Thursday, December 27, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
This week we attempted something different for our group jam session. Each person was to come up with a basic theme and everyone would create an image around that.
The first image -was of devil girl on the rocks; second- aliens, futuristic vehicle ,and setting; third - perfect video game controller; And fourth- ninja girl and a skateboard.
If any one would like to play I'll set the theme for next weeks jam session post.
4 images of speed(motion) in action : 1.- representing man; 2.- repesenting animal ; 3.- repesenting object; 4- representing point of view.
Have fun see you next week. And remember you can e-mail me your jam sessions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
This past week my friends and I, while hanging out ,fell back into an old system we once used to motivate us to loosen up and be more creative," The Character Jam Session".
It starts with each person dividing their paper into squares, then filling the first square with a quick character doodle, then everyone trades back and forth until everyone has done a rendition of the each persons characters.
The focus is to play with perspective , style , and storytelling elements using each others characters; while increasing the speed of your creative ( thought to action -)process and basically draw something that you might otherwise never find yourself having done before or often.
Anyways here are some of the pieces we cranked out, mine are colored while the others are presented in monotone. Enjoy!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
It was bound to happen! We just didn't see it coming! Mikey squares off with Japan's mightiest, constructed hero, Astro-Boy!
What could the outcome possibly be?!!
I couldn't say... it threw me off that Mikey could fly in the first place.
(P.S.- this sketch was created in the Ink-Cloud oekaki via Mikey, but his computer wasn't cooperating)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
These "study boards" were sketched using tech pens and Copic graytone markers.
I loved the cinematography in DP. Kurt Russell's performance was outstanding! I don't think anyone could have gone through the range he did. I loved his expressions and the subtle AND sudden changes in them. Great shadows, so I sketched this tag line piece for practice.
Just for the record, I didn't really care much for the Grindhouse movies. That said, I really did like the marketing they used for it- I still have the trailer saved on my computer. (It just didn't deliver for me in the theater though) Scenes such as the ending car chase scene and the scene where he's whining about his injured arm and still gets the crapped kicked out of him! Were great.... except for the final blow. Just didn't fit the characters style. (plus those pencil thin legs?! ... COME ON!)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
It's been over a month since my last update my apologies , to all who lurk here frequently. I have been busy ( slacking and working ) and I hope to make it up to you all, for the later real soon. ( with some stuff for sale as well as some freebies; more later).
A whole lot seems to keep happening day by day I celebrated my birthday Oct.6th and my cousin Adam, back in Michigan ,got married. Congradulations !!
Any ways here more from my sketchbook ,the top batch of characters all make a show, in my soon to be finished (fingers crossed ) story "Shack Town" . The middle figure with dog, also shows up in shack town, but in another story( the dog is based off of my sweet mutt back in Michigan). And the bottom post here is a what if I drew the punisher part 2 ( to see part 1 you would have had to purchase my sketchbook "Headphonica").
Tommorow - more sketchbook nonsense, this time all the way from Davenport, my cousin Scot's sketchbook.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
It was a great Con this year in sunny San Diego. HUGE, I mean HUGE crowds this year as well!
And this year, to keep a sort of log, Mikey made 'your's truely' a home-made sketchbook to fill up during our stay in SD.
And believe it or not, I did it! Every last page.
So today I begin with one of my favorite doodles created during this energy boosting show!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I Bought the new English release of "Akira Club "-from Dark horse manga; and resparked that internal drive to create! Otomo! This man is pure genious! Akira is at the top of my list in terms of what comics should be , a real immersive experience!! Here's some quick sketches and now I'm off to create!