Couple of lil cartoons I've done to ease the pain of a good mate who just got YLOD with his PS3 - used the old hair dryer to fix the solder long enough to backup trick - lets hope his PS3 hangs in there long enough!
Hey guys - posting something to let ya'll know I'm still alive ... just lol - NEED WORK agh! Applying for quite a bit but keep not getting picked ... feeling pretty confused/down. Hmm well from a few months ago - here's a bit of 'spec work' I did against my better judgement as it was a great project ... still didn't get didn't get the gig though DOH!
Ho hum! may I present my version of 'Chloe the curly necked giraffe' (they wanted something a little like Disney style):
remember those vids of me scribbling in adobe illustrator? I've reworked them a little and reuploaded - behold new speedy HD versions with added original tunes by me!
Please give em a quick watch and let me know what you think :) enjoy!
January 28th, 2012, 02:11 AM
Chunky plane ftw. :P You're good at dropping your lines down in a few swings, nice to see you mid-work.
January 29th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Thanks Blighty! I remember that being the first thing I practiced way back when I was a little boy of 7-9 wanting to become a better cartoonist :painting: hehe ok let me just scribble out a pic of my first character I designed... *sketch ..scribble.. scribble* oh hey why not fire up the screen recording app... here you go a vid of me drawing it! Hmm what on earth it seems to have been on 2 frames a second setting or something o.O; ..eeerrr it's stop motion!! honest! >.> *whistles* well enjoy me reminiscing (watch in HD for best detail!) :P
February 3rd, 2012, 10:57 PM
More you tube action scribbling a few of my fave muscle cars! :painting: :lounge:
February 7th, 2012, 02:00 AM
VERY usefull VIDEOS
WOWOWWOOOW, I loove your stuff bro. It's kinda hard to find people with comic
backround in here, but I am always very excited when I find folks like me kinda
I looove your YOUTUBE channel so what kinda Illustrator version do you use,
I really could not be friends with Illustrator cause I do more animation so it is
inconvenient for me to take the AI file to FLASH :sadcheerleader:
I am using a cintique21UX do you know which AI version will work fine
with that !?
But it would be good if I would know it cause it's such a powerful tool and I love
Anyway hope to see you @ my SB
February 7th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Great updates :D I forgot I had subscribed to your youtube channel and got an email with the camero drawing, I was like "who's greg?" then it clicked when I saw the drawing :D I always wondered how you get such great lines, I don't have illustrator but it looks like when you draw freehand lines it automatically adjusts them to make them smoother...if this is the case, I'm getting me some of that :D
Catch you laters
February 11th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Hey thanks Iven an Angel! :D I'm currently using Illustrator CS3 and can't see why any recent version wouldn't work on the Cintique - it's well worth the investment and from testing a demo of CS5 it's even better! With animation have you looked into Toon Boom Studio/Animate here: www.toonboom.com it has a more animation focused workflow and is compatible with Illustrator :lounge:
As far as lines go - yes you can set it to smooth your lines and there are various adjustments. Personally I prefer to set it up for as minimal auto smoothing as possible without having too many anchor points along the line (more points = larger file & more difficult to tweak). Something you may have seen in the vids is the pixilated lines while I'm drawing and then they go all smooth and nice once I lift the pen - this is simply a performance feature (I think this can be turned off?)
I plan to do a few tips n tricks videos explaining how I set things up for a more natural feel.
February 14th, 2012, 12:07 AM
New YouTube Car-Toon Scribble :)
February 15th, 2012, 04:01 AM
Haha, I love how its stubby wheels are sending it cascading over the bump. :D
February 20th, 2012, 04:34 AM
Thanks man I will try to get Illustrator again, I have one question !
- Do you draw those cars in you videos out of your mind, or did you
prepared a sketch !?
I would love to see the sketch, that's in my wish list so far keep doing
what you are doing it's very inspiring, would love to see some more
sketches thou !
Iven - hey you're welcome dude :) All the cars are drawn without ref or any prep sketching - just making it up as I go!
When you say seeing the sketch is on your wish list - which sketch do you mean?
Oh and yeah I checked out your site the other day - love the tutorials section! Really nicely set out to help anyone starting as an animator or artist - teaching how to put character into your artwork is a really important skill in my eyes! :lounge:
Hmm for some reason nobody I ask thinks my cartoon/caricatures of myself look like me... lol
March 25th, 2012, 08:53 AM
Hey man, that's a rad car on your youtube channel (rad music too lol).
I hope you keep pushin forward with those life struggles!
I know what you mean with those abstract art lines. Nothing but scribbles right? yep, lol- when you really love art- you feel like drawing but nothing comes out lol! you say "oh well"- then you scribble the heck outta that page!
it's kinda depressin, but you gotta elevate to doing strategic daily exercises man! I quit that phase cause it was too depressing. Couldn't stay there lol- and I pray I never go back!
I also noticed that you mentioned about the bible in here somewhere. I assumed you're a believer?
if so, then awesome! another one lol. (you know, cuz it's kinda hard to find em in the art world)
well. IF I sound strange, then my apologies buddy!
July 5th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Hey wow it's been ages - no excuses but life has been tough ... very ... so just not felt up to creating other than what I need to for work. still getting to have a bit of fun though as I did with a recent cartoon commission piece.
Hiya Greg - sorry you've been having a tough time lately, hope it's getting better for you :) Really nice work on the gorilla commission :D great linework :)
October 7th, 2012, 10:57 AM
Thanks Angel :)
Goodness the forums are all new and 'different' looking ... hmm *looks around with slightly perplexed expression*
Well mr 'Gorilla guy' has asked me to do 3 more illustrations he liked the last one so much! Chimps in a box and an Orangutan sorting nanas! Also a work in progress of a larger piece :painting:
So yeah I'm still alive - wow seems weird not to be active on CA that much any more ... Really hoping I can find my 'oomph' again ... oh and YouTube approached me about monetizing my videos! I had no idea I had enough views for that yet... but just wish I felt inspired enough to make something from it!
New youtube vid! Please share if you like them, comment, subscribe and all that goodness :yayca: need as many views as possible! Maybe at some point it will help pay the bills if I get enough interest and encouragement to do more... hey I can hope! :)
Damn! Nice work! :) I'm not surprised he came back for more, and monkeys look like fun to draw. Good luck finding your oomph, did you look under the couch cushions? I found my oomph recently revisiting some old fairy sketches I did years ago because I can't paint in photoshop (stupid incompatibility problems with my wacom) anyway enough about me there, I shall check out your video now :) keep it up!
January 9th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Whoohooooo CA is online! quick add something before it goes down again!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhh....... :lounge: