Posted tagged ‘Illustration’

The Tadpole

February 6, 2011

The tadpole

This is a cute animation short with a stylized  graphic style. I like the watercolor look of it and the simple humor. The audio design is nice too, great sound effects and a jazzy sound track. It was created by Passion Pictures, a London-based production company. Passion Pictures is better known for  their work for the animated rock band Gorillaz and the opening and closing animation for The Beatles: Rock Band video game. This year, their film The Lost Thing has been nominated for best animated short film Oscar.

The Beatles: Rock Band



Beatles: Rock Band

The Lost Thing

Passion Pictures


Music I’m listening to… “Magpie To The Morning”

September 19, 2010

"Magpie To The Morning" (ArtStudio & Photoshop)

Magpie To The Morning
— Neko Case

“Magpie comes a calling, drops a marble from the sky
Tin roof sounds alarming, wake up child
“Let this be a warning” says the magpie to the morning, “Don’t let this fading summer pass you by””

Finger painting on the Apple iPad

June 30, 2010

David Jon Kassan finger painting on a iPad.Artist David Jon Kassan creates a portrait using a iPad in this great video. He’s using the Brushes app and his fingers. It’s interesting that he does not use a stylus. He does use fingerless gloves to keep from smudging his work. A very talented artist and the video is fun to watch.


‘Lost’ finale

May 25, 2010

Lost "candidate" campaign buttons.

I got to have some fun with illustrations for the finale of ABC’s Lost. The art would be used for the Times TV/media critic Eric Deggan’s look back at the series. The designer’s concept was to create campaign style buttons for the “candidates” — the characters that were chosen to be the replacement caretaker for the mysterious island. I set to work creating the portraits of the “candidates” and some of the other interesting Lost characters.   (more…)