Friday, October 30, 2009

READY FOR HALLOWEEN? ANGORA NAPKIN IS HERE!

The cartoon I have been anticipating all year has finally landed!
Troy Little and Nick Cross' Angora Napkin!

This link will only be good for the next 7 days, because the site is featuring it for one week only! So check it out while you can, and make sure to vote for it so it can be picked up for a series!

This is a great cartoon. It has a little bit of everything for everyone. For example: it's got funny girls!

It also has zombies!

Don't forget uncomfortable situations!

...and plenty of boobie jokes!


So stop reading this, and click on the thing on the computer to watch
the Angora Napkin pilot right now!!

(don't be a lazy bum! do it!)



Below is some fanart I did for Troy and Nick back in July. Thanks for featuring it on the site guys!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF AWESOME


I had the great experience of seeing Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs a few weeks ago, and was blown away! This movie gives me hope for the future of CGI animated features after all. This is a real cartoon, from beginning to finish, and it's not afraid to show it. Funny walk cycles, eyes popping out, double takes, and all kinds of cartoony fun that most every other CG movie today would not dare to go to.

If you haven't seen it yet, do it (especially in 3D or IMAX)! Hopefully it inspires other studios to stop being scared of taking advantage of this art form, and to take more chances at being cartoony and entertaining.

So much like my Coraline post from earlier this year, this post isn't much else than a simple entry to share and keep track of all the cool concept artwork for Cloudy that I've been collecting over the intenet. These pieces are credited to artists Pete Oswald, Armand Serrano, Kris Pearn and David Gibson. And as always, if you really like this movie and the art you see here, buy the art-of book!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

MORE HEAD BUDDIES

I'm slowly but surely adding to my side list of BUDZONE heads! This time I've added the lovely and ever-crafty Jess, plus my two wonderful misfits Zach and Tara!

Z&T are new drawings, so here are the higher-rez versions to show off.
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Bonus: "Skarfy's New Toy"

Monday, October 5, 2009

SCRIBBLE AND SKARFY!

So maybe you remember my drawings of various hipster girls from a little while ago? Well I particularly liked these two girlies the most, and I think I see some potential for a couple of fun characters.

Scribble and Skarfy are best friends and are not unlike any average 20-year old girls you could see within a short trip around your local shopping mall ("Scribble" and "Skarfy" are only the nicknames they refer to themselves as, of course... they have real birth-given names, maybe someday you'll find out what they are!)

Every day is a new adventure for them and their other scene kid friends. They love to do all sorts of things, including standing around outside of nightclubs, shopping at American Apparel, and causing hour and a half-long wait times for all the hippest noodle and rice-bowl restaurants in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.

I just this moment found this via Google image search-
OMG, IT'S SCRIBBLE IN REAL LIFE!!!!!

While Scribble is the schemer and always the one doing the talking, Skarfy keeps a lot to herself. She hides behind her fashionable scarf, and her collection of thick-rimmed glasses that Buddy Holly or Audrey Hepburn made popular decades ago. NOTE: Being a hipster, she does not actually need prescriptions in any these glasses... she can see just fine without them.

Don't you see folks like this when you go out to parties?

There are transparent rough sketches adorning the background of the character model sheets above, and here they are on their own:

I'm not too much farther into developing these characters than what you see here, but I've got plenty of ideas for them and I think I'm going to be doing some little webcomics about them in the near future. I'm excited to see what'll be coming up!

That's all for now! Thanks for looking.