Zatanna - Video Process

Just a little process video today. I have had more than a few requests to show how I build the structure of a piece so here you go. I didn't think to record until I was about 2 minutes into it. Sorry about that. :) Click on YouTube logo or Full Screen to get to a full screen mode.


Zatanna © DC Comics


You can check out my YouTube channel for more process vids. And I promise to get back to Ralph and Sue real soon. :)

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Purple - Digital Inking (video)


Art and video are © 2012 Gene Gonzales

This is a piece I have started a couple of times for a few reasons. But this time it's a go. I just found out that I can do video screen captures using the version of Quicktime that I have. After looking for a free or inexpensive application, a search lead me back to my own OS. Learned something new today. I did this video without a voice over. Figuring no one wants to hear me go on and on. (If you have met me at a convention, you know what I am talking about) But for future videos, now that I know I can do them anytime, just let me know if you are interested in my thought process. I'm not saying it's interesting, it's just there. Oh, I didn't add music either. I almost never like the music choices that other artists use for their videos so I just turn down the volume. No doubt that would happen with mine too. :)

This thing is 15 minutes long. Just a warning.

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Bonus Video Post - Inking Emma Frost


Video © 2011 Gene Gonzales

Here is the recording of the inking process. I lost the last part of it because the memory card was full, but as you can see the piece was just about finished. This is playing at 2x speed. Enjoy.

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Bonus Video Post - Inking Mandy & Skoots



Video © 2011 Gene Gonzales

I recorded the inking of Mandy and Skoots. (See earlier post for the finished art) The playback is at 2x speed. This is recorded in HD, you can see that version by clicking on the YouTube logo. It will take you right to my channel. I hope you enjoy it.

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Bonus Video Post - Inking Mary Jane & friend


Video © 2011 Gene Gonzales

I recorded the inking of MJ. (See earlier post for the finished art) The playback is at 2x speed. I did add a little bit more after I finished recording but it was done for the most part. This is recorded in HD, you can see that version by clicking on the YouTube logo. It will take you right to my channel. I hope you enjoy it.

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Bonus Video Post - Inking Catwoman and friends


Video © 2011 Gene Gonzales

I started to record the inking process before checking to see how full the memory card was in the camera, so I'm sorry this is incomplete. Still, you might enjoy it. I also took out the sound so you can put on your favorite track and watch. Also, I don't ink this fast, it's playing back at 2x speed.

If you would like to see more videos let me know and I will do my best to record some. Remember clicking on the YouTube logo will allow you to watch this at a higher resolution. And while you are there, if you like it, please give it a "Like".

Thanks!

This is Post #1444

Comic art commission - Karate Kid & Timber Wolf Pt 6

I really hope I am not driving people away from this blog with this series of video posts. We are past the pencil stage and I am now starting the inks. I believe there will be two more clips of inking. Maybe three. And that will do it. But for now, let's start slinging some ink.





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Comic art commission - Karate Kid & Timber Wolf Pt 5

Yikes! It is all becoming a blur. When the camera memory was full and the battery needed recharging I thought I did the final pencils without recording it. I was wrong. I did record it and didn't notice until I filled the memory up again with the inks I am working on and recording tonight. So here is the real final part of the pencils. I will post the first inks in just a bit.





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Comic art commission - Karate Kid & Timber Wolf Pt 4

This is the last of the pencils. And you will notice it ends abruptly. Sorry. The disc was full and the camera stopped. Didn't realize there were 275 pictures on there along with whatever I had recorded. After I deleted the photos, the battery was on it's last legs. So I set it up to recharge while I finished the pencils.



This whole process has been real interesting for me. Also a lot of work. But as I have done each one, I learned a little bit more and have streamed lined the process of editing and putting the package together for YouTube.

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Comic art commission - Karate Kid & Timber Wolf Pt 2

I had hoped to have this up yesterday but time was cut short. (We went to see Iron Man 2 on IMAX.) So here is Part 2 and with any luck I will post Part 3 later today. That will finish the pencil stage. Since these clips are real time, they may get a bit boring, but rather than edit or speed up, I figured it would be good to get a feel for the actual time involved. This piece is taking more time because of the recording, editing, exporting, uploading and displaying process, but you can still get a good idea of the time involved in an actual commission. As I have said before when I post my "process", nothing groundbreaking, but I hope it's at least entertaining.

Oh, and feel free to post or email questions. I will try to answer while I record the inking process.




This is Post #945

Video Monday - RA'S AL GHUL commission



Welcome to my first attempt at adding video to my blog. Please bear with me as I work out the kinks and smooth out the rough edges. I will be purchasing a webcam very soon, but I was anxious to try this. So I used our Canon G9 Camera, set it on 720p, put it on a tripod and put the tripod on a table behind me. I aimed the camera and hoped for the best. Of course my big head kept getting in the way. Also with the fan off, windows closed (loud birds outside on my test runs) , two computers and two monitors running it got hot. I had no idea the file would take so long to upload either. I divided the segment into roughly two 10 minute pieces. The first part is here and the second part is still uploading. But I believe you will find it here.

The piece I am working on is a commission for Brian "Batmite" Jones. Brian, I hope you don't mind your commission being used for this first video.

I don't know how the next video will be worked out, I am looking at several things right now. One being Ustream, the one Big John Beatty uses and uses well. But I will need a webcam for that. Until I get one, I will continue to experiment. I hope you enjoy this, rough edges and all. :)

This is Post #901