Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yep Another Halloween Pic.....

Okay, yeah I know, ANOTHER Halloween sketch/pic. I have an excuse - this damn sketch of Scheckey and Maribelle has been sitting around for a LONG time, and I just wanted the damn thing done. Now it is. Tried out a lot of new ideas to color it - still not the greatest at digital clean-up, or color theory....it'll get there ......some day.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Another Halloween Sketch......

I wish I had some.....right now.....but I'm too lazy to get in the car, go down to CVS, walk in, look around, find a bag, pay for it, go back out to the car, and drive back to the house......

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Digital Costume Carnival

I realized I wasn't going to be at the Halloween Costume Carnival this year! Bummer.....Wonder who they are going to get to bribe students with cookies and pizza to help set it up this year?

I did this while flipping though a bunch of costume ads in the Sunday paper.....need to do that more often, always find some interesting faces to draw......its that or you know, actually go interact with people......lousy rotten people.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ms. Maribelle Lorelei Noble

Since I lost all of my maquettes I had built to the fires in 07, I've been slowly working to re-build them. Sculpting is a nice break from drawing - especially after doing the mathematics like turnarounds, or perspective heavy layouts. I started working on Maribelle back at the beginning of July and have been working slowly on her for months now. You don't even want to know how time the eyes took.....Perhaps in another month or two I'll actually baker her and be done!

Whoa! I didn't realize - but this is Post 100! Cool......do I win a prize?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Layouts in the Works....

Time for some layout sketches kids! well.....sketches that I should have finished a long time ago, but I've been consumed with finishing a storyboard portfolio...and other crap.
I started working on a revised sketch of my home-away-from-home: the Donut Diner (heck it's where this blog takes place). There is a lot (a whole of a lot of work) to do here such as the type, some adjustments to the buildings.....etc. There's always something....
These thumbnails were for a Barber Shop layout that I never finished......well started, to be accurate. I'm thinking I'm going to do the long straight pan down, but it might also be the biggest pain of them all to do (damn mirror in the background).

Overall I'm thinking I need to expand my drawings, try for more simple flat graphic shaped background.....should go watch the Power Puff Girls movie for some ideas.....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Storyboards: The Thieves in the Catacombs - Revised

This has been a week of finishing up stuff and revising.....lots of revising. Here are some revised storyboards from an old project, in fact this the third or fourth full redo/revising of these boards.....and this is only the last part of the story. The story is from my Roman Legion project, and I've been slowly (very slowly) revisiting it all........Course this is nothing compared to some of my other storyboards, some of which I've revised nearly ten times.....and then there is the hell that is a battle sequence of Legionaries and Barbarians......that's just too much at the moment.

Lately I'm pushing for simpler shorter stories. What I need is more character driven ideas that will work in short stories and avoid epics. 

Monday, October 06, 2008

Storyboards: Bookstore Days - Based on Real Life

Hi Kids! Been rebuilding the portfolio (again), working on creating some new storyboards. This was an experience I had in my B&N days......and is ONE of the MANY reasons I HATE and LOATHE the elderly......Although in real life the old goat DID hit me with her cane and her handbag.....