Thursday, December 27, 2007

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to ALL!

check out the all new bartaking.com

i plan on updating it close to never,
keeping in the tradition of this blog.

REJOICE!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Finished Pages...

for that whole collective consciousness project I've subjected myself to. It now has less to do with the overall idea of the collective consciousness, replaced really by consciousness in general and that whole internal crap that most artists like me like to think about. WHOO HOO!

text will be added someday when I effectively compile some.






Friday, November 9, 2007

Two Great Posts That Post Great Together!

This is pages three, four, and five of my six page comic on the collective consciousness that I'm doing for my 'Futures' class. It's hard to tell here, but the left third of each page will be filled with the supportive texts. So right now it's just crazy psychological goofiness... Not that any text will change that.

(and there is some effects I have to put in)











































ok, just to give some insight: page one is kind of a spirit animal point, which transforms into a brick wall structure mirroring the whole 'what is inside of you' thing. leading to a 'mirror self' inside the 'wall' which is shared with neanderthal man (our ingrained biological and sociological history)and a fire as the 'inside flame'. The missing bricks are stand-ins for possible views outside yourself and to some other perspective, method of feeling. Like I said...psychological goofiness. But I like how its coming together.

Old Art: VINCENT

Here is an eight page comic on Vincent Van Gogh that I did over...ELEVEN YEARS AGO

"NO, NO...It can't be. There was no such thing as comics back then."

Pretty fun to look at, I'm not sure if Vincent's visual deterioration was because I was running out of time and rushed myself, or if it was a conscious decision; point a light on the deteriorating nature of his psyche.






Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Doctor I Never Posted


Wild Eyed and Crazy

Sunday, October 14, 2007

KGW

Thursday, October 4, 2007

A Box for Steven...

















...COAL BEAR

Monday, October 1, 2007

little dark, fincher

don't be honest...tell me what i want to hear. it won't be the greatest page in the book, but at least one page is done.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Well...It is.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Workz. Yeah, with a Z!















Couple of fake AD Council posters I did for my Futures in Society class; The Future of Water. The first one I set up to spoof the debate, like someday it would be as hot a topic as abortion, hence the Our Bodies thing. The second was because I wanted to do something drippy, plus I had the monkey nursing the water bottle pic.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Head on over to FIST A CUFFS!!!

...where currently submissions are coming in for the next batch of 'Arena Girls' for FACA 4. These contributions will continue up until the start of FACA 4, where then we the public will get a chance to vote for the top 12. Accurate details are and will be present at:

FIST-A-CUFFS

mine is the sailor girl.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

OK FMH'rs...

a new style is coming...after much deliberation (by myself) over my FMH output I am trying one more avenue of attack. This is a make or break situation, to get 32 pages finished (Me & Aaron) by print time, and for me to keep my edumacation under control, I need to play this smart.

more to come...

Final 2D Movie!

video

music from "The Fine Arts Showcase", album: RADIOLA

dream time model house for 3D class

tiny chipboard pieces, cut and glued to illustration board structure.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jason Fole Study

Same format as before. The worfpyre Jason looks like a strange sadistic muppet, the testicles coming from his arms and back are meant to be some vampire bat genetic leftover.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Those Little Movies I Was Talking About....

Four 60 second films I did for my 2D class, they were in conjunction with 16 little books that used the same images. The last image of #2 & #3 gets cutoff...BLOGGER!
But anyway.

video
video
video
video

all music by "The Advantage"
http://www.theadvantageband.com

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Phantom Carnie STRIKES!

I inked Scott's Phantom Carnie pic. I don't know if it was intentional, but the staines on his shirt make a sort of moaning face... I played that up a bit.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Jacob Fole Study, Afternoon Delight!


Ok, the first of two character studies on the brothers. Pretty obvious whats going on here, we've got Jacob in human form, vampire form (not much diff.) and wolfpyre mode. I want to keep the wolfpyres from looking too much alike, so Jacob here will be less hairy and blacker in color, whilst Jason will be hairier and brown, with some certain vampire influences that I will save for that picture.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ink tastes like black.

Still on this one huh? Yeah, I know. Someday, someday...this weekend Brothers Fole will begin...again. I'm still feeling out/revisiting the quills...tried a more stylized route that I would normally never attempt, using flat consistent hatch lines instead of the normal quill 'flesh-out' if you know what I mean.

Scotts at Disney... lucky him. Hes probably touching Donald inappropriately right now.

later taters.

I can't tell you guys how bad I need a trip to Springfield right now. I needs me FMH batteries charged. But, alas, in time. Thanksgiving I'm back for TUES - SAT (leaving again SUN. Will have some pages for Aaron then. huh, buddy, you like that? you wants some pages do ya? aww whos a good boy?

Friday, August 31, 2007

TIGHTEN IT RIGHT UP 2 Monster Hunter gonna F**K YOU...up.

Lightboxed the Trio onto a piece of Bristol and it's probably about as finished (pencil) as its going to get. I just noticed I didn't finish Seths Gun. Looking to do a FMH logo all swolled, pocked and drippy...hence the puddles on the floor. It'll make a decent shirt.

Week One Overview

Well, I've been given a pretty good amount of work for week one. A digital image scavenger hunt narrative/imovie project (like a 150 found and manufactured little images)An exploration into a living, relevant sculpture artist, which will turn into a small chipboard sculpture build. A four hour still life drawing, a few little articles and news items to find and share. Not too bad, but time consuming. This is the second FMH pic I've gotten to flesh out. Would like to get to a point where I devote at least one half of a couple of days to FMH. one can dream. Once the momentum starts to churn, I think I can get one page a week done on brothers fole, then hit a page every other day during christmas (nearly a month)

or one every two weeks....sad

Monday, August 27, 2007

oh, and this

a brush pen sketch from a break in orientation. some mod looking girl across the tent.

Sunday Night Monster Hunter

Doing a little height comparison picture. The smoking fingers are not cleaver.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Wizard World Sketches.









Do they? Do zombies make great business?

Saturday, August 4, 2007

So Many TEETH...

So, I had to fly to Papua New Guinea this past week to retrieve a penance from an old advocary who wanted to make good. I found myself in a Hotel Bar in Mt. Hagan when I was presented with what you see here. A drawing of Quinn by Rob Liefeld. I thanked him but asked why he choose to draw him without his goatee. Rob dropped his forehead on the glass top bar and started gently weeping. I was frozen, not knowing what to do. Do I comfort this man, my enemy, do I commiserate his pain thus relieving my own. Can I walk away? While his face was hidden I turned for flight, but just as quickly he had my arm in his hands and I was now privy to stare into the tear streaked soul of this man. I saw him...more than I had ever seen him before. He chocked on his words before the three I could decipher made themselves audible. So many teeth. He collapsed again and I was frozen in shock for a second time this meeting. The bartender caught my attention, his was giving me the international sign for 'this patron has had too much to drink' motioning his loosely clenched fist around his open mouth whilst using his tounge to protrude and massage his left cheek. I nodded and returned my own silent message which no one could misinterpret, I asked the gentleman to 'take Rob out back and shoot him in the head' by rolling invisible dice in front of my belt buckle then pointing outside and miming 'five minutes' by extending the fingers of my left hand and then pointing at my watch. He nodded and boasted suddenly and loudly "Hey, is that BADROCK outside by the pool?" Rob snapped to attention and like lightning was outside accross the veranda and down the granite steps to the foot of the pool. As if in slow motion he looked back at me, he was happy. I met his stare and held it firm as the black bag was lowered over his head and he was whisked away behind a cabana. I turned back and reentered the bar, I has a scotch and allowed myself to breath again. I collected my picture of Quinn, left the hotel and stepped into the taxi I had waiting for me since my arrival. The flight home was long, still.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Crazy Brushpen Seth...

...that is all.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

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