I haven’t updated the blog in a while. I haven’t really been busy, but I haven’t really been doing a lot of creative things either. So I did this sketch a while ago. I wanted to make me look like the Penny Arcade characters, but keep my style in there some where. I think I did a decent job, I can do a lot more to it. Like add a background, or hands. I love vector art more and more, every time I use Illustrator.
This looks very interesting. Action, some yucks, and the undead! What more could you ask for, wait it’s based off a comic. Whats that you say!? Well pure awesomeness is correct.
With a “Go Get ‘Em Rosie!”, Victoria’s Secret posted a video last night (May 31) congratulating one of its Angels, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, as The Babe in forthcoming “Transformers 3.” Though no official announcement has been made from Camp Michael Bay, it seems that the 23-year-old Secret bearer will be replacing Megan Fox, who exited the film last month.
With great pride and in 1:35, the lingerie-maker highlighted Huntington-Whiteley’s acting reel, from her critical best “The Runway” to her biggest box office success, “Smiling, With Wings.”Just kidding. It’s a bunch of shots of the model in her underwear.
Huntington-Whitely seems to have no Hollywood acting experience but may bud as an actress while being pursued by giant robots and, more than likely, Shia LaBeouf.Production has will begun in July of 2011; the first two films have raked in more than $1.5 billion globally.
So this is a little kiddish art but, that’s why I like it. The gruesome story of Dead Space and the soft clean fun world of kids. It comes from P.A. native J Gray, who has some other great drawings not to mention great beer label art. Check out his blog Burn to Build Here
So some friends and I make beer. And sitting around having a few we try to come up with some great names. One of these was Kim Jong Ale’s Imperial Red Ale. So sitting around the other day I had a stroke of inspiration and made this label for the beer. And I know what your saying, there aren’t any Panda bears in North Korea?! Well, your right… except this one. He got real pissed at the Chinese Govt. and defected to North Korea. So ya now who’s the smart guy..hmmm?! I plan on doing the others we came up with as well.
Armadeaddon: Dark Genesis This isn’t new by any means, just a great zombie web comic series from Penny Arcade. I would say its one of the sources of inspiration that made me want to make a graphic novel. It’s nine pages long, just hit the next button to keep reading. Enjoy
British Country Rock band Hey Negrita had UK based animation studio Pew36 make a short film that spans three of their songs. Pew36 describe the video as:
A music video trilogy for Hey Negrita’s tracks ‘One Mississippi’, ‘Nine to Five’ & ‘Burn the Whole Place Down’. The brief was to create 3 music videos which hold their own but can also work as a long format piece. This award winning animation has screened all round the world and has something for everyone.
Let’s see the undead, check. Your friends getting turned and you have to kill them, check. Scantly clad woman running in the darkness, check. Buckets of blood, double check. Using random items as weapons to defend yourself, check. Yup I think this one has it all. Check out the full video at Pew36’s website or the 3 separate videos on Dailymotion. And if you liked that sort of music check out the bands Facebook page.
Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins met in high school in Spokane, Wash., in 1993. Mike was obsessed with drawing. Jerry was obsessed with words. Both were obsessed with video games. They probably would have gone pretty far in whatever field they went into, but the field they went into was drawing an online comic strip about video games called Penny Arcade, which they started in 1998. It’s about two guys named Gabe and Tycho who play games and hang out with a talking video player with a drinking problem, a terrifying robotic fruit juicer and Jesus. By 2000 it was popular enough that Krahulik and Holkins could quit their day jobs. It currently runs three times a week and has about 3.5 million readers.
For a lot of people, that would have been enough. But in 2003, Krahulik and Holkins, with their business manager, Robert Khoo, started a charity called Child’s Play that sends video games to sick kids in more than 60 hospitals around the world. In 2004 they started the Penny Arcade Expo, a convention in Seattle that celebrates gaming culture. Last year more than 60,000 people turned out for it.
Krahulik and Holkins have become the tastemakers, and conscience, of an industry the size of Hollywood. But for all their success, they are almost compulsively self-deprecating, and they give all the credit to their fans. You can’t put a label on them. Labels smack of hype, and Penny Arcade doesn’t do hype. “We don’t think about it,” Holkins says. “We specifically don’t try to figure out what we are.” Krahulik adds, deadpan: “Except rad.”
So I have been borrowing this Walcom Graphite3 Tablet for a while now. I figured with all this free time I could help improve my illustrating skills or at least help the pace go faster for the book. After hours of doodling and messing around watching tutorials. I have the basic principals down, now to just get good at it.
So as I write this book, I get more and more ideas of how to change it. Then my “ADD” kicks in and I forget to stay on track and that’s why I’m not that far along. But, with recent developments in my career. I have some free time now to work on the novel. So here is some unfinished shots of the story within the the story of the zombie apocalypse.