Monday, September 10, 2012

Any Toonboom Inkers Familiar with my style?

Hi folks

I'm getting started on the cartoon here.

If you have already inked some of my characters in the past and can use Toonboom Animate I might have some scenes for you to work on if you are interested.

[ink_05.jpg]Here are some inking tips:
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2008/11/inking-advanced-pt-1-logical-line.html
I had a good post on how to ink faces - using inks by the amazing Brian Romero, but the images seem to have disappeared from the page. They must have been from a blog post of his that he has since deleted.

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2008/11/inking-emotional-line-weight.html

44 comments:

Gabriel said...

I'm up for it!

Gabriel said...

I'm up for it!

David Bernal said...

Awesome! I am interested John, would love to work on the show! How do I apply?

David Childers said...

Hi John,

I know you're asking for inkers, but I was wondering if there were any animator positions available. If so I can send some samples along. My email is davidchldrs@gmail.com. Thank you for your time.

Thanks,
David

David Childers said...

Hi John,

I know you're looking for inkers, but I was wondering if there are any animator positions available. If so, I can send along some samples. Feel free to get in touch, my email address is davidchldrs@gmail.com.

Thanks,
David

JohnK said...

The best way to break in is to practice inking my characters

in toonboom animate

Juz Capes said...

What sort of brush settings do you use?

Could the inking be done in Illustrator and imported into ToonBoom?

Are there any ToonBoom tutorials anyone recommends?

Or is it simply 'use paint brush, alter for thickness of ink lines'?

Are there any ToonBoom tutorials on this Blog (technical stuff)?

Jesse Oliver said...

I can't wait to see how "Cans Without Labels" comes out!

Paul B said...

I'm interested John! Here are some inks that I did:
UPA KID

inking for Condorito magazine

short film made in Toon Boom

comics of mine

greenhorngallery said...

I really liked the Ren & Stimpy drawings under the "Acting" title on the right. A lot of Cartoons to me have no purpose in a bad way. They aren't funny and there's nothing really being communicated. They don't appear to be thought out. I have watched scenes with Ren & Stimpy which I thought were kinda Classic. Maybe they're some of the most expressive Characters I've seen????? I'm not the expert.

greenhorngallery said...

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" possibly might have my favorite human male Character in a Cartoon????? I'd have to really think about that. I thought "Small One" was really expressive. Personally, I can't just draw and trace lines if I don't like what's going on.

Curt Rivadeneira said...

I'd like to try inking one.

Alyssabethean said...

I'm interested in inking. Or at least learning to ink your style better to do inking in the future.

greenhorngallery said...

A few months ago I watched a clip with Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo in this Pirate Movie that I always thought was funny. Bob Hope was funny/nutty to me. I should watch more. Virginia Mayo was actually really good looking and she wasn't topless. Classy. "I Love Lucy" was funny. She wasn't topless. It seems the only non topless today are Lesbians. They have a non sexy look for the most part. This is making me think of a potential roommate I just talked to a few weeks ago. She looked like a Lesbian and she was a Lesbian. We had a debate for 45 min about relationships. In our following e-mails we recommended books to each other. I had a Gay Male roommate once who borrowed my overalls all the time. He probably looked better than me. He wore them topless with one strap down and a nipple ring. He did tell me "he loved me for it!" Regarding my values. I find a lot of female characters boring. Hey, guys don't know us! The black haired girl in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" might be a favorite of mine. She's was funny/annoying. Ursula from "The Little Mermaid" was good. I had a neighbor named Helga as a child. Deep voice. Practically locked in the house by her smaller husband. It was rumored she drank a lot of milk. I started going off here so I copied and pasted it onto a document for my own use. It doesn't really show a lot of Class, but sometimes the Internet feels like a blank piece of paper which is more stimulating than a blank piece of paper.

greenhorngallery said...

I was listening to this Dreamworks Intern go off about "The Gods" in a "lecture" I got nothing out of. His partner was normal. This Intern swore and swore and swore. He said, "he couldn't do it." What's funny is how "the Gods" reference "the 9 old Men."

"The best way to break in is to practice inking my characters." - John K. This is a funny statement to me and I mean it with the highest amount of Respect.

greenhorngallery said...

I know nothing about Animation. An observation for me is that Flash Animations look a bit cheap and generic???? In this Comment booth the drawings have more diversity in line weight and are more interesting than the outlines. I like abstract expressionism in all it's shapes and forms the best since it's the most personal which to me is the keyword.

Paul B said...

you can write me to chaggy86@gmail.com

greenhorngallery said...

It does seem that the minor characters have a different look to the main character??? It's really a stupid idea, but I noticed George Liquor doesn't seem to have a distinctive belt buckle. George Michael had a skull and bones type belt buckle over his you know what at the Olympics. If George Liquor was preoccupied maybe even jealous making comparisons I might find that funny. Extremely culturally relevant. Value Clashing. I'm not qualified to draw out a G.M Character that would make sense. I didn't think the Beavis type "shoot the dog" worked. I totally think the no labels is funny!

greenhorngallery said...

I don't know if George Liquor was ever on the Internet? I noticed Sody Pop was and it wasn't that funny to me. Personally, I acquired an Internet plan cheap enough in 2010 which I've had ever since. George Michael had a sick fan club which I was kicked off of 5 times. It did make me laugh. Now they charge for it.

kurtwil said...

JK makes sense wrt introductions. Toon Boom animating involves creating and manipulating shapes.
Inking's a great way to practice!

FYI, Old time animators got started by washing cels, then assisting tweening, then tweening, then assisting animation, then animation, etc... A long apprenticeship that to my knowledge only Ralph Bakshi "bucked" by simply moving his desk from cel painting to animation unit, and asking to animate (he got plenty to do).

Facundo Ezequiel said...

I would be thrilled to ink a scene! Shall I post here some inking for you to see?

Paul B said...

Here's a more recent inking:

GEORGE LIQUOR INKING

greenhorngallery said...

I have a kit kat Clock at home. To me it's a Classic. I actually have a strip of photos in a rectangular frame of Marilyn Monroe. All head shots which I like. Betty Boop is a Classic I would think. Jessica Rabbit I believe she was called wasn't? "Cool World" wasn't? I'm looking at this Sody Pop. "Legend" which isn't a Cartoon is probably one of my favorite films. Not too long. Very Rich. I was listening to the Director talk scene by scene about the Characters. He sounded paranoid a bit talking about the deceitfulness of his female characters. Sounded like he knew Women a bit. Certain types of Women. He didn't really talk about the deceitfulness of Men? I think Betty Boop had an innocence? Not sure. I think Sexuality is subtle. I did have a friend who was probably the prettiest girl in her High School. Smart. She had no discretion for Men left. Our friendship dissolved. She said something peculiar to me once. I left a Party with a guy because we were talking and listening to Music. Driving. We came back and she said, "so did you guys have sex?" Guys noticed her at an early age for Sexual reasons. My point, Men can kinda ruin Women by only viewing them as sexual objects. Even her 14 yr old picture was really WOW. At 21 she started smoking crack that a "boyfriend" gave her. He was using her for sex. He wasn't her type. I asked her and this other girl once "if they felt used." They both said, "no because we're using them." There's different types of Monkey Groups. Some are diseased and real Swingers. I may be wrong, but I think most people are like that today?

greenhorngallery said...

I'm 37. I don't remember being bombarded by "Ren & Stimpy." I'm not always the most observant? Am I wrong, or did "Sponge Bob" get the Promotion? Hannah Montanna was everywhere. Look at Angry Birds. I'm perplexed. I think it's good to hand over something for someone else to enhance, but sometimes they don't do their job.

greenhorngallery said...

In terms of female characters "Golden Girls" was one of my favorite Shows as a teen. Funny.

greenhorngallery said...

"Anthony's Dad" is more believable to me than "George Liquor." I watched "Babysitting the Idiot" - I ran into the boy I used to babysit when I was 13 a couple of days ago. I was 5'7' at 13 and still the same height. He is now at least 6'5" and looks older than me. I recognized his face. Starting to look like his Dad. I thought it was funny how big he was.

Paul B said...

I made a new try, here it is:

GEORGE LIQUOR INKING: SECOND ATTEMPT

greenhorngallery said...

I was watching some "Jetsons" today which I do think is in the Classic arena. I noticed some Spumco Versions. I didn't feel like OMG the Spumco one's are better. I noticed the anger. I remember as a teen my Mom yelling, "you're just like you're Father and my Dad yelling, "you're just like you're Mother." They were in the process of Divorce. Probably 1 year ago I mentioned to my Mom "how I had an appreciation/respect for the Jetsons." She agreed. This Lesbian I was talking to recently thought "San Francisco was a Paradise." She seemed to like anything but a traditional family. I'm amazed at the lack of content in Cartoons. It's seriously offensive to me.

greenhorngallery said...

Why did the Flinstones have Masonic Lodge hats and why does George Liquor appear to wear one? Because they're cute? I did really like how Ren & Stimpy looked while playing babies. The wrinkly ugly gangster type babies I didn't like. I totally liked the Clowns they were with in a different situation. Consistency of Quality is really important I think. The best Bible Study I went to was probably 13 yrs ago. I asked, "If Art was a good way to Glorify God?" The group leader said, "it was an excellent way." "It's the Soul." I believe that.

greenhorngallery said...

Me walking away from School felt like the right thing to do. It felt like a Divorce a bit. One of the Instructors animated Barbie. I told him, "I wouldn't be happy." Happy is actually my goal. I can ramble but also be extremely quiet if I'm working/absorbed - how to find this state of mind? I have Toon Boom Harmony. I'm not 4 yrs old tracing a coloring book anymore. I notice the bigger picture which distracts me.

Preston Simon said...

Hey john i have toon boom animate and would like to help. What different brush sizes do you use for your lines?

Preston Simon said...

Hey john i have toon boom animate and would like to help.

Paul B said...

I think this attempt is better.

George inking 3rd try

D Gill said...

Hi John K.
I was waiting to hear if there were some openings since the Cans without Labels got started. If you still are looking for help, here's a link to a quick example of my work

http://www.duhconversation.com/xmas/XMAS2011.html

Otherwise I'm looking forward to watching Cans Without Labels when it's done!

From Up North,
D. Gill

Tony Ross said...

Love your style, and have Toon Boom Animate. Send me the brush settings, and I can even record a screencast tutorial for you to show others if you'd like.
Tony Ross, tonyteach.com

Carmine said...

Any chance that facial/emotional inking post can get the pics re-added?

greenhorngallery said...

Actually, these Sody Pop drawings remind me of this Psychiatrist's Son when I was 12. He thought he was hysterical. He had braces with strings and food/saliva stuck in them at lunch. He would always ask, "do you believe in breast feeding?" It cracked him up. Other kids laughed because they didn't know what his problem was. I was embarrassed that he was talking to me.
The farthest West I've been is Vegas and Tahoe which I thought were Commercially ruined. Just listening to clouds of B.S. Men talk, it sounded way worse than what I'm used to. As a teen I thought "why do my Parents live here?" Wisconsin. I wanted to move. I still do, but I want better not worse. Not sure where to go? My half Aunt recently talked about "doors opening for her and then she walks through." I agree with that.

greenhorngallery said...

I liked my Grandma/Mother's Mom. Both my Grandma's were dying when I was a Nursing Assistant. I think working at a Nursing Home was refreshing in that most of the people had been Married for 50 yrs. They were kinda honest. There were also a few Male perverts who blamed it on dementia. This one man had a girlfriend down the hall. They would hold hands at dinner. He was on the toilet with a sopping diaper and asked, "if he could kiss me?" His granddaughter didn't visit. I had other people tell me "they loved me" and they meant it. One lady yelled it at me 3 times when I was leaving her room. I didn't know what to say. In the dining room she yelled at another Aid "to get away from her."

Paul B said...

Here's Ren:


Ren ink

Brian Romero said...

My old blog is still up John. I haven't deleted any images either.

Those images were from my clients folder, which I always take down after a job is finished. I'll look for them tonight and e-mail them to you to upload back into that lesson.

Carmine said...

Hey John, do people who want to potentially ink for you have to be using toon boom animat pro 2, or can they be using an earlier version, or toon boom studio, or some other (cheaper) toon boom software?

Carlos E. Mendez said...

Hi John, I'm interested in inking. You can check my blog. Or would like to ink something of yours to show you? I have cleaned up traditionally and with Photoshop, illustrator, flash and learning animate pro and tv paint.
I'm one of your LinkedIn connections, you can get in touch.
Thanks.

Carlos E. Mendez said...
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Carlos E. Mendez said...

Thanks John,

I got your forwarded message today. Seems like I should focus more on the pencil drawing. I think I may have pushed the drawings towards my style.

And sorry about some kind of barrier you get when you try to leave a comment. I have no idea what that is, if you know how I can fix it, let me know.

Thanks again.

Carlos' Inks