Sunday, February 28, 2010

Adam Explains Stereoscopy

Are you curious about how we make our 3D webcomic? Check out the series of posts that Adam made over on his blog. You'll get a brief rundown of how anaglyph technology works and what we actually do to make our comic 3D. Enjoy!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Illustration Friday- Propagate

I wanted to do something different for this week's Illustration Friday entry. I don't have a lot of free time this week, so I wanted something kind of quick and kind of messy. I was inspired by the patterns that illustrator Nicole Duquette has been making recently and I wanted to play around with repetition. Of course this pattern doesn't actually repeat, but I like the idea and want to experiment more. I have an affinity for this weird little monster guy. He first appeared when I was coming up with logo idea for a friend and quickly morphed into the different versions that you see here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Robots! Update

The newest page of Robots! in 3D is up! We're only on page 4 right now, but I'm up to page 10/11 in my buffer. I can't wait to show off those pages! I've had some pretty interesting technical challenges as the story starts to take off and I'm quite proud of my final efforts. Maybe I'll post some sneak peaks here soon...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Illustration Friday- Adrift

Ever get that feeling when your mind is adrift and your ideas can just float about with ease? This painting was somewhat inspired by two pictures books, Sayonara, Mrs. Kackelman  by Maria Kalman, and A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce. These were two of my favorite books as a kid and I loved, loved, loved the costumes that the characters wore in each. Again (ugh) my scanner just isn't accurately capturing the colors of this painting. I tried messing around with it in Photoshop after the fact, but it never really comes out right.  I guess I'll have to keep trying!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Robots! in 3D!

The day has finally arrived! The anaglyph 3D webcomic that Adam and I have been working on is finally up and running. We have three pages of Robots! in 3D online now and a buffer of pages ready to go for the next few weeks. We'll be updating the comic every Friday along with little blog posts during the week relating to 3D comics and other things that we find interesting.

You can follow along with Robots! in a number of different ways. I've been posting updates about the comic on Twitter (along with other tidbits about different projects that I'm working on). You can also become a fan of Robots! on Facebook. Or you can follow our production blog. We'll be posting information about our process, ideas to make your own 3D glasses (3Diy), goals, and little sneak peeks at storylines to come. I hope you enjoy the comic and I'd love to hear your feedback! You can leave a comment here or any of the aforementioned places, or you can send us an e-mail at robotsin3d(a)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Illustration Friday-Muddy

I finished my little pig painting for Illustration Friday. My scanner is working again but now I'm having trouble getting the scan to match the original artwork. Ah well, one step at a time!

Most pigs love playing in the mud, but not this guy. At least he has his boots.

Monday, February 8, 2010

WIP - Muddy

I want to try and do my Illustration Friday entires for the next few weeks using traditional media. This week the theme is "muddy" so I came up with a sad little pig that hates walking in the rain (again sorry for the pictures - the scanner is still out of commission!):

I start by sketching out the drawing in my notebook. At this stage I do probably 20 or so quick doodles exploring the pose or feeling that I'm trying to create before I settle on one that I feel most accurately captures my original idea...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Illustration Friday - Focused

I finished my painting this weekend and if definitely fits within the Illustration Friday theme this week! Unfortunately my scanner is broken so I had to take a photo and the colors just aren't as vivid as they are in life. Hopefully I'll get that fixed soon!
Anyone who's seen my animated Div III will recognize the little girl character here as Margot. I've been thinking of starting an all-ages comic featuring Margot and her adventures (including a retelling of her encounter with the Goblin featured in the original film). This would be a long way off (I still have Robots! to get to first!) but I've been having a good time thinking of situations that she'd have to find her way out of. I imagine the comic as somewhat similar to Uncle Scrooge comics by Carl Barks and Don Rosa. Each issue would be a stand-alone story. We'll see what happens. But until then, look forward to more of my experiments in painting!