Friday, December 31, 2010

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee

Click on the title for the link. This is a pretty exciting fight, well choreographed! How they managed to find someone who looked and fought so much like Bruce Lee is remarkable, and the CG Iron Man is amazing.

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee

Click on the title for the link. This is a pretty exciting fight, well choreographed! How they managed to find someone who looked and fought so much like Bruce Lee is remarkable, and the CG Iron Man is amazing.

Cluster Cull


The big square guy has a feature abbreviation I noticed in Astro Boy. The old ones. The inner ear being noted with a number "6". Of course flopped if it's on the other side. Then it's a sloppy "d"

Cluster Cull


The big square guy has a feature abbreviation I noticed in Astro Boy. The old ones. The inner ear being noted with a number "6". Of course flopped if it's on the other side. Then it's a sloppy "d"

Friday, December 24, 2010

Cork 49


Here's your Christmas wish... another Cork. And if this was your Christmas wish, you need to get out more.

Cork 49


Here's your Christmas wish... another Cork. And if this was your Christmas wish, you need to get out more.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Art of Libico Maraja


I discovered Libico Maraja work when I got this Gulliver's Travels book at a Sears in the late 60's. I found many other illustrations he did thanks to the Web. Thankfully I discovered MY book a few years ago in my parents garage. Thank god I snagged it as it is only a few things I was able to save from that time. Click on the title to see more of Libico Maraja's work on Flickr. Merry Christmas all. He passed in 1983 but he does have a web presence too.




Art of Libico Maraja


I discovered Libico Maraja work when I got this Gulliver's Travels book at a Sears in the late 60's. I found many other illustrations he did thanks to the Web. Thankfully I discovered MY book a few years ago in my parents garage. Thank god I snagged it as it is only a few things I was able to save from that time. Click on the title to see more of Libico Maraja's work on Flickr. Merry Christmas all. He passed in 1983 but he does have a web presence too.




Painting old sketchy stuff



Click title for the link to the ashcan art for Skewered Fairy Tales.

Painting old sketchy stuff



Click title for the link to the ashcan art for Skewered Fairy Tales.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Resemblance Nil

But can you tell who i thought i was sketching at the time?

Resemblance Nil

But can you tell who i thought i was sketching at the time?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cork 48


Hi y'all. Here's anudder one.

Cork 48


Hi y'all. Here's anudder one.

Gun Nose Cover Artist Revealed ...

There will still be tweaks, and I'll make 'em from here on out.

The cover artist is Jeff Remmer. He incorporated some of Ellis' comments in this final piece and said that his creative effort really did need that kind of critique. Overall, I believe that, fractured though the composition may be, it captures some of the irreverent spirit that Gun Nose represents. And what the hey ... it's done.

Gun Nose Cover Artist Revealed ...

There will still be tweaks, and I'll make 'em from here on out.

The cover artist is Jeff Remmer. He incorporated some of Ellis' comments in this final piece and said that his creative effort really did need that kind of critique. Overall, I believe that, fractured though the composition may be, it captures some of the irreverent spirit that Gun Nose represents. And what the hey ... it's done.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Joe Staton, Joe Rubinstein, Wendy Fouts Broome

And my letters, of course ... Here is a terrific effort by professionals Joe Staton (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), and Wendy Fouts Broome (colors). The comic book is nearly done ... woo hoo!! ... Hopefully ready to send out pitch copies by mid to late January.

Joe Staton, Joe Rubinstein, Wendy Fouts Broome

And my letters, of course ... Here is a terrific effort by professionals Joe Staton (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), and Wendy Fouts Broome (colors). The comic book is nearly done ... woo hoo!! ... Hopefully ready to send out pitch copies by mid to late January.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I agree with all of Ellis's suggestions, and I think the cover is nicely done, but I would be in favor of a fuller, more dynamic compostition. The shapes on the page don't really activate the space; it's very static. The small female figures make the composition kind of "spotty" and broken up. It would be more interesting to see them interact with the main figure.
I googled the reference picture of Bond that the artist used and found some other Bond posters from that era. I'd like to see something more like this poster used as a basis for the parody. The central figure could still be holding the gun; he could even be wearing his tuxedo in the tub.
Hope I'm not suggesting too radical a change for the artist. It means starting over from scratch, (sorry, to whoever the artist is). What do you think?
The picture I just added (second one down) is an example of retaining the "collage" effect but with the background and compositional shapes used well. I like the slightly stylized cut of Bond's jacket that gives the shape "oomph" and definition. Look and the nice negative space around the figure as it relates to the border. And that negative space is filled with dynamic shapes as well.


I agree with all of Ellis's suggestions, and I think the cover is nicely done, but I would be in favor of a fuller, more dynamic compostition. The shapes on the page don't really activate the space; it's very static. The small female figures make the composition kind of "spotty" and broken up. It would be more interesting to see them interact with the main figure.
I googled the reference picture of Bond that the artist used and found some other Bond posters from that era. I'd like to see something more like this poster used as a basis for the parody. The central figure could still be holding the gun; he could even be wearing his tuxedo in the tub.
Hope I'm not suggesting too radical a change for the artist. It means starting over from scratch, (sorry, to whoever the artist is). What do you think?
The picture I just added (second one down) is an example of retaining the "collage" effect but with the background and compositional shapes used well. I like the slightly stylized cut of Bond's jacket that gives the shape "oomph" and definition. Look and the nice negative space around the figure as it relates to the border. And that negative space is filled with dynamic shapes as well.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lilio and Stitch-Big Wave special edtion-extra disk


Sketches during the two hour long documentary on the extras disk for Lilo and Stitch. It had so many art discussions and talks and studies, I went straight to Amazon and bought my own copy.

Lilio and Stitch-Big Wave special edtion-extra disk


Sketches during the two hour long documentary on the extras disk for Lilo and Stitch. It had so many art discussions and talks and studies, I went straight to Amazon and bought my own copy.

My Notes


Straightened the angle of the cuff. Made the hands less wandering in form. Smaller hand parts here and there. Made the trigger finger go around the trigger. Made the bikini babes bigger, breaking out , overlapping. Moved the nose out over the mouth filtrum a bit. Reduced wrinking on the suit, shot a straighter line down the arm.
Also diminished the drop shadow between mask and flesh.
The biggest thing I'd change about what I did in careless fast mode. Bikini girl on the right, have her just as big, but move her to the right and break out of the circle even more and have the hand not lie under the nose. I'd also drop the art element of the bullet bandoleer as I have done.
Maybe bring the size of the word balloon and the type down just a wild hair.
I like this quite a bit by the way. I like it more than anyone since I got in close to it and thought about it. Great illsutration bits. Nice composition. I like the credits array too,

My Notes


Straightened the angle of the cuff. Made the hands less wandering in form. Smaller hand parts here and there. Made the trigger finger go around the trigger. Made the bikini babes bigger, breaking out , overlapping. Moved the nose out over the mouth filtrum a bit. Reduced wrinking on the suit, shot a straighter line down the arm.
Also diminished the drop shadow between mask and flesh.
The biggest thing I'd change about what I did in careless fast mode. Bikini girl on the right, have her just as big, but move her to the right and break out of the circle even more and have the hand not lie under the nose. I'd also drop the art element of the bullet bandoleer as I have done.
Maybe bring the size of the word balloon and the type down just a wild hair.
I like this quite a bit by the way. I like it more than anyone since I got in close to it and thought about it. Great illsutration bits. Nice composition. I like the credits array too,

Gun Nose's Cover Image; PLEASE CRITIQUE ...

Gun Nose's cover ... I'm not going to tell you who did this work, but I do want a thorough wringing out of the art because I will send it (privately) back over to the artist, all the better to make the image stronger. Then, later, I'll post again and tell you who it was by! ...

Gun Nose's Cover Image; PLEASE CRITIQUE ...

Gun Nose's cover ... I'm not going to tell you who did this work, but I do want a thorough wringing out of the art because I will send it (privately) back over to the artist, all the better to make the image stronger. Then, later, I'll post again and tell you who it was by! ...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not a Tuesday drawing exactly...

This is not really a Tuesday drawing, but it is a something I just posted on my single panel comic blog Nearsighted Comics.  I thought this one would be particularly appropriate to share with a group of artists. 

Not a Tuesday drawing exactly...

This is not really a Tuesday drawing, but it is a something I just posted on my single panel comic blog Nearsighted Comics.  I thought this one would be particularly appropriate to share with a group of artists. 

Cork 47

Hello gentle succubi,
After several months of no new Cork (just before Comic-Con to be exact), here is... well, a new Cork. I've actually completed two new ones and I'll release the next one in a few days. Hope you enjoy it. Just as a reminder, we last left off with Vlad scooting to a stop in front of the
Metropolis poster and muttering, "Porn!" You are now caught up.

Cork 47

Hello gentle succubi,
After several months of no new Cork (just before Comic-Con to be exact), here is... well, a new Cork. I've actually completed two new ones and I'll release the next one in a few days. Hope you enjoy it. Just as a reminder, we last left off with Vlad scooting to a stop in front of the
Metropolis poster and muttering, "Porn!" You are now caught up.

Oh so Lazy


But I was actually trying to force myself to do thumbnails that didn't deviate into detail. So that they would stay real close to being symbols stylistically.

Oh so Lazy


But I was actually trying to force myself to do thumbnails that didn't deviate into detail. So that they would stay real close to being symbols stylistically.

Crazy Guy With Shades 'n Beard

Sketch done in Denny's a week or so ago ... strictly outta my head, no reference (on a level, "thank god for that) ...

Crazy Guy With Shades 'n Beard

Sketch done in Denny's a week or so ago ... strictly outta my head, no reference (on a level, "thank god for that) ...

Tuesday Doodle

Tuesday Doodle

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nucleus-Candid Camera


Scott and Zana show up at Nucleus. Greeted by Ranjo. I sneak candid video of the event.
Join us. A composite video of the evening...


I look around at all the creative people...

Nucleus-Candid Camera


Scott and Zana show up at Nucleus. Greeted by Ranjo. I sneak candid video of the event.
Join us. A composite video of the evening...


I look around at all the creative people...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Animation


Tom. Sorry. I'll make up for it by sharing an important part of the knowledge of how I animated this.

You guys doing your boards may appreciate this if you don't already know it.
I got it from a Derek Thompson Gnomon DVD called Conceptual Storyboarding.
How to use layer comps to let you do animatics or storyboards with single PSD layered files.
I think the attachment is all the tutorial reference you need for your own experiments.
A layer comp is just you deciding what you want to SHOW in a PSD, multi-layer file at any one time. Allowing you to animate elements over the same background. Then export those comps any way you want them. Jpgs , a PDF, whatever the options are under that script menu.
Hope you find this fun. Made me want to do a short subject with one PSD when i first saw it.