Monday, July 25, 2011
This years Tiki show put on by "Elroy Art" Agency was a group show hybrid of tiki and scooter culture. Below are my contributions to the show. They didn't get hung because they sold online before the opening day! The buyer was going to be in Portland before the show and wanted to pick them up. Oh, well! The one right below this post is inspired by the Evel Knievel colors.
When getting an assignment, I don't always know exactly what I'm going to do. One way I figure it out is to find the music I'm going to use first. The music helps me get the mood and timing for a animation the way I want it. This time, however, I was asked to work with a sound designer in London. I had to time out the animated piece in a animatic. A animatic is a rough outline as to where and when the animation is going to happen. This got sent to the sound designer in London who was able to time the music out to the animatic and then sent back to me to finish design and animation. Mark Stephenson was the sound designer and he did a fantastic job! Definitely a true talent! I hope you agree.
The fifth annual Flip the Bird show focused on Astoria's bicentennial. Ben Adams and I fought all odds to get this show together! On top of continuous work deadlines and demands (Ben with Laika's Paranorman and myself with my own studio work), Ben Adams broke his painting hand a couple weeks before the show! We still managed to pull it together. Above is the T-shirt design and below are my contributions.