New Sketchbook Stuff

June 10, 2005

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I can fritter away a lot of time quickly with a pencil and a sheet of paper. I did this picture yesterday killing time at the dentist’s office while waiting for my son. I just posted eight new sketches from my drawing book. Nothing earth shaking here, just something new to look at.

The Comments

Doug Jones

drew something, you did.

Don Jones

Janson is demanding a print-out of this Yoda drawing… I must comply.

Banshee

Awesome Dennis… maybe the hint of some faded colors… you could submit it to a fan art website. It is really good. FOWA: week of 4-10-05 Forget things sometimes I do. When no longer on the dark side I am, at Brother Jones website I am found.

Dennis Jones

Yoda talk is kinda fun… take a sentence… split it in two… put the first part at the end and presto chango you are talking Yodish… mmmm… end this comment now I must… mmmm…

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Yoder

September 27, 2006

mech5Yoda

…experimenting with brushes I found on the web…

Hey, RobalLOO… you asked for it, you got it!

Just my way of saying… well… no hard feelings after that vicious election campaign we ran against each other last summer.

…( you should have known better than to bring that divisive asparagus issue into the campaign )…

The Comments

Don Jones

I’m glad that our Brother Jones customer service desk is in full operation. Dennis, an awesome request fulfillment here. Take the rest of the day off.

Doug Jones

I’m really glad to see that Yoder is ridding the forest of those pesky Raiders…

Dennis Jones

…may the Chiefs be with you…

Don Jones

How ‘bout those Titans?

Dennis Jones

…the force is not with them this season…

roballoo

So that’s what asparagus looked like a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Thanks! I’m willing to put down my asparagus and declare a truce.

Doug Jones

there is now a website created by mad fans who want to fire Coach Fisher. What’s the official BrotherJones take on the T.O. deal?

Don Jones

T.O. is just cookin’ up a little attention for himself.

Cedric Hohnstadt

Love the texture you get from those brushes. Where did you find them, might I ask? And can ya order your Yoder to yodel? (Betcha can’t say that five times fast).

Dennis Jones

…when I said I was experimenting with some brushes I found on the web… well… they were really more of a stamp than a brush… they are what I made the vines with and I cant remember where I found them… I just Googled up “free photoshop brushes” and started looking around…

…if you were talking about the brushes I rendered Yoder with, those are just the dry media brushes that are standard in Photoshop…

Cedric Hohnstadt

Thanks Dennis. I like all of it, but I was especially wondering about the loose texture dabs in the lower left quadrant. Guess I’ve got a lot of practicing to do with Photoshop.

Dennis Jones

…the big circles are a stipple brush… I know that one… the stuff right above it might be a sponge or a brush on texture… I have really only been doing these for a couple of weeks now and am still in the process of trying to find the brushes that work for me, so I haven’t done it long enough to remember what is what right now…

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~ BROTHERJONES BONUS COVERAGE ~

My opening comments above referred to an election that was being held on my little brother Don’s blog page, so I have reposted it below.

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August 10, 2006

The Polls are Open

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Today is the official 2006 Brother Jones Election day. Dennis has been nominated by Doug to run for Tomato King and I have been appointed his campaign manager. He needs your vote to ensure a victory garden. Not sure who is running against but I’m sure his upcoming speech and subsequent victory party will be tremendous. Remember, vote early and often. Polls are open until 7 p.m.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

Vote Denny Gene Tomato King!

Political announcement paid for and funded by the Denny Gene For Tomato King Foundation… Denny Gene Tomato King, President

Don Jones

I just cracked open the ballot box and had to toss out a few ballots. They were write-in votes for Roballoo.

Dennis Jones

…that’s just the sort of thing you can expect out of that guy… but will he promise to do extensive research into home made tomato catsup recipes like I will? I THINK NOT!! But I will promise to do that RIGHT HERE AND NOW! In fact, I am willing to promise to do anything to be elected to this position…

…I will get a nice benefit package with this position, wont I?

Doug Jones

Anyone who can grow a ‘mater big enough to wear on their head like that, deserves to be Tomato King!

I’m Doug Jones and I approve this message.

Don Jones

I was just notified by the Brother Jones Advisory Bored that you can only hold one office at a time. Den, it’s either Tomato King or Gourd King. Which will it be? (Our exit pollsters await your answer.)

Dennis Jones

…my opponent for Tomato King (who shall remain unnamed-alloo), has been running a scurrilous ad campaign claiming I use hundreds of lab animals in my tomato research kitchens… Thats a LIE! We use just a very limited number of lab animals for tomato recipe testing… and this only to perfect the taste of our tomato products for you, the valued consumer…

Political announcement paid for and funded by the Denny Gene For Tomato King Foundation Denny Gene Tomato King, President

Dennis Jones

No Animals Were Injured In The Posting Of My Last Comment

Political announcement paid for and funded by the Denny Gene For Tomato King Foundation Denny Gene Tomato King, President

Don Jones

“A tomato in every pot and a gourd for every tot.”

“From Paste to Waste… The Tomato King Grows ‘em right!”

Dennis Jones

…my opponent accuses me of not having an agenda to run on… I HAVE AN AGENDA… as soon as I am elected Tomato King I will immediately disband the Brother Jones Advisory Board and get rid of the silly rule about one person not being able to hold both Gourd King and Tomato King offices…

Political announcement paid for and funded by the Denny Gene For Tomato King Foundation Denny Gene Tomato King, President

Banshee

What?! Disband the Brother Jones Advisory Bored… it sounds like he intends to become a Dictator if he is elected. If he wants to be a ‘tator, maybe he thinks this is about becoming the Potato King?
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FOWA: week of 10 APR 2005 Fighting for Freedom and Democracy

Roballoo

Unable to repudiate the above scurlious remarks due to an infestation of flyng termits in my abode(it’s true!). I blame the Gourd King and I intend to prove it. I demand a recount.

If duly elected I will put a stalk of asparagus in every refrigerator!

message paid for the the Asparagus Advisory Subcommittee of California

Dennis Jones

…do you really think we can trust some nut from California to be our new Tomato King? I think not…

VOTE DENNY GENE TOMATO KING

Political announcement paid for and funded by the Denny Gene For Tomato King Foundation Denny Gene Tomato King, President

JoyOfPainting Part2 Episode 1

October 16, 2006

JOP1

…with your host, young Den Joneswalker…

R2D2nMe

…a beat-up R2 unit delivers a mysterious rough…

2Assignment

…what can this mean?

Welcome to The Joy Of Painting; Episode Two …Attack Of The Clones. I am your host, Dennis Jones, and this week I will be walking you through one of my recent jobs from start to finish.

A damaged R2 Unit mysteriously arrives at my doorstep. I notice that something seems to be lodged in it’s Plaskon T-2000 Globulator, so I pry it out with my screwdriver. A hologram of a client instantly appears and pleads with me to do a poster for her. I feel sorry for the hologram girl because she is obviously having a bad hair day, so I say, “sure, I’ll do a poster for you.” A few days later the assignment arrives in the mail.

Some folks are very specific with their art direction, others… not so much. This particular job came with a rough attached (pictured above) for me to work from. I understood the concept, but the prospect of drawing a bunch of pipes and test tubes was not very exciting. I immediately began trying to come up with ways to change their idea. This, (of course), is where I usually… well… almost always… get myself into trouble.

I put their rough on the floor of my studio and decide to just walk around it for a few days while I work on other jobs. Perhaps time will supply me with the revelation I need to tweak this job into something I will enjoy doing a bit more.

Will the Force be with young Joneswalker on this project? Will inspiration magically pop up out of nowhere just like the hologram did? Or is something much darker lurking in his future? Find out in tomorrows exciting second episode of …The Joy Of Painting!

The Comments

Doug Jones

the FARCE is strong in young Joneswalker…

Don Jones

I got as far as the GUILT METER and felt so bad about this project I had to move on…

Dennis Jones

…unfortunately a GuiltOmeter, while meant originally to only measure guilt, tends to also induce a lot of guilt in a person…

Doug Jones

Rube Goldberg could do a number on this idea…

Doug Jones

It would end with a bowling ball falling off a ladder on someone’s toe and them yelling something bad… inducing heaps of guilt and blowing the GUILT-O-METER to smithereenes

Dennis Jones

…yes Doug, cursing is always a big plus in a Sunday School poster…

Doug Jones

yeah… you get to use all those symbols that you never get to use otherwise. Like #$*&!!@#%!!!

Dennis Jones

…wow, I’ve never heard you use that kind of language before, Doug… I’m kinda shocked…

Teper Senoj

Meesa thinks u sould youse that peectuure weeth photooshoop eend add a graydient

Dennis Jones

…I couldn’t understand what that floppy eared goomer was saying in the movie either…

Roballoo!

Oooh,a cliffhanger ~ I like it. Can’t wait for episode two.

Mark Behm

How many times do you ask yourself “and you picked ME for this job BECAUSE…?”

Dennis Jones

…I quit asking that 25 years ago… when you’re a burnt out old guy it really doesn’t matter all that much…

Don Jones

“Floppy eared goomer”… I’m using that phrase in my conversation!

Mark Behm

Heh heh heh.

Karen Jones

Dennis, you look so cute with that afro. It takes me back to when we first met… hee hee hee

Dennis Jones

EVERYBODY RUN… MY WIFE HAS FOUND OUR SECRET INTERNET CLUBHOUSE!

Dan Lietha

And I thought your Joy of Painting series were great before! This is REALLY getting interesting! Perhaps the REAL secret to Dennis’ success is about to be made known! YESSSSSSSSSS!

Dennis Jones

…ok, Dan, ok… you caught me… I confess… I am just the front man for a team of Jedi Knights that are actually doing the artwork… that little green one with the pointy ears is particularly good with gouache…

Yoda (pointy eared he is)

Too old, Joneswalker, are you, the training to begin, necessary that it is, in the ways of the force, backwards to talk like me…