Here’s a time-lapse process video of me trying out some tools and techniques on a sketchbook drawing to Photoshop. More recent drawings over on chrismcd.tumblr.com.
Jeffro Kilpatrick‘s book about Petey the turtle will be reprinted with updated “pin-up” art by friends for the new edition. Here is my new Petey illustration, in which he defeats the fearful Subway Dragon.
I am making daily drawings this year. Most of them I am planning on making a time-lapse process video of. When I do, I’ll add them to this play list embedded above.
Here’s a sketchbook drawing I doodled up with the last bits of ink in a brush pen, a nib pen, sumi ink and some drug-store-bought Crayola watercolors. I posted it on meathaus.com too as part of the new daily drawing feature I’m including on the site where Meathaus associates send me drawings and I post one per day as a neat additional thing to see on every visit to the site.
In McD Workshop news, I got my designer’s copy of the the TUNES book and took a bunch of shots of the lettering I did for a portfolio post which I will do soon. I’m also in the final stages of designing both the Bill Plympton art book, called Independently Animated: Bill Plympton, and my own Why Is Sasquatch Crying? book which is exciting. It is just in time as well since the fall semester has begun and I’m teaching a class again at UArts here in Philly, this time in the animation department. That’s one day of the week. A new book project is starting up simultaneously, an art book about the concept/production art from the new Green Lantern movie coming out next year. The only thing I can say about some of the cool art I’ve seen so far is that some of it reminded me of the art of Zdzisław Beksiński, which is wild stuff.
I have a new secret weapon and the work is flowing. Here is a digital update to that sad bear painting and a new Michael Jackson digital sketch.
Well I always thought this Moe turned out to be a nice rough likeness. From a 2003 sketchbook.
Sometimes getting up at 5am every morning starts to wear on you and then you spill sumi ink all over the floor and draw these bird comics.