Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Robot Invasion WIP

       So here are the sketch and outline pics of George's Robot Invasion aspect of his robo-sleeve. You can see where the original sketches in the previous post influenced the final concept. Done mostly "on the fly" once I was able to talk to George more about the concept and what context he wanted to do the robot sleeve he had in mind, I started drawing it out to as a column composition, staggering the points of interest as the design moved down his arm. Drawn as two seperate compositions, then worked into each other for the main layout. We then narrowed it all down to this drawing, adjusting features a few times, and working out the details as the final composition came to life.

I liked how the buildings separated the scene and gave it some added depth and  atmosphere.

      A fun piece tho! I barely noticed I was working. it just felt like good old project style art, and the opportunity to pick a thing and do it all day long.

Taken with my phone cam. Focus sucks, but I hope it get's the point across.
      Of course, I will post more on this pieces progress' likely reposting all of this when it's done as a spotlight.
After it's healed, we'll get into shading and blacks. notice only the robots have been hardlined, and the buildings and smoke have been left in a rough stage, this way, when it's healed, I will be able to play with teh focus and intensity of the building and smoke shading, adding more depth to the piece.

       As a side note. I'll be posting at odd times, when I have the chance, instead of waiting for the update day, then not having time. Of course, I could premake the posts, work on them through the week, do 'em up all polished and pro and keep a schedule... I know, I thought of it too, it would be great.. But then, in reality, it's just not going to happen that way. Not the way my schedule is now. Not unless I start actually getting some traffic, but I'm content to the few views I get a day, and I certainly enjoy getting to pour my nonsense into the interweb blogospheres. So I'll keep feeding this page as much as I can when I can.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Robot Sketches

Really, at the moment. it's all I got. not much time for the blog at the moment. but dont give up me yet...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

And the Grind keeps on grinding.

Back to work. (did I stop?) There is so much to keep up with, it's overwhelming sometimes. I tried to stop working on stuff at home for a while and get a chance to unplug, but then I fall behind, (as if I were ever ahead) and become filled with the need to get as much done as I can at home, while also hanging out with Dawn and Liberty.

Where the magic happens. Seriously, see the boxes of magic cards, under that stack of drawings and notes....

But it's time to focus on Artistic Tattoo marketing materials = Biz card, website, flier designs and a couple Art Posters, and start to reshape the shops brand. That starts with good art and design, and consistency to establish a familiar and recognizable image. Then we can attach our message to that image. It's all part of my "Master Plan"... Such as rolling out the QR Codes again. This time I'll have Dynamic Codes to tattoo on people, codes that can have their content changed whenever the user wants.

you know these things, you scan with a smartphone..

How about that Alex Jones? Click here to see what I'm talking about. Also check the Best of Section on the right to see more about my scannable QR code tattoos.

In all reality, it's stuff I should have had taken care of a couple months ago, but the shop has been a handful, and we have so much still to do.

The time is now to focus all my energy into a fine point, so I've decided that for the time being, I'm not even going to try to work on other side projects such as the novel I've been trying to write, or the comics I have been trying to make. The most non tattoo/shop related work you'll see me do for a while will be the SkullHead and Bunny strip. That's easy stuff, and It makes me smile.

As a side note, I've been doing a bit of heavy reading, The Prince by Machiavelli and Sun Tzu at the moment. I plan to add more to that list of such classics. If you get curious enough, you do worse than reading these pivotal books that have shaped much of modern thought.

Thanks for reading, and I'll see you all here again in few days!