Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
...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
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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
Some of his art work