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Zmithy

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« on: 10-30-2004 17:52 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 00:00 »

Thought I'd share some stuff I've been doing in the autumn holiday between emptying my bank account and sleeping all afternoon.
I'll begin with a song, a futurama version of Chop Suey! by System of a Down:

Stop n' Drop Suey

It was really awkward (but fun) to write, I've always seen Chop Suey as an uplifting song in a strange kind of way, I think the idea behind it is "Yes your life sucks, but just keep doing your daily routine even though you hate it, if you don't want to commit suicide why complain about life?"
I was going theme my version around that, but couldn't think of anything, although its turned out really depressing, so I'm happy with it         smile .

Next up, something more cheery, the first page of a comic about Bender's birthday, what do you get for a robot who has already stolen everything he likes from you?

Please let me know if its any good, I liked the jokes when I wrote them , but now the comic is done I'm not sure if they work   hmpf .

Also trying out some sculpture, its not finished yet, and probably won't be for a while, as the putty takes ages to dry.

EDIT: Made the song a link, to save a load of scrolling.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #1 on: 10-30-2004 18:10 »

Cool. I like the Leela sculpture. Class way to spend a term.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #2 on: 10-30-2004 18:36 »

Wow, those are awesome!
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #3 on: 10-30-2004 20:18 »

The song is so cool! I love it! Especially:
 
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Crab donít brush on Mary k makeup
Youíre so hideous it will not help you pick up
And the comic made me laugh  big grin Great jokes and drawings! Is it going to be this one page or will there be more?

The Leela sculpture is lovely; I'm looking forward to the finished version.
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #4 on: 11-28-2004 23:08 »

*Shameless bump*

Thanks Lee, ooy and becky, I'm glad you liked my stuff despite the fact that its mostly half-finished... There will be a second page to the comic soon, loaded with Zoidberg.

But for now, heres something shippy that time skipped over:
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 11-28-2004 23:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Zmithy:
But for now, heres something shippy that time skipped over:
-picture-

I like things that are shippy!   big grin I love all your work. The sculpture, the song, the comic and of course the picture is great. Keep it up.
Philp_J_Fry

Starship Captain
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« Reply #6 on: 11-28-2004 23:38 »

Nice work,I like the newest picture the best,keep up the good work.
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 11-29-2004 07:46 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 07:46 »

Thanks Phil        smile, the new picture is my favourite too.

I might photoshop the comic a little, MS paint didn't do its original pencil sketch any favours.
       
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Originally posted by Futurama Nerd:
 I like things that are shippy!       
Thats great! I have loads of shippy ideas buzzing around my head right now, thanks for the encouraging words    big grin.

I'm doing way too many things at once, I've written a fanfic, but I'm not sure whether to turn it into a comic, and then theres a couple of beastie boys songs, some ascii art, a few pencil drawings, and that sculpture, which is getting carved with a scalpel while I watch TV.
Yeah, dumb idea, but I'm careful...        wink
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #8 on: 11-29-2004 14:29 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 14:29 »

Yay, bring on the shippy!!

Man, your latest picture is fab, I love it! It is very moving and romantic, and very well-drawn.
A funny coincidence is that I also have a picture of Fry proposing (in the works), but it's under different circumstances, so it's only the picture's theme that is the same.

Keep it up, Zmithy, you have many talents. I hope to read another comic-page soon, because I really need a dose of Zoidberg!   big grin
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #9 on: 11-29-2004 20:03 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 20:03 »

   
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Originally posted by becky:
I also have a picture of Fry proposing (in the works)
Great minds think alike     wink.

Cheers becky! You'll get your Zoidberg fix in a few days time... Hell, it'll be more of an overdose.

Heres a watercolour painting of Leela as the Lady of the Lake, but the scanner didn't pick up the pale tones, and I don't want to change it because it looks really good on the paper - Honest...

Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 11-29-2004 20:49 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 20:49 »

Pretty! And it's done with watercolors, which I like to use (oils being my favorite). As for the shippy stuff, I can't wait     smile
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #11 on: 12-01-2004 12:14 »

A Zoidberg overdose you say? Hooray, I can't get enough Zoidberg!

The Leela picture is awesome, by the way. I really like the style you've done. Her necklace really got my attention, because it looks so real and glassy. The picture is beautiful!

 
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Originally posted by Zmithy:
...but the scanner didn't pick up the pale tones,..
I tried making it a little darker in Photoshop so that the lighter lines could be seen, but I'm not sure if it's like your paper-version. The colors also became weird, but it was the best I could do:
catindisguise

Screamy
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #12 on: 12-01-2004 13:03 »

Zmithy, this stuff is great. The comic rocks and I just adore the shippy picture.  love

Keep drawing! er...please?
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 12-05-2004 13:13 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2005 00:00 »

becky- Hmm, its still not much like the original, but thanks for helping me out   smile.

Cat- Thankyou, that was so upbeat! And congrats on winning the contest.

Futurama Nerd- I thought about doing some oils, but figured photoshop is a lazier way to get similar results.
 
And heres some more of that shippy stuff you girls seem to like.
Plus enough skin to keep the guys happy...



And I'll add a few more pictures later on tonight...
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #14 on: 12-05-2004 13:19 »

Whoa! So did Fry somehow manage to create an image of Leela and brainwashed her to have sex with him?
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #15 on: 12-05-2004 13:22 »
« Last Edit on: 12-05-2004 13:22 »

So, Fry downloaded a Turanga Leela-bot from the Internet? And then he got caught in the act?   no no

  big grin That picture is so cool, Zmithy! Nice shading on Leela (the real one), and I like the glow on the Leela-bot! I can see that youíve also toned down her skin color, like the Lucy Lui(sp?)-bots in the show. Great job!
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #16 on: 12-05-2004 15:17 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2005 00:00 »

Yeah, its a downloaded Leela, I'm glad you noticed all the details, thanks again for your helpful feedback! I had an idea for a short animation about a Fry and Leelabot love story, with muse's 'plug in baby' as backing to it.

Then, after a quick reality check, I realised I lacked the skill and software to do it, and even if I did, a record company would have got legal on my ass.

And these are some pictures I done back in May, the drawings are dodgy, but I like them anyway:

Apocalypse Bender
Leela with mascara

Edited for crapness!
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #17 on: 12-05-2004 23:00 »

Good job as usual Zmithy! Keep it up. I was hoping you would do the animation, but if your money is that important to you, I guess you don't have to  wink
catindisguise

Screamy
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #18 on: 12-11-2004 16:49 »

Thanks Zmithy.  smile

Shippy! Yayness!  love Naughty Fry though. Tut tut. I also like the texture in-real Leela's hair.

Also: screw record companies...they don't need to find out, do they? *evil laugh*. But seriously, that would be great as an animation, but if it was not meant to be, it was not meant to be.

Yeah, anyway, great work.  big grin
Kyle_M
Starship Captain
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« Reply #19 on: 12-11-2004 17:06 »

Wow, Zmithy, all your art is really cool! I think the watercolour picture is my favorite. Cool textures and shading on your robot Leela one. And the comic is awesome. Good work!
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #20 on: 12-11-2004 19:31 »

cool workings, especially the Leela-bot & Fry one, why didn't I think of that? keep it up.
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #21 on: 12-12-2004 07:19 »

Thanks everyone, your comments always cheer me up  smile.
 
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Originally posted by Kyle_M:
I think the watercolour picture is my favorite.
It was quick and fun to paint, 'Indiana Fry' is the idea for the next one.
 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
I also like the texture in-real Leela's hair.
Woo! you noticed! I like the effect, but its way too subtle in that pic, I just need more time to get used to photoshop.

I finally finished the comic! They take ages to do, I may just stick to 3 or 4 panel strips in future.


I have ideas, and sometimes they scare me...


The idea behind it is "Zoidberg leaves  the hospital in 'Bender gets made', then finds a replacement for his happy pills, but can't afford it".
Dr.Jerkbird

Starship Captain
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« Reply #22 on: 12-12-2004 08:48 »

very nice! but i dont like the idea of a crack addict zoidberg!
hobojobo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #23 on: 12-12-2004 17:52 »

That's awesome, especially the shading and the expression on Zoidberg's face. I think that's my favorite out of all your pictures so far.
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #24 on: 12-12-2004 19:38 »

Such great stuff! Hilarous comic, and nice piccies as well. Me really likes the shippy pic in the spaceship  love Keep 'em coming  big grin
Bender-is-Great

Bending Unit
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« Reply #25 on: 12-12-2004 20:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Zmithy:
I have ideas, and sometimes they scare me...
What, the fact that you have ideas or your ideas themselves scare you?  laff

Great pics!  Love the Zoidy one.  I can just hear him in a depressed voice, "aww".

If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #26 on: 12-17-2004 19:30 »

Fry and Leela on snow patrol:



I like how everyone has a different favourite, I'll keep trying out various styles, media etc... I get bored doing the same thing all the time.

Stay tuned for a very small and very funny (I hope  big grin ) comic strip.
Bender-is-Great

Bending Unit
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« Reply #27 on: 12-17-2004 19:40 »

I must say, this style is probably my fav.  I've always loved the look of pen and ink.  Keep it up!
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #28 on: 12-17-2004 20:10 »

The pen and ink style looks great, probably your best yet.  big grin
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #29 on: 12-18-2004 10:59 »

Oh, that's picture's awesome, Zmithy! I like the reflection on their glasses and the lines in their hair. Iím looking forward to your comic-strip; your last one was very funny!  big grin

I hope you got my e-mail by the way, I commented on the comic and the crack-Zoidberg. If you didn't, I can send it one more time.
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #30 on: 12-18-2004 12:03 »
« Last Edit on: 12-18-2004 12:03 »

The idea with the last picture was to get Fry and Leela looking as realistic as possible by covering up all the bits that look cartoony. I like how it turned out, but I'll keep with groening style for now.

Christmas holidays started today!     big grin
I have to spend them revising for retakes of some maths exams I failed in the summer     frown, but there should still be plenty of time to doodle.

I felt like drawing something happy this morning:


Heres the avy version for anyone that wants it, though it might be a bit late to upload it in time for Christmas     hmpf.


@becky- I got it, thanks

EDIT: I've snowed up the picture and sent it to CGEF for their Xmas page.
catindisguise

Screamy
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #31 on: 12-18-2004 16:34 »

Snow Patrol! w00tness! I  love it. That's teh amazing Zmithy, probably my favourite so far, it's just....great!  big grin

All of the other stuff is teh shit too, poor junkie zoidy...
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #32 on: 12-18-2004 17:55 »

That's so great! It looks like it comes straight from the professional animators! *loves*  big grin
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #33 on: 12-19-2004 01:00 »

Those are awesome Zmithy! I really love the style of the  snow patrol picture. It's really cool. And I agree with becky, it does look like the avy came from animators.   smile
Zmithy

Professor
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« Reply #34 on: 01-01-2005 21:22 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2005 21:22 »

Me drawing at animator standard?
Nah, I'm not that good yet, but thanks anyway!

Heres the new comic, I made more of an effort to photoshop it up, took me ages to finish though, I don't want to see the 'pen' tool for at least a week.

So, what does everyone think of it?        smile ,      big grin or      laff ?

Hopefully not       hmpf or      roll eyes , although       puke would be OK...

Edited for a screwy imageshack thumbnail that loaded OK in the preview, but not in the actual post.
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #35 on: 01-02-2005 01:20 »

  smile     big grin     laff      cool
(added one more if you don't mind)

When life gives you lemons, throw it at the nearest person.
catindisguise

Screamy
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #36 on: 01-02-2005 10:22 »

^ Agreed with Nerdy up there. Really good work Zmithy!  big grin

I love Fry's face in the first panel, he looks so cute!
AsaB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #37 on: 01-03-2005 16:36 »

Hehehe, that's hilarious! I laughed out loud  laff Love your style.
futuramafreak

Urban Legend
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« Reply #38 on: 01-03-2005 18:01 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2005 18:01 »

Great stuff, especially the snow patrol one.  big grin

[edit] Oh and the song lyrics.  I sang them to the song and I love the Bender part.  cool
hobojobo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #39 on: 01-03-2005 22:06 »

All of your work is awesome. I see that you've discovered the joys of anti-aliasing, and it really pays off. These are some of the best fan comics I have seen in a while. As always, keep up the good work!
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