I saw this post come up on my dashboard the other day. I’m really fascinated by the idea of animated illustrations. Here’s an experiment I was working on. I’m trying to find the right amount of motion, to make an image look like an illustration that moves, and not an animation that stays still. If that makes sense. 

I saw this post come up on my dashboard the other day. I’m really fascinated by the idea of animated illustrations. Here’s an experiment I was working on. I’m trying to find the right amount of motion, to make an image look like an illustration that moves, and not an animation that stays still. If that makes sense. 

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An oldie but a goodie. This is a character I’ve been drawing since college. He’s basically every negative quality humanity has bundled up in one adorable package. I made this character sheet for him a while ago, now I present it to you. 

An oldie but a goodie. This is a character I’ve been drawing since college. He’s basically every negative quality humanity has bundled up in one adorable package. I made this character sheet for him a while ago, now I present it to you. 

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Work in progress. Concept art of a troll. What is a troll, anyway? The word “troll” just seems to be a catch-all for anything magic or unexplained in certain parts of the world. I’m trying to design trolls that are a mix of big mean ogres, grumpy men under bridges, and adorable hairy toys with jewels in their bellies. 

Work in progress. Concept art of a troll. What is a troll, anyway? The word “troll” just seems to be a catch-all for anything magic or unexplained in certain parts of the world. I’m trying to design trolls that are a mix of big mean ogres, grumpy men under bridges, and adorable hairy toys with jewels in their bellies. 

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Some short format poses, 4-5 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

Some short format poses, 4-5 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

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Some short format poses, 1-3 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

Some short format poses, 1-3 minutes each. Done at the Productive during the ASIFA-East Thursday sessions

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I had the chance to do an illustration for Law Technology News this month. The theme is cooperation. I thought we came up with a really nice final piece. Thanks to AD Roberto. 
Incidentally, Kyle’s Ultimate Watercolor brush set is pretty much the greatest. I thought you all should know. That is all. 

I had the chance to do an illustration for Law Technology News this month. The theme is cooperation. I thought we came up with a really nice final piece. Thanks to AD Roberto. 

Incidentally, Kyle’s Ultimate Watercolor brush set is pretty much the greatest. I thought you all should know. That is all. 

— 2 weeks ago with 7 notes
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Doodling some monsters in my free time. I’ve put all this energy into designing the main character of my story, now I need to get the monsters she deals with to look like they live in the same universe. My tendency is to put way more detail into these guys, so I’m working on simplifying them from here. 

Doodling some monsters in my free time. I’ve put all this energy into designing the main character of my story, now I need to get the monsters she deals with to look like they live in the same universe. My tendency is to put way more detail into these guys, so I’m working on simplifying them from here. 

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"The Mountain of Wisdom" Part V by Joe Wierenga.
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