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May 1st, 2003

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achtoonbaby:
I'm currently feelin: introductory
I'm currently hearin: The Beach Boys--Wouldn't It Be Nice

I'm Kelly, the person who has been making the Achtoon Baby cartoons for @U2. One of my friends thought I should create a journal where I could post individual panels of my cartoons. Anyone who wants to see my paintings a little bit larger and without text can do so here. I'll also add a few comments about them.


The very idea of a J.Lo/Bono duet is just tragically bad, but when I first heard about it all I could think was, "Man, this is comic gold."


The new tan sunglasses are interesting to paint and a nice change of pace, and I like his hair this way.
award du jour

Finally, a chance to paint a full-length, backlit Bono. For some reason the shoes were a real highlight for me.
I'm sick of Bono

I'm very happy with the way this one turned out. It took about two hours, and I was watching "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" while I painted it (highly recommended).
a mole!

Bruce, Bono, Dre, and Elvis were hard to paint because their faces were only about an inch and a half tall. I've been a Bruce fan for over 20 years and know the idiosyncrasies of his face pretty well. Bono here is only OK. I'm not happy with his eyes, the little beard-thingy is too dark, and he looks kind of ratlike, sorry.
Bruce, Bono

For a while I considered leaving Elvis's hands out, but I'm glad I didn't. I think they liven up this section. And you should never forget about Dre. I was thrilled to be able to paint these two. (I'm leaving Jennifer Lopez out of most of these pictures because it's still pretty disturbing to think about, isn't it?)
Dre, Elvis

Happy accident: he ended up looking vulnerable and hurt, as if the Rollins remark continues to sting. The orange sunglasses are all right, but I was forced to give him brown eyes (orange + blue = brown). He looks more like Bono when he wears the blue ones.
Why does he hate me so much?

I think this panel was too light in my finished cartoon. This one looks better. I'm happy with Bono's hands, and I wish he would smile like this more.
I'm serious.

Edge is my favorite one to paint, no question about it. His face is so sculptural, and for a lot of reasons he's much easier to paint than Bono. I tried to make it seem like he was thinking You're just as dumb as a box of rocks, aren't you?
I play guitar

I've got to say this is the best Edge I've painted.
on your own

J.Lo was a snap to paint, and I enjoy painting women. Her dress took about an hour, and then I had to paint it again on Bono. Everything about Bono was an ordeal. I took an Achtung Baby era photo and aged it. The end product: I think he looks kind of creepy, but I decided to go with it. I mean, he is singing with J.Lo, after all.
j.lo & b.no

If you want to see more of this kind of thing, please add me to your friends list. :) Later on I plan to post panels from past months.
 
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From:ultravioletfire
Date:May 1st, 2003 05:46 pm (UTC)
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This Rocks.... good idea!

*kiss*
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 03:55 am (UTC)
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*kiss*
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:May 1st, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Kelly, so glad you made the journal.

Red shades Bono continues to kill me, as does enlarged (...) Edge.

From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 1st, 2003 06:26 pm (UTC)
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I have you to thank! Yeah, I think I'll enjoy this. :)
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From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:09 am (UTC)
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Thanks, hon!
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From:corianderstem
Date:May 1st, 2003 06:11 pm (UTC)
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I can't draw worth a whit, so my applause and awe are tinged with a wee bit of jealousy. *g*

Seriously, I think these are great, and I love the comments!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 03:56 am (UTC)
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Thank you, and aww shucks. I love Mr. Burns.
From:ashtreenymph
Date:May 1st, 2003 06:13 pm (UTC)
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You're so talented! I love these
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:10 am (UTC)
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They love U2. sorry
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From:rockontheedge
Date:May 1st, 2003 06:23 pm (UTC)

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I'm so glad you're doing these now, your paintings are wonderful and so realistic, not to mention all of your captions and bits are :censored: hilarious! :D And that one of edge you did...*faints* oh dear i shouldn't do that so often :P . Welcome to lj! I can't wait to see more of your paintings..thats awesome.
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 03:58 am (UTC)
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Edge is beautiful, and I swear sometimes he's *helping* me paint him. :)
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From:u2lynne
Date:May 1st, 2003 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Those are absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love with the painting of Bono with the orange glasses. I don't know what it is about it, but it just grabs me. Thanks for posting!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:00 am (UTC)
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I think the way I was forced to crop that painting has something to do with it. And he looks kind of soft, somehow. Cuddly. I dunno! It's not my favorite, but I'm glad you like it, thanks.
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From:fulpakru
Date:May 1st, 2003 06:48 pm (UTC)

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I've never had the pleasure of seeing your work before; I am absolutely blown away! I can't wait to see more!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:01 am (UTC)
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http://www.atu2.com/achtoon
is the site I post on if you'd like to see the finsihed product! :)
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From:amphibious_one
Date:May 1st, 2003 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Those are all absolutely fantastic.

I've loved all the pictures you've done for @U2 so far as well. Very, very cool. :) :) :)
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:02 am (UTC)
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And may I just say: your icon is amazing. :D
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From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:06 am (UTC)
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No kidding? Hmmm. Do you, like, know people? What you see here is evidence of my geeky obsessiveness and what can happen if this kind of behavior is encouraged.
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From:nostalgicecho
Date:May 1st, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)

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Wow those are amazing! I love Bono's mouth in the first one, hehe.....and EDGE! so gorgeous :p
I am adding you to my friends list *s*
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:07 am (UTC)
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Please do! And thanks. That mouth was fun.
From:vanillarachel
Date:May 1st, 2003 08:27 pm (UTC)
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very cool! you're quite talented!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:May 2nd, 2003 04:08 am (UTC)
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Y'all make me happy. :)
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From:prettytheworld
Date:May 2nd, 2003 05:29 am (UTC)
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Kelly, I've been loving your stuff ever since you went to @U2.. thank you for making this journal, I will definitely add it to my friends list. :-D
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From:juhuacha
Date:May 2nd, 2003 09:57 am (UTC)

these are absolutely brilliant!

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now, if only you could get a budget to produce some short films, that would truly be awesome ;)
From:fallin2u2
Date:May 2nd, 2003 10:47 am (UTC)
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WOW O_O
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From:cam7seconds
Date:May 2nd, 2003 02:17 pm (UTC)

You Rock!

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You're paintings are awesome!! I always love seeing your new work on @U2. The Edge pics are yummy. I look forward to seeing more.
From:c0mf0rtab1ynumb
Date:May 2nd, 2003 09:19 pm (UTC)
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duuuuuuuuuuude,

you kick major ARSE!!!

i love your paintings...

you rock the free world.

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