Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Baby You Can Drive My Car" a Simpsons Fan Script

I've been working on and off on a piece of fan-fiction involving everyone's favourite, four fingered, yellow family from Springfield.

"Baby You Can Drive My Car"

"After falsifying his gender on a state census form, Bart finds himself forced to babysit Maggie as homework. Meanwhile, Homer's new career as a sperm donor comes to a premature end when he discovers that his sperm count is dangerously low."

Read the script here, at NoHomers.net.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008


Lectures are fun. Taking notes, for me at least, is a much about doodling as it is writing. I inadvertently spend more time developing new cartoon characters than I do paying attention to the lecturer. Above is one of those characters. I took him from the humble pen drawn pages of my notebook to a fully fledged colour illustration.

I might even use him as background art for some layout in Opus.

I'm still finding problems with my tablet though. It seems to only give smooth lines when I move it swiftly, otherwise it creates a rippled and bumpy line quality. The only problem is, when I move the pen quickly I lose a lot of accuracy and I am unable to meet my desired start and end points.

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Digital sketches

(Steven is my co-editor. It's an ongoing rivalry)

I drew both of these straight into Illustrator using my tablet. Harrah for vector!

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Dumpster Divin' Remastered

I repainted my drawing of Sydney dumpster diving. I'd like to include this as a poster in the next Opus, with a detailed synopsis of what dumpster diving is and a map of dumpster hotspot locations on the reverse.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Soots the Rendered Man

Practicing a more sophisticated rendering style. I'm now controlling the opacity of the stroke with my pen, rather than just the size.

Thanks to Katie Wang for suggestions.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Soots the Fireman

Here is a character I have designed for a class. We were told to create a character that will sell fire safety awareness.

Pixel version:
Vector version:

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