Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monkeying With Color

21 comments:

Luis María Benítez said...

It looks really great!

The Rake said...

Are there any techniques for extracting a colour palette from say a screencap of a movie/cartoon and then inking in photoshop or something using those colours?

Beeper said...

Amazing! I can't quite remember the Cat's name, but he's especially nice. Just what I would expect from you.

His_Bevness said...

Hey John,

Regular reader of your blog here.

I couldn't find a contact button on your blog so i'll post this as a comment.

As someone who's trying to make the switch from digital to traditional painting techniques, I found these great videos just gone up on You Tube a couple of weeks ago on the subject of background painting (Samurai Jack style).

Thought they might be of interest to your blog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVuNZiYSqrA&feature=related

That's the first 'demo' or 'part' - there's 3 in total if you check the related video links.

S.

Shawn Dickinson said...

Monkeying around at it's best!

Rooniman said...

The joys of seeing HB characters with the wrong colors.

Damiano D said...

Oh man, what I would give to see a full length series of HB cartoons done by you.

Carmine said...

Beautiful. Its always such a treat to see your paintings. Thanks for sharing as usual. :)

Pedro Vargas said...

Great colors!! They have a nice Autumn feel.

Isaac said...

I guess I'm the only one who finds this color palette gloomy and scary.

J C Roberts said...

"Are there any techniques for extracting a colour palette from say a screencap of a movie/cartoon and then inking in photoshop or something using those colours?"

Certainly. I don't know if you're looking to have it create an actual selection of colors pallete to replace the standard one, which might be more involved, but you could just bring the image into Photoshop and add it as a layer to the image you're working on. Then just use the eyedropper on each color you want to use, go back to your image and paint it in.

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John said...

Yogi's crotch is a hoot.
Gold star by your name on the chart.
His tie seems, to me, to be a little garish next to the muted orange of the cat.
Overall...acceptable.
Now, GO GET Busy!

Roberto Severino said...

Your paintings are some of the best, even if you don't like them yourself. Excellent digital inking too.

JohnK said...

well the painting part is not mine, just the characters

akira said...

oh man why can't they give you the cash to make the yogi bear show in the old format(from week to week only yogi would always be in the show, and for the other cartoons maybe sometimes any other HB classic cartoon like quick draw mcgraw, huckleberry hound, or anything H&B.. i'd love to see a john k blue falcon cartoon) (and probably it would cost just a fraction of what they're going to spend on advertising the new 3d CG yogi bear movie)

Carmine said...

But you painted/colored characters?

Who painted the background? It looks real nice. Either way, nice job, the characters obviously are awesome. Great piece.

JohnK said...

The background is from my first Ranger Smith cartoon. Probably painted by Richard Daskas

I just changed the colors in Photoshop

The Rake said...

@JC Roberts
-Thanks, sounds like it could work.

Dubious Duck said...

I like it when artists try to take risks like this, like fooling around with the colors. To bad that the executives are to stuck up.

Deborah said...

Very cute!