A couple of caricatures I was commissioned for.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I haven't had much artwork to post lately. I've been in sort of a creative funk so I thought I would go through my sketches from over the past 6 months and compile some of my favorite doodles. Look at 'em. Or don't. Either way, it's something for me to do right now.
Friday, August 17, 2012
This is a character design I did for someone recently. The one on the far right was sort of the base drawing, and the other three have been a little streamlined for animation.
Albino Willie is featured in a film called "Clown Hunt." You can see the trailer here.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Here's some character and background designs I did for a client recently.
This is a lineup of the key characters (except the microphone guy, he's just balancing the rest of the image). The characters were sketched out first, then inked and broken down into symbols in Flash.
These backgrounds were also done in Flash using mainly the shape tool.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
This is a T-shirt design I did for my wife's "Mud Wars" team, taking place in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Should be a fun time for anyone in the area.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
There's a lot of toys from my childhood that have had a huge impact on me, but none as much as this...
First, the back story:
Growing up, my grandmother's house had an endless supply of retro toys like Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Potato Heads and lots of other awesome kid stuff to promote problem solving and creativity. Unfortunately, most kids will never be exposed to toys of this caliber again, which makes me even more excited to post about this. Anyway, this simple hunk of plastic was my favorite of them all. It's basically a projector in which you insert a cartridge, turn the crank on the side and enjoy the movie playing on the inside.
Think of it as a Viewfinder, but with full animation in all its glory. The cartridge without the label is a Sesame Street one. Recently, I had asked my grandmother about this toy and if she knew the whereabouts. She didn't and we kind of left it at that. I had forgotten all about it until she and my cousin were able to locate one on eBay, and give it to me as a graduation present. I was ecstatic to say the least.
Animation has always seemed somewhat natural to me, and I think this contraption and being exposed to frame-by-frame animation at such an early age had a lot to do with that.
I especially love the Disney one! We all know just how beautiful the old Disney cartoons are, but getting to see each gorgeous frame totally puts the art form back in perspective. I wish I could get screen shots that could do it justice.
So, my booth was a huge success and I got a multitude of compliments at the show. I was completely happy with it, and that's not something I'm used to saying about my work.
Not sure who the creeper is, but I think it's David Short, digital media artist and musician for Cinnamon Onion POPS.