Monday, April 30, 2018

Is this an ice cream cone? No, this is Patrick.

I got Sponge Bob on the brain. Maybe because Summer is coming?
I had some downtime while waiting for notes to come back. I did this animation in only a few hours in Adobe Flash. Only a quarter of the time I feel like i spent on my last animation. I'm not sure if Flash is just easier to use compared to TV Paint or maybe I'm just a stronger animator now.

I don't remember why I drew this. I think I was talking to my friend about how its probably difficult to design characters with large wings because they would block shots and Disney's Gargoyles was smart for doing the "wing cape" thing. Also Dragons just have so many details on them. Anyway here is a villain. 

I was sitting on these sketches last year because I had planned on releasing a sketchbook during CTN 2017 but life happened and the book didn't end up happening so I decided to just release them into the wild. I draw my dog Pumpkin a lot I know but she's just so pretty and cute. I love to draw her. 

The Reason I Stopped Posting in 2017

I wanted to log this in my blog since it is a record of my artistic journey and has been for many years now. But I also wanted to keep things brief. 2017 was a tough year for me, I started out the beginning of the year with car trouble. I spent 4 or 5 months almost every weekend doing something car related. Eventually I just moved on and ended up getting a new one.

The second half of 2017 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and a lot of my time was taken up with with doctor's appointments. I had  surgery where one half of my thyroid was removed around July and I ended up needing a second surgery that fall where I had the second half removed. I'm stable now and on medication for life which is a bummer but that's just how it goes sometimes.