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    Cartoon of the team !

    on September 2nd, 2009, by Deevad


    During the preproduction workshop ( last week )Β  I started at the restaurant on evening some little cartoons of the Durian team ( black and white on paper )Β  ; and cause I very liked to work on , I scan them and colorise them with Gimp instead of doing some concept art. ( If some of you are interrested in the technics I use to get this result let me know on the comments ; I can probably write a blog entry with this classical comics workflow ).Note the design of the tee-shirts ; now we must print some “Durian T-shirt” ; and why not on the Blender e-shop ?

    Today we went to Cineco with Ton and Colin ( those who follow our or Twitter already know it ) to watch B.B.B in a audio studio with pure ThX Dolby Digital cinema sound ; it was a really good experience, and we enjoyed a lot to talk with them ; very passionate by their work.

    Oh and we are happy here cause the money-metter display today a beautifull over 1000 paid πŸ™‚

    Thanks !

    – David

    43 Responses to “Cartoon of the team !”

    1. Anonymous Says:

      Awesome! πŸ˜€

    2. Inlite Says:

      I want THIS picture on a T-shirt! , maybe on the back of the Durian shirt?

    3. dusty Says:

      YEAH!!! COOL!!!

      This is brilliant! A tutorial would be nice! As well as a T-Shirt!

    4. JoOngle Says:

      I could recognize Ton & Brecth instantly πŸ˜‰

      Hey…they all kind of look like Xbox 360 (new update, the humanoid avatar characters) πŸ˜‰

    5. staticfloat Says:

      That’s awesome! So cool! Hahaha, I love brecht’s worshippers, and Ton’s halo….. that’s great. XD

    6. blenderguy2008 Says:

      Very cool. I saw your drawings on the Video at the restaurant (VIMEO), now they look well finished. Awesome job. Hope you get the time to open a blog and explain something. Good Luck !

    7. r2 Says:

      Hey! They look fantastic!!
      Great work πŸ˜€

      PD: Any tutorial you could do, would be welcome (your video showing your use of Alchemy, Gimp and MyPaint was awsome. I want the promised second video of Alchemy! πŸ˜‰ )

    8. sebastian_k Says:

      awesome! you really nailed it!
      hey, on blender-conference’09 you will make one of everybody, will you? you will, right?

    9. Hedge Says:

      LOL @ Campbell and Brecht πŸ˜€

    10. thorben Says:

      that 1000th purchase according to the meter on the site was me πŸ™‚

      just HAD to do it you know πŸ˜‰

    11. gaalgergely Says:

      this is so cute and funny πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      i like them all!!!!

    12. Sephiroth the Bimbo Master Says:

      I love it very very good, speccially Ton, Campbell but mostly Brech, wow a tutorial please and would be really nice a T-shirt about.

      Sephiroth the Bimbo Master

    13. Radek Says:


    14. Denniz Says:

      Hey, brilliant art. I love it!

    15. Dread Knight Says:

      Great job πŸ™‚

    16. felix Says:

      absolutely awesome, tutorial would be awesome,
      as would be durian team shirt, with all the toons on it. πŸ™‚

    17. alalo Says:

      This is the spirit. Cheerful team means nice work. Loved Ton, Nathan and Brecht concepts mainly. hohoh Simply awesome. So many other enthusiastic heads.. I sense your humble rage towards improving Blender and growing up. Nice inspiration.

      Hah! You guys have reached a thousand paid copies of DVDs. Shame I still did not have yet stable condition to buy mine. Shall do so within an week.

      Cheers, all. Enjoy this enthusiasm and passion. Woot! Thank you.

    18. Theponja Says:

      Cool !!! Please , a tutorial, please πŸ™‚

    19. Elcrapocrew Says:

      I would buy a pair or two of those durian shorts! They look pretty cool!

    20. Zargy Says:

      Could you make a desktop wallpaper of it?

    21. ronbravo Says:

      lol. Man that is so awesome. Love it.

    22. Bastian Says:

      Wow, now its like you’re real people… errr… i mean… forget it πŸ™‚

    23. Cris Polecat Says:

      Yeah that was great! A sketching and colouring with Gimp would be AWESOME! Can’t wait!

      And can’t wait for the movie as well πŸ˜€

    24. Anubhav Says:

      The toons were so good..really liked them!!!

    25. Timo Says:

      Wow. Those sketches are really creative. I love how Colin is operating the virtual blender camera.

      Great work!

    26. wayne Says:


    27. Jon Nordby Says:

      “I started at the restaurant”. Haha, you really do draw all the time don’t you. I don’t know these people well so can’t say if you got them nailed or not, but from the comments here I suspect you did.
      In any case, you should really consider selling this on a t-shirt or similar!

      Btw David; you find the OpenRaster GIMP plug-in I made useful for integration with MyPaint.

    28. ChiefMcWaeffele Says:

      Great. Great spirit in this team. I canΒ΄t wait seeing the results of your work by getting the dvd-box. A tutorial would be great, if you will have the time for that.

      youΒ΄re the best….

    29. DingTo Says:

      this is really cool. Love it! Jan looks really nice there πŸ™‚
      Desktop Wallpaper please!

    30. mcreamsurfer Says:

      sweet. you nailed ‘them’. The Brecht one is really ‘freakin’ awesome. Really good job.

    31. Wierdness Says:

      Is anyone else besides me seeing other peoples email, name and website in the Leave a Reply boxes? I refreshed the page and someone else’s information showed up.

    32. Deevad Says:

      Hey thanks you all for the feedback ; it’s fantastic to read that you had fun with our internal fun stuff. Following to all this reaction ; the Durian tee-shirt will be soon printed ( we hope ; but preprod-work first ) , thanks !
      A lot of cool comments … !

      @JoOngle : oh, I don’t know those xbox characters ; but I’m interrested to look at , have got a link ?

      @blenderguy2008 : Yep, at restaurant first evening I turned around faces to checks some proportions first. But those little character came later.

      @r2: I promised another thing about Alchemy ? πŸ˜€ I think this will be in the Dvd I prepare aside Durian about Digital Painting.

      @ sebastian_k : Ouch :: ! Everybody cartoon at the blenderconf ? argh ! I will die ; but surely I will take my papers & pencil for sketching πŸ˜‰

      @thorben : thanks and congratz !

      @Sephiroth the Bimbo Master : Ok I started to write the tutorial ; surely in 1 big big week (so maybe 2 ) I will finish it ( aside Durian and the DVD and my commercial work , Yeeeeeee πŸ˜€ )

      @alalo : thanks for your sympathetic comment

      @Zargy : About wallpaper ; yep : explain me what you need (size / bright or dark ? ) , but about cartoon I must ask to their owner before.

      @Cris Polecat : It would be only about colorizing ; as the line art I did on paper ; but I can include a part about line art with Gimp. ( gimp-painter patch 2.6 )

      @Timo : thanks to notice the detail πŸ™‚

      Incredible work Jonnor ! I test your ORA loader / saver plugin for GIMP and it worked very well. Just outstanding ; I could reopen some old works layered and play with colors curve ; close and rep-open smoothly in Mypaint.
      that’s totally awesome in my production pipeline during concept art !
      BIG THANKS ! I must absolutely to a post about Mypaint developpement news ; and talk about Portnov color selector / and your incredible Plugin.
      Adopted !
      Note : I hope Gimp developper will include it in the 2.8 by default.
      So ; I didn’t need Krita 2.x anymore πŸ˜€ bye bye all the Krita bugs !

      @ChiefMcWaeffele : Thanks πŸ™‚ your last sentence make me have a blush ; that’s touching.

      @DingTo : I’m sure Jan look nice all the time , nop ? For desktop wallpaper ; same answer than for Zargy πŸ™‚

      @Wierdness: it look like a problem of browser ; or you think it come from the website ?



    33. Hubberthus Says:

      Wow, these are absolutely awsome! Wish that I could draw like this “just for fun” πŸ™‚
      I watched the previous tutorial many times, will watch this like 100 times πŸ˜€

      By the way, these characters look like they came out of a cartoonish-style rendered 3D movie πŸ˜‰

    34. Elcorin Says:

      Where are you from? Is it a secret? πŸ™‚

    35. Andrew Says:

      funny characters these ones, each of them made me smile, especially the binary god.

    36. Arturo Says:

      sweet. you nailed ‘them’. The Brecht one is really ‘freakin’ awesome. Really good job.;…

    37. Cyrr Says:

      would be fun to include them animated at the end of the movie when the names of the crew is displayed and let them make fun stuff (Ich mein den Abspann bei Filmen).
      The figures could run over the screen from left to write, drop down from letters of words, etc…

    38. Carsten Says:

      So great!

      I only know few of them personally (Ton and Brecht πŸ˜‰ but if the others are so nicely on the spot I feel I know them all now.

      Very nice!

    39. JoΓ£o PezΓ£o Says:

      UAU! Genious the cartoon!
      Congratulations for your works.

      A Hello from Blender 3D user Brazilian.

      JoΓ£o PezΓ£o

    40. mcreamsurfer Says:

      @arturo: you’re absolutely right!?

    41. Zargy Says:

      I would like a 1280×1024 size, with a black background.

    42. joora Says:

      u are really sad and dats really bad

    43. Quiggly Says:

      Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.