Very nice John,But I don't see the construction so how can it be called a pencil rough? Where's the construction lines in the faces? Are they digitaly cleaned up?_Eric
John! Your a genius and my Idol!I Love every one your drawings.It must be fun to make Tenacious D. even more cartoony than they actually are!
I can see it moving in my mind. Hey John, how do you choose which frames to draw and which ones to leave to someone else? For this movement are those the only drawings you did or did you pick the important ones to show us?
Great stuff John. I was wondering, what do you think of the Plastic Man cartoon floating round the web at the moment? have you seen it?
>>But I don't see the construction so how can it be called a pencil rough? Where's the construction lines in the faces? Are they digitaly cleaned up?<<Hi Ericthey aren't actually "pencil roughs".They are drawn in Mirage using a pencil like tool that I made.I don't always construct every pose once I'm used to drawing the characters. I will construct difficult angles or expressions taht are hard to figure out.Gabriel:>>For this movement are those the only drawings you did or did you pick the important ones to show us?<<They are the key poses.Danne8a:It is fun, but it's a difficult task, because they are so cartoony already! It's hard to exaggerate something that is already so specific and extreme to begin with. It took me awhile to find a way to cartoon Kyle, but now he's easier to do than Jack.
hey john and usind the mirage tablet how do you do to flip the drawings and see the movement? doesn't it feel weird for you 'couse all of your years drawing on paper in the traditional way or not at all?
>> hey john and usind the mirage tablet how do you do to flip the drawings and see the movement? <<I haven't figured it out. It's very awkward.You can't insert drawings inbetween your keys either.
are you gonna show more pics of the weird al music video your doing with katiei also liked your way of drawing jake and kylereally cartoony i wish every cartoon was like this
Hey JohnK, have you tried TVpaint?It's literally a new version of MIRAGE...with improved animation tools under a different name. Check out tvpaint.com. You're right about the "pen tool" feeling REALLY good while sketching.If you want a lil' more info on TVpaint(I know my way around it), just drop me a message firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does Mirage have any ADVANTAGES over doing it on paper and scanning?
I'm guessing when you use Mirage, you're also using the Nomad hardware, too. What is the advantage or attraction to using Mirage products as animation tool? From the commenatary on your blog, it certainly doesn't sound or appear to be ease of use. Will you soldier on with Mirage or abandon it after finishing current projects for something else?
Very cool blog John, keep it up.
Wonderful drawings! Can you please tell us more info about this opening sequence for Tenacious D movie? How long is it going to be?
Those are hilarious. My eyes are always drawn to Kyle's dopey expression, though. Maybe because I expect JB to be freaking out and KG's disconnected eyes help turn him into such a pure cartoon character. Ordinarily, I think JB is funnier!
Tenacious D looks fantastic in cartoon style, the face expressions are amazing! The Tenacious D figures are very good and I want to have some of Katies girls as figure too, I have another idea: T-shirts! I would love to have some T-shirts with these girls! I like the animals too, at most the cat lady.
But I don't see the construction so how can it be called a pencil rough? Where's the construction lines in the faces? Are they digitaly cleaned up?I remember Kaite saying something about this on her blog. She said people like John have been drawing for so long that they can see the construction lines on the paper without even drawing them so the resulting picture comes much easier for them.I'm nowhere near that level yet. I still need the construction lines.
Are you using a Wacom Tablet? Man, they are hard to get used to(drawing where you're NOT looking)..Round up a few bucks and get one of those screens that you write on! Kind of like that weird thing back in the 1960's where you draw on your TV screen.
Thanks for posting all this stuff. It's wonderful to see the process at work.
One more thing, John. Be sure and wish Jack Black a happy birthday!
John, I just want to say I Love your Charactures. If you have a strong interest in charactures, you should check out the UK satire adult puppet show "Spitting Image"I believe that they're amazing.There's clips on YouTube.com of it._Eric
This guy uses a Sony Playstation controler to advance frames in Mirage/Flash. I thought this link might be useful. I imagine it would work with the Cintiq I bet you could figure it out. Looks like a huge time saver.http://www.cartoonmonkey.com/CE_techrant.html
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