Friday, May 18, 2012

What Time Is It? (D)

Aaaaaadventure Time!!!  And also Birthday Time.  After the Get Well card I was commissioned to do for my work blog was such a big hit, I was asked to do another e-greeting card, this time for a co-worker's birthday post.  It was somewhat intimidating, because the birthday girl is one of the other artists, and a very talented one too, so I knew I had to step up my game and do something impressive!  I was at a loss as to what to do for a while, but then I remembered that she's a big fan of Adventure Time, so I decided to do something in that style (though not necessarily in mine), sure that she would enjoy it.  And she did!  And the people who hadn't heard of Adventure Time and followed my link to the original short will be forever grateful, I'm sure.  So here it is!  Happy birthday, Chelsea!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday Sketches -- Shadows That Are Dark (D)

Over the weekend we went to see the new Burton(/Depp/Bonham Carter/Elfman) movie, Dark Shadows. We really liked it!* It was of course odd and campy and at times bizarre, but it had some really beautiful and amusing and unexpected elements. It wasn't Burton's best, but they can't all be Edward Scissorhands or The Nightmare Before Christmas, now can they? In any case, the characters were soon to be found in my sketchbook, and I even tried to present them in a sort of Burtonesque style, which they unsurprisingly lent themselves to, character design-wise. I'm actually really pleased with how most of them turned out! (Carolyn... you could use a little work.  You too, Dr. Hoffman.)

* Not to ruffle any feathers, but overall we actually liked it more than the previous week's The Avengers...  Which we still liked!!!