October 22, 2014

2014 Character Animation Reel



Here is my demo reel updated with work from the past year.  The overall reel is still much the same, but I got a chance to get rid of some old stuff and tighten up some old editing that was bugging me all last year, so I consider it an improvement however small.  It's still amazing to me that such small changes still take me days to do, and I remember that I went several years without updating my reel at all because it was such a bother.  But its gotta be done!  Now to update my website...bleah, another chore...

October 17, 2014

"Identity Theft" for Primerica


I did a few perfunctory corporate whiteboard animations last year, but I kind of liked this one.  The material was very dry, so I did what I could to make it fun- in this case it meant adding a raccoon.  If my identity ever get stolen, I hope its by a raccoon wearing a beret.  The more videos I did, the more I relied on cut-outs to do interesting stuff rather than the normal straight-ahead drawing, and I think its ended up looking better as well as providing some consistency between takes.  

Spanko's Dark Smile, New Shirt Design

When I was trying to make the first "Monkey Rag" trailer, I did this little animation of Spanko's face melting:


Nate thought it was just a tad too disturbing to use in the trailer, so I abandoned it.  But then this month I got to thinking about creepy things and I remember ited, and wondered if it would make a cool lookin' shirt.  check it out on my shop!

October 16, 2014

Sketch Dailies: Bride of Frankenstein

Small #Sketch Dailies sketchling of the Bride of Frankenstein, with a drink in her hand for some reason.  I made it a beaker at first but you can't do a convincing brandy swirl with a beaker.  Also, #inktober is bearing down on my head.  Halfway through the month and I'm still flattened by this challenge.

October 15, 2014

Daily Crapbook: Papers Everywhere

Along the same lines of the new front cover for my art book, I revisited the old idea and drew it again.  At least the sentiment is still fresh.

October 14, 2014

Daily Crapbook: Penny Serenade Flapper

Did up a new Penny Serenade flapper for the upcoming show on Oct 25th:
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October 13, 2014

Sketch Dailies: Elmer Fudd

My favorite Fudd from "What's Opera Doc?" for the last Sketch Dailies topic.

October 12, 2014

Sketch Dailies: Wednesday Addams

This started out as a drawing I liked, and then I had to go and ink it.  Thanks a lot #Inktober for making me work way outside my comfort zone, she said in a sarcastic tone but actually really meant it.

October 11, 2014

Daily Crapbook: Vampire Lady


It’s been forever since I tried using ink.  Then I remembered that’s because its hard and I’m not good at it.  I redid an old Halloweeny sketch I never finished as the subject of my first jaunt back into this sordid experiment.  Thanks #inktober for making me practice!  

October 08, 2014

Daily Crapbook: New Sketchbook Cover

New cover art for my latest Sketchbook which I plan to sell at CTN.  I realize that printing takes time, so these past few days I've been rushing to design it.  Every time I make a new one of these it's always in a rush, so I never really spend time experimenting.  I just try to polish my previous ideas and hope they'll hold up.  I just spent these past few days agonizing over the layout and despairing over my lack of artistic improvement since last year, but its done and the proof is ordered.  I may hate what I do the second I finish it, but once its finished I can at least move on to something else.  Speaking of which, time for new business cards!

October 05, 2014

"Monkey Rag" Shop Is Open For Business!


I've added a couple more designs just to round things out a little, and that means more options for you!  If "Monkey Rag" make you laugh, smile, smirk, or simply make you cock your head to one side and ponder the meaning of life, please consider stopping by the shop and throwing down some support.

October 03, 2014

"Monkey Rag" Merch!

I'm trying to come up with things I can sell at my table for CTN, so I thought I'd stick my toe in the water with an online shop at RedBubble.  It would be great if I could start selling enough to help fund all the ordering and printing I need to do, but we'll see!  I only have the one design up there now, but I plan to do a few more soon.  Stay tuned!

October 01, 2014

Sketch Dailies: Dust Bunnies

Dust Bunnies such a cute phrase- I did not have time to do this today but I don't care.

September 30, 2014

Monkey Rag Stickers!

Since it will be my first time ever having a table anywhere, I want to stock it up right.  That means lots of goodies that people can snag for a couple bucks.  First off to the printers are some die-cut vinyl stickers!  I'm excited about these- I think they're going to turn out good.  Still working on one more sticker design.

September 29, 2014

Sketch Dailies: Venom

Sketch Dailies is such a cool way to get out of your comfort zone and try new things- its such fun exercise!