Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tim & Greg's Huntress

This piece is a collaboration between me, and the incomparable Greg Golembiski, my colors over Greg's lines.

Greg's uncolored ink lines. 

My colors below the inks

I work in CMYK, so I can leave the ink lines on a separate unadulterated black channel, and do all my coloring work below it.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Stamps!

By the time this gets posted, I will be a half hour into my jaw surgery at the hospital! This is what's happening to me:

This stamp does not reflect how I feel at the moment, but it was really fun to make. (I apologize for the profanity)

Also, new RBMC stamps!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ben: Sketch Roundup

Oh how time flies...well, not really.  Life has been extremely busy.  So I haven't been able to complete anything, but I have tons of sketches and false starts to show.  First up, I recently purchased Manga Studio 5 and am kind of in love with it.  The above Ninja Turtle is my attempt at learning the program.  I still have a ways to go, but I like the path I'm on.

Next few pictures are some gesture sketches I did of my superhero character.  Fast and loose and usually on my lunch break.  

And finally, I was finally able to figure out some standard "tiles" to use for buildings in my game project.  Tiles are images that can be looped seamlessly to create different assets.  The next drawing is drawn on a grid of 3 x 3. Every piece of the grid, except for the corners, can be repeated infinitely to create the buildings...  

Here is an example-

And finally: remember that guy in the green shirt that was walking around?  Well now I can drop him high enough to break his legs.  Fun right.  Below is a picture of the civilian in his "injured" state.

That's all for now.  If you'd like to see more of my ramblings and progress on the game, go to my personal blog:


Monday, August 26, 2013

What have I been up to, what have YOU been up to?

What's this for? Who is this guy? What's up with his eyebrows?  Why is he wearing a graduation cap?  Find out at INGENUITY FEST!!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Die Cut Preview

Inspired by Erin's merch post, and lack of other finished work to show off. 
I figured I'd post the pencils for what will be one of our new die cut stickers at Ingenuity fest.  If you're near Cleveland, you've got no excuse not to make it out. We'll be there all three days, wrecking 24 feet of mural. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sketch book peek.

Evening...or morning...whichever time you view this. My fascination with the female form continues. First... a sketch done during Cleveland's Drink and Draw Social Club. And the second?
In the early 60's a spy drama, The Man from Uncle hit the boob tube. Being a kid brought up on James Bond films..I was glued. Shortly after, a spin off series, The Woman from Uncle soon appeared. Stephanie Powers stared in the short lived series as April Dancer. With all due respect to her...I based this sketch on her character. Another of many woman I became infatuated with.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tim's Random Sketch

Been pretty busy lately, so here a little drawing of sci-fi astronauts riding giant space bees, from last weeks Drink & Draw CLE. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sneak Peak

I'm happy to finally unveil our first RBMC T-Shirt design! They will be debuting at our next few events, but you can pre-order now. Get 'em while their hot, folks!

Monday, August 19, 2013

You're never fully dressed without a smile

A little pencil and watercolor piece I did a year ago for a friend's amazing daughter who was going through some really serious health problems.  At the worst of it she was the picture of hope and it inspired me to do this little piece.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Truly Outrageous

Randy here.  Im a busy monster painting for our upcoming show and warming up my catchers mitt for my daughter's arrival. So, here's a thing I did at work, that reminds me of Jem and her holograms.  Stay cool, kids. 

Started in pencil, finished in Adobe Illustrator

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Been carving some stamps lately with my BFF Dee! Starting to get slightly addicted...

Mika Stamp:

Mika and Mika!

Here is a super basic, bare bones, tutorial on how to carve a stamp:
 1. Draw your design on tracing paper

2.  Transfer your drawing to a rubber carving block by flipping it so the drawing side is against the rubber.  Burnish the back of the tracing paper with a spoon. The drawing will be stuck to the rubber really easily!
3. Carve around the drawing with a #1 speedball carving tip.
4. Use a larger speedball tip to clear area around edges.
4. Trim excess rubber.
5. Ink and Stamp!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Round 39: Gamera

What?!  Ben is posting on time?  Well, yes.  You're eyes do not deceive you.  I ultimately wasn't too happy with the direction I was going with my previous Gamera drawing.  So after some not so long soul searching, I decided to focus on Gamera alone and take a more "concept art" friendly approach.  Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out my other personal projects on my blog and Twitter.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Take 2

So recently I was invited to produce an image for a poster art show here in Cleveland.  My mind went right back to my Donkey Kong piece from our Exploitation Film poster challenge.

I enjoyed the old piece but it wasn't the correct size for the show and there was some stuff I needed to fix (cause as you may know, as a creator of a thing you are always going to see the bits that need fixing).  SO pressed for time and the want to set some stuff right I revisited Donkey Kong.

Here's the newest version complete with text!  Hope you enjoy.
(I'll throw up the info for the show when it's available)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cartoon Animals And Half Naked Ladies

Hey pals, Randy here. When I'm asked what I do for a living I usually say cartoonist before illustrator or graphic designer or comic artist.  The other stuff probably gets more respect at the dinner party, but identifying as a cartoonist is a better indicator of how and what I draw.  I draw expressive and exaggerated, and I'm usually drawing animals or half naked ladies.  Because that's what people like to see expressive and exaggerated. 

Good chance you'll see a sticker of this drawing. Especially if we're painting at Brite Winter again this year. 

Started in pencil, finished in Adobe Illustrator 

An EyE for an EyE.....

Greetings and salutations. I continue to wade through the murky waters of my memory of boyhood crushes....and came by this one. Christina Lindbergh. Thriller: A Cruel Picture or the watered down U.S. version, They Call Her One Eye was, and still is the epitome of Grindhouse cinema. A very sad, violent tale of a young girl forced into prostitution, blinded in one eye by her abductor and pimp, who eventually trains herself to become a killer and seek vengeance against those responsible. Her character is well known for inspiring Tarantinos Elle Driver in the Kill Bill films as well as more recently, Robert Rodrigues character Luz in Machette, played by Michelle Rodriguez. This is a roughed in pencil...that I'll be inking...after a few minor tweaks.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ben replied, "Straight up now tell me..."

What do you mean "It's not Tuesday"?!

Well I've been super busy.  Busy painting.  Painting murals, painting rooms, and painting myself.  Luckily, I've heard that paint fumes are extremely healthy for you.  So I guess I have that going for me.

On to the show!  A few years back my cousin and her husband were celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary.  I wanted to do something special, so I snuck (I refuse to believe that's not a word) into their home, set up a green screen, and recorded their kids dancing and singing to Paula Abdul's "Straight Up Now Tell Me".  We got all of the nieces and nephews in on it.  It made for a fun evening, even thought none of them could remember and of the words to the song.

Also, I was able to splice in some of the background elements from the original video and added some post effects to try and match the film stock.

I had a great making this and thought you might enjoy it.  Scroll down to see some "making of" pics.

Twitter: NeedYourDisease

All the kids with my brother, Nick.

Does whatever a spider can

Spider-Man is who I draw when I can't/don't want to think of anything else to draw. 


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

I've done a logo or two...

...and here is one of them.

All vector, all Cleveland Urban Iditarod, took a break for 2013 hopefully will come back 2014.  Good times for a good cause!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Tim's Figure Drawing (again)

Ballpoint pen on 9"x12" paper, 40 minutes (sober)

It's been a pretty busy week, so, here's some figure drawing from Dr. Sketchy (Cleveland)!

Ballpoint pen on 9"x12" paper, 10-15 minutes (one beer)

Ballpoint pen on 9"x12" paper, 15 minutes (...kinda drunk)