I made this video with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Character Animator, After Effects, and Procreate. I loved including little details only Dave or other friends would notice, as well as placing my own Easter eggs in there. The girl is based on a photo of his daughter, who sings the backing vocals on this song, which … Continue reading “Little Girl” by Dave Strong
My good friend, Kurt Baker, makes some of my favorite rock music. So, when I started my final semester, I asked him if I could create a music video for one of his songs. I had learned some things about kinetic text, and focused on lyrics using a really great font called “Blastatic” by Remedy667 … Continue reading It’s finally done! “New Direction” lyric video
https://youtu.be/g-2kCEqFR-o The world makes us all feel a little like falling apart at the seams from time to time. It’s important to remember who is really in charge of everything in your life. Take a moment and listen to the echoes of those who came before, and remember who you are, and what you need … Continue reading Animated Idiom
As a “gap” project for my portfolio, I’ve decided to start on new character designs for my future holiday special, “The Golden Pinecone”. Poppet Character sheet Grampy Character sheet
My senior semester at SMCC has begun, and it's a doozy! I am taking 2D animation with AfterEffects, Podcasting, Advanced Digital Illustration, Senior Portfolio, AND a Capstone internship at Assuaged, Inc. as a character animator. I'd say I have my work cut out for me, but I also decided to make myself available as a … Continue reading Final Semester!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Tkwzn_8Qoh8 My final project for my Character Animation class is also Pallo's first real video! There's a lot going on, so watch it more than once! 😉
Having never been very consistent with online creative outlets, such as blogs and social media, I sincerely appreciate every "like" and "follow" that You gift me. I recently committed to a digital upgrade by investing in an iPad Pro and Procreate. So far, I'm enjoying exploration in Brushes - there are far too many! I … Continue reading Welcome, and thank you!
So, it's time to introduce Pallo, officially. Since I've been making little practice animations with her, I feel like it needs to happen to start building context. Pallo is a character I created, inspired by two little girls - twins - I used to take care of in my nanny days. We were together since … Continue reading Pallo
I have a great friend, who is a great musician/songwriter, and he has allowed me to collaborate on some music and art for his videos. It's has been the only outside creative interaction I've had in years, so it's pretty special. I decided to convert his illustration into animation, as a surprise (just a first … Continue reading Pink Gelatin Skeleton
My father passed away on Tuesday. He had suffered a long time, so he is free of pain now. It is only fitting that our lesson in Animation class this week was Cycle Layers, learning how to add tears to our puppets. Here is Pallo, crying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxVoInot4ow Fortunately, I find solace in creating. I used … Continue reading Estoy Llorando – I am crying