Friday, June 26, 2015

Marriage Equality

Quick illustration because of the news I woke up to this morning. Love wins.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Animated Hummingbirds

I hadn't animated anything in awhile, and I also hadn't tried to export an animated gif without getting awful colors/artifacts all over it via Flash. So I decided to try and animate one of my illustrations for a change, using a few extra steps to get a clearer animation. It was definitely worth trying out! Hope to animate a few other things in the near future.

still version

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mobile Games

New personal illustration for this week - ‘Mobile Games’

I worked as an artist in mobile games for the last 5 years. I don’t have anything against them. There are very good ones and there are also bad ones.

However, the rare emails sent in where a husband or wife is thrown out of their home because they couldn’t control their online spending for a game I worked on was extremely difficult to hear about.

When creating a game, you always aim to create something fun but also don’t want to live on the streets, so you want your product to be lucrative. Sometimes people can’t control spending on games the same way as at a casino, or buying cigarettes/drugs, alcohol etc.

It was very hard to come to terms with the fact that I’d drawn artwork for a product that caused a problem in another person’s home and as a result, it ended up taking advantage of their addictive personality.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bridge To Terebithia

New personal illustration for one of my favorite childhood books, Bridge To Terebithia. I actually never saw the Disney film made a few years ago, but maybe one day will get around to it.