November 4, 2008
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.
November 24, 2008
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.
December 8, 2008
This baseball picture is part of a spot illustration I did for the assignment I’ve been working on for the past month or so. I did a quick count this morning and I’m approach 200 spot illustrations for the project, and I’ve still got a whole bunch left to do.
You can see the YouTube Video here.
December 16, 2008
In school I was taught that as an artist, I should work an entire painting up at the same time… but I’m not an artist, I’m an illustrator, and I’m using a computer now and not the old squirrel hair, sticks and mud… so I paint the stuff in the back first and the stuff in the front last. It’s fast and simple. Here’s a small spot illustration I did that shows what I’m talking about.
January 7, 2009
I would like to see the NFL overtime rules revised just a bit. I say keep the sudden death in overtime deal, that’s all good… just add the first team to score 6 wins. Simple! This would keep a team from winning the coin toss, running three plays and kicking a field goal to win. It would not have changed the outcome of the Colts-Chargers game, but if you can’t keep the other team out of the end zone when all the marbles are on the line, you shouldn’t win anyway.
February 16, 2009
When we were growing up, it was always fun to go to our grandparent’s farm. Grandpa was a pretty creative guy and came up with all sorts of custom made things.
He took a square piece of plywood, cut a half circle out of one side, and Grandma would sit in her easy chair with the plywood resting on the arms of the chair and she would be in the center part that had been cut out. That was her work desk. I thought that was the coolest thing ever, because that plywood “desk” literally wrapped all the way around you.
The other day, my arm and shoulder was getting really sore from working long hours on the Cintiq and I realized I needed to support my elbow on something. I remembered Grandma’s desk, and twenty minutes later I had a hole cut out of my table top. It works great!
February 18, 2009
Here’s a couple of space guys… getting ready to go do something… probably something cosmic… out in space somewhere, I’m guessing…
July 17, 2009
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.