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7/19/2007

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Doodle...

Well i switched my lighting to those more environment friendly bulbs always talked about, i think they're just softer/lower watt, 10 instead of 60-100. The major difference is that they give off a blue hue instead of that bright yellow or white light, actually it's a bit like the opening scene from Joe VS the Volcano... it'll take some getting use to... worth it... but it'll take some getting use to...

The comic is coming along ok i guess, the first story stretches out to about 4-5 books, i'm happy with 1/3 of the first part that's down. My biggest problem is learning how to settle with a drawing, i'm the type that will go back and stress out about doing it better. I'm reminded of a time, must have been 11yrs old, when i signed on to do a school project of drawing a banner sized stop sign. Thinking back on it i should have, would have made more sense, just freehanded the whole thing and been done in an afternoon, but instead i spent days trying to measure out the perfect 5ft octagon. Each day sneering at it, nope could be a little more even, think i should start over. The whole point was so that no one would judge it negatively, who did the shoddy stop sign, but there's a point when you have to let that go and be ok with doing your best. I've found out that it's easy to get stuck on something that way, sometimes its better to accept where you are and worry about improving the next drawing, just so that you keep moving forward. Get the form down and move to the next one. In the end the 1st graders appreciated the outline and markered/crayoned in the whole thing... wasn't a loss though, it looked great. Honestly, i think another reason the sign took so long was i enjoyed hanging out with a friend back then, wonder what she's upto now.

24 comments:

Jamie Price said...

Mike I think that's why people became artists, because of the challenge that it always is and how you can do one thing a million different ways. I hope you are saving all of your rough layouts and design for another extra book. I love making of books. And I know I would buy one if you had one. Nice sketch by the way. Have you ever applied at an animation studio? Or do you always want to be a freelance artist?

MIKE THOMAS said...

Hey Jamie, funny you mention it, never have and i'm ready to move on from freelance, but that has everything to do with money... seriously need to find a studio.

I really enjoy making of books too, if i did, it would probably mainly be panel drawings and layouts... monster designs.

barth said...

I truly love your doodles, man

Anonymous said...

Are you willing to work for a game studio or just animation and movies?

rajesh said...

gorgeous drawings, mike. don't stop. believing. hold on to the loving feeling.

PEDRO NUÑEZ said...

Great drawings man, I love your still and your anatomy concept.Where do you work?
Cheers¡¡.

Pedro

Martin Hsu said...

Wow! Fantastic drawings! Very fluid.

MIKE THOMAS said...

Thanks Barth, i wish there was a video somewhere of the second one.

Anonymous, yah of course, games are just as great.

Rajesh, Baby (baby), baby (baby),
I beg of you please (please), please (please)! Best part :D

TY Pedro, Freelance, freelance is fantastic if you have the money to back you, a lot of freedom.

Thanks Martin, feel like i should do some more underwares doodles.

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

These drawings are like a time machine to me. They brought me back to the glorious Sixties.
Excellent!

ratheesh said...

i like ur works.great!!

BEN said...

always fantastic...
uao!
compliments!!!!

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