Monday, November 27, 2006

This was my 1st book

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On October 11, where I was showing off my 2nd book, I promised to post my 1st book. So, since I am so busy working on my website and not illustrating half as much as I want to and need to, I will try to dig up already done art to keep the blog breathing. No one wants an out of breath, stagnant, mosquito infested blog. Si?

Just a warning. This book was illustrated 3 years ago and my 2nd book which just came out was illustrated around last year at this time. Now, the stuff you see me posting since I created this blog in September has moved on in technique and style and direction. There are some pages in these books, that frankly embarrass me when I compare them to my present characters and the direction I am going in now. So if you are fixin' buy these books, thinking that you will get the same level of work my blog is promoting, you may be disappointed. How's that for selling my stuff? At least you get honesty here. No one has ever said to Jimmy, "you can't handle the truth!".

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy B-day Debbie

Since we will be away, I am posting this a day early. As I mentioned in a previous post, Debbie has liked a total of about 2 photos of her since I have known her. This is one of them so it will make her happy to have her self image redeemed from the last post of her. Happy birthday beautiful girl. This picture doesn't lie.

<3 jimmy

Happy Thanksgiving

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Just need to post some sketches. It's been awhile. I don't even sketch and doodle as much as I want to. My website is in progress now and it is consuming much of my time which means less illustration posts. Jimmy works full-time in the corporate world and does this art thing whenever he can, even if it means skipping sleep. I promise to post when I can. Yawn.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Robot Re-entry

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It was just a matter of time before I got some robots going. Cartoonists love robots.

Itchy Dog

Time to buy Barkley a flea collar. I can't stay away from illustrator too long. In fact, it may become very regular. I just love how clean the line work is. It's a stone groove drawing in that program too. And I don't mean pulling bezier curves around although I am not morally opposed to doing that either. I like drawing freehand with the brush and the pencil tools. After I have my line work where I want it, it's on to photoshop to finish it and sometimes painter beyond the photoshop if needed.

Side note: The spell checker didn't know what to do with the word bezier. Can you imagine the free non artistic world aint up to speed on this after 20 some odd years of it in use? Here are some of the words it suggested me use: boozier (I actually made a snort noise on that one), buzzer, and beers. Funny but sad.

Which itchy dog version do you like best?

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Counting Crows

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This is an illustration from my old site that I illustrated from a Counting Crows song called "A murder of one". The words to their songs are like verbal paintings. My mind gets inspired and sees something in many of their songs and I hope to do more with the things I find rolling round my brain as time moves on. I cropped in on the crows and got rid of the rest because it wasn't as strong as my new stuff. There are a few illustrations from my older site that I have in mind to redo. I just purchased Dreamweaver 8 and will be crackin' on a new site soon. This blog will then take on an even more experimental flavor at that point and the site will represent my body of work. This blog is standing in as a showcase for my work (especially my new stuff) at this point in time. I feel so illegitimate without an actual updated site that I feel cool about sending people too.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

IF: sMokE!

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Smokin' Joe is the Lord of the Wings. I haven't posted since last Sunday. What a slacker. I'll try to get some more sketches and stuff up soon.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

New Stuff

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There is something really cool about old Japanese and Chinese paintings. The typography, brush work, colors and mood amaze me. I decided to start there and then add my today Jimmy stuff and it made for a new cultural experience. It's the next best thing to traveling. The Far East has so much rich history when it comes to art. I would love to go there someday?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Hire Jim!

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There are many things to spend money on. So why not blow it on Jim?

Hello, my name is Jim and I endorse this message.