I’ll Get You, My Pretty…

I’ve been a member of DrawerGeeks for several months now and I love it, but lately I’ve really been struggling to find the time to contribute any decent drawings. This week’s theme is “Childhood Nightmares”–kind of a dark topic this time. When I was wee tike we used to go to my Grandma’s house every year to watch the Wizard of Oz on TV, and the Witch always scared me silly. So that inspired this sketch.

The Dentist Survival Kit

I’ve nearly completed my most recent Flash animation (still needs a little tweaking). It’s a client project called “The Dentist Survival Kit” and was designed as a goofy way to promote Way of the Master Radio, a nationally-syndicated Christian talk show. Click on the above image to watch the animation and let me know what you think. The promotion won’t be going live for a couple of weeks yet, but when it does the kits will be for sale for real. Also, at the end of the animation is a link to the Way of the Master Radio website/podcast. Give it a listen, it’s a good show.

I’m still making final tweaks, so feel free to post a comment (or constructive criticism) and let me know what you think.

Easter Eggs

I’ve been super-busy with a Flash animation project I hope I can post soon. In the mean time, with Easter approaching did you know there are Easter eggs in your DVD collection that you may not even be aware of? “Easter eggs” are hidden special features that filmmakers intentionally hide on a DVD for you to try and find. Not every DVD has them, but many do. Here’s a rather extensive collection of DVD Easter Eggs for you to try and find. Enjoy!

When It Rains, It Pours

Since I make my living as an artist, you’d think I actually have time to draw. But this last week or so I’ve been overwhelmed by administrative tasks (including a new promotional campaign, shopping for insurance, setting up a new computer network, and of course taxes), and the rest of my time has been spent working on a long-overdue Flash animation for a client who is (thankfully) the most patient man in the world. I love doing Flash animation but I’d forgotten how tedious it can be, not to mention there is very little actual drawing involved. (*sniff!*) I miss drawing. Fortunately my wife is a teacher, and next week she has off for Spring Break. So I will be enlisting her as my “administrative assistant” to help me get caught up (woo hoo!)

Anyway, Serbin Communications (the folks that publish the Directory of Illustration) recently started a project called Play! that allow artists to promote their work to people in the toy and game industries. Cool! That seems like some thing right up my alley, so I plopped down the cash and signed up (you gotta spend money to make money right?) Hopefully it will pay off. I’ve purchased a spread in next year’s book, and I spent most of this evening uploading images to their website. Now there’s yet another place where art directors can view samples of my work . I’m excited to see what comes of it.

Now, (yawn) back to the drawing bo…..zzzzzzzzz.

Sketchbook Update

I sketched this page the other night while fighting insomnia. The pictures came from doing a Google image search for “mug shot”: