Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve! New Decade!



Survived another decade! Yay! I'm old!


***OH! Almost forgot! I was lucky and got a vhs to dvd converter magical machine for Christmas. So expect to see some horrible old highschool animation later this year, and maybe a film with carnivorous hamsters! GWA HA HA HA!!!!***
Click Banana Cat with a hat to go somewhere dumb!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Attack of the Perfect Princesses!

Congrats to my friends that worked on Frog. I know alot of people cut their teeth on it. Here is a poopy Tiana, and some old poopy fanart. I think princesses have to poop. The fancy rich food from the balls and parties has to go somewhere.





The rest is uploaded out of order because blogger is evil and I don't have the will to fight right now. I don't really care for posting fanart, but in 2010 there should be some original stuff ready.







When I was drawing Jasmine, I had forgotten about a binder full of marker artwork I had in 7th grade. I was an idiot and took it to school and somebody stole it during Home Ec. It wasn't in the trash, couldn't find it, I'm pretty positive it was destroyed since I had a ton of bullies back then. It was full of the first marker art I ever made, and there were alot of Jasmine drawings in it. It's weird what memories come back when I'm drawing certain subjects. Jasmine was easier to draw when I remembered I drew her before.








Pretty Princess Captain Hook

Something dumb with a Gunbuster reference, I'm too tired to explain myself. I started a Belle drawing too, so if I finish it, I'll add it to this post this weekend. Laterz alligatorz.
**P.S. I Just found out Roy Disney passed away today. A sad coincidence. :(
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Belle stealing books.



"The Chronicles of Prydain", used to read those books on summer break. Never read the last one for some reason. :(

The most inactive princess ever.

Whoever thought it was a good idea to put red headed Ariel in a pink dress, you are never going to live that down.

Gross.

Alice in WonderBread Land

... and that concludes the horrible fanart plague of '09.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nothing is working.



Oh well. Might as well go eat worms.
Later.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Very Super Duper Special Halloween Super Special


OMG! I drew something other than work and book stuff! Drawn on tiny post it, jpg is twice the original size. Actually, probably the only drawing made since August that wasn't for a deadline, book project, or wedding stuff. I need to make a new film so I can draw some new characters, instead of milking one dimensional Tricky and Gorf. OH! "Love Shine" recently got tagged by Sony on youtube. They haven't deleted yet, but they did stick an ad/direct link to iTunes/Amazon for buying the mp3. Which I'm perfectly fine with and encourage. Next couple of cartoons I make will hopefully have original music. In the meantime, the film is also still up on Vimeo.

So.....a couple of good friends are getting married on Halloween! Costumes, candy, cake, videogames, dancing, friends, it's going to be heaven, on Halloween! X3 I made artwork for their invites, but no posting here, because it is special and gothy!
In the meantime, here's some fanart from friends since I have nothing to show! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!


FANARTZ from NON FLOUNDERZ!!!

These are by a nice fellow on deviantart calling himself Meowtwo. Here's his cool artsy stuff http://meowtwo.deviantart.com



This was made by my friend Valerie, who is now married, to friend Roger. She will probably be mad at me now, but I don't think she ever comes here so she won't know anyway. She also needs to update her blog, but since she is an insane boarding/dictator/wife person, she has less time than I do. Look at her few cute stuffs at kia9000.blogspot.com


Current video/music favs:
Pomplamoosebuy thar moosics!!
SCARY HALLOWEEN VIDEO!!
I want to live here
This song has been on repeat this entire month. GIANT APPLE!! I think I drew them, don't remember. Poop. I'll be back around Christmas, if anyone still hangs around here, on the invisible monkey bars. Back to work. Bye.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hibernation Time!

Click for GIANT VIEW!

Marle, Crono, Lucca, Robo, Ayla, Frog, Magus, and Schala

There are less than 500 copies left of the Chronotorious CD. If you scroll through the news section on the Bad Dudes site, you might see a thumbnail of the finished piece I did for it.
Order here---> www.baddudesmusic.com
I've been really busy this summer. I started a new job, storyboarding. Which is funny because my old classmates remember how much I sucked at in college. It's alot of fun, alot of work, and I'm learning a ton of new things!
My time right now is pretty much divided between that and helping good friends with two different weddings! (The first was just last weekend, it was lovely! Congrats you two! Soon there will be many Valoda babies.) The next is one is on Halloween, which will also be extremely awesome!
There are also two personal projects I need to focus on, so it might not be until Winter when I can post again. Fanart for now, because it is not related to anything I can't post.
Again, CLICK FOR GIANT VIEW!!!







The following artwork is from "Secret of Mana". It's now downloadable for the Wii. It's the first RPG I ever played, and I still love it. Up to three people can play at the same time. When game magazines started printing screenshots of Chrono Trigger, I thought it was the sequel to Mana, since two of the main characters look really similar to Chrono and Marle.
Also, there was a game magazine that was having an awesome contest back in the day. The prize was an animation cel from the animated commercial. I didn't win, does anybody remember that? Was anyone lucky enough to get one? Here is the commercial in German, it was in English too. Did anybody out there get to work on it?


This was for an Autumn Society show back in August. It has a round frame with little metal flowers.


The rest isn't fanart.

Back in July, I went with friends and had fondue for the first time! Yummy!

Here are two silhouettes of the projects I'm working on. One is a book, and the illustrations need to be finished before winter. Both have been on the blog before, one of them was on accident. Ha ha, hoo boy.....


The other character is from a seven minute animatic I pitched last fall, for a shorts program. I couldn't find work, and my friends were very supportive with me pitching. The characters were from way back in 2005, that I'd been working on for awhile. I didn't expect to make it that far, and even though it didn't make it thru, I'm still going to try to finish it by next summer. My friends have been very helpful, so we are going to try to finish it together.
This was animated on a friend's cintiq just as a test, using Flash. There is some cel shading even, but it didn't help the stiff and clunky animation. :P Making the animatic was good, it helped me get story boarding work, since I had to board out the short myself. So thank you again guys! :) Also old tired Dell computer, didn't know you had it in you!
video
Also, Skippy is still as helpful as ever.


Oh! Before I forget, the "Transformers Animated: The Allspark Almanac" came out. It is a massive book full of ruff and clean character, prop, and bg designs from the show. There aren't alot of books on specific animated shows in English, and this might be useful for anyone interested in animated television production. Also, Skippy is in it! You can buy the book at Amazon.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chronotorious!!


I was going to wait until after Comic Con to post this, but pre-orders for Chronotorious started yesterday. There will only be a run of 1000, and I guess over 150 orders have been taken already, so here is an early heads up. What is it?

Here is the info from www.baddudesmusic.com
"15 Delicous Chrono Trigger tracks have been arranged for you. But only if you buy the cd album. When the cd is goin, it's gone forever, along with 5 of the tracks. There will be an iTunes/AmazonMP3 release, but it will only feature 10 tracks, won't include the poster and you'll find yourself scouring ebay for a legit copy. Don't be a jerk-get the CD before all 1,000 are gone."

So if you don't get the CD, I won't think you're a jerk. BUT, there is artwork inside the cd case, which I made. I won't post the finished marker illustration, 'cause that would be kinda jerky for the people who do decide to shell out money for it, but I will post the rough drawing so people can know what to expect. Also, I did an illustration for the back of the poster, that Steph Laberis made with her masterful computer skills. Maximo Lorenzo also did some really awesome artwork for the CD face! Oh yeah, and the hard copy CD is $10!
Thanks to Mustin for letting me be a part of this project. If you don't know what Chrono Trigger is, google it!



Gato is for the back of the poster. This illustration is grey, flipped, and small on the back of the poster, but here is the full color for 15 silver points! Hey, I think Gato is my favorite character from the game!

I have more unused Chrono Trigger art, but that will be posted another time. The next week is going to be insane for me. Sorry! Apologies to Toriyama also, Chrono Trigger introduced me to his art, NOT Dragon Ball Z 9000000000.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ponehs

Here are some ponies I drew back in 2006 for whatever reason. It is hard to make them not look like Miss Piggy. :(

I had baby Glory. She was stolen when I brought her to school in the 1st grade. At the time she was my favorite pony, and I found out later that my college friends also have stories about how they lost the same pony too. One lost her in a fire, and one was given away without her consent. Glory is a fated pony.

Yay Spike!

I did these yesterday, looking at the old drawings made me want to make more. Sorry the digital one is really weird.

I still have Applejack, Firefly, and Spike. They are hanging out in my bedroom/office/pit of mess.


Found some really awesome videos in the past month! Youtube is being weird and not letting me make a playlist, so here they are separately. Maybe I can fix it later.
The first one is really cool, but my friends think it is really annoying. It's from beatmania IIDX, a rhythm game that you play with your hands. They usually have music videos that play during the level, though they usually aren't fully animated like this. The animation on this is just really well done, the delayed eye blink, the squishy stylized tutus, gahhhh!!!
beatmania IIDX - smooooch・∀・

This is a music video by the band SOUR. They got their fans from around the world to help make it. The song is beautiful, and it's pretty dumbfounding how this was edited together. Check out the rest of the videos on this person's youtube page. They made other equally inspiring videos for SOUR. Like this one. Also this one too!
SOUR '日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)'

This video uses the tilt-shift technique. Everything in this video is real, no models were used. The edges of the lens is blurred to make objects appear smaller than they are. This song is also really good!
Tilt-Shift: Bathtub IV: Clementine - Washington

Here is the Smooch video one last time. It's so popular, fans are animating on top of it with their favorite characters. Here is the Dissidia version. Hee.

Thanks for all the recent birthday wishes! It was a super fun day, had a burger and some chocolate shake with beer in it at a haunted restaurant, then went and saw early experimental Jim Henson films! Jim Henson was crazy. Crazy good!