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03
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'Addicted to Apps' sketches

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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03
22

supersheepskin asked you:

Can you please share some process work or incomplete works? I’m fascinated by your work, it’s very impressive!

Of course! Thanks, I’m flattered. I think I’ll make a few of these posts.

These sketches were for an article that got axed in Fortune magazine, about technology in the fashion industry. I did one of a girl with pixelated clothing, and one of a high heel wedge as a QR code. The story got killed so I don’t know which one they would’ve used but I think it was leaning toward the QR code.

Real talk though, someone should make that 8-bit clutch with the new notification pop up. I’d get a laugh out of it.

03
22

nightwing433 asked - "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!

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03
22

rikinowgay asked - "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~

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03
22

30 Day Challenge Back This Monday

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.

03
10

30 Day Challenge // Day 23 // Something That Makes You Happy

I’ve learned how to cook since I moved out to California. It’s therapeutic. And delicious~ I garnish everything with a fried egg, and I never regret it.

03
10

A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!

UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

01
01

'Dysphoria' for 3rd Annual SUPERSONIC ELECTRONIC INVITATIONAL

My piece for the Supersonic Electronic Invitational!

It’ll be at Spoke Art, you can chech them out here

And you can check out the website for the show here

As well as the facebook here

01
01

Oh 2013 You Raggedy Bastard

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!

Happy New Years!

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The 3rd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational is invading San Fransisco on January 9th! I’ve got some recent work and one brand new piece just for the show. Make your way out if you can, everyone showing will be killing it!