The website of Robert "Bob" M. Guthrie

My Artwork on Video Tutorials

I just had my brother use one of my drawings in one of his Video Tutorials, for where he teaches Digital Arts, at Fullerton College.

The tutorial is about how to use a “painted sphere” - one with highlights, mid-tones and shadows, and inserting them inside the shapes of the character. You then use the Free Transform tool and its Warp attribute to “sculpt” the sphere into the corresponding shape to create a value-study in seconds instead of minutes!. Check it our right here:


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"Je Suis Charlie Hebdo"

This morning in Paris, France, at 11:30am, armed individuals burst thought the offices of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing scores of people, cartoonists, graphic personnel, support staff and police officers.

Four of France’s best known cartoonists have been confirmed killed:

Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier), 47
Cabu (Jean Cabut), 76
Philippe Honoré, 73, cartoonist
Georges Wolinski, 80, cartoonist


#CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie #RIP

Bob Hoskins, RIP

A gumshoe on a Looney world. Thanks for the memories, Detective Valiant.


32 Saló del Còmic de Barcelona

For any artists to happen to be in Barcelona, Spain between May 15 to the 18, 2014 and you love Comic Books, don’t forget to visit the 32 Saló del Còmic de Barcelona; the second-largest European Comic Book convention.



Some of this year’s guest artist are (from left to right) Mike Carrie, Pia Guerra, Andres Guidaldo, Eduardo Risso, Yochi Takahashi and Brian Azzarello.


Blue Sky Studios' Peanuts Trailer


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I’m a fan of Charles SchultzPeanuts comic, so I was a little bit apprehensive about the news of Blue Sky Studios3D Animated Film Feature adaptation...

But I was pleasantly surprised on how nice and how faithful the trailer was to Schultz’ style. I love how the captured the little quirks his comic had; it really brings the characters to (3D) life, a rare feat.

Kudos to the entire team at Blue Sky Studios.



Great Cause: Save the Chimps Project

Via 710Films comes the news that BadKing has joined on the Save the Chimps Foundation campaign by offering 15% of every purchase of their ZBrush tutorials series.
These series consists of the following tutorials:

Primate Anatomy Part 1.
In this six part tutorial, internationally renowned Artist and Instructor Ben Mauro shows us the tools and techniques necessary to build a high-resolution primate skull. Working within ZBrush 4R6, Ben utilizes a set of ZBrush tools and reference material to shows us his techniques to turn a simple three-dimensional sphere into a complex and highly detailed Chimpanzee Skull.

Primate Anatomy Part 2.
In this second twelve part tutorial, Ben Mauro continues to work within ZBrush taking us through his process of creating a highly realistic Chimpanzee Bust from a simple three-dimensional sphere. He builds upon his primate skull created in his previous tutorial and demonstrates how to best utilize reference material to create desired results. Ben discusses how he renders, exports and brings sculpts into Photoshop before using a number of photobashing tips for added realism.

15% of Sales from these tutorial will go towards the Save the Chimps Foundation; rescuing chimpanzees from cruel conditions and experimentation performed within biomedical research laboratories.


Welcome To My New Website

Welcome to my new website. As you can see, not much to show, but in the mean time, I’ll leave you with one of my drawings painted by an extremely talented U.K. artist, Ben Hinckling.

Here’s my original design.


And here’s the amazing paint-job he did.


Check out more of my work here: