Helping Fruit, 2014
It is finally time to reveal my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s Animystics show! The Animystics show is in celebration of furry friends, companions, totems, and spirit animals. This exhibition was created as a fundraiser for local Minneapolis animal shelters and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Animal Humane Society, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, and Feline Rescue Inc.
I chose a Red Panda as my spirit animal, originally because I had always found them adorable and amusing, but as I later did research, I felt they had a perfect fit for this project. Plenty of the stories describe them as helpful, trusting, friendly, and solitary, yet understand the importance of community and helping others. Most of the myths I read involved them knowing of a human’s problem before the humans were aware and in each tale, they are depicted with fruit as a representation of their aid.
The Animystics show opens April 25th, which is in a few days! The show will stay up until May 23rd so check it out if you can!
If you are interested in prints: Light Grey Art Lab Shop
Facebook Event page: Animystics Show Facebook Page
More info on Animystics here: Animystics Sneak Peek!
Light Grey Art Lab Team will also participating in the Animal Humane Society’s 40th Annual Walk for Animals! If you are interested in more information about this as well, check it out here: Animal Humane Society 40th Annual Walk for Animals
I always had a thing for hand animated camera move and turn around…
I can’t tell exactly why…
probably cause it gives me the feeling I can manage everything and show exactly what I have in my head.
that can seems stupid but it makes me feel like, sculpting the animation more than drawing it.
I was a teenager in the 60s, so I can’t resist anyone who turns something into a rock band, especially when it’s one of Frederator’s cartoon shows. –Fred
I edited my 60’s Adventure Time girls ! Look, Marceline is playing the bass ! And I thought LSP would be perfect as the lead singer of the band ✧
I can’t believe my first post hit 32.000 notes, that’s crazyyy ! Thanks everyone ! ♡
2 covers for Hot Key Books! Hot Key is a UK publisher that specializes in fiction for 9-19 year old readers (and uses a lot of illustrated covers to boot!) Fearsome Dreamer came out last year, and I recently finished up the cover for its sequel, The Illusionists, this year, both written by Laure Eve. Both take place in a dystopian future with a distinctive mix of technology, magic, reality/dreams, (and romance!) centered around the heroine, Rue.
Hot Key had a pretty defined idea of what they wanted for each cover—Rue in the center standing wrapped in a future flag in the ruins of a stone square, and Rue facing forward, pushing open heavy doors with “Life” glitching out behind her. I was happy to oblige, and really like the mint & pink color combo we decided on!
It’s been a lot of fun to work on, with many thanks due to my dynamic duo of art directors, Jan Bielecki & Jet Purdie!
Doctor Who themed Nerd HQ giveaway :)
Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine need our help to raise $1 million for Nerd HQ 2014. If you aren’t aware of what this is, it’s an event held during San Diego Comic Con. It’s free to attend, and there are panels with celebrities [much, much smaller and more intimate than the ones at SDCC] for only $20. You can also hang around with other nerds and play video games and there’s even a party. All of the money raised during the panels and photo signings/autographs goes to the charity Operation Smile. AND, even if you are unable to attend SDCC or the Nerd HQ event, all of the panels stream live online FOR FREE.
- must reblog this post. [you do not need to be following me.]
- you must donate a minimum of $5 to the Nerd HQ campaign.
- submit a screenshot to me of your donation confirmation.
- must be comfortable giving me your address [i will ship anywhere]
- deadline to reblog/donate is April 25th
- i will pick the winner using a random number generatorWhat you win:
i w a n t m y n e r d h q
- a tiny light-up TARDIS
- a playbill from ONCE signed by the cast members [including Arthur Darvill]
- 4 double-sided Doctor Who Posters
- The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012 edition
- 4 Doctor Who Magazines
- Entertainment Weekly magazine with Matt Smith on the cover
- 5 Doctor Who Novels [The Way Through the Woods, Apollo 23, Touched By an Angel, Borrowed Time, The Coming of the Terraphiles]
- ANY Nerd Machine T-shirt of your choosing
this was gonna be my submission to Ghibli Jam but I’m TOO LATE, oh well.