There are some days when all is right in my little corner of the world. Today is one of those days. I am spending my day coloring tadpoles, coyotes, earthworms, and various other prairie critters. This comes after working out the UX kinks for an ecosystem interactive in the new Adobe XD. It's pretty easy to do, doesn't take a lot of time, and makes UX work cost efficient for a very small team to pull off.
Here's a little video I did for work. I used the raindrop character I developed for the Storm Drain Goalie iPad game, edited sound, did voice over and learned a lot about animating and using Adobe After Effects CC in the process. John Shepard shot most of the video used in the backgrounds, including the drone footage. With the help of Red Giant Toonit and a few other After Effects plug-ins from Red Giant Universe, I was able to turn those videos into cartoon environments suitable for a hyperactive raindrop.
One of the more interesting challenges was to change the pool from a completely neglected mosquito haven to a pool you'd want to luxuriate in. This involved camera tracking, 3D layers and a little photoshop action on top of the ToonIt effect.
Things have been really busy, so I haven't posted anything in a while. I thought I should break the dry posting spell with this project that was completed over the summer. Currently, this is just a proof of concept and isn't yet available on the iTunes store. Hopefully soon. I did all artwork and design for this piece. John Shepard of CGEE did all the copy.
This is very much a work in progress.
More to come soon.
When Paul Birken asked me to design this jacket, I knew it would be a fun project. The drawing on the front came from a painting done by the accomplished artist and producer Alan Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000. This is part of a successfully-funded Kickstarter project. I sent this off a week ago. Can't wait to see it printed!
Look over my shoulder in a meeting, and this is what you will see. Some folks think to doodle means to tune out what's going on around you. That's not the case. Theres a fantastic TED talk about how doodling helps memory and creative processes. See below!
A few character designs and screen shots from a video created for the City of Dallas.
Small critters in fresh water streams. Some indicate high water quality, while others are present most often when the water quality is low.
I drew these hanuman langurs for a class. I think this species is really kind of creepy.