Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hey, whats going on around here?

Hey there. Its Jannie. My goodness, its been over a month since there's been any posting here. One would think- oh so they gave up, huh?

The truth is- I have some wonderful personal news thats going on in my life right now that took a bit of time away from personal projects like this. I'm not ready to disclose what it is yet but there really is a good reasoning behind the absence. Kudos to Scott for his patience.

We've been getting a bit of "likes" over at our Daredevil Chicken Facebook fan page, and wanted to give an update here to anybody who cared to follow along. Scott and I have not forgotten about Daredevil Chicken and we will continue. Please pop over and check up on us, we really do appreciate it!

We're cluckin' on....

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Extra! Extra! Read All About it!

Things were a bit quiet here but back on track with another spread "sketch." Imagine Daredevil Chicken's excitement as his hero is coming to town.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hand off No fumbling

Continuing to have fun with the Daredevil Chicken book project. And just as Jannie said, it's beneficial to have another person relying on you when a project is this large. A collaboration really motivates me to put the work in even if I have other things going on. If I let more than a day go by without sketching something when she passes art back, I feel like I'm letting her down. In my own studio the only one that I'm letting down is my dog.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Page and Staying Motivated

Another page in the works in our book. I'll pass this along to Scott and he will have his take on it. Its been a struggle for me to stay motivated amongst my many projects so its nice to have a partner that I can "report" to!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Big dreams

I'm note sure if this was mentioned before but Jannie and I have never actually talked. We're good friends yet our entire professional and personal relationship has been built via E-mails, Face Book Posts, and Tweets. Interestingly enough I awoke this morning and told my wife about the dream I just had in which Daredevil Chicken had been published. Yay! In this dream Jannie and I were doing a phone in radio interview from our own studios and during our talk I kept answering the wrong questions because I had never heard my partners voice. How embarrassing. My wife then replied__ "So should I assume that extra loud snoring last night was actually an interview?"

As we move forward and head towards finished art, the posts might slow down a bit but rest assured we're still hard at work behind the scenes making this book the the funnest and most exciting thing to hit the midway since .. well.... The Speedorama Spectacular

Monday, May 2, 2011

Color palette

A quickie post today about color palettes. I've been getting good feedback about what I've been using in some of my art for this project so far. Just wanted to share that its good old' colour lovers to the rescue!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's Page Design Time

The fun part of this project for me is working with Jannie. We're two very different artists, yet I really believe that we'll eventually merge our styles into one uniformed and marketable look. Although I can and do work digitally, I'm typically more traditional when I approach sketches. Basically a pencil and paper approach. Jannie on the other hand has been experimenting with doing even her sketch work digitally. Right away I'm thinking her work looks WAY MORE polished than mine and I'm hesitant to offer my own version. Yet I think we'll really learn from each other as we move forward during our page design time and that will only help the end result. This really is a true collaboration and one I'm proud to be involved in.