Some quick jobs I’m getting done for some fellow co-workers. I’m taking some time off here at the end of July into August and I plan on relaxing and focusing a bit on my artwork, focusing more on some long time jobs and hanging out with family. This was a quick gig I did for good friend of mine Cody Simshauser. He’s got a passion for doing some creative things and his latest go is a pretty tight idea for a podcast that talks about Animé while sipping some coffee (or tea). He’s got a couple of episodes up. Check them out here! ANYWHO… This is the cup of joe I designed for him. Lemme know what you think. I used AutoDesk Graphic working both on my iPad while traveling and on my MacBook Pro at home. Gotta love that cloud stuff.
A great friend of mine and full-time Twitch Creator Ezilii asked me to make an emote for her Twitch subs… I love helping her out and I was very flattered when she asked, because she’s no slouch when it comes to being an artist… Um… that’s what her degree is in… SO, anywho. Check her out on Twitch. She’s a part of a great and quickly growing community. Watch Ezillii here!!!
NAH, not that long ago. Went on vacation and then got back to finish it up. One of the Level 2 Legion asked me to work on a logo design for him. He’s got the over all right to do what ever he wants with it, but Blue (BlueMoon, I’ll post his youtube at the end of his post) had been using a stock photo of a moon that he found online and well, changed the color to blue. I went with his original idea, but gave it more of a retro feel that I did in Illustrator and mixed up a little Photoshop in it for the Text. Overall, we think it turned out really well.
Check out BlueMoon’s Youtube Channel @ BlueMoon
Man, I’ll tell you what… If my wife was running this site you all would have daily updates with all the on goings of my world. ME… Not so much. So I posted a long while back a temporary place holder for Level 2 Gamers, a couple of guys I work with that are pursuing their passion of video games all the ins and outs that go with it. I had finally finished the intro with some help from bud of mine and I never posted it here on the site. SO… uh… here it is!
Check them out again @ Level 2 Gamers YouTube Channel
Support them @ Level 2 Gamers Patreon
Couple of really cool doods I work with allowed me to give their YouTube channel an intro. Thier original idea was taking a lot longer than I had anticipated. So I had to throw together this. Turned out a lot better than I thought. Also my first shot at 8-bit characters and animation. Not too shabby.
Check out their stuff @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZAxWrold5USHVF05aNIjxA
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So back at the beginning of 2016 I said that I wanted to get an animated short finished up. Work, life and just the idea of putting something together drained me. Luckily I have friends at work that don’t let up. (one in particular, Thanks Peter!) About two months outside of 2017 Peter came up to me and said something along the lines of “about two months left.” I was like, “ah yep” thinking that he was talking about the end of the year… turns out that’s EXACTLY what he was talking about. Then he reminded me about my New Years resolution.
Over the next few weeks, he would remind me about days ticking down. I started taking him pretty serious when he started offering up his time to help me out. Very graciously I accepted his time and his talent (he is to an animator) to help me get things finished up. The dood is a bowl full of enthusiasm when it comes to pep talks. Not normal corporate pep talks, but legit, from the heart pep talks. It was freaking amazing. To come to the finish line he helped me put together my drawings… and some of his own to get the job done. He did most of the software legwork, but it was what I needed… I needed to see his workflow. He’s dedicated to helping people out and that’s what makes him an awesome person. It’s not perfect by any means, but the idea was to finish before the end of the year. All in all it took us probably about 2.5 hours from start to finish. No more procrastination.
Sometimes sitting around after a week of late nights and early mornings just makes me want to sleep… But I should probably draw something. Yep, bout time to draw.
So yeah, slowly starting to get more posts up. My wife has been out of town for a week for training so I’ve been playing more on my computer and what happened?! I drew something! Maybe she should leave town more often… (No Please N0, I missed her too much.) <—- brownie points!!!
Cool, check it out. Short time laps of a Wile E drawing. I really do dig that dood.
So I got an iPad Pro for Christmas from my wife. Was one of those things that I wasn’t too happy about, but her heart was definitely in the right place. There’s some great apps on the App Store for drawing and a good friend of mine from work it letting me borrow her Apple Pencil. (Thanks Loren!) I’ve been trying to use the iPad a bit instead of my Cintiq. I’ll admit its nice being able to sit in a nice soft cushy chair and draw digitally. (just missing Mischief)
I had been drawing some of the classic cartoon characters. I’ve got Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty from the Flintstones and my youngest son reminded me that I needed to add Dino. SO, I decided to use the iPad to draw the good ol pup.
I’ve been using AutoDesk’s Sketchbook for years and found that their iPad Version offers a time laps screen recording option. So not only did I draw Dino, I recorded the process. I didn’t bother with any commentary for the first time around, but who knows, maybe sometime in the future I’ll talk through the process or maybe just jabber…