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73726. Caricature

Crocodile Dundee, one of my old favs!

Brush pen, colored in Photoshop. Hope you like!

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73727. A train of ants




http://chancharenga.blogspot.com/

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73728. Digital Anger


A sketch I did at work a short while back after this actually happened... well maybe not the very end, but that's what I wanted to do!

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73729. Rock 'em Sock 'em Blowhards

An animation I did a few years ago spoofing a well-known celebrity feud... serves 'em both right.

Click above image to watch the cartoon.

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73730. words

So America, while I'm on the subject. I just have one more thing to say on the matter. Then I'll never say another word about it. Ever again. I am only telling you for your own good, but....

Seriously. It means something quite different over here. Quite different indeed. But I don't suggest anyone Googles it. Especially the faint hearted. Ok, that's it. I'm done teaching you guys now. But seriously, if you should visit these shores DON'T use that word.

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73731. Linework here and linework there

Though I am blogging much more these days than I have in the past (New Years resolution) I'm actually too busy to chat. I have a big deadline for two projects that are due at the end of this month. Meanwhile, enjoy these complimentary pieces of artwork I have recently completed for said projects....

Bobby the Brave (Sometimes)

Bobbo

The Domesticated Four

D4A
Linework is TEDIOUS!

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73732. Illustration Presentations!

It's lots of fun and a little nerve racking to do illustration presentations! :) Here are a couple events I will be doing presentations at. If you're in Utah, I'd love you to come join me! Click on the pictures and they will take you to the websites for more information.


I will be doing a presentation about children's book illustration at the Ogden Pallet Club. They meet every second Tuesday at the Ogden Chamber of Commerce Building located at 2444 Washington Blvd in Ogden. I will be presenting on March 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm.


At the Forum on Children's Literature which will take place at Utah Valley University on March 15 and 16, I will be participate in an illustrators panel entitled "Breaking and Entering into illustration." This is always a fun conference that I enjoy going to every year.

Class room presentations! Today I did a little presentation on illustration for my daughter's Kindergarten class. In the above picture, please ignore the very unflattering picture of moi and instead turn your gaze to that very eager looking girl wearing a raspberry colored shirt and sticking her head out of the crowd. Yes indeed, that is my sweet daughter, Cassidy. She is a budding artist herself who spends hours each day drawing in her room.


I had tons of fun doing this little presentation. I love seeing the kids reactions. They laughed at every single illustration I showed them, even if it wasn't funny. Cute! I took it as the biggest compliment I could ever get. Because that's who I really do this for- kids!

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73733. VETO!! VETO!! VETO!!!

I have been cooking up a lot of new ideas lately. While some ideas work, some just didn't make the cut ... here are some ideas that get "VETO!!*!! LOL

These storyboards are for Vandal Heart Cinematic. I did these at Technicolor ... that's when their animation division was still in business or should I say, in business in US. Now they out source EVERYTHING to India. Everyone in the US lost our jobs *sigh* ... that's after they make us trained and establish the team oversea. Anyhow, the top is the final board for development, below is one based on a rough script. The story changed dramatically in the final version. Storyboards copyrighted by the studios.

As for these set of doodles and drawings. These are ideas, that sound good in my head, when I am dreaming about it ... but they just don't work as hot, when I put it on paper ... There is not enough story and character moment to capture imagination once. So they get toss out the door as well!!

BTW, I add lots of action boards at my web-site, please come and check it out!

73734. Linework here and linework there

Though I am blogging much more these days than I have in the past (New Years resolution) I'm actually too busy to chat. I have a big deadline for two projects that are due at the end of this month. Meanwhile, enjoy these complimentary pieces of artwork I have recently completed for said projects....

Bobby the Brave (Sometimes)

Bobbo

The Domesticated Four

D4A
Linework is TEDIOUS!

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73735. my lightbox reconstructed

My little 11" x 14" lightbox has been a handy part of my sketching process since before college, and I guess I expected it to last forever, but this was not to be. The switch had been aggravating for years. But, more recently to didn't want to stay on. A new bulb gave me another couple weeks of life, but then it refused to turn on at all. It has very few parts, so one would think you could just replace one or two parts and be back in business. My dad helped me diagnose the situation, but Radio Shack didn't have the correct switch, and the wrong one would deliver a continuous current that could cause a massive explosion! Danger! Danger! Radio Shack guy told me he had one that started a fire. Apparently, fluorescents are nothing you want to mess with. The problem also could have been the transformer, and I didn't know where to find the proper one of those.

So, I had to accept that nothing could be salvaged except for the box and the opaque cover, and I removed all the guts.

Sure, I could have bought a new one, but I didn't care to spend $45 - $100+. Instead, I found an Undercabinet light at Meijer for $8.00. I fastened it to the bottom of the box, and it was a beautiful fit. Someday, I might be able to find a way to cut a hole in the metal box to run the plug through, but for now it's ok hanging over the top sandwiched under the cover.

For a skinny little bulb it is surprisingly bright, and as you can see I'm able to see my drawing through the sketch paper perfectly!


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73736. Koochie Koochie Hota Hai

From the country (India) that brought you Roadside Romeo now comes this:

(Thanks, Rohit Iyer)

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73737. We're completely cut off from the world!

Hi,

Sorry I've completely disappeared lately, but we moved and have no internet, tv, or phone. Thank you AT&T! You're so not cutting it these days.

We're enjoying our new home, mess and all. I'm slowly digging us out from under all the boxes. It may be June before I get through it all. Loving my new kitchen, but it's a challenge to downsize to about half of what I had. It's cozy, though.

My youngest is home sick with bronchitis. Poor guy. I had it a little, too. Being sick is bad enough, but without tv and internet it just plain SUCKS! We're at Starbucks checking email. I miss my Tweeps and blogs.

The weather has been beautiful! 70 degrees and sunny. Blossoms on the trees. It looking a lot like spring.

I hoped to back soon. Maybe if I call AT&T everyday to complain, they'll get their act together.

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73738. Train-Tren

Hello,This is my first post to Monday Artday, thank you very much!

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73739. Caricature

Telly Savalas

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73740. Animated Euro-Trash

Each year I’m dismayed at the lack of U.S. distribution for several high quality theatrical animated features, out of the dozens of really good ones produced around the world.

However, I recognize that not all non-U.S. features are of the quality of The Secret of Kells, Persepolis, Waltz With Bashir or The Triplettes of Belleville. Here are two examples of recent Euro-features that will probably never see the light of day at an American multi-plex (though I wouldn’t rule them out from the $1 dollar bin at Target):

The first, from Germany Norway and Finland, Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms

The next, a Belgium-Luxembourg co-production, is based on the graphic novel by Willy Vandersteen, Bob and Bobbette and the Devils of Texas:

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73741. island

another out take from one of my books,
minus the text and with a few alterations...
mainly me adding lots of bits and pieces to fill in the space

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73742. Adelanto - Chicas de tapa II

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73743. 29,600 Deluxe versions of the Jesus Storybook Bible now in print!

...and in other news, I received a copy of a book I finished last October, Goose Fables published by Mantra Lingua, pictured is the cover of the French/English version....

Posted via email from Jago

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73744. Caricatures - Celebrity Tom Cruise


I can't take much credit for this one. This is a celebrity caricature done by my best friend. He loves doing caricatures and has done them at several area art fairs, sporting events and private parties. He asked me to post this here on his behalf.

To see more of his work visit his portfolio site (which I built for him.)

Gene Glazier/BIGHEADS ARTainment(Caricatures)

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73745. The use of mirrors

Color to come...

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73746. Adelanto - Chicas de tapa II

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73747. Train


Inspired by the recent birth of a dear friend's baby boy! :)




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73748. The Change in Comics from the Sixties to the Present Day - Part 01...

A look at the content, the creators and the marketplace…Hi Guys,

When I first decided to write this particular series of three Blogs, I was thinking of various conversations I have had in the past thirty years, during which time the situation has seen an ongoing growth in the ever increasing divide between the visual and narrative content, in both qualitative and quantitive terms, with both my fellow professionals, editors, publishers, students and fans.

There have been some major changes in comics, over this period, but the main ones for me have been:
  • The systematic dumbing down of content here in the UK, both in the visual and the narrative
  • The growing of the content with the age of the readership in the US comics and 2000AD here in the UK
  • The shift from fun light-hearted stories to grim, gritty, depressing ones
  • The shift in storytelling styles from different approaches to the single decompressed technique
  • The systematic breaking down of the ideology, ethics and morality of what makes a hero
  • The advent of the anti-hero
  • The convoluted continuities within the US comic books
  • The Geek element within comics both pro and fan alike
  • The creation of creators rights in the USA, due to pros like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams and Steve Gerber
  • The massive increase in costs when purchasing comics
  • The fall in the number of male readers
  • The growth of Manga
  • The growth of the female reader due to Manga
  • The Death of the Newsstand
  • The Birth of the Direct Market
  • Comics Conventions
  • The growth of the Internet – which could be the saviour for the future for this kind of storytelling
  • Internet Piracy – the new threat and scourge to publishing

    And this, which is to me the worst change we have seen:

  • The loss of children from comics reading and collecting due to the lack of vision and thus content from the publishers
I am going to look at all the above in a little detail and put my slant on how I think the market looks now and has changed over the years in question, looking at the approaches of different publishers, creators, fans and collectors.

I plan on looking at all the many positives, as well as all the many negatives and look forward to hearing what your views are towards the situation we find ourselves now in.

The Blogs may not follow the exact order of the list here and will at times meander backwards and forwards and revisit themes from time to time, but rest assured I intend to try to cover all the bases as in depth as I can.

I have decided to run with the loss of children, dumbing down of content and growth of the content in line with the rea

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73749. New Postcard From Postcrossing

Look at the new postcard I received from Christa in the Netherlands. This postcard traveled 5,042 miles and took 14 days to get to me. I just love Postcrossing!!

 




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73750. Yellow Onion



Yellow Onion, oil on gilt cardboard, 6 x 8, 2010

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