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Greg B
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=bStKEnEdd9A

Guy has a tutorial on drawing toons on Youtube. Any of you have a tutorial like this on YouTube?

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ApeLad
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I thought his enthusiasm was refreshing, and I bet kids love it. He's talented too.
I have some drawing videos on youtube here.

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SoleilSmile
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HOw cute! I wonder if he paints happy little trees and happy little skies too.
PBS should take interest in him. I would've loved this guy as a kid. A good balance to the Read A Book toon. For the record, I'm not disparaging Read a Book, I'm just stating that here's a nice black man making a positive impression on a school aged audience. Someone should tell that nice CNN parent panel about this fellow.
Put him on Reading Rainbow fer cryin' out loud!

Hooray for Burt Bison!

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devourax
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i think this is really cool.

I love to see other artists at work.


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That was actually awesome. I would have totally benefited from that when I was younger. His energy is a breath of fresh air as compared to some dull instructors I had at a young age.
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Greg B
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What? You guys like it? I thought you'd tear him apart!

Well, his name is Ron and I've known him now for 14 years. He really is like that. That's the real personality.

I met him when we were at the same licensing company and then later when we were both doing work for FUNimation of all places.

I'm sure he'll get a kick out of the nice things said.

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Steve Schnier
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So you posted the link as a put-down?
Nice. Do you do that to all your 'friends'?

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Charles
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I didn't read that in Greg's comments. He probably expected a different response from everyone. I'm with the rest of the crowd. A fun, enthusiastic presentation. Enjoyed watching it.

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Greg B
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Schneir, take your crap to another thread. I stay off yours, you stay off mine.

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nettajean
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Soliel, I thought the same thing about Reading Rainbow. His enthusiasm toward cartoons reminds me of Lavar Burton's enthusiasm toward books. (Btw, it's Bunt Bison [Smile] )

Loved the sound effects and laugh track. Silly stuff. [funny]

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He may wish to edit out the "oh crap" false start for the first vid, but otherwise I enjoy his enthusiasm and am grateful that someone is trying to teach kids how to do cartoons.
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Greg B
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=WAH755UxXiQ

Here's another one of his vids focusing on his plush toy line. He's been working on this toy line for years now. I hope he becomes successful with it.

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Hockey Frog
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quote:
I wonder if he paints happy little trees and happy little skies too.
LOL!! Hee hee...I was thinking you needed a blonde afro for this, too.

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Jonathan Lyons
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Hey, he is good. Great personality, and I can imagine kids wanting to draw comics would really like him. I even like the sound effects. I like the close up camera work too, he's not afraid to be close.

My only suggestion would be to cut out most of the "Ronald A.G. Grant" titles he gave himself. That always strikes me as weird.

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Steve Schnier
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Schneir, take your crap to another thread. I stay off yours, you stay off mine.
Greg, I expect be in Southern California within the next 6 months. I will be pleased to discuss any issues with you face-to-face.
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The sound effects are overkill to the point of obnoxiousness, but aside from that he's a good artist, who looks entertaining. I'd have watched him as a kid.
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My only suggestion would be to cut out most of the "Ronald A.G. Grant" titles he gave himself. That always strikes me as weird.
Maybe he can call himself "Rags." Kids love nicknames like that.
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Greg B
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I just got an email from Ron and he says thanks!

I wish the best for him! [Smile]

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Thunder Man
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Okay, this got me going on a couple of rants here. It's not
necessary to read 'em, and skip to the bottom if you wanna.

RANT 1-<Kid's TV, the decline and fall of>
<begin rant>

Do y'all notice how many of the folks that used
to do video for kids have, for the most part, all kinda dropped by the wayside, or are only on PBS? <I'm talking "free" broadcast TV, not cable or satelllite or youtube>

<<I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area, Calif., and I grew up with Mayor Art, Capt. Satellite, Marshal J... Channel 20, japanese animation and sentai shows... anybody remember those? ROFL Man...showin my age..!>>

"Romper Room" ? "Ding Dong School" ? "What's New" ? "Discovery"? "Make-A-Wish"? "Winky Dink and You?" "Jon Gnagy"? Captain Kangaroo? ..

<or even the dreaded "Standard School Broadcast"? oh, no, I just thought of this..those damned Jam Handy filmstrips...Aaaaarrgh!!!!
Come to think of it though, those filmstrips are the greatest cure for insomnia..It is impossible for any human being, anywhere, anytime, anyplace, to stay AWAKE during one of those filmstrips. I remember the teachers even left the room when they showed them...The colors, unnaturally saturated..always a reddish cast, intruding,... injecting itself into your retinas..mesmerizing your concious thought...and, the Voice..droning...on, and on, slightly rising, slightly falling, on, and on...and the Beep...the Beep to let the person running the projector to move to the next slide...The saying was..If you can't hear the Beep, you are asleep.."LOL>

Children's shows *used* to be mainstream TV. Used to be..
I can understand how costs and economics are the main drivers for whether a show is aired or not, but it seems to me that the cost for not doing so is what we're seeing in our urban areas.. Is this what we really want for the future of this nation?

<end rant>


RANT 2 <Art in our schools, or lack thereof>
<begin rant>

The school districts where my niece and nephew went through elementary and junior/High school don't even have art classes anymore..They are all tied in <welded?$?> to the parameters of "No Child Left Behind" edicts imposed by the Federal Gov't$.

In my geographic area, even the richer schools are dropping the
"softer" humanities courses in favor of the "test prep and pass" mentality that
now has been imposed upon the schools, particularly at the high school level.

<Forget the reality that tests only really measure memory ability, and not a level of learning/ gained knowledge that can be applied/utilized in the real world- forget all that!>

How will students know of art, creativity, imagination? How can our schools ignore the fact that if the arts are ignored, a large part of the element in human beings, the part that feels joy, sorrow, that is able to feel passion, anger, that wants to create, may be stunted, or worse yet, never grow?

And finally, in our change from an industrial-based society to an information-based society, do we dare allow our country to be relegated to a lower status because of our collective failure to innovate, change, and grow? What kind of special hell are we damning our children to if we cannot teach them the value, the richness, the sheer joy of creating?

<end rant>

>ahem<

J. Lyons: That is his name. Ronald A.G. Grant. He has 2 middle names.
Not titles.

As I remember from my military days, the rank and/or title,
in official communications, comes before the name. Re:

MSGT Phillip Temple, <where Master Sergeant is the abbv.rank/title.>

In listing civilian titles, the title comes before the first name-
Dr. Phillip Temple, F.A.C.S., Ph.D, BA, AA <where doctor is a title, and educational titles are listed after surname/last name.>

In employment, or on the job, it's-
Mr. Phillip Temple, Genigraphics Technician <name, then job title>

Listing middle names is up to the person in either military/civilian comm.

MSGT Phillip L. Temple, MA, AA, MGS
Dr. Phillip L. M. Temple, Ph.D, BA, AA

With official, high-falutin' salutations, it can get pretty silly, like,

MSGT USAF, CANG <Ret.> Phillip L. Temple, Ph.D, BA, AA, F.S.C.A, BAAS

I'm sure that far more than you wanted to know, but I'm just giving some backgrnd.
Better too much than not enough..LOL

Hockey Frog: I forget his name, but I used to laugh at that fella, too!
"Happy trees?!?! What an idiot!"
However, I had to shut my mouth and eat my words when I tried to actually paint in the way he was instructing- It's not easy, and it takes a real command of the paint,
materials, pallette knife, and knowing what you're doing to make it look so easy.
And after I had thought it was brainlessly easy.. When I looked at my work,..well..Suffice to say, my trees were not happy-looking ones...
Learned my lesson:
"Engage brain before opening mouth." It has served me well...lol
I don't know if that guy is still painting, though. I haven't seen him on TV for a while.But he had real skill and ability, AND engaging an audience in what he was doing, without alienating and behaving like a tin god. Hmm.. I wonder if he's online?

Greg: So when you starting your online courses in marketing,communications, and self-publishing, my brothah? I'm waiting!
<As taught by EvolBaby...oh man..LOL>

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Thunder Man
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Sorry about that War and Peace post..
just too darn long...Sorry.. [Roll Eyes]

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Charles
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No reason to apologize there Thunder Man. Your post was a good read and all your points well taken. Art was a big part of education when I was a kid in grade school. There were city wide summer camps for writing, drama, music and art, all sponsored by the public school system, in addition to the emphasis in these areas during the regular school year. I was fortunate to grow up in this kind of environment where the arts and creativity were continually encouraged and promoted.

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