Because YOU demanded it. More giraffes!
Because YOU demanded it. More giraffes!
Ever wonder how I make my living? Ever wonder what I do with my days when I am not crying and shooting smack? Well, I am gonna tell you anyway. I design such lovable characters as the ones you see above. Sometimes I even move them around through the magic of ‘flash animation’ as well. Such the life for me.
This scene was cut on the account of the angry eyes. Apparently, hooded eyes frightens children, or so I was told many times. What? the same wee ones that are spray painting graffiti behind my house, or the fat tikes at home playing violent video games? Well, I guess kids in after school chess programs might be part of the upper crust and have more delicate sensibilities. I wouldn’t know, I don’t play chess.
Mistake No.1 Uh, oh. “Dot eyes”. I don’t know why I bother with them. Clients ALWAYS hate them. ALWAYS.
Mistake No.2 I made a black guy look black. When a client says they want a”multi-cultural cast,” what they really man is “Draw Caucasians and color them brown.”
For some kooky, goofy reason, this background was changed to green. Yes, everything fell apart after that.
As you no doubt have already guessed, The Indian robot turns into a house and the Italian ‘bot turns into the Leaning Tower Of Pisa AND the Effel Tower, of course(?)
I don’t remember anything about this one. I kinda like it. Painter is good for sponge effects.
This one looked really jagged and pixelated on the screen. Gotta keep those outlines, I guess.
New stuff to come, I promise.
I contemplated suicide today, but decided that I didn’t want my last piece of “art” to be an animated short about braces shaped like chess pieces.
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.
Can you keep a secret?
Neither can I! At any rate, enjoy some designs for a super-hush-hush animation project I am working on. Hopefully it’ll be out this year, or the next 10. I am not holding my breath.
Remember kids, brush dem teeth!
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.
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.