Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Video- New- Couldn't find the better music

This has the rough preceding the painting. This is just an easy visual aid for talking with Jeff Provine's students at OU tomorrow.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Repurposed old art to enter a Heavy Metal Cover contest

Kevin Eastman ( I said Kevin Smith earlier ) helps on the judging . Over 300 entries and counting.
2000 dollar first prize.
I just like the logo on the old art. Groovy.
Now you can Vote.
Over 300 and climbing. Lots of them better than mine.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


This one is called Chug
 The Desert
The music is a bad match at the moment. I'll change it tomorrow

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Two more done

Two easy ones left to do.
Then I do a finish pass on all 31.
Some of them are very lazily done. 
It will almost be a new piece doing a finish.
 Finished. One more and it's the slog of revision.
TaDa. Now to revise. Going to have a hard look at all of them tomorrow. Hope I really only have to dig into half of them.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chacha the Chimp

Pretty amazing footage. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tuesday- More EnWorld

Christopher Lee as Fu Manchu is my jump off for this Oriental Vampire.
Going to do something different this time.
Ordinarily I would start coloring this pencil stage.
This time I'll ink this drawing and clean it up. Then color something nice and clean. Basic Comic Book style procedure. Using the Muji pens and Fud Kuratake brush.
It will also differ in being very black, high contrast.
Inks. The only knock against the muji ballpoints, is that rolling over pencils, they get cloggy.
But a great tool all in all. Feels like doodling in school.

Prepping Trophy for a digital dispersal-

Cover from interior art
You should be able to read it on a smart phone. 
I'll let you know when it is published.
Available here on Free Comics Day

Most of the prep work involved creation of these two new pages.
Made one mistake. Like Lulu, the cover is separate.
But I included the cover in the zip file.
No biggy. 
Customer gets the cover twice.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Made the effort to start over

Passed a judgement of the version on top "this sucks." Not to mention it sucking my time.
Went to the web, got horses and dogs.
Made silhouettes of everything I got.
2nd easier to read result on the bottom.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Where a few pieces will go

This took about 3 hours to do.
The rough was too blurry. Usually I can use the rough, but here I had to paint into it. I suspect I uprezzed something that was scanned way too low rez.
Also made the mistake of not being simple enough.
I satisfied way early on the rough.
More to come. 7 maybe.
airport monster
Invisible but shadow casting cat
out of gas

This guys asks about Tim's Vermeer by suggesting 'Consider the source'

I've decided I'm also a skeptic.
Initially one of my bumps was when he decides to make his own pigments.

Crayola sketch wizard. Pretty cheap. 

And one person nails why skepticism is called for. Vermeer worked using glazed layers. Tim is Alla Prima. The bottom value study of Vermeer guided every other drop of paint that went on top. Something not even mentioned in the doc.
The original transcription of the scene, the bottom layer? Maybe an aid here or there.
Like the article writer points out parallax and distortion are constant headaches with Tim's tool.
My bet is Vermeer's only tool was a grid to peer through. Matched by a light grid on canvas.

Friday, April 01, 2016

March of the Robots- 2016

A bit haphazard this year.
Nothing larger than index card size.
Lots of roughs.