Friday, October 30, 2009

Frank-N-Steen

Happy Halloween!

Frank-N-Steen

Happy Halloween!

The Kraken Awakes-Brush Pen Results, Reaction





I built the brush pen. Click the title for link to the original,Clay Butler, article on the parts necessary. I made quite a mess with the initial ink filling. I figured out the cartridge has a plunger that allows you to draw ink in without the mess.

Anyway, I love the thing. It's like having a windsor newton that you never have to re-moisten.

I posted some examples of my inking. It has smudges and a lot of rust apparent in my inking ability. Plus I was never much of an inker. But you can see how fine the line can be.

The little page of mechanisms are thumbnail sizes. All these sketches fit on paper 5 by 8.

http://www.lamy.com/content/products/accessories/refills_and_inks/index_eng.html

The link above takes you to the only hard to track down part. The Lamy cartridge. You want the Z26 Lamy converter

The Kraken Awakes-Brush Pen Results, Reaction





I built the brush pen. Click the title for link to the original,Clay Butler, article on the parts necessary. I made quite a mess with the initial ink filling. I figured out the cartridge has a plunger that allows you to draw ink in without the mess.

Anyway, I love the thing. It's like having a windsor newton that you never have to re-moisten.

I posted some examples of my inking. It has smudges and a lot of rust apparent in my inking ability. Plus I was never much of an inker. But you can see how fine the line can be.

The little page of mechanisms are thumbnail sizes. All these sketches fit on paper 5 by 8.

http://www.lamy.com/content/products/accessories/refills_and_inks/index_eng.html

The link above takes you to the only hard to track down part. The Lamy cartridge. You want the Z26 Lamy converter

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Story Trailer for Avatar






The spoiler hating bunch should probably avoid.

Waste of time posting that. At least with firfox and my mac. I see half the screen.

I added the embed below it to see if I just don't embed right

Story Trailer for Avatar






The spoiler hating bunch should probably avoid.

Waste of time posting that. At least with firfox and my mac. I see half the screen.

I added the embed below it to see if I just don't embed right

Monday, October 26, 2009

Screwfly Solution



Memory sketch from the Masters of Horror segment based on The Screwfly Solution. Directed by Joe Dante

Hey guys. I don't know how many of you were aware of this, but John K withdrew his blog from public view a few days ago. But now it's back. It made me realize I need to check all his cartoon education and editorial before it maybe disappears again. So I added his link our link list with the suggestion you join me in drinking deep while all this info about cartooning how to, history and the biz is still easily accessed.

Screwfly Solution



Memory sketch from the Masters of Horror segment based on The Screwfly Solution. Directed by Joe Dante

Hey guys. I don't know how many of you were aware of this, but John K withdrew his blog from public view a few days ago. But now it's back. It made me realize I need to check all his cartoon education and editorial before it maybe disappears again. So I added his link our link list with the suggestion you join me in drinking deep while all this info about cartooning how to, history and the biz is still easily accessed.

Robot Underwater!

So since Ellis was the one to actually write the words "It's a robot underwater," I guess technically he wins, but I hope he will share his prize of a bowl of filth with Rick, who did the detective work. The funny part is that Rick so generously gave me credit for having the cunning to put a fake name on the picture file to throw everyone off, whereas the truth is that I just forgot everyone can see the file name if you know where to look. Some of the guesses were pretty darn amazing though, don't you think?

I was shocked by "It's Buncake, nude, next to the dolphin tank at SeaWorld" - so close!
And the robot DOES look like it has breasts by golly.
This is one drawing in a little story I'm working on.

Robot Underwater!

So since Ellis was the one to actually write the words "It's a robot underwater," I guess technically he wins, but I hope he will share his prize of a bowl of filth with Rick, who did the detective work. The funny part is that Rick so generously gave me credit for having the cunning to put a fake name on the picture file to throw everyone off, whereas the truth is that I just forgot everyone can see the file name if you know where to look. Some of the guesses were pretty darn amazing though, don't you think?

I was shocked by "It's Buncake, nude, next to the dolphin tank at SeaWorld" - so close!
And the robot DOES look like it has breasts by golly.
This is one drawing in a little story I'm working on.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Perception Experiment - What Is It?


This is a drawing I've been working on. The actual drawing is 2000 x 3000 pixels. The resolution of this version is 20 pixels x 30 pixels. Can you still tell what it is? Best guess wins a date with Scott B. or George Clooney.

Ellis's guess is "John Wayne at the end of The Searchers" (depicted below).
Heck, I'm just going to put up the real picture tonight or tomorrow.

Perception Experiment - What Is It?


This is a drawing I've been working on. The actual drawing is 2000 x 3000 pixels. The resolution of this version is 20 pixels x 30 pixels. Can you still tell what it is? Best guess wins a date with Scott B. or George Clooney.

Ellis's guess is "John Wayne at the end of The Searchers" (depicted below).
Heck, I'm just going to put up the real picture tonight or tomorrow.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

more brush pen sketches

Playing around.

more brush pen sketches

Playing around.

Brush Pen Variations

I picked up today at Daiso store in Kerny Mesa a set of Zebra brand brush pens and I wanted to see the difference to my beloved Mitsubishi/Uniball PFK series. Well first are cheaper in price by $2 less. I would put them in the same group of any Tombo brand brush pens. Quick to use up and toss but still good to sketch with. The ink just doesn't flow as smooth as the PFK. The Zebra WFSS4 is the worst (Ultra fine) Took forever to get any ink to flow. Once I did the results looked more like a copic ultraliner pen not a brush stroke at all (I won't be getting these again). I think I'll use these up experimenting but I'll stick to my PFKs. I did like the Zebra WF1-G cuz it's grey.

Brush Pen Variations

I picked up today at Daiso store in Kerny Mesa a set of Zebra brand brush pens and I wanted to see the difference to my beloved Mitsubishi/Uniball PFK series. Well first are cheaper in price by $2 less. I would put them in the same group of any Tombo brand brush pens. Quick to use up and toss but still good to sketch with. The ink just doesn't flow as smooth as the PFK. The Zebra WFSS4 is the worst (Ultra fine) Took forever to get any ink to flow. Once I did the results looked more like a copic ultraliner pen not a brush stroke at all (I won't be getting these again). I think I'll use these up experimenting but I'll stick to my PFKs. I did like the Zebra WF1-G cuz it's grey.

Scott Eaton Anatomy Knowledge




Incidental to going to the Gnomon talk on anatomy for digital types tonight, i did a search to make sure of the time and discovered the web page of one of the speakers. The Title is a link to a page where you get to select some great motion capture type still photos ala Muybridge.

The video at the top relates to Andrew Mawrse. The sculptor who did that Freedom Of Teach Maquette. The performer is his favorite model. This ended the evening.

I traded my video for another guy's that was also there. He did a much better job. Now that you can see detail, that scar-like line on his right scapula comes from the sculptor Cawrse using a felt tip pen on the model, Stephan..

Scott Eaton Anatomy Knowledge




Incidental to going to the Gnomon talk on anatomy for digital types tonight, i did a search to make sure of the time and discovered the web page of one of the speakers. The Title is a link to a page where you get to select some great motion capture type still photos ala Muybridge.

The video at the top relates to Andrew Mawrse. The sculptor who did that Freedom Of Teach Maquette. The performer is his favorite model. This ended the evening.

I traded my video for another guy's that was also there. He did a much better job. Now that you can see detail, that scar-like line on his right scapula comes from the sculptor Cawrse using a felt tip pen on the model, Stephan..

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

sketching with my brush pen




I want my Mummy!

sketching with my brush pen




I want my Mummy!

Bode-Jones-Bones- Click for Photoshop Killer Tips



I've always assumed this was a personal joke by Vaughn Bode doing a joke on Jeff Jones.

I thought I was posting this to my blog. I'm too lazy to re-do it.

I wanted an online spot to ask Jeffrey Catherine Jones a facebook question.
If there was a back story on this cartoon.
If they were good friends during this period. Etc.

I've added a grab of the answers Jeffery gave me. Cool person

I made my title into a link to Photoshop Killer tips.
I've learned a couple of things already.

Bode-Jones-Bones- Click for Photoshop Killer Tips



I've always assumed this was a personal joke by Vaughn Bode doing a joke on Jeff Jones.

I thought I was posting this to my blog. I'm too lazy to re-do it.

I wanted an online spot to ask Jeffrey Catherine Jones a facebook question.
If there was a back story on this cartoon.
If they were good friends during this period. Etc.

I've added a grab of the answers Jeffery gave me. Cool person

I made my title into a link to Photoshop Killer tips.
I've learned a couple of things already.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cork 36

Hello. Here's Cork. I love Jeff Ranjo. Love him.

Cork 36

Hello. Here's Cork. I love Jeff Ranjo. Love him.

Friday, October 16, 2009





A polar bear character designed for a start up green energy company called Electric Green in San Diego, CA. Just to pick up some nickel and dime money.




A polar bear character designed for a start up green energy company called Electric Green in San Diego, CA. Just to pick up some nickel and dime money.

Astro Boy Coming Up -- Opinions of it So Far?


If you don't like that this blog cuts out some of the YouTube frame, click on the title to go to the online version.

Is anyone going to see this movie ... ?

Opinions? ...

Astro Boy Coming Up -- Opinions of it So Far?


If you don't like that this blog cuts out some of the YouTube frame, click on the title to go to the online version.

Is anyone going to see this movie ... ?

Opinions? ...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Miscellaneous









Did a sketch based on the Hello Kitty Vader link.
Did a Pink Death Dealer at the top. It shows how bad ass Frazetta was, that you just can't foo-foo that character.

Miscellaneous









Did a sketch based on the Hello Kitty Vader link.
Did a Pink Death Dealer at the top. It shows how bad ass Frazetta was, that you just can't foo-foo that character.