Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sketchbook Page and "The City and the Stars" Cover

I bought this 1957 used copy of Arthur C. Clarke's "The City and the Stars". I remember reading it in high school or college and always wanted to get hold of a copy to re-read.  The illustrator of the cover is not given credit. Anyone know who the artist is? Love these old style covers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


I'll draw a bunch of detail tomorrow.
I have to get busy on these.
About a month to go before they are all due.
Lotta stuff to do yet.

Did these this morning. Even though I 'signed' them. There may be corrections added on a final pass.

I'll start a new thread. Getting hard to insert them where I want them

The path

Downsizers and movers,

If you owned a letraset catalog from 1989 and a book on paste-up and mechanicals from 1982 would you dump them or keep them as a bit of personal archaeology?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

WIP- More EnWorld

Went quick once I started.
Starting is always the tough part.
It is colored drawing

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Criterion Fantastic Planet

Thought Tom might want it.

Marty Detritus

Sorry I've been M.I.A. so long. Did some life drawing in the class that followed mine. 1 hour pose. Hadn't done the old Ritmo-style tonal drawing in years and years...professor had an interesting practice of turning off all the room lights except for a few dim overhead cans, then blasting light on the model. Made it hard as hell to see, but an interesting way to do values.

Loved this head I did for the class...used a Tombow brushpen. Added some supermodels to make my point about comparative proportions.

I'm not a huge fa of the Tombow brushpen, but it makes such clear marks on the page it seems like the best option for showing the students how I work when drawing in front of the class.

I am keeping my head above water--just. Thankful for the gig. And the students on the whole do seem to be learning. So my conscience is clear.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Done as I watched 7 Faces of Dr Lao

Finished by the time Merlin hit the stage.
Halfway point.
The file the author Jeff Provine gave me me as a starting point.
It helps a lot to have that going on in collaboration.
If someone wants to have their stories illustrated, what do they see. You don't want to disappoint.
A bot Marty liked. I'll eventually gang post all of March of the Robots on my other blog and post the link later.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

What I've been working on: Actiongram

Just officially announced this week, here is a nice little overview of this awesome application for HoloLens and the team working on it. I feel so fortunate and honored to be part of this team. Every person working on it is super-brilliant and a lot of fun to work with. The tech is already amazing and will only get better with time. Can't believe I get to work with holograms every day. It is amazing stuff and makes me feel like I'm living in the future.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Something that needs more

I'll go back into this with a bouquet from the internet. More FX. More clean up

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Recent Robot- Plus a Tin Man idea

Had the idea of a robot Alien busting out of Tin Man. Something Ranjo could do about 10 times better than me.
Of course the Alien is supposed to molt first.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

More EnWorld freelance

This will have a grid around the edges, arrows, role playing notes abut angle -speed.
Flying wizard-female.
Dragon in back

I changed it a bit after seeing it on the blog. Her folded forward leg looks so much better in the rough. I re drew it. The other one was too long and boring, We'll see how many more edits as I photoshop it.

 Color. I'll upload one without the grid bits.

 One thing that makes iteasier to do is have all the masks mad before you start.
Without the grid and type

Friday, March 04, 2016

My new work area

In my new digs, Got the bulk of the stuff in today before the rain and need to reorganize it all. Now I've got to get the drawing table and the rest of the collectible crap still at the house and I'll be all moved out.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Did this while I watched Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex was OK. Josh Brolin got you into the character. One problem it had was it tried to tell an Old Wild Wild West story instead of doing something with the strengths that it had.