2.14.2013

Brain Kramps

I've hit a bit of a snag with some of my Krampus footage, and am at this point trying to decide whether to keep photoshopping or reshoot. The problem is, I have a shot which requires rig removal.  Done it a few times before, easy peasy, no issues.  This time though, apparently my wonky lighting setup created several tiny ghostly shadows of the rig in two or three areas.  Didn't even notice them until playback after doing the initial rig removal. I did another pass in Photoshop and noticed another rig shadow after the second go. I think the issue is the practical lighting, the Christmas tree and garland lights that point every which way.  As the rig passes these spots, shadows go everywhere. Trying to creatively Photoshop but will probably end up reshooting....I hate reshooting...I will post some video soon, the opening few seconds at the very least...

2.09.2013

On the Easel...

Hellooooooooo!  Been wanting to post about more projects here, not just my animation.  Currently I am working a handful of projects including a family portrait for my brother (his Xmas gift, shame on me).  I am also doing a still life for him of some of my nephews' favorite things.  And I've been commissioned to do art inspired by a poem called "thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird", for which I am creating an altered book. 
I had a lot of success with Etsy last year, and I love crafting (its necessary for stop mo, isn't it?), but Im feeling my creativity leaning more towards fine art right now, and plan to hit up some galleries for representation this year.  So I'm dusting off the oil paints and getting back to my roots :).   My plan: brainstorm a list of "cool" cities (austin, Seattle, Portland, etc), create a list of galleries which show work from new artists leaning towards symbolism or fantasy type art, and start emailing.  More on that later....cheers!