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Caught-cha!

Caught-cha!

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The Package

The Package

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Thought I’d jump in on Inktober.

Thought I’d jump in on Inktober.

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Practicing a song from “Tangled” with my daughter. Performance on Friday. Wish us luck:)

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sonyanimation:

Get a look at Sony Pictures Animation's all-new CG Popeye Movie with a special animation test and introduction from Director Genndy Tartakovsky! http://youtu.be/M1lzJuwJD9k

Got to work on this film for a bit. Genndy’s done an amazing job translating the old cartoon into a three dimensional world!

sonyanimation:

Get a look at Sony Pictures Animation's all-new CG Popeye Movie with a special animation test and introduction from Director Genndy Tartakovsky! http://youtu.be/M1lzJuwJD9k

Got to work on this film for a bit. Genndy’s done an amazing job translating the old cartoon into a three dimensional world!

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Another Beauty and Beast illo.

Another Beauty and Beast illo.

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A little work in progress.

A little work in progress.

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Sorry about my absence.  I’ve been very engrossed in a freelance project the last few months.  If you want to check it out, here it is.  The kickstarter campaign for it, just launched today.  EQtainment - Kickstarter  I did all the character designs, a game board, and a children’s book for it.  It’s all about building a child’s emotional I.Q.  Check it out!

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In honor of Cloudy 2 coming out on dvd today, here’s a sequence that I storyboarded. There’s no audio so don’t adjust your volume. ***spoiler alert*** This scene reveals how the good guys may or may not get out of a dangerous predicament:)

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Scare-oling!
#christmascard #christmas #holiday #winter #snow #monsters #creatures #illustration #card #characterdesign #illustrationart #brandonjeffords #childrensbook #caroling #carolers

Scare-oling!
#christmascard #christmas #holiday #winter #snow #monsters #creatures #illustration #card #characterdesign #illustrationart #brandonjeffords #childrensbook #caroling #carolers

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Here’s another oldie. The Texas Bowbegonizor.  Inspired by my Dad and his brothers. My Uncle Wayne, from whom i think this concept originated, passed away a couple weeks ago. He was quite a character. He will be sorely missed! #Illustration #childrensbook #characterdesign #creature #monster #brandonjeffords #painting #animationart #art #digitalart

Here’s another oldie. The Texas Bowbegonizor. Inspired by my Dad and his brothers. My Uncle Wayne, from whom i think this concept originated, passed away a couple weeks ago. He was quite a character. He will be sorely missed! #Illustration #childrensbook #characterdesign #creature #monster #brandonjeffords #painting #animationart #art #digitalart

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I did this one a little while ago. it’s titled “Dad”. my sis has been hounding me to do one called “Mom”. that one’s coming soon:-) #dad #father #son #icecream #parkbench #painting #illustration #childrensbook #characterdesign

I did this one a little while ago. it’s titled “Dad”. my sis has been hounding me to do one called “Mom”. that one’s coming soon:-) #dad #father #son #icecream #parkbench #painting #illustration #childrensbook #characterdesign

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Another painted version.  Enjoy!

Another painted version.  Enjoy!

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mrjakeparker:

Ever have a problem with a character you’ve been developing for your own comic, children’s book, or video game, and you just can’t get it to look right? Ever feel like your character is too flat, too stiff, or just lifeless? Have you ever wanted to know how professional artists approach character design?
I’m doing an all-day character design workshop for SVS next month. It’s going to solve all those character design problems for you. Click here for more info.
Who’s teaching it?
Jake Parker, Brandon Jeffords, and Will Terry.
My buddy Brandon Jeffords is an animation industry veteran, who most recently headed up the story department on Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2. An accomplished character designer, he’ll be demonstrating how he goes from idea to final design.
You’ll also learn from Will Terry, illustrator of over 40 children’s books and one of the best teachers I’ve ever come across. I love his teaching style, and I think you will too.
One-on-one Teaching Time
Maybe the best part of this class is the one-on-one teaching time we are offering. One of the best ways to learn is to actually show your work and talk with a pro. If you want some one-on-one online teaching time with me or Will, better hop on fast. Space is limited to 25 spots and it looks like they’re filling up fast.
When? Where? Why? WHY?!!
When: Saturday December 14, 2013 beginning at 8:00am MST (10:00am NYC - 7:00am Cali)
Where: Your bedroom? Your office? The kitchen table? You pick, just make sure you have a solid internet connection and GoToMeeting loaded up on your computer.
Why: Because I subscribe to SVS’s mission statement: to teach, empower, and inspire visual storytellers. I want YOU to be able to live YOUR artistic dreams, and that will only happen if you kill at drawing.
WHY?!!: I just told you. Go take a nap.
OK! Sign me up!
Sweet! Glad to have you on board. Here’s the link to sign up and pay admission:
Breathing Life Into Your Character Designs Live
Hold up, I can’t make it on that date! What do I do?
No problem, we are recording the class so you can watch it any time you want. Pre-order the recorded class here:
Breathing Life Into Your Character Designs Recorded

Thanks to Jake and Will for asking me to teach this class!  It’s an honor to be part of the team.

mrjakeparker:

Ever have a problem with a character you’ve been developing for your own comic, children’s book, or video game, and you just can’t get it to look right? Ever feel like your character is too flat, too stiff, or just lifeless? Have you ever wanted to know how professional artists approach character design?

I’m doing an all-day character design workshop for SVS next month. It’s going to solve all those character design problems for you. Click here for more info.

Who’s teaching it?

Jake Parker, Brandon Jeffords, and Will Terry.

My buddy Brandon Jeffords is an animation industry veteran, who most recently headed up the story department on Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2. An accomplished character designer, he’ll be demonstrating how he goes from idea to final design.

You’ll also learn from Will Terry, illustrator of over 40 children’s books and one of the best teachers I’ve ever come across. I love his teaching style, and I think you will too.

One-on-one Teaching Time

Maybe the best part of this class is the one-on-one teaching time we are offering. One of the best ways to learn is to actually show your work and talk with a pro. If you want some one-on-one online teaching time with me or Will, better hop on fast. Space is limited to 25 spots and it looks like they’re filling up fast.

When? Where? Why? WHY?!!

When: Saturday December 14, 2013 beginning at 8:00am MST (10:00am NYC - 7:00am Cali)

Where: Your bedroom? Your office? The kitchen table? You pick, just make sure you have a solid internet connection and GoToMeeting loaded up on your computer.

Why: Because I subscribe to SVS’s mission statement: to teach, empower, and inspire visual storytellers. I want YOU to be able to live YOUR artistic dreams, and that will only happen if you kill at drawing.

WHY?!!: I just told you. Go take a nap.

OK! Sign me up!

Sweet! Glad to have you on board. Here’s the link to sign up and pay admission:

Breathing Life Into Your Character Designs Live

Hold up, I can’t make it on that date! What do I do?

No problem, we are recording the class so you can watch it any time you want. Pre-order the recorded class here:

Breathing Life Into Your Character Designs Recorded

Thanks to Jake and Will for asking me to teach this class!  It’s an honor to be part of the team.