Monday, April 14, 2008

Another pirate....

The current Toon Weekly challenge was to make a pirate. Frequent visitors to this blog know that I went through a pirate phase, if you scroll down you'll see what I mean. But I'm convinced that one cannot draw too many pirates, so here's my entry.

Recent gig pix.

I haven't posted any of my gig stuff in a long time, but I've been taking photos lately. Here's some of my recent work.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Kramer and Newman Show.

The next Toon Weekly challenge was sitcoms. I decided to spin Kramer and Newman off of Seinfeld. I cheated their heights a bit, made Kramer more tall and gangly and Newman shorter like the sneaky little troll he is. I love these two characters and I think they'd make a real funny show.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Good cop/Bad cop.

The next Toon Weekly challenge was "Good cop/Bad cop". I wanted to go with the old convention of the shoulder angel and devil, as seen primarily in animation. This particular piece is influenced slightly by artists like Scott Wills and Bill Wray, who did a lot of the close-up gross paintings for shows like Ren and Stimpy. If I had the slightest idea how to animate, I think I'd have a lot of fun with this particular sequence.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Got frog milk?

Just when I got completely caught up with the Toon Weekly challenges, I fell behind. I've been feeling the full effects of a really busy spring break this year, and I've just taken on a ton of work for the future. But I love to be busy and I'm learning how to push myself and utilize my time more wisely. So among all the other stuff I have to get done (and before I fall too far behind) I'm going to get caught up once again on the Toon Weekly challenges and hopefully stay that way.

The challenge from a few weeks back was Freaky Hybrids. We were supposed to cross-breed two different animals. I thought of mixing a very small animal with a part from another animal that would be too large and unwieldy for it to be possible in real life. May I present...frogcow!