Dragon Sketch

February 6, 2008

MiscDragon

This was a quick color study I did last night. I put a bunch of miscellaneous color on this picture and then used the color picker to select the different hues and work them up from dark to light. In the process I got some interesting color variations on the dragon.

The Comments

Doug Jones

WOW… I almost followed that! You seem to have lots of time for fun stuff… we were busy dodging tornadios… yes, I said tornadios…

Dan Lietha

Thanks for sharing the many studies and sketches with your web audience. It’s my “coffee” each morning before I hit the drawing board. Is it possible to take it up a few notches (a triple espresso in this case) and record a video podcast that walks us through your sketches as they are produced. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
http://bluhmdigitalpodcast.blogspot.com/
Check out the last example given, which is the Tom Cruise caricature. Great stuff! Just think of the inspiration you could give your audience by letting them WATCH and LISTEN to you draw and paint. I’d even BUY a DVD of such a thing! So what do ya say, Dennis? Can you make a dream come true? 🙂

Jason Bourne

That is one cool dragon!  The eyes are “eye catching”.

Dennis Jones

…hey Dan… that Joe Bluhm is one fabulous artist… unfortunately, I’m not tech savvy enough to know how to make a video for the internet…

Dan Lietha

Let there be Tech-savvyness!

How – http://danidraws.com/2007/05/25/record-your-art/

What – http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

You have the Who, When, Where, and Why. 🙂

Dennis Jones

…hmmm… well, I sent an email to our web master, Keegan, and asked him if video was possible for Brother Jones… I’ll let ya know what I find out…

Doug Jones

Dan… thanks for that link to Joe’s podcast. His work is incredible! Ho chee mama! None of us are very tech-savvy. I only recenly discovered that I can video something with my digital camera and put it on YouTube. Den… if you can’t put video on this page you can always put a link to YouTube. ‘scuse me now, I have to go borrow some fire from the guy two caves down from me….

Dennis Jones

…YouTube??? HooCheeMAMAwhat’s that?

Doug Jones

Den… I think your Photoshop painting skills are coming along real good now…

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Vimeo Video

November 10, 2008

SurfDog

…ok, so I was talking to my oldest son Nick who produces film for a living and I asked him what he thought about the films I’ve been producing and he didn’t seem too very impressed with them so I said they didn’t look that good on the internet and he said that’s because YouTube compresses the tar out of everything and that I needed to use Vimeo so I immediately created another one of my little low budget spaghetti westerns and then proceeded to load it up on Vimeo AND YouTube for a little compare and contrast but the only difference I could see was that the Vimeo website has better looking graphics than YouTube does so the only thing I seem to have really accomplished today is to set a new world record for the longest sentence ever written on the Brother Jones web site for which I am very, very proud…

See the VIMEO video HERE.

See the YOUTUBE video here.

The Comments

Don Jones

In the middle of reading your lengthy one sentence blog, I felt short of breath, somewhat dizzy and almost passed out. Love that choppy water. You gotta remember that Nick has higher standards than the original Joneses.

Dennis Jones

…for us original Joneses, if the job gets done, it’s plenty good enough…

Doug Jones

mega awesomeness dittos on that sentence, Den.

Bernard

Dennis, Awesome Art, The YouTubes are fine for me…but I’m not talking to you because of the Colts! Ben picked a fine time to go a slumpin’ now everybody here is yellin’ for Byron! So, I guess that our fans are no different than anywhere else…what have you done for us lately?

Bernard

Hey Keegan, wherez the spell check?

Don Jones

You simply cannot beat Herb Alpert music … very fitting selection for the Surfin’ Dawg. It made me feel like I was on the beach!

Dennis Jones

…ya want to hit one outa the ball park? …add Herb Alpert to it… works ever time… a little advice for Nick from Den and Don…

…Bernard, look on the bright side… at least Indiana doesn’t have a hockey team to knock the Penguins off with…

Bernard

No, but what’s with the assumption that if they did, they would? Herb Alpert…gotta go check this out!

Dennis Jones

…I don’t believe that’s assumption, I believe that’s just a fact that you will be unable to disprove at this time, Bernard…

Doug Jones

you just can’t beat BrotherJones logic!

Jason Bourne

The Brother Jones logic book has a nice ring to it!

Bernard

Amen. But at least weez ain’t gutt noes “Potheads” fer a baseball team!

Dennis Jones

…sorry, that doesn’t count… they’re minor league… on the other hand, if Indiana did have a major league baseball team, the Pirates would really be in trouble…

Don Jones

All this makes absolutely no sense to me and is quite hard to follow. Keep up this fine bloggin’ material.

Dennis Jones

…it’s Monday, Don, I’m just typing random words together and pretending they make sense…

Bernard

Hey Dennis, thanks for showing me some mercy because boy did I almost walk into that one! You coulda said, “Even your Minor Leaguers can beat the Pirates”! Whew! That was a close one.

Don Jones

Bernard, by this last comment, you are way too sharp to be reading this Jones Brother nonsense. Your I.Que. has gotta be in tha triple digits range.

roballoo

A real subcultural quality to those waves there. Reminds me a bit of Breadwig’s stuff. But he’s doin’ some of his illustrations in actual 3d programs. I wish there was a way we could actually see you do your digital painting. But that might be giving away too many of your secrets. If you were to consider it though, this program might be of interest. haven’t tried it, but Ive heard a lot of good things about it: flip4mac But it’s probably best for when you want to get real serious about tutorializing.

Dennis Jones

…thanks RobalLOO, I’ll take a look at that… I downloaded a demo copy of I-Show-U, have piddled around with it several times, but it really seems to bog my system down when I use it, so I never bought it… these little videos I’ve been making are mostly for my own entertainment as I try to get my I-Movie video editing chops down…

Jason Bourne

We will see, what we can see. Perhaps I need to get more tech savvy since I’m in the Jones Domain of Art. Lots to learn here.

Doug Jones

wha?…

Taylor McGee

I think these videos would be better if they had some Weasel Boy music…

Dennis Jones

…I think they’d be better if they just had some weasels, period…

Bernard

Don’t you just love it ( chick-a-boom ). Now we all remember someone’s grandmother/grandfather telling us that if you give them an inch, they will want a yard! now this is why us peasants are always out in the yard! Because that’s what we want from poor old Dennis! A Yard! a Yard! We like those vidoes and how-tooeys but…WE WANT MORE! LIGHT THE TORCHES!

Bernard

Give us online classes in real-time or give us death ( your wacom would suffice ).

Jason Bourne

All in favor of online classes: say “Aye”….AYE!

Bernard

Jason…it’s Arrrgh not aye! Do you have a torch?

Don Jones

NOTE TO SELF: Check batteries on the Brother Jones blog smoke detector.

Bernard

Yeah…nothing like a little heat to keep you three honest.

roballoo

I, Eye, Aye!

2009 Video Sketchbook

July 20, 2009

VidSketchbook09

The Brothers Jones got together in Mountain Grove over the 4th of July and while there, Doug was looking through my sketchbook and said, “you should put a video of this up on the internets for the peoples to see” and not being one to disregard my older brother’s advise… here it is.

As an experiment I loaded the video into my comment section below, and also onto YouTube, Blogger, and Vimeo to compare and contrast the quality. I think the best view is here on Vimeo.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

david

I loved the video, I would love to see some of those spreads in higher res to appreciate them more.

The Norm

Have you thought about putting a book together of all your sketches to sell? I’m more interested in how you came up with the ideas…

Jeff

I’m calling in a sighting of Indiana Bigfoot, Elvis and a Rooster that had WAY TOO MUCH STARBUCKS.

Don Jones

Good stuff… the production quality and editing worked really nice Clark.

Doug Jones

mega dittos… I like how you wrote backwards on some pages like Leonardo…

Dennis Jones

…Don, I was about to throw the new 2009 i-Movie out the window and reinstall the super easy to use ‘06 model, but this weekend I finally got the thing semi-figured out…

…Doug, I was going to put up single pages but the format was too wide, so I created two page spreads, but had to flip half of them to keep the spine in the center…

…Jeff, you have a good eye… you did see an Indiana Bigfoot in there, and most of the other pictures that eventually end up on this page…..David and Norm…thanks for the ideas… perhaps those things will show up here someday…

Joel Haase

You really should get a sketchbook printed up for us fans… You have some phenomenal work. You should contact Alberto Ruiz over at Brandstudio. He is a great guy, is beyond passionate toward art, and would be eager to help you out. Something to think about!!!!!

Dennis Jones

…thanks Joel… I saw Alberto’s digital work in a DRAWN magazine years ago and it was one of the things that inspired me to move on into the digital art world… he has really put together a great library of art books…

sidney meireles

Lindos trabalhos. Sou seu f.

Dennis Jones

…agradecimentos a voc, Sidney…

Jeff

I had no idea you were Bilateral..Kung Pow Man…

Dennis Jones

…I have no idea what I said up there… hope I didn’t accidentally insult someone’s mother……

Jeff

I think you were telling some dude named Sidney how to make a Mentos bomb with diet Coke..

Dennis Jones

…those are quite refreshing after a little spicy kung pow…

Doug Jones

I will be posting my sketchbook, but so far I only have 2 pictures colored. Can I borrow your orange crayon?

Jeff

My sketchbook is posted all around the nation on the side of freight trains. “spray paint” is getting expensive.

Dennis Jones

…I believe I saw some of your work roll by just the other day…