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by JGrubber
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Hiring a Digital Colourist
Replies: 1
Views: 3993

Hiring a Digital Colourist

HI gang, I am trucking along on my book (A Cartoon Biography of Samuel de Champlain, the Father of New France and Canada) but have been thinking a lot about the colouring process. I don't have a tablet, so i do all the art by hand. I hope to be done drawing it with about a year - its a part time pro...
by JGrubber
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Art book for Ice Age Series?
Replies: 3
Views: 4386

Art book for Ice Age Series?

Hi folks, I have started collecting computer animated film artbooks (pixar kungfu panda, etc.) and the VISA people have been very happy as a result, but the one i am really looking for is an artbook for any of the Ice Age movies. I like the character design and drawing styles, and would like to see ...
by JGrubber
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Desert Island Challenge: What 3 Illustration Books to Bring?
Replies: 3
Views: 4400

Desert Island Challenge: What 3 Illustration Books to Bring?

I am looking to get some new books to inspire me, and have no idea where to begin- there are just so many, but not very many locally. So, I thought we could all have some fun with this, by getting peoples best choices from their own collections: Rules: 1) You get to pick 3 illustration books (Artboo...
by JGrubber
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Find of the Year- Savage Sword of Conan 125 issues for $20
Replies: 1
Views: 3659

Find of the Year- Savage Sword of Conan 125 issues for $20

Some one dumped a partial collection of SSOC and Conan Saga at my local comic shop, and I was in the right place at the right time- i have classic reading aplenty now for myself and my son (hes only 2, but seems to like the pictures so far...). Anyone else here still read these golden oldies? It rem...
by JGrubber
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Bone: What am I not getting?
Replies: 5
Views: 6115

Bone: What am I not getting?

I got the whole set via scholastic as a lot of my grade 7-8 students (and 5-6 ones too) seem to love it. I love graphic novels, and fantasy (in another life, i was a fantasy fiction (dragonlance) writer, before i started back into drawing). Why can't I get through this series- I am stuck in the firs...
by JGrubber
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: John's Illustration Thread - updated Dec 13/08
Replies: 4
Views: 3927

Action Poses Needing Critiquing

I have been working a lot on action poses, and would like some feedback. The character is Samuel de Champlain, the main character of my book and a well-known figure from Canadian History. 1. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/3103414577_fc90f922d1_m.jpg 2. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/310341...
by JGrubber
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Dynamic Poses/Action Poses Book? Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2366

Dynamic Poses/Action Poses Book? Help!

Hey folks, Can anyone recommend a good sourcebook on poses for action scenes (running, jumping, swordfighting, punching, kicking etc.)? My project is historical, but I want to play up the action to make it interesting to students. A technical title, or even a comic/GN/manga that does it well and I c...
by JGrubber
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: John's Illustration Thread - updated Dec 13/08
Replies: 4
Views: 3927

Johns Illustration thread- Updated and hungry for feedback!

This, to be honest, my first shot at an actual comic page. It is for my cartoon biography of Samuel de Champlain- the greatest explorer in North American history and the founder of New France, Quebec and ultimately Canada. normally I would have drawn images separately, then assembled them in Quark. ...
by JGrubber
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Thinking of getting a tablet, but need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 6744

more tablet questions...

Okay so now that i am leaning even more to the tablet, what sort of horsepower do i really need on my stystem? I am running a dell dimension 4800 i think its only 2GHz with i think 1 gig of ram. I think its about 6-7 years old (that shows how old it is- i can't even remember when i bought it...) So,...
by JGrubber
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: RIP Carlos Meglia
Replies: 2
Views: 4302

I can't believe i forgot cybersix!

I really wish they would translate canari...
by JGrubber
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Photoshop elements vs. full version
Replies: 6
Views: 6870

Photoshop elements vs. full version

Which one is more commonly used by folks around here? Do I need a full version if i am doing mainly colouring/drawing?

Is there a big difference in learning, or is it mainly the price that sets them apart?

Thanks,

john
by JGrubber
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Thinking of getting a tablet, but need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 6744

Thinking of getting a tablet, but need advice

I want a tablet, but heres the rub: - should i get more experienced with photoshop before i do so (so i am not tackling two learning curves at once), or will a tablet help me work in pshop more easily (since i am a rookie)? - given my style (old school brush and india ink), is an lcd screen tablet o...
by JGrubber
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: RIP Carlos Meglia
Replies: 2
Views: 4302

RIP Carlos Meglia

Just heard about this- he was a phenomenally talented illustrator. Taken at the young age of 50- and his style was such that you wouldn't have guessed his age by looking at it. Heres a sample: http://michaelmay.us/07blog/images/1228_canari.jpg He is known for: - Superman and Tarzan: Sons of the Jung...
by JGrubber
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: John's Illustration Thread - updated Dec 13/08
Replies: 4
Views: 3927

John's Illustration Thread - updated Dec 13/08

Hi Folks, This is thread is to see variety and progress in what I have been working on. Newest stuff will be at the end. Feedback is very welcome, as I want to improve. Thanks, John Christmas Cards: 1. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2038/2476016380_2e0e54a95e.jpg 2. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/32...
by JGrubber
Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Illustration (Picture now in post!) Thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 2790

Illustration (Picture now in post!) Thoughts?

Hi gang, I did this for a friend (her sons birthday): http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/2779646519_5d914acf9e.jpg I am reasonably happy with the picture, except for a few things: 1- the monkey doesn't look like its moving 2- the colouring sucks- its too washed out etc. but it is watercolours, i ha...