Jan 9, 2009

An illustration for "Blitzen Trapper"





26 comments:

nick jarvis said...

Hey Joe, awesome, anyway, Blitzen Trapper are great i just listened to a few of their songs today, they are so all over the place, from Tom Petty, to Elton John at times (Saturday Night)to the Mississippi Queen song, anyway, great job way to tell the story, you could totally hear that song whlie watching the two run from the cops, thank you so much for you tutalige!? spelled right? One thing, do you think you can fill me in on what your layers look like? i love to see how that all works. thanks again ang great stuff. and check out their Wild Nation Mountain song, goods.

ramanjit said...

hi sir,
this great all little-2 details bumps this up.the tane skin ,junk on car all i mean all are great!!!!!

Javi Ariza " ARI " said...

Great Job! Nice illustration with good movements. Thanks Joe for showing us how you do your work.

Faso said...

Thanks so much for doing this man, I learn so much by watching how you go about things. What were you using for the rust at the end? I really like the texture you got for that. Its awesome as always:)

Or Weitzman said...

Great job, as always. not only am i learning about illustration from you, l also really start to respect you musically (((:

keep 'em coming.

Lar said...

Joe,

Meant to write this comment like a week ago when I first listened/watched through this blog entry. Aside from rocking the illustration, I loved the dj way you spun us through a selection of the Blitzen Trapper music! What a fantastic combination to engage the viewer. There's a great feel to the whole piece and it was a joy to watch it all come into focus. I can't help but see a touch of R. Crumb in the driver and the dog. Very Americana :)

Later!

andrew s said...

awesome tutorial! i don't do much drawing or illustration, but you really inspired me with your work; you are very talented. keep up the great job, and thanks for adding another great band to my ipod!

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Tony Montano said...

Love your work man! Thanks for the videos :)

Jen said...

Great to get such detail instructions. Thank you so much.
Don't know where to ask this question so please forgive me if I shouldn't do it here. I get confused with size and resolution when painting digitally. Could you tell me what size you normally draw on and what pixels per inch. For example on the Tom Cruse or Bill Murray images. Thank you

chen said...

hey joe!
first of all,i really enjoyed this videos,really great and i learned alot so thanx.

i was wondering,when u go over the blue sketches with the black color,how do u make the lines so accurate? when im drawing the lines are not so smooth.do u have any special definitions?

thanx

Don Coker said...

Very cool stuff. Joe! Love your caricature work.

Jabo said...

For almost an hour I felt like driving down a road in the desert, listening to a really decent and funny radio DJ. Thank you so much, it was a wonderful time. Looking forward to the next ride!

website design said...

amazing. i always wanted to learn how to draw cartoon in photoshop. amazing talent. i love it.

Stevo said...

Heya,

I found your podcast not too long ago and I have been addicted to watching ever since. You are an amazing artist and have great insights to share. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this and keep on posting new ones. Preferably one as soon as possible. :)

froggie said...

wow! what a sweet gig...working for a great indie band like blitzen trapper! your work is phenominal, joe. never been here before or watched one of your videos and you're so nice to share your process! ")

Andrew W. Moir said...

Wow, this is pretty awesome! Love the look on the guy's face, plus his farmer's tan. Great characters. :)

k.h.whitaker said...

excellent, I love your work, great detail and characters

Shirley said...

Very cool...great, fast illustration.

Hugo Freutel said...

Man you can talk!
Wonderful illustration and music Joe.

Anonymous said...

Matchless topic, it is pleasant to me))))

Diego said...

Any chance we get a new podcast in the near future? Pretty please?

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

T.J. Bragg said...

Been watchin since about 2007 or 08, I think it's about time you update because you're a great inspiration!

Miriam Almeida said...

hey Joe, great illustration (as always)!! I love the colors, the preliminar sketch, the expressions.. Thanks for sharing this video!

Tommy said...

Hi Joe

Great tutorial, really nice to see how an artist work like that.

I am curious as to how you did the rust effect on the car in the end - any hidden trick up your sleeve there you could share?