Top one added 9/6/09

Well it's almost 4am. And I figured I post another excerpt from my sketchbook since I posted the first one on 8/19. I think I'm getting my mojo back. The rag on this recycled paper is really bad. The soft lead just gets soooo messy after a point. Usually put in about 4 to 6 hours a night to early morning. Think I've seen every Fresh Prince of BelAir early morning rerun so far while I work on getting rid of the rust in my pencil.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Finished Torch Tiger

You've got quite a touch with a Chimp Jeff. All the stories were great ( well, maybe not all). The one I read last was the Sherlock Holmes-like story because it had so much text. I ended up liking it a lot.

Why does Byron Howard look so much like Chris Sanders? Who influenced who?

Anyway, great book. Wish I had the first one...Rocket Johnson?

I made the title a link to the animatic I made of the characters depicted in the digitally modified oil painting shown. It's not Torch Tiger related.

Also added a scan of the Ranjo Denny's autograph

Friday, September 04, 2009

Some Initial Success for "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!!"

FYI ... While it isn't a contract (yet), I have been contacted back by three publishers for "Batter! Broil!! Baste!!! The Comic Creators Cookbook," but I'm getting ahead of myself. After putting in more changes two nights ago, I spent last night from 12-3am sending out emails to publishers and companies that I found on a Web site list ... This morning there was an editor from Scribner (a division of Simon and Schuster) who wants me to send an official proposal, then came in an email from an editor at Conde Nast who said, "Please send me a manuscript, or whatever you have at this point. Many thanks," ... and then I got a phone call from another editor who said he rarely calls back from email submissions but made an exception for B! B!! B!!! His company published the book "Taking Woodstock" which recently became a movie by Ang Lee ...

More will happen, for sure. It's only 12 hours since the emails went out.

This is getting fun.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Retro Make Believe Movie Noveliztions

Title is a link to a series of 30. And it's British Retro making it even more novel. Novel, get it?

Rick, Talk about your undeserving Novels for make believe movie novelizations. The Konga is an ACTUAL paperback movie novelization. I found another for Reptilicus

Hulk Not Like Merger

My Stab at it