Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thanks to everyone who used the Lab, and I wish you the best in 2009.
Special thanks to Jeff, Faris and Michael for letting me use their art on the poster.
I know now most people are having a Blue Christmas, Elvis is singing it right now on iTunes radio.
Hang in there,
Posted by Ken Roskos at 6:16 PM
Monday, December 08, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
My favorite characters can't stay out of trouble. The Bear wanted to go trick or treating; (he's wearing a mask so no one will recognize him).
The Dragon-man didn't want to go, so now he has to fight off the evil spirits.
At least they're not out smashing mailboxes, or putting pennies in hubcaps.
Here's to all the hayrides, old scary movies and fun we had at Red Oak Camp, and Kirtland Ohio.
Posted by Ken Roskos at 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Finally feeling like I'm getting a line down with this thing. Having CS3 sure helps.
Herman Bear is reeling from Pandora Cubcake's new outfit. I'm not sure I'm going to keep her with a "Pandora's Box", but instead give her a power crystal like sort of like Dr. Spectrum's...Hmmm....But having things come out of the box still gives me plenty opportunities for stories...
I was going over my thumbnails from the beginning of 2008, and I still have a Hell of alot of work to do. I was admiring the new "Seaweed" graphic novel, and feeling a bit crushed.
This book is totally incredible! And I was a little relieved when Ben Balistreri wrote that it took him six years to finish it. I THINK that's what he said, I better check.
That gives Herman Bear a little time...
Friday, August 15, 2008
Something I left at the Disney booth at Siggraph 2008. My email is on it.
Lord only knows what will happen to my little butterfly-girl.
Leaner and Meaner Siggraph this year. The display floor seemed smaller. Was feeling nauseous and run down this week, missed a lot of cool talks.
Kept running back and forth, but everyone does that. For a minute, I thought I was in the San Diego convention center. Need another break, but I just got back from a trip.
Got jury duty next week. Maybe catch up on my art there?
Posted by Ken Roskos at 4:36 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I went ahead and did a layout for the assignment; "The world's most wonderful kite" in Maya. Will was a little freaked out that I used Maya, but what the hey. My next step was to flesh it out more in Photoshop, but ran out of time in July. It needed a tail, and some more texture and detail throughout. But I managed to create a good layout with a 60%/40% composition, and some decent shadows. And...
I like it!
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da, Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da Batkiiiiite!
Posted by Ken Roskos at 6:05 PM
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Will showed us how he can compose a scene using basic Photoshop commands:
Copy from selection
He also showed us how to make nifty action buttons out of these so the artist doesn't have to dig around in the menus, or fiddle with hot keys. Very Cool!
How's it look? I did it with only a mouse; gotta get a tablet.
Posted by Ken Roskos at 8:34 AM
Monday, July 07, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Hello Blog, and anyone looking in, got into Will Weston's composition class at the Guild this late Spring. Brushing up on proportion, design and layout again, these are film studies from "Touch of Evil"; Directed by Orson Welles. Just didn't get a chance to post anything for awhile. Also did some film studies for the "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari". Bewildering.
Fun! Nice to just draw and create, w/o a computer.
Here's to a good Summer.
Posted by Ken Roskos at 9:52 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
(Artwork by Tom Sito) On Monday April 21, the Animation Guild Computer Lab celebrates its fourth anniversary with a special appearance by Tom Sito!
Tom Sito, President Emeritus of the Animation Guild, will discuss topics ranging from education to how traditional art is being affected by computer technology; and how the employment side of animation is being affected as well. Tom has worked as an animator, storyboard artist and director, along with teaching animation at both UCLA and USC. Tom is also the author of Drawing The Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson, published by University of Kentucky Press.
The evening starts at 7 pm at our building on 4729 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood. Sorry, seats are limited to Guild members only. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (you will receive a reply from email@example.com).
Special thanks to Tom and to Jeff Massie for getting the word out. It should be a great evening.
Posted by Ken Roskos at 11:35 AM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Rough blocking in of color for my characters. John K's article on color kind of has me spooked. Maybe I'm not getting it.
Posted by Ken Roskos at 4:37 PM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
No, not the superheroes, but the Animation Guild Computer Lab will be in operation four years running now.
I want to thank everyone who supported the place, and everyone who able to make use of the Lab to further their career goals. We'll do our best to keep it chuggin' along.
Posted by Ken Roskos at 3:46 PM