I’m On Gumroad! Name Your Price On “Sketchercise”

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'Sketchercise' Samples

Like a lot of other artists I’ve decided to jump on the Gumroad bandwagon. It’s a bit of an experiment for me. I already have my own website store and people seem to be happy with it, but I’m very impressed with Gumroad’s slick-and-simple website. Just create a Gumroad account and have easy, “forever” access to any files you purchase from various Gumroad sellers. Also, Gumroad only takes a small sliver of commission which makes them an attractive place to sell.

As an experiment I’ve put together a PDF sketchbook called “Sketchercise!” (45 pages with over 120 drawings) and I’m offering it as a “name-your-price” purchase. For the time being you can have it for whatever you think is a fair price, no questions asked and no strings attached. Other artists such as Will Terrell advocate this model for selling some of their content so I thought I’d try it and see what happens.

You can also get the Pose Drawing Sparkbook (both versions) and my drawing webinar on my Gumroad page, at full price.

Aardvarks and Frogs

Recently I was hired by VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer to help develop some characters for a fun new project he is working on. I can’t say much about it yet, but he has given me permission to post just a few of the dozens of concept sketches I did for the characters he’s been developing.  I can tell you one is an aardvark and one is a frog, and they like to sit around and drink coffee. That’s all I can reveal for now. Stay tuned!

Aardvark and Frog-Early Concepts

Sketchbook Update: Character Design Shuffle

Vulture Pharmacist Pogo Jumping

Yesterday I took a break from my busy work load to just play around in my sketchbook. I decided to use Stephen Silver’s excellent Character Design Shuffle app (available for iOS and Android). Each time you use the app it picks from several random character traits (gender, occupation, type of animal, emotion, etc.) to build a character assignment for you to draw. I spun the virtual wheel and was given the following words:

Vulture
Female
Pharmacist
Pogo Jumping

So yes, this drawing was totally random…and totally fun!

“Bringing Your Drawings To Life” Now Half Off!

Pose Drawing Sparkbook Webinar by Cedric Hohnstadt

My webinar “Bringing Your Drawings To Life” is now 1/2 off. The price has been slashed to just $10 for the full HD 90-minute download.

Using principles from the Pose Drawing Sparkbook I tried to cram it full of tips to help you put more life and personality into your drawings. More info here, or watch these clips:

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$20.00 USD Now only $10.00

If you like this you might also like some of the other items in my store.

 

Concept Art for “Celery Night Fever”

The new VeggieTales DVD “Celery Night Fever” (Amazon link) has just been released. It’s a story about forgiveness with Bob and Larry playing 70’s-era disco stars. I had the really fun job of coming up with costumes for Bob and Larry, both as young celebrities and as old modern-day grandparents:

Bob and Larry-"Celery Night Fever"

Old Bob & Larry-"Celery Night Fever"

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Young Bob-"Celery Night Fever"

Old Larry-"Celery Night Fever"

Grandpa Bob-"Celery Night Fever"

Here’s a screen shot of the final animation:

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There’s even a plush version of Disco Larry based on my design. Cool!

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I also got to design a fun little frog character. He’s only on screen for a moment but we still had to figure out what he would look like so the animation studio could build him:

Frog Turnarounds-"Celery Night Fever"

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I almost forgot…the villain is voiced by Terry Crews (the Old Spice guy)!

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Celery Night Fever is available now in stores or for digital download (iTunes, Amazon, etc.). Here’s the trailer:

Concept Art for ‘Veggies In Space’

Last year I was hired by Big Idea to help develop some character designs, costumes,  and misc. artwork for their new DVD Veggies In Space. Now that the DVD is available for purchase I’m allowed to show a bit of the artwork I did. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet but it was a lot of fun to work on.

Here’s a few of the characters I worked on. The costume designs for the main characters were inspired by Star Trek. For the villains I thought it would be fun to do something reminiscent of the cheesy Flash Gordon serials of yesteryear.

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T-Bot-Turns-v5VIS_TBot2I also got to illustrate some misc. background signage. Here’s a billboard and the cover of a brochure:

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Veggies In Space is now available from Amazon, iTunes, etc. Here’s the trailer: