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.
Created for Cryptozoic's Archer Card Sets.
My college band circa 2003 practicing at 110 S. 11th St. in the South Side. We would set up a recording station on the second floor and run a snake to the basement to record. Tracks were occasionally enhanced by random toilet flushes. You can check out a few non-enhanced tracks here.
A friend told a story about going to see X-Men The Last Stand in theaters. He overheard a mother naming all the characters for her young child. The best was her name for Wolverine, who was now known as "Doctor Claws".