Thursday, July 27, 2006

Monster and Doodlesoup origins

Hey guys, finally here's another drawing. This is the Monster Parachute drawing I did for the challenge on the forum last night.

"The monster's name is Grogberg and he's actually the friendliest monster in the world. He adopts children and loves to sing Beach Boys songs by campfires. There's only one thing in the world though that can possibly make him mad.....and that is airplanes."

Also I'd like to publicly thank Celia for being the one who came up with the "Doodlesoup" name which I've used for my blog, website, and forum. It's a great name and she deserves all the credit. I should have thanked her earlier. Thank you Celia!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Hey guys,
Just wanted to briefly tell you that I appreciate all the posts on the forum. We're getting more people signing up every day. Thanks for all the posts as well.

Also I wanted to let everyone know that Shanel posted an "Art Challenge". What we plan to do is post a new challenge every week and you can post your masterpieces right up on the forum. I think it should be a lot of fun so please sign up and try it out.

This week's challenge is.... well check it out!!

P.S. - If you know anyone who would enjoy the forum tell them about it. We're always willing to start new threads too.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Shanghai Pan

Until I get my scanner back, I won't be able to post up any new art but here's an old layout. One of my favorite layouts I've done I'd say. It was painted somewhat quickly in Photoshop. Before it was painted, I drew it up on pan paper using an animation disc for those unaware.

New Look

Just a quick update today to let everyone know that the forum was updated last night with a new look. So if you've already seen the forum with it's old bland green color, then check it out now. I think it looks much better.

On a further note, we do have our first debate going on the forums regarding whether video games are as legitamate of an artform as movies and literature. If you have an opinion then let's hear it.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Forum Started .... Again!

Just a quick update to let everyone know that I'm trying to get the Doodlesoup Forum going again. I made a link to it available in the "Links" section.]

If anyone else is interested in getting this forum going, and busy then please feel free to link it to your site or blog.

The Url is "".

P.S. - Please feel free to post on the forum as well :)

Sunday, July 09, 2006

What is a Penguin Fire???

To respond to a comment posted earlier by Mr. Lee himself, here is a quick explanation of PenguinFire Media and what my purpose is there.

PenguinFire Media(PFM) is a company that's working on re-releasing a website known as "". This website was around back in 2000 and its function is to allow people to win prizes and coupons by playing games (aka. scratch and win, etc.) . These prizes involve local companies that advertise themselves on the site.

Of course the site has other functions too. There are a lot of daily things such as "Joke of the day", "Weather", "Film Listings", and so on.

I'm a Graphic Designer basically for the time being. But I'll also be designing characters, website layouts , and some animations along with designing graphics.

So far it's pretty fun and hopefully will only get better.

Now that we got that out of the way, I have a question for you Mr. Lee. In your comment you say that you couldn't find out exactly what a PenguinFire was but that, and I quote, " I search it and all i find is strange banner, we've been wondering for some time and have become obsessed...". This "we" and "have become obsessed" business deeply disturbs me. So my question is, ........

are you wearing a symbiote and if so is it Ryan MacNeil? That is all.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Internet Finally!!

Well Nick(my room mate) and I, finally have high speed since Friday. It didn't come without a fight though. It was running extremely slow until about an hour ago this evening. We couldn't figure out why until Nick suggested that perhaps the 30 feet(literally) of phone cord I had might be too long. After 2 or 3 Aliant phone calls we went with Nick's intuition and switched up the cord. Now everything is purring like a kitten. Or something to that effect.

So finally, here's some more artwork. Some old sketches if you will. Intelligent critiques are more then welcome. INTELLIGENT I SAID!!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

So what does PenguinFire beat anyways??

I believe it was Mr. Luke who first made the hilarious correlation between the business I work at; PenguinFire Media, and the classic video games known as Megaman. Luke continued the topic by asking, "What does PenguinFire beat anyways?"

For those of you, not in the know, Megaman is a video game originally made on the NES which spun a wealth of sequals. Most of them used the same formula, in which case, you would beat a boss, (ie. Iceman) and gain his power to defeat another enemy (ie. Fireman).

SO!!!! Back to the question. If I received PenguinFire by beating the NBCC boss (I graduated), then what boss does the ability PenguinFire kill?

Please answer, I must know!!

Apology and work

Once again I must apologize. Not for smuggling weapons though.... I'll never apologize for th-I mean I'd never do that. This time I apologize for not updating my site and certainly not updating it with any REAL content.

As many of you know, I'm working in Fredericton now and just found an apartment this past weekend. I won't be receiving internet until Friday so please wait until then, in which case I will start posting artwork up again.

On another note, work is going well here at PenguinFire Media. I am however having a difficult time figuring out how to colour well in Photoshop. Alas not enough of Jeff's Photoshop knowledge has rubbed off on me. However, I will pursevere and if anyone knows some good tutorial sites or anything that could help me out, I'm all ears.