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Sunday, December 16, 2012

[VIDEO] PORTAL: No Escape - Live-Action Short Film Inspired by the Video Game!

Super awesome! Thanks to artist Ben Bishop for the link!

[VIDEO] Drew Struzan on Tracing for Photo-Realism

Why do I appreciate him being up front about it?

Because there are a lot of artists doing it who aren't and people think they're magicians because of how perfect it looks and are buying their work without knowing. I've seen some art collectors who when they find out it is traced they're let down. Some don't care. I personally like things drawn from scratch and like creating my art that way, but see how if you've been doing it for years, you're up front about it, and have nothing to prove about your drawing abilities, then sure. Go for it. Rendering/coloring is fun and relaxing. And if what you're going for is perfect photorealism it doesn't really matter if you're shifting your eyes back and forth from the reference, carefully getting the lines in the perfect place or just tracing it. One takes longer, but still the result is the same, a drawing of a photo.

I really enjoy Struzan's work and style. He's of course, created some of the most iconic images in entertainment history and inspired me a ton while I was growing up. He breathes a lot of life into his tracings and rendering photorealistic is still very difficult and takes a lot of talent, PLUS his compositions, style, and color choices are awesome and really what draws the eye anyway. And I'm fairly certain he could draw photorealistic from scratch, but does it to save time. It's all beautiful to look at, and like he said, that's really what matters: the final product. I just hope that we don't get so separated from creating art from scratch and photoshop filters get so good that people stop trying to create it and go that route.

Anyway, check out some awesome Drew Struzan art!! Click to buy it! I really want that The Art of Drew Struzan Book!

This might be a self portrait or it might be fan art in his style. Anyone know? Well done!

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Friday, November 30, 2012

E.T. the Hip-Hop Preacher at K-State!

If that doesn't show up with the K-State video, click the playlist at the bottom of the video window and it'll be there.

It's ya boy, E.T. back in my home-state! That's pretty cool!

If you haven't watched his videos before, you have to start here:

VIDEO: Secrets to Success Parts 1 & 2!! - Incredible Motivation!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

PETER PAN: The Graphic Novel - by my wife & I! YOU can help!

My wife, Renae De Liz, and I just launched this the other day on Kickstarter. It's a faithful adaptation of the original novel by J.M. Barrie and we need your help to get funded! Right now we're at 33% which is a great start, but still a long way to go. Please pledge if you can, but at least share this all over the place and get the word out. We have 25 days to meet our goal! Oh, and you can find the embed code to place both the video and the widget on your site. Thank you so much for your support! 

Written & Penciled by Renae De Liz (my wife)
Inked/Colored/Lettered/Designed & Video editing/animation by ME!





This means the world to us!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jewel Caterpillar! Crazy looking bug!

Whoa! This thing is crazy! Thanks to genius comic book colorist Laura Martin for finding and posting this awesome creature on her Facebook!

Amazing Art! One-Sided Broken Heart Love Affair!

This is just incredible! The storytelling, the painting, the angles. That curvilinear perspective shot is just ridiculous! Love this! Here is the artist--> http://www.facebook.com/superani.jg

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BIG HITTERS Comic Book Animated Short by Travis Sengaus!

From the new Comic Series from Jonathan Goff and Travis Sengaus.
Animated and Directed by Travis Sengaus! Impressive work!

BIG HITTERS is an action/adventure comic book series created by Jonathan Goff (writer) and Travis Sengaus (artist).

In a futuristic society, a government teetering on collapse has sanctioned the use of "Hitters" (or hitmen) to help clean up the galaxy following a particularly brutal and far-reaching interstellar war.

Our tale centers on a pair of Hitters (Fresh and Mack) and their day-to-day misadventures through the seediest of underworlds and darkest of back alleys as they search for the next big hit and the true meaning of vengeance.

Monday, September 3, 2012

VIDEO: Grant Morrison Documentary "Walking with Gods"



PHOTO: Long haired pretty wife, Renae De Liz

LOVE her long hair. I demand that she let's it grow out forever! Unfortunately my demands are typically giggled at. Hopefully she just doesn't ever cut it though. ;) RenaeDeLiz.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Clint Eastwood is Wolverine! - Dirty Harry Screenshot

That's pretty rad.



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

MOVIE: Silent Hill: Revelations 3D Trailer, Clip, Synopsis, Poster, & Still Frames!

All the stuff you came to see comes after my ramble. ;)

Man ... Not sure what to think of this trailer. I typically like just about everything but this looks a bit ... "Final Destination-y" compared to the last one and the games. More Hollywood teen horror than ... just awesome horror. And lots of stuff just for the sake of 3D. I even sorta like the Final Destination movies for what they are. Hmm... maybe this is a rare case where I'm just too close to the subject material. Back when my wife (comics artist, Renae De Liz) and I were just getting to know each other she visited from Oregon to where I was living in Kansas and our first date was to see the Silent Hill movie. Then about a year later after she moved with me, we started playing through the games starting with Silent Hill 4: The Room and they were awesome! Also Silent Hill is said to be in Maine (which is where we live) as we're finding out now while playing Silent Hill: Downpour and we drive an awesome silver Jeep Liberty like the main character in the first movie. It was the first car we both agreed on. So ... maybe I'm being a Silent Hill geek. I'll of course watch the heck out of it and then decide and I'll probably accept it for what it is, but still. Would have been nice to see a mind-blowing, awesome, terrifying trailer. Either way, I'm pretty excited to see a new movie coming! Just hope it does well enough for another!



The story follows Heather Mason, along with her father, who have been on the run - always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand. Now, on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.


Monday, July 16, 2012

New Photography - Maine Summer 2012 - Available for Licensing!

I've taken film set photos and had some photographs in magazines and used on sites. These are all available for license as stock photos for your business, travel brochures, websites, or wherever you require photographs depicting lighthouses, the ocean, flowers, New York, Maine, ships, animals, industrial structures, office manuals, screenwriting, animals, textures for 3D and 2D art, and much more. You can also request certain photos to be taken in Maine and New England, the Atlantic Ocean, and most of the Northeast Coast. 

Photography Inquiries here: RayDillonGGS@Gmail.com

Starfish, Ocean, Sea, Water, Creature, Fish, Texture, Detail
Starfish, Ocean, Sea, Water, Creature, Fish, Texture, Detail

Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Two Lights, Lighthouse, Lobster, Shack, Sign, Thank you, Come Again 
Frosted Glass, Ocean, Water, Texture, Wallpaper, Pattern, Detail
Frosted Glass, Ocean, Water, Texture, Wallpaper, Pattern, Detail
Color, Colorful, Stripes, Pattern, Wicker, Cross-stitch, Weave, Weaving, Wallpaper, Canvas, Texture
Little boy, Train, Water, Pool, Towel, Summer, Summertime 
Little Boys, Brothers, Sunglasses, Summer, Deck, Slide, Trees, Summertime, Cool Dudes

Daddy, Baby boy, Atlantic Ocean, Shore, Beach, Rocks, Summer, Summertime, Waves.



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

[MOVIE] Dora the Explorer - Live Action Movie Trailer! Not what you think!

I would actually watch the heck out of this movie if it were real!

Thanks to Jon Dahl for posting this!

The universe needs you, aspiring filmmaker!!!

Learn everything you learn at $100k Film School and all the stuff they WON'T teach you!


VIDEO: Really Young Steve Martin with brown hair on "The Dating Game!"


Monday, July 9, 2012

PHOTOS: Renae De Liz & I: Married at San Diego Comic-Con 2009!

Can't believe it's already been 3 years since we got married (7 years together)! Well, not quite because SDCC is a couple of weeks early (we were married on the 26th), but close enough! We're both very excited to enter get past this milestone and enter our 4th year of marriage. This will be the best one yet, I'm sure!

We're not able to make it to SDCC this year, but we'll be back! :D

Writer of DOCTOR WHO and the man who married us: TONY LEE!

We had a hard time making it through the convention center. People thought we were in costume and wanted to get pictures with us. :D



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