Category Archives: animation

Me N’ The Queen

Hey Kids! Here’s a fun design for you, this is to say, if you find skinny old birds with huge beaks a whole lotta fun. I know I do, kids. I know I do.

Customarily, I send clients lots of  different sketches to choose from when “designing” a character for me to poorly “animate”.  This time, however, I broke the mold then jumped the gun, took the bull by the horns and other metaphors I don’t quite understand. What I am trying t’say here is, sometimes a character’s greatness may not be apparent at first glance. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him dig it, y’know?

I think deserve a raise for coming up with this soon-to-be-beloved  character for K**C****! I am more than sure they don’t mind me telling all of you that either.

Spit Takes Take 1

Ordinary I am not allowed to post my commercial animation here. Today is no exception.

Hey, it isn’t every day you get asked to animated a buncha charcters spitting out their respective beverages in disbelief.  Well, maybe YOU do, but I don’t.

Anyhoo, here’s some animated gifs. Sans backgrounds, animation, fun  and/or other sensitive material.

Flash for your teeth

Jeez lousie! It’s been a while scene my last post. Sorry, dudes. For once the reason ISN’T my Brian Wilsonesque freakout and subsequent exile. No sir, this time it’s becasue I am knee deep in top secret projects, including the stuff I am posting here today! shhhhh…

Uh, just pretend they are moving around and saying junk.

That’s enough for now, I suppose. Back to  the grind.

ATTACK! Designs

It’s been a busy time, here at Lattaland. I’ve been pushing a lot of pixels and punching a lot of walls.

As you no doubt noticed, I’ve been posting less frequently as of late. Truth be told, friends, most of the work I’ve been doing would bore the pants off the lot of you, or, in some cases, bore the pants back on you.

This doesn’t apply to you, whatever current client that just-so-happens to be reading this!

Anyway, here’s screen caps and designs for some flash animation that the client would prefer (and rightfully so) that I didn’t post here.

What else? I guess that’s it for now. Hang tight, true believers!

Joy of Hack 2

Chocolate and peanut butter.

Flowers and bees.

Chess and hip-hop.

Some things were made to be together.

The directive for this one: make a King and a Rook look like rappers. Not unlike Tupac, this rapper was shot down for being too edgy.

Hmm, How do you make  a rapper more family friendly? Why going back in time when rappers rapped about having a good time and nothing else, that’s what you do!

I went for a vintage, I mean “old school”, look.  Of course the powers that be ( I mean, the “man”) shot this down on the grounds that kids won’t “get” the reference to the 80’s. Personally, I disagree. That’s like saying I wouldn’t have recognized a hippie as a child, because that, too, was 20 years before my time.  Jeez, I’m old.

Speaking of being old and out of touch, I was instructed to give them modern rap duds. Oh, and I was told not to make the pants too baggy, after all schools are having a problem with that.

So there you go. Rapping chess pieces.

Character Designs For Flash

Hello, imaginary audience! It’s been a while, has it not?

I’m sorry that I’ve kinda fallen off with this blogging nonsense lately. it’s not that I haven’t had anything going on. Well, maybe it is, I dunno. Who can tell?

Anyway, I got some stuff coming through the turnpike that I will soon post. I’ve been busy with a new Rashy Rabbit comic and all sorts of dull freelance work that you, my imaginary reader, wouldn’t care to shake a stick at or anything.

Speaking of Freelance (but not of the dull variety), I’ve been doing some flash animation for a client that I have to assume would prefer to go unnamed and not be associated with this blog. In other words, don’t expect me to post the animation, no sir, but I don’t see a problem with posting some of the art and character designs here.

This dude is a chess “knight” themed superhero. Obviously, he’s not suppose to be a serious superhero fighting crime or anything.  My guess is he’ll, uh, fly around and teach chess n’things.

His working name was “Dark Knight” but I think the higher-ups in the company musta had cold feet or something. Now he’s called, eh- I don’t know…something.

The lines look pretty flimsy, but that’s flash for you. Speed is the name of the game,for this client so I choose to use the pencil tool and just go for it.

Honestly, I’ll post more coming up here – unless, of course, I get hit by a bus or something.

Later gator!