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Scuse me while I tap myself on the back. This is just one of the rooms I've been working on for the virtual Reality trai...
04/22/2021

Scuse me while I tap myself on the back. This is just one of the rooms I've been working on for the virtual Reality training space I have been designing. The team came together and did an amazing job of bringing this vision and creative solution to life. Those big black rectangles are video screens that play information about whatever hologram you select.

Scuse me while I tap myself on the back. This is just one of the rooms I've been working on for the virtual Reality training space I have been designing. The team came together and did an amazing job of bringing this vision and creative solution to life. Those big black rectangles are video screens that play information about whatever hologram you select.

Oh it's okay we'll send you the auto cad file..... The f**k am I going to do with this?
04/22/2021

Oh it's okay we'll send you the auto cad file..... The f**k am I going to do with this?

Oh it's okay we'll send you the auto cad file..... The f**k am I going to do with this?

Finally finished up the background for the animation example for the students final project. This assignment is all abou...
04/15/2021

Finally finished up the background for the animation example for the students final project. This assignment is all about camera movement. You won't get to see the entire factory in the animation and the animation camera really takes the viewer for a ride.

Finally finished up the background for the animation example for the students final project. This assignment is all about camera movement. You won't get to see the entire factory in the animation and the animation camera really takes the viewer for a ride.

The random items I've been making for the past couple of weeks are finally getting their buttons.....backwards UV for th...
04/05/2021

The random items I've been making for the past couple of weeks are finally getting their buttons.....backwards UV for the wizard hat....This has been fun doing some product painting and finishing on these otherwise ridiculous items.

Quick screen shot of the next interior I'm working on for my animation students example. I'm calling it La' Factoria.
04/01/2021

Quick screen shot of the next interior I'm working on for my animation students example. I'm calling it La' Factoria.

Quick screen shot of the next interior I'm working on for my animation students example. I'm calling it La' Factoria.

This doesn't come up all the time, but when. It does....I always get laugh of it. The name was suppose to be SkateO........
04/01/2021

This doesn't come up all the time, but when. It does....I always get laugh of it. The name was suppose to be SkateO......but I've been using it for 20+ years now?

This doesn't come up all the time, but when. It does....I always get laugh of it. The name was suppose to be SkateO......but I've been using it for 20+ years now?

03/25/2021
Earth Month - Net Zero

Just finished this very clean and corporate motion graphic for Southern Company. This one felt a bit like pulling teeth to get through. They had a reference video that had considerably more visual elements in it. They are going through a re-brand right now so all the typical assets are being fazed out. It left me with this one building scape and very un-creatie graphic designer created to push and pull around the screen in different ways to keep it engaging.

There are some classics in here I defently forgot about. Which one do you remember the most? Rock-a-doodle was a VHS go ...
03/24/2021

There are some classics in here I defently forgot about. Which one do you remember the most? Rock-a-doodle was a VHS go to for me.

Random 3D modeling items from the past two weeks I've been working on.
03/18/2021

Random 3D modeling items from the past two weeks I've been working on.

Always great character design reference. The U.S. this year as a transformer. Lol the 80s in me loves it, not going to l...
03/16/2021

Always great character design reference. The U.S. this year as a transformer. Lol the 80s in me loves it, not going to lie. What do you think?

Nice to see a brand update that is keeping up with the times. All these characters look like they could have been on Dex...
03/11/2021
Cartoon Network Broadcast Package Refresh by Bullpen

Nice to see a brand update that is keeping up with the times. All these characters look like they could have been on Dexter.

Aaron Kemnitzer, founder and ECD at Bullpen in NYC: "Cartoon Network approached us to refresh their entire broadcast package. This included menu and end pages, lower thirds, bugs, and squeeze credits. [Read more]

So much animation and character work recently I wanted to share out this donation / donors folder I designed for a Non-P...
03/09/2021

So much animation and character work recently I wanted to share out this donation / donors folder I designed for a Non-Profit here in Atlanta that has been doing incredible work. They are focused on uplifting communities with sustainable outcomes.

Such a strange place. I can decide if I would feel stylish swimming around in here, or some feeling of disassociation wi...
03/08/2021

Such a strange place. I can decide if I would feel stylish swimming around in here, or some feeling of disassociation within the space.

That scarf really isn't a re-design. Gotta love the way the 70s pushed character design across all industries.
03/05/2021

That scarf really isn't a re-design. Gotta love the way the 70s pushed character design across all industries.

The evolution of the Jolly Green Giant character.

Ship Interior finished for this Joy of Flying Animation. Pretty happy with it and awfully glad I slowed down and took th...
03/04/2021

Ship Interior finished for this Joy of Flying Animation. Pretty happy with it and awfully glad I slowed down and took the time to really render this. Doing the chair was a bit of strain as the Pilot will be covering this area up during the animation.

Ship Interior finished for this Joy of Flying Animation. Pretty happy with it and awfully glad I slowed down and took the time to really render this. Doing the chair was a bit of strain as the Pilot will be covering this area up during the animation.

03/04/2021
The Joy of Flying 2.0 - With After Effects

This is an interesting next step for this project. I have all the after effects in place. But the plane isn't completed and neither is the pilot at the start. I'd like to say this was to show the students how to focus and build their animations in the most important parts first. In this case the focus is on the thrusters, smoke, wake , etc. I can't wait to see this plane all shaded with highlights and details as well as the pilot looking like a bad ass that's going to really push this over the top.

Great write up on a terrific animator. His work is pretty remarkable.
02/27/2021
Meet Justin | Wonder Bunch Media

Great write up on a terrific animator. His work is pretty remarkable.

Wonder Bunch Media’s Animation Director got his start right where your little ones are today! Just a kid with talent and parents who loved and supported his passion. Justin Hamrick knows how important it is to let kids dream, wonder, and draw. His own storied career in animation began with his fir...

Love it they kept the under drawings in the tattoo. The more you look at it there is so much detail and respect for the ...
02/26/2021

Love it they kept the under drawings in the tattoo. The more you look at it there is so much detail and respect for the original pencil renders for each of these.

Headed to NOLA? Want to see a piece of living art? This is my friends project and it's amazing how she has captured the ...
02/25/2021
House float becomes a permanent tribute to the women of New Orleans music

Headed to NOLA? Want to see a piece of living art? This is my friends project and it's amazing how she has captured the hearts of the city with her creativity. So proud of her.

Mardi Gras may have passed, but Tricia Diamond’s house float isn’t going anywhere. The design, titled “New Orleans Queens of Sound and Soul,” is meant to be a permanent piece

02/24/2021

Just getting started on the flight animation. I'll post the full background below. It's going to be sickkkk.

One of my favorite parts about teaching is getting to hear what the students projects are going to be about. It's a grea...
02/23/2021

One of my favorite parts about teaching is getting to hear what the students projects are going to be about. It's a great chance to help them perhaps push the cinematic value of their concepts, and work through any potential stumbling blocks. Below are just a few of the quick in class sketches from hearing their ideas and drawing out key frames or shot setup.

Daft Punk. Broke up....I can't imagine this is permeant, hopefully just a long hiatus.
02/22/2021
Daft Punk - Epilogue

Daft Punk. Broke up....I can't imagine this is permeant, hopefully just a long hiatus.

#DaftPunk #Epilogue

Reference drawings for my next 2d animation. Going full macross plus. I've been wanting to make something like this for ...
02/22/2021

Reference drawings for my next 2d animation. Going full macross plus. I've been wanting to make something like this for a long long time. Would be way easier in 3d.

Reference drawings for my next 2d animation. Going full macross plus. I've been wanting to make something like this for a long long time. Would be way easier in 3d.

Sick! I would loose it if I saw this out on the slopes.
02/22/2021

Sick! I would loose it if I saw this out on the slopes.

The art of the bath my friends! Ready to up your soap game, bring it to the four loco levels of lavish. This sites bubbl...
02/18/2021

The art of the bath my friends! Ready to up your soap game, bring it to the four loco levels of lavish. This sites bubble game will have you trying to bring back the phrase "on fleek"

Pleased to announce that our website is finally ready! So happy to be transitioning from third party websites to our own at:
https://www.belladonna-botanicals.com/

Now available:
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They're filled completely with an aromatic combination of Hops, Lavender Flowers, Calendula Flowers, Rosemary, Chamomile Flowers, Thyme, and Blue Vervain which can be removed for cleaning if needed or replaced via the hidden invisible zipper in the back of the pillow.

Herbs:
🌿 Hops - traditionally used in sleep pillows to bring on sleep and rest. Hops relax the mind, body, and soul.
🌿 Lavender - used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and lift anxiety and depression, lavender is believed to help induce restful sleep.
🌿 Calendula - an amazing calming herb, calendula is also said to promote intuition and psychic dreams
🌿 Rosemary - is a strong protection and cleansing herb that when placed beneath the pillow, rosemary is said to ensure a good sleep and drive away nightmares.
🌿 Chamomile - one of the most calming flowers, chamomile used to bring about peaceful sleep and is believed to lift symptoms of depression
🌿 Thyme - ensures a restful sleep and a pleasant lack of nightmares
🌿 Blue Vervain - a strong protective herb, vervain chases off negative energies and entities and promotes calm, peaceful sleep

Crystal:
🔮 Black Tourmaline - used for grounding and protection, black tourmaline is said to dispel negative energies, emotions, and entities and block against psychic attacks
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I had forgotten the names of these. Except Doric...what a great word.
02/17/2021

I had forgotten the names of these. Except Doric...what a great word.

02/17/2021
Snow Ball Fight

Limited Animation and Double Take animation combined for this in class example for the student. Chaneling Hey Arnold here. It's freezing outside right now. So this seemed fun for winter. Took about 3 weeks to do these 8 seconds.

Background Art Finished up for the latest Animation Example.
02/17/2021

Background Art Finished up for the latest Animation Example.

Background Art Finished up for the latest Animation Example.

02/16/2021

Should be finished with this one tonight. Limited animation and double take example for the students. Still need to finish shading the background and finish the shadow.

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These will make you want to quit....swedish genius.
Well I hope he's looking at EVA and the condo sprawl on this side of the city.
About time the imagineers started making animatronics again.
Great quick tutorial to improve your digital.
Relive the nightmare.
Baby boomer....Meet your new 28 year old neighbor.
Orch dorks who never learned how to rock but ended up in the rock and roll band. Free your feet friends.
Happy Monday, end the year with good FONT choices'
This guy was watching movies in his head.
This is your life Jordan Wilkinson
Bout time someone sat them down.
Guys these are genius...some of the best compositions you will see today. Maybe this week.