Wednesday, December 29, 2010



Here is a drawing I did outside of Dallas when I was there for a job. The desert did not look at all like this.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Guy on Train: sketch

I have definitely been drawing every day for a few months now. I just haven't gotten in the habit of putting it up here. Plus sometimes it isn't very good. Starting now I'm going to try to put more of my daily sketches up. I drew a few people on the train. If I draw them in my perforated windwill skectchbook I will tear it out and give it to them just for fun even if it isn't much of a likeness of them. This one I drew in a non perforated book. This guy was really tall and quite a character. He was wearing those Verbatim Five Fingers shoes with a suit. I wasn't in a place to judge though I was wearing my cowboy boots.
I was on the train because I am doing some freelance animation down at 15 letters. Tons of fun. Things are going really well.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

speech bubbles

I was thinking about how interesting it was that different lines and symbols could be used within comics and cartoons to represent things that it would otherwise be difficult to convey. Some examples are, A circular bubble to show what someone is saying. A cloud-like thought bubble to show what they are thinking. Wavy lines over something to show it has an odor. Straight lines behind something to show it is going fast. etc. I was wondering how hard it would be and over what period of time it would take to implant new comic features into society. I have some ideas for a few this is just one, the aural bubble showing what people are hearing. The actual design of it needs works but I like the idea at its core.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rainy Days, Rainy Days

Hey. It's nice when it rains because it is like a shower for the city. Imagine trying to get the amount of washing done in the city that the rain accomplishes it would be really expensive. It is like putting Chicago in a giant dishwasher.
It would be great if we created more ways to take advantage of the amazing power of the rain and all that free water. Also it would be cool if the city was designed to change the functionality of the public areas when it rained. The streets could be canals and the parks could be ponds and the building tops could be swimming pools.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mister Black

This week we are making some promotional videos for Nike. They have created a character named Mr Black who travels to rivaling highschools and get the kids excited about a big upcoming football game and about Nike gear. Mr Black is played by a improv actor whos real name i forget. I believe it is Pat. He is tons of fun to work with. Not only do I get over a weeks worth of work out of this deal I also get new shoes. They gave me the opportunity to go pick out any footwear from Niketown, downtown Chicago. Usually I would not wear Nike, but it's free and an I get to have ridiculous shoes I would have otherwise never invested in.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Confusing Phone

I had a dream that I was still painting. I had a big job the following day but no one would tell me the address the night before. I had a few too many drinks and woke up late and hungover. Still without the address I had to follow someone else to the jobsite. They were driving too fast. I was groggy and out of it. I hit a cop. I blacked out.
When I woke up I had no idea how much time had passed. On top of that I did not have my cellphone. Being concerned about if I had missed the job I needed to make some calls. The new phone I found in my pocket was overly complicated. It unfolded with many screens and keyboards and even a little retractable mouse. It kind of looked like a stings of paperdolls when I unfolded all of the pieces.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Moving Days Moving Days

These are my last few days not living at PopcornIsland. I have even begun to move my stuff in. It will be exciting to get a lot more done here and have a cleaner and more organized environment to live and work.
Also it is exciting and scary because the rent is much more than I am used to, but i think that will be a good thing for now because it will push me to work much harder than I have had to in the past.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dobsonfly Larva

So I was camping and floating down a river in Southern Missouri. I was having a great time picking up rocks from the shallow river and looking at them.
Lots had deep holes in them and little bugs crawling around on them. It was a little creepy. One larger rock I found had a large hole and a big bug head sticking out of it. It had big scary pincers. The head was so big and interesting looking I thought I would get the entire bug out of the hole to see what the rest looked like. There was a thin strip of bark floating in the river I began to use it to try to pry the bug out. It clamped down on the bark and I could feel quite a bit of resistance as I pulled back. That was scary as well. The bark was too flimsy so I went into the woods and found a more ridged stick and got the bug out. I set it on top of my kayak. It again was very scary. I drew this picture from memory and later googled random things until I found out it was most likely a dobsonfly larva.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Werk's for Jerks

I thought this would be a nice cartoon for people to print out and post up in their cubicles.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Allowance

This is an illustration I did for a short story written by Red Clark. The fun thing though is I didn't read the story. The only thing I knew was the title, The Allowance.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Air Plane

Originally uploaded by Stujmar
This is a picture I drew while flying to South Africa on an Air Plane. It is also a test of blogging through flickr. P.S. I made a flickr account.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Rolling Thing

This is a concept drawing for a short animation idea I had where a giant rock would roll through the countryside slowly breaking away pieces until it was a film reel. Then film would start playing on it and so on.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Josh Tallo


Here is a picture I took on my new canon XTi. It is the first real camera I have owned. I am pretty excited about it. The last few posts of drawings were actually pictures taken on the XTi of the drawings. I used a tripod and a work light. It was a kind of makeshift animation stand. Probably scanning would have been as easy. I got some modeling of color from the lighting and I think it made the pictures look more gritty and real.
As far as the actual picture goes here is Josh Tallo shooting a film with a canon 5D. There is a good deal of lighting and smoke effects going on. Pretty sweet stuff. You can click on it for the larger version as always. To see the film he was shooting go visit "Beyond the Still" at PopcornIsland

Hi Steve

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010