and drawing ornithopters and sandworms…
dune’s been on my to read list for awhile now
i expected it to be a slog, but it’s not. it really moves
the first chapter throws a lot at you, but after that it goes non-stop
star wars owes so much to dune, but elements of the novel seem to pop up a lot in other, unexpected areas of pop culture as well
(i’m thinking of
metal gear solid’s sneak suit and skull suit owe a lot to the stillsuit of dune)
but maybe even more interesting than the influence of dune, are
the influences on dune
i can’t wait to dig in there
i know so little about frank herbert, but he must have been off – the – charts brilliant
ignited by recent reviews of the link’s awakening remake i’ve been itching to play a zelda game
i found a list of the best zeldas and decided on
a link to the past, originally on snes
right before bed i’ve been getting a few minutes of gameplay on an online emulator
i really should be doing other things, but there’s something about the zelda games celebration of exploration that i must be craving now
the opening of the game is fantastic. it takes place in the rain – so moody. i wish there was more weather in video games. and movies. more weather in everything really
my only complaint is the enemies. wish i could remove them all from the game. i’d just wander hyrule collecting treasure, discovering hidden passages, and solving puzzles. (i’d only draw my sword to mow down bushes)
previously on screentone:
didn’t expect to dig
rescue bots – the toys looked like they barely transformed, so i didn’t expect much out of the show
i expected a boring version of transformers
i was wrong
we’ve been watching the first season
colors and character design are great
most of all, it’s nice to have a superhero show where the problems can’t be solved with punching
the rescue bots just help people – while trying to figure out how to work together as a team
good stuff for toddlers and preschoolers
more posts where i draw while watching tv
ooh and here’s a few more
Digging the new YouTube show
Journey to the Microcosmos.
It’s incredible. A… celebration of observation.
Every choice the creators have made, from onscreen font selection, to Andrew Huang’s unobtrusive ambient music, to Hank Green’s subdued; though still enthusiastic; narration, allows the viewer to focus on James Weiss’ cinematography of the microcosmos.
And it’s Weiss’s cinematography, and the organisms it photographs, that are the real stars of the production.
My hurried notes and scratchy ink marks don’t do the series near the justice it deserves. Instead, you should
go watch, and subscribe, so they can continue to make more.
a quick glimpse into july’s sketchbook
of the meagre genre of video tours through my sketchbook,
may’s was far superior
drawn while watching thor: dark world tuesday night at my dad’s
which i suppose is how that spaceship hanging in the sky seeped in there
havent been making comics but i have been reading them.
writer nick spencer has the amazing spider-man on track again which has got me doodling spidey
i made myself a little stencil
it helps me make 4 in x 4 in squares in my sketchbook
using the stencil makes it faster than having to measure and mark the lines out every time
getting the courage to make comics, even if they’re ugly or messy, or don’t come out the way i want to has really come from reading lynda barry’s
syllabus and hanging out at the tumblr she uses to stay in contact with the comics class she teaches
if you’re thinking about making comics (or anything really) and you’re scared to, lynda barry is good company to have with you while you work
Here’s the final five 2015 strips of the Casablanca/TMNT mashup webcomic, ‘ Everybody Comes To Raph’s by Mcwhitseen and I.
It’s been fun to go back through them again since
first posting them on the tumbles back in 2015. It’s still staggering to me how well the world’s align
You’ve probably noticed the shift in styles over the course of the work, as I tried to find a way to work faster, and smarter. At one point in 2015 I was posting new strips every day and sketches on the weekend, but mostly it was long gaps between posts.
Of the visual styles I used I think
the ‘painted’ look was the most evocative – the most appealing. It’s the look I would use if I were doing the project from beginning to end.
Wouldn’t that would be fun, to do the entire Casablanca movie populated with the Turtles universe? Maybe one day.
Here’s lookin at you, kid.
sad that i never got april as ilsa to look as good in the strip as she did in the sketchbook
a few more raph’s in the once ongoing, now nongoing mashup of Casablanca and The Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles, co-written with fellow scribe mcwhitsteen, and originally posted on the tumbles
you can start from the ‘
beginning‘ here, but i’d like to warn you… it’s not the beginning
and thank you to
Michael Barrett for the kind words on his micro.blog
so if you’ve been reading along in our casablanca/tmnt mashup, the story continues
or you could start
here. which was kind of where we started, but its not the beginning of the movie.
mostly we skipped around to the parts where we could make pizza jokes.
the photo here is one of the sketches for
and if you haven’t seen
casablanca you should stop reading this right now, go watch it, and then come back and read these. you’ll get twice as many jokes. maybe more
doodled with colored pencils and ink pen on lunch break by the lake a month or more ago
i remember hating them at the time
but now i kind of like them
did i already post these?
Forgot to turn on the screen capture of me going from the sketchbook sketch to the digital sketch,
from yesterday’s on the airplane strip, so here’s the sketchbook sketch:
And then the timelapse begins after i get the digital sketch overlaid.
As you can tell, I really had some trouble figuring out the color for this one. I ended up back at the watercolor look, but without the ‘ink’ lines on top…
haven’t made many comics lately but I’m still drawing
here’s a sketch of the neighbors house
here’s a few from the sketchbook
one brush pen
a couple colored pencil
the colored pencil ones inspired by an episode of American pickers
love that show
maybe the most important part of doing the strip is figuring out the timing
when trying to do that my sketches can look more like the diagrams you see in the top half of the page
then comes figuring out the props like the chair you see in the bottom half of the page
I also need to figure out the main poses
here you can see I really had trouble with that left leg
see it all come together
watching chef’s table season 3 episode 1
korean monk jeong kwang making kimchi
No time or energy for a finished strip
So you get this sketchbook sketch which isn’t a strip yet
Which is definitely the opposite of how it usually works but I’m tired
I hope doing it this way doesn’t take away the punch from the eventual strip when I get to it
for the last few months i’ve felt pretty energized, creatively speaking
(i’d been reading lynda barry’s syllabus, and i think that gave me quite a bit of fuel and confidence, both)
for the last few weeks my creative juices are feeling lower
i havent been putting out as many strips this month, and for some reason they’ve seemed harder to come by
i can only hope i’m in just a
seasonal artistic funk
so this one is from the sketchbook
i’m not sure what to do with little moments like these, since they have dialogue and only feature one panel, which don’t seem to fit the rules i’ve created for myself here
in the meantime you can
scroll through all of the ‘steps’ strips here