Monday, September 27, 2010

The Hedge-Rhi-Raffe Hog

This past summer I was sketching trying to come up with some ideas for some monster designs. Nothing scary or whatever... think more Bill Peet. It wasn't really working for some reason, so I dug deep and searched my soul for an answer... So I posted on twitter (@mkalinauskas if you want to follow) for anyone to give me four animals to combine into one. So my friend Josie gave me Hedge Hog, Rhinoceros, Wart Hog, and Giraffe. This is what I came up with.

My pals Beth and Randeep also gave some good suggestions, but I haven't added colour to them yet.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

J is for Jaguar

I've been working on a alphabet book where I'd pair an animal up with a letter of the alphabet... you know how it works... there's been at least 249 versions of this type of book in the last 5 years alone. But, it gives me an excuse to draw a bunch of animals that I wouldn't normally draw... not that a Jaguar would make that "never drawn" list, they're just super cool. Anywho, here is my entry for the letter "J".


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Balloon Girl

Here's a sketch I did for the Chuck Gammage Animation Studio. It was an odd day of random events. Among all the stuff that went down on Wednesday, September 15th, (job delay, indie music label asked to meet with my band) I had a meeting with Chuck at around 11am. I thought I'd just be going in to say "hi" and see the new studio... but as I entered, I was greeted by Chuck.

"Hey Matt! You like doing designs and stuff right?"
"Yeah... what's up?"
"I need you to help us with some character designs for this project we've got going. Here's a desk. Sit down."
"umm, ok..."

It turned out that I'd spend the rest of the day doing characters sketches for The Royal Winter Fair at Chuck Gammage Animation. A fun and random day.

I've also got a bunch of work I did over the past few months over at Yowza Animation that I need to pick up. The plan is to post it over the next little bit! Hopefully more tomorrow!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Quaint, Comfortable, Acoustic

Here is a poster I did for my band The Breaking Lakes. We were asked to do an acoustic show (which usually means unplugged... though I'm sure ALL concerts are acoustic concerts, seeing as one is listening to the band's acoustics... but I digress) in Branford at Therapy Lounge. Normally the posters I do for concerts are a bit louder... but that's usually because the music will be as well. This is promised be an intimate "unplugged" show, so I figured a guitar with flowers growing out of it says quaint and comfortable.