Monday, March 13, 2006

It's Nerd time again!!!

I was checking out Louie Del Carmen's blog the other day and saw a drawing where he had done his take on Superman. I thought that was pretty cool, so I did one of my own. I'm a huge Superman fan, I can't help it. I sketched it put quickly in Photoshop, and then grabbed the colors from one of the many Superman Returns pictures on the internet.
To see Louie's version, which is much cooler, go here:

I highly recommend Louie's book "Random Anomalies". Great story, terrific artwork. One of my favorite recent comic store purchases.


countfunkula1 said...

Suweeeeeet... Hey robo, hope you don't mind. I went ahead and made the text a hyperlink to his site. Cool? Purty stuff.

Carlos said...

This blog rules!
Deep down, i want to be a storyboard artist i think.
I'm about to become a frequent visitor. What's life like as a storyboard artist?

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Pretty good, actually. Draw all day, go to meetings, re-write mediocre material for untalented writers, the usual. What aspects of the storyboarder's life were you wondering about?

walleye said...

There ain't no better life than that of a story artist. Well maybe pirate, astronaught, fireman, cop, accountant, turkey jerker, bus driver, terrorist, Australian, Nuclear engineer, and janitor may be better, but other than that, this gig rocks. Not only are we famous in the eyes of the world (I still have my John Norton Rookie card!) but the chicks are great. Where else, but in the world of story and sumo, can fat be sexy?
If I were you, I'd be looking for that deep down "Writer". They get paid more and have season tickets to the Clippers.

Great sup. there Robo. Oh, I mean Sup. He's a capital hero.

Carlos said...

I'm interested in all aspects- i don't know a lot, i'm not in the industry at all. What does an average day consist of?
I'm a junior art director in the advertising industry.

I would also very much like to be a pirate.

Louie del Carmen said...

Nice one! Thanks for your favorable review of my book. It certainly goes a long way when your peers give you that seal of approval. There are many superheroes but there is only one Superman! And he will always be fun to draw.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

I'm with you Louie! Superman will always be number One! And Congratulations on the book!

Carlos, a typical day for a story artist might have you being issued a sequence at 9 or 9:30. After that, some guys sit down and start drawing right away, others need to mull it over and think about it. Then, you start to thumbnail. At lunch, you go to a local restaraunt with your story artist pals and depending on how things are going, bitch about animation writers, development execs, or studio heads, or talk endlessly about cool TV shows, Howard Stern, and whatever movie everyone just saw. That can go on from anywhere between an hour to 3 hours. Then, you get some coffee and go back to work, drawing, drawing, thinking, thinking, drawing drawing.
Until you pitch the sequence.
Any questions?

countfunkula1 said...

Yeah, what cool movie have seen lately? I haven't seen squat! :p

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Notice I said "cool tv show", and did not attach the word "cool" to "movie".
Tv is better than movies these days.

countfunkula1 said...

I agree. Doesn't that suck? What is going on with movies? There is nothing I see ont he horizon that interests me. I still gotta get season 2 of Arrested Development.

Skribbl said...

Here's my typical day..

Come in around 9:00. Think about my sequence inbetween looking at blogs, reading comic books, chatting in the common area. going to story meetings, having lunch, going to toy stores, reading more blogs and then when it's almost time to turn in my sequence - then I draw like a crazy person right until it's time to pitch. I'm just tired thinking about it.

I need a vacation.

Carlos said...

Damn, you guys have great jobs.
What kinda stuff do you use? Pencils? Tablets? What about for colours? Crayons anyone?!

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Up untill recently, I used a Pitt brush pen for all of my boards, but I recently made the jump to digital, so now I use a Cintiq for most everything. Except "Chippy and Loopus", which is drawn on a 2"x8" dialogue strip with a Pitt Superfine pen and colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils.

Kevin Barber said...

Love the take on Supes.