20110911

SURFBOARDS


Poster options for Jamie's band, The Mystery Men?

20110602

GENIUS AT WORK.

COOL THING IN NASHVILLE


I loooooove how bored Daisy and Peach are. Reverse groupies!

20110513

LAUNCHED!

My most recent project was animating for Primal Screen. The client: PBS Kids/ The Electric company!

PRANKSTER PLANET!

I was SUPER EXCITED to work on this! It came out looking so damn cool!

It's a series of mini-sodes that tie into online games and printable documentation for the larnin' of the chilluns, all of which was handled by Primal!

I really can't get over how amazing it looks. Everyone has rocked my socks off. Wrap party this weekend! :D

20110428

INTERNET TATTOO

*I'm 101% sure Elton John is cool with this.
HEY INTERNET! Remember that time you wanted me to design a tattoo for you?

HERE YA GO!

IMMINENT TATTOO!

WELCOME.

Here's the song that goes with this tattoo!!!!!!!*

20110427

SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Have you guys ever had this stuff? Can it be found outside of ATL, or is it a local secret? This shit is out of control!

Ingredients listed: Water, Sugar, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Lemon, Spices & Herbs.

Ingredients tasted: Fruit and MAGIC.

20110419

F******* FLASH SHAPE TWEENS

Shape tweens seem like tricky bitches beyond mortal comprehension, but really they are just a fussy pain in the ass. I used to both hate them and be mystified by them; now I find them really time-saving, and they're like enablers to working in certain styles I really like. Which I suppose means one day, I will love them, and have little shape-tween-green babies.
 Tips & Tricks after the jump!

20110418

FLASH EXTENSIONS MEGAPOST

I've been on a flash extension ODYSSEY today!

Here are some sites with free flash extensions! You're bound to find some of them useful.

And remember how we used to joke about something that would automatically key the lipsync based on the audio file? WELCOME TO THE FUTURE YOU LIVE IN! That happened!!!

Links after the jump!

20110413

100% Flash
Obviously, there have been some design changes. Her attire is a little less casual, but she's preparing for a dinner party, after all.

My most recent project at Primal Screen taught me a f***ton about flash rig set-up, which will help a lot while working with this design. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work under Jeremy and Joe. They are ludicrously kind and patient.

There are probably a lot of things that should change about this, design-wise (there almost always are,) but at the moment, i'm still in love with it.

Start setting up the mouths in the... later part of this morning.

20110412



 Tonight's Dr. Sketchy's life drawing session was AERIALISTS! It was EXTREMELY COOL!

Blood and warm up gestures after the break.

20110407

Just a thing for a little thing.

Y'know, like ya do.

BY IDIOTS, FOR IDIOTS

STUPID SLOPPY COMICS MAKE ME GIGGLE LATE AT NIGHT!!
THESE ARE FOR ME.

20110402

AH! tutes

Just taking an Adam Hughes coloring tutorial for a spin, using an old doodle of Richard Wagner. This coloring style is clearly better suited for nubile ladies than crotchety old men.

Truly, in every image I have seen of the man, he appears be a man of whom, through concerted effort, not one single fuck is given.

so anyway, here's the tutorial. IT IS WORDY.

http://conceptcentral.blogspot.com/2010/02/adam-hughes-technique.html

20110328

FLASH RESOURCES GALORE

ToonMonkey - A treasure horde of flash extensions, including FrameEdit, which I consider an absolute MUST HAVE for nested flash animation. I mean DANG.

CloudKid - A Boston-based flash animation company has kindly posted some of their plugins, including Keyframe Caddy. Once you've used something like this for symbol-keyed lipsync, you will NEVER, EVER GO BACK.

Anipedia List of Extensions - including the Autosave* plugin, and PixelTools, which is great if you want to make something that's got a little bitta 8bit flava.

*If you're using CS5, the flashguru autosave plugin won't work for you! Luckily, Trick or Script's flash plugin is as cheap as free!

20110318

WIL RIKER IS TOTALLY LAME AND I HATE HIM!

 AKA, It is after 12, I'm still at work, and we are all punchy. Seriously stupid images after the break.
and one, before.

20110212

Another week, another test


Can you guess what the character is supposed to be? :D
(large character still after the jump)

20110201

THE FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF MOTHERLOAD!

At Calarts, there is apparently a paragon of kindness in the form of a Mr. Chong Suk Lee. On his website you can find PDFs of the following books:

I've wanted to see the Sleeping Beauty Sketchbook, specifically, for YEARS, but it can cost well over $1000 to almost $2000!

He also has posted other PDFs and resources for his development classes at Calart, which are pretty ffffffing great, too!

This night: TOTAL SUCCESS!!

ps: Are you "reading" THIS BLOG yet?

20110112

Thoughts on social gaming (but not WoW)

AKA: Brownnosing to game companies while job hunting

Some friends and I have been shopping around the social gaming / mobile gaming sphere, recently. I have done some field research on these games, and here are some of my thoughts on the subject...

(LEFT: a walkcycle executed on an isometric grid, modeled on Beyonce for reasons both clever, and hilarious, i assure you [helfrez for space's sake].)

20101224

30th STREET STATION

This bas relief is like 15 feet tall.
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20101206

ROBO BABY NURSERY

My friends Timmy and Maggie are having a baby! The nursery theme is robots, and they asked their artist friends for artwork!

I intended this to have an oval matte, like an old timey portrait.

The Marriage of Mr. Butlertron and Miss Rosie the Robot. Surely this is operaworthy material.

20101130

TANGLED FANART

THE BOUNTY

Inventory of today's 1/2 off coupon art supply haul! I LUUV YEW, BINDERS!

20101117

THE FUTURE OF TATTOOS

No one else would have him.
Drew this at team trivia tonight. Well, Melissa drew the eyes, but I think the rest was clearly implied, and just sketched it in.

We scored second place, and i credit this drawing with our success!

20101108

FLASH->ILLUSTRATOR COMPATABILITY

A friend of mine recently told me he could only go from illustrator to flash, and when he tried to bring flash artwork into illustrator, he could only get bitmaps in that direction. That didn't sound right, as in, it was unjust and someone should do something about it.


So i fiddled with settings and figured this out. This tutorial allows you to export an image from flash, and import it to illustrator, while maintaining vector/layer integrity.

I hope this helps someone!

ps: Works in cs5, does NOT work in cs3. cs4 is unknown territory.

20101101

TEEHEE

Stumbled across this at the bookstore, and it was my favorite thing that day. Burn on Lars!
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