Saturday, March 22, 2008

Messier Than It Looks


Don't try to infer anything about Underfist from this. Everything you see here was cut from the film, which is one of the reasons I put it up here. I also did it because I always think it's cool to see how other people work.

I do a lot of cutting and pasting and opening files to take color swatches from, so I usually end up with a big pile of useless files mucking up the background, but that doesn't put a dent in my love for working with Photoshop on the Cintiq. Everything here was drawn on the Cintiq in Photoshop, cleaned up by Frank Homiski (Billy & Mandy's cleanup O.G.), and then colored in Photoshop.

iTunes keeps me sane, while Google lets me reference almost anything I need in an instant. Or distracts me with nerd forums, video games, and scandalous photos. Ah, technology...

20 Comments:

Blogger Niko Anesti said...

Hahaha I love the realistic versions of Scarr and Fred Fredburger

10:28 AM  
Blogger Arwen said...

you should join DeviantART!! Craig McCracken
joined deviantART. i think you should too! i wanna see more maxwell art!!!!! XD

11:09 AM  
Blogger 1306am said...

now lets see a print screen of your itunes list hehe, the illustrations look really nice

11:41 AM  
Blogger Christopher L. Jones said...

The realisic versions look funny...HAHAHAHA!

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the kid again. I didn't know Underfist had more than one episode!*

*I looked at the enlarged version of the photo.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Tiger said...

Why where those cut from the film? I mean, the crab sure is cool. (are those fred fredburger, skarr, hoss and... a crab?)

Photoshop, eh? Jesus those people have to be rich.

Sane? Yeah, right...
Technology is the source of all evil. It destracts people from what is actually happening. There could be a civil war outside the window and nobody would recognize if it wasn't for TV and Internet (and at a minimal rate: Gossip). Not that I'd know...

10:56 AM  
Blogger Nick Downing said...

nice with the cigar being tnt clever but i noticed some similarities from the planet terror movie with under fist if you haven't seen it its good.

12:14 PM  
Blogger MasterK said...

NOOOOOO! Why did the dynamite crab have to go. He's totally cool and awesome and I want him on my desktop.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Arwen said...

wow, general scarr is scary lookin'. i wanna see how irwin looks in that style.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Maxwell Atoms said...

Yep. There IS a site that offers all of the B&M episodes for sale. That's called "video piracy". But I guess since I haven't seen one red cent from any DVD sales, CN must've sold zero official Season 1 DVDs and therefore you may as well go buy 'em all from that dude with the Tivo and the DVD burner.

More than one episode of Underfist? Didn't I tell you not to try and infer anything?

I loved Planet Terror. I was pissed that we both have a character with an artificial leg, but that's really the only comparison you can make. Aside from the fact that both Planet terror and Underfist are a lot of fun. And Hoss is WAY hotter than Rose McGowan. Anyone with me? No? Anyone? Bueller?

I won't be starting up a Deviant Art page anytime soon. One blog is more than enough for me!

12:16 PM  
Blogger MasterK said...

I paid money for the Billy and Mandy DVD. Why won't they give you any money you made the frikkin' cartoon!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Nick Downing said...

i knew it but also bruce willis has a funny hat likes general scars lol !

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Nicholas Palmieri said...

Hey, Mr. Atoms. I just saw the new post over at the KND Production Blog(http://kidsnextblog.livejournal.com/41383.html) and was wondering if that[Burning DVDs of the series for the crew of the show] was a common practice, and if you did it with Billy and Mandy.

P.S. Underfist is looking better and better every blog update! Can't wait for October!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Maxwell Atoms said...

Nope. It's Not Cartoon Neteork Studios' policy to let DVD copies out the door. I get a set and the producer gets a set. I think I still have a few of mine, but I'm not very organized with my DVD piles.

And I have to take back the it about not getting a single cent for the Season 1 DVD. I did get one check for that. It's Big Boogey that's missing from the radar. I'm sure it'll all get worked out by 2020 or so...

4:19 PM  
Blogger Guillermo said...

Please show the full pictures!

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you have a Cintiq too? Mine is the 21ux. A big sucker with lots of goodies to play with. It comes bundled with Photoshop Elements 4 and Corel Paint. I'm still trying to get used to using the 21ux for inking and painting; just picking out a good brush was tricky. BTW, have you tried the felt nib for the grip pen? It makes inking feel more natural and enhances the thick/thin line. Anyway, great work, dude, love "Grim", and I really appreciate the encouragement and insight you put into your blog.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Racattack Force said...

Amazing. Sorry that all this stuff had to be cut. Why couldn't it have been 66 or 90 minutes. Anyway, it's their loss.

5:37 PM  
Blogger andrysb said...

great stuff!
oh and you are so right about iTunes and Google... technology = <3

10:17 AM  
Blogger Maxwell Atoms said...

Shhh. It is 66 minutes...

10:41 AM  
Blogger Arwen said...

only 66 minutes? :( it should be 90 minutes.

11:57 AM  

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