Monday, December 18, 2006

Some Drawings, Digital Stuff, & Tom Oreb Studies

Hello, everyone! So far I'm having a pretty good holiday break and I've taken some time to relax a bit at home. I also got Photoshop for free and got to do some coloring and inking on some drawings I've done and it's been kinda fun. It's good now 'cause I barely see my drawings in color.

These were done with the pen tool in Photoshop. I wish I had a Wacom tablet to draw these on. I think they would've seemed looser.



This is the original drawing of Jack, my rabbit character. I think I prefer this one more than the digital one.




Here are some Tom Oreb studies I've done a while back. I really like his designs for characters especially this Trix kid and Oreb's own version of Peg-leg Pete. He actually looks like a cat for once! I'm thinking of doing more studies of his art and other great cartoonists.

I copied some of his character designs and started to analyze them.



Look at this kid's leg! It's double jointed. I always thought that was some crazy designing and it's very creative/original too.

Here are some of my interpretations.



And here's Peg-leg-less Pete Cat!



Here's some good Tom Oreb websites to check out:

Tom Oreb's Myspace

Tom Oreb on Cartoon Modern blog

Well, I hope you're all having a good break so far. I think I'll be back soon to show more new stuff!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Brains, Monsters, Freaks &---Pelican?!

Hey, y'all! Sorry I haven't posted any stuff in forever, so here are some drawings for all you patient viewers!







This here's some color practice I've been doing lately. I like how some of these came out. You guys can tell me what you think as well. I'd kindly appreciate it.





Well best be getting back to my homework. I'll be back! Hopefully with some interesting stuff!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Wacky Foursome!


I haven't worked with vectors for the longest time. I'm surprised this came out fairly good.

I'm still working on my animation and I'm mostly experimenting with alot of things and also taking as much information and research I can take. It's a fun experience. Also, I've been researching tons of information and articles on Ralph Bakshi and there's this article he did where he spoke about his experiences as an inker for Jim Tyer in Terrytoons and would sort of study the frames that Tyer would give to him for inking. My whole perception on Jim Tyer's work on Terrytoons changed when I read the article. I thought he was the popular animator over at Terrytoons, but it turns out that he was sort of the guy people looked down upon because he wouldn't stay on model with the characters and that his drawings were "poorly" done. I say Hell to that! Tyer in my opinion was a true cartoonist. If I worked at Terrytoons, I would've been super jealous at his cartooning skills. His drawings are probably the only funniest things I've ever seen in any cartoon and his animation makes me feel all wiggly with fun. I feel something deep inside every time I see his stuff. There's some definitive power in his cartoons. In the article, Bakshi also explains how he would sometimes animate by first drawing the nose on every frame, then the eyes, head and so on until he made the scene come alive. It's immensely interesting stuff. I just wanted to throw some cool information on you cool cartoon folk. I think I'm gonna research Tyer next just for fun. I recommend you do the same thing!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Andrew W.K. Energy! + Things!

Hi, folks! I've brought new stuff to show ya!



Also, I've been listening alot to this Andrew W.K. video on youtube and it's been pumping me up with alot of energy, which inspired me enough to do a bunch of drawings of the singer. The song's called "We Want Fun" and it's super catchy. I like that it's catchy 'cause I can delve into the song and just sort of join in on the fun. The video's pretty cool too. It's from Jackass: The Movie and the movie was crazy, but the soundtrack music was pretty good.

Here's the video in case anyone's interested.



Thursday, September 21, 2006

Madness Ensues!

Hey, there! Sorry it took me forever to post any stuff here, but I've been mega busy for the past week and a half and the internet wasn't working. I could come up with a much more better excuse, but I'm not the type to lie.

Ah, but everything's all good now and brought some of these here things!







I've also been busy with this small animation thing I want to do. I want to practice more on my animation style and hopefully get better. Here are some key drawings on what I'm doing so far.





Well, bye for now! I'll be back and hopefully sooner!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Girl Drawings--Katie Rice Influenced


Hey, folks! I've thought of doing some girl drawings that'd seem similar to Katie Rice's girl drawings. It's kinda rare for me to draw in her style or just any kinda girl drawing for that matter. I actually was a bit intimidated at first because I've never done one before for the longest time, but just seeing all of these girl drawings in every blog I go to I thought I'd give it a shot. Katie's drawings look like they were fun to draw so how could I resist doing some myself.

This here is a request drawing I made for a friend of mine. I really wanted the combination of Katie's style and some John K.-esque cartoon creatures all around. The girl is suppose to be my friend while cartoon things glance at her hotness.

These are some first drawings I did of girls just to get into practice. They were sort of hard to plan as I drew along, but they came out somewhat appealing. John was right! Girls are hard to draw!


And here's a priest giving us an insight look on life...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Life's Ambition Painting



Hey, everybody! Here's this new painting I just finished. Sorry it took me a while to actually post anything for a while, but I've been quite busy with other crap.

There are many things I like when I'm painting my drawings. One is where the painting will almost look nothing like the original sketch. I sometimes don't like that 'cause the sketch has more of an energetic feel than the finished painting, but I'm actually proud that this one didn't come out as close as the original drawing. Obviously the proportions are off when I compare them both and that really never bothers me. I get real stressed out when I try to copy something from an original piece. I used to do that, but I decided to screw it and just kinda went with the flow and energy of the drawing. They're both somewhat the same thing, but they have these slight differences of course. I'm hoping to make more paintings before I make my trip back to school.

Tell me what you think! I hope you like it!

Oh and a couple of drawings I wanted to post here for a while. Who knows, you might expect some of these to be painted and prettied up!