Steampunked Shark

July 31, 2008

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After being called out yesterday for my somewhat questionable commitment to Brother Jones Shark Week, I thought I better grab the magic tablet and whip out a new shark for my page.

I wanted it to be really good so I put a lot of time and thought into it… ok, I put no time or thought into it. I drew a shark and it was kinda boring. What could it be doing? Maybe eating people? That’s probably not a good idea. Maybe a pair of glasses on his beady little eyes. Maybe goggles would be better. What could I have him doing?

I then remember this is for Brother Jones and the two minutes I have already spent on this have been two minutes too long. I scan my sketch into the computer and start slopping color on it. Then Karen brings a slice of fresh, hot chocolate pound cake and a glass of milk to my studio and I take a break to eat that.

All in all, I spend more time eating the chocolate cake than I do on the shark picture, but this does not mean I am anything less than 110% committed to Brother Jones Shark Week. In fact, I’ve included process shots and typed a whole bunch on this page in order to indicate my total commitment…

…viva la shark week, I say…

The Comments

Doug Jones

WOO HOO! Now we’re talkin! a Steampunk shark dashed out in mere minutes with NO thought involved… and THEN some lengthy copy that goes NOwhere! THIS is what BrotherJones is all about! good jorb! Reminds me of the phrase I hear on CarTalk a lot… we could use the same motto.. BrotherJones… unencumbered by the thought process….

Don Jones

Yes, I second that no brainer blog from Den and would like to get a piece of the chocolate pound cake… please.

Dennis Jones

…thank you, thank you… I will email that slice of cake, Don…

James

Hey Dennis if I send a self address stamped envelope could I also have Karens special  Jones-o-late pound cake that way I could learn to draw like you, Pleeeeasse.  The shark looks great dude even if you spent more time eating than drawing. You have a way with that magic tablet  OH GREAT ONE.

Dennis Jones

…James, don’t worry about all that self-addressed stamped envelope nonsense… I’ll just email you a slice when I send Don his…

Don Jones

What type of milk goes with this digital cake? 2%? WHoLe? Skim? Should I even say it?…. SOY?

Jason Bourne

Shark week! Nice… I say that 2% milk is best. I could use some chacolate now also.  Where is Willy Wonka?

James

Good man…. looks like Mr. Steampunked Shark had a few pieces of Karens famous chocolate pound cake as well, that bad boy looks pleasantly plump and his goggles were a great choice, it protects his eye from small flying pieces of this delicious cake when he ripped into it.

Bernard

Well, now as a former foot-in-the-mouth victim myself, I have to say: Are you really committed to bringing it ( eastside Shark jargon ) the rest of the week? And, unless I’m an AOL provider I only count 2 Shark pieces of art here and it’s already Thursday? Now, before you label me an ungrateful steampunk, punk, I just want you to know that it’s fine by me if you just stick a fork in whatever’s left of Karen’s Pound cake and post that up here for tomorrow. By the way how much of that pound cake have you eaten? Maybe you should just take a photo of yourself AFTER you eat the rest of it…you know for ___ week. You Three Jones Bros. need to get on Viddler! You would make millions.

Doug Jones

I always thought sharks preferred yellow tinted goggles… guess I was wrong… again…

Bernard

Doug, Just like an old Steampunk leathersmith…Dennis only has GREEN lens for all his goggle creations.

Dennis Jones

…I’m still trying to figure out who the Viddler is… didn’t Jim Carrey play him in one of the Batman movies?

Bernard

…I’m not takin’ the bait! Anyone that can go from reverse to 100 miles an hour using a digital pen ( not to mention your new Cintiq ) and whose family tree knocks out state-of-art blogs like this one has to know exactly what ‘Viddler” is. If I sound course/cranky here outside the Jones Bros. Digital window…I guess I am! I once used this site to consul my pitiful digital insecurities while reading your frustrations on going digital. Now, the transformation is complete. Dennis has truly graduated onto Tie-Cong-Pen and is now one of them…the Digital Dogs who can do steampunked sharks while eating poundcake and without thinking. Where’s that leave an old pencil dog like me, trying to draw to the right while I look left? Well, ? Whats-a-matter….does that freaky cat got your mouse? Whew, I gotta get some help here….I know, I’ll go over to Doug and Don’s blog and see if they care?

Dan Lietha

It’s safe to say the DISCOVERY CHANNEL doesn’t have sharks like this!

Don Jones

Man, this blog is seeing some heavy duty pontification. Makes my head spin or maybe it’s the pound cake?

Jason Bourne

Word up: Pontification It has been a long day in here.

Dennis Jones

…don’t forget to turn the lights off when you leave…

James

The great one has spoken…hit the door gang.

Roballoo

I think shark week has been a rousing success. I don’t think I’ve seen this much posting around here since some other day a while back.

Dennis Jones

…that’s because there’s nothing more exciting than talkin’ sharks ‘n seein’ sharks… especially if they’re in close proximity to you…

Don Jones

I am quite amazed with the quantity of posts from Doug and Dennis given the shark infested deadlines that they are battling. I am not amazed with the quality of posts from Doug and Dennis given their consumption of coffee, milk and chocolate pound cake.

Jason Bourne

When it all comes down… I suppose quality is better than quantity, unless you’re eating. LOL

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