Dragon Sketch

February 6, 2008

MiscDragon

This was a quick color study I did last night. I put a bunch of miscellaneous color on this picture and then used the color picker to select the different hues and work them up from dark to light. In the process I got some interesting color variations on the dragon.

The Comments

Doug Jones

WOW… I almost followed that! You seem to have lots of time for fun stuff… we were busy dodging tornadios… yes, I said tornadios…

Dan Lietha

Thanks for sharing the many studies and sketches with your web audience. It’s my “coffee” each morning before I hit the drawing board. Is it possible to take it up a few notches (a triple espresso in this case) and record a video podcast that walks us through your sketches as they are produced. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
http://bluhmdigitalpodcast.blogspot.com/
Check out the last example given, which is the Tom Cruise caricature. Great stuff! Just think of the inspiration you could give your audience by letting them WATCH and LISTEN to you draw and paint. I’d even BUY a DVD of such a thing! So what do ya say, Dennis? Can you make a dream come true? 🙂

Jason Bourne

That is one cool dragon!  The eyes are “eye catching”.

Dennis Jones

…hey Dan… that Joe Bluhm is one fabulous artist… unfortunately, I’m not tech savvy enough to know how to make a video for the internet…

Dan Lietha

Let there be Tech-savvyness!

How – http://danidraws.com/2007/05/25/record-your-art/

What – http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

You have the Who, When, Where, and Why. 🙂

Dennis Jones

…hmmm… well, I sent an email to our web master, Keegan, and asked him if video was possible for Brother Jones… I’ll let ya know what I find out…

Doug Jones

Dan… thanks for that link to Joe’s podcast. His work is incredible! Ho chee mama! None of us are very tech-savvy. I only recenly discovered that I can video something with my digital camera and put it on YouTube. Den… if you can’t put video on this page you can always put a link to YouTube. ‘scuse me now, I have to go borrow some fire from the guy two caves down from me….

Dennis Jones

…YouTube??? HooCheeMAMAwhat’s that?

Doug Jones

Den… I think your Photoshop painting skills are coming along real good now…

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Back From Aferkah

July 1, 2008

GreenAnimal74

I saw some hippos in Africa… they looked like this… well, something like this… except they weren’t green… or furry… and I don’t think they had spots… but other than that, this is pretty much exactly what they looked like…

The Comments

Doug Jones

Hey… welcome back! This looks EXACTLY like a hippo to me. I saw one the other day in my backyard. Say… have you seen my glasses?

Dennis Jones

…I’m pretty sure I got the horns right…

Doug Jones

Will you be having a special slide show of your missionary trip to Aferka with a Love offering taken up at the end?

Jason Bourne

Hey welcome back to the USA. Nice, and nice background.

Cory Wasson

This doesn’t look like a dragon to me…. I saw the one you drew in february and was utterly disappointed. Completely Emasculated. I want fury and destruction, not malnourished and feeble. The Hippo was cool though. Well done sir.

Bernard

Dennis, Welcome back! I’ve been going crazy at work because you and your brothers are the only ones I know of that run active (respond) blogs! I was almost forced to start drawing myself with all th espare time I’ve had. Any misquito bites?

Don Jones

Glad you asked Bernard, Last night as I was painting my deck I was pretty much consumed by mosquitoes. Bites upon bites. Nothing that about a gallon of DEET wouldn’t fend off. My kidneys went into overdrive trying to filter the soaked in poison bug killer spray.

Dennis Jones

…Cory, the dragon is coming… I did, after all, enter into a binding legal contractual agreement to do one for you, so there is no way out for me… it will be later in July before it magically appears tho… glad you made it back ok… sounded like there was a bit of trouble with flights on the return trip…

Cory Wasson

It was incredibly miserable. Perhaps my agony on the trip could inspire u to draw a small feeble boy huddled in a ball of blankets on a plane shivering and downing a plethora of medicines. It was that bad. But i’m home now, and I’m almost eating food again, so its all good. The trip was wonderful though, even the last part couldn’t taint my memory of the time we had.

Roballoo

Are those candy canes sprouting from his head?

Ignited

August 4, 2008

Dino22

While in Africa, one of the guys asked me to draw a dragon. I couldn’t because it was so hot, every time I pulled my sketchbook out to draw the paper would become soaked with sweat. I told him I would draw a dragon when I got back to the states and post it on my website. So is this a dragon or just a dinosaur with flames shooting out of its nose? Good question. It’s all kinda the same thing to me…

The Comments

Jason Bourne

Rad! I think Dinos and dragons are not that different.  If an Iguana was 20 feet tall, it would practicaly be a dino…

Bernard

Awesome as usual…but maybe it’s a Senior Citizen Dragon? I think I seen a few of these hangin’ at Mickey D’s? Bummer on the Africa No Sketch zones.

Dan Lietha

Dragon/Dinosaurs WEEK on Brothers Jones! YES!

Don Jones

I just realized I had not checked in on this fantastic African Dragon with nasal flamage. What I like the best is the spotted skin texturization.

Marcelo from Brazil

in africa …dragon heart and jurassic park are in the same blockbuster shelve.