Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mossome 3

Wowzers, man alive! Look at that moss defying gravity. Somebody should write a song about this or something. What else can hang onto a wet rock at 90 degrees like that? Spiderman, that's the only other thing that comes to my mind, spiderman and moss. I think I smell a new superhero brewing.

MOSSMAN! with the superhuman power to cling to the shady side of buildings.

On a completely different note, but yet, on the same page. I'm going on a trip to Frye Island which is smack dab in the middle of Sebago Lake in Maine. I can only hope that like my trip to the Adirondacks last month, this one will yield a plentiful bounty of moss pictures.

check back tomorrow for Mossome 4 ; Revenge of the Moss

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mossome 2

look at that moss! look at it !!!! climbing all over that tree and stuff. there's a few leaves in there and a little mushroom... Mossome!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mossome 1

I have what I can only hope is a healthy obsession with moss. I grow it in my garden, I look for it whenever I'm in the woods, and I love to take photos of it. I've taken about 300 photos of moss so far this summer and I'd like to start posting some of them here. I'm going to try to put up one a day under the heading "moss blog". These five photos were taken in the Adirondack High Peaks Region about 500 feet from the summit of Phelps Mountain. These were all taken in the same location, it was this amazing masive rock covered with tons of different kinds of moss.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

cleanup and color

Below is a Jim Smith drawing of John Wayne that I inked in Illustrator, The rough drawing was posted by The Amazing John K a few days ago. He offered it up to anyone that might be interested in practicing cleanup. It's been a few years since my cleanup days at Cartoon Network and I thought what the heck. I had so much fun inking Jims Drawing of John Wayne that I decided to cleanup and color one of my sketches (of Tom Hanks) from a previous post. Mine is... meh.. okay I guess. If I recall correctly I was inspired to draw the original sketch (of Tom Hanks) and all the other models from reading one of John K's blog posts a few months back.

the final ink and color

this is the rough on top of my ink and color to show accuracy

This is an image of just the fill colors.

This is just the cleanup lines

This is the original rough by Jim Smith

Tom Hanks cleanup and color

Tom Hanks rough