Thursday, October 23, 2014

RE-ANIMATED: THE ZOMBIE SHOW


Tuesday night was
most 
DEFINITELY
the zombie apocalypse.

At least it was at
DISNEY
TV ANIMATION:


Yup,
the latest
art show's theme was 
ZOMBIES!

And a lot of folks turned up to have 
their brains eaten 
by 
SOOPER
INCREDIBLE
ART!


Aliki Theofilopolous Graft 
showed off her napkin
art as part of her never-ending quest
to make all other parents feel lame about
what they put in their kid's lunches:


Fish Hooks totally 
rose from the 
grave
toilet:


PHINEAS AND FERB
creator Dan Povenmire
went black and white for
Inktober:




Love this Sea Hag by
Alex Duckworth:



STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL
creator
Daron Nefcy
rocked this out:



7D 
art director
Frank Montegna
designed this 
Haunted Mansion
homage
with the help of
directors
Charles Visser
and 
Alfred Gimeno:





Who let 
Pikachu
in the house?



GAH!
I somehow didn't get the 
third painting in this
beautiful
triptych:






FISH HOOKS
creator
Noah Z. Jones
made this:


And Joel Trussel made this:





My son
Parker got to meet
GRAVITY FALLS
creator
ALEX HIRSCH
and told him that if he didn't
give him an autograph
he'd spend the next 5 hours talking about soccer.

Alex quickly gave him an autograph:



So what'd I dig up for the show?

THE 7 DEAD!


I started by doing the 
roughs on my Cintiq:


I cleaned 'em up a bit further:


Then I printed each one and
cleaned 'em up in pencil over a light box:


 After that the colored pencils went to work:


And 
WHA-BOOOOOOM:








It was so much fun 
drawing these!

 The 
DISNEY TVA
art shows are like
deliciously
gourmet 
brains
served up just the way 
you like 'em!




Monday, October 20, 2014

AN WHILE WE'RE AT IT-- SHAMAN KING!!!


While lamenting the
soon to be
passing of
Naruto,
I glimpsed you a bit of this old thing:


When I first started reading 
Shonen Jump
I would tear out
pages
poses
and 
backgrounds
that
inspired me.


The manga I
most often 
ripped from was

by
Hiroyuki Takei


It's the story of 
Yoh Asakura,
a young, laid back spirit medium who 
finds himself thrust into a worldwide battle to become the
Shaman King.

I love
Takei-san's
broad posing:


His draftsmanship:

 

His characters
and the way he dresses them:


And his insane 
splash panels:


I wish I had his 
caffeinated blend of technical skill
and cartooniness.
It's a refreshing change 
from most manga:



























Looking through these,
I don't think I've captured
even half of what I love about
Shaman King.
I stopped ripping the magazine up 
once I really got into it.

And now,
while researching this post I found that 
there's a short series
called
Shaman King: Flowers
that came out a couple years ago.

I think I need to check that out!