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Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Photoshop Art


I tried digitally coloring my art work again. I still don't like coloring on the computer. There is something that I've been coming to terms with myself, and that's being drawn to hand made things. I like the feel of a book, the smell of oils, the honesty of expressionism, the acoustic sound of a guitar, and the personal process of learning these crafts. Putting a computer in between me and my coloring makes the process completely abstract for me. I lose that personal touch to it.

I remember reading about illustrator and SVA educator Marshal Arisman's first experience of painting on the computer. He is an illustrator who's work is very dark, expressive, and reminds me of Francis Bacon a lot. When he went from painting in oils to painting on the computer for the first time, he said the process almost brought tears to his eyes. Missing the physicality of the oils. I suppose this is how I feel about my work. I do not know why I work and think like this. Many other cartoonists and illustrators love the computer's capabilities of putting an image together which I do admire. It just ain't for me.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Cunning Fox


These things take a while. It would be great to get two done a week. However, penciling takes 2-3 hours, inking, takes 1-2 hours, then watercolor takes 3-4 hours. Hmmmm, 8-10 hours to do one thing. It'd be a time commitment, but I may be able to do two.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Barack O'Bush


It kinda makes me sad that I missed out on the George W. Bush days in cartooning. That president was such a character in himself that every illustrator and cartoonist had a field day with him. He even had his own show on comedy central. Remember "That's My Bush!"? What other president could claim that?! And then Will Ferrell's take on him which was one of my favorites from SNL. I wish that I had those chances to lampoon Bush. Who knows. Maybe Sarah Palin with become president and the fun will start all over again.

My cartoons appear on www.smithtownmatters.com.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Political Cartoon


New political cartoon for the week! All political cartoons are for smithtownmatters.com.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bev


A story idea with an old time friend.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Runaway Fridge


Ever since I wrote this tale about a cunning fox, I had this image in my head for the end. The food that the fox grabs from the other animals gets wrestled away and suddenly, runs away from all the animals. Then it goes plop into a stream or lake. I find it funny. Anyhow, this came out real nice I believe.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Cunning Fox's first spread

I am working on a new story called "The Cunning Fox." It's a fable, or a fairy tale about foxes, cake, and gullible animals. This is the first spread that I did. I decided that I do not like those greens. They're harsh and splotchy. I think it's sap green....I should just stick to mixing my own greens.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Red Hut

A lovely sketch I did when drawing Buttons and Jay. Then they come across a lethargic groundhog. The rest is history.

Window



This is the first post of the blog! It is also the header of my blog! Therefore, it should be the first blog. A sketch idea for escaping from school.