Melon Head

July 7, 2009

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One night we were having a “cultural exchange” with the Malaysian people, so I decided to share a little Brother Jones culture by carving up one of the watermelons.

The Comments

Don Jones

I would’ve liked to have seen a big, bad butcher knife protruding out of the top of this old happy melon. Not sure what that would communicate to our Malaysian friends…

Doug Jones

so… you introduced our Malaysian friends to dremeling watermelons. Cool.

Jeff

At some point in the dinner, you had to split his noggin open and everybody share in eating the contents.. Not sure you will be on the Re-Invite list..Kinda cool looking though.. If Koolaide comes out with water mellon flavor you already have a spokesperson.

Dennis Jones

…yes, it was indeed sad (and a bit disturbing) when it came time to eat melon head…

Don Jones

The fine craftsmanship of your melon head in turn makes the fruit brain food.

Doug Jones

look…. actual comments happening on all pages!  a miracle!

Dennis Jones

…it’s a Festivus Day MIRACLE!

Don Jones

I can hardly believe it myself. We either must be underemployed or desperate for entertainment… OR BOTH!

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Last Call For Pac Rim

July 9, 2009

Penang1

…monkeys and two interesting signs…

Penang2

…yep, that’s me… Mr. Dennis Spencer…

Ok, one last look at Malaysia, then I’ll start posting artwork again. I spoke at a university while there, but as you can see from the welcome sign, they got my name wrong. Rodney Dangerfield has NOTHIN’ on me. Of course, it was a pretty crummy speech, so I’m kinda glad my name wasn’t on it. The bumper sticker on the back of the van (What On Earth Am I Here For?) sounds like something you hear on a regular basis in the halls of the Brother Jones corporate office complex.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Oh Flitter! There are so many rules to follow in foreign lands, Mr. Spencer! I am glad I am here in the U.S. of Americas where I can wash my feets in the toilet anytime I want.

Zaz

and Urinate in bathrooms too.

Dennis Jones

…this is the land of the free and home of the brave enough to visit gas station bathrooms…

Don Jones

Did you have three points in that speech, Mr Spencer? Did you have any time to spend with that other woman? Mrs…Mrs JOOOONnnes… Mrs Jones, Mrs. Jones… Mrs…JJJJOOOONNNNES….

Doug Jones

I’m thinking those monkeys are like supercharged squirrels on steroids. Instead of just skampering over my roof and stealing my bird food, they would be getting into my car and taking joy rides, right?

Dennis Jones

…as we were walking around in the jungle the trees would just start boiling with monkey activity… we would run to that area to get a close up look, but the locals would kinda back slowly away from it… when you’re running toward monkeys and the locals are carefully backing away from monkeys, you know you are probably doing something wrong…

Jeff

The monkeys do come armed with some impressive teeth. Pretty sure they could put a dent or 2 in Mr. Spencers skin.

Don Jones

Did you pack any minkey repellent?

Jefe’

July 13, 2009

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…so I whipped up a quick sketch of a guy I was in Malaysia with who sports one tremendous mullet and I told him maybe I would slop a little color on it and post it up on the internet for the world to see… so I did…

The Comments

Don Jones

Jefe looks like he could be the poster child for the typical Brother Jones fan. I think the three brothers should grow mullets…

Doug Jones

we might need some help with the top part of that hairstyle…

Dennis Jones

…simple …we use coon-skin hats to supplement the top part, and work the tail into the back part of the mullet…

Don Jones

I believe ours would be considered, SKULLETS.

Doug Jones

I think I am going to start spelling my name this way: Doug’ Hmmm… it doesn’t look as cool as Jefe’

Dennis Jones

…Doug’ = DUG-AYE

Indiana Bigfoot

July 15, 2009

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…so I was watching MonsterQuest on the History Channel this weekend and apparently, everyone in Indiana has seen a bigfoot except for me… of course, several of those people couldn’t pass their lie detector tests, but I see that more as their rich Hoosier cultural heritage coming to play rather than flat out lying.

Anyway, I was looking through some pictures I shot last winter and ran across this one. That’s right, it’s a bigfoot… in the trees behind my house… doing the cha-cha…

The Comments

Doug Jones

well SOMEthing knocked over my garbage can a few days ago and ate some tasty scraps. Wonder if this thing has a bus ticket to Nashville in his pocket…

Don Jones

This particular bigfoot is a far cry from some sort of scary, backwoods monster. This lovable beast deserves extra table scraps and any leftover Starbucks from the old coffee pot.

Dennis Jones

…yes, well, Indiana bigfoots march to a different drummer…

Jeff

You know his hands are in perfect position for a couple of Marrachas
or however its spelled. The little gourd shaker things.

My New Cintiq Glove

July 17, 2009

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My wife came home from a flea market the other day with a bag of nylon lint-free inspection gloves, and they are great for the Cintiq. I had been using cotton photo gloves, but they seemed to quickly stretch out of shape. As you can see from the Sharpie customization job, I am now digitally painting with a much more aggressive attitude.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Great to see that Cintiq in action, there. And isn’t that image on the glove the same as the tattoo you have on your neck?

Dennis Jones

…why yes, thanks for noticing…

Terry Elliott

Eat your heart out Michael Jackson. Oh wait….

Dennis Jones

…I do occasionally hop out of my drawing chair and do a spontaneous moonwalk… then I sit down and get back to work…

Jeff

Just don’t hire a personal physician and you will be O.K.

Doug Jones

What kind of stogie are you smokin’ there, Den?

Dennis Jones

…Jeff, the last time I saw a physician was when my shoulder was all locked up and you sent me to see a Dallas Cowboys physician friend of yours and he gave me a free shot of something that almost immediately unlocked my shoulder…that’s not the same guy Michael was using, is it?

Tim Shirey

Since I work in the “attic” of our office, it gets quite warm and I use the cheap white gloves (all fingers cut out except for the pinky) with my Wacom Cintiq. I buy packs real cheap from Photo stores that sell dark room supplies. And….yes… I would get the Michael Jackson comments from people coming past my door. 😉

Dennis Jones

…Swiss, eh? …10 or 15 years ago our family spent a week or so somewhere in Switzerland and I can’t remember where… it was by some big body of water, we got on a boat and went over to some sort of woodworkers village (Berne, maybe?) …our kids went to some camp up in the mountains (Interlochen?) …all I can remember is everything looked like it was straight off a post card… a beautiful looking place…

Don Jones

I bet that would also make a nice hay haulin’ glove… and/or golf glove.

Dennis Jones

…it would make a perfect golf club for me because about the only thing I’ve got going for me in golf is my intimidating demeanor… and a wicked cross-check…

2009 Video Sketchbook

July 20, 2009

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The Brothers Jones got together in Mountain Grove over the 4th of July and while there, Doug was looking through my sketchbook and said, “you should put a video of this up on the internets for the peoples to see” and not being one to disregard my older brother’s advise… here it is.

As an experiment I loaded the video into my comment section below, and also onto YouTube, Blogger, and Vimeo to compare and contrast the quality. I think the best view is here on Vimeo.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

david

I loved the video, I would love to see some of those spreads in higher res to appreciate them more.

The Norm

Have you thought about putting a book together of all your sketches to sell? I’m more interested in how you came up with the ideas…

Jeff

I’m calling in a sighting of Indiana Bigfoot, Elvis and a Rooster that had WAY TOO MUCH STARBUCKS.

Don Jones

Good stuff… the production quality and editing worked really nice Clark.

Doug Jones

mega dittos… I like how you wrote backwards on some pages like Leonardo…

Dennis Jones

…Don, I was about to throw the new 2009 i-Movie out the window and reinstall the super easy to use ‘06 model, but this weekend I finally got the thing semi-figured out…

…Doug, I was going to put up single pages but the format was too wide, so I created two page spreads, but had to flip half of them to keep the spine in the center…

…Jeff, you have a good eye… you did see an Indiana Bigfoot in there, and most of the other pictures that eventually end up on this page…..David and Norm…thanks for the ideas… perhaps those things will show up here someday…

Joel Haase

You really should get a sketchbook printed up for us fans… You have some phenomenal work. You should contact Alberto Ruiz over at Brandstudio. He is a great guy, is beyond passionate toward art, and would be eager to help you out. Something to think about!!!!!

Dennis Jones

…thanks Joel… I saw Alberto’s digital work in a DRAWN magazine years ago and it was one of the things that inspired me to move on into the digital art world… he has really put together a great library of art books…

sidney meireles

Lindos trabalhos. Sou seu f.

Dennis Jones

…agradecimentos a voc, Sidney…

Jeff

I had no idea you were Bilateral..Kung Pow Man…

Dennis Jones

…I have no idea what I said up there… hope I didn’t accidentally insult someone’s mother……

Jeff

I think you were telling some dude named Sidney how to make a Mentos bomb with diet Coke..

Dennis Jones

…those are quite refreshing after a little spicy kung pow…

Doug Jones

I will be posting my sketchbook, but so far I only have 2 pictures colored. Can I borrow your orange crayon?

Jeff

My sketchbook is posted all around the nation on the side of freight trains. “spray paint” is getting expensive.

Dennis Jones

…I believe I saw some of your work roll by just the other day…

Sketchbook Warrior

July 27, 2009

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If you’ve been paying close attention, you have probably noticed that most of the art that ends up here is straight out of my sketchbook. I had a bit of free time this weekend, so here’s another one from it.

The Comments

Doug Jones

I have many LARGE zucchinis that he could use that sword on…

Dennis Jones

…Karen has been gone for a week and just arrived home and has informed me that the 3 foot, 25 pound zucchinis I grew in her garden are too big… Wha??

Doug Jones

it’s “Grow your own ball bats!”

Dennis Jones

…the yellow squash I grew are apparently too big also… I would sure like to see some pictures of the Doug Jones Memorial Carpeted Gardens…

Jeff

Delaware does a “Punkin Chunkin” every fall where the teams hurl pumpkins up to 1 mile. But I’m afraid you are sunk on this one… Nothing cleaver rhimes with Zucchini…

Don Jones

Too big-o-zucchini, you weinee. That rhymes and makes a gardening statement as well.

Dennis Jones

Doug Jones

So did you ever think you would post a warrior and then have to talk about zucchinis?

Doug Jones

You can see the carpeted garden on Facebook…. Erin posted a video of it this morning.

Dennis Jones

…I relish the opportunity to talk zucchini’s…

Don Jones

Is there such a thing as zucchini gravy?

Evan Bonifacio

Great work on your blog guys! (not to mention hilarious commentary 🙂

Doug Jones

Evan is obviously a discriminating and highly intelligent fellow… just like the other 12 folks that visit our site…

Dennis Jones

…if people only knew that every time they post a comment here they are receiving valuable Brother Jones Bonus Points that can be redeemed in our podcast center, they probably would be a little more excited about participating on a more regular basis…

Doug Jones

… and that new Prius for one lucky visitor…

Nick Jones Everybody

BILLY MAYS HERE FOR THE ZUCCHINI CHOPPING KNIGHT GUY. HE SLICES HE DICES HE REPELS THE HOARDE.

Send this to me as wallpaper. Seriously I want it.

Don Jones

Nick, Could I interest you in a satanic Uncle Doug wallpaper?

Dennis Jones

…if you visit Doug’s page, come back over here afterward so Don and I can perform an exorcism on you

Doug Jones

Exorcism turned me into a cute little bunny!

Dennis Jones

…Doug’s Most Excellent Adventure!

Don Jones

What are your symptoms here, Douger? Head turning 360s? Green puke? Ingesting tubes of old acrylic paint?

Doug Jones

I (heart) carrots…

Don Jones

I say a sure fire home remedy here for what satanically ails you is to light up one of those mongo zucchinis for a good smoke.

Jeff

I don’t think there has ever been a case of someone under the age of 20 That has ever eaten a Zucchini. At least without a bet involved.

Dennis Jones

…a zucchini fan in their 20’s is a rarity… of course, zucchini fans in general are a rarity… GO ZUCCHINI!

Jeff

They kinda look like a diseased sea cucumber.. I’m not eatin one.

Dennis Jones

…Karen drops half a brick of Velveeta and a couple of cans of Rotel into her zucchini and it’s really good… of course, if you added Velveeta and Rotel to an old shoe it would probably taste pretty good, too…

Don Jones

I always enjoy a well seasoned pair of Florsheims and a can of Rotel.