7th Inning Stretch

Things I make and things that make me want to make things
Cute horsey run cycle designed by Eddie West and animated by me in Flash and AE.

Cute horsey run cycle designed by Eddie West and animated by me in Flash and AE.

My birthday was a couple weeks ago and my thoughtful coworker Eddie West made this movie poster for me.  There’s a slight chance the idea for this illustration may have come from a conversation I had with him where I told him how, “I like to hold up my two month old daughter in outstretched arms and sing that African part from ‘that The Lion King song’.”

My birthday was a couple weeks ago and my thoughtful coworker Eddie West made this movie poster for me.  There’s a slight chance the idea for this illustration may have come from a conversation I had with him where I told him how, “I like to hold up my two month old daughter in outstretched arms and sing that African part from ‘that The Lion King song’.”

A few gifs I made not long ago for an upcoming JibJab project.  

studiosustainable:

Yesterday’s doodle for the 100 day project - clearly posters are on my mind!In hindsight I’d change the bottom caption to ‘please cycle if you have any common sense’ (you can sort of see that I was going for a stab at the generic ‘please contact if you have any information’ but it didn’t quite work)

studiosustainable:

Yesterday’s doodle for the 100 day project - clearly posters are on my mind!
In hindsight I’d change the bottom caption to ‘please cycle if you have any common sense’ (you can sort of see that I was going for a stab at the generic ‘please contact if you have any information’ but it didn’t quite work)

(via bikes-cycling)

I was cleaning off my desktop when I found this gif from awhile back.  Nikolas Ilic made such an awesome, happy gator that I just had to make him dance.

I was cleaning off my desktop when I found this gif from awhile back.  Nikolas Ilic made such an awesome, happy gator that I just had to make him dance.

meganhartfelder:

A German Meat Wagon (Digital) 

I know I’m biased, but I love this digital illustration that my wife made recently.  It brings back memories of our last visit to Germany.  Check out her Tumblr page for more! 
http://meganhartfelder.tumblr.com/

meganhartfelder:

A German Meat Wagon (Digital) 

I know I’m biased, but I love this digital illustration that my wife made recently.  It brings back memories of our last visit to Germany.  Check out her Tumblr page for more! 

http://meganhartfelder.tumblr.com/

So my friend, coworker, and desk neighbor Nikolas Ilic drew this demon dog (sans fire) at the end of the workday today and I insisted he let me animate some insane fire breath coming out of his gaping maw.  This is what I came up with after about 15 minutes of playing around in AE.
It was a blast to work on (pun intended).

So my friend, coworker, and desk neighbor Nikolas Ilic drew this demon dog (sans fire) at the end of the workday today and I insisted he let me animate some insane fire breath coming out of his gaping maw.  This is what I came up with after about 15 minutes of playing around in AE.

It was a blast to work on (pun intended).

Here’s a few gifs of my animation for the JibJab Storybots Storybook title for October entitled Halloween Friends!  The fantastic illustrations were masterfully designed and crafted by the talented Chris Garbutt and they were a blast to work from (I had to break up the elaborate witch transformation page into several gifs because of file/upload limitations).

Happy Halloween!