Official Draft Day Report Card

May 1, 2006

BenRothlesburger

…2004 Draft Day Bust Ben Roethlisberger…

Every year I enjoy listening to the “experts” predict what players will be drafted by different NFL teams. It’s fun on draft day to listen to these same “experts” analyze why the NFL teams took different players than the ones they said they would.

What I find most interesting is seeing the “experts” post report cards afterwards on how the draft went. They give each team a letter grade on how well they drafted. I suppose this letter grade is contingent on how closely the team picked in relation to the “experts” predictions for them.

Well, not to be outdone, I now give you the Official Brother Jones Report Card grade… B- …maybe a C+…

..I base this grade on absolutely nothing…

…just like the “experts”.

The Comments

Don Jones

The NFL excitement was in the air on Saturday. I tuned in to my five local antennae stations but no DRAFT DAY coverage. I give the K.C. Chiefs a solid B for going out and rounding up some DE by the name of Tamba Hali. I like the name and believe this boy can play.

Dennis Jones

I’ll have to give Tamba Hali a B+ for being drafted… but I am afraid I will have to give him a D- for having a hard name for me to pronounce…

I also give Dons comment a C+…

…and Doug a D- just for fun…

Don Jones

Doug’s D- is for desertion. He’s been a no-show since last Friday. I give you an “R” for this awesome Rothslithburger drawing.

Dennis Jones

…well …sorry to say, Don, I have to give you a D- for not being able to spell Roethlisberger… but I give Roethlisberger an F for having an impossible name to spell…

Doug Jones

D- Doug reporting in…. The Teen Titans and all of Nashville seem to be THRILLED with their new draft pick, Vince Young. Word on the street is McNair is trying to get a deal with the Ravens… it’s a weird world…

Doug Jones

I’m boycotting BrotherJones today to support my fellow Hickspanics.

Dennis Jones

…oh, I see… you walked off the Brother Jones job site today… I’m afraid I’m going to have to change your grade from a D- to an F for that… sorry…

Doug Jones

F? …. F? …. that’s Fantastic!

Don Jones

I was thinking Vince Young used to be in Pure Prairie League and married Amy Grant a few years back. Now he’s been drafted!!??? I give him a grade of V for versatile. Had dinner with Michael Card last night… O.K. I was just in the back of the room and saw him at a distance. I did get a door prize of his new C.D.

Roballoo

The stunned look on the player’s face looks like he was hit in the helmet with a football.

Roballoo

Michael Card ~ He’s a talented little chap. Recently, I wrote some new words to his song “So little time…” Whole lotta food. So little time. It’s a church potluck, and there’s a long line.

Don Jones

I’m sure if Michael heard this rendition he would incorporate it in his concerts I give this comment a strong B+…

Dennis Jones

…I think that lyric would have worked much better if it were switched around…

It’s a church potluck, and there’s a long line…
Whole lotta food, so little time…

…so I am going to have to grade him down a bit for that… B-

Don Jones

Second verse… I know it’s wrong, and certainly a sin- But Uncle Roy’s up front, So I’m cuttin’ in.

Roballoo

Good one. maybe Mr. card will hire us to work on his next album!

bernardfromtheyard

Hey guys, What a cool site… I give myself a D- for not being named Jones but I love football almost as much as Dennis’ art! How much to buy a Big Ben Parody design for our T-Shirt store?

Doug Jones

Darn!!! what’s going on with LOST? I am still in shock over last nights episode!

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Quick Digital Painting

September 20, 2006

PainterTestVince

…another 30 minute color sketch…

I try to quit work around five o’clock each day. My wife usually gets home from school a half hour or so later. I have started doing digital sketches in that time period. When Karen gets home, my picture is done. These little digital paintings are quick, loose, and actually seem to help me think in different ways when I go back to traditional painting.

The Comments

Don Jones

That is looking awesome. Who is that guy anywho?

Dennis Jones

…last year at the Mazda dealership I sketched this out of a Sports Illustrated that was in the waiting room I was waiting in as I was waiting for my oil to be changed…

…oh… so this is supposed to be Vince Young as a Texas Longhorn…

Don Jones

Did you get yourself a WACOM tablet?

Dennis Jones

…nope …I’m doing this with a mouse …but I’m hoping to get a tablet somewhere down the road…

Mark Behm

wince a mouse?! Even if you grab one of those $99 4×5 wacoms. Nobody likes painting with a bar of soap! Still, it’s looking good!

Dennis Jones

…that’s the main reason these are so loose… without the sensitivity of a tablet you are reduced to just pounding strokes onto the canvas…

Dan Lietha

Dennis, It kills me you did that sketch with a mouse! I look forward to the day when you get a Wacom pad. Anyway, the latest issue of Airbrush Action Magazine (Superman cover) has a very interesting feature article on Mark Fredrickson’s conversion from real airbrush to digital. If you can get a hold of it, it’s a good read. He works a bit differently than you do, but he sites his reasons for going digital and says he’s never going back. FYI

Dennis Jones

…I think everyone is pretty much working differently than me because I have no idea what I am doing digitally…

…thanks for the heads up on the Fredrickson article… I will check that out pronto…

Roballoo!

WITH A MOUSE?! Wowsers! That’s amazing. It does have a nice loose quality about it. I think what helps is you aren’t feeling any pressure to produce a finished quality level of work – just sketches. Keep it up. Looking forward to seeing more. I will have to check out that article too.

Doug Jones

Maybe Santa will bring you a Wacom for Christmas. It’s only 3 months away…

Cedric Hohnstadt

A mouse?!? Amazing! Especially the detail in the ear. I like the idea of finishing the day with a loose personal sketch. Do you also do warm-up sketches to start your day?

Dennis Jones

…if I started my day playing I don’t think I would have the discipline to stop and start doing my real work… so my morning warm up is coffee… black…

Doug Jones

I really like the chalk texture… so are you scanning your pencil sketch, then putting transparent color over it?

Don Jones

Dennis, I’ve seen others raise money for good causes on websites. I suggest you begin collecting contributions for a much needed Wacom Tablet. I will kick it off with a 5 dollar bill…

Dan Lietha

Here’s the site of a GREAT caricature artist that has made the jump to digital. See his step by step example at the bottom of his homepage. http://www.opdebeeck.com/ May Santa grant you “good boy” status and free you from the mouse with a nice Wacom tablet. 🙂

Dennis Jones

…can ya get one a them Waco Tablets at Walmarts? …’cause we have a new one a them in town…

Dan Lietha

I’m sorry Dennis. I should have said, “here’s the site of ANOTHER great caricature artist. And I believe they only sell Waco tablets in Texas.

Eomer

February 1, 2007

Eomer

…riding his trusty Indianapolis Colt…

In a little known sub-story from the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Eomer of Rohan gallops into battle on his trusty Indianapolis Colt to combat the dreaded Bearmen of Chicagohan.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Where is Elmer’s plaid hat?

Don Jones

Den, I’m thinking this is your Super Bowl prediction. Colts over Bears in a RUNAWAY!!! Pass the Guachamoldie!!

Mark Behm

Hah ha! Great armor.

Dennis Jones

…as it is with all good tales, our hero’s fate was in question throughout most of the story… but with the help of his trustworthy Indianapolis Colt, Rohan galloped on to victory …29 to 17…

Don Jones

Dennis, you need to pack up and move it back to MO and fast. The Chiefs are down but not completely OUT. Your Super Bo-Mo-Jo is just what Coach Herm is needing!

Doug Jones

Yeah… move outta that frozen waste land… OR.. move to Wisconsin and give Farve a little help next year

Dennis Jones

…I bought a brand new bag of hi-priced “On The Border” chips and “On The Border” salsa to munch on during the Super Bowl, got engaged in the drama that was unfolding before me on the tv set and forgot to eat them… rats… the game could have been SO much better if I had just remembered them…

Doug Jones

Those chips and salsa are HORRID! (a little Simon Cowell lingo, there) Why don’t you FedEx them to me and I will dispose of them for you.

Dennis Jones

…I think I will just hang onto them so I will have chips n salsa ready next year as I am watching the Colts win the Super Bowl again…

Doug Jones

that ship has sailed… next year it’ll be Vince Young getting a free Escalade…

Doug Jones

I was just wondering… does this guy strap on a couple of diapers so he doesn’t have to make stops on his journey?

Dennis Jones

…I don’t know about him, but I’m trying it on my next journey to Mtn. Grove… if it’s good enough for Nasa astronauts, it’s good enough for me…

Doug Jones

I bet this makes the postal workers happy. Now instead of going “postal” you can say someone is going “Astro”

Dennis Jones

…or as Astro from the Jetson’s would say… Rastro!

Don Jones

I can’t seem to be able to comment on the recent Sock Monkey Wood Retrieval page. Must be from all that snow you received up there around the Lakes.