Our second (mildly terrifying) gif comes to thee via Mike Nguyen AKA @LikeMikeNguyen Surprise!
Hey everybody! I’m having a Holiday Sale!
I’m offering color portraits for $25! All you’ll need to do is send me pictures of your wonderful face.
These prices are only good through Xmas so get your butt in gear. Thanks!
Haven’t figured out how to get this damn thing on iTunes, but here is the podcast any way.
Welcome to episode 1 of Cartoon Book Club. We discuss cartoons cus we enjoy them maybe too much? Our first ep dives into who we are, our “credentials” and the main topic: Klasky-Csupo. The past and some present? Future? We don’t know, but we watched a lot of Rugrats.
Next time, we will dive into the world of Doug and Douglike shows. What’s a douglike show? HERE’S A HANDY GUIDE. You can find most of this stuff on youtube or just google search the show and “watch online” and you’ll probably find something. Watch along with us when we dig deep into Doug.
We don’t have a set schedule of when the new shows will drop, but just follow us here and you’ll know.
Theme song: My Favorite Homepage by Paper Rad
ifn’ you want to download it directly, go here.
UUUAAGH BETS YOU SO GOOD
Polished this up today. Still didn’t quite capture how beautiful and orange it is outside now, but this was fun!
I may never grow tired of monster and creature illustrations integrated into real-life photo settings, like these from Juan Carlos Paz Gómez’s Flickr stream.
Inspired by Costume Quest—a fantastic Halloween game that you can go grab right now for 50% off on Steam—which came out back in 2010 and has since been a part of my yearly Halloween tradition.
In case you haven’t heard yet… Laura covered “No Children” by The Mountain Goats for the Tallahassee Turns Ten compilation. You can order the whole album here: http://store.crookedneighbor.com/album/tallahassee-turns-ten
Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)
I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.
For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin
Hey! I’ve got a new poster and t-shirt inspired by Wind Waker in my store! You can buy them as a combo or separately! I couldn’t be more proud of this stuff! Please check it out!
Hey everybody! These are the jam comics from our cartoonist outing at Melt Bar & Grilled.
I took the time to erase the buffalo sauce stains & I even added some color! Wow!! I can’t believe I’m not charging for this!
Sorry for not tagging everybody involved. You know who you are. Reblog it, maybe? Show off your mad jam comic skills.
P.S. I haven’t forgotten Grownup Comic. I was without my computer for several days & now I have to catch up on work that actually pays the bills. It’ll return soon, I swear!
yee hanging out & drawing & eating gourmet grilled cheeeeeses. (my fave jam is the 2nd one.) thx for coloring it, brandon!
sweet melty jams
I can’t reblog or shout from the heavens enough that I love this so much.
Hey duders! I’m a humungo Street Fighter fan so here, TAKE THIS!!! The characters were done either by brother or myself with the exception of Sagat, who was done by Capy’s Stoj.