Feeling a little under the weather guys, the Thirty will be back next week. I’ve been pretty busy with work. But, I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging so I decided to post up some of the jobs I’ve worked on! And thanks for all the love these gifs have gotten. I’m humbled!
I thought I’d show you guys the sketches for some pieces you’ve seen too! So this is the NY Times job with the girl scout and the pixel fire. This was a really interesting job because didn’t know the size or dimensions of the piece before I started so I had to think of all the situations. And there were so many themes of the article it was hard to zone in on one.
My first idea was showing a message in a bottle, a very archaic means of communication, juxtaposed next to a very modern means of communication, the email. I wanted to show how things have changed
Next was about the omnipotence of technology, and it hit me that the google pinpoint marker looks like an eye in the center, and I decided to make into the all seeing eye. Still one of my favorite ideas.
For this one I decided I wanted to show the intrusion of privacy so there’s and IPad with a peep hole in it and a guys is spying through it.
Lastly, of course the scout with a pixel fire. This last idea was about nature being shown digitally to show that technology has taken over, even in ridiculous places.
And this is the final piece. I had a little less than a day to hand in all the sketches and the final was going to be a day turnaround, but the article got pushed back so I got a few extra days. I dig it. It was eventually what showed the focus of the article the best.
how did you animate your last post? after effects? illustrator? photoshop, was it frame by frame? Im an illustration student and im looking into animating a bit as well, any help would be appreciated
It was in Photoshop, and I did it frame by frame. I kicked it old school and spent some time learning about traditional animation. Disney’s Nine Old Men created the 12 principles of animation and they are basically the foundation of all good animation. I think it’s more important than any program or technique. Hope that helps!
How do you find cooking therapeutic and not a chore? Is there anything special you do? Because for me, I only ever drag myself to make quick, unhealthy foods because taking so long to cook is a huge pain, and I'm usually already really hungry by the time I start cooking.
I get sensory overload from work, so when I take a break to cook it’s simple and relaxing. And I don’t always wait till I’m starving to cook something, I have recipes for things I really want to eat a day or more in advance. Plus I just really like food~
Some of you may have noticed there was no ‘30’ this week. Unfortunately, real life work had to take priority this week. It’ll resume next week, so don’t fret. In the meantime I thought I’d answer some the flood of questions you guess sent me. And thank you for the firestorm of love for my first animation! There’s no way I can live up to the hype on my next one, but I’ll try to keep you entertained.
It’s been a long year. The busiest of my career so far. It’s been my first full year out in Cali. And I converted to Beyonce. I don’t know if they’ll let me put that on my tax returns. Hope you all have a great New Years, and enjoy the list of things you pretend you’re going to turn around this year!
Speaking of which. Sorry to all the people that have sent me interviews and questions over the year. I used to answer them all, but it’s gotten to the point where I really can’t. So I’m going to start answering questions publicly this year since a lot of people ask the same questions, and hopefully word will get out to people I can’t always reply to.
In the meantime though, I did an INTERVIEW with Supersonic Electronic a while back but never posted it here. It was fun, I liked answering some questions that aren’t so dry. By all means ask me stupid questions I will try to answer them!