Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Merry Christmas children. I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a Mury Christmas. Hope all goes well for you, and you don't go broke, or get socks or something awful for Christmas. Unless you want socks or something awful, then, I hope you get it.
The above drawing is my first Photoshopped flash image...photoshop is hard. Anyway...Keep it greasy sweet.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Very early layout for one scene...still not sure if it's too busy or not...and now that I think about it, the tree should prolly be on the left side....sigh...that's why it's a rough, okay...stop hitting me...mom, he just stuck his butt out at me....you're in trouble now...
a reporter of sorts.
Friday, December 02, 2005
I've decided to do my comic with Bart about Evil Eye and his roommate Captain Handsome. I've been thinking of an origin story as well as a simple day in the life of. I'll post more drawin's as I think them up...So stay tuned. If not you'll miss something beautiful. Or not, I don't really know how this is going to turn out, so you could be tuning in to watch a complete and utter meltdown of an individual. Stick around and find out!!
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Okay...I don't usually do color, or, colour, as it's known in Canada, so don't be too harsh on me. Unless you want to...but just know, the safe word is "banana". Anyway...i just wanted to play around with colorizin a drawin' of mine in flash. So Judge away.
So, did you visit Schmiddy's blog? No? Well then, you're sleeping in the van. Anyway...Huddle just kinda figured out that it might be ten whole months from log in date til we get a referral photo...which would be like June...so, uh, yeah. August we might get our kid. Fun. So that's all that's new with me. Talk to you later. Oh, yeah....Banana.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
I just wanted to take a moment to mention that one of my favorite people now has a blog of his own. It's new, but his art is freakin' amazing. I went to school with him and let me tell you he's talented. Not as talented as me, of course, but, nearly. I need to go visit him soon. Canada has really good beer. Anyway...check him out. Now...no, seriously...I'll stop this car, turn around ang go home mister. Don't push your luck. That's it, the belt's coming off. Go. Now. Schmiddy.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
okay...The above design of granny is the rough of what I'm gunna go with which is a combination of a couple of different grannies...And a chihuahua.
The Juggernaut pic is for the skullbaby jugg challenge thing.
Anyway. I just wanted to say hi. It's been a while, but let's see what's new with me. I'm going to Sequim for Thanksgiving. Which is nice....'cept for it being in Sequim. I've been procrastinating on the whole comic thing...I still need to get one for Atomic Lead done, as well as the comic and sketches for Bart/my comic. No gas to speak of, tho' my left foot itches occasionally. My nose hair trimmer works like magic, and I bumped my head the other day on the liquor cabinet.
My wife absolutely loves Stumpytown!! I think I get to purchase a plushy. hehe....Score one for me. Her sketch diary made me want to do one. For when I go with the wife to China. It won't be nearly as cute as hers, but, I've always known that I'm not cute. I'm gorgeous, of course, but not cute...And my drawings tend to be a mishmash of everyone else's style. So, like Kevin Smith, I guess my style is that I have no style. Anyway...I'm going to go now...Keep up the good work, and like my mom always says "k, bye."
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
one last take on some granny heads...Trying a couple of different styles and whatnot...I guess I've been drawing their mouths pretty much the same, but I kinda like it that way, so I guess that's why...Anyway...About last night, I'm sorry I didn't call when I got home, but you seemed so preoccupied with the gerbil. Anyway, Allis forgiven. I didn't need the million dollars anyway. What does this have to do with volleyball you may ask? Not a thing.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
okay...I'm trying to figure out a design for my grandma character for the comic I'm doing. I could use your help...If you feel like it...With cream and sugar? What if I begged? What if I paid you, not with money, but with my undying appreciation? Or what if I just paid you? Anyway, feel free to comment on these deigns (which are purdy rough at the moment). Let me know which one's you prefer or what things you like about certain ones, or even if you hate them all and I should just jump off of a speeding baby carriage. I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance and I'll call you tomorrow. Honest...c'mon baby. Trust me. I love you.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
this new smoking ban is ridiculous. I mean, c'mon people. Where are we supposed to go? You already have it so we can't smoke in almost all restaurants. Now you want to take the option of those small few from us. You want it so business owners can't decide on their own if they want to be a smoking bar or not. There's plenty of non smoking bars. Go there. Fine, no smoking in bars. Fine, I can deal with that...Barely. But to tag on that whole stupid 25 foot from all windows, doors, or ventilation....that's just stoopit. I mean, really, where are we supposed to go? Take Capitol Hill for example. We have to go into the street to smoke. Maybe you don't care. Maybe you're just a fascist pig who had to give up smoking because your wife wouldn't kiss you anymore, and you're pissed that other people still get to smoke. You really make me not want to quit. You make me want to blow smoke in doors and windows. You make me want to punch kittens. What's next? Ban coffee because you don't like the smell? Or how about cooking food in your apartment? I don't want to smell your dinner. It could kill me. Or everyone needs to stop driving cars. It's polluting the air. Everyone has to walk now. Unless you do your driving 25 miles from any public place. Bite me. Anyway...What's new with you?
Monday, November 07, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
sheesh...I'm such a slacker. Sigh. Sorry people. Not that you care...you heartless bastards!!! Anyway...just been sketching ideas and whatnot for the comic. I've realized that I'm not a comic artist. Apparently I an animator. Huge difference. I don't know anything about laying out a comic or cleaning up a drawing for a comic....hell, I don't know anything about cleaning up a drawing period. I was told in school that my clean up line quality sucks, and that I should never do clean up. Which is fine by me...I just want to animate. I just want to really animate, not clean up mocap or tone down the squash and stretch or take out the character in an animation because it's not "real" enough. I want to animate until the cows come home with the rum and soda, then we all get good and pissed and prank call the kangaroos. anyway...feel free to judge me by the these drawings. I know you do anyway, so, this way, you at least have my permission.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Anyway, here's an early version of the characters...still trying to figure out what shapes I want to work with...and the amount of detail. Feel free to let me know what you think...tho, no one's reading this...'cept me of course...which is fine...sniff, sniff...i'm used to the harsh realities of my so called life....anyway...have fun.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
and now http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ is talking about the man. Plus him and his wife just had a baby last night...a boy to add to their collection. Joshua Trussell....congrats all around. Joel deserves all kinds of happiness and sunshine.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
It was really great seeing him. I didn't realize before, but Joa was responsible for quite a few of the positives in my life...the rest were due to Huddle. But, Joa helped define my sense of humor (giggle: that's what I used to call my log jam, Joa called his "personality"), and pointed out that one could actually work in the arts field of art. I think I was planning on being a dentist or maybe a gynecologist or pediatrition or cowboy or something.
He seemed really happy. I'm glad that Shauna goes good with a side of Joa. Wait, that sounded dirty, what I meant was, they are good together.
Anyway, I now plan on seeing him at least a good couple times a year, whether he likes it or not. He lives in the great Canadian north of Canada's Vancouver Island in Canada. It's pretty up there, hey?
As for the lack of drawing, well, I just plain suck. I will have some character designs up for a comic I plan on doing for "Atomic Lead", which is a comic kids at work are putting together for next years Emerald City Comic Com. I'm basically going to storyboard out a short I've wanted to do for a little while...and call it a comic, maybe stick a picture of a naked woman in there for fun and profit.
I love my wife. She smells like cupcakes and bunnies.
Don't forget to vote for my shirts at Threadless dot com. If I get a bunch of really good votes, and win, then they print up my shirt and I get a gift certificate for like 250 to purchase my shirt as well as other shirts that are funny. Funny cool, not funny ha-ha.
Anyway, I digress. Go here http://www.thelonelyisland.com/ . They're funny. The kind of funny that kicks you when your down and then spits in your ocular sockets, and while your on the ground writhing with painful rapture, they take a chainsaw and cut up all your stuffed animals, you know, the ones that you got from all your various ex-girlfriends? Yeah, they're gone. They are that funny.
Monday, September 26, 2005
Oh, the game I worked on is coming out tomorrow. YAY!! It's been getting excelent reviews. So go buy it. It's called "Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves". I need the royalties...remember people, I'm adopting here.
Anyway, here's what I did today at work, well, right before the liquid lunch. Bart would be sooooo jealous.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Monday, September 19, 2005
Anyway...no art as of yet. I'll scan sumfin in this evening, but in the meantime, if anyone is reading this and knows how, could someone tell me how to make it so when someone clicks on an image on my blog, that that image will open up full size in it's own beautimus pop up window? I've searched blogger and they don't tell you how to do that. And if it's some sort of little code thing that you put in the html stuff, then I'm clueless. If someone could just let me know, that'd be great. I'd be so grateful, that I'd create a shrine in your honor, or at least think of you once or twice the first couple of times I do it.
Uh, yeah....so, uh...in lieu of art, I'll just put a link here. or something...i dunno. uh...yeah....I dig this cat's stuff...I don't know him, but he seems like a "he's a good boy" as my grandmother would say. http://cheeks-74.deviantart.com/gallery/
Enjoy. But not too much...that can cause small lesions in the cornea. Which is bad. And stuff.
bart and ramey on a blurry evening.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
here's a cowboy.
and here's a crappy color job to boot.
and here's an idea that I'm working out for our adoption announcement. I guess we'll send it out after we get the referral photo, or maybe when we know when we'll be going to China to pick her up. Anyway...any suggestions would be wonderful.
I'm out. I need to walk to the store.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Anyway...Don't laugh too hard...I'm a sensitive artist, remember.
warm up number one.
horrible warm up number two...
an attempt at a pin-up....still wasn't warmed up enough...maybe by the end of the week I'll have gotten back into the rhythm of things.
I've noticed that I feel way more comfortable in color-erase than I do in 2b. I think that, because of my 2D education, where we used colorerase for pencil tests, that I feel way more comfortable experimenting with my line placement. Anyway...just an observation...
I'm going to continue drawring, or maybe I'll play a game for a little while...then get back to drawing. I'm a little frustrated at the moment. I'm just so stiff and so outta practice. Just gotta get over the hump. Sigh. Anyway...Ciao.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Anyway, after school, I did a stint at a flash animatin' house in Seattle, called Smashing Ideas. I worked on flash cartoons for the interwebnets like Zombie College and whatnot. Then the bubble burst, and I learnded 3D and got into gaming.
The one thing I've really noticed about animation in this industry is that there is none. Well, there's a few exceptions, but not many. Really good animators are rare apparently. Or, they might be there, but can't actually animate anything, like when i was working at Gaspowered Games, and I had to remove any hint of character from the animations.
Why is it that most game companies are afraid of animation? Why do they only want to make realistic games. They don't have to compete with movies. They really don't. There's plenty of realistic games; let the developers actually animated something damnit!! Let them create something with actual characters, acting, and style.
At least where I work, I get to do actual animation. The type of 'mation that got me into the whole animation scene in the first place: character animation. Squash and stretch, acting, blah, blah, blah...hopefully we'll get to do more in the future. Our latest game went gold recently, and we're doing that whole figuring out what our new game will be thing...which is kinda scary....anyhoo...i don't know if any of this meant anything or not...I just think that almost all games lack any sort of real animation. And I wanted to give a brief history on me...and then I wanted to belch the alphabet...which didn't work out that well...I feel sick now....
I wish I could've been born back in the day, and worked at Warner's with some of my favorite directors: Avery, Clampett, Jones. Actually, I really would've liked to work with Avery...he's my hero. I prefer him over Jones or Clampett personally. I like what he did with the whole character awareness of being in a cartoon and stuff...and that "Red Hot Ridinghood" reowwww.
I wish I had a puppy.
I wish that that puppy loved me.
I wish that I would stop typing now.
(one more Trussell for the road)
P.S. I'm prolly getting a scanner this weekend, and I hopefully have next week off, so, I'll do the whole sketch a day thing. Even if I don't get a scanner, I'll still do the sketch a day thing with painter or flash or somefin...then you all can decide if you still want to read my blog or not.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
I'm working on that whole scanner thing...so once that straightens itself out, I'll be doing like a sketch a day, or every two days, and people can point and laugh and call me silly names like "master" or "genius"...anyhoo...in the meantime, go to plexipixel's website and check out those kid's stuff...then...check out http://www.memoshouse.com/ . He's good people. Occasionally...giggle. He's a cat I works with...some nice stuff...okay, so he's better than me...sigh...anyhoo...here's some examples.
Anyhoo...more later...i'm back at work and needs to actually work today...next week i'm taking time off, so i'll either have my scanner or do painter or flash drawings and people can swoon over my godlike ability to make them wet themselves with laughter over my lack of skillz.