Sunday, July 31, 2011
check out these awesome polaroids I took. the one on the left is brown leather shoes on a tan background, and the one on the right is a golden retriever in a sandstorm.
Rolleiflex SL35 | Schneider 50mm | Fuji 200 | July 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Vectortuts+ Community Project and I must say I am pretty happy with it. Something tells me I watch too much TV.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
|Stuntman Business Card FRONT fig. 1|
|Stuntman Business Card BACK fig.2|
|Stuntman Biff Cartoon fig.3|
|Stuntman Biff Poster fig.4|
|Stuntman Starter Pack fig. 5|
|Stunt #26 fig. 6|
Lately I have had what appears to be an obsession with stuntmen. I don't know what started it, but some pretty interesting things have come out of it. Long ago I started a short animation with the character Stuntman Biff. I decided to explore this character a little deeper to see what I could come up with.
I started out by creating a business card (see fig. 1, 2) because let's be honest, Stuntman Biff isn't getting any work unless he gets his name out there. I then sketched and created two completely different renderings of Biff in Adobe Illustrator. One more on the cartoon side (see fig. 3) and the other a more realistic rendering (see fig. 4). Creating characters was fun but I knew I wanted to make another animation, a "how-to" stuntman if you will. As if Stuntman Biff had his own home series for wanna-be stuntmen. I went into Illustrator and created some basic assets that any stuntman would need (see fig. 5). I wanted to keep the color scheme simple to appear more like a blue print of sorts. After I composed the stunt I wanted (see fig. 6), it was off to Apple Motion to animate and the rest was history. Now hopefully I can move on from this Stuntman Mania.
Monday, July 25, 2011
An amazing comment on motion graphics today from Andrew Serkin. I see a lot of stuff like this on the internet and we see this happen all the time in the digital arts field. Ten years ago people were saying this about Photoshop filters and ten years from now it will be something else. None the less this is an amazing piece because it takes a trend and manipulates it into something new.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Tuts+ Network can be a great place to find tutorials on almost any subject. This particular piece was inspired by this tutorial from the site. It is also where I acquired all the ink reveals used to make it. Check it out!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It is not hard to notice but I have an affinity for space imagery. This beautiful design, Map of the Known Universe, by Spencer Charles really hits the sweet spot. It was designed for Greenwood Space Travel Supply and I really appreciate how artistically he handled everything, such as the color scheme and style, while still making it informative.