Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I have a fondness for exploitation/garbage movies of the '50s - '70s and thought that it would be fun to reproduce some "classic" movie posters in my crunchy/crude style. First up: Teenage Gang Debs, a timeless tale of youth gone stinky.
Now that I think of it, if I could get enough participation, it would be a blast to create a spin-off art blog of nothing but "interpretations" of these marvelous posters of old. Stay tuned...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Here are some microbe characters that I am developing and animating for a K12 educational product (it's a math game, not a microbiology lesson). In this mug shot, the "boss" germs are surrounded by their tiny minions.
© 2010 K12.
Monday, April 26, 2010
My interpretation of The Amazing Spider-Man number 122. As you WELL know, this is the classic issue in which the Green Goblin killed Gwen Stacey (as if I needed to tell you that). I took a few liberties with the proportions but otherwise I'd say that it's nearly indistinguishable from the original. I'm like a human Xerox machine.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Here are a few scanned pages from the recent doodle sketchbook (I'm cheating by dipping back into March for these but I have a few back-dated pages to dig through). Nothing remarkable here, just a little bit more work figuring out the face(s) for the Rabbit and a bunch of dot-eye expression thumbnails. Bam.
One weird thing about this scan is that cream color of the Moleskin notebook pages turned a rancid-buttermilk yellow in the original pass. Yum. I had to digitally bleach the heck out of the page to lose the nasty pit-stain color.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Okay... here are the first couple of try-out sketches for a pair of characters that I am developing for a story idea. They grew out of a set of doodles done on Post-Its and are starting to shape up both in form and personality.
My first notion was to work them as vector shapes for ease of modifying them for various static scenes BUT I'm leaning towards the more expressive line-drawn version. There's something visually comforting to me in rough, sketchy lines that are obviously produced with pencil or charcoal.
More on these guys as things develop.
Taking this sketch and trying to work it into a finished "painting" and by painting, I mean that in the most generous terms possible. I'm not really much of a digital painter and my typical approach to putting color into a cartoon is to slap a layer of rough digital watercolors underneath a multiplied sketch layer (see below).
The image above is a rough/unfinished example of my generic coloring technique but I'm going to try to work this into something a little more elaborate than usual and see if it's worth the effort.
And btw, "take 2" refers to the fact that I've already tried turning this into a painting earlier this month but I never saw it through.