Because of an issue with an order of shipping supplies going missing, I had a couple extra days to work on this. I decided to shift the back row to make room for Dupuis and the cup.
Archer deadlines this week caused me to lose a few hours of work on the print image. I should be able to finish illustration tomorrow evening.
I also had an issue with mailing supplies - 2 crates of shipping tubes and a box of stay-flat mailers were shipped and marked as delivered but never arrived. I am suppose to get a call Monday regarding what ULINE can do for me. As of now, our ship date looks to now be on target for Wednesday December 14th. Items will be shipped 2 day priority.
Crosby and Sheary are donezo. Letang is on deck.
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.
In addition to the print, there will be limited quantities of stickers in the following designs:
Completed while listening to the Bengals/Steelers Wildcard game 01/09/2016.
A handful of new limited edition prints go on sale this Friday (12/04). Prints this year will include single player designs for a number of players as well as a full team image(based on the current roster listing on the Penguins website. Each illustration will come in 4 jersey styles - home, away, 3rd Jersey black and 3rd jersey white. Each print design will be limited to 100 prints or less and will not be reprinted. All orders made no later than 12/18 should arrive in time for 12/25.
Also trying something different for the background this year. Here's a gif of Sidney Crosby showing off the new background as well as the jersey designs:
There are also still a few older print designs available in very limited quantities. Don't forget to head over to the shop on FRIDAY to see all the new stuff!
UPDATE: We has some trouble with equipment this weekend and need to delay new prints until Friday. Our trusty Epson R2880 has finally died after 6 solid years of service. On the bright size, the new printer, an Epson SureColor P800, has a maximum print size of 17" wide so this years prints will be run on 17"x22" paper. Along with the printer, I needed to return the other unused supplies for stuff that will work with the new equipment. Apologies for the delay... hang tight, we'll be right back!
On the fall nights when the clocks turn back an hour, buckle-up a tall boy of Busch into the passenger seat of your car. If you're lucky, Jimmy Vader will pay you a visit.
Starting to pull together images for some new prints. Really need to pick up the pace on these.
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.
Apocolade - George Barnett 00:00:00
God Monkey Robot - The Apparitions 00:04:40
Love Is Noise - The Verve 00:08:58
Acceptable In The 80's - Calvin Harris 00:14:26
I.D - Kasabian 00:20:00
Connected - Stereo MC's 00:22:47
Up On The Downside - Ocean Colour Scene 00:28:48
Stadium Love - Metric 00:33:48
Silence Kit - Pavement 00:38:01
One Of These Days - Spacehog 00:41:02
Showdown - ELO 00:44:34
(Don't) Give Hate A Chance -Jamiroquai 00:48:45
Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top 00:53:48
Delivery - Babyshambles 00:58:36
Erase/rewind - The Cardigans 01:01:17
Change To Call You - Gems 01:04:55
The Same Fire - Bishop Allen 01:07:24
Teenage Dream - T-Rex 01:12:07
Graduation Day - Chris Isaak 01:17:53
Take What You Take - Lily Allen 01:21:05
Big Blue Sea - Bob Schneider 01:25:22
Geek USA - Smashing Pumpkins 01:29:27
Buckingham Green - Ween 01:34:40
The Archer panel at SDCC 2015 was last night. We made a special animated short that you can now check out here.
As for my contribution, here's the model sheet for Pam's costume:
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.
That time Archer dressed up like Charlie.
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.