Saturday, September 26, 2009
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
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
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
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
And if you head over today, you can read all about the "Ballad of Cougar Ridge," (again, fascinating).
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
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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
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 ...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
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)
Sunday, September 06, 2009
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
Saturday, September 05, 2009
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
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
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