20101029

SUPER BORING UPDATE!

Got the bluetooth keyboard working! Just tried a different bluetooth dongle, and SHAZAM! I know it's not art, but it will help me MAKE art, and i will take that win.

20101022

TESTS

Oh, did i say two tests? Because i forgot about the background test.

head/desk.

But i'm not worried about burning the candle at both ends... because that is not a candle, it is cartoon dynamite!!! XD

I might be a little punchy from sleep deprivation. Totally worth it, though.

EDIT: ALSO, I forgot that staying awake for days on end has the petite side bonus of weight loss! I feel like the hint of a level up maaayyyy be on the horizon.

20101021

THANK YOUS

So, included with the pug picture, is this card I made. The package was FINALLY DELIVERED TODAY, according to tracking info, so I figure it's safe to take a break from the two animation tests i'm doing at the same time and post this @_@. Name pixelated cause it seemed like the right thing to do :D
Closed State:
"Name Obscured: Everyone knows you're a
great artist, animator, friend, etc..."

20101018

ARE YOU WATCHING FISH HOOKS?

This is my favorte thing now.

NEUN UND NEUNZIG LUFTBALONS

Look what arrived in the mail, today!

I'm not ashamed to cry, but if we watch this together, you ought to consider flood insurance.

So the big question is: do i collect it in the box, or do i use it!
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20101014

HER FRISKY MAJESTY

Next historical figure theme: Marie Antoinette.

Oh, you wacky queen of France. With your milkmaid fantasies, giant wigs, and famous misquotes.

Also: lapdogs, the french-revolution-era answer to the laptop (except with lapdogs, you want fewer bits per second WAKKA-WAKKA!)

MARJI DID ONE TOO, AND IT'S FABOO!

ps: dear paint tool sai,
i luv u, 4eva&eva.

20101013

HENRY "THE PLAYA" VIII

I showed marji this shirt, and pointed out how it was inaccurate, due to his chubby manpaws being devoid of cakes and wine, and she wanted that animated (while she drew this amazingness, AS USUAL).

VOILA.


you're welcome, world
i kind of wish i could have him as a tamagotchi.
this is not to show off my animation skills; this is to show how funny i can be if you leave me alone in a room with flash for ten minutes. <3

20101012

SPEAKING OF RETRO!

animated opening title sequences that don't even need a movie after them.
Down With Love:

Charade:

And in closing credits to my favorite movie of all time: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs:



I just became aware of the closing credits for hairspray- sort of a fabulous celebration of retro, in a head-on collision with the credits from Clueless!


I recall not enjoying the movie too much, but the closing credits for A Series of Unfortunate events stopped my seat fidgeting:


UNRELATEDLY: Morpheus Rig Candidate 2.0 is out!!
http://www.joshburton.com/projects/morpheus.asp

TUNES


great tune, great art direction.

THREE GLORIOUS PARTS

thanks to Shwartz for the link!

20101011

Glen Keane's CalArts Lecture

It's an 18 part (5 min each part) lecture, with live examples. I didn't upload them, I just assembled the playlist.




20101010

NAPOLEON PROGRESS

Like pilgrims progress, only shorter and french.

THIS IS PRETTY COOL OF THE DAY

Courtesy Paul Richards' Thumb Wars
Paul Richards' Thumb Wars.
Ten-hut, fellow concept grunts! The following text is a condensed adaptation of some recent workshops I've spoken at on the theory/practice of thumbnailing, and is not a verbatim transcript.
 Great ideas, and there's a worksheet at the bottom that I especially like. I will give it a whirl when I take a break from Napoleon ... for things other than checking blogs XD

THE NOUVEAU LEGEND OF ZELDA

This was mostly to practice watercolors and gouache, but also to play with weird dimensions for composition. Not my best work, but practice is how you get better! It's about time I posted some videogame love. I don't play a whole lot of video games, but the ones i do play, i looove.

Link is fighting a bow-wow. They are my favorite enemy. I want one as a pet.

And massive props to Carbohydrom's metal zelda cover, and WaxAudio's mashopolis. They were my companions tonight.

20101008

HELPERS GET FREE STUFF

A friend of mine recently helped me out with something that is a SUPER big deal to me.

He looooooves pugs. They are his most favorite in the world, as far as i know, so i took an hour or so tonight and made him this. It's pastels on pastel paper

I don't yet know the if the situation will bear any fruit, but the point is, he helped, and it means a LOT to me. :D Thank you, friend. You won't know about this 'til it gets there, 'cause you don't follow my blog. TEE---HEE.

20101007

LIFE DRAWING THURSDAY

 So instead of working on the blog layout all day, i went to a life drawing session this evening! I needed a break from the computer! Drawings below the fold are not nearly so thoroughly rendered. Our model was pretty amazing. She must do a LOT of yoga. She gave us very interesting and challenging poses! It was one of the most stimulating life drawing sessions i've been to, so i'm really glad i went.
On the final 20 minute pose, she had her back to me, and her limbs all drawn up, so... there was nothing for me to draw. I COULD have gotten up and moved, but instead, I decided to embellish.
The model had been excited and asked an artist about a feminism patch sewn onto her shirt. So I thought I'd draw her in a pretty, but somewhat uptight era's garb, discarding it symbolically. I also intended to have her sitting on a bicycle seat, but c'est la vie.

BLOG LAYOUT

Please bear with me. My Blog template was so clunky, I couldn't even alter it. Today i'm trying to learn enough XML to fix it for all time! Or til my next revamp.

In any case, please take the layout with a grain of salt; something more thematically relevant is on the way!

20101005

STORYBOARD GORILLAZ YAY!



I don't know if this has been around for a while- i don't think so... Anyway, how often do you get to see storyboard versions of music videos!

also: OH SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PRETTIFYIN' UP THE JOINT.

I'm doing some animation in my free time, trying to pretty the place up a little bit. While squids is possibly harder to draw, because it's so stylized, I think that very stylization might be holding me back a little, so here are my attempts to animate with a slightly more pleasing aesthetic. 

20101003

20101002

FAVORITE THING OF THE DAY


science is favorite thing EVERY day.