Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Early to rise. I'm trying to wake at 5:30 to put in at least an hour of painting a day.

That really doesn't get me a lot of instant progress but it starts to add up. I'm pretty close to having all the blocked in values for each panel. It's almost time to go up in resolution and start doing some detail work and more advanced value adjusting.

I still think that I can get a long way toward finished by thanksgiving but finished. I have to let that go.

If my contract runs out in December that will be the perfect time to make head way on this and other personal projects.

Monday, October 06, 2008

oh man it's hard to keep up. I want to believe I can finish these paintings by thanksgiving but i'm not sure. I've done plenty of updates but frankly the free time is lacking. more later... honest

Monday, August 25, 2008

O.K here's a bit of an update. any comments are welcome. Of course I could send updates but....

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I've made a few new updates to the panels that I'm painting. I'm, so far, happy enough witht he general direction. I'd like to continue making progress but, honestly, I need to pick up the pace. I've got a hard deadline of "the boys" birthday and that isn't going to change.

These are some of the latest additions to the book. I don't know what to make of them just yet. My first pass is to get everything into a state of blocking and then start refining the color scheme from there.

Directional lighting is going to be a challenge. I've got a few unrealistic compositions and they're going to ask me to be really creative with my solutions.

Speaking of creative. I'm looking forward to learning more scripting and programming. I've had a blast learnign unix and can't wait to get deeper into python.

Here are some of my recent panels.

comment if y'a like.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Well the beginning begins. I bought a new monitor today. 22 inches of madness to go w/ the 17 in powerbook. I'm excited to finally have a space to get some tings done. The goal is to finish my kids book for phoenix's birthday to give as gifts to our guest. I'm settings a high bar. Wish me luck. I need to post my wip. This is the last page. I'm just going to rough in some color and block in shapes and go from there.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Man have i been in the woods. Lots of new happenings, lots of good happens and plenty of just regular life things.

It has been my intention to use this blog to post story progress and ideas. I still believe Iprobably need to get of my good intentions. Lets see what the future holds...

peace out hommies.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I've been thinking a lot about some of the movies that have lead me into this new career I've launched. Movie making was not on my agenda when I was watching thes but they've all gone a long way toward solidifying my belief that I'm doing the right things. In no particular order.

Lion of the Desert. Anthony Quinn, desert warfare, cultural, visceral...

jacob's ladder- changed my perspective on non linear storytelling. not flawless but certainly a powerful movie

brazil- terry gilliam has sucha unique vision its hard not to like his flair despite the short comings of almost all his movies

the jungle book- louie prima... nuff said!

Hotaru no haka ( Graveyard of the Fireflies) - you don't know anime until you've seen this movie

Ran- Akira at his best. oh the blood!!!!!

Blade Runner- a seminal work. society would be bankrupt without dayrl hannah flopping around on the floor!

hard boiled- um hello chow yun-fat at his best... guns guns and more guns. oh and when john woo actually still "kinda" mattered.

Once upon a time in China (best martial arts movies ever.) tsui hark

children of men- a modern classic if ever there was one. sure to go down as a cult classic