Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Mort Drucker Influence

Ran across this Kyle Baker colored drawing of Wally. It shows so much Drucker in it. I know Drucker is a huge influence on my art. As much as I try to say it's all about Frazetta. You can't help but absorb Drucker when you look at it. Stephen Silver is his biggest fan. I see a lot of him in Marty's art as well.

The Mort Drucker Influence

Ran across this Kyle Baker colored drawing of Wally. It shows so much Drucker in it. I know Drucker is a huge influence on my art. As much as I try to say it's all about Frazetta. You can't help but absorb Drucker when you look at it. Stephen Silver is his biggest fan. I see a lot of him in Marty's art as well.

Al Feldstein- Thanks for EC and MAD


Al Feldstein- Thanks for EC and MAD


Finished art


Needs color. I start back at Avis this coming Monday.
Looking to be creative during the redux on that job.
Going to do art not much more "finished" than this and call it illustration.

Finished art


Needs color. I start back at Avis this coming Monday.
Looking to be creative during the redux on that job.
Going to do art not much more "finished" than this and call it illustration.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Panel 1- Low Rez

Marty. I realized it's dumb to create a high rez thing you then scale down and turn into a blue line. This should be plenty large at 150 dpi.
Since you're hopefully just re-drawing what you see. Not following the lines so much as the shading.
Makes it easy on me.

Art from new Magic The Gathering card games.
Humanoid Lions everywhere.
 

From Tom - And look at this cool Lion Man Warrior toy from Papo: http://www.amazon.com/Papo-38945-Lion-Man/dp/B0014GTZ0U/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1398795671&sr=1-7&keywords=papo+mutant
 

Panel 1- Low Rez

Marty. I realized it's dumb to create a high rez thing you then scale down and turn into a blue line. This should be plenty large at 150 dpi.
Since you're hopefully just re-drawing what you see. Not following the lines so much as the shading.
Makes it easy on me.

Art from new Magic The Gathering card games.
Humanoid Lions everywhere.
 

From Tom - And look at this cool Lion Man Warrior toy from Papo: http://www.amazon.com/Papo-38945-Lion-Man/dp/B0014GTZ0U/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1398795671&sr=1-7&keywords=papo+mutant
 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Just hankerin'

Odd. Slightly greyed bkgd that looks white in photoshop and preview

Just hankerin'

Odd. Slightly greyed bkgd that looks white in photoshop and preview

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You asked for it.

EDIT=Got rid of one of the links to the high rez images.
I think I'm slowing things down with these thumbnails being shortcuts to 300 dpi images.

Because Blogspot may need to lower the rez,

The original crop barely includes the figure on top of the carriage. But I felt obligated to work her out so what survives the crop looks right.
How does this strike you Marty? A panel at a time. I'll try and finish the other "hard" one tonight. After that, it's all close ups, drama.

Notice the flames giving you some lost line opps on the archer's arm.

I hate horses.


Just a couple of shifts and scaling differences
The link just in case

Here's part two of the Better Than Fiction Podcast

http://betterthanfictionpodcast.podomatic.com/entry/2014-04-19T21_01_42-07_00

And NOW, straight from ECCC
Teen Ellis vs Frankenstein
That sketchbook was truly something.
I laughed at the one of Jeff sweating/sketching while the yokels complain about the shortage of talent.
 The plaid design dry brush on the yokel was insane mastery of that tool.
And the old guy thrusting his hand deep into the pocket of his cargo pants. Just all pumped full of character and  fun. I assume Stuart Ng is your biggest fan.
Thanks Marty.
Sent this extra large version of my personalized sketch. 300dpi in color. Get close.

You asked for it.

EDIT=Got rid of one of the links to the high rez images.
I think I'm slowing things down with these thumbnails being shortcuts to 300 dpi images.

Because Blogspot may need to lower the rez,

The original crop barely includes the figure on top of the carriage. But I felt obligated to work her out so what survives the crop looks right.
How does this strike you Marty? A panel at a time. I'll try and finish the other "hard" one tonight. After that, it's all close ups, drama.

Notice the flames giving you some lost line opps on the archer's arm.

I hate horses.


Just a couple of shifts and scaling differences
The link just in case

Here's part two of the Better Than Fiction Podcast

http://betterthanfictionpodcast.podomatic.com/entry/2014-04-19T21_01_42-07_00

And NOW, straight from ECCC
Teen Ellis vs Frankenstein
That sketchbook was truly something.
I laughed at the one of Jeff sweating/sketching while the yokels complain about the shortage of talent.
 The plaid design dry brush on the yokel was insane mastery of that tool.
And the old guy thrusting his hand deep into the pocket of his cargo pants. Just all pumped full of character and  fun. I assume Stuart Ng is your biggest fan.
Thanks Marty.
Sent this extra large version of my personalized sketch. 300dpi in color. Get close.

Word Science at Starbucks!

Word Science, one of the games our team here at WildTangent has produced, is the App Pick of the week at Starbucks!  This really is a fun spelling game for your iPad or iPhone.  It's pretty cool that this has happened... it's fairly high profile for Apple and Starbucks to pick us out of what is probably 100s of apps that apply for this.

Word Science at Starbucks!

Word Science, one of the games our team here at WildTangent has produced, is the App Pick of the week at Starbucks!  This really is a fun spelling game for your iPad or iPhone.  It's pretty cool that this has happened... it's fairly high profile for Apple and Starbucks to pick us out of what is probably 100s of apps that apply for this.

Cosplay

Thought this fit into the blog.
Hey. Got an interview with Avis tomorrow. 
If I get that job back, I'll not take another job until it is the perfect art job.
Which I have two in the works.
One a state job.
Fingers crossed on that one.
Wish me luck comrades.

Cosplay

Thought this fit into the blog.
Hey. Got an interview with Avis tomorrow. 
If I get that job back, I'll not take another job until it is the perfect art job.
Which I have two in the works.
One a state job.
Fingers crossed on that one.
Wish me luck comrades.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Wonder of "Wonder Con"

You may have heard that, after months of encouragement from Ranjo, I bought a pass to WonderCon specifically to attend his "Frozen" panel, (not that I was particularly interested in "Froze'd" tidbits, but, y'know, the man asked me...).

I turned up to the room, only to find myself barred from entry. OF COURSE.

Ranjo skipped our pre-arranged meet up time (that HE ARRANGED), and then it was too late...panicked, I jumped in line--but I was too late.

Shut out.

But I'm glad, because otherwise I would never have had the chance to run into Ben Montag and his wife Bessie. We grabbed lunch and had a nice visit--easily the highlight of my show.

(We caught Ranjo after the Froze'd panel let out--a college lad was trying to interview Ranjo after the panel--I stepped in and took over as interviewer. Mr. & Mrs. Montag found our tete-a-tete amusing, I think...hoping to get a copy to post here at some point).

Here's some sketches from the day:
Sketched this while Ben, Bessie and I waited in line for the food trucks. This cosplay thing is completely out of hand...felt like 50% of the attendees were in costume.

 Pixar "Toy Story" alien hat.

 These were drawn in line for Starbucks--Ranjo, his coworker Ben, their kids and I seeking refreshment. I saw the Star Trek get ups and said, "Oh, look, is that a busted Kirk...?" Cut off before I could finish by both Jeff and Ben: "THAT'S PIKE (a little exasperated)"

I met Paul Wee and bought one of his sketchbooks--he does really nice life drawing and has been branching into more ink stuff (trained with the same guys as Jeff Watts, been working on The Simpsons for 14 years). We got to talking about publishing strategies, I mentioned my BPB book and he asked if I had one to show him (of course I did ;). He dug it and bought one, cash money. He is working on a book of movie monsters, so I did this drawing for him (which cracked him up--always a good feeling). Super nice guy! Check out his sketchbooks--there's quite a few and they're great!

The Wonder of "Wonder Con"

You may have heard that, after months of encouragement from Ranjo, I bought a pass to WonderCon specifically to attend his "Frozen" panel, (not that I was particularly interested in "Froze'd" tidbits, but, y'know, the man asked me...).

I turned up to the room, only to find myself barred from entry. OF COURSE.

Ranjo skipped our pre-arranged meet up time (that HE ARRANGED), and then it was too late...panicked, I jumped in line--but I was too late.

Shut out.

But I'm glad, because otherwise I would never have had the chance to run into Ben Montag and his wife Bessie. We grabbed lunch and had a nice visit--easily the highlight of my show.

(We caught Ranjo after the Froze'd panel let out--a college lad was trying to interview Ranjo after the panel--I stepped in and took over as interviewer. Mr. & Mrs. Montag found our tete-a-tete amusing, I think...hoping to get a copy to post here at some point).

Here's some sketches from the day:
Sketched this while Ben, Bessie and I waited in line for the food trucks. This cosplay thing is completely out of hand...felt like 50% of the attendees were in costume.

 Pixar "Toy Story" alien hat.

 These were drawn in line for Starbucks--Ranjo, his coworker Ben, their kids and I seeking refreshment. I saw the Star Trek get ups and said, "Oh, look, is that a busted Kirk...?" Cut off before I could finish by both Jeff and Ben: "THAT'S PIKE (a little exasperated)"

I met Paul Wee and bought one of his sketchbooks--he does really nice life drawing and has been branching into more ink stuff (trained with the same guys as Jeff Watts, been working on The Simpsons for 14 years). We got to talking about publishing strategies, I mentioned my BPB book and he asked if I had one to show him (of course I did ;). He dug it and bought one, cash money. He is working on a book of movie monsters, so I did this drawing for him (which cracked him up--always a good feeling). Super nice guy! Check out his sketchbooks--there's quite a few and they're great!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Just one "hard" panel to go.

One more panel with horses and extra details and characters, then it's all drama and mid shots and easy stuff.
I'll do the last hard panel now.
 Corben's Beast of Wolfton
Big influence on my idea. Totally different story.
Corben's is a Beauty and The Beast retelling with a cynical twist.
But it has a lot of ideas and period detail that really influenced my story.

 
From Tom - Corben Color Examples: 

Just one "hard" panel to go.

One more panel with horses and extra details and characters, then it's all drama and mid shots and easy stuff.
I'll do the last hard panel now.
 Corben's Beast of Wolfton
Big influence on my idea. Totally different story.
Corben's is a Beauty and The Beast retelling with a cynical twist.
But it has a lot of ideas and period detail that really influenced my story.

 
From Tom - Corben Color Examples: 

Yes Virginia, there is a carpet

 Well all the kaiju figures are packed up in the trunks (All 15 of them). Most of the books are boxed and will be working on the CDs and DVDs next. Then the sorting will begin and EBay'n will start. If it goes well. I'll be postponing the move at the end of July. This will give me a chance to liquidate a lot of stuff. Had lots more that I thought or estimated. Ugh!

Yes Virginia, there is a carpet

 Well all the kaiju figures are packed up in the trunks (All 15 of them). Most of the books are boxed and will be working on the CDs and DVDs next. Then the sorting will begin and EBay'n will start. If it goes well. I'll be postponing the move at the end of July. This will give me a chance to liquidate a lot of stuff. Had lots more that I thought or estimated. Ugh!

Had an interview last week.

It didn't go well.

Had an interview last week.

It didn't go well.