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Sunday, May 30, 2010
THE INVENTOR & THE MERMAIDEN~ FINALE~!
The original ending is sweet and sincere...
The alternate ending is from a jaded
point of view; a jilted lover feeling
betrayed by a 'True Love' scenario
that revealed itself to be something
less than mystical~!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
THE INVENTOR & THE MERMAIDEN~ DAY SIX~!
Note the note to myself on the last storyboard page~
'Like 1st page of Amz. Sp. 122', the classic Gil Kane
pencilled & John Romita inked Death Of Gwen
Stacy issue, where Spidey is holding the
lifeless form of his loved one...
Tomorrow will wrap it up
with an altenate ending
and full color splash...
Friday, May 28, 2010
THE INVENTOR & THE MERMAIDEN~ DAY FIVE~!
Crayons with a watercolor wash give the Mermaiden's
tail a cool fish-scaley effect. The ink sketch shows her
diving downward into the hull of a broken ship-wreck...
Thursday, May 27, 2010
THE INVENTOR & THE MERMAIDEN~ DAY FOUR~!
A little more detail emerges...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
THE INVENTOR & THE MERMAIDEN~ DAY THREE~!
The plot thickens...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
THE INVENTOR & THE MERMAIDEN~ DAY TWO~!
These pages represent part of a 'Feeling Out' process...
It is a method of working through some ideas, whereby,
through the process of writing & drawing, new/better/
more evolved concepts emerge...
The finished double-page spread will be the Inventor's
HAND pinning another Polaroid photo to a wall full of
completed ridiculous and/or obsolete creations...
Monday, May 24, 2010
THE INVENTOR & THE MERMAIDEN~ DAY ONE~!
This week~ layout/storyboards for
a strange haunting tale about an
Inventor & his Muse, a lovely
Sunday, May 23, 2010
SHORT FILM~ A PORTRAIT OF TWO WITCHES~!
Student Film made with a couple close friends
back in 1988. An excursion into the seedier side
of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia~ under the
influence of strange substances~ through
the looking glass, and what not~!
The Possum are real, by the way, and over
the years I have come to decide that when
they are feeling sick, or get too old, they
sit on the railroad tracks to commit
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Three examples of what can happen when you give a
mentally challenged Adult a box filled with 64 colors
Friday, May 21, 2010
MOVIE POSTER SKETCH~!
Here is a rough concept drawing, a Poster
sketch, for my 3rd feature-length screenplay
written back in 2005. The original working
title is seen here~ but~ at the 11th hour I
changed my mind and the title to Voxpop
Voodoo~ a tad catchier and it sounds less
like an Agatha Christie mystery~!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
DRAWING FROM REAL LIFE~!
Last post was all about loosey goosey
no pencil sloppy-doppy ink-o-ramas~!
Here, some hoity-toity 'Classical'
renditions of stuff I used to dread
doing... Still Lifes~ and Drawing
from Life assignments~! The
Last image is a pencil study
of a Renaissance painting
by God-Knows-Who stored
in some misbegotten or
long ago destroyed
Nowadays, I actually
'get' what these
The path of least resistance
sometimes is simply to
embrace a situation.
Hey~! Where's my PENCIL~?!
I'm gett'n kinda horny for lead~!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
DRAWING STRAIGHT IN INK~ NOT A PENCIL IN SIGHT~!
I've already confessed~! I know it's a bad habit~! But~
I just can't stop doing it~! Not only is it fun, but it is
quite addictive once you get the hang of it and learn
to trust your own skills. Try it for a month~ and~
if it doesn't boost your confidence level ? Pick a
fight with someone a foot smaller than you and
kick the crap out of them ;~j
Sometimes I will use a ballpoint pen LIKE a pencil, by
not pressing down too much you can really control
the lightness or darkness of the line weight...
With a brush~ all bets are off~!
Either way, when you try to envision something
beforehand and then set out to capture it on
paper, there is no margin for error. This
can be quite exhilarating ~! Especially
when you start to like what you're
doing, and then fear messing up~!
Still, as Robert Crumb so profoundly
put it: 'It's only lines on paper !'
NO MORE PENCILS
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
TEAM SPIRIT~ T-SHIRT DESIGN FOR LOCAL TOWN~!
Some rough designs, and a final version~
of a T-shirt concept to sell @ various
shops here on the Isle of Lost Souls
where I live. Surfers would lap
this one UP~!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
SPILLED INK DESIGNS~!
What happens when you have a registered Independent,
who is EXTREMELY liberal of mind, yet OBSESSIVELY
conservative environmentally & with resources, who can
be a bit clumsy at times and knock over bottles of Super-
Black India Ink ?
I don't know what you'd call such a knucklehead~ but~
here are the results~!
You can't always make something good out
of a bad thing~ but you can always try. Truly
Happy-Accidents are to be worshiped for sure; but
the following train-wrecks are at least of interest~!
Hey~ you should see some of my wardrobe~!
There are nights when I become: The Human Sponge~!
(aka Sponge-Bob Black-Splatter Wet-Pants)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
CO-WORKER ACTION FIGURES~!
When I worked in a Weld-Shop up North
it was for a small Mom & Pop business that
had a colorful cast of characters. So, One
Christmas, I bought a bunch of El Cheapo
imitation G.I. Joes and Barbie Dolls, then
altered their faces, made special outfits
appropriate to their personality/job-
description, and put them in rebooted
boxes that had pictures of all the
action figures with a 'Collect Them
All' heading. They are as follows:
WARREN, THE BOSS
ELLA, THE BOSS' CRAZY WIFE
JEFF, CHIEF WELDER
FRANK, MASTER MECHANIC
KIM, THE GLUE WHO HOLDS
US ALL TOGETHER & EVEN
GETS COFFEE FOR US~!
Oddly, I did not make a doll depicting
myself. I ran out of time before our
X-mas dinner, where we exchanged
gifts in a local tavern/restaurant.