Wednesday, November 28, 2012
“Angry Birds” cover from last Summer. An equal, if not greater thrill being placed right beneath the art of one of my Mad fave’s-of-all- time, Sergio Aragones. Came with a nice letter from Editor, John Ficarra, with a footnote saying the title debuted on the NY Times bestseller list for graphic novels.
Graphic, Yes! Novel, Yes!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Adobe just updated their mobile app:
"Ideas" to version 2.5! Hot Dang! (Can you tell I’m Giddy!) Note the new tools: a brush tool that simulates pressure sensitivity by tapering the end of strokes, a pen, pencil, marker,
AND a paint bucket! Oh Yeh! (And, of course, it’s still native vector, so you can export and open in Illustrator on your archaic thing called a computer or PC, oh, I forget...) I was just thinking recently how I haven’t used Ideas on my iPad in quite a while. Well, it looks like that might have just changed! Maestro, bravo! BRAVO!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
If I don’t dig what I’m working on, I quickly create a new page and move on.
Happy Halloween Yall!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
"Identical." I was halfway through this when I remembered poor ole' Charlie Brown and the Kite Eating Tree. Could this be a subconscious resurrection of a repressed memory of a past cartoon life experience? A portal of equanimity inducing arbor-osity infused airborne random-osity? Or maybe it's just in difficult times or not, we're all more alike than we often realize. Happy Thursday Friday. Go fly a kite.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Fortunately, I could do something quick and expressive on my iPad.
Almost forgot about “Paper” app by “53.” I've had it since it came out in the spring. http://www.fiftythree.com/paper
It’s very paired down and simple and elegant. I love the way the little
sketch books open and flip through. (I’m thinking it might be fun to actually try and make a little “flip book” in the app and see what would happen as you scroll back and forth. The app is almost over simple, though, with a very limited color palette for instance. But, I still like the feel of pen and ink and loose watercolor. Not for high res either.
Oh, and the “Teacher” image. Not sure what part of the subconscious that came from. Maybe the part that saw a brief bit of the Little League World series the other day. Absolutely fun stuff to watch if you've never seen it. The range of maturity both physically and mentally is a joy to see.
The awkwardness still underlying the advanced baseball skills makes for
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wow, the importance of getting enough sleep is never more apparent than when you aren't getting enough. Sometimes I wish I was like that little battery. Just plug me in overnight and I'm juiced and ready for the next day! “Refresh” for Illustration Friday. Dang. I just realized that it's STILL Friday. It's been a while since I actually did the I.F. on F. T.G.I.F! O.M.G! P.D.Q! A.S.A.P! L.O.L! B.F.D!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Secret message. Remember that game where someone would whisper a “secret” message into the ear of the person next to them, and they would have to repeat the same message to the person next to them and so and so on? This is nothing like that. Just joshin.' Yes it is. Sorta. For Illustration Friday.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Children’s Book I illustrated last year, “The Lonely Parrot,” just won a 2012 Independent Publishers Association Bronze for best children’s illustrated e-book! Yippy! Congrats to author, Lisa Kelley!
see animated jumping kitty in my last post below. Boing! Yay! Boing! Yay! Boing! Yay! Boing!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Yahoooooo! Just insert your own “boing!” sound effect. Enjoy. (And I guess he lost his tail whilst doing all that jumping!)
Monday, April 23, 2012
This week was no exception. I'm not even quite sure exactly what the big eared critter in the balloon is, maybe a little aussie blue pup, just with a lighter coat. Could be the beginning of a fun little story. Created again, mostly, in Procreate app.
Friday, April 13, 2012
|A quick Bubba caricature from my iPad|
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
(Or that they choose to “stalk” thru the round.) Note to screamers: If a professional golfer is on the PGA tour, they already KNOW they’re the “man.”
BTW. Congrats to an amazing victory at The Masters this week for regional area favorite, Bubba Watson. Hmmm. I should do a caricature of him. It's been a while since I posted one.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Not sure where this idea came from. Turned out a bit more “editorial,” than intended. Matter of fact, I hadn't intended it to be editorial at all. I actually gave momma bird-of-prey a bit of a tiny smile, albeit, smirk, because she looked too off-put with the original downturn of the corner of her beak-mouth. Looked way too gloomy. Like I said, I don't know from whence this idea cometh, because I maybe eat at said represented gastro-establishment once a year, max, if that. Anyway, interpret to your hearts content! Let me know what you think. Onward and upwards, french fry eatin' birds o' prey!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A little revenge for the ducks I guess. This is the first thing that came to mind for “Flood-ed, or, er, swamped” for my Illustration Friday entry this week. Not sure where it comes from as usual, but, I think that’s a good thing. The subconscious is much more interesting and possibly revealing than the expected, or obvious, first conscious, literal idea. One of my biggest motivations for keeping a blog, as a professional illustrator and designer, is that I always have an outlet for pure creative freedom. I created this fairly quickly on my iPad 2 using Adobe Ideas (the latest version with the eyedropper tool, yay! finally!) then, took into Photoshop on my mac for quick finishing.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We're all God's chillun, all the same shades of a different hue-- or is that same hue with different shades....on.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
What is it with Elephants and me? Looking back, looks like I've done quite a few. ANyways. Not much to say, just glad I finished this to get posted. Hope you like it.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Created the week before Christmas, it was a fun job, but crazy quick deadline. In the end, though, I think it turned out great. It's a company-wide notice for Archers Daniels Midland to send to all of their 40 thousand employees. I did the design, character design and illustration, illustration, and animation.
Anyway.. The Illustration Friday topic this week is “Capable,” and I immediately thought of a lowly ant, powerful enough to lift 50 times his own weight with his mandible alone. Thats some pure Jaw Power! Well, my ant in my illustration does not really even use his powerful mandible, and yet he lifts a banjo playing pig with relative ease. Whilst playing the ole banjo himself! I submitted this one to Guy Francis and Stacy Curtis' “Banjo Pig Blog” site. so, we'll see if he qualifies. http://banjopigs.blogspot.com/
Time will tell. Speaking of time, I promise I won't wait sooo long to post next time!