Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I've been very busy these past few months, but I promise I'll post more stuff later this week.... okay more like next week cause this week is gonna be hell too. But I WILL keep posting.... MUST KEEP POSTING....
For now, chew on this you neglected little bastards!
(a crap-puter color test from some saturday morning doodle excursion I can't quite remember.)
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Every week or so for the past five months, there has been an assortment of early 20th century comic strip literature wandering its way into the bathroom of my apartment. In I stroll to take a seat and there on the back of the toilet, a Krazy Kat book! Some say it's the work of old George Herriman spreading the cheer of morning defecation, but I know better... It's a sleepy Chad, who made his way to the bathroom to take part in his Chadly buisness in the wee hours of the night. With sand in his eyes and sheep romping in his head, he forgets his newly purchased collectors edition on the back of the john and sets sail for dreamland... And with the dawning of the sun, as I trot down stairs for my daily shower, I am greeted with a gift. So here's to the Chads of the world, for without them we'd never know the wonders of E.C Segar, Bud Fisher, Georges Remi, and Billy DeBeck.
To honor them; a sketch in the style of 30's cartooning...
I'm naming him Homeless Humphrey! he was once a big spender before the market crashed, now he smells like piss and warm farts.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Chad Hanna has a web-comic you should all visit, and here it is! http://www.hedgetowncomic.com
Also stay tuned, I'll hopefully be posting a two page comic towards the end of the week, and for you animation fans, a lesson on breaking down Clampettian Distortion (the fiercest animation technique that roamed the golden age of cartooning! OOOOoooOOoOOoOooo! scary...)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A few months ago I did a favor for a friend of mine. She asked for a picture of a Japanese robot trapped in a Ralph Steadman scene.....
She's a journalist for the OC weekly and wicked cool. So if you get a chance, you should read her stuff...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sadly, I didn't have this blog up and running last year during my Mother's OR my Sister's birthday. This prohibited me from (like any good son/brother) wishing them a happy birthday publicly via the world wide web. Coincidently, due to my fucked up arm, I have nothing new to post today. So, as to simultaneously remedy these two situations, I'm posting their belated birthday wishes below:
Monday, June 7, 2010
I LOVE animating cartoon shows!
I LOVE making unreal things move in unreal ways!
I LOVE posing characters in funny positions to get a gag across!
But alas... with some shows, you're not aloud to do that. (BOO!)
Cheap clients or silly bosses will wag their fingers saying:
"no, no, no! stop that fun!... This cartoon is too cartoony! What are we trying to do here, make A CARTOON OR SOMETHING?!! YOU THERE! Put more flat, poorly drawn, characters in there, with no expressions what-so ever, and don't move them unless you ABSOLUTELY have to damn it!"
This always gets me down and makes me sad... sad enough to do something drastic....
luckily I've found a way to cope with it! SNEAKY-DOODLES! sneaky-doodles are doodles done out side the frame in your flash file. shhhh, no one will see them but you.
here's how they work:
When things become to dull to look at in frame, and you know you're gonna get yelled at if you make it look interesting, just scroll to the side and do some quick sneaky-doodles! they can be whatever you want! it'll not only loosen up your white knuckled fists at work, but it'll also keep you loosened up for after work, when you can go home to draw the fun stuff.
did you know?: (when interesting poses are forced to stay inside your head, they can bottle up, and cause massive hemorrhaging. 9 out of 10 doctors agree: the use of sneaky-doodles insures a constant flow of creativity, stopping a boredom hemorrhage in its tracks, and making a work day at a "symbol tweening" factory tolerable)
warning: do not use sneaky-doodle excessively throughout the day as this may result in getting canned. only use sneaky-doodle when needed.
here's a few of my recent sneaky-doodles!
(if this was a porn blog, sneaky-doodles would mean something completely different.... this post may get allot of accidental hits)
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Back when my hand wasn't so fucked from tendon and muscle damage, I used to spend my days on flash making "animation doodles". Oh the fun I'd have, sitting at my desk, stopping only to excrete things into toilets, and make quick food runs, to ensure the former would continue. Those were simpler times, where men were men, and women were horses... Now I can only manage to do a few a week (lest the excruciating arm pain and hand stiffness handicaps me for the following two days after). here's a few recent ones...
A shout out to my home-boy Geoffrey, for the camera move trick!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Okay, so after a shit load of brow beating and good old fashioned arm twisting from friends and colleagues, I've been forced to start an art blog. That's right I'm jumping on the fast moving band wagon to self promotion! For those of you who know me well enough, you're probably taking bets on how quickly I'll become obsessed with this. Well the jokes on you! I don't have any obsession slots free at the moment, and I'm not about to give up "pissing into jars" for "excessive blogging".
Anyway, hopefully this will get my ass in gear make me spend more time on my own work. For now I'll just post some sketch book crap....