Saturday, March 29, 2008

I Want Quackbusters On DVD!

Daffy Duck is my favorite cartoon character of all time. That being said, "Quackbusters" is one of my favorite Looney Tunes movies of all time. It was released back in 1988, featured both new animated footage spliced with classic footage, and was one of the last Looney Tunes films that featured the irreplaceable vocalist, Mel Blanc. Since it's been 20 years since the film was domestically released, I think it's about time Warner Bros. released it on DVD. I'll even help them get started by designing what I think the dvd cover should look like! These are warm up sketches.




My interpretation of the DVD cover. So whatta say, Warners? I would love to see this movie again in a dvd format. PLEEEEEEASE?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Venom


Just wanted to draw something simple of my favorite spider man copy cat. Plus I wanted to try the pencil tool in flash for a change. It's not that bad after all!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Water Color


Tried out watercolor today. I kinda like it better than copics. Gonna keep playing around with it more

Animals 2

Still practicing. Which is better? Copics or Prisma?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My Fav Meth Minute



This was one of my favorite Meth Minute cartoons I got to work on. I think Vic and Cougar are so damn funny, and they deserve their own tv show. I animated the blocking in this one. I love Ed. If you never seen the first Vic and Cougar, go here
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vLK3GhmxaBo

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Can I Keep It?


Lobster Larva. Every child should own one!

Before and After

Self improvement is a funny thing. This picture of these characters was done back in '03 before I started SVA. Unfortunately, I was not very computer savy and I didn't have those big-shot painting programs like photoshop or corel painter. I did this straight ahead without any thought of construction, or composition, with a ball point pen and colored it in the paint program. You know, the software that everyone and their mother has for PC. None of the art schools I went to before SVA gave me any real artistic lessons. It was just "Paint or draw something to get a grade. I'm gonna eat my banana and drink coffee". Needless to say, I was FAR inferior compared to my classmates, who seemed to have true artistic backgrounds. I was pretty much lost my freshman year. I had the passion, but no artistic talent.

This picture was done recently. Although I still think I need more improvement on paint and color, this picture looks more animated and loose compared to the above pic. Basic construction and a proper use of your lines really makes a difference. Teachers like Matt Archambault, Steve Gaffeny, and Andy Gerndt had an impact on me. My parents had the above pic in their kitchen for the past 5 years, so they wanted me to make a new one. Also, the kids faces look different from each other, compared to the above pic, where their faces are structured exactly the same.

I started working on the pilot episode for this. I can't think of any other independent films right now, so why not start something that's been sitting in my head since school started. Besides, I want to get this thing on TV, and it's not going to happen unless I make a move and start something. These are concept sketches.













It's gonna be a long journey to get this done. But what the hell. I don't give up easily. I'm not going to waste four years of education and training. Artwork displayed is copyright of James Sugrue