Friday, July 25, 2008

Slab N Ernie layouts from CANS WITHOUT LABELS

Here are some layouts of Slab N Ernie for those of you who are practicing clean ups and inking and are sick of the same George drawings.

here's one by Mitch. He's hired. (I hope you separated the chairs from the characters, Mitch)
The hierarchy of his line weights is very logical. The overall forms of the characters are held together by thicker lines and the interior smaller details use thinner lines that wrap in the same directons as the larger forms. Especially on the heads. (The bodies could use a little more of that.)

He also did not even out any of the asymmetrical shapes, which is a huge plus to me. I have a hell of a time getting people to preserve the guts and flair of the pencil drawings, when they clean them up. Good job Mitch!



Here's Amir Avni. Pretty damn good. I gave him a couple corrections.

And here they are:






setup 3 (above)








37 comments:

King Otho said...

Is this an attempt to get us to ink your cartoon for free? I'm from Brooklyn, yaknow. I've delt with hooligans like you before!

Maybe I'll do it cause I likes ya.

Peggy said...

So! If George bringing in the unlabelled cans is Old Man K... is John Slab, Ernie, or Jimmy? THE WORLD WANTS TO KNOW.

(mostly kidding. *grin*)

Chris S. said...

Using the first image as an example (Slab N Ernie looking eager at the table) ... how fast would you expect/prefer someone to ink that drawing?

Ivan D said...

Hi Marc,

I've posted a clean up of the last Slab N Ernie on my blog. Let me know what you think!

http://ivandstuff.blogspot.com/2008/07/slab-n-ernie.html

Rob Accomando said...

Hey, what's up?

Here's a clean up of "Slab N Ernie". My sister twisted my arm to do this. :P

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/rokcrusher/kids.jpg[/IMG]

Ryan G. said...

Hey John. My email is rmguimond@hotmail.com

Ill try some of these tomorrow.

Deemo said...

Hey John

I took a shot at cleaning some of the new layouts you put up. Please let me know what you think. Back to more inking also.


Thanks

jim said...

My question is, who's Mark Deckter, who shows up in my reader as the author of this post?

flashcartoons said...

my attempt at cleanup

http://flashcartoons.blogspot.com

King Otho said...

Hey Spumco cats, could you give us some tips on inking eyes? I find them especially tough, especially the big 'ol round ones like on Slab N Ernie. Do you try to do them in one line? Are they thin, thick, or varying?

-Rog

James said...

John, these are really cool. The story is looking great, your dad he was a bug inspiration for your cartoons. I'm dying to see the final. There are a lot of great artists I see your gonna use for this. This is gonna be the best Spumco project since, Ren and Stimpy, and I LOVE Weekend Pussy Hunt.

I have a few questions though.

How long will the final cartoon be?

Whats the budget for it?

Roberto González said...

Does someone have a link to some Illustrator tutorial? I'm trying to ink with it but I can't figure out how it works. There are automatic changes and corrections when I do some of the lines or other lines are erased automatically when I draw the new ones...

Mitch L said...

Wow these drawings rocks. Did the first one.

mitchoo.blogspot.com

JohnK said...

Marc Deckter is the brains behind Spumco - the Kingpin.

If we don't do what he tells us, it gets really ugly around here.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Marc Deckter is the King of Korea!

Chip Butty said...

Aww, they look so appealing and cute but I know they're capable of brutally raw adolescent cruelty.

Adam Gunn said...

Hey John, I sent you link a few months ago with a George I inked that you liked. Here's some more;

http://peepingtommygunn.blogspot.com/

Taco Wiz said...

I'm so excited for this cartoon! I'm one of the few twelve year olds in the world that even knows what Spumco is. Also, please don't show cartoon characters having sex. My parents wouldn't let me watch the show if that happened. AND I NEED MY GEORGENESS! All I have to tide me over are the Spumco comic books and archived webtoons!

Rob Accomando said...

Here's one more. It gave my mouse finger a work out.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/rokcrusher/rule.jpg

Wicks for Candlesticks said...

Here is part two of digital inks.

Thanks for looking,
David O.

GEORGE LIQUOR INKS part 2

Amir Avni said...

Here's my Slab n Ernie inks

Amir Avni said...


Changes were made

Rob Accomando said...

Here's the 2 I did on a blog. Finally got around to making one after seeing Amirs and getting jealous. :)~

http://accomando.blogspot.com

Ted said...

"Marc Deckter is the brains behind Spumco"

I thought you said Spumco no longer existed and you were trying "something new". Has that changed?

J. said...

Hi John

I inked again.

here

Paul B said...

Hi John!

Im doing some George Constructions

CHECK IT OUT!

http://paulbadilla.blogspot.com/

could you please tell me if im ok or give me some help?

Thanks for everything!

Paul.

The Ol' DB said...

Just a few thoughts John, mostly about color.

First off are you going to try an use that painterly style in the backgrounds you're so adamant about for the George cartoon and kind of flat toning the color for the characters?

I also wonder there's this think about limited animation in flash I don't like (I think it's the smooth in/smooth out action of the tweening) is there any way to kind of correct that so it has more of the Hanna Barbera "Flintstones" feel, and not just "some flash cartoon."

SoleilSmile said...

Hi John, thanks for the nifty tips concerning clean up! Now for the typical "Ashanti" question: Where are the girls of the Georfe Liquor program? Is Sody the only one? If so, are you going to post any layouts featuring her for us to clean up?
Inquiring minds wanna know:)

Mitch L said...

Hee John how are these? Ive put them on my blog.

mitchoo.blogspot.com

Roberto González said...

Here it's my very first attempt at digital inking, I'm still trying to figure out how to work in Illustrator and it's being quite hard. Any advice would be very useful.

I know the background is very lousy, I tried harder with the characters, especially the faces.

Roberto González said...

And this is my second attempt at digital inking.

flashcartoons said...

hey john i tried another, this time with thicker lines

http://flashcartoons.blogspot.com/

any advice to get it how you want would be much appreciated :)

Brian Romero said...

Here's a link for tips on inking in Adobe Illustrator:

http://brian-romero.blogspot.com/search?q=inking+illustrator

King Otho said...

Ok, here's a couple I got to so far:

http://www.rogerkenny.com/forjohn/ep3-seq_-setup7-sc12-d1.jpg
http://www.rogerkenny.com/forjohn/ep3-seq2-sc3-d1.jpg

-Roger

Sven Hoek said...

Ernie is starting to look a lot like Jimmy in some of these scenes.

crazyharmke said...

Great inks guys!
I just started inking myself and hope I get this good sometime :)

Gabe Fullilove said...

Hi Mark and John,

I have attempted an ink. I'd love any critique or comment you would be so generous to give.

http://gabedozer.blogspot.com