Thursday, May 20, 2010

Buy "Garfield: From The Trash Bin"!

I ran into this book while looking for another textbook, at Borders. If you see it there, flip through it! It's possibly the best Garfield book I've ever bought. Old-skool cartooning. If I were revamping the "Garfield & Friends" 2D cartoon for modern audiences (with Ray Romano as Garfield and Jon Cryer as Jon Arbuckle...I've thought about this...), I would first slide this over to the art director.

Jim Davis did 2 things here: He basically laid out most of the vis dev for my hypothetical design department, and reminded this reader who the master cartoonist was. This guy does more with a sharpie in a few seconds than I could render in an hour, pushed poses and all. Though his gags may have been too "much" for the newspapers, they would be perfect for TV animation. Tame, even. Click the image for the amazon site.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Hostages" Character Design cleanups

Just the beginning of what I plan on dumping. These are characters created for my "Writing for Comics" class, but DRAWN for my character design class. The story has a superhero base with tons of Hitchcockian motifs from my Hitchcock class (all super-characters are named after birds/ leading lady has an "M" name). 6 Classes-101: find ways to smear 'em all together haha. The semester is closing, and I'll be dropping off the spoils when I can. enjoy.

Also, I was annoyed that I couldn't google up a turnaround "pie" for my assignment. So I scanned one in, and now it's up for all those desperate last-minute googlers. Use as needed.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Magic Markers

2 drawings I blasted out at the Savannah Jazz club in the Mission district. Used my new buddy, prismacolor markers.

Light gray markers (20-40 or 30-50) with bic ballpoint pens, used as a quick straight-forward way to learn a design style. Mostly silhouette-first. Inspired by Eric Scales, Florian Satzinger, and various teachers @ AAU. It's officially "on".

I hope I never have to draw a character like Pocahontas for a prolonged period of time. Ideal proportions *shudder*...
My 1st ever attampt at drawing the Bat. Copied from a freeze frame.