Friday, April 25, 2008

My 200th post wahaay!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The thing above is the coloured up version of a cartoon I did of my niece Therese reachin into the cookie jar, I started colouring it when I was waiting for the script for the next episode, finished it off there this evenin when I finished thumbnailing. I wanted to practice hair a bit, still somethin' 'chewbacca-like' about it, but I'm gettin a bit better, just have to keep pluggin away on the practice. Anyway, it was fun. I started with block shapes in illustrator and added shadows and texture in ps. Still need illustrator for pieces like this, kind of keeping it in between the lines in old kid colouring terms, and the pen tool is more 'tom' friendly in illustrator than the same tool in ps.
Something Old and Something Very Old

Above was one of the original designs for my Kid Columbo idea, guess I thought he should have a dog cause bein a Columbo he'd've been a snoopy git.

And this one was a gift from the legendary Art Leonardi when I worked with him back in the last decade on Stevie Stardust. He animated on the original Pink Panther movie intros. Funny thing about the guy was he carried around a pencil case with one or two black pens, and a shedload of pink ones, to keep the rest of up entertained with Pink Panther drawings. I guess it was hanging on a wall with the sun shining on it cause it's a fair bit bleached out now. Anyway nothin new so there you go. I did finish up on Simsala Grimm boarding. It had only been drips and drabs the last couple of months but finished my work on it now. So totally focused on Ballybraddan. Great fun altogether!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I was workin an ad pitch job over the weekend. It was a bit of fun. Not sure what the craic is with posting, although these two panels give nothing away about the product. Still it was fun, and it was the first time my pencil-work was still on display after the colour had been done, I'll have to start cleaning up much cleaner! Bit of fun anyway, these were the two panels I liked more than the rest, without giving the product away.