Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tenacious pencil roughs, 2










23 comments:

Jennifer said...

Nice sketches, John!

BTW - are you getting royalties from Sara Lee? I noticed that the new commercials from Sara Lee are using the "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song.

Julián höek said...

very powerfull sketches john! cool burrito!!

EIBass said...

Did you know that the word "Burrito" means "Little Donkey" in spanish. I won't elaborate. Think about that one next time you hold a big juicy one in your hands. yummm, I love the taste of little donkeys!!!

Sean Worsham said...

I think I'll go out and buy a Cintiq now!!! Good job John, let Chad know that I think he does Kickass clean-ups and girlie drawings too!

-Sean

Marlo Meekins said...

these couldn't be any funnier, cuter or a better likeness!!!!! horay

Peggy said...

These are disturbingly cute. *grin*

Glad something's finally happening with these guys, too.

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

Jack's face is hilarious in the second picture. For some reason, I like the roughs better than the finals, but I can't figure out why.

Jeremy said...

I love jack's expression in the second picture.

jert said...

funny stuff......but on a different note i just read in the atlanta journal constitution that the boomerang channel in the uk is going to cut all scenes that involve smoking from classic cartoons that it airs for broadcast. I'm allready pissed of about the cartoon network altering the "mammy" voice on classic tom and jerry cartoons, it just makes me wonder when these bastards are going to stop fucking with the past......does this piss any body else off....any way the tenacious d drawings are wicked funny

The Butcher said...

Exactly what is happening in this scene? I see Jack getting irrate with Kage (as usual), and a burrito. This is a mystery. It's killing me. Keep going though. All fans of Spumco and the D are counting on you.

You are awesome. Why can't yopu paint in perspective? I'm about to submit my very first painting soon in my blog, and I have to say I'm proud. It's pretty 3d and in perspective (as far as I know). Not cartoony, but I tried to retain the same basic drawing principles that you and Preston are trying to teach.

Gabriel said...

Looks great! Isn't there an animated pencil test clip to show us?

Alex Whitington said...

Burrito is a funny word.

Eric C. said...

Awesome John, nice expressions.

So when do you think the music video will come out?

How's the Ultimate Ren & Stimpy DVD Set coming along?

lastangelman said...

I have no idea what's going on but these faces and poses are hilarious. I wait in awe for the inevitable butt joke.

Kali Fontecchio said...

The frame before he says EEE, and when he does are two of the funniest drawings this year. How do you come up with these faces- are these poo faces? Ha-ha!

Patrick said...

The forth one down is way too cool!!! Jack's expression is priceless!!! What the hell could he possibily be thinking?

jessicaLynn said...

good Im glad you posted more.They are great. I like your mouth positions they are not GENERIC.

Art F. said...

those expressions are the best! and i love the burrito! ARRIBA!!!

Scott Warren said...

Man, I can't wait to see this music video.

Desiree said...

Hey John,
I'm amazed to see yet NEW face expressions on all your characters. They just never end. I Have no idea how you do it. It's Genius!!!!

OH OH I LOOOOVEEE the giraffe u designed a couple posts down. Ur cartoons make me all giggly inside!

Oh and the girl with the basketball belt and the peach background design is really awesome aswell!!!! The colors....*melt*! I'm slowly understanding how Cartoons outshine Disney. Don't stop the enlighting!

Visual o--y!!! and thats WITHOUT the sound or animation!

The Mighty Robolizard said...

As usual, nice job, and I love thier dwarf like qualities...

Hey, I was wondering, could you lower the comment ban. I kind of liked the discussions on this blog... one side shouting yes, one side shouting no, not one listening to reason. Fun.

Joel Bryan said...

Oh yeah... the elasticity of line here just amazes me. Lookit them li'l guys move!

Do animators naturally think in terms of moving figures, or as a result of training the mind, eye and hand? Or in terms of movement?

I'm guessing they do. It's so much more fun to see figures jumping around on the page than dully standing there, doing nothing. Jack is hilarious but man, Kyle was BORN to be a cartoon.

David Germain said...

Do animators naturally think in terms of moving figures, or as a result of training the mind, eye and hand? Or in terms of movement?

Yep!