Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sketchbook Update Feb, Mar, Whatever...

Yeah, I've been busy with stuff and have not had too much to add to the Sketch book in the last 2 months, I do still draw, but it's mostly when I'm cracking down on the animation which ain't gonna draw itself.

I worked on this slowly between February and March. I want to give it a real scan and color detail it when I get a chance.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Alice In Wonderland

No this is not some movie review or fan art tribute, I have not even gone to see it yet...

nope, I got commissioned by a local ballet director to design a backdrop for an upcoming recital interpretation of Carrol's classic novel.

I've opted out of trying to paint the backdrop myself, it's about 30 feet long and 18 feet high and I just don't have the time or mindset to attempt something that large (let alone a studio big enough to handle it.

I also am interested to see how others will be able to render it out, I'll try to get pictures when it is done.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Ax

In yet another delayed posting...

Following the rants of other artist who felt the cold betrayal of Mac in it's release of the iPad, I found a link to the Axiotron Modbook package and had to get one.

I got it last month.

Downsides: -Does not last very long on battery when running Photoshop

-Screen is not very that bright and has some polarization issues.

-Drawing surface is not the strongest, already got some scratches that I did not expect to get so soon (now I'm more careful with it)

Upside: It's a portable Cintiq dude... I can draw/color/ animate where ever I want (as long as there is electricity)

Definitely worth the money, but make sure you take care of the screen if you follow the same path. The revolution is not gentle and some things need to take a beating. The Ax is a very nice tool, but when compared to the pen and paper, it still has some evolution to go through. Climbing a mountain on foot and and hoping to fully render out a scene with the Ax, is just not that quite doable yet.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

On Inner Inspiration (late snomagden observance)

Sometimes our minds are apt to imagine our souls in places..

Where our Earthly Body's do not currently reside.


Bring on the spring!