Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Page 2 Painted- snerp

hey everyone.Wow i just figured out how to turn the heat on in my apartment- thats exciting!

Anywhoo- I just finished page 2 of the comic- and man did it take a while. Also work continues on the cartoon- and from the look of it its going very well- but one problem is my computer is too slow. I am using a macbook pro 2.4ghz w/ 4gb of ram and it is definitely not hacking it.

I am contemplating building or buying a new rig just so I can actually mess with this cartoon- its frustrating to say the least when you have a great idea but you dont have the tools to complete it- thats why i work 50 hours a week though at my job- so I'm gonna buy it asap.

Monday, November 24, 2008

PAGE 2 INK snitces.

working on the animation about 3 hours a day- that hing takes some SERIOUS time.

but besides that (and life) I am also working as best I can on the comic. I hope to have 3 pages done by end of month... we'll see... then it is off to NYC and then two weeks back here- then x-mas break so hopefully I can get to page 10 or so by January. Thatd be really really cool.

Another idea of mine is to eventually have this thing printed nicely and sell em for cheap (like at cost) just to get em out there. Im a damned graphic designer- so I could definitely get this done.

well with further adieu...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

so for this background I wanted a nice and calm establishing shot for the cartoon. So I decided that showing a nice landscape fora while (there will be blowing grass added) so I can slowly fade into the scene, I might even add stars... So then the train would come chugging through and I could then cut to the internal of it. Kind of a neat painting in that i got to do a huge sky. I love doing clouds, although obviously the cumulo-nimbus clouds are my favorite. I looked at a sunset image from google image for colors.

The ground was a bit too warm near then end so I used adobe photoshop and added blue- decided I liked it- and then did it with the watercolor. This sort of digital-manipulation is a great tool to use before you do something drastic

Monday, November 10, 2008

the real deal

so here is page 1 of what hopefully will be a full-sized comic. who knows- but for now it feels good to have one page down. MWAHAHA ITS ALIIIIIIVE! (the text is just for filler)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The real Page 1.

Yes folks almost done with page 1 of Dan Doggett and I's comic. At this point I am trying to figure out how many pages we want the final product to be- at this pace, it cant be too many pages- it just takes so darn long per page. Each one form start to finish is prolly 6- hours. yeesh.

work also continues fully on the cartoon- I will hopefully have scene 2 up here- but really I added a scene 1,2 and 4 so the ones oyuve seen are 3 and 5

i don't know how long the final thing will be but im gonna try and update a scene 1-6 preview asap. I lost After Effects so that isnt helping anyhitng- but I should have a new computer when i get an extra 80 bucks- yeesh.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Finished Scene 2


finished another backgorund for scene 2. I have been trying to finish up all the work on Scene 1 still but will try and get scene 2 one asap.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Background- YAY!

probably one of the most aggressive angles- this shot will encompass a change in the lighting as an alert is heard. I am also going to try and make the cords sway... but we'll see.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

PHEW long wait but it is worth it... maybe?

So over the last month I have been working pretty hard to figure out how to get this cartoon going. I am also working on picture frames- but that will be for another post. for now (it is 2am) here is the cartoon- the first 8 seconds of it. It will only be easy form here as I have learned SO much.

heres the link:


Friday, September 19, 2008

first background

so here are the last stages of creating this painting. Media is pen and ink (with a nib) and then watercolor (i actually use liquitex brand acrylic but I use it like watercolor).

Its all on Canson Watercolor paper. (purple label stuff)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Working on a cartoon.

So I have been working on a cartoon using a NIN song. I am making everything- including these pics from one of the backgrounds and a single frame of a traincar scene.

it is taking foooooorrrrreeeeeevvvvveeeeeerrrrrrr. but it is gonna be so dope- so I will keep updates on here as the project progresses. Soon I will upload a sample of the animation itself in glorious 24 fps. siiiiickly smooth.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008


wow about 10 hours of coloring, 3 hours of drawing, and 5 hours of silkscreening.... YEESH.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


im sarting to color them in. HEEB.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


So using the silkscreen as a graphic element was what I originally intended- the trick is to determine what should go around it. Originally I was going to have one big image- which I will probably still do- but I had a comic laying near one of the silkscreen and I thought it looked cool- so I figured I'd try just doing a mini-comic surrounding the piece.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

the first 10.

one thing to know. Silk Screening is Messy. like so nasty.
Whaddya all think? The alignment is off but it is next to impossible to do it with the method I was using. If I choose to do a reprint of this I would def. like to see each of the respective colors on a different screen- rather than on ONE big one, and having to tape-out the other 3 every time. it is amazing how different each one is.

UGH it was arduous but the results r awesome. They look really rich and vibrant in person. Maybe you will be the first to own one. HEEB.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Silkscreenin snitches!

here is a list of the pocess i go through to make my shiznit.
step 1. come up with a cool drawing.

step 2:

scan this drawing and color it in.

for this drawing I am going for a retro look- and so I changed this drawing into a bessier-dot style one (1950s ish).

I then seperate the four channels, each onto its own layer. Blue, Yellow, Red and Black. and print them on transparencies.

I then burn these into a photo-emulsion coated light-sensitive screen.n and spray out the areas (black) that didnt get exposed (and thereby arent stuck to the screen)

And WALAH a four-color screen. The next step I will apply the respective ink to the respective layer and go from there.