February 24, 2013

Monkey Rag Pan Background

This background is taking forever because it requires some thought and effort as it is used in several scenes, and plus work picked up right as I was figuring it out.  I reallly want to finish it tonight, but I also reeaallly want a cup of tea and an episode of Futurama....

February 23, 2013

Daily Crapbook: Mah Back Hurts

Work is picking up for the next few weeks, so I need to make the most of my free time and finish the crap out of Monkey Rag.  But my back is really, really, hurting.  I think the mature thing to do is to suck it up, accept the time loss, and do some major stretching today.  Stupid inescapable facts of reality and physical being...

February 21, 2013

Daily Crapbook: Marian the Librarian

Doodles on a notepad.  She kinda looks like a Marian Librarian type.

February 18, 2013

Daily Crapbook: BTAS Shirt

My nephew had this awesome BTAS shirt, and he just grew out of it.  Now, it is mine. Bah hah ah!

February 16, 2013

Girls Drawin' Girls

Got accepted to Girls Drawin' Girls, a neat artist group that is exactly what it sounds like.

February 14, 2013

Daily Crapbook: Pizza Love

Here's an idea for this year's Valentine's card that I'm just too zonked to put any effort into.

"Adam and Dog" is Animation Paradise

I wish I didn't watch Adam and Dog so late tonight, because all I want to do now is stay up sketching.  If you haven't yet watched this Oscar-nominated short, I insist you do so.  This film encapsulates what is so powerful about traditional animation, and about good storytelling in general.  It is so engrossing and mature, and not in the video game rating way.  The art direction is painfully beautiful (painful to just me probably, because I'm having so much trouble with my own backgrounds at moment), and the animation has so much personality and intent that it communicates volumes even though the characters are basically silhouettes in a distant long shot throughout much of the film.  The story is simple, and very intelligently plotted.  I must stop writing now because its way past my bedtime and I haven't gotten any work done tonight.  I'll end this by reiterating that you must see Adam and Dog, but be sure to allot yourself plenty of time to muse over it afterwards.  (Apologies to Minkyu Lee for the crappy fanart.)

February 13, 2013

Daily Crapbook: Bar Sketches

Just some sketches form the bar tonight.

February 11, 2013

Daily Crapbook: Cat Nap

My geriatric cat has developed a disturbing new sleep habit which is in fact disturbing my sleep habit.  My vet says cats aren't capable of the complex emotions like vindictiveness, but I can't shake the feeling that she's punishing me for something.  

February 10, 2013

Thank You, Have A Duck!

Since my post about being a terrible Marceline, I've gotten a lot of really nice comments that a) make me happy and b) make me feel silly for letting it phase me in the first place.  So thank you everyone!  I'm as happy as a duck. :)

February 09, 2013

Marceline Apology

You may remember me posting the video of this Adventure Time interstitial last year, about how I got to be Marceline and how much fun it was and so on.  Well, it just got a Kidscreen award (its a major award!) so I thought blog a little "congratulations to the team!" post about it.  But when I went to grab the video link I saw that the top comment, with 100 votes and counting, is "The Marceline  was terrible."  Yup.  Just thought I'd address that.   

February 06, 2013

Monkey Rag Sc04 Background Test

Trying to do a background a day, but I'm finding that I make better decisions if I let ideas stew overnight.  I guess I should try to hit two a day to make up for it. 

February 04, 2013

Happy Birthday Blair Crimmins!

Blair Crimmins, of "and the Hookers" fame, has a birthday today!  Why don't you thank him for creating such wonderful music by voting for him in this Creative Loafing contest.  And if you haven't heard his music yet, it will totally make a Hooker out of you. (That's a song reference, not a job on Juniper Street.  Just to be clear.)

February 03, 2013

Working on the backgrounds...

Finally getting around to workin' on the backgrounds!  It's gettin there...

February 01, 2013

#FAFATL February: Birds and Bees

In one of those confluences of circumstance that make life sweet, this month's #FAFATL drop is also to do with Monkey Rag.  See, "birds and bees" has to do with love, and it's February 1st which has Valentine's Day, which is also to do with love they say, and the nugget of it all is that Monkey Rag has birds and bees in it, so what I did, see, was make those birds and bees from Monkwy Rag into the drop for February's #FAFATL!  See what I did there?  It is complicated, don't fret, let me run it by you again. See, the birds and the bees...