Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland (by Pyroninja)
A beautiful version of one of my most beloved Christmas songs.
Ink AND paper come together again AND again AND again to make a car that is both mighty AND fast. Because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice one thing for another. On the canvas or the road—AND is better.
#PancakeMorning Sundays with @theotherfudge
In his professional life, Travis Millard (@theotherfudge) is the creative force behind Fudge Factory Comics. But when home on the weekends, Travis finds another outlet to keep his creative energies flowing: #PancakeMorning Sundays. While most people are still snoozing or waiting for their jolt of caffeine to kick in, Travis is getting creative with pancake batter and sharing his creations on Instagram.
"I’ve never been too big on eating pancakes," Travis admits. "They get in my beard and I smell like syrup all day." Rather, his creations were inspired by a friendly rivalry with Canadian writer, musician and filmmaker Gavin McInnes (@thegavin2000).
"I’d been following the pancakes Gavin McInnes makes for his kids and posts every Sunday. He’d been heckling me about drawing ‘sausage fingers’ in the comments of my pancake posts for some time, so I decided I needed to polish my pancake craft and beat him at his own game.”
"The battle rages on," says Travis.
Interested at trying your hand at a #PancakeMorning creation? Travis offers some tips: “Just pick up any generic ketchup squirter and draw into the pan with it. Pro tip: get a second squirter with a thinner batter mix for tonal fills.”
I guess now that the movie is out and the “art of” book is in stores, I can show some of the work I did for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! Please pick up the “art of” book; it is, in my unbiased opinion, really gorgeous and full of amazing art by talented artists… not just me. I feel really honored to have so many of my paintings included in it!
These paintings are some examples of the many color and lighting keys I did for the film (I will be posting more of these for sure!). I feel particularly proud of this sequence. Dave Bleich, the film’s Art Director, created a beautiful color script for the movie, but this sequence was to deviate from the original color script… and as a result, Dave really let me take the lead on deciding the tone, lighting and color. It was an incredibly rewarding experience! I learned so much about his process of coming up with the color and lighting, and this was my chance to really put those lessons into action. Thanks, Dave, for letting me make the grass green.
More Cloudy 2 art to come soon!