YouTube Video

November 4, 2008

bearinhat

Well, I’ve finally done it… I’ve jumped into the world of film making and I’d like to announce the premier of my first feature length film! …well it’s only 46 seconds long, but I have a pretty short attention span. You can see it here on YouTube.

The Comments

Doug Jones

mega awesomeness dittos…. I liked seeing the progress happen at each stage. Good color on this guy! …and another Swashbuckling belt to hold in the groceries

Don Jones

I am now a charter subscriber to the Dennis Jones YouTube channel. I pass out 5 stars like free money. That music is quite contemplative, reflective… I think I heard it on an elevator.

Dennis Jones

…Doug, one of the Dennis Jones Keys To Good Comedy is to put a big fat belt on everybody…

…Don, the bands Journey, Yes and Boston all found new lead singers by watching guys sing on YouTube, so I decided I better get on YouTube quick, keep my fingers crossed hoping the Doobie Brothers discover me, drop this art gig, and hit the road with them…

Don Jones

hit the road with them… as a roadie! Don’t give up on your Weasel group so fast … there’s still time to gel and write a couple of hits.

W E A S E L – the One Hitless Wonder.

Dennis Jones

…if I could just move closer to Oklahoma City I could strong arm Nick into playing drums, Pete into playing lead guitar, beg you to come play keyboards, I would hold down the bass and WE WOULD hit the road with… WEASELBOYZ!!! THE ONE HITLESS WONDERS!!

Jason Bourne

It’s Little John from Robin Hood. Or so it reminds of, in the Disney animated classic…swanky.

Doug Jones

can I join the band… I have a ukulele and just recently bought an ocarina at a craft fair…

Dennis Jones

…if you can play that Joe Brown song on the uke, you’re in!

Bigonjee Boi

Very inspiring. Reminds me of Hoosiers when they win the championship.

Dennis Jones

…do ya think? …I was afraid my plot line was just a bit thin.

Don Jones

I shop iTunes everyday hoping to pick up that classic WeaselBoy tune “Bit-O-Honey.”

Dennis Jones

…as much as I would like to claim that song, that one’s not mine… that one belonged to Pete…

Jason Bourne

Maybe I’ll be a Weasel Whisperer one day sooner or later…

Jon Slone

Hey Dennis, I need a website. Can you recomend someone good and on the low side? Also, any tips or things I should avoid? I asked you this before and you said to go to blogger.com. But isn’t a blog different from a web page? I may be wrong. I just need a little help. Thanks.

Bernard

Oh my God! Now it’s YouTube….why aren’t you acting OUR age? There is no telling where this could end. Better get out your Ross Fro cuz I can see you at all the Art’s & Craft store openings now! Actually, I’m looking forward to following your fame on tour…saw an old van along the road I might buy and fix up. Yepper! Gonna be a Jones Bros. groupie.

roballoo

Good job on the videos. The colors on this really pop.Great use of the interwebs. Wonder if this will lead to a how-to book deal?

Jason Bourne

Yea, do How-to on YouTube also!

Dennis Jones

Bernard, I dug around and found my Bob Ross wig… still fits great!

Dennis Jones

Jon… up there on the left of my page is a link to “WeaselBoy”… that is a Blogger page… you can put up pictures, you can write stuff… you can probably accomplish whatever it is you want to do for free with it… most web designers charge buckets of money to build web sites… you could figure Blogger out and manage it yourself for free…

Bernard

Jon, Take it from Link ( Mod Squad ) and go ahead and give blogger a try. If nothing else you’ll have something to show someone somewhere until you can get a regular website. I’m actually switching from a website to a blog instead, but then I’m used to going the other way. Aghhh!! Is that a mouse your holding Den? I just saw that!

Dennis Jones

…yes, that picture was from back when I first starting digital painting, I didn’t have a Wacom tablet yet, and I was just using a mouse…

Doug Jones

You wore that mouse down to whiskers… have you worn out a Cintiq pen yet?

Dennis Jones

…yep, I still have that old mouse in a shed out back… sometime I visit Mr. Jingles and watch him do tricks…

Doug Jones

now the official Brother Jones follow up question: …Really?

Bigonjee Boi

i know its not the same, but i have some gerbils you can try out…

Dennis Jones

…rumor has it you’re planning to join WeaselBoy and play lead guitar in the upcoming Awesomeness Dittos Concert Tour…

Bigonjee Boi

…as long as we cover some wham…

Dennis Jones

…we’ll open our concerts with a cover of Careless Whisper…that oughta get the crowd really worked up and ready for a rockin’ show!

Jason Bourne

Yea, rock’em bop’em and soc’em!

Bernard

Lol!

roballoo

Will there be any concert videos of this Wham! tribute band on You Tube?

Dennis Jones

…no, but there will be a table in the back of each concert with WeaselBoy video cassettes and 8-tracks available for purchase…

Mac Artist

Just came across your illustration “Stress-less Parenting” in Enrichment magazine. Been a big fan and great to see you are doing so well. We are at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, surrounded by Ozarkians. However, a native of Hoosier Land and still big a fan of the Colts. Saw your bio on these two lands! Love your illustrations and appreciate all you are doing out there. Great youtube video! Blessings – Jennifer Cook

Don Jones

Den, I put your web address on that illustration you did for Enrichment magazine. Looks like people DO READ the fine print.

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Vimeo Video

November 10, 2008

SurfDog

…ok, so I was talking to my oldest son Nick who produces film for a living and I asked him what he thought about the films I’ve been producing and he didn’t seem too very impressed with them so I said they didn’t look that good on the internet and he said that’s because YouTube compresses the tar out of everything and that I needed to use Vimeo so I immediately created another one of my little low budget spaghetti westerns and then proceeded to load it up on Vimeo AND YouTube for a little compare and contrast but the only difference I could see was that the Vimeo website has better looking graphics than YouTube does so the only thing I seem to have really accomplished today is to set a new world record for the longest sentence ever written on the Brother Jones web site for which I am very, very proud…

See the VIMEO video HERE.

See the YOUTUBE video here.

The Comments

Don Jones

In the middle of reading your lengthy one sentence blog, I felt short of breath, somewhat dizzy and almost passed out. Love that choppy water. You gotta remember that Nick has higher standards than the original Joneses.

Dennis Jones

…for us original Joneses, if the job gets done, it’s plenty good enough…

Doug Jones

mega awesomeness dittos on that sentence, Den.

Bernard

Dennis, Awesome Art, The YouTubes are fine for me…but I’m not talking to you because of the Colts! Ben picked a fine time to go a slumpin’ now everybody here is yellin’ for Byron! So, I guess that our fans are no different than anywhere else…what have you done for us lately?

Bernard

Hey Keegan, wherez the spell check?

Don Jones

You simply cannot beat Herb Alpert music … very fitting selection for the Surfin’ Dawg. It made me feel like I was on the beach!

Dennis Jones

…ya want to hit one outa the ball park? …add Herb Alpert to it… works ever time… a little advice for Nick from Den and Don…

…Bernard, look on the bright side… at least Indiana doesn’t have a hockey team to knock the Penguins off with…

Bernard

No, but what’s with the assumption that if they did, they would? Herb Alpert…gotta go check this out!

Dennis Jones

…I don’t believe that’s assumption, I believe that’s just a fact that you will be unable to disprove at this time, Bernard…

Doug Jones

you just can’t beat BrotherJones logic!

Jason Bourne

The Brother Jones logic book has a nice ring to it!

Bernard

Amen. But at least weez ain’t gutt noes “Potheads” fer a baseball team!

Dennis Jones

…sorry, that doesn’t count… they’re minor league… on the other hand, if Indiana did have a major league baseball team, the Pirates would really be in trouble…

Don Jones

All this makes absolutely no sense to me and is quite hard to follow. Keep up this fine bloggin’ material.

Dennis Jones

…it’s Monday, Don, I’m just typing random words together and pretending they make sense…

Bernard

Hey Dennis, thanks for showing me some mercy because boy did I almost walk into that one! You coulda said, “Even your Minor Leaguers can beat the Pirates”! Whew! That was a close one.

Don Jones

Bernard, by this last comment, you are way too sharp to be reading this Jones Brother nonsense. Your I.Que. has gotta be in tha triple digits range.

roballoo

A real subcultural quality to those waves there. Reminds me a bit of Breadwig’s stuff. But he’s doin’ some of his illustrations in actual 3d programs. I wish there was a way we could actually see you do your digital painting. But that might be giving away too many of your secrets. If you were to consider it though, this program might be of interest. haven’t tried it, but Ive heard a lot of good things about it: flip4mac But it’s probably best for when you want to get real serious about tutorializing.

Dennis Jones

…thanks RobalLOO, I’ll take a look at that… I downloaded a demo copy of I-Show-U, have piddled around with it several times, but it really seems to bog my system down when I use it, so I never bought it… these little videos I’ve been making are mostly for my own entertainment as I try to get my I-Movie video editing chops down…

Jason Bourne

We will see, what we can see. Perhaps I need to get more tech savvy since I’m in the Jones Domain of Art. Lots to learn here.

Doug Jones

wha?…

Taylor McGee

I think these videos would be better if they had some Weasel Boy music…

Dennis Jones

…I think they’d be better if they just had some weasels, period…

Bernard

Don’t you just love it ( chick-a-boom ). Now we all remember someone’s grandmother/grandfather telling us that if you give them an inch, they will want a yard! now this is why us peasants are always out in the yard! Because that’s what we want from poor old Dennis! A Yard! a Yard! We like those vidoes and how-tooeys but…WE WANT MORE! LIGHT THE TORCHES!

Bernard

Give us online classes in real-time or give us death ( your wacom would suffice ).

Jason Bourne

All in favor of online classes: say “Aye”….AYE!

Bernard

Jason…it’s Arrrgh not aye! Do you have a torch?

Don Jones

NOTE TO SELF: Check batteries on the Brother Jones blog smoke detector.

Bernard

Yeah…nothing like a little heat to keep you three honest.

roballoo

I, Eye, Aye!

WeaselBoy Online ClassRoom

November 14, 2008

Isaiah

I’m currently working on a 43 page project, which I didn’t think would be that much of a problem until I received the job and realized that each one of those pages had a front AND a back to it. That shot my page count up to 86 pages plus a few others thrown in for good measure… so I’m kinda busy right now.

I’m doing tons of spot illustration for this assignment, so I downloaded I-Show-U for twenty bucks, and recorded the picture I was working on last night. You can see it HERE.

The Comments

Mike Lang

Thanks for posting this! It is awesome to see how you work step by step.

Don Jones

BRAVO!! Brilliant. WeaselBoy Productions is picking up speed.

Bernard

Brillant! What else you got? …go ahead and pay some bills Denn, there’s 2 more of you Joneses to torture until you get back! Idea: Getcher $20 back and then some by recording the project your on now and selling it to us peasants!

Bernard

Hey Mike Lang! Is you the Pittsburgh Hockey Mike Lang?

Jason Bourne

This is swanky as usual… The impression here is great!

Doug Jones

Now we’re TALKIN’ best 20 bucks you have spent lately, I’d say.

Dennis Jones

…Mike, I didn’t know you announced Pittsburgh Penguins games in your spare time…

Dan Lietha

To watch Dennis Jones digitally paint in a screen capture video is a dream come true! And with Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart to boot! My week is complete. 🙂 Thanks man!

Bernard

he shoots and SCORES! Aghhhhh “Michael, Michael, Motorcycle”!!!! If this is the wrong Mike Lang, poor mike will not have a clue what I’m talking about! or… “Scratch my back with a hacksaw, you gotta be here to believe it”!

Doug Jones

I believe this Mike Lang is the goalie for the LifeWay Ligers.

Jason Bourne

{Wind blows by} Its desolate here. Hope to see you again Mr.Lang.

roballoo

Thanks for the video. It was treat. It’s amazing how far you’ve come in your digital painting skills in such a short amount of time.

Fourth Down? GO FOR IT!

November 19, 2008

FourthDown

Paul Daughtery wrote a great column in the USA Today, and I’m jumping on the bandwagon.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and desperate describes the Bengals, Chiefs, Lions and Raiders this year. Paul says for these teams, why not go for it on fourth down… every time! What do these teams have to lose, another game?

The down side of this? It could be embarrassing. Embarrassing? …the Chiefs? …the Lions? …the Bengals? …the Raiders? How could it get any more embarrassing?

What if it worked? You would be a football genius, a pioneer of the game like Bill Walsh. Any coach can go 3-13. Might as well get there in a Lamborghini, even if it doesn’t have brakes or a steering wheel. These teams all boarded the Last Train To Nowhere weeks ago. Why not finish the season with style and innovation?

…or you can just punt on fourth down again.

A good article by Daughtery.

The Comments

Bernard

Fan-Tastic! Now I can get my sports beat fix here! I read that column and found it a great read but yours ( at least your analogies ) were even better! JSPN? …you find a way to get some gas and the groceries on here and I won’t need to go anywheres else!

Dennis Jones

…I seriously would love to see these teams just go for it on every down… why not?

Don Jones

Speaking of the Lions, I wonder who they will be losing to this Thanksgiving?

The \”Ripleys\” Guy

At this point, I think they are actually positioning themselves for their draft picks. Detroit will win that lottery and woefully select…..Barry Sanders. Who will simply chuckle and mumble, “they STILL don’t get it!”

Dennis Jones

…the Lions might want to borrow a Detroit Redwings goalie and put him in their end zone…

Bernard

May I suggest Senior Hossa! Yeah, they need to put him anywhere on the field where he can get the most damage done to him…traitor. Anyways…in line with your don’t punt just go for it theme… I’m taking the Lions to whip up on Ten-A-Sea this thanksgiving! …is there ever gonna be spell check on htis blog?

Don Jones

I’m sure Barry is glad he bowed out of that dismal Detroit scene. Let’s see, the undefeated Titans and the lethargic Lions… mmm…

Bernard

C’mon Don…let’s put up drum sticks…I’ll take Detroit!

Doug Jones

Nashville is getting all ready for FAVRE to come to town Sunday… Fah-are-vuh… Faaavah… Fav-ray… maybe they should call him FOURve…

Airport Antenna

November 21, 2008

AirportAntennna

OK… this is just to let you know how stupid I am and perhaps to give you a helpful hint in case you don’t know this either.

I recently switched from a slow, dial-up internet connection, to a high speed, wireless system. It works great on our laptops, (full bars) but it has never worked worth beans on my Mac G-5 Power PC (maybe one bar). Sometimes internet pages loaded as slowly as they did on dial-up.

Today I was struggling to listen to a radio station in Dallas over the internet and it kept buffering and cutting out, so I fired up my laptop and there was absolutely no problem streaming it at all. The problem had to be with my G-5.

I got out the owners manual and discovered that the metal box the G-5 is encased in pretty much blocks out a wireless signal and you have to plug a little external antenna (which is included) into the back of it to receive the signal.

I went into the attic, found the box the computer came in, opened it, and much to my surprise, found the little antenna. I plugged it in and all of a sudden I have FULL BARS and a great internet connection! HooHOO!

The Comments

Doug Jones

NO!!! Don’t tell me you read the manual! Dennis, I am SO disappointed in you! So… are you now zipping around the internets?

Dennis Jones

…it’s making my head spin…

Don Jones

Now you’ve done it. What exactly is in your FULL BARS? Hopefully you are only stocking Dr. Peppers and Mtn. Dew.

NFL Films Presents

November 24, 2008

WeaselFootball

It’s Thanksgiving week and that means a whole lot of food, fun and football… so to get things kicked off right, here’s a YouTube video tribute to the legendary Sheboygan Wild Weasels.

You can see the video here.

The Comments

Don Jones

The painting… the music…. brilliant! I am pumped for Thanksgiving and I don’t know why.

Dennis Jones

…you don’t know why?? …here’s two words for you… WEASELS FOOTBALL!

Doug Jones

awesomeness dittos… a little tech question: do you do the darks with a brush on multiply? you don’t use the burn and dodge tools do you?

Dennis Jones

…I don’t do the multiply because it seems to add too much saturation… no burn, no dodge… I paint everything with the brush in normal mode…

Doug Jones

hmmm… we need a little Christmas time Cintiq workshop

Dennis Jones

…hey, my offer still stands… you get a Cintiq and I’ll drive down to Nashville and show you everything I know about it…. shouldn’t take more that 6 or 7 minutes…

Bernard

Fantastic! You even had the music stop on time too! Are you back to work this week ( new pic/video ) or do we have to have Thanksgiving leftovers here at Bros. Jones?

Dennis Jones

…ha! …ok, Bernard… something new…

Bernard

C’Mon Man ( Keyshawn )…you know if you give us an inch we will want a yard! Now, you’ve got us all the way up to painting videos…Jones seminars cannot be too far off.