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Friday, August 29, 2014

Pinups - April

Here is a new pinup of the lovely April - commissioned by my good friend Bianca, for April's birthday.

I always thought there was something feline about April - so it was fitting to have he portrayed with her partner in crime her cat - Pussy! ;) Both so sassy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Games - Operation Spark - Mardi Gras Mayham

A good friend, and former collegue of mine, John Fraboni, moved back to New Orleans, where he got involved in an awesome project called Operation Spark.

The game is set in (surprise surprise) New Orleans! Got to design some cute buildings!

When he moved back to New Orleans, he got the chance to help createa Operation Spark - a program to help teens, who might not be able to afford the hefty sum needed for an education in computer sciences, to learn how to code. John is not only an awesome programmer (we met while I was working in Gaming in Montreal), but also a kick-ass jazz drummer. Which gives him the cool street cred he needs to work with teens (hats off). The program has two parts - a boot camp, where the kids learn Java and Html5, and then they are placed at an actual Studio for an internship, to help them get work. Awesome stuff. To find out more about it, check out their facebook page:

Also check out their promo video, which has the game featured in it (without all my assets sadly...)

The kids at Operation Spark coded two games - Mardi Gras Mayham, and Rapstar Name Generator. John asked me to do some quick art for these two games, so they could show them off in New York, where they were looking to get some more funding.

So... I just couldn't say no. Had very little time to work on this, so it is a bit rushed - and I had to conform to the size and look that was already set out for me. But still managed to have a lot of fun with it!

Splash page! Though I think it didn't get used in the final game.

And here is my game mockup, with the superhero flying along.

 And here is her lovely flight cycle! :)

Go Operation Spark!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Animation - Yzma Baseball Bat

And here is the final exercise I got around to cleaning up for Studio Technique! Yzma is at the bat, wearing her very lovely swamp outfit from the movie.

Had heaps of fun this term with Studio Technique! Hopefully next summer I will be able to take more classes with Samantha!

And as always, my favorite stills:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Animation - Yzma Baseball Pitch

Here is yet another Animation 3 Studio Technique exercise. This time I picked Yzma's low cut - long flowing dress. Very sexy. The task was to animate a baseball pitch. I had lots of fun with this outfit!

This was my second exercise out of the 4 - you can tell that in the Weight Lift and Walk Sit I was starting to get to know Yzma better.

Here it is! Good old fashioned pencil on paper animation:

And as per usual - my favorite stills:

Had fun with a pretty crazy stretch pose! :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Animation - Yzma Weight Lift

Another Studio Technique Animation 3 exercise for Samantha Youssef. This time Yzma is in her "Secret Lab" outfit, lifting a giant beaker. More pencil on paper fun!


Here is a link to Yzma Walk Sit if you haven't seen that one!:

And again! Favorite Stills: