Jun 21, 2017

A Couple of Elves

Who says elves aren't in season this time of year? We're half way to Christmas already!

Jun 14, 2017

RETAILiation Comic Book #1, Pt. 1

As previously chronicled, after college I revisited my RETAILiation characters, this time in comic book form. It was never completely finished, so you'll see pages in various stages of the process, from totally rough to cleaned-up backgrounds to finished black and whites. With over a decade of retail experience myself, I have a lot of stories left to tell in this world. Perhaps some day I shall return to this well, but until then I am happy to share this taste with you.

For the first time ever, I present to you RETAILiation, Issue 1, Pages 1-7...

Jun 8, 2017

Noah's Ark

Awhile back, I was playing around with the idea of expanding my old Academy of Art illustration into a short story of some sort. The illustration (posted below and at this link) was based on the Biblical tale of Noah and his animal-filled Ark. I liked the idea that all the animals we consider extinct were just left behind when the floods came.

Then I realized that I had subconsciously lifted the idea from the Fantasia 2000 sequence with Donald Duck. So that was that.

But here are some new character design explorations:
And here's the original illustration from school way back in 2011:

May 31, 2017

RETAILiation Preview Comic

This post and a few more upcoming posts required some cobweb dusting. Back in grad school at The Academy of Art University, I developed RETAILiation, the story of three friends who all work retail jobs at the mall and the misadventures they have. Having a decade of retail experience myself, there was a lot of story content to draw from! For school, I developed the story as if it were a traditionally animated television show, and ended up with some character designs and a storyboard sequence (see original Post here). For me, it was barely scratching the surface.

After graduation I really wanted to continue the story of these three and the rich supporting cast I had developed in my head. So I attempted a comic book!

Well, first I tested the waters with a short, seven-page "preview comic". None of it was ever cleaned up, but I think it's still pretty clear what's going on. Enjoy!

Up next: the First Issue...

May 26, 2017

The Wizard of Cute

Gave the classic movie The Wizard of Oz my cute treatment awhile back. Here's a post of it:

If you like cute things, you should check out my book!

Or follow me on...

Twitter: @Casemanartist

...and now even Instagram as Casemanartist!

May 20, 2017

Naomi of Avalor

I was sketching awhile back and, since I'm currently storyboarding on Disney's #1 hit show Elena of Avalor, this sketch of Naomi came out of me.
Orange Col-Erase pencil and Copic pen inking.
A very cool show to be a part of. I've been working on the second season, which will start airing later this year. Be sure to stay tuned for more posts about that down the road.

May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Celebration

A very happy Mother's Day to all the lovely mothers out there on the interwebs!

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