Saturday, August 30, 2008

Santorini Greece - DS Colors

I really liked the blues in a photo from Santorini Greece, so I drew it in DS Colors. Oh and here's the time lapse.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ray Wise - Reaper

A brilliant casting decision, Ray Wise is the devil in the TV show "Reaper." Charming, funny... but disturbing and scary, he's perfectly cast. He steals every scene he appears in.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Dr. Horrible

Back to pen and paper here. A few ink blots got on the paper in some way or another. Ah well.

I can't describe how much I loved Dr. Horrible. It's a little hard to sum up. It's a sing along superhero/villian story... funny... touching... great songs. I have such a new appreciation for Neil Patrick Harris that I'm considering buying/renting his "How I Met Your Mother" series. The story behind it is great too. It was done either during or as a result of the writers strike and Joss Whedon called a bunch of friends and talked them into working on this on-line show... a completely new approach to producing these types of things.

If you haven't watched it yet go do so... now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lord Voldemort - DS Colors

I just saw the trailer for the new Harry Potter movie and I can't wait. It looks dark and complex.

So here is "He Who Will Remain Nameless." Check out the sketch on the Colors gallery to watch the draw.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Diablo Satyr - DS Colors

I haven't been looking forward to a computer game for a number of years now, but I am truly looking forward to the release of Diablo 3. For those not familiar with it (who would that be?) it's a dungeon-crawl-hack-and-slash.

Here's a satyr from the game, done in DS Colors... see the drawing in progress here.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sock from Reaper - DS Colors

One of my guilty pleasures is "Reaper" on the CW network. Yes... a CW show. It's a cute show, with some smart writing. A guy becomes the devil's soul collector when he finds out his parents sold his soul to the devil when he was a baby.

"Sock" is one of the better characters, a slacker with an attitude.

Check out my post on the Colors Gallery to view the drawing in progress.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dave - Nintendo Colors

My brother Dave, a dyed-in-the-wool fisherman. This again done with Colors on the Nintendo DS. Somehow, things got really yellow here, but hard to see lighter color shades on the small screen.

Another cool thing about Colors... if you check this drawing out on the Colors gallery (here's the link), you can watch a replay of how I drew it.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Colors - Goofing around on the DS

More goofing around with Colors on the Nintendo DS.

The first is some clouds in the back yard today, and the other is a storage shed that we have in back. I can definitely see the potential here, but I obviously need a lot more practice.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

"Colors" on the Nintendo DS - Natalie

So this may be my new favorite sketching tool or medium because it's at the perfect intersection between my love for tweaking tech gadgets and sketching.

There is a "homebrew" program called "Colors" for the Nintendo DS. Yes, the very same Nintendo DS that your teenage kid spends 20 hours a day wasting time on.

"Homebrew" means that this is a software program not created or endorsed by Nintendo. To run it you need to purchase a special card that allows you to run homebrew software (like the R4 chip for the DS lite... Google it!).

Colors is a simple sketch/painting tool, but because it uses the pressure-sensitive DS touchpad, it's very flexible. You can scale brushes, mix/tint colors, etc. This little sketch I did in about 15 minutes on the DS. It's from my little girl's kindergarten school photo.

I'm looking forward to experimenting with more sketches/painting on the DS. It's the perfect size to take anywhere... so inconspicous, but every shade/color of paint at your fingertips!

If you go to the Colors website (linked above) you'll see some amazing art people are making with this little device. You can also go to Youtube and search for "DS Colors" and find recorded sketch sessions that are pretty amazing.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

My Lovely Wife

I've been doing sketches of family members lately I guess... so here is my lovely wife. Turning 40 this year, but forever 29 in her heart (and mine).

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Lex, My Little Buddy

We've been inseparable this summer.

I've taken Fridays off to be with the kids more, and it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made.