Monday, April 13, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Above are some characters models I made for my Alien Admissions short that we put out just before Christmas. The top sheet are two coked out cuban toucans that run a roach coach in violation of a number of health code violations, only the big guy made it into the short. Below that is Wiggleton, created as another student character in the classroom that also didn't make it into the short unfortunately. He was to be eaten by our Blob character once chaos in the room broke out, only to be regurgitated as a piece of bacon by demand of the principle so she wouldn't lose out on Wiggletons tuition payments. Lastly is the intention of the cyborg version of Thora I had but this also didn't make it in the short as seen so hopefully when we get to make a couple more episodes then we can address the changes.
My wife requested some art for our sons room, so naturally I couldn't go buy art for the room and started to write out a quick children's story to fill up the walls with story art of our own. She has a thing for lemon trees so I decided to make it something nice and simple centering on a baby lion living in a giant mystical lemon tree comprised of tons of characters who could never logically live in a lemon tree of course. These first two pieces are already hung up and my son laughs at them every time as we sing it to him in the midst of a diaper change. I'm planning on making at least two more pieces to the series to fill up the rest of the room once things slow down with Rick and Morty.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
It has finally arrived! The anticipated Rick and Morty complete season 1 DVD came out on Wednesday with plenty of extras and commentaries from Matt Groenig, Pen Ward, Al Jean and many more. I spent a couple weeks concepting and executing the packaging after a few rounds of conversations with Justin Roiland and the folks over at Adult Swim and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The idea was to have the portal in the same exact position on the front and back of the slipcase seeing Rick and Morty leaving the living room during another fickle family fight on the back, travelling to the front cover with Rick showing Morty the freedom of the universe, so it seems like a tangible portal that R and M have travelled through in your hands. Once the slipcase is taken off it reveals the amaray art of something commonly seen in the show "Oh shit Morty, runnnnn!!!". I tried to include the most influential characters seen in season 1 creating a 'Wheres waldo' effect treasure hunt of the Rick and Morty universe. The top version is poster art created in conjunction with the DVD but the poster wasn't part of the plan for the DVD release unfortunately. Hopefully soon they will add it to the official merchandise train. Enjoy!
Friday, April 25, 2014
This is the bizarre creature featured in the finale episode of Rick and Morty called "Ricksy Business" that takes Lincoler down. The idea behind it was to create a menacing bioluminescence cat like creature. I did some pencil sketches while getting my car repaired over lunch and tried to add a mix of bat, saber tooth tiger, and chimera features into one animal. I wanted it to have lifeless eyes with no pupils to make it feel like the ultimate killing machine with no other purpose. Turned out to be one of the scariest creatures of the season, onward to season 2!!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Introducing CTHULU!!! This is a design I did for the Rick and Morty opening title sequence, which turned out to be one of the trickier scenes of the season to nail down. I was so excited to work on this mythical creature and really wanted to finesse it as much as time allowed us since it appears in every episode. The beak mouth on the second page I referenced an Octopus mouth and was shocked to find how their mouths really worked, so for our Cthulu this is whats revealed underneath all those tentacles as Cthulu comes flying into screen trying to grab Rick and Morty. I created a profile and front flight cycle to make it easier on the animator but the animator didn't seem to follow the board posing and all that we gave him and had kind of dropped the ball to those involved, still looks great, but can always be better, hopefully if theres a season 2 we can fine tune it. For the color we wanted it to feel like it had this evil inner glow existing inside that propels it. The Cthulu holding Rick and Morty is a special pose I did as my departure drawing to the rest of the existing crew on my last day there, (the actual drawing was much more phallic). The show premiered last night on Adult Swim and am so happy that the crew can finally enjoy all the hard work put into this beast of a show and share it with the world. So proud.