Monday, December 28, 2009

Hokus Krokus Studio

We've moved over to Hokus Krokus Studio to better present what we're up to. Come check us out.

Monday, December 21, 2009


HK collaborator Ian Wilson Ross wrote the closing track to UNICORPSE, the 48 Hour Film Project Providence fantasy entry by They're Using Tools! Check it out.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Batman by Sonic Nova - Final

Here's the final version of Sonic Nova's Batman. Originally I wanted the coloring to have a modern look, along the lines of Dave Stewart's work on Hellboy. But I soon discovered that it was difficult to apply modeled coloring to this particular drawing. Flat colors were the only thing that seemed to work. I might try coloring a chiaroscuro drawing next time around for better results. There were quite a few phases for this one, but here are the phases that actually mattered:

-original pencil sketch by Sonic Nova
-redrafted pencils to alter the perspective.
-digital inks with Adobe Illustrator.
-graytone drawing in Photoshop to establish values.
-rough colors in Photoshop.
-final colors in Photoshop by Ursula (because I'm slightly color-blind.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ethan Banville at The Haha Cafe

Behold! Footage of Hokus Krokus collaborator Ethan Banville at The Haha Cafe in Burbank. The performance was part of Gerry Katzman's popular standup comedy class... nsfw.