Brian

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Date registered: August 18, 2017

Latest posts

  1. 2017-04-22 Drawing for the Cartoon Art Museum at Silicone Vally Comic-Con #svcc — April 21, 2017
  2. #dailydrawings March 2017 – part 1 – New Sketchbook/New Theme — March 26, 2017
  3. 2017-03-24 Schulz Museum – Magic School Cartooning – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm — March 23, 2017
  4. 2017-03-24 Schulz Museum – Cartoon Creatures – 9:00 am to 12:30 — March 23, 2017
  5. #dailydrawing – February 2017 – part 4 (the final page) — February 28, 2017

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Apr
21
2017

2017-04-22 Drawing for the Cartoon Art Museum at Silicone Vally Comic-Con #svcc

SVCC map

I will be helping staff the Booth for the Cartoon Art Museum (booth #35) and doing art commissions for donations at Silicon Valley Comic-Con. Come by and say ‘Hi’!

BTW Booth 35 is all the way on the far left aisle of the room facing the cosplay guests.

SVCC map

 

Mar
26
2017

#dailydrawings March 2017 – part 1 – New Sketchbook/New Theme

dailydrawing March 2017 - part 1

Hello there. Time to catch you up on the Daily Drawings in the ol’ Sketchbook.

This is a new sketchbook that started on February 25, 2017 with a theme of ReDraw. My challenge for this book is taking characters created in the past and developing them more, mostly by ReDrawing them.

For this post we feature my reinterpretations of the most popular characters I drew in the previous sketchbook based on their popularity on Instagram. In the following three posts you will see 3 of the character developed more, so stayed tuned.

To see where these designs came from, review these posts PART 1 / PART 2 / PART 3 / PART 4

dailydrawing March 2017 - part 1

Mar
23
2017

2017-03-24 Schulz Museum – Magic School Cartooning – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Time for some magical cartooning at the Schulz Museum!

When: 03-24-2017 – 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Where: Schulz Museum Education Annex, – Park in Schulz Museum parking lot on Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, Ca, 95403
Ages: Grades K-6
What: Magic School Cartooning —
“Replace your magic wand with a pencil and learn to draw wizards and witches in training. Cartoonist Brian Kolm will teach basic cartooning skills while helping students develop worlds where magic is real and young heroes train to fight forces of evil.”

Advance reservations required–register online by clicking on class title above or call (707) 284-1272.
Fee(s): $25 for Member, $32 for Non-member

Schulz Museum logo - Santa Rosa CA

Mar
23
2017

2017-03-24 Schulz Museum – Cartoon Creatures – 9:00 am to 12:30

It’s spring break and I am back at the wonderful Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa CA!

When: 03-24-17 FRIDAY 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Schulz Museum Education Annex, – Park in Schulz Museum parking lot on Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, Ca, 95403
Classes and Camps Topics: Arts and Crafts Fine Arts Spring break classes
Ages: Grades K-6
What: Cartoon Creatures

“Enter a world of unique and unusual cartoon creatures! Join cartoonist Brian Kolm and learn to draw and invent creatures inspired by popular games and cartoons like Pokemon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Advance reservations required–register online by clicking on class title above or call (707) 284-1272.
Fee(s): $25 for Member, $32 for Non-member

Schulz Museum logo - Santa Rosa CA

Feb
28
2017

#dailydrawing – February 2017 – part 4 (the final page)

Daily Drawing Feb 2017 part 4

This is the last page of my sketchbook that was mentioned HERE, where I had asked folks on Instagram to help me decided what to draw on the final page.

Here were the random names that I generated to draw…
1- Grenade Glow
2- Sir Frost
3- Brother Star
4- Titanic Tarantula

So I started with…

and here is the last hero of my ‘forgotten hero sketchbook’ the Titanic Tarantula! Imagine it’s April 14, 1912 and a costumed wrestler is heading to America on the sailing ship Titanic…or something like that.

 

Feb
28
2017

Trailer animation: Kid Beowulf and the Song of Roland (revised + instagram)

Kid Beowulf song of roland 2017

Every once in a while I get commissioned to produce some animation for fellow artist to promote their comics and graphic novels. This trailer is to promote Alexis Fajardo’s series Kid Beowulf. This is for the new color edition of Kid Beowulf and the Song of Roland.

VISIT >> http://kidbeowulf.com/preview-the-song-of-roland/

For me the challenge of this video is revising the original version from the 2010 version to included new color versions of the artwork.

AND also a first, a video created in the square format for Instagram (and the cel phones their most likely viewed on).

Here are the videos…

Animation and Motion Graphics: Kid Beowulf and the Song of Roland (revised trailer 2017) from Brian Kolm on Vimeo.

This post is also part of Motion Comic Magic…

A post on re-purposing comics and illustration into animation

A post on re-purposing comics and illustration into animation

 

Feb
20
2017

#dailydrawings – February 2017 – Part 3

Daily Drawings February 2017 part 3

Two posts of drawing on the same day! Ya, that’s what happens when I miss a week.

This sketchbook is coming to an end, and you will see below I have reached the last page. So, I am trying something new, getting ideas from folks who follow me on Instagram. If it is still February 20th, 2017 and before 3pm (west coast time) AND you have an instagram account you can let your choice be known. This is only a test, which should lead to more in the future, I hope.

The drawings are being posted on my Instagram account, which you can see and follow HERE. https://www.instagram.com/briankolm/

Let’s go…

Random name superhero… Lady Eel! Can you tell what holiday it was when I drew this?

Random name superhero…Ax Marvel.

Random name superhero…Robo Cloak.

Fun facts: the shapes for his head are all medieval fantasy inspired, even though he is a robot.

Random name superhero…Cry Bot.

Thy badly trasnscribed lyrics behind the robot are  from “It’s all right to cry” from ‘Free to be, you and me’, a children’s edutainment that encourages us to be ourselves. The song has been one of my favorites and the message that a man should not fear to express his sadness. Listen to the song HERE

It’s all right to cry
Crying gets the sad out of you
It’s all right to cry
It might make you feel better

Raindrops from your eyes
Washing all the mad out of you
Raindrops from your eyes
It’s gonna make you feel better

Random name superhero…Pharaoh Shade.

note: I actually wrote Phantom Shade on the drawing, which is not the random name that I had originally.

and the final drawing for Today (Presidents Day in the USA BTW) is this blank page…

I have four choices of names for what I will draw in this afternoon (after 3pm on 2-20-17), and the result will be updated here in the following days.

You can vote if you have an Instagram account and comment with your choice. CLICK HERE

Thanks for checking out my art!

Daily Drawings February 2017 part 3

 

 

Feb
20
2017

#dailydrawings February 2017 – part 2

Daily Drawings February p2 2017

Hello all, time for an update on my Daily Drawings. Daily Drawings are the drawings I try to do each day to keep my drawing and creativity skills healthy.

The drawings are being posted on my Instagram account, which you can see and follow HERE. https://www.instagram.com/briankolm/

I missed posting a week of drawings, so this poster should be followed by a second one that will get me caught up for next week.

So here we go…

Random name superhero…Glow Noid

Random name superhero…Android Aquarius.

Random name superhero…Ms. Vibe.

Random name superhero…er…super villain..up.. hard to tell on this one. It’s Fox Bomb! I assume he is a screwball, loony tunes type character.

Random name superhero…The Grim Hound. Sort of a bat man like hero, with a dog motif.

A drawing example from my recent class as part of the SMCF. He’s sort of a Harry Potter type character, but in the Slytherin house at Hogwarts. I image the funny little super wizard is his ‘Jimmny Cricket’ conscience.

Random name superhero…Spook Boy. This is another one that I actually thought a bit about who there were.

So I drew a little boy wearing a skull #mask and an adult sized bath robe, floating to scare away vandals at his school. Of course he floats with the help of his #ghostlyguardian.

Random name superhero…Horror Five! A whole team of spooky, young heroes.

Thanks for checking out my drawings!

Daily Drawings February p2 2017

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