Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Get Lucky

I had this idea for a condom commercial, so I did a cartoon of it. So, ad agencies, wanna hire me?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Drawing People at Temple Campus

Occasionally, I take the time to walk up to strangers and ask them If I can draw a cartoon of them. I can find no better place to do this than Temple Campus in Philly. I draw people who don't know they are being drawn a lot too, but I get much better results getting up close and personal. It is great practice for my psychic cartoonist act. Another benefit is I get to meet some cute girls. Unfortunately, as evidenced by these cartoons, only the funny looking ones give me phone numbers.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bosko's Dance

Bosko's Dance Completely Roughed. This was drawn in colored pencil on the light table

Here it is against the original

The after drawing and scanning the animation, I went through frame by frame in Adobe Aftereffects and redrew a corrected version of the animation until I got it right.
I'll clean it up as soon as I can.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Can Bosko kick it? Yes he can

Here is the next part of bosko's dance. The arms-a-flappin. He moves up and down on a three beat with the top and bottom of the motion on 2s. figuring out the timing was not too difficult. The thing that took the longest was drawing and redrawing bosko to look like bosko consistantly in every frame.

Here it is against the original

Now onto bosko's clapping and arm waving. Also I feel like I should go out and do the arms-a-flappin dance in real life.

Daily Randomness Month in review

Its been a month of posting my Daily drawings. I don't know if how many people have actually been looking at them, but I have gotten some critique, so it's worth posting.

The top drawing is from today. The bottom is from one month ago. I don't see a whole lot of improvement. Its too gradual to see in just one month. For comparisons sake, here is a page from about 9 months ago when I started doing these daily drawings. These just plain suck.
Here are some highlights from the month
freaky lookin birdThat was a nasty sunburn.
Going abstract
I like drawing fish and their streamlined shape
I almost got Bugs Bunny
I know this girl, her eyes are slightly less hypnotic in real life.
Being a tadpole can be quite relaxing.
And this guy takes the cake.

All these drawings were done in about a minute. Some are two minute two-parters.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Psychic Cartoonist Strikes Again

Yesterday was first Friday. The Galleries in Old City put up their new work for the month. Local artists come to sell their wares on the street. The air is buzzing with artsyness. I set up shop in my usual spot in front of the Muse Gallery. I yell out into the streets that I am the worlds only psychic cartoonist. I have the unique ability to draw a cartoon of exactly what your future is.

It was my most successful outing yet. Not only did I set my personal record for $, but my humor killed. I didn't get a single person who just didn't get the joke. I think the new sign is really helping. I'll see you out there again next month.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Bosko's Dance - Third Attempt

Again I went through frame by frame, this time removed the boil and tweak the movement.

Here it is against the original

Next, Onto Bosko's next dance move, Go Bosko.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Bosko's Dance - Secnod Attempt

I went through and corrected the animation frame by frame. Since the I did these drawings without having the preceding ones on the light table, it boils. I can't say I didn't see this coming. Here it is next to the first attempt. The larger one on the right is the second attempt

Here it is against the original, It is much more accurate than the last attempt

I'll have to go through one more time to remove the boil, then I will move on to bosko's next dance move.