Monday, March 23, 2009

A Cougar Likes Movies

Image: Cougari in Bluth Style
Notes: Just as the image suggests, I delve into a style that has greatly inspired me. Don Bluth. This guy is a genius. His art is rough and smooth at the same time. His style is simple and complex at the same time. It makes me stare in awe and wonder if I could have ever been a part of that era in animation. Anyway, if you know me you know I love styles, I can't help but TRY to emulate that style.

Image: The Force is Strong With This One
Notes: Yes, I like Star Wars. I like light sabers. I like Jedi and Sith, I like Wookies and Cathar. Don't judge me. Anyway, I wanted to draw my character dressed as a Jedi. Her light saber is named Cosmo and when she turns it on instead of the usual hum that a light saber makes it sounds like this "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE". << That is a running joke for my friend Greg who built me a light saber, which is awesome. I know, I know...You're jealous. Just try not to hate me too much.

Why Hello There

Image: Why Hello There
Notes: This is an image I drew on Ustream the other night and liked so much that I colored. I usually am at a loss for backgrounds and as such I simply applied the characters over a picture I took when I was at Disney World in 2007. Ignore the old guy on the bench in the background. He's ignoring you. HAHA! This was sketched in OC and colored and mocked up in PhotoshopCS2. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Small Commissions: Badges

Image: Faux Paw Roo
Notes: This was a small commission for a con-badge for Faux Paw Roo. I drew this on Ustream while chatting with friends. I don't draw too many different kinds of critters it seems, but I try to draw what the customer wants. The best part about drawing this in ustream is that I get constant feedback from the customer as I work on it, so I can change anything as I work on it. I enjoyed doing this as the pose to me is basic Roo. Tail Bouncing for the win!

Image: Goldenrod Fox
Notes: This is similar to the above in that it is a badge commissioned on ustream and drawn and colored as the client watched. The best part about this character is that I've drawn him so many different ways that it's hard not to love him. The customer asked for a bit of attitude in the face, and what better than an eyebrow arch and smirk? I love the brightness of the colors and that pineapple shirt is his trademark. I had fun with this one.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Image: Who Ya Gonna Call?
Notes: So this was bound to happen eventually. The buzz of the new video game and the potential for new movies and simply reviewing the old ones have sparked me to draw my character Sid the mutt dressed as a Ghostbuster. I can't tell you how much that movie made me think about paranormal activity. Don't get me wrong, I think a lot of it was pretty silly, but how awesome would it be if what you saw wasn't really what it was? Who would you call? Your family would think you're insane. Your friends would probably have you committed. Only the Ghostbusters are "Ready To Believe You". Yeah. Think about that.

Sketched in Open Canvas 1.1
Inked and Colored in Photoshop CS2

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Silver Bou'

Image: Silver Bou'
Notes: A friend of mine asked if I would make her a badge that she could wear with her costume. She makes the most wonderful costumes. Go there for all your costuming needs! You'll find this character in the hooved creatures section of her gallery. This one was fun. I tried a lot of new things, and made a few changes, you'll also notice a new signature logo. Enjoy it!

Ustream Artwork

Image: Anyone Get the Number of That Truck?
Notes: This was a sketch I used to show off my process for inking and coloring in Photoshop CS2. At first the sketch was an expression of self emotion, but it quickly grew into an homage to a classic cartoon gag. If there was one thing I always liked about toons, it was that they can take a lot of abuse like this and still get up smiling.

Image: Ottah!
Notes: This was sketched in Open Canvas 1 and inked and colored in PhotoshopCS2 while on ustream last night. I asked what I should draw and the first suggestion was OTTAH, and thus this image says OTTAH!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Istream, Ustream, We all Stream for...

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I have joined the slog of people that have gotten into ustreaming their artwork. So if you see it's 'On Air' then please stop in and say hello!