Saturday, November 25, 2006

Paperless merMAID

For this weeks ToonClub entry I thought I'd try something a little different, so for the the first time I've done a piece with out using paper, pencil, or scanner. Just my trusty Wacom. The sketch and background was done in Painter. It was inked and colored in Illustrator and then put together and retouched in Photoshop.

Friday, November 24, 2006

A New Drawing Board

When we moved out to Pennsylvania one of the things I gave up was my large studio space and desk. So while the computer found a permanent spot in our new home, my camera stand and disc did not. To add insult to injury the glass in the disc broke in the move.

For my birthday my wife repaired the glass, so I needed to make it usable again. Chromacoulour had a folding table-top board which would be perfect, but I didn't want to pay their price. So using their images I fashioned a measured drawing to make my own.

With an excuse to buy a jig saw it was off to Home Depot. Here's the finished board. It doesn't have a built in light, but it is really easy to re-purpose the desk lamp around to the back. Now I just need to figure out how to machine my own paper punch.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Now Available

This is a fun time for me, A bunch of things that I worked on are now available for people to see. I don't get anything but exposure from the sale of these, but it sure is fun to see stuff you've worked on out on the shelves.

To Share or NUT to Share is the project that got me to move to Pennsylvania. It is the seventh in a series of direct to DVD films. We worked on it February and March of this year, and it finally came to bookstore shelves last month. This was Don Knotts final performance. I cut together a reel of my stuff from the film. I had about 4 minutes of animation in there.(right click, save target as. 13.5MB)

Faux Paw
was my Student Emmy winning film that was produced for It was a fun challenge for all of us involved. I illustrated a book that went along with the film that was recently published. It appears that the movie and it's sequel are included on a CD. This was the first I've seen of it since the film was finished, and over all I'm pleased with how it turned out (but don't ask me where the 's on the cover came from).