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Illustration, comics and cartoons by Einar Lunden
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Karl Pilkington Caricature Drawing
2008-07-10 17:30:00
I’ve always struggled with drawing caricatures, but after re-listening to a lot of the Ricky Gervais podcasts featuring Steve Merchant and the incredible Karl Pilkington , I decided to try drawing the round-headed monkey man. Technorati Tags: Art, Caricature s, Corel Painter, Digital Digital Illustration, Drawing , Illustration, Karl Pilkington, Scripts
Corel Painter Splash Screen Illustration
2008-05-20 14:03:00
Corel Painter is my go-to program and has been for years now. Along with my trusted Wacom Cintiq 21UX, it’s wha I work with every day. Above is a screen shot of their splash screen. There are illustrations that rotate through when people open the application and sometimes my own illustration “Gesundheit” pops up. If I don’t feel great about my work somedays (which happens a lot it seems), it’s nice to see one of my illustrations like that inside my favorite piece of software. Technorati Tags: Art, Digital Art, Illustration , Corel Painter
More About: Screen , Splash , Corel
Another Character Sketch
2008-05-19 14:42:00
This is another sketch of the two characters from my new adventure comic strip… Technorati Tags: Character Design, Comic Strips, Designing, Digital Art, Drawing, Sketch ing
Comic Strip Character Sketches
2008-05-18 19:26:00
I’m working on a new adventure comic strip. These are early sketches of the two main characters. Technorati Tags: Children’s Books, Comic Strip s, Drawing, Sketching
More About: Sketches , Character
Children’s Book Illustration
2008-05-17 11:56:00
Here’s another illustration I finished yesterday… Corel Painter X with a Wacom Cintiq 21UX. Technorati Tags: Art, Children ’s Book s, Digital Art, Drawing, Illustration
Penguin Cartoon Illustration
2008-05-16 16:42:00
Awhile ago, I did this pixel drawing of a penguin using the Pixen software. Here’s an painted version of the same sketch where I used Corel Painter, like I usually do. Technorati Tags: Art, Cartoon , Cartoons, Digital Art, Drawing, Illustration , Sketching
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Simpsons Character Self Portrait
2008-04-23 17:06:00
Let’s face it, most of us will never make it onto The Simpsons as a character on the actual show, so we might have to take matters into our own hands… I created a quick self portrait this morning of what I, myself, might look like as a Simpson character. Technorati Tags: Animation, Cartoon, Character Design, Designing, Drawing, Simpsons, TV
More About: Portrait , Self Portrait
Cintiq Inking Character Sketches
2008-04-21 16:27:00
Messed around with some character sketches this morning in order to loosen up a bit. Extra credit question: Which one has constipation issues…? Technorati Tags: Art, Cartoons, Cintiq , Designing, Digital Art, Drawing, Inking, Sketching
More About: Sketches , Character
Pixar announces release schedule through 2012
2008-04-10 19:38:00
Pixar Animation Studio has announced its schedule for releasing movies through 2012 and it includes sequals to Toy Story and Cars. Take a look here for more information. Technorati Tags: Animation, Film, Movies, Pixar
More About: Schedule , Pixar , Release
Digital Inking Movie Tutorial
2008-03-24 15:07:00
Sometime ago I downloaded a bundle of software from macheist.com, which included a neat little app called Snapz Pro X. With that I can video-capture my screen while I draw, so I decided to give that a go. This is a little sketch that I penciled, lettered and inked digitally in Corel Painter X on my Wacom Cintiq 21UX. Very simple, but it shows the process. Technorati Tags: Art, Cartoons, Character Design, Cintiq, Comic Strips, Comics, Digital Art, Drawing, Inking, Movie s, Tutorial , Sketching, Tablet, Wacom
Etch A Sketch Art
2008-02-22 15:01:00
This guy draws stuff on an Etch A Sketch that most of us would have trouble achieving on paper. Pretty impressive! Technorati Tags: Art, Sketching
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“The Pearce Sisters” by Aardman Animation
2008-02-18 17:54:00
Aardman Animation is perhaps best know for its brilliant Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit movies, but here’s a little nugget that’s just as amazing, but very, very different. The Pearce Sisters short film, with its mix of 2D and 3D animation, is perhaps somewhat disturbing, but also stunning both in story, visuals and sound. It should be noted that the movie is not suitable to children. Technorati Tags: Animation, Cartoons, Movies, Short Film
More About: Aardman
the impact of “A Contract with God”
2007-12-22 04:56:00
An article about graphic novels and the major impact that Will Eisner’s “A Contract with God” had on the genre. From the San Francisco Chronicle. It reminds me I need to read this book again… Technorati Tags: Graphic Novels Novel
Drawn!– Illustration and cartooning blog
2007-12-21 04:11:00
I always enjoyDrawn! and would recommend it to anyone interested in the visual arts. It’s a blog co-authored by professional illustrators and cartoonists from Canada. Take a look! Technorati Tags: Blog s
More About: Illustration , Stration
Fired Over “Dilbert” Comic Strip
2007-12-20 04:00:00
A Fort Madison man who posted a “Dilbert ” comic strip on an office bulletin board has lost his job for implying his bosses were a bunch of “drunken lemurs.” Scott Adams, “Dilbert” creator, responds: “Most ‘Dilbert’ comics don’t come right out and call management a bunch of drunken lemurs,” Adams said. “So I can see how this one might have been a tad over the line.” Read the full article from the Des Moines Register. Technorati Tags: Cartoons, Comic Strip s
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Spiderwick Chronicles
2007-12-19 05:19:00
I’ve started reading the Spiderwick Chronicles to my son, Espen. Even though he’s still very young, he’s really getting into them. We’ve read the first two and just started the third one tonight. I recommend the books to anyone who’s interested in faeries, goblins, trolls and other fantastical creatures! Technorati Tags: Books, Children’s Books
Dear Mr. Watterson
2007-12-18 04:19:00
Found this note via Mike Lynch’s blog. Apparently, a documetary film about the creative genius Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobber cartoonist, is in the works. Visit the website of Dear Mr. Watterson. Technorati Tags: Comic Strips, Film, Movies
Bear Attack Watercolor Cartoon
2007-12-17 00:46:00
I wanted to experiment a bit more with watercolors, so I painted this “Bear Atta ck ” cartoon today. The original art is for sale, if anyone’s interested. Just email me for details. Technorati Tags: Art, Cartoon s, Children’s Books, Illustration, Original Art, Watercolor s
Lines and Colors Blog
2007-12-16 06:20:00
I just wanted to mention this blog I came across the other day. Lines and Colors is “a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts” and is full really interesting reads. Worth a look! Technorati Tags: Art, Blog s, Comics, Drawing, Illustrations
Lines and Colors Blog
2007-12-16 05:58:00
I just wanted to mention this blog I came across the other day. Lines and Colors is “a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts” and is full really interesting reads.Worth a look! Technorati Tags: Art, Blog s, Comics, Drawing, Illustrations
French Animation Boom
2007-12-15 05:03:00
Here’s an article from Variety about the new boom in French animation. I hope we get to see a lot of these movies in the US in the years to come. Technorati Tags: Animation , Film, Movies, Cartoons
More About: Boom , Imation
Weirdo Guy Sketch
2007-12-14 04:59:00
Character sketch of some weirdo guy… Technorati Tags: Art, Character Design, Drawing, Illustration, Inking, Sketch ing
More About: Etch
Fire Breathing Dragon Illustration
2007-12-13 03:28:00
Here’s an illustration of a fire breathing dragon that I finished today… Technorati Tags: Breathing, Fire , Drago n , Illustration
More About: Stration
Creature Sketches
2007-12-12 04:29:00
A couple of creature sketches from todays sketching session in my recliner, in front of Top Gear on BBC America… Technorati Tags: Art, Character Design, Designing, Drawing, Inking, Sketching
More About: Sketches , Creature , Etch
Anatomy of a Panel
2007-12-11 04:39:00
This is my work process, shown with a panel from the graphic novel I’m working on. It shows the sketch, the lettering and then how I start coloring by adding a gray tone over everything, before blocking in the colors and then, in the last two panels, I show how I add light and texture to finish it off. It’s all done in Corel Painter using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX graphics tablet (as usual). Technorati Tags: Art, Children’s Books, Cintiq, Comics, Digital Art, Drawing, Graphic Novel, Illustration, Sketching, Tablet, Wacom
More About: Anatomy , Panel , Anatom
Character Designs
2007-12-10 05:00:00
Some character designs from this evening… Technorati Tags: Art, Character Design, Designing, Drawing, Inking, Sketching
More About: Designs , Hara
Watercolor Sketches
2007-12-09 00:02:00
I’m going through a bit of an artistic identity crisis at the moment, so I decided to try something new, for a change. I do most of my work digitally these days, although I do a lot of sketch work on paper. Today, I pulled out the old Windsor & Newton watercolor paints, my Arches watercolor paper and my RaphaĆ«l Series 8404 (no. 2) watercolor brush. And I did the two sketches you see above. However, they look a lot better on paper than they do scanned into my computer, let me just say that. I’ve never really used watercolors, since I’ve mostly enjoyed working with acrylics in the past. So this was a bit new for me. The one on the left was done first before I figured out that, unlike with inking, I needed to do the outlines last. So for the second sketch, I painted in light colors first (this is also opposite of how I would use acrylics, where I always paint from dark to light), then added the outlines before I went back and darkened some of the shadow areas on ...
More About: Sketches , Watercolor , Etch
Recent Illustration Work
2007-12-08 04:18:00
A panel painted in Corel Painter X, using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX… Technorati Tags: Art, Children’s Books, Cintiq, Comics, Digital Art, Drawing, Graphic Novel, Illustration , Wacom
More About: Work , Recent , Stration
“Quartet” Inked Illustration
2007-12-07 05:29:00
Another inked illustration from my sketch book… Technorati Tags: Art, Character Design, Designing, Drawing, Illustration , Inking, Sketching
More About: Quartet , Stration
Sketch Cartoon - “The Chase”
2007-12-06 03:32:00
I have no idea who these cartoon people are or where they came from, they just sort of appeared in my sketch book this evening… As usual, the sketch is done using the Faber-Castell PITT brush pen and just inked straight with no pencil drawing underneath. Technorati Tags: Art, Character Design, Comics, Designing, Drawing, Illustration, Inking, Sketch ing
More About: Cartoon , Chase , Etch , Hase
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