Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thingies

Just a drawing.



This was a to a girlpal who tortured me over my love of pigmy marmosets . She would make little flash things of women in marmoset fur swallowing live mamosets coming off a converier belt. Posting recipes for cooking marmosets anything that would upset me . I put up this sketch of furry revenge.



Just a sketch of Betty Davis I did in marker. I hate marker , it takes away your freedom to make mistakes.



A lovely friend of mine went through an operation that didn't go perfectly and so I did her this card.



Oh , this was a character named Buber , I was going to use in Produken , Train of Death. I wanted something Mickey yet not. The film involved a lot of blood and terror.



This is just anotyher throw away design for a commercial that never got used.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tatts

A girl from my group was trying to design a tattoo for herself so I gave her a hand. It's really rough and it needs to be refined but I liked it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Don't adjust your set.

Lol, ok I trust you got through that, back to fricken art =)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Done!




Well here we are in Sherman Oaks. 8 days of deconstructing and reconstructing. I am totally wiped out but it looks really good. New tables couches and chairs on the way.Hope to be posting soon.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

We are moving !

Well it seems our Burbank days are over and it is Sherman Oaks for us. For 13 years we have sat here in the worlds worst valley full of pollution, the fires , the soot , the car exhaust. Our apartment building was flipped three or four times which each speculator wanting more in rent because as you see Burbank is not rent controlled and now they want 2000 a month rental for a rat trap. I had dinner with a friend and mentioned it and she told her landlady and we got an apartment in a better building, better location , rent controlled area, right off a park in a really nice community for what we are paying now. Oops! Half our building has moved out and the cost of renovating our apartment here after we leave will destroy any profit for the owners for years to come. Dumb, very dumb. But that is real estate in America today.

This year two million home owners will go bankrupt and have their homes foreclosed on by banks/lenders that tricked them into loans or refinancing they couldn't afford . So now the apartment renters are trying to gut what is left of the American middle class and turn them into indentured slaves for the New World Order living hand to mouth. Capitalism with a capital A (for assholes) .

And all this started because Bush needed to fake the GNP so in league with the Federal Reserve (a conglomeration of banks that run America) they removed credit checks and standards for home purchases. And it worked because construction rates went up and inflated the GNP. Neocons and war mongers pointed to the numbers trying to pretend that out president isn't anything but a sock puppet. End result ? 90 % of the applicants lying about their income and getting homes without the slightest ability to repay them. A market made up of 25% speculators. Massive consumer debt and bankruptcy laws put in place to keep you paying till you are deep in the ground and buried. Who was stupid enough to believe the housing boom would never end or that a 120,000 house is actually worth 600,000 ? LOts of people. Everyone who didn't buy in should feel like a million dollars. And while we are at it how about the loan industry targeting old poor black women for personal loans . How about that for kindness ? For every poor older black lady you see on the news getting help to save their home from bastards who tricked them into poverty there are ten who just gave up and lost everything they had.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Quiet Moments

Sorry I haven't posted much but like you all things are crazy busy . Some more of the early rough developement for MTP.

Also Googles buy out of the blogger team has consolidated it's empire and this blog is on new software. They offer it as a choice then they force you onto it so you have to have a Google account . You then find you have all these messages you didn't know you had because , well you didn't have a Google account. Arrrgggh. Sorry if I missed a bunch but blame mother Google. You will also notice your avatars might be missing because of that.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Ok...... with that out of the way ...



...... one of the rough studies for the new project MTP.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Things as they are :)

Well I think this post has served it's purpose so back to just art . Thank you for the (hundred +) emails and all the phone calls. (pretty close to 2000 profile views alone in two weeks , yow ! ) The support has been ovewhelming and I really do love you all.
Thanks everyone.

D

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Megan Brain


Ok, shameless plug. One of my favorite sites on the web belongs to the incredible Megan Brain. Her paper sculptures are just amazing. The designs that are the basis for these sculpts are just terrific.

http://meganbrain.com/

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Getting ready for launch.


Ok so I have been working for the last year on this project. Hopefully to launch within a month. There are still things in the works so things are changing but I built the bgs all in 3D . Should be fun. We shall see. :)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Circle

As many of you know , Iwao died. Sad but yet still beautiful in a sense . A happier ending we should all find because as many of you know he was active to the end. I was lucky enough to get to actually work with him on my last job at Warners. You know I was so blown away I forgot to blame him for my career. Name it he did it and he was drawing right there while I talked to him. I'm sure 15 minutes after we met I blended back into the crowd like the millions of my fellow geeks. Still, it was Iwao. He talked a lot about being Milt Kahls lead key . About Milts sarcasm with him and their interesting , almost adversarial relationship. I wish I had written it all down because it was fascinating. It's sort of like seeing the martians and forgetting to turn on your camera. Oh well, he was terrific and though I didn't get to work with him directly after that he still worked on The KarateGuard as did , doing a couple scenes for Tony and Spike.

All this and Joe Barbara dying too. It's been a bad year that way. These people were so nice. Bill Hanna used to talk to me when ever I ran into him in the elevator . He was like that, relaxed and friendly. It never was a disappointment meeting these people because animation people are actually often exactly what they seem (not all , but most).

Now the pic of Scoob is not on model. I doubt any of us ever really got him on model because to be honest , the only person who could draw him right was Iwao. He was both simple and incredibly complex. Incredibly. Luckily we were guided by stock footage from greats like Irv Spence Ray Patterson and Ed Barge. They could move just about anything . This is probably the last time I will ever draw Scoob for a reason and it's fitting to draw him my way. God , it has been since 1980 that I really drew him and this is totally from memory so it joins the honored roll of the thousands of off model Scoobs . How amazing that a character that wasn't even supposed to exist (he was not in the original script) could turn out to be TV's historical champion for longevity. No small tribute to virtually the father of almost every HB character . I think Milt would have been very proud to say he worked with Iwao Takamoto. And that is fitting because who wouldn't.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

BLACK TRAIN OF DEATH RETURNS!

Ok, because Matt asked for it I am going to put it up again in two editions. The Maners Edition featuring the original Produken , BLACK TRAIN OF DEATH title and the child friendly happy go lucky BLACK TRAIN OF DEATH clean version.




NEW LINKS

  • MATT MANER MEMORIAL TRAIN OF DEATH T'S


  • REGULAR HAPPY GO LUCKY TRAIN OF DEATH T'S



  • Oh, just so you know this is a close up of the number of the train.







    Send me a pic of you in your BLACK TRAIN OF DEATH T (or whining Btatty Bun Shirt and I will feature it here.