Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kaley at the Mic

...this why i don't attempt to character design much.... Im glad I am starting life drawing again! Kaley is tough.. I'm trying to make her artsy girl ( I'm thinking her goal is to be animator/ or writer-storyteller...made up of few girls i known over the years)....but cute & appealing. Wise above her age, but not pretentious. She has her own style for sure. She has two tone color hair.. either blond/red streaks or reverse that...still working her out!


Artist: Les Carpenter


References


Katie Holmes: Pieces of April


Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Scott Pilgrim vs the World




Hayley Williams: Paramore



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Main Street FLA

Tacky tourist trap icons make up our entrance to Crackerland



Close up



Another view


End of Main street to Mr. Cracker's house



Artist: Kerry Tripp

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Artist profile: Lavalle Lee


I thought be nice to show the artists behind "Crackerland" & none better to start with than my friend & co- Creator from the beginning Lavalle Lee. I met Lavalle through Don Bluth online class in spring of 2009 where we hit up a friendship for our love of traditional animation. Lavalle had been a Flash animator since 2000 up in Minnesota , but decided he had enough of the long cold winters & moved to Florida with his girlfriend the just days before i join Don Bluth's site. That summer he wanted to me & him to make some flash cartoons for his web site. After many ideas that we bantered across from one another...Including a trio ( if memory serves) an Armadillo, A Flamingo & Cow set in college, trailer park & traveling carnival ... at lunch one day with lavalle..it hit us, of a story about Florida and roadside attractions & its rivalry with the big corporate theme park resort across the street! Crackerland just started flowing & it began. We thought it was much bigger idea than for Flash cartoon, we wanted it to be a cartoon, cartoon bringing back the glorious American art form traditional 2d animation. With help of others we have brought the characters to life ... but on a planet of billions its amazing how if i never met Lavalle "Crackerland" would truly been one of those forgotten roadside attractions.

His web sites- http://www.flashcartoons.org/original.php
http://learninganimation.blogspot.com/


Some of his art work








Monday, February 21, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jay

the art of greeting



Artist: Mark Stanger

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

mister, mister

..Ohhhh i want that!!!!


Artist: Mark Stanger

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Two new doodles



Did some doodling of the characters. Tried to draw a Kaley after seeing Tao's!

Artist : Lavalle Lee

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jay concept


Artist: Tao Nguyen

Jay O' Gator Sketches!









Artist: Mark Stanger

Kaley character design

with handkerchief scout costume


Artist: Tao Nguyen

Smaller eye version


Artist: Lavalle Lee

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Freddy In Fireworks!

Here is a drawing I sketched & colored for a animated scene idea.


Artist : Lavalle Lee

Old Joe!

Old Joe Semoran





That Annoying Little Girl

Orange your glad you came to Crackerland!

One of Crackerland's walk around characters Orangee , getting juiced at the juice stand




Artist : Mark Stanger

Tuesday, February 1, 2011