Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

News on the book Art of Richtoon

I am almost 1/3 of my minimum pre-order target. It is going very well. Thank you all for the support.


I am going to try to sweeten the pot:



If you pre-order my book, The Art of Richtoon before January 1st 2011, I will add the following:



1. The book will be autographed along with a sketch.

2. You will receive a 7x5 print.

3. Your name will be part of a special acknowledgment page within the book.

4. Your name would be added to win a large print of one of my images on Book Launch Day (Tentatively May 1st).



richtoon.blogspot.com

[link]!/pages/The-Art-of-Richtoon/162976880408841



$40 Local Pickup

+ $8 Canada (S/H)

+ $15 USA (S/H)

+ $20 International (S/H)



Can't afford it because of Christmas? Ask for it as a Gift and request your name to be part of the Acknowledgment.



More info to come soon!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Art of Richtoon Pre-Order Book Launch

I am very pleased to announce that my first self published book, The Art of Richtoon will soon become a reality.

The hardcover book contains over 800 illustrations on colour paper. It will have 152 pages in a horizontal format of 10 x 7.5.

Jessica Borutski, a fantastic artist currently working at Warner Brothers and creator of I Like Pandas and The Bunny with the Big Bad Teeth has written the forward for the book. Thank you so much Jess!

I have a few other surprises coming up.

What will you find in the book? A bunch of sketches and digital paintings of Robots, Zombies, Caricatures, Monsters, Cartoons, Life Studies and much more.

The book is anticipated to launch on May 1st but you can Pre-Order your book today. Please note the Paypal links on the right hand side.

We will have some more news regarding a book launch party in May. If you reside in Ottawa and can attend the party, you can make arrangements with me through email (richtoon@rogers.com) to save on shipping and handling.

This has been a life long dream of mine- to produce a published book of my artwork. Please help my dream come true by Pre-Ordering your Art of Richtoon today!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A moment to post

So I'm in the middle of teaching... and as usual, my blog is taking a hit! It is really difficult to find the few minutes it takes to post something. My goal is to post something at least once a month! So here are a few fun designs for you!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Teaser Image


I am going to share a little secret with you.

I've been toying with the idea of self publishing for some time now and I gave myself the goal of creating some art and getting some of my older pieces in order to... well... publish something. I figured that if I spent this past summer gathering and creating some artwork, say, at a given quota, maybe I then would have enough to publish... something. I am now at the point where I have everything picked out and need to write up a few things. But essentially, my fist goal is complete. I've posted this "teaser image" to give you a taste of what will be in there. If you know me, you'll have seen other things that I've been working on as well. Some will be from this blog as well... but in high rez for your printing pleasure.

This is partially why the blog has gone a bit silent as well as the fact that the college is back at full force. But I'll do my best to keep adding a few more things as well as keep you posted on this latest endeavour. This is a very exciting and equally frightening project. But I aim to follow through on it.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Wet Pizza Boy


It is pouring rain outside. I thought up a pour soul stuck having to deliver pizza in this wheather and having to wait at the door while his client takes his sweet time to answer the door.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Sketch Dump

I'm in the middle of my vacation and sketching up a storm! I keep forgetting to post this stuff. So for anyone that is still paying attention (hello out there!), here a few sketches. I have been experimenting with watercolor, acrylics and  toned paper. Having lots of fun.


Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Introduction to Concept Art Program at Algonquin College

Hi Everyone,
I am pleased to announce that we have a brand new program at Algonquin College. Introduction to Concept Art.

This is a one year program that focuses on digital painting, colour theory and coming up with a solid portfolio for concept art.

We have some very skilled concept artist/teachers attached to this program. I want to take it!!!


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me here:
lauzonr@algonquincollege.com

or

613-727-4723-5279

Apply here: http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/ search for Concept art... We're the only college concept art program in Ontaro!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Yet another Speed Paint

I find it very challenging to come up with something reasonably good within a certain time constraint. I am trying to do these speed paintings in one hour or less. And while these are not masterpieces, they are a gagillion times better than the ones that are not working out at all. So many false starts. I can't seem to stop myself from adding a little space ship at the end. Is that so wrong?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Contest

There is a contest in Deviant Art to get your artwork to be sold as a skin for a Sony Trik http://news.deviantart.com/article/122455/ This is one of my entries. If you do a search for Richtoon on the provided link, you will see all of my submissions. Something a bit different...Thanks for watching!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Richtoon is on YouTube?

Hey everyone,
I decided a few days ago to fiddle with Camtasia Studio and ended up with a little vid that I sort of liked. So I posted -my very first- youtube video. Here it is! I got the copyright warning for the song that I selected. I might switch it eventually if the warning becomes something more. Please comment!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Robot Sketches


Here are some Robot sketches that I did earlier this week. Hope you like em! Please let me know!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Golden bugbot

For this particular speed paint, I wanted to mess around with textures more than anything else. It's fun to see these speed paints evolve. The textures are a little too blatant for my taste, but I can see that I am starting to speed up and gain confidence.

Sunday, July 04, 2010











Ok... here are a few speed paintings that I did this week... It's all pretty random stuff. Trying to wrap my head around certain techniques and such... Enjoy!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Latest doodle/speed paint

It has been a while... but I've been posting reguarly on Deviant Art.... that's right... finally started to use that one... so if you want to check out my latest, go to: http://richtoon.deviantart.com/

This is what I posted today -a one hour speed paint... hope you enjoy!




Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Old Senator


Cracking into a new sketchbook. This is the first thing in it!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010