this year my victim for secret santa wasn't quite as easy to approach (the fact that i did not know him personally, like last year, meant that i probably shouldn't poke fun at his cultural heritage or physical attributes). and the only detail that i was able to get a firm grasp on was their self-proclaimed status of "geek for philosophy"; hence, socrates and philosoraptor.
so i've completely fallen off the 'drawaholics' wagon, unfortunately - but this week's animal is the platypus, which is one of my favorites, and amazingly enough to get me back on the tail end of that runaway wagon and take a crack at it! yay!
i'm eventually going to be giving my blog a bit of a face lift, and the first small step is changing the URL. i've actually never cared for 'louieville-art' that was just based off my old website, in which i chose the name because 'louieville' was already taken. but, i do like my blog's header "welcome to louieville", so i'll be changing to that.
so if you follow, or subsribe (i know there's probably only one person, in a dark, wet corner - and they probably don't even check up on it :P) you'll want to update your link to:
my entry for this year's Purrcasso Charity Auction - 'Waiting for Papa'
Purrcasso is a charity art & craft gala done for the Berkeley East-Bay Humane Society - loads of great local artists donate pieces to be auctioned off in order to help out the animals. here is a link to the site if you want more info, and are interested in stopping by!
so, somehow, the unrelenting gods of cinema have granted Piranha 3D an 85% (it's actually going up last i checked, it was 81%) on rotten tomatoes. we had a very very very small amount of work on it at tippett (but i swear it was still about 3.77347 billion fish), and i don't even know if we got credited for it! haha.. anyways, quality of most of the other fish aside, it sounds like this movie has hit it out of the park when it comes to cheezy-b movie awesomeness. and may actually be worth getting smashed out of your mind to go see christopher lloyd and richard dreyfuss in a storm of blood, booze and bare-lady (and man) parts.
i did these (very late mind you) as pieces meant for crew schwag on my first movie, cats & dogs: the revenge of kitty galore.
the first is seamus, the pigeon, who was voiced by katt williams. and as you may or may not know, katt has had a few mugshots in his day (one of them during the production of this movie) :P so i decided to give seamus similar treatment :) mugshot coffee mugs anyone?
the second is the main villian, kitty galore. she is hairless, and has never forgiven the world for making her so - here we've caught her in the act of trying rectify her situation with a little moose hair and elmer's.
the first step, in a year-long twelve step program. over yonder, on the newly-started blog called "Hi. My name is.. and I am a drawaholic" we've got a year long animal theme going -- a different type of animal each month, and a different animal within that month's type, each week. for example january's theme is hoofed animals, february's is primates and so on.. the GOAL is to get people to do at least one drawing, sketch, doodle, painting, WHATEVER.. a week.
god knows i've been trying to get myself to draw as often as i used to, for a couple years now, with little success. so here's hoping :P
January - Hoofed Animals
week 2: Cattle week 3: Giraffes week 4: Zebras
this month only had three weeks' worth, due to getting a late start after the holidays.
these are all sketches, though i WANT to take one from each month and fully flesh it out, color and all.
this has been out for a month or so now, the trailer for the first movie i worked on:
Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
i even have a shot in the trailer! after kitty (the evil, hairless beauty) steps out of the puppy costume, she then steps to the camera and pulls out a grappling gun - meeeooooowww. :)
not quite an oscar-worthy film (sooooooaked in sarcasm, slathered - can you even move, weighed down by all that sarcasm? no. you can't.) but i had an incredible experience working on this movie, and have met so many amazingly talented people - i can't even begin to tell you how much i've learned and grown over the last year, slaving over these animals..