Monday, February 27, 2006

Steve Mack and Poetry

The picture above is a Steve Mack bit of genius, not mine
I was just over at Steve Mack's blog and, not only was I wowed by the art work, but I found a good way to waste an hour of my time.

He's found a networthy poem generator. You create the first line and it does the rest. Here's one of mine.

the wheels turned fast but traveled slow
hey hey hey, hey hey hey
Gliding along in the canoe of life, row by row
As soon as I find my brown car keys

Please feel free to post yours

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Illustration Friday - Tea

This is actually my first Illustration Friday. If it were a real job... I'd be fired. But it was a fun little Saturday morning exercise. The sketch was better but my scanner is broken...

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Wee Satan

Here's my take on the dark lord for Jimmy Two-Shoes

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Two Sites To Keep an Eye On

I think most of the people that pass by here probably already nkow about these two sites but they are definitely worth a mention...


First up is Todd Kauffman's NEPTOON or KAUF blog. They just started in on a show called Camp TV and the designs are incredible. The look probably comes close to something you've seen before but the emphasis on character is what makes these stand out for me. One look at each of the individual characters and you immediately know exactly who and what they are about. That and the linework makes me crazy jealous. I haven't been able to move into the line tool yet. I find it takes too much time but it definitely makes for great eye candy. Congrats Todd I look forward to more.

The Teenage Roblog
Next up, The Teenage Roblog. It's been up for about a month now and I can't believe that I didn't find it sooner. There's nothin' I love more than seeing the creative process and they seem to be posting it all. Different artist's interpretations of the characters, props, colour tests, character building. I love it! Check it out here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Drawing in Flash

So, I'm more than a little rusty of drawing images straight into flash. "Then why would you?" you ask. Well, it's a productivity thing. I usually like to have a quick thumbnail on paper then re-create the entire drawing in flash. Also, for new poses in animation, it's a good way to get really comfortable drawing the character on model (having the model sheet or another pose on the frame before and using the onion skin). It's not for everyone but it works for me.

This first image was drawn straight into Flash. It's a quick sketch of a character for a show in development here in Quebec. The sketch given to me by the creators of the show had a small goatee but, when I showed up, my "abe/Ammish" beard inspired them. No big stretch for me to create the character. I'm not really sold on the colours but these where sampled from the original sketch given to me.