September 25, 2006


…experimenting with tight and loose focus…

I have always liked comic book super heroes. I suppose it is because the whole “super hero” concept is just so outrageous…

…”I feel called to fight crime, but I’m not going to join the police department… I’m going to put on this brightly colored, skin tight, plastic underwear and wander the streets until I run into trouble.”

I like that…

The Comments

Don Jones

Den, looks like you are getting that PAINTER program cranked up in high gear. Fantastico! What are the dimensions of this? Do you work in RGB mode? Curious painter minds wanna know.

Dennis Jones

…well, actually… I haven’t got Painter figured out quite yet… but I do have Photoshop figured out and that’s what I’m using on these… since these are just for fun and for this web site they are RGB mode… this was a picture from my sketchbook which was about 4 inches square, and was scanned in at 150 dpi…

Mark Behm

Sweet. It really does look like you are hitting a comfort level with digital stuff. This looks great. There’s a wild place you can go to when you have that undo key that’s harder to hit with good old mud and sticks. Even if you just use it as an exercise to loosen up I think it’s worth it. Now buy that tablet before your wrist starts to bleed.


That’s one mean lookin’ Wolverine! He can wear blue and yellow if he wants – I’M not going to argue with him! How about Adamantium wrists so you can keep using that ol’ mouse of yours.

Dennis Jones

…there was an interesting movie a few years back called “Mystery Men” that did a good job of lampooning the whole super hero thing… I think it flopped at the box office tho…

Don Jones

I still say “the TIC” is the ultimate in super heroes.

Dennis Jones

…yesterday at Wamart I saw season one of the Tic TV Show, grabbed it, held it in my hands for several minutes, then put it back on the shelf… sigh…

Don Jones

Obviously you’ve read some books on How to Handle Impulse Buying. If I knew where those books were located I’d go buy me a couple… right now.

Tom Bancroft

Hey Dennis, just found your blog thanks to Cedric H’s blog. Small cyber world, huh? I still charish the sketch you gave me of Capt. America when we met briefly in (where do you live again?) Indiana? This Wolverine is awesome too. I agree with everyone else, are you crazy? Buy a cheap Wacom tablet! You’ll love it! You’re making us all look bad creating this level of work with a mouse! Bah! Ha, by the way, I live by one of the other Jones, so I get to post here!

Dennis Jones

…Hi Tom, good to hear from you… a few weeks ago I got interested again in trying to figure the whole computer generated color thing out and I’ve been posting my efforts here every day or so… Mark has been giving me a little behind the scenes help along the way… if you have any insight for me don’t hesitate to share it… you working on anything interesting these days?

Logan Part Two

September 12, 2007


Last night I took another swipe at this little sketch. It looks a bit more finished now. Nothing really ever has to be totally finished when it’s digital and just sitting inside your computer.

The Comments

Doug Jones

OK now… what is going on in the background? How’d you do that? l like it.

Dennis Jones

…those are just some free brushes I found on the internet somewhere and you use them like a stamp…

Doug Jones

Dang… I just spent hours and hours trying to duplicate that…

Don Jones

Do you get those brush stamps to stick by licking the mouse?

Jason Bourne

It gets better and better. Is that Darkwing Duck in the sketch book? I miss that show…


We have located Jason Bourne… turn on the SocMo bat light….


Nice how you carry the background colors as a reflection in Bro. Logan’s face (the bottom right side of his nose is a really good example of that.) Looks like this is from that movie: wolverine meets Little Shop of Horrors.