Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dr. Eustace Plebe
My Gamma World character is quickly becoming one of my favorite to draw. He's your run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic genetically engineered prescient super scientist whose best friend is a walking refrigerator. Needless to say, when it came time to do a birthday card for our GM, Ev, it was easy to choose which character would be popping out of the cake:


(Erick plays our robot Artech)

Ev's take on Dr. Plebe and his blobby pal, Grimm:


Last session we ran into some radiation-shooting butterflies, illustrated here by Chris Chua.

Dr. Plebe took one in the taint.


I even started working out some expressions for a model sheet in case I ever need to animate this ugly sucker.

Neutral/Sour

Surprise/Taint Burn

My gaming group, the Dandies, is filled with artists, so we're always churning character and story sketches out. You can check out the Dandies' gaming blog, Dungeons and Shenanigans, for more of our gaming art and geekdom.

"Dungeons and dragons...it's thirty minutes of fun packed into four hours."
-Victor Lane, Dandy

While I'm in total nerd-mode, I should mention that Spawn 200 comes out today. This comic was a huge influence on me as a kid. Aside from my dad and brother, both artists, Todd McFarlane was probably my earliest artistic hero.

I haven't followed Spawn for a while, but I think I'll pick this one up for old time's sake.

48 days...

4 comments:

Romulo said...

Hi Austin,
I was wondering if you've done any hand-drawn animation of your dinosaur characters? Do you have any animation available to view on the internet? If so, could you please give me the links? I would be very interested! Thanks! Romulo

Freckles said...

LOL great blog! I love your sense of humour!!

Nika said...

So, i was checking credits for Cars to find you, you know, to see which character is yours... but i couldn't find your name anywhere.
so now i'm wondering: which one is yours?
Cuz with toy story, you can easily tell.. dinosaur :D but there are no dinosaurs in cars, so i cant quite guess :D
will u tell me, or is that a secret? :)

Munchanka said...

Romulo-You know, the only hand-drawn dino animation I have online is this film I did way back in highschool:

http://www.digitaldaysfest.com/video/madison_hi.html

Freckles: thanks!

Nika: I was actually just a lowly intern while Cars 1 was in production. I was hired the year after, for Ratatouille. So this year is my first time with the Cars characters. I wish there were dinosaur cars, maybe for Cars 3...