Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I have a new addiction called Guitar hero. I've tried to play real guitar and thought it was really difficult to maneuver my fingers on the strings. When my niece stayed over for the summer, she brought this game over and I was hooked. It became an all out battle between she and I on the Wii for top score. When I began to get the true hang of it, I began to crush her in points (I'm really competitive) I started talking trash and for some reason I yelled out "I GOT NO STRINGS TO HOLD ME DOWN!" Later on I realized that this was a song from Pinocchio, so I quickly did a rough sketch which ultimately turned into today's Throwback Thursday.
This song is pretty fun to play....
(Not me btw)
OH! I forgot to drop this little bit of animated knowledge on ya about the Guitar Hero 3 game. There is some really cool 2D animation throughout the career mode of the game done by a great animation studio out west called Titmouse. The head of this outfit is a great animator I've had the pleasure of chatting with off and on by the name of Chris Prynoski. You might be familiar with his work if you've seen things like MTV Downtown, the opening credits of Afro Samurai, The opening animation of Avatar on Nick and Adult Swim's Metalocalypse. He's bean around in the animation biz for a while and I love his work. Peep the clip below....
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I've always loved the work of Ralph Bakshi. I came across this video of him at SD comic con over on Cartoon Brew. It's a MUST SEE. Bakshi tells it like it is, blunt and to the point. Make your own film.
Go out and get this book while your at it.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Here's the way I visualize Strawberry Shortcake. Kinda like a rag doll with straw like legs. I also added this massive berry in her hat which covers her big curly yarn hair. She's still cute, but fun. These 2 images were my concept for the new strawberry makeover look which didn't get used, but I still think they're cool.
Here's the classic clip...
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Seems that most of their videos involve animation, here's another.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I've been horrible at posting as of late. Especially with the Throwbacks (forgive me) Hopefully this will get me up to SPEED. LOL. I had this sitting around in my sketchbook all week, so I just gave it some color for the post. Speed racer the movie got slept on in the theaters this summer, but after seeing it for myself I thought it was worth every penny. Good movie, check it out when it hits DVD.
My color inspiration, the classic speed pose in front of the Mach 5.
OLD SCHOOL CLASSIC SPEED.
NEW SCHOOL SPEED ON SPEED.
The directors did a good job (in my opinion) on keeping the tone of the cartoon. The actors did a great job as well. A lot of people are quick to judge without actually seeing the movie for themselves.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
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This is an animated music video for the band Morcheeba, directed and designed by the talented mastermind Joel Trussell and animation collaboration with your's truly (SACKS10) I felt like sharing it here mostly because the youtube version that was posted on the web was a horrible representation. The animation was limited purposely to lend to the director's stylization. I hope you dig it as much as I do. Feel free to comment below.
Monday, April 28, 2008
I did this graphic approach to the Strawberry Shortcake character for a Licensing show greeting card. The original design was much more cartoony, but I went with more of a sophisticated look for a change. I really don't do a lot of graphic illustrations, but this worked. A bunch of other talented artists did their take on other characters like Madballs and Sushi Pack for greeting cards as well. I will add links to their art whenever they upload them to the web.
This month (actually last month) I've been reading the bio on Walt Disney. AMAZING book. I strongly recommend this read. I also stumbled upon this rare gem called "The adventures of Isabel". I usually check out books to read to my kids from the library and I lucked up on this find. I really enjoy kids storybooks. This one had a really cool old school limited color palette. The story was pretty strange too. The little Isabel nibbled on a one eyed giant who was going to grind her bones into bread. Afterwards she beheaded him with a pair of scissors (no lie)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
These 2 images have been floating on my computer for quite sometime unfinished. I actually made an effort to finish them up finally. These characters stemmed from my first college sketchbook years ago and eventually turned into cool concept of mine. The pink bunny (BETA) is our hero who fights off these red hooded trouble making CREEPS who like to multiply and trash everything.
Monday, April 07, 2008
If you like Sushi and enjoy playing games online, you should definitely click over and play The NEW SUSHI PACK "Beat the Heat" game. I illustrated all of the character art for the talented Mr. Brian Emling who concept and put the game together. I don't play many games online, but this one is loads of addictive gaming fun. Click on the "Beat the Heat" banner to the right and check it out. Lemme know what you think. Let the kiddies play and explore the Sushi Pack webpage.
I also did this illustration and logo above as well.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
I draw these blocky headed characters from time to time and friends seem to like them. So I'm thinking of doing a series of paintings with them. As a theme I somehow thought that they would look cool with Spacesuits. Then I saw my cat curled up sleeping on my bench and thought how peaceful she was and how I would love to take her on a space exploration. So now I'm going to include pussycats with fur painted to represent each planet's colors in our solar system. This is my first page of many conceptual sketches to choose each painting. Feel free to lemme know which ones you like the most as I post to help me choose which ones I'm going to paint.
Monday, March 31, 2008
This guy is a double stack of FEAR who gives Beaten Heart the latest updates on what's new in the world of Knuckle Samitches. To the right is his insperation, KIMBO SLICE!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Extra guy at the end of this one was animated by the talented Mr. Jeff Fastner over at Primal Screen.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Found this pic in a 50's ad book. I have no clue where it came from. Jellystone park maybe? Looked really cool so I just had to share it witcha. If you have a clue where this was taken, post a comment to let me know.
Someone in the comments section asked why there weren't any African Americans in the Flintstones world. Within my mental log of cartoon imagery I distinctly remember seeing something of this nature, then I had to track it down to share with you all. I present to you the "BLACKSTONES" (and I thought the first photo was bizarre)
Monday, February 25, 2008
I've been jamming to a lot of Daft Punk to keep me awake in the wee hours of the night as I work on freelance gigs. I came across this which I thought was really clever, not to mention difficult. At first it seems dumb and boring, but watch it as the video progresses.
Daft also have an animated movie in anime style based off of their music. No dialogue whatsoever. Worth checking out. FUNKY.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Much similar to the Animatrix, DC has taken the anime approach to a series of Batman short films coming out direct to DVD summer 2008. Bruce Timm is involved as directer as well as anime studios such as Studio 4c (Tekon Kinkreet), Madhouse, and Production IG (Ghost in the shell). Even though I'm a big Marvel fan, I am anxiously looking forward to seeing this film. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek I found on youtube.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
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Here's the short piece of animation I did for the 48 frames of love contest. It features my main character Yin that I created years ago when I started to get into yo yo-ing and our cat Lilly. Lilly the Cat falls in love as Yin woo's her with his heartwarming yo yo trick for valentines day.
Oh, and if you've ever wondered how Yo Yo's are made, check out this cool clip I found of the YoYo factory in Arizona. Edited to the tune of the Chemical Brothers (I love this song)
...And yes, the YoYo really does float.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
The grand prize winner is Robb Mommaerts!
And the 2nd place winner is Kevin Evans!
Jim also had 2 honorable mentions for Jim Mehsling who was 1st to answer the call of duty and uploaded not one but five entries, and Hasdrubal who entered 7 3D pieces. A hearty YO JOE! goes out to these 2 soldiers.
A BIG BIG thanks to all who entered and made this contest a success. Keep your eyes pealed here and on Channel Frederator for future Throwback contests. If you have any ideas for future contests subjects please feel free to share them in the comments section below.
Also to see all of the entries for the contest, go HERE or HERE @FLICKR.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
THROWBACK THURSDAYS CONTEST PAGE!!!
If you haven't gotten them in yet, GIJOE throwback illustrations are due today. We have a pretty solid turnout this year. Thanks to everyone who has entered and have joined the Frederator RAW community. Below is a photo of the what the grand prize winner will get once chosen. An Original framed Madball illustration by James Groman,2 new signed madballs and one GIJOE 25th anniversary figure.
And here's a prize for the runner up.....
These are a few entries that came in throughout the week....
Harry the bastard
Jim Groman (Not in the contest)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Here's my submission for the MyplasticheartNYC moneyGRIP show. I call him "Knuckle UP", you can call him Trouble.
UPDATE!!!!....KNUCKLE UP SOLD!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Dan Meth and Frederator present the 1st NYC Drink and Draw event.
The first Drinking and Drawing event in NYC is Wednesday January 23rd 8:00 p.m. at M1-5 Bar @ 52 Walker St. (Church+Canal)
HEY, After you get your Drink and Draw on, take a couple of Airborn (great for hangovers) and head over to MyplasticheartNYC on friday for the MONEYGRIP show. A lot of great artists put their twist on this 4 inch vinyl toy by artist kaNO! Keep an eye out there for a SACKS10 original MoneyGRIP as well. ^-^
Show your love this February by submitting a 5 sec short piece of animation to the Channel Frederator Love Fest contest. Swing by the RAW page for details.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
The submissions for the GIJOE THROWBACK THURSDAY CONTEST are looking SWEET over at Channel Frederator RAW forum. A lot of soldiers have aided in the call of duty. The submission deadline is January 31st, so there's still time to get in. I've posted a few of the artists submissions below as a sample. Swing by the contest forum HERE to see all of the submissions. Also, I'll be posting pictures of the prizes over the weekend. We still need more art, so spread the word to fellow artists out there.
CLICK HERE to join the THROWBACK THURSDAYS FORUM
A brief summery:
I don't know about everyone else out there, but I hate going out in that cold, snowy weather. To see those die hard smokers out there braving the cold on a dedicated smoke break always gives me a good laugh. This one's for all you smokers out there taking your winter drags, I see you. Be Cool, but don't catch cold.