Well, that certainly kills my theory that Nate has young orphan girls chained up in his basement producing Atland strips. Damn.Nice stuff, brother! :)
Excellent, I really enjoyed watching that, its always educational to see another artist at work -- Until today I never wished I had magic tentacles, now I realized that they are what I have been missing in life.
Also you weren't kidding about the weight loss. If you remember I did meet you once at Comic-Con back in 2001 or 2002 I think. You were definitely a lot rounder then -- but you did have just a bit more hair, it all seems to have moved to you chin!Don't worry, I will make one of these videos sometime and you can rip me a new one then. I guess I'd better film it while I've still got hair...(8^)>
And my back. Don't forget the hair on my back.Truth be told, I think the video came out awful. I wasn't happy with the sketch and I wasn't happy with my commentary.It's damn hard to speak and draw at the same time.~N
However brutal it looked to you, it looked pretty awesome to the rest of us. Many thanks for sharing that! Very cool stuff.As cartoonists go, you're in my top set dude. Have been since I happened upon Atland.I imagine it would be hard to talk and draw. Too bad we can't ever see Vaughn Bode doing his cartoon show...that would probably have inspired the hell out of us all. Just seeing this one makes me want to get busy.
It used to be quite a staple in the budget-strapped world of 1970s British childrens TV to have an artist illustrate a story while telling it. Quentin Blake (who is definitely somewhere high in my list of influences & famous for illustrating most of Roald Dahls' books) used to do those stories quite a bit:http://www.quentinblake.com/illustrators/action_jackanory.htmlI bring it up because someone once told me that they would often just very lightly sketch in the drawing beforehand, so that it was invisible to camera (as your initial blocking-in almost is here) -- but I don't think Quentin would ever "cheat" like that.While I'm getting all nostalgic for Art on 1970s British Kids TV under the pretext of enlightening my new compatriots by discussing my influences, I have to mention the highly wierd Vision On. The show was also notable because Nick Park of Aardman/Wallace & Gromit fame did the animations:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq8JoTaVCZA&feature=relatedOK, i'll stop now as I'm not sure this has anything to do with barbarian girls in bikinis.
It's all good stuff. I like that special place where children's book illustrations meet naked women with axes. It tickles the pricklies of my heart.
I can't believe you erased one time! I use the erase as much as I use a pencil. I appreciate you posting this. It's inspiring and helpful to me to see other artists at work.