Thursday, May 20, 2021

 New Animated Series: Bird Alert!

I created the art and animation for this 10 episode, (24 minutes total) show. I also had the pleasure of voicing Alfie Bird, a guy I feel like I could have a beer with.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Happy Birthday Patrice Malcolm O'Neal!

You were the funniest, nastiest seeker OF ALL TIME, and we really could use you right now.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Card 2016

We've been reading about Greek Gods and Myths at our house, and giving each other legendary names... so Happy holidays from Jopollo, Saracles, Judanysus, Cathena, and Moserebus!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Snap: LIVE! (Multi-Cam Editing)

Working with Snap Judgment again on editing a few of their live performances, all of them 12 camera edits in Premiere!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lotto Odds

I recently did some work with KQED's the Lowdown and Matthew Green to illustrate the extreme improbability of winning the Lottery.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wiggle 3D

Just started a new community on Google + called Wiggle 3D. Its a place for folks to share their work in Stereoscopy whether its from Multi-Lensed Cameras, or from special techniques like Displacement Mapping.

I've been working with these types of animated GIFs since about the Summer of 2011 and am completely crazy about them. I realize the effect gives some people headaches, but I personally love their illustration of depth and the perpetual quality of the looping animation. I have yet to order any Lenticular prints from these, but that was their original medium, back before the GIF was around. Maybe soon.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Vida de Nuevo

I wanted to do something a little different this year, in terms of yard decorations for Halloween. I whipped this up with the intention of hanging it on our gate during the day...

 turns out it fits perfectly within the inner recess of the gate frame!

Here it is at an early stage. I very quickly sketched the outline with crayon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sandia Range

We saw a giant frame in a dumpster a few years back and I have finally finished a piece for it. Its a straight forward graphic of the Sandia Mountain Range in New Mexico, where Sarah is from. I wanted to do it in a style that was very very simple, and this pretty much ended up being paint by numbers. We have 2 young kids, and my thinking was that they would appreciate that you could see detail and form even with simple color shapes. I think they like it OK.

This is the first canvas frame I ever built!

The picture frame has a unique aspect ratio (56X26) and needed a custom canvas. I used Birch. Here it is Stretched and mounted.

Here is my daughter Catarina with the outline before the painting started.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I Love You So Much!

My Sister in-law asked me to draw something up for a mix CD of  "Songs Inspired by Kabir and Ingha's Romantic Love".

This is what I came up with.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Flyer for The Khans / Bad Bad / Pee Jays

I love show flyers. They are a great place to experiment and play with ideas without the pressure to create something "definitive". For the same reason, I never want to spend too long on them. 

When I heard The Khans and Bad Bad were playing together my first reaction was the word "EPIC" that came out of my mouth involuntarily. Both bands have people that are good friends of mine, and their shows are truly some of the most fun I've ever had with live music.

The second reaction was, "can I do the flyer"?

I started with collage, intending to do a massive pen and ink drawing. I even started it...

It was fun too! But then I saw this article on generation loss (which i've always been a fan of)...
I used to do this kind of thing with Xerox machines... shrinking down images, then scaling them up. You get tons of grain and halftones and contrast and fun. 

So I started messing around with my old HP B&W Laserjet and Epson 4490 Scanner:
I decided to go another route and do some pen work on top of the 2nd Gen Print/Scan. This saved me a ton of time, and while maybe not as cool as all original line work, it was probably more fun. Here it is after the last of the pen work:

And here is a Duotone version of the finished piece:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Death Grip - One Sheet

The Death Grip poster was a lot of fun. Rebecca Ahn and Eric Jacobus worked very closely with me on this one, floating source images and doing a lot of design iterations very quickly. They had a very good sense of how they wanted to present the film even as they navigated multiple market pressures... (the film has DVD/BluRay distribution overseas in many different countries/markets).

One challenge was that the poses of the characters we all liked were frame grabs from the movie, which was shot in HD. Blowing them up to the size of a 40 inch tall poster was going to need some finessing. The strategy was to add some illustrative elements, as well as half-tone, and texture. The result is a fun mix of pop art and pulp.

Here are some of the design iteration we went through before landing on the final composition, (clearly they are very rough, simple blockings):
Eric and Rebecca also had me do some of the titles for the Movie and Trailer including the main title. you can see some of that work here:

or you can go get the movie and see the whole thing!
Here is a pic of me and the theatre from the premiere: 

also, some related goof...

Friday, July 15, 2011