2016 Holiday Print Update

I should have the final art ready for this year's holiday print ready to start shipping on December 10th. You will be able to preorder this print starting Monday, November 28. This print will be available in two sizes - 11"x17" and 22"x17". The 22"x17" will be a numbered edition limited to 50 copies.

 

Print illustration progress will be posted here and various social media spots.

2016 Stanley Cup Champions WIP

In addition to the print, there will be limited quantities of stickers in the following designs:

Crosby Away sticker 5"x5" Die Cut

Crosby Away sticker 5"x5" Die Cut

Lets Go Pens Cup Sticker (Revised 12/16) 5.5"x2.75" Die Cut

#mixtapemonday 7/13/2015

Thought it might be cool to occasionally post some mix tape action comprised of stuff I listen to while working. The track list links sends you to the iTunes store. 

About the Archer gifs

When looking through the Archer gallery, you will see a bunch of rough animated gifs like this:

These are the keyframe animations that the illustrators create for the character animators. Once the animators have all the parts they need, they will fine tune the action by rotating parts to fill in the gaps between each keyframe. This method of "puppet animation" provides animators the elements needed to create fluid movement using minimal drawings. For example - a 2 second traditional animation would need up to 60 frames(drawings). The same 2 seconds above was created with 7 drawings.

New website smell.

Last spring, I had a catastrophic data failure that resulted in the loss of a substantial amount of digital work. This included most of the source files I used to make the prints for the print shop. After a year of sorting 2 TB worth of files named like "file00000x.psd", I finally made good progress in getting my digital self in order.

The last 2 weeks were spent preparing files for this new site. Moving forward, the Gallery sections will hold finished work and this blog section will be used for general work in progress updates and a place to collect other non-artsy stuff i've gotten myself into over the years. The shop currently has all the surviving print-worthy images from previous years. I also have a new product listing for "Archerizing" portraits using the same tools that we use on the show. The new site also comes with the option of pushing content to various social media outlets. 

Now that this is done, I have about 2 weeks to relax until it's time to start season 7 of Archer. I'll be going back to the illustration department this season. Design was fun, but i'm better suited to be in the bullpen working on keyframe animations.