Saturday, September 04, 2010

Yogi Defends Boo Boo


I did this color in Painter 2 long ago. It was a bugger of a program to use, and it got worse with each new version. I'm not able to do this sort of thing with the later versions.

21 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

You certainly have a great color palette for someone who says he can't paint. I'm assuming this was done with the same program you use to create those George Liquor magazine drawings you posted eons ago. The drawings, as usual, are awesome.

ArtF said...

John,
I hear ArtRage is a good program for doing painterly-type stuff. Sherm swears by it and it's pretty inexpensive.

RooniMan said...

Pretty good for a painter program.

Luis María Benítez said...

What do you use for the inking?

ridd said...

Yeah get ArtRage. Very intuitive, inexpensive and righteous. Awesome piece always loved this one.

Alberto said...

Yeah. I'm trying to get used to painter IX. It takes a while to get used to, I always have a problem getting the work to look "finished" but without looking too digital.

Jeff Read said...

Ever use MyPaint? I've been using it a lot recently and it's awesome. Price is unbeatable too (it's free).

Eric Dyck said...

Sherm Cohen has some great Artrage tutorials:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUiWg0eNNS4

nktoons said...

Nice piece! I've always loved your sense of color John, have you worked with painter using a cintiq? If not that is probably the best piece of computer hardware I have ever purchased. I highly recommend :)

nktoons said...

@ Luis B check that Manga Studio, 2nd to none for digital inks.

Luis María Benítez said...

@nktoons: thanks, I didn't know that program.

Martin said...

Just found Artweaver: It seems like someone got fed up with Painter and made an almost exact copy of it - but stable, and functional.

After Painter actually getting up, walking across my screen and killing itself, literally, I found Artweaver. If you're used to the Painter interface, very easy to get into. Tried Artrage, but the pencil brushes don't cut it.

TedM said...

That's a rally cool picture of Yogi and the gang. do you have anymore Yogi pictures?

TedM said...

That's a rally cool picture of Yogi and the gang. do you have anymore Yogi pictures?

Iron maiden said...

looks nice john

mr paal said...

man that's beautiful :)

Martin Juneau said...

Very strong use of the colors.

Reverend Faux said...

Mistuh K,

I was passed this today, and of course I thought of you.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/juanpablobravo/4943863514/sizes/o/in/photostream/

I'd love to hear more about working for Hannah-Barbara.

kurtwil said...

Nice work, JK!

Work in LA in early 90's brought involvement with Painter at its very inception. Its developers added animation paint features, but as time and market sales went on, they decided that concentrating on more painterly features (read, Van Gogh styles, etc) and Photoshop compatibility were of greater importance. Painter's a staple for many digital artists, but doesn't seem to have evolved much wrt animation painting.

There was an earlier program of theirs, Color Studio, which had many unique features including the entire Cartoon Color paint pallet as a library - we used it to paint several cartoon shows when I was in a studio near Gower and Melrose streets. I'm not sure what killed Color Studio off - Photoshop, possibly, which was in beta and went to final during our use of Color Studio.

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

I remember of this artwork which you did. It appeared on a 1999 issue from the Animation Magazine, which antecipated the premiere of the two Yogi Bear shorts, both directed by you (A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith and Boo Boo Goes Wild), on Cartoon Network USA (Here in Brazil, these two same shorts directed by you, premiered on the following year [2000]).
And talking about Ranger Smith, I'd like that you visited the "Yowp-Yowp" Dodsworth's blog (http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com), that brings a cool topic about the several Ranger Smith's designs, seen on the classical Yogi Bear episodes from the 50s and 60s. This topic is located on the following link: http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com/2011/01/many-lives-of-ranger-smith_05.html. Enjoy to visit it!

Jesse Oliver said...

That would make a great cover for a DVD release of "Boo Boo Runs Wild"!

I hope CN will someday release that cartoon along with your other HB cartoons on DVD, under the Adult Swim label!