Monday, April 30, 2012

Pen and Digi

I've started back on WAIT. I had a great ending firm up in my head. One thing I'm glad I read- is what Stanley Kubrick said about The Shining. Explain nothing . Do the visual, the story, don't explain it, especially horror. Let the audience process what occurred their own way.
It's going to cut out quite a few word balloons in the story.

Doug TenNapel Books

Tumblr. A link to an overview of the work Doug has been turning out oh these "many" years. Hasn't really been many.. Direct link to the Book titles

Doug TenNapel Books

Tumblr. A link to an overview of the work Doug has been turning out oh these "many" years. Hasn't really been many.. Direct link to the Book titles

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I have such Low sales resistance

I may buy one of these for my mini mac
Little nightmare for Beata. If she ever checks on the site.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Caricature Art

Great for lightbox viewing CANAL TV

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Visual Screenwriting Competition!

Check this out!
A visual screenwriting competition, which I guess translates into a STORYBOARD contest.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My own Kirby Collage

Kirby, Nick Fury, backdrop some massive Cincinatti libray setting found on Tumblr.

Old Bernie Wrightson art. Frazetta love on display. I took all my anger out of the post. Still not happy. I'll see if I can find something I like


Did anyone realize we passed the 2,000 barrier on this Blog?? Looks like my tribute to Rick's Nearsighted Comics collection was the magic 2,000th post. Sorry Ellis didn't get the honor, tho' at least the post was one TAG brother praising another.

I say, "WOW."

Marty's Favorite Band

It's Tuesday, and I had to post something. A W.I.P. model sheet for a W.I.P.

(I feel so smart now that I know what W.I.P. means...thanks, Dok!)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bike Sketches

Hello, its been a while.

Here're some drawings of The Randor Par Excellence "Cruisin' USA" Beach Cruiser.

I was attempting a rust texture that turned stubbly.

Spokes are tricky to draw.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shakiest Gun In The West

Used some Prometheus colors. Don Knotts is a genius. I wonder if the French agree.
Almost amounts to a filter to blow up art and then re grab it.

Beach Girls

From an unfinished Jimmy Bowles story (of course you remember Jimmy Bowles...shark fighter?).

Wanted to get mine in early.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Schmitty Dedication

Look what I just got from Seattle artist/celebrity Rick Schmitz:
But he forgot to sign it! Nevertheless, Stumptown genuflects in your direction, Oh Nearsighted Creepolian!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Creeple blog is live!

I have a new home for my strange Creeple drawings.  Click on the title to check it out!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rare Exports

Done with my dinky wacom tablet. Impression from evil Santa Clause movie.
Added the pen tool selection of the silhouette

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HANNES BOK sketchbook

I came across this at Heritage Auctions, 

Artist's personal sketch book. Mixed media on paper. 10.5 x 8.25. It went for $3,750.

I see a lot of influence of WT Benda masks in these sketches. Awesome stuff. I would love to have seen more from this book.

New Wave Chicks

I don't like this contemporary style of drawing...and yet, it's how my drawings keep coming out. It's maddening! (Bodies come from photo reference--which is probably the problem--but heads are invented...I am trying to get better at fabric and feet....and girls.)

Ellis, I love yr sheet of thumbnails. Dammit, I been on tenderhooks awaiting yr Tuesday installment--give, man, give!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Space Battleship Yamato 2199

All new and improved retelling of the original first mission. Love all the new little details. with English subtitles

It's been awhile

Well it's been some time since I posted. Been working on a few odds and ends projects. Currently I was brought in on a tower defense kids game + E-Learning project combo. I didn't come up with the ideas for the game but did realize the characters final looks. I wanted to go boss badass on the looks but was pulled back on kind of cute look. If successful it may have follow on modules. Not a lot of $$$ but it's keeping my head above water, barely. Still waiting on another possible project in the summer, just waiting on the word for that. Yeah, I went to Wonder Con too.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

First Page

Having a good time doing this. Biggest problem is the roughs I'm doing the line art from are way too rough. The next attempt will have a complete script and much better thumbnails. Inking it with each panel as a group.

I had to upload the page directly. The tumblr link seems to be blocked

Something to shoot for. These kind of thumbnails before I start...

Link Back To Creator

backdated so as not to knock Ellis's nice page from the top

Can you find the football quarterback?

I went ahead and unpacked the scanner, so I guess I'll get back to posting.

Emerald City was fun! Everyone must attend next year!

Hawkman-Enhanced in Mac's Preview Program

Enhancement was cranking up of saturation and gamma. And cropping out slouching guy.
Blogger Dashboard is warning about a NEW LOOK in April. I hope I like it. Hopefully they try and usurp Tumblr with some extra extra goodies.
Seriously, just do the comic strip work. Don't screw around with wordpress. There's more tech-idiot ways to publish than any artist could want

Monday, April 02, 2012

Costumed People for Ellis

Tommy Schmitz with Star Wars Friends, and Hawkman