Thinkin’ OutsideA The Box

September 15, 2005

BoxedDoug

I hereby proclaim this Old Picture Week on my page, and here is a classic.

Brother Doug cuts loose with a little Plein Air Robotting… or Astronautting… or something….

who knows…

The Comments

Don Jones

Spinach box… mmm … Popeye’s arch rival.

Doug Jones

Popeye is the reason I learned to eat spinach. I also liked Superman. At some point I got a Superman T-shirt (probably from sending in box tops from cereal) When it came, I put it on and jumped off the back porch…. I didn’t fly! I am STILL disappointed!

Casey Harpe

The sandals…excuse me, robot boots, certainly complete this ensemble. Every good robot knows that.

Dennis Jones

…technically, I believe this is not JUST a robot… but one of those hi-tech Spinach-bots… and, yes Casey, most Spinach-bots in that day wore the strapped robot boot seen in this picture…

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Captain, My Captain

April 30, 2007

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…manipulating shapes…

CpnAmerca

…homage to the Captain…

CpnAmercaBak

…wondering what happened to Tennille…

The other day I started thinking that there must be something more I could do with an old sock than just sew buttons on it, so I started experimenting with manipulating shapes. Several episodes of 24, Lost and Amazing Race later, presto… a tribute to the late Captain America.

The Comments

Don Jones

Fantastico! From the looks of the 3 sock manipulation images… this is a pretty large piece.

Dennis Jones

…two feet tall if he stands on his tippy toes…

Keegan Jones

Wow, that is AMAZING!

Nick Jones Everybody

A new personal best I would say…

JEFF

Superman could be crippled by Kryptonite,, Your Cpt. America can be brought to his knobby little knees by……a moth?? Spray the little guy with black flag so he can become a family keepsake.. Nice Work!!

N.H.

Kool! Is he wearing braces?

Pete Jones

reallllllll nice

Doug Jones

way cool! You know you have really done something special when family members actually post a comment about it. you are the sock master!

Doug Jones

did you find these socks at Wally World? Surely you don’t have red, white and blue socks laying around

Roballoo

This is great! I want to learn sockmonkey making now (I did before but even more sew now 🙂

Dennis Jones

…I hate to make myself sound any more pathetic than I already do, but in answer to the, “where do you get the socks” question… Salvation Army and the Goodwill Center…

Doug Jones

how pathetic can you get?…

Dennis Jones7

…sigh…

Don Jones

Den, you say this is a tribute to the good Captain.. does that mean he has “gone on to his reward?” I didn’t hear of his passing.

Dennis Jones

…well, I think we will need to call in our resident expert on this for an official answer to your question, Don… (the bat signal is now shining into the night sky calling out to our brother-in-law Craig for a ruling on this) …I think they killed him off in the comic book, but I’m not sure…

Doug Jones

did he eat some of that bad dog food from China?

Dennis Jones

…I think it was something like that… the Captain was complaining about having to sing that “Love Will Keep Us Together” song with Tennille again and I think she might have slipped a little of that tainted dog food into his Chex Mix…

…where’s Craig, anyway? …he’s usually pretty prompt to answer the bat signal… we are really needing some answers here…

Doug Jones

he’s resting his eyes….

Don Jones

I will attempt to contact him on the “Schutt phone”.

craig schutt

Sorry it took so long to answer the “Schutt phone.” My body is trying to recooperate from a two-week marathon coloring spree (had to finish the last three issues of “Welcome to Holsom” in record time).

Anyway, yes Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is indeed dead. As dead as a super-hero can be—certainly more dead than Superman was back in ‘92. In other words, there’s a rotting corpse and they’ve shown it to us. Of course, there’s also this reality-altering contraption called the Cosmic Cube that could conceivably bring Mr. Rogers back…but I digress.

He was shot on the court house steps by his ex-girlfriend and Shield agent Sharon Carter, who was being mind controlled by Cap’s old arch-enemy, The Red Skull. Cap was under arrest for leading an insurrection against a US government plan to force all super-heroes to register as government-sanctioned agents.

In spite of the obvious convolution, Cap’s death was the best written demise in comics-ever. I mourn his passing, but also realize that much like last night’s chili dog-he will be back.

Dennis Jones

…you mean to tell me he started fighting Nazi’s in the 40’s, then fought crime for another 50 years and then gets shot by his girlfriend? …you would think he might have seen that one coming… I say fire up that Cosmic Cube and bring back Mr. Rogers Neighborhood… that was a cutting edge show…

craig schutt

Come to think of it…we never saw Mr. Roger’s corpse. Maybe he’s not really dead…

Doug Jones

I have a time machine I got from Napoleon Dynamite that I’ll let you use. You can go back in time and warn Cappy to duck…

Dennis Jones

…no thanks… I’m still not the same from the last time I borrowed it…

Don Jones

So, let’s see how this figures out… Sharon Carter is to Steve Rogers as Chloe Page is to Morris O’Brien. Jack Bauer is also under arrest by the US government so I wouldn’t put it past him to cap Morris. This all ties together… some how.

craig schutt

Where’s Chuck Norris when you need him?

Doug Jones

he is resting his eyes…

Doug Jones

it’s a BrotherJones trend that is sweeping the nation!

Dennis Jones

…I’m making Chuck Norris out of a sock next!

Don Jones

I’m off to Orlando for the Spidey movie debut. Not really.

craig schutt

Lord willing and the creek don’t rise (it’s rained for the past three days), Marsha and I are going to see Spider-Man 3 tomorrow afternoon. Woo-hoo!

Dennis Jones

…you guys might want to check with Chuck Norris before you go and make sure it’s alright with him… you wouldn’t want to get him mad at you for some reason…

Dennis Jones

..yep, that Chuck Norris is quite a guy… he was originally cast as the main character in the hit tv show 24, but was replaced by the producers when he managed to kill every terrorist and save the day in 12 minutes and 37 seconds…

Roballoo

I used to say, “Only Bucky dies forever.” But I guewss they even brought him back. Sigh.

Jeff

Leave Chuck alone….He’s busy keeping Texas safe from really bad actors!

Nick Jones Everybody

Chuck Norris doesn’t sleep… He waits…

Chuck Norris counted to infinity. Twice.

Chuck Norris doesn’t believe in Germany.

Keegan Jones

Yeah, I saw Spiderman 3 this weekend. Great movie. Kirsten Dunst has my phone. Why did nobody tell me it was a chick phone???

craig schutt

The only hurdle Spidey 3 couldn’t jump this weekend was high expectations for a movie that could have been better than Spidey 2. Could have been, but wasn’t/isn’t. I didn’t think this third film was nearly as good, story-wise, as the second. But so what? It was still wall-to-wall wallcrawling fun and well worth the price of admission! And I like your phone, Keegan…

Dennis Jones

…oh, by the way Keegan… you’ve got a girlie phone… just thought I’d tell ya…

Super Duper Man

March 5, 2008

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Yesterday was Super Duper Tuesday… so today is going to be Super Duper Man day… all a part of a super duper week, I suppose…

The Comments

Doug Jones

so are you happy that you can make bright blues and reds now?

Otto Meza

Yes… how you do thats

Jason Bourne

Nice shading. We need the rest of the Justice League also…

Dennis Jones

…I am happy that I can make really bright colors now… I love painting with the ole sticks, hair n mud, but I could never achieve the brilliant intensity of color with traditional media that I can with a computer… now it’s a matter of trying to keep it all under control… which is not always easy…

Roballoo

It’s been great to see your progress in the realm of digital media! You’ve come a long way, and your confidence shows. You’ve definitely captured the bright comic book colors of ol’ Supes here. He really stands out form the city-gray background. Is it my imagination or does he needs a shave?

Roballoo

Weird – not sure how I did they smaller, indented type effect above.

Don Jones

Stayed mentally prepared Denny Gene, ‘cause when these bright, colorful digital images get converted to the old, limited CMYK color spectrum for printing… well, let’s just say they’ll never look the same.

WeaselBoy

…hey, good to see you hangin’ your shingle out on this page today, Don…

the Phlegminator

nothing beats an ibuprofren & Aleve cocktail.

Doug Jones

Was in a bookstore today looking at the Art of Bee Movie. As I was looking at lots of cool character sketches I started noticing the medium used on them. There was a variety of looks to them, but just about every one was listed as “pencil and photoshop” … so you are in good company…

craig schutt

It’s super, man. I second the request for more Justice Leaguers…

Blue Hair

March 26, 2008

BlueHair

If you want your character to have black hair you are supposed to use the color blue to achieve that. I’m not sure, but I think all I achieved was giving this lady a head full of blue hair…

The Comments

Terry Elliott

And by giving her blue hair you’ve made her 80 years old. This is getting confusing.

Jason Bourne

She looks like Cher. Very cool.

Doug Jones

wasn’t she eliminated from American Idol last week?

Don Jones

That’s a reverse frost. I’d recognize that hair treatment anywhere. This “blue” hair is similar to the “blue lighting” technique employed in video. When you’re shooting a night scene add blue lights. Perhaps we can get some expert insight from TheRealNickJonesEverybody.

Dennis Jones

…Superman has blue hair… if it’s good enough for Superman it’s… well… hmm …hey, you’re not gonna catch me criticizing that cat… he’s big…

My Garage Door

September 22, 2008

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Malcom, (the “chaos theory” guy) from the Jurassic Park movie said, ”…life will find a way”. That seems to be the situation taking place in front of my garage door right now.

The Comments

Dan Lietha

MAN! I’ve been trying for years to get a flower to grow in front of my garage and it just never takes. What is your secret? Any special plant food? What kind of flower is it? What direction does your garage face? Do you limit opening your garage door? And do you credit your Cintiq in your success in growing this flower in any way? 🙂

Don Jones

You must be using the new and improved Concrete Miracle Grow. I say, get on the Craftsman mower and show that rebel type flowery sort who’s boss.

Jason Bourne

That is quite amazing! Who knew concrete would work so well?

Dennis Jones

…Dan, all I can say is, flowers didn’t grow in the concrete at my house BEFORE I got a Cintiq… so… you can do the math for yourself… seems pretty obvious to me…

…Don, no need to show the flower who’s boss… Karen apparently did not think this was quite as unique as I did because all traces of the flower are now gone… glad I snapped a picture of it before it was too late! …flower killer!

Doug Jones

interesting… not long ago I was watching Batman Begins on TV. At one point Alfred is talking to Bruce and says… “Took quite a fall, didn’t we, Master Bruce? And why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” I thought hey… that’s good! I gotta remember that. I find it interesting that the deep philosophical insights that the Brothers Jones have come from Dinosaur movies and Batman…

Roballoo!

Who would win in a fight: Batman or Dinosaurs?

Don Jones

Maybe Karen has it pressed flat as a memento inside some photo book. Maybe not…

Jason Bourne

Bats would win. He would just use his “Bat-Dino Repelant”.

Ray J. Johnson

Did you paint that arrow on your garage door for this photo? Nice clean tape job.

Dennis Jones

…yes, yes I did… and my wife wasn’t so happy about that, either…

Roballoo!

maybe if the arrow matched the house color more she would go for it. I would try that.

Jason Bourne

Do I see the Knight Rider mower? Does it talk and everything? LOL.

Don Jones

You can’t tug on Superman’s cape… You can’t spit in the wind… You can’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger… And you don’t mess around with Den.

Doug Jones

I think that flower has lived longer on this page than it did in real life!

Don Jones

Dennis must be blogstipated.

Zaz

I see everyone has a lot of time on there hands…OK boys, Time to grab the round up and move on. Dennis, paint your garage door and make Karen happy again, and lets get back to the wonderful world of Jones Brothers Art…we miss you man!

Dennis Jones

…man. I am just swamped with work right now… if I get a break, I’ll dig around and try to find something new to put up here…

Zaz

Not to worry, it’s a good thing to be busy it means you’re needed…No pressure Dennis and remember, the big guy only give us so much that we can handle. God Bless dude, and have a make it a great weekend.