Sunday, May 31, 2015

Like a Podcast

Like a podcast except no Ellis, lots of dancing, and on you can see it on YouTube. See my daughter in the UCI √Čtude Ensemble tonight at 7:00.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kunark Goblin

This one was done from scratch, but it's of an old EQ character that I'm particularly fond of.  I did a little sculpture of him, too, a few years back.  This is pretty much the same pose as the statue.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Quicktime Video Capture - Kinda excited by this-Dan Clowes article added for Marty


It's funny because I had heard about quicktime's new screen/video capture. So right off the bat I bought quicktime pro for the new computer.
The video capture is not part of Pro, It came with the regular utility app of quicktime.
Pretty dang cool.
Now if I only had photoshop on the new box.
Don't press buttons.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Giant!

This is a piece of concept art I did a couple of years ago at work that I decided to go back in and tinker with.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ugly bits of this and that


Really digging the new macmini. BUT, I can't install photoshop CS2 on it. Agony

Preview shows this pencil art as being completely washed out. I adjusted it inside preview and it looks  too dark on the blog.
Scott Sackett is taking the picture. This is how the Better Than Fiction podcsats are done. Sitting around talking with an ipad recording sound in the middle of the table.
This will be the crew, plus Count Gregore / John Ferguson- that will be shooting my mini horror story tomorrow. We're all raring to go.
Our little shoot went fine. I should have something to show you on youtube in the next day or two.
Behind the scenes Tumblr post by Scott Sackett. 

Bad Lip Synch- Redneck Avengers 

Ugly bits of this and that


Really digging the new macmini. BUT, I can't install photoshop CS2 on it. Agony

Preview shows this pencil art as being completely washed out. I adjusted it inside preview and it looks  too dark on the blog.
Scott Sackett is taking the picture. This is how the Better Than Fiction podcsats are done. Sitting around talking with an ipad recording sound in the middle of the table.
This will be the crew, plus Count Gregore / John Ferguson- that will be shooting my mini horror story tomorrow. We're all raring to go.
Our little shoot went fine. I should have something to show you on youtube in the next day or two.
Behind the scenes Tumblr post by Scott Sackett. 

Bad Lip Synch- Redneck Avengers 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bonus Pinto

Drew this at a Coco's in Riverside this morning and took a photo of it with my phone to get it into the computer.... For the Firebird article. Hope it gets in....

Dudes, bug thanks for all the kind words and good suggestions on the previous piece. Now I'm fired up to make some more illustrations!!

Bonus Pinto

Drew this at a Coco's in Riverside this morning and took a photo of it with my phone to get it into the computer.... For the Firebird article. Hope it gets in....

Dudes, bug thanks for all the kind words and good suggestions on the previous piece. Now I'm fired up to make some more illustrations!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Firebird Men

My pal Peet has written a few stories for Autoweek over the last few years, and for Father's Day this year he's submitted a little opus about the time his dad came home with a brand new Firebird...but sans the famous flaming chicken on the hood. Which struck 9 year old Peet as profoundly tragic. And 36 years later, worthy of comment.

UPDATED: redrew the hoods by hand, fine-tuned some stuff. Love to have done the whole thing on a gesso'ed board...Tommy, I'm striving to hit my Fuch'ing Peak, indeed!

Firebird Men

My pal Peet has written a few stories for Autoweek over the last few years, and for Father's Day this year he's submitted a little opus about the time his dad came home with a brand new Firebird...but sans the famous flaming chicken on the hood. Which struck 9 year old Peet as profoundly tragic. And 36 years later, worthy of comment.

UPDATED: redrew the hoods by hand, fine-tuned some stuff. Love to have done the whole thing on a gesso'ed board...Tommy, I'm striving to hit my Fuch'ing Peak, indeed!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Another Youtube goodie from childhood- Mexican Puss N Boots




I knew I would find it someday.
I was probably about 10 when I saw it at the Knob Hill theatre.
It could show today since the Knob Hill district might as well be Tijuana.
I wouldn't have been certain it was my Puss N Boots movie if I hadn't unerringly clicked on the youtube timeline to the part I remembered.
PussNBoots tricking a Sorceror into changing himself into a mouse so he could eat him.
I don't remember him being a solid white cat. Thought he was more the Morris cat coloration like the modern incarnation.


Another Youtube goodie from childhood- Mexican Puss N Boots




I knew I would find it someday.
I was probably about 10 when I saw it at the Knob Hill theatre.
It could show today since the Knob Hill district might as well be Tijuana.
I wouldn't have been certain it was my Puss N Boots movie if I hadn't unerringly clicked on the youtube timeline to the part I remembered.
PussNBoots tricking a Sorceror into changing himself into a mouse so he could eat him.
I don't remember him being a solid white cat. Thought he was more the Morris cat coloration like the modern incarnation.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Make some faces


I tried to do my likeness. Looks more like Ronnie. Who I do resemble.
I gave up and did Teen Ellis instead

Make some faces


I tried to do my likeness. Looks more like Ronnie. Who I do resemble.
I gave up and did Teen Ellis instead

Did you see this much color?

This is a picture of a toy Vision (not the real vision). I did not see this vibrancy on the screen when I saw the movie. Did any of you see this much color at the Avengers?

I am having an Into Darkness experience with this movie. Loved it because of what it was and now have a growing antipathy as I think about it more. Anybody see it for second time?

Did you see this much color?

This is a picture of a toy Vision (not the real vision). I did not see this vibrancy on the screen when I saw the movie. Did any of you see this much color at the Avengers?

I am having an Into Darkness experience with this movie. Loved it because of what it was and now have a growing antipathy as I think about it more. Anybody see it for second time?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Late Post

Thanks to those of you who had the time and/or inclination to check out Scott McMahon's book.*

Something is better than nothing, even if it's late (as I used to tell my teachers).

*Tom Moon and Ellis!

A Late Post

Thanks to those of you who had the time and/or inclination to check out Scott McMahon's book.*

Something is better than nothing, even if it's late (as I used to tell my teachers).

*Tom Moon and Ellis!

Hobo Horror

Boards combined with script


Revised with roomy spacing, some painting clarity, renumbering

Hobo Horror

Boards combined with script


Revised with roomy spacing, some painting clarity, renumbering

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Horse invention


Liquify was used on each drawing
Changed the head. Still sux.
Went too far.

The old adage about futile polishing comes to mind.