Friday, September 28, 2007

Feeling Rubbery. But not tasting as such.

Thank you first of all everyone for your lovely comments. It's amazing how little they are they are like a little bit of adrenaline to keep going at it!

Things have been busy, have a few commissions coming up...If you're interested in one, of course, you're welcome to contact me. :) But anyhow, yes. I have some anime, UPA and Peter Max in the works.

So for now, I'll leave you with a full "art" for this card for the 4's. It's in a 1920/30's rubber hose style. Penciled on paper, and then inked and colored in painter. Ideally I'll post more for the music video next week, time permitting. I have a piece to do for a small commission (yes i do those too!) and an animation as soon as a friend get the rest of the details for me.

Fun Rubber Hose facts:
Betty Boop was originally as a dog
Also she first premiered in a Popeye Cartoon as a hula dancer
Mickey Mouse was abusive to his fellow animals.

....also. Any Final Fantasy fans out there? I'm working on an Anime style. Who should I have Zac dress up as, or COSPLAY? If you can, leave a comment someplace or email me your suggestion! I'd love to hear it!
(and I already have Isaac, Taylor and the group one picked out)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cards are started

Cards? Playing cards? In my Fandom? More likely than you think. This above is a sneak peek at what I've been working on most of the day today. Trust me the original colors are a nightmare.

But in the meantime I decided to try out the base for a little bit. I will say, the one good thing about Macintosh Computers (I work on both) is the goregous HD screens that comes standard with them. You get to see all the lovely textures. But other than that, I'm happy with either platform. Macs got their flaws as much as PC, so no skin off my back. This one just happened to meet my needs in terms of my animation work.

So yeah. That above is the template for the cards. As planned I only have a few samples set up instead because I don't want to do a whole set and then somehow bad business management either sleazy or stupid on my part could easily come in and take away my hours of unpaid work. These took me all day! *sob* I had the props artist of "Dogma" as a teacher for sound tech classes back in college. He did Buddy Christ. But because of poor management, he doesn't get kickback on all those action figures. If you're in Philly, go Check him out. He's awesome.

And to cap off the night, a random drawing that's sadly inspired by what's becoming numerous observations by others. It's totally innocent. I think it's precious when people online make the assumption my self-portrait is Taylor, and not to mention had someone remark on my John Lennon/Newspaper Boy hat AND my favourite awesome scarf AND my haircut being all inspired by Taylor. No, I'm sorry, darlings. I love you. You're precious. The ones I've spoken to so far have been mostly sane, which says a lot, -but no. I don't want to be, nor am she-Tay. (ha pun) Let's go shopping. At least I think his suspenders are awesome.

Friday, September 14, 2007

AMG! Animatic! Testing the waters now.

Comments and critiques are warmly welcomed. Besides. I have a thick skin for a good crit.

I'm testing my waters now. Here's the animatic. I pray Fanaxis will be merciful. *crosses fingers* I would much rather a cease and desist order than coming online to find this deleted, am I right? But this is part of the animatic so far. It takes time to do things like this! A three minute animation can take up to 9 months going solo.

Now from here on in, things will be slower. Why? I'm looking for work. (Hire me? Please? I love people! I work hard!) My site is also up so please take a moment to have a look.

But anyhow, honor my watermark. Don't redistribute. Don't save it to your harddrive. Go buy the CD. Yadda yadda yadda

Also Immense love to the band and their tour right now. They're walking for AIDS awareness in Africa before the performances, too. I love the idea. I think it's aweseome. I just wish I had the money to go to one of their shows this time around. Unfortunately I don't, but this will have to do. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Scant Preliminary Drawings

Meet Georgia. Our heroine for the animation. You know it can't be a video without one! I have the hero also sketched but I'll save him for another day sometime.

Currently I have about 1/5 of the boards sketched between working on my pitchbook for a graphic novel and doing necessary chores. (and also need to get back to another person about their own pitch they wish me to work on them with)

Anyhow. General idea for the animation is cutout and traditional animation, going between Flash and After Effects. The storyline will involve our heroine and her beau, her finding out she has to move for a job, and drama ensues. Song will be "sung" from the hero's POV.

I don't plan on sending this around to festivals and ect. It's again, something I'm doing for the heck of it since creatively, I haven't had any burning desire as of late to create my own film. Well so to speak this is my own film, but more a personal project. If it was to turn to that, then maybe, but hey. That's if it was to get the appropriate party's attention first and foremost. Either way, this will be just for fun.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

True Story. Comic

No. Seriously. This happened. Well except the gold-digging. That's fictional. But people do do it. The girl there in the blue is my awesome amiga Rae whom I go to Hanson shows with for great justice. It's also true I own that jacket. I love the darned thing. I wear it almost all the time like a cartoon character. Har. I know the cartoon here is a little gross, but the laugh is worth the eww. I wouldn't want to be a jerk and have someone else suffer the eww. But anyhow. Yeah I got to High-five Zac Hanson at a show. His hands were baby-soft. He was a total sweetheart. His brothers were on adrenaline highs.

But bloggyness, Definitely thinking from the amazing unanimous agreement on animating to "Georgia," I think the answer is obvious. I have a rough storyline already and the hero and heroine sketched out. It won't be in a flash cartoony style, but you'll see what I mean mebbe later this week.
Stay tuned.
And if you need a graphic designer, go to Rae. She is a beast of talented awesome. Even helping me with getting my own set up since I haven't done a website in over 6+- years. Bless her.