Friday, November 19, 2010

new...old characters

I was talking with Josh the other night and our original idea came up (the one that preceded Manny and Khan) Bigfoot and the Gnome. Well, thats kind of what I've been working on the last few weeks. That and a few other comic ideas that have been floating around in my brain. Anyways, these two roughs are my re-imagining of Bigfoot and Gnome. I sent them to Josh and he was cracking up. Don't get me wrong, I love Manny and Khan and all but it was fun taking a step back to where it all began.

Then Josh went and did the drawings below of differnet versions of Gnomes and Bigfoot (Bigfeet? Bigfoots?...). Man his drawings really got me laughing.

if you get a chance swing on over to Josh's blog and check out the tip sheets he is doing for storyboarding. his links over on the right ---->


animation backgrounds

I went a little crazy coloring this one. Im trying out different things and some of it works and some does not. I think Im going to do this one again and try to keep it simple like the rough drawing.

animation backgrounds

these are two kind of different ideas I had, not sure if I like them and all. the roughs were really small drawings, only 4 inches by 3 inches. I like the grass a little. but Im not crazy about them yet. would love some input if anyone wants to drop me a line.

animation backgrounds

Here are some rough backgrounds that I did the other night. I haven't painted these yet but I've started painting some others in photoshop and I'll post them next along with the roughs for comparison.

thanks for looking :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Awesome Chronicles of Manny and Khan Update

This is a Manny and Khan Update:

The M&K short is doing very well on youtube, we've been getting about 300 views a day for about a month now and we just broke 17,000 views today. There is also a new fan page up on facebook, it was started by the awesome Daramfon Anwana and his friends. If you want to support Manny and Khan all you have to do is join the facebook fan page by clicking this link. It's free and takes about 10 seconds to do. Also, if this is your first time visiting my blog and you havent seen the short that Josh and I created for Cartoon Network you can watch it on facebook or you can stop on over to my youtube page and watch the full short for free. watch the short

a bunch of little post it doodles from a long time ago

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Giant Background got bigger!

Its a work in progress... and it is currently 22 inches by 51 inches (just about 2 feet by 4 feet) .

Giant Background

Last week I drew some characters that I like a lot So this weekend I have been trying to figure out where they live. I was hoping it would just come to me like a bolt of lightning but it hasn't. When something like this happens The only thing you can do is start drawing and see what happens. yesterday I sat down, pulled out a pencil and started to draw. Below are some progress photos of the location that I am working on. It is a work in progress and it keeps getting bigger. I keep adding more and more paper onto it. I really like it, but it doesn't fit the characters yet so I plan on continuing to draw and expanding on the layout until it feels right. This could go on for days... even weeks.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

marker doodle dump

In an effort to keep posting on a regular basis Ive got a few doodles of some new characters I've been working on. I really need to get the cord to my scanner! anyways, here they are...




As always comments are more then welcome.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Painting Practice

I had another quite morning so I decided to get some painting done. My scanner isn't hooked up so I just took a photo. I think I might touch these up a little bit and then scan them in. The photo just doesn't cut it. But, I wanted to try and post things on a regular basis. anyways, these are both acrylic on 8x10 canvas panel. enjoy :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

some Oil Pastels

It was a nice quite morning this morning and I was able to clear my head and work with my Pastels. Im not very good with them, but I'm trying to get better. I've been using soft oils but Im thinking about getting some harder Pastels. If you get a chance drop a comment and if you have any tips for working with oil Pastels let me know.

Later Gators

Monday, June 28, 2010

even more doodles

holy cow, I'm going through my sketch book and I found a bunch of drawings I think would be fun to post. I don't have a scanner so the quality of my iphone photos are a little crummy but these aren't really intended to look good anyways. Most of these dont need any introduction, they are just very random doodles in my book.

The image below is from an idea I had to do a commercial that mocks the iPad and use monsters hands fumbeling with an old speak and spell. I think it could be funny... we'll see if I ever do it...

The image below was done with oil pastels and its really small, maybe 2x3 inches

Lastly a self portrait

More Doodles

I've been on a trip to NYC this past week and I found myself with a little time so I thought I might post a few more doodles.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

marker doodle dump

I thought I would post a few doodles that have been collecting on my desk before I head down into the coal mine. These were all done on a small 5x8in scratch pad that I got from my friend Laura. I love the paper cause it is surprisingly thick for a note pad. I apologize for the quality of the images, I had to use a camera because my dog chewed through the wire connecting my scanner and my computer. All of these were colored with fibracolor markers. enjoy:)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Peanuts Color

Last but not least the fifth and sixth features that I color each week is Peanuts short and tall. Coloring Peanuts is an awesome experience for me, despite the fact that all of the colors are already established and all I really do for these strips is apply that established color to the old dailies. It's still a sort of surreal experience every time I open up one of these comics on my computer.

That's about it really, all together I color 36 dailies a week and I couldn't be happier. I hope you've enjoyed my most recent posts. I'll try to continue this healthy stretch of blog posts through out this month.

by Charles M. Schulz

Marmaduke Color

The Forth Feature I color every week is Marmaduke by Paul and Brad Anderson. These Daylies are by far the hardest to color. The Line work is so awesome and raw that it is nearly impossible to color. When trying to select areas to fill with color I find myself having to zoom all the way in so I can close off all the little gaps in the lines and fill in all of the tiny little holes . It's very time consuming, but at the same time its really cool to color Marm.

These posts are getting really long and the links to the images I am using from are really big so I condensed some of them and just uploaded the comics from my desktop. If you want to see more Marmaduke click here

by Paul and Brad Anderson
Color by Me:)