Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Business of Selling Picture Books

Recently I went to my local Borders with my daughter. I was looking for more board books by Charles Reasoner – Inside Jolly Roger’s Pirate Ship (Story Book). My daughter LOVES his books. She spends hours sitting on our laps … Continue reading

Posted in books, Borders Books, Charles Reasoner, childrens books, illustration, Illustrators, Internet, kids books, picture books, retail sales | 2 Comments

Batman

Well, here’s good ol’ Batman. Dark, moody, full of bats. I think he has an electric toothbrush in his ‘utility’ belt.

Posted in Batman, Cartoonists, cartoons, comic books, DC Comics, Digital painting, illustration, Photoshop Painting, Sketch, superheroes | Leave a comment

Online comics

There’s been a discussion here about online cartoons. I do an occasional online panel cartoon, and have talked about the sad state of comic strips in newspapers. Some people have even wondered if there is a future with the typical … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs and Sites, Cartoonists, cartoons, cave bear and duck, comic books, Comic Strips, comics creators, illustration, Internet, Mark Evanier, online cartoons, Ovi Nedelcu | Leave a comment

Superman!

  A year or so ago I did paintings of my versions of superheroes. They lived for a time on my old website, and have been gone for a long while. I will post all the others if anyone is … Continue reading

Posted in character design, DC Comics, Digital painting, illustration, Photoshop Painting, Sketch, superheroes, superman | 3 Comments

More animation background art

  This is a really big painting, used in a long pan down. The foregorund elements are actually on a different level so you get a little bit of a multi-plane effect. This is the second shot in the documentary … Continue reading

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Farm art for animation

This is the ‘monster’ tractor from the animated segment I have been doing for a feature documentary. It’s the cleaned-up, final art in Photoshop, with my rough sketch in the background. It was extensively articulated in After Effects for animation. … Continue reading

Posted in animated short, animation, animation art, Animation Artists, animation background art, Digital painting, farm, illustration, Paintings, Photoshop Painting, tractors | 1 Comment

Animation Monday 2

Last week I think I called this Great Animation Mondays or something. Well today, it’s Old Animation Monday.  I was cleaning up and found an old project. It was shot on 16mm at UCLA, and I hadn’t seen a copy … Continue reading

Posted in Adobe After Effects, animated short, animation, character design, doodle, pencil test, Roses are Red, UCLA, You Tube | 2 Comments