Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cork 54

It's been awhile.
Ellis, I know you were guessing before as to what was GOING to happen in this scenario, but I have no qualms in telling you how dead wrong you were. This happened instead. I also just last night finished up another one as well so I'll have that posted in another day or two.

Cork 54

It's been awhile.
Ellis, I know you were guessing before as to what was GOING to happen in this scenario, but I have no qualms in telling you how dead wrong you were. This happened instead. I also just last night finished up another one as well so I'll have that posted in another day or two.

Ride Beyond Vengence (1966)

 Tuesday Movie Club.

You should have seen Chuck Connor's hair--for his mountain man scenes they put a wild rug on him. Crazy, man.

(Sorry for the poor Claude Akins & Bill Bixby)

Ride Beyond Vengence (1966)

 Tuesday Movie Club.

You should have seen Chuck Connor's hair--for his mountain man scenes they put a wild rug on him. Crazy, man.

(Sorry for the poor Claude Akins & Bill Bixby)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Playing with a couple of Robot ideas

Actually , one robot idea. . Once I get a sketch I like, I'll convert it to a painting.
I'll use the wildfire photo for my palette.
Sketch the better robot, stylize the scene to my style. What hit me about this photo is the blueing on the trailer home. I want to use that on the robot/war-machine
Flopped. Which do you like better?

Playing with a couple of Robot ideas

Actually , one robot idea. . Once I get a sketch I like, I'll convert it to a painting.
I'll use the wildfire photo for my palette.
Sketch the better robot, stylize the scene to my style. What hit me about this photo is the blueing on the trailer home. I want to use that on the robot/war-machine
Flopped. Which do you like better?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Random Creeple

I haven't posted any drawings in, like, forever, so here's something. My old brushpen dried out and I just recently ordered more off of Jetpen (click the headline for more info... sadly they appear to be sold out of them right now).  Now I have a few of them and won't be running out any time soon. I've got a bunch of drawings like this now that I will be sharing in the weeks to come.

Creeple © 2011 Rick Schmitz

Random Creeple

I haven't posted any drawings in, like, forever, so here's something. My old brushpen dried out and I just recently ordered more off of Jetpen (click the headline for more info... sadly they appear to be sold out of them right now).  Now I have a few of them and won't be running out any time soon. I've got a bunch of drawings like this now that I will be sharing in the weeks to come.

Creeple © 2011 Rick Schmitz

Megamind



Question for Jeff if he notices this post. The IMDB trivia mentions Guillermo Del Toro being brought in to make the action more exciting for Megamind.
Any insider info about how that set with the story artists?
I loved the movie.

Megamind



Question for Jeff if he notices this post. The IMDB trivia mentions Guillermo Del Toro being brought in to make the action more exciting for Megamind.
Any insider info about how that set with the story artists?
I loved the movie.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Color underlays



The scifi zamboony has a colorize overlay. But it's grey tones were underlaid.
I like the process of working with the line art that has been filled and alised to alpha.
Much better than multiplying the line art into color .

I took a super, loose, small , thumbnail and blew it up and used this underlay idea. But I'm also working from color photos for my color picks. These colors were from a shot of vacation cabins in Tahiti. That dodges my whole color blind issue. Picking darkest darks, lightest lights right from a photo.
Also, using the Candice channel technique, I advise duplicating the single GRAY channel while in grayscale vs duplicating the blue channel while in RGB mode. Then switch to rgb . The selection channel will travel with the mode change.

Color underlays



The scifi zamboony has a colorize overlay. But it's grey tones were underlaid.
I like the process of working with the line art that has been filled and alised to alpha.
Much better than multiplying the line art into color .

I took a super, loose, small , thumbnail and blew it up and used this underlay idea. But I'm also working from color photos for my color picks. These colors were from a shot of vacation cabins in Tahiti. That dodges my whole color blind issue. Picking darkest darks, lightest lights right from a photo.
Also, using the Candice channel technique, I advise duplicating the single GRAY channel while in grayscale vs duplicating the blue channel while in RGB mode. Then switch to rgb . The selection channel will travel with the mode change.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

EYE EYE EYE

Kali's T Shirt. I (Ellis) noticed it in draft format and published it. Very cool shirt.

EYE EYE EYE

EYE EYE EYE

Kali's T Shirt. I (Ellis) noticed it in draft format and published it. Very cool shirt.

EYE EYE EYE

A Chance and Inclination to Draw


Lions Gate Bridge



Freighters on Burrard Inlet

A Chance and Inclination to Draw


Lions Gate Bridge



Freighters on Burrard Inlet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Boy Genius

First off: !!!!!!
This opens up an entirely new story vistas for our Lil' Okie Ellis/Tales From The CORK comic.

Secondly, I need updates on Joni Gentry (spunky cute and should have found adventure in life, tho' I worry she didn't quite feel good enough about herself), Paula Garland (maybe too stuck on herself--but hopefully all that narcissism fired some ambition), Debbie Garlow (sensible enough to avoid a big head from her own high school popularity, though as life disappointed her, she became a vicious scold), Sharon Goforth (such extraordinary looks made her awkward in high school, and she sought the comfort of older men, didn't she?), and finally the exotic Ellise Franklin (Ellis-e? Ellis? is there a connection there? Were the Oklahoma hills of your birth year aflame with admiration for someone named Ellis??).

Please update us. And give us a clearer scan of Ellis Goodson, boy genius!

Boy Genius

First off: !!!!!!
This opens up an entirely new story vistas for our Lil' Okie Ellis/Tales From The CORK comic.

Secondly, I need updates on Joni Gentry (spunky cute and should have found adventure in life, tho' I worry she didn't quite feel good enough about herself), Paula Garland (maybe too stuck on herself--but hopefully all that narcissism fired some ambition), Debbie Garlow (sensible enough to avoid a big head from her own high school popularity, though as life disappointed her, she became a vicious scold), Sharon Goforth (such extraordinary looks made her awkward in high school, and she sought the comfort of older men, didn't she?), and finally the exotic Ellise Franklin (Ellis-e? Ellis? is there a connection there? Were the Oklahoma hills of your birth year aflame with admiration for someone named Ellis??).

Please update us. And give us a clearer scan of Ellis Goodson, boy genius!

More Brush Pen Paris


The Chinese Charlie Chaplin who got his big break at the Bar du Marché.

Actually, I'm just making that up. But he did look like Chaplin. And in a notoriously all-white profession. Fun! I put up the whole thing over at Brush Pen Paris, the only blog that smells like fresh baguette....

More Brush Pen Paris


The Chinese Charlie Chaplin who got his big break at the Bar du Marché.

Actually, I'm just making that up. But he did look like Chaplin. And in a notoriously all-white profession. Fun! I put up the whole thing over at Brush Pen Paris, the only blog that smells like fresh baguette....

Smear-Charcoal looking


Smear-Charcoal looking


Sunday, April 17, 2011

I should be doing my Taxes

Actually I've done them. I owe for all my government cheeze.
It's time to do something about this being broke situation.

I might like this work. Meet new people. Insult them. Swim.
1970. Probably the year I witnessed the Clown take down

The only photo of a guy I remember as being wildly popular. He had to be avoiding having his picture taken.


Beehive hair style. Probably the last big year.

I should be doing my Taxes

Actually I've done them. I owe for all my government cheeze.
It's time to do something about this being broke situation.

I might like this work. Meet new people. Insult them. Swim.
1970. Probably the year I witnessed the Clown take down

The only photo of a guy I remember as being wildly popular. He had to be avoiding having his picture taken.


Beehive hair style. Probably the last big year.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Brush Pen Paris, my nouveau blogue

I've started a new blog to chronicle my efforts putting together the long awaited Paris sketchbook.

It's called Brush Pen Paris, and if you click over, you can see this entire piece.

I've excerpted the most Mort Drucker-ish passage here. I swear to gawd, I'm not trying to imitate him! It just came out this way! But after seeing this, OK, OK, I give up defending the claims that my stuff looks Mad Magazine-esque.

You can see the original pencil and ink sketches of these faces at the new blog. I drew 'em from life, then translated them into a much bigger, more detailed composition.

Check it out!

Brush Pen Paris, my nouveau blogue

I've started a new blog to chronicle my efforts putting together the long awaited Paris sketchbook.

It's called Brush Pen Paris, and if you click over, you can see this entire piece.

I've excerpted the most Mort Drucker-ish passage here. I swear to gawd, I'm not trying to imitate him! It just came out this way! But after seeing this, OK, OK, I give up defending the claims that my stuff looks Mad Magazine-esque.

You can see the original pencil and ink sketches of these faces at the new blog. I drew 'em from life, then translated them into a much bigger, more detailed composition.

Check it out!

Shane Gline's Cartoon Retro

Go to Google Reader and subscribe to Shane Gline's Cartoon Retro. It's got a lot of cool stuff. Like this old Frazetta funny animal strip. It's nice that the world wide web is out there scanning.

Shane Gline's Cartoon Retro

Go to Google Reader and subscribe to Shane Gline's Cartoon Retro. It's got a lot of cool stuff. Like this old Frazetta funny animal strip. It's nice that the world wide web is out there scanning.