Friday, January 6, 2012

The Art of the Fruit Cake

y partner really like the Santa Claus illustration I did for "The Fruitcake Song" animation so we used it for our resort's 2011 Christmas card.

He also made ornaments to sell in our gift shop.

I also made a canvas print out of all of the art from that piece.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"The Fruitcake Song" by Mannheim Steamroller

y parent's asked me to illustrate & animate their 2011 Christmas eCard. In order to come up with a concept, I started listening to some Christmas music. Out of several options, I finally decided on "The Fruitcake Song" by Mannheim Steamroller. It was upbeat and I could really visualize some whimsical, Dr. Seuss inspired, classic artwork. Now, their actual eCard read, "Merry Christmas from Jim & Ginny" but, for my portfolio version, I changed it to read the song title and artist.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snowman Holiday eCard

was commissioned to do a holiday eCard for Virtual Marketing Partners for the 2011 season. They provided me with the concept and audio. I provided them with a storyboard including character designs. I inked, colored and animated this piece in Adobe Flash.

This is my storyboard that I created into an animatic.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Saint Leo University - Christmas 2011 eCard

was commissioned by Saint Leo University to illustrate and animate their 2011 Christmas eCard. They provided me with the concept along with their student choir singing their version of "Carol of the Bells".

Here are a few of my favorite stills from the animation.