Where you get a look into my life through my artwork, as how i perceive the world around me through drawings.

 

charles-rocket:

"dont worry, mister romney, were only going to the park to play fetch!" says mitts campaign manager

"oh boy!!" says mitt

mitts jubilation slowly turns to horror as they pull into the veterinarians office

(Source: tete-pownshend)

malefica-anima:

asmilinggoddess:

asmilinggoddess:

now that im in the space mood i’d like to remind each and every one of you that NASA drew a dick on mars. we drew a dick on another planet.  that is mankind’s legacy.

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THIS IS AN ACTUAL PHOTO OF THE SURFACE OF MARS. PLEASE NEVER FORGET THIS.

Woah it’s true.

spookytox:

kastiakbc:

modmad:

parkersimmonsyall:

shirtsnshorts:

MIKE ROUSH / The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl / 5:16

I have always been fascinated by wildlife documentaries. As a kid I would take my mom’s camera and try and get as close to the neighborhood animals as I could. Most of the time this would mean long hours sitting motionless on the back deck with bird seed sprinkled on my lap and shoulders. I never got the shot I wanted, so when Chris and Shannon  asked me if I wanted to make an animated film for Titmouse, I said yes before they finished asking. 

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Chris and Shannon Prynoski, Dik Pose, and I Line up a shot in the middle of nowhere. photo by Steve Kellener.

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Early thumbnails of the burrowing owl.

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Rough turnaround.

"Owl" was animated in Flash. I used a technique where I would animate traditionally very rough, then I would take a second pass cleaning up symbols that I would be able to reuse later. Most of the final animation you see in "Owl" is puppeted symbol animation with hundreds of symbols and a different puppet for each shot. This way I could get the detail and animation quality I wanted.

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The Flash break-down on one of the owl puppets. Lots of feathers!

One of my favorite parts of making this film was having to get out of the studio and go on location. I found an amazing place in central California called The Carrizo Plain using google maps. I spent the weekends driving all around taking pictures and exploring. Fun fact: The burrow used in the short was an actual owl burrow. On one of the days I was taking photos of the burrow one hissed at me from inside the burrow with it’s rattlesnake like call. It scared me nearly to death.

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This is how I made all the “live action” backgrounds. I drew a storyboard of what I wanted and photo collaged lots of pictures together to make it look like what I drew. Unfortunately these places don’t exist in real life.

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Whenever the owl had to touch the flower or fork, I took hundreds of photos, cut them out in photoshop and animated them. Fun.

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On location I used a couple stand-in models to get the lighting right and a maquette when animating for inspiration.

I had a great time making this film and when I was done we were lucky enough to show it at festivals around the world. After 4 years the “Owl” showed at more than 40 festivals, in over 25 countries. 

Can’t wait to do another one.

Mike’s Tumblr

Mike Roush’s incredible short film is now online!!! Don’t miss this one, folks! It’ll stick to your ribs likes delicious cartoon BBQ!

I was lucky enough to catch this at an animation festival a while back and it blows my mind as much now as it did then

WOAH, I thought this was just gonna be a cute little animated documentary, but I did NOT expect so many feels and twists.
Bravo, Titmouse!

Well that was unexpected.

tamorapierce:

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

the next targets.

tamorapierce:

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

the next targets.

saiyanhajime:

One of the few more typical illustration pieces I did whilst at uni.
Animal rights isn’t something I get that up in arms about, honestly. But something really irks me about the whole white tiger thing… I think it’s the deception.
For those unaware, white tigers are NOT a sub-species of tiger. They should not be being bred for conservation, or arguably at all. And the breeding of them has damaged the captive tiger population, both white and regular, bengal and siberian, beyond repair. They also often suffer ill effects of in breeding.
Note the DNA being washed out in my image.
Learn more about the White Tiger Fraud.

saiyanhajime:

One of the few more typical illustration pieces I did whilst at uni.

Animal rights isn’t something I get that up in arms about, honestly. But something really irks me about the whole white tiger thing… I think it’s the deception.

For those unaware, white tigers are NOT a sub-species of tiger. They should not be being bred for conservation, or arguably at all. And the breeding of them has damaged the captive tiger population, both white and regular, bengal and siberian, beyond repair. They also often suffer ill effects of in breeding.

Note the DNA being washed out in my image.

Learn more about the White Tiger Fraud.

viviku:

gothfabio:

ricktimus:

Probably my favorite thing about Bob’s Burgers is that they don’t do that thing where the characters try to one-up each other with an endless barrage of jokes? No, the characters react like actual people instead. They actually laugh or chuckle when somebody says something actually funny and/or weird. They stop mid-sentence. They do double-takes. And it all feels so very natural, because that is exactly what common people do. And that is such a refreshing change of pace, when you consider the fact that the norm in these things is to have jokes relentlessly thrown at you at break-necking speed.

also the comedy doesn’t rely on the parents hating and berating eachother idk i love that

it shows how you don’t need to be offensive to be funny

general banter is the best way to write dialogue