Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sketch Dump

Been a while since I posted something because my job is a real time-vampire. I made some time this morning to clean out my sketchbook and post some random things. I am not sure when I will have time to post again so ... enjoy.

Rehashing something old.
 More rehashing of something old - Elliptical World of Snurd.
More, more rehashing of something old - The Tale of Tick Rabbit. If I do a drawing, it sometimes gets me motivated to get back to the idea and finish writing it. So close, but ... who has time for fun.
 General randomness.
 Possibly something new in the works.
Definitely rehashing something old, again - Bedtime Boogie.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Doctor Dolittle - Reprise

I have been reading that there will be a new animated "The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle" movie with Robert Downy Jr. voicing the good Doctor. I have always thought this would be a great story to make into a feature, and I thought one could modernize it with a bit of a Jules Verne/Steam-punk flavour for the Victorian technology.

Back in the early 2000's I worked for a company who once had the rights to do Doctor Dolitte, but they let the option lapse because of the difficulty of acquiring the rights for all territories on the planet. It seems that the rejigged American copyright laws, which favoured the big, greedy corporations, made it a bit of a nightmare to navigate where the Doctor Dolittle works had fallen into the public domain and where the new rules had kept them under copyright.

Be that as it may,  I'm looking forward to seeing what will be done to bring Doctor Dolittle to life again. In homage, I am re-posting dome of my old Doctor Dolittle drawings, with a few others added in. Enjoy.

 The floor plan of the good Doctor's house
A few location development drawings.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Cleanout

My yearly tradition to read Dickens' "Christmas Carol" has been completed, and now I'm taking a few moments to clean out some doodles from by drawing binder. Tis the last glad tidings of the year. Enjoy.

Some new stuff on a very old idea.

New stuff on something new. 
 And, some more stuff on "The Elliptical World of Snurd".
Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

November Clean Out

My sketch book is getting a bit bulky and heavy so I thought I would clean it out a bit. Lot's of garbage to throw out and a few teasers to post here. Enjoy.

Just some randomness ...
Sometimes an old idea can come off the rails a bit and then come back again. I tossed out a lot, but these are a few which are starting to come back to where I'd like the look to be for this unmentioned older idea. These are still a bit too 'real' and need to be 'cartooned' up a bit more, but they are halfway closer than the tossed out stuff.
I keep circling back to "The Elliptical World of Snurd" idea I had years ago. The story will eventually be told in 12-parts, but I just don't have the time to dive in and focus on it much.
This last little bit of randomness is for a new idea. There isn't much to it yet except a few drawings, but, time permitting, I hope to do some more scribbles on this soon.