I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

"It's not a tuba!"


Say the headline above in beefcake cali guv'nah style. Taken in San Diego last summer. David making his best Gil Elvgren pin-up take.

The mystery person (see post below) is none other than, David Silverman of Simpson's and Monster's Inc. fame. Thanks for playing. Just a little goofing around. David and I worked on a feature together long ago and we still get a hoot out of quoting line readings from reels that never made the light of day (Ted Mathot has them all in his head much clearer, really). We were briefly in the same studio again up here before more adventures called him away.

He is an accomplished musician, plays the sousaphone in the rag-tag band that forms together for impromptu performances when he comes up to visit. Sousa what now?

Sousaphone entry in Wikipedia.

4 Comments:

Blogger Alina Chau said...

Ronnie,
Congratulation on your gallery exhibition. I visit the gallery yesterday, it's really cool, love your works. Get a copy of Paper Biscuit comic, truly love your comic style. It reads like a film storyboard, full of action and cool camera angle. :)

How long does it take you to dvelope Paper Biscuit 2? Do you use color in the original drawing, or you painted the comic Black and white? Love the sketchy style a lot.

Just curious, what kind of white paint do you use in your sketch drawing? I have been trying to look for good thick white paint for my watercolor sketches and drawings ... haven't found any I like. Looking at your work, I really love the thickness and flexibility of your white paint. Just wondering what do you use?

Again, congrat for the exhibition, very inspirating!!

11:58 AM

 
Blogger amelia said...

David Silverman! I knew that...

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10:48 PM

 
Blogger Ronnie said...

Alina--Thanks for dropping by at the exhibit. Very kind words, we appreciate that you made it. Mr. Uesugi's work is a stunning sight, ain't it?

Paper Biscuit is long, meandering process of insecure steps and panic-ridden production. All told, maybe six to eight months. All done in B&W.

White paint? If you're not a stickler for materials, then the handy Presto whiteout pen does the trick. But for watercolor purists, it is advised that you use white gouache. Spring for the expensive type. Uesugi uses a combination of watercolor and gouache on his original actual media work.

Amelia--I knew you knew. We'll play again soon.

11:04 AM

 
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Ronnie, thank for your cool tips.

4:01 PM

 

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