Thursday, November 24, 2005


Thats right so shoot me. I'm a plien air fan. I love it. and here is one of mine. more to post as I get time to paint them. all done on photoshop with a cintiq and not going outside once. Kinda defeats the porpuse huh. Well, I think of these little compositions more like an exercise.

Mandrews out!

This painting done with Artrage and my cintiq-



These paintings all done in Photoshop and my cintiq-


Blogger Luxo Jr. said...

Still looks great Mark even if you aren't outside. Good to see you posting a little more regularly again! Keep up the good posting.

11:13 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Luxo jr---- will do will do.

Mandrews out

12:32 AM  
Blogger St John Street said...

Their is strong feeling in these, so well done. The choice of colour is great I'd 2 improve my own colour choice displayed in my own work I'd love some advice. Thank u

10:22 AM  
Blogger artisan said...

Hi MANDREWS I’ve been looking for abstract art related blogs and I came across yours on PLIEN AIR during my trawl, so I thought it would be polite to let you know about my visit. I have just recently started a daily news feed on my own site and you are most welcome to come and visit me at abstract art.

5:57 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

St John Street---- Hey, thanks. Mostly Im just messing around exploring. I find the Plien air scene realy interesting. It has a very rich and vibrant history. Hell! Sargent painted plein air. i am mostly looking at Edgar Payne and Glen Dean. Fantastic artist who have a great sense of color as well as composition. very graphic and bold styles.

Artisan---- Thanks for dropping me a line. Ill check out your site.

Mandrews out

11:52 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Cool Mark, I really like the mountain and I see a little of the Glen Dean influence there. Great shapes!

1:05 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Jeremy---- Thanks! Its a little weird calling it plaien air when I don't get any mosquito bites or sun burn or dehydration, or aches and pains- I just sit looking at a photo and paint. alas no time to actually go out and do it with OIL and all.

Mandrews out

7:52 PM  
Blogger amelia said...

Mark- your site is great and I really like the work you do. Can't wait to go to Wondercon this year and get my hands on a Colossus book.
This summer I started a blog kind of by accident, because I wanted to comment on your blog, but I couldn't unless I was a "blogger." So I just started one up and I've loved it ever since! I guess I have you to thank for it!:)

8:57 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

amelia---- Thanks for the props. Its all Ronnie Del Carmens fault that I am blogging. He suggested I set up a web site for Colossus and the blog was the perfect thing to do. So its all his fault. ( tip the hat to Ronnie) I checked out your blog. cool stuff, good drawings keep it up. The quest to be a board artist is a long hard journey frought with challenges and many dangers. But well worth it.

remember the story motto " fabulae Par Inferus" ( story is hell.

Mandrews out

8:20 PM  
Blogger St John Street said...

amazing amazing

7:51 AM  
Blogger amelia said...

Thanks Mark!


3:23 PM  
Blogger amelia said...

Forgot to ask - didn't you make a shirt with that motto on it?


3:24 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

St John Street--- Thanks man

amelia--- Yes I did M'lady

Mandrews out

9:54 AM  
Blogger Gerald said...

One word...."whoa". Those are great digital paintings.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

cool blog you have here. and a BIG congrats on hooking up with Image!! I'll be looking for your book here in Canada

10:16 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Gerald----Thanks for the compliment.

Bobby Chiu----thank you for checking the blog out... and enjoy Colossus when you lay your hands on a copy.

Mandrews out

10:58 PM  
Blogger Rohit said...


My name is Rohit Iyer and I'm a student of Animation at the National Institute of Design, India.

Recently, I bought the Incredibles DVD, and that's where I first got to see your work on the story development for the film.

I was amazed. I looked up other work that was available on the internet. I really fell in love with your collages and sketches.

I'm really glad that you have a blog. That way, I can keep looking up your work and continue to be inspired.

All the best to you.

3:12 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Rohit ---- Animation student from India!!!! Awesome. I used to teach, actually i still do. lectures and stuff like that. What do you do in Animation school in India? Anyway, Thanks for the complements and keep checking back. I'll keep putting up stuff.

Mandrews out

8:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Come on Mandy! Your loaded with talent, you know how to fight ... why are you afraid of painting with a brush and canvas? Throw away you crutches and squirt some oil between your legs. Walk like a Colossus!

I kid. You rock.

12:40 AM  
Blogger ILOVEGORDON said...

what the hell is plien air?
I don't get it.

1:12 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

william wray----all right you win I guess I'll try sappin some oils on to the canvas and see what happens. Hopefully santa will bring me some oils and canvas and a nice little bow stand thingy all you Plien air guys paint with. Love your work- you inspire and Intimidate.

ILOVEGORDON- You goof don't you know anyhing it comes from the greek Plee-ayn ( spelled phoneticlly) which means- to make bitchen little painting-

is that enough schooling for you.

Mandrews out

9:09 PM  
Blogger Smook said...

Very nice work Mark! I especially like the first one you did with Artrage and the fourth one using Photoshop! Most pleasing to me.

Also looking forward to picking up Colossus when it hits up here in the great white north! I've heard so much about it.....

2:44 PM  
Blogger St John Street said...

I love the new pieces i was wondering when you were going to post again

8:44 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Smook---- Thanks man- the art rage progrsm (is free) and really gives you that sense of pushing paint around- not that it can ever actually replace real paint- but its cool nontheless. Im glad word of Colossus has reached the great white north. Ive sold a lot to your fellow countrymen. in fact I think they are some of my biggest patrons.

st. John Street----- Im glad you keep checking in. I often wonder when Im going to post again. so little time these days and its hard to stay disciplined on posting regularly. But keep checking in I appreciate it.

Mandrews out

10:34 PM  
Blogger OV! said...

these are awesome man. sheesh, at least you have a plan B doing fancy pants gallery work if your animation career ends.

anyhow, sweet stuff, and as bob ross would say, "happy painting!"


4:49 PM  
Blogger Patrick O'Keefe said...

i love your painting, the colours are just amazing'

2:43 AM  
Blogger St John Street said...

Just dropped in to say Seasons Greeting and Happy New Year to you and yours, I hope to see more of your work soon. I'd appreciate any advice you have concerning my own work I love to get some feed back from you please and thank you.

All the best to yu again.

1:16 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Nice paintings!

9:53 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

OV!---- Totlly my plan if animation ever poops out I got a way into the fine arts biz!!!! Nawww Im just exploring the one thing I struggle with.... Color. This is a fun way to do it.

Patrick O'Keefe---Thank you for the props. Doing this on the computer I can really go bold and big with the color tends to be more saturated. If I was using actual oils I may be a biit more timid and go more desaturated. who knoes. I gotta try it and get all dirty.

St John Street --- and a Merry Christmas to you. I will definately check out your blog and leave comments. More work on the way

Alina Chau----Thank you very much.

Mandrews out

9:00 PM  
Blogger J said...

Hey Mark,
It was really cool meeting you at King Kong. Sounds like 2006 will be be a very busy year.
All the best,

6:25 PM  
Blogger Mr. Scribbles said...

Awesome stuff Mr Andrews. I love what you're doing with Art Rage. I've been tinkering with it, but I can't get anything as pretty as you're getting. You keep posting, and I'll keep coming back.

3:23 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

J----- it was cool meeting you as well, to bad King Kong was not so cool. Catch ya' next time in thebig apple.

Edog----Thank you for the feed back. Ill keep posting. And you keep working with art rage! in the immnortal words of commander Taggart " Never give up1 Never surrender!"

Mandrews out

9:58 PM  
Blogger J said...

I was curious what you guys were thinking about King Kong. There seemed to be little to no reaction from you or Jan after it.
Good seeing you, hope to meet up again in the future.

1:26 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

J---- about King Kong. I was dissapointed. Giving the totally satisfying trilogy Peter Jackson had just finished I was expecting to be nothing less than totally satisfied with Kong. I was wrong.

Jackson got a touch a Lucus-idus. That is to say he fell in love with the fx and forgot about serving the story.

Now the relationship between Kong and Ann was rock on!!!! I was crying during the central park Ice skating scene but the rest was a shock.
None of the characters had any beleivable motivations- and though Jackson set them up to be cool he dropped the ball when it came to develop them or even intagrate them into the story.

Come on all the characters are bamboozled by promises of cash????? Is that what really drives them??? Why doesnt the writer WANT to do a film and get away from theatre ( Then being inspired by Ann to get back into theatre)

Where was the discovery of love on the ship? One scene??? come on!!!!

What about the captain/ animal hunter- why couldn't he be the one who had the map motivated to go to this strange island and capture strange creatures and get more than he bargined for??????

Come on!!!!!

I can go on. But I wont. a lot of the film was predictable and was motivated, it seemed, by action set pieces and not by story- in that our characters and us the audience are discovering this strange and wonderful island.

The movie should have been half as long and more to the point with clearer motivations and action scenes that are rooted to the characters.

All and all I give this movie a 'C' Jackson can do better and should have.

Mandrews out

8:49 PM  
Blogger J said...

Yeah. I agree. I felt that there was alot of superfluous stuff in it, and scenes that I felt really hurt the pacing and were there for no other reason than to be "cool". I thought Kong himself was brillaintly done.

4:57 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

J---- yeah Kong was bitchen kick butt- a- ttude.

Mandrews out

8:39 PM  
Blogger Mike Race said...

Nice well rounded works. Thanks for all of it.

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