I did this doodle in my sketchbook the other day and I wanted to play with different color possibilities. Here's the experiment!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Some people snort cocaine, I drink chai tea. Each morning, I stupidly dish out $3.57 for a tall, extra strong, super hot soy chai at Starbucks. It's funny to think how much money I spend on tea (actually no it's not). The good news is that caffeine sparks my imagination and creativity. In the end, my addiction helps more than it hurts...spoken like a true addict!
Friday, June 22, 2007
A couple years back, I was in a funky totem pole drawing stage. Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I stopped drawing them after 9/11...strange. Anyways, a few weeks ago while riding on a train to NYC, I doodled this totem pole. I had some free time tonight, so I decided to add some color. POOF! Here's the before and after versions:
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
After a couple months of work, the global warming PSA is finally done! I worked with a great crew of peeps who helped make the spot look fantastic. Unfortunately, I can't post it online until the week before the Animation Block Party Festival (July 27th). Stay tuned... I promise it will be up on my website in a few weeks.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Luckily, I haven't fallen into a creative slump in many, many months, but lately, I have been overwhelmed by my own need to create. I work at an animation studio and when I return home, all I want to do is imagine, draw, write, and create. The dilemma every artist must face is how to make a living while being able to focus on their own artwork. I am trying to push my own work to a new place, but by the end of the day, I'm often too pooped to produce great work. I'm forced to focus on one project at a time, and with all the other thoughts and ideas running through my head, I'm often left with only a headache.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
On Tuesday night, I trekked down to NYC for a panel discussion about children's comedy writing. The discussion was hosted by the mega-talented Mo Willems. The chat included 4 fantastic writers who gave their two-cents about working in children's media and making kids laugh. Needless to say, the event was well worth the twelve dollars and the train ride down. I took some notes during the talk and here they are...I hope this is helpful to others who couldn't make it.