20.5.22

Shannan E Johnson - Screenwriter coach

 

I stumbled upon this channel that interviews filmmakers and people who work in the film industry. One of the people who immediately stuck out to me was Shannan E. Johnson for her to the point descriptions of story structure, outlining of story, and tips like this one about activity in a story. 

If you havent seen her Youtube channel or Instagram page please go check it out. I think her tips on story are helpful for comics, kids books, and any story really because they force you to think! She also teaches and consults with people. Check out her site:

The Professional Pen




12.5.22

Children's portrait 67 - M

 

Painted this little one last year but forgot to post it. Parents asked that the name not be shared but its a girl :)


What are these? These are children's portraits I paint custom for aunts, uncles, moms, dads, care givers, families and more. I've been painting them for nearly a decade. They're fun to paint and unique ways of giving someone a gift. Although the majority of these are of children and families, I paint young adults and adults too. 


If you like seeing these, here are a few others:
Children's Portrait 66- Karen's nephews
Children's Portrait 63- Jabreel, Kubwa, & Jahlyl
Children's Portrait 64- Belen's Family
Children's Portrait 55-56- Cinthya's kids

9.5.22

Wendell & Wild sneak peak

 

I really love Henry Selick and Jordan Peele's work so i'm super excited to see this when it comes out. Big stop motion fan here.


Keep an eye on Kat's Boom Box for more info

5.5.22

Doom Cannon - Amalgamation

 

Just heard Giles Peterson play this cat and immediately thought "who is that?!". Doom Cannon!

Here is my last post about what I'm listening to: Remixes

28.4.22

Character Collage 2020-2022

 


What up fam, wow its been two years since I uploaded my last character collage. Back in 2020 I was a new dad again, and then the pandemic hit! I have still been sketching, drawing, and painting but lord it was rough balancing the kids at home, my work, and life. So here are a snippet of some of the characters I made over the past two years. This is the 9th time I've uploaded a collage of these over the past 13 years or so. I started making these as a way to practice character based artwork for storytelling, and I still love to do it. Always practicing to see improvement. 

Left to right, top to bottom: 1. Word? 2. Bruce Leroy (Last Dragon) 3. Neighbor 4. Sketchbook doodle 5. Laura Charles (Last Dragon) 6. Hammer 7. Hmmph 8. Motorcycle 9. Sketchbook doodle 10. Deb Never 11. Crate Digger 12. Sketchbook doodle 13. Judging you 14. Spikey 15. Pink Dread

You can see the previous collages here too: 
If you are interested in more information about any of the characters, want to work with me, or interested in a print just email me at info@robdontstop.com

26.4.22

VIDEO -time lapse Bruce Leroy character

 

In case you missed it, heres a video showing the painting process for Bruce Leroy from The Last Dragon. Here's the post I made about 3 characters from the film. And here's my last collage of characters.

25.4.22

New Book! "We are Yoga/ Somos Yoga"

 


Fam, my latest and greatest is here. A new bilingual picture bk written by Maestra/Yogi/Author Jill Guerra , designed by Innosanto Nagara , translated by Marianne Teleki , and illustrated by me 😎. 


What Actions can u take to support?
1. Spread the word. Word of mouth is how we get it to folks, so please spread the good word.
2. Please follow miss Jill on Instagram now @thelovecurriculum
3. Get a book by requesting it from your local independent bookstore. If u know Jill and are in the Bay Area u can get a copy from her.

Stay tuned for the store link for Jill's site but in the meantime you can see some of her work and other books here "The Love Curriculum"



Thx for your support as we slowly introduce this beauty to the babies, classrooms, libraries, Yoga studios, and offices round the world. It contains reflections, affirmations, and words about yoga poses and mindfulness in English and Spanish. It is for families, kids, teachers, and therapists! 


Check out this podcast interview w/Jill for "Teacher's Aligned"

And peep this artwork I made for Jill awhile back. Thats how long we've been working on this. 

20.4.22

Inspiring Artist - Ami Thompson

 


I believe I came acRoss Ami's work through Pinterest. I keep a board of inspiring characters and saw her work recommended to me. WOW. So much raw energy, emotion, design, color, and mood. I love her work-all the excitement and danger, the strong female characters, and the carnage I believe some of these characters could cause if we were living in Ami's world. 


I'm sure you'll recognize these cats from Avengers.




Ami has worked on a bunch of films such as Raya and the Last Dragon, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Mutafukaz, and she is currently working on the Maggie Kang directed Sony Pictures film "K-Pop: Demon Hunters" which I can't wait to see!










Here's an interview she did with Bobby over at Schoolism.



If you get a chance go follow Ami Thompson on Instagram. She doesn't post a ton, but when she does its dope.


If you missed the last inspiring artist, check him out here: Zeke Peña
Before that I shared some work from:
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17.4.22

Moses Sumney - Blackalachia

 

Vid link

Dude is on some other shit for real. Been meaning to listen and today this stopped me in my tracks. Its soulful, it rocks, its acoustic, and it's electric. Most of all, it is beautiful. I got hip to Moses a few years back and painted him. I haven't listened in a while and it was really nice to see and hear how much sharper the vision he's building is getting. Probably making a lot of people nod or scratch their heads.

A few shots from the film:






If you missed the last post I made about music I'm listening to listen here
Here's an inspiration board too.


15.4.22

Film Study 5 - Get Out (2017)

This is a film study of Jordan Peele's monumental film "Get Out" which he wrote and directed. As I learn a bit about storyboarding I am looking back to some of my old favorites for inspiration for shots. And looking at how they were shot makes me understand filmmaking so much more. I got a rough idea for this template from Studio Binder and have been using it to map out the film. If you haven't seen the trailer for the film check it out here. This film was groundbreaking in so many ways. As a huge fan of horror films like The Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining, Aliens, People Under the Stairs, Return of the Living Dead, it's great to finally see Black film makers telling stories we've never seen before. I love this film. What's your favorite scene?


Synopsis:
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Did you miss the previous film study? Here it is: Love Jones (1997)

If you love this film, check out this time Jordan Peele visited horror writer and professor Tananarive Due's UCLA class.