Saturday, July 28, 2012

Blue and yellow

I've been drawing a lot of cute little furry critters lately, so here's a return to some of my more organic, blobby, lumpier tendencies. The same framework goes into a drawing for me, whether or not I add lumps or fur. It's like applying a texture. They have the same rubber-hose cartoon underpinning.

// dripper //

// shooting hoops //

I drew these guys in Flash. Maybe I'll do a red one to finish off the primary color set. These images (and more) arrive first over on tumblr, so follow me over there if you like.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Monster Tattoos

Jess Smart Smiley and Julia Green just launched a new project called Tattoo Club, which is a group that publishes limited-edition packs of temporary tattoos. For their first release, MONSTER PACK, they invited a number of their favorite illustrators and artists to design monster-themed tattoos—and I'm one of them! These are my designs: the blue guy is new, and you may recognize the durquil.

What really makes this edition awesome is everyone else who's in the pack: Ghostshrimp, Meg Hunt, Chris 'Elio', Jeffrey Lamm, Drew Millward, Sam Alden, and Jess and Julia as well. Look at some of the samples below—imagine them on your flexed bicep! (and elsewhere!) How many monsters could you fit on yourself at once?

MONSTER PACK is being funded via Kickstarter ---> over here!
So now's your chance to snatch up a pack (or multiple packs) of temporary tattoos! Each pack includes 16 original designs (about 2 by each artist). You can see them by scrolling down the preview site. This Kickstarter goes for a month, but it could use your support right now to reach the fund-raising goal. Thanks!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Bravest Warriors

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I took some time on the 4th to draw off-model versions of the team of warriors that I've been drawing on-model for the past couple months now: Chris, Danny, Beth, and Wallow. If you haven't heard already, Frederator Studios has a new cartoon series in production called Bravest Warriors. You can read all about it, here. It's based on the original short by Pen Ward (creator of Adventure Time).

art by Natasha Allegri

I was brought on in April to help with character design, pre-storyboarding development, and key poses to aid in animation. Which means I've been doing a lot of drawing. Once in awhile the production blog posts images to the public—below are a few.

As the weeks go on, I'm sure they'll be sharing more of the work I've been doing. It's been a great experience; I get early scripts and I've been working directly with Breehn Burns (executive producer along with Fred Seibert) to develop new characters for each episode and work out any requirements for the main characters.

The series of shorts is due to air this fall on the YouTube Channel, Cartoon HangoverYou may have also read that like Adventure Time, a comic book series is arriving in October by Boom! Studios' KaBOOM! imprint (cover art previews and more info on that via Comics Alliance --> here.)

Finally, here's one of my favorite characters so far that came out of a collaborative effort with Breehn. A little dude named Impossibear (an early concept color sketch).