Lots of July work

I did a ton of work in July.  Here is some of it that I can show now.  

this is my goodbye present for my friend angel, my first friend in Beijing.  she is moving to London.  this is a rare item because i don't do paintings.

this was a quick drawing for her going away party invite.
this is 1 of 5 illustrations for slate.com which will be a series for each day of the week about the possible ways the USA could end such as sucession, global warming, totalitarian takeover, and mormons. 

for THE (Times Higher Education) UK.  about why US patent lawyers a better than UK patent lawyers.  the answer is because they are overall more qualified.

second illo for THE (Times Higher Education) UK.  about why US patent lawyers a better than UK patent lawyers.  the answer is because they are overall more qualified and they seek out marketable, patentable inventions

box of NPR 2010 calendars featuring my art for the month of April!  They use big illustrators every year so I was happy to be asked to do the calendar this year.

My art for the 2010 NPR (National Public Radio) Calendar.  month of april.  me on my bike riding through the hutong alleys of Beijing listening to my ipod.  good times.  notice the little beijing gremlin dog on the side.

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2 new illos in from June I think

teachers can't decide what to do with grades.  they don't know if they are a good or bad thing.  for The Times Higher Education in London.  I liked doing this sad little A, like he is a poor little street urchin that the headmasters at cambridge university are deciding what his fate will be.

For Golf Magazine. monthly rules guy column. this asked if your ball issunk really deep in the sand if there is a penalty for pulling out out.the answer is yes!

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Movie Inspiration - Genius Party Beyond

My favorite animation studio "Studio 4C" from Japan with the second part of their Genius Party project.  The first genius party was good and i can recommend but Genius Party Beyond had more visual inspiration for me.  they both get a rating of 8 on IMDB from me though, check them both out!  Studio 4C is responsible for maybe my favorite inspirational artist move "Mind Game"  They also did Tekkon Kinkreet which i have blogged about before.  They also did several pieces for the Animatrix and a bunch of other stuff.  For the Genius party series they let something like 14 directors do whatever they wanted and this is the result. Some of the shorts use an insane combo of increasingly crazy music and increasingly crazy animation that creates so much tension while you wait for the bubble to burst that you want to rip your skin off and then your brain out. It gets that intense at points.   mostly insane crazy animation.

loving how they did the uncropped painted background look.  love the gritty dark color schemes too.  I can definitly see the work of many of these directors in "Mind Game"

When this first starts you're like what is this crappy animation but then you realize this could be the best short on the whole dvd because they make this childrens book animation style look so effortless and crazy.  insane animation and perspectives.  great story and style

look how awesome these are and its all animated!  you gotta see to believe

this short was just a crazy skull numbing animation explosion.  i dont know whats going on here but tons to like visually.  love the lighting in the grass fields and the over exposure pushing the whites with extreme pockets of shadows look
yea basically insanity for 20 min in this short.  Anyway kudos to studio 4C for letting their directors get down with whatever they wanted to do.  There were more shorts with more inspiration but i dont have time to take screen shots of everything!

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