Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Animal Logo Wednesday - Lion with Wings

It's a Venetian sign of royalty. Sometimes called a manticore. If it has the head of an eagle, its called a griffin. Not to be confused with a Lamassu, which are winged lions with human heads. Not to be confused with Woody Allen's description of the great Roe, which is a mythological beast "with the head of a lion and the body of a lion, though not the same lion."

Monday, March 28, 2011

Epic Weekend in Review

My doctor told me I had until Monday to live (butt cancer), so we decided to pack everything possible into it. Friday I saw Sucker Punch with Corey. He and I are starting a band called 2 1/2 Beards. He bought my ticket, because that day I had drawn a tattoo of Saint Michael for his brother.

Sucker Punch was everything I hoped for, and maybe a little less. It had plenty of beautiful things that I loved, but it fell apart at the end. I'm a big fan of Emily Browning. I was worried that Vanessa Hudgens would ruin it, and I was correct in worrying about that. Zack Snyder decided to make her character the downfall of everybody else. Which was a shame. I didn't like the ending. All of his movies have disappointing endings.

Then we grabbed the kids and went to a hotel in Salt Lake so Mandi and I could go see Mozart Symphony #40 at Abravanel Hall. Mandi decided not to go, so I left her at the hotel and went by myself. It was insanely awesome. They started out with the overture from The Magic Flute, and the tears began. Then they played some pieces from Paul Hindemith. "Who's that?" you are wondering. Which is what everyone in the audience was thinking; as well as "what the hell?" It was like going to see

and getting

After intermission they went back to playing just selections from Mozart, so the rest was awesome. And the old dude next to me farted, then tried to act nonchalant while people 3 rows ahead of us were turning around with disgusted looks. That was awesome, too.

The next day we went to Ogden to the Dinosaur Museum. Oliver was scared of the robot dinosaurs.

Then I went surfing.

I didn't do well, but I ruled at body surfing as you can see.

We then took the kids rock-climbing. That was fun, but I was exhausted. I wanted to crawl into a bed and sleep for 5 hours. So it was a perfect time to go indoor skydiving. It was unfortunate that I didn't get any recording of this, apart from a blurry picture and a one-millisecond video. It fails to convey the awesomeness. The instructor took me way up high, around and round.

So it was the James Bondiest, balls-outiest, shredfest of a weekend I've ever had.

My doctor just called. It was just a GI Joe figurine showing up on the x-ray. I'm fine.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Animal Logo Wednesday - Morphs, or more specifically, Ball Pythons

Morphs are snakes that have been selectively bred to be different in appearance from the wild kind of snake, color/pattern-wise. They're essentially snake mutants.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Buzzer Two

I realize this is only funny to those that know Dave and Diane, and even then, marginally so. Oh well.

Under the Rain

Under the Rain



Animal Logo Wednesday - Bison

Wallowing is a common behavior of bison. A bison wallow is a shallow depression in the soil, either wet or dry. Bison roll in these depressions, covering themselves with mud or dust. Possible explanations suggested for wallowing behavior include grooming behavior associated with moulting, male-male interaction (typically rutting behavior), social behavior for group cohesion, play behavior, relief from skin irritation due to biting insects, reduction of ectoparasite load (ticks and lice), and thermoregulation.

Every night I take a wallow for the same reason.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Random Illustration Tuesday: Potato Bug Doctor

"A potato bug plastic surgeon is giving a facelift to another potato bug. She is about to look adorable." Submitted by Joel

As seen on TV

I was emailed by the show Man Caves on the DIY Network. They are doing a man cave for a guy that runs an athletic club and loves racquetball. They want to use a logo I did and make a plaque for decoration.

I won't get paid, but they will put me in the credits and a link on their website. Which is neat, I thought. Especially since the client didn't like my design and went with something totally different.

Why I need to learn to make my own decorations

So Farting Santa Guy doesn't beat me next year with his awesome lights.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Creative Brief

Animal Logo Wednesday - Rabbit

From the Creative Brief: THINGS THEY DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT IN THEIR LOGO: No Rabbitts or relation to rabbitts

From the Revision Brief: Please draw a mischeivious rabbitt in a circle with ears overlapping the circle.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Random Illustration Tuesday-Eagle Mailman

"Eagle taking back a mailman to hungry eagle babies wanting to eat the mail. " -Submitted by J.V. Orman

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Logo Success

There's a steampunk artist that came to us for her logo design. I was assigned to it, and after I was done, I thought it was fairly awesome, so I recorded my screen as I hit undo a million times. I wound up with the video of the process only backwards. Once we got it playing in reverse, the video turned out nicely.

You can go to her website to see her art.