Monday, July 30, 2007


off to america!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Photoshop is a beast

this file has about 300 or so layers. Yet it is at a very low resolution (675 x 900). When I run it on my macbook pro is feels like a 10 year old computer. It is amazing how these files can make a brand-new computer bog down like it is crying. It is positively frustrating waiting for everything. There are ways to work around huge files- one way is to do it in pieces. So you have a 100 layer piece to the pie- and you flatten- and convert it to a .jpg- then you import that image and work on another piece of the pie (because a flattened .jpg file consumes very little, instead of the 100-later beast it is representing). But you eventually have to slice it, compile it, and animate the gifs- these all have to be done at full-res with all layers activated. It is truly frustrating waiting 5-10 minutes every save-state. perhaps it is time to upgrade to 2gb of memory?

anyways, with frustrations aside I am happy with the final product, and these will hopefully all be compiled- and activated/uploaded within the next month and ill have a new version 3. YAY!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Doing art while leaving a country..

it doesn't work very well- but I haven't been doing nothing.

Justin Coombs Art continues to progress, I am super-excited once this thing launches, and is all put together, but it is a beast, so I will continue to trudge on it. I have about 2 more full- design pages to do, and then I should be good to go- WOOT,

Another last-step will be ensuring the pages match color- across the whole website- I want the lighting to be similar, etc.

and heres is a random dude running with a gun as well...

Sunday, July 22, 2007


just wanted to get this up before I go out.

gonna see harry potter 5.

im trying to wind down as well.

Monday, July 16, 2007

smoi blavin!

yay a new page of the 5- things are starting to heat up- snerp!

they are fun to do when I can sit down and do em. It is a balance between everything and drawing. Drawing is what I want to do, so naturally it should take up a lot of my time- so I am always trying to draw more and more. But it works sometimes, and doesn't... its a struggle.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Another 5


Letting go of being super tight is always great. Sometimes it can be destructive, but I think that in this situation It turned for the best.

I threw together a little cartoon (one second worth...) for a little side-project as well. super lame, but still something different to do. imagine telling avant-garde artists to animate something useful.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


well not much has been happening. I was gone all last weekend, and kind of got sidetracked these last two days with random happenings related to moving back to America.

hopefully tomorrow night will be productive. At this point I am hoping to get one or two more Large-format ink posters done, Another couple pages of the 5 and hopefully another piece of the never-ending story that is

Friday, July 06, 2007


go to it and love thy design!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Must... Finish... Webpage!

here is 25 hours of design work.


but it is badass.

basically I get off of work, check my blogs,websites,play nintendo DS for an hour. Munch on food for 30 min and clean a little, jog for an hour, and eat dinner. then I work on art for 2-3 hours.

It is hard when you spend your time doing it- but your day-job gets in the way. Although I have 6 days off coming up, perhaps I can use em to get some seirous work done.

I still need ot get another wall-sized comic picture done. Work on The 5, and also do concept work for a new comic my brother and I are working on. All while still getting Justin Coombs Art up. That is my life right now- but this only happens about 3-4 nights a week. The rest kind of gets lost between other stuff.

so 12-15 hours of work on art a week. not enough. not enough.

*also just added the sketch work for this new comic. just a cool dude.

Sunday, July 01, 2007




well here is the finished d-day invasion poster/drawing. Very cool indeed- the thing looks great in real life- so to give it justice I composed a big picture from 3 images. It isn't as clean as the real thing- but darn close. is becoming a pet project. it is taking a good bit of work- but I love doing photoshop work. It feels good to do some graphic design.

Well these two pieces both took me 2 weeks. Thats isnt enough. I need to simply work more than I have been. WERD.