I'm proud to finally share the poster for the first season of Yehey titled, The Lost Land of Yehey: Curse of the Hunger Grass. I'll also be posting stills and other previews from the first episode soon, so keep an eye out for them.
Basil the panda, the second strongest of the Yehey Expedition, chooses a Christmas tree. Meanwhile Mordecai the dragon seems to be..."helping?"
A character and graphic design study for Francis Darville, resident spiritualist and shaman of the Yehey Expedition. This would be a poster, lobby card or flyer for one of his live public seances, and is inspired by vintage posters and adverts of the early 1900's.
Francis is a man of many talents, namely that of shamanistic practices and being a skilled medium in communicating with the dead. He's quite the showman! But this a gross exploitation of his spiritual prowess. However a man's gotta eat, er...not really since he's a living mummy, but you get the idea.
Here is the cast of characters for an animated short I'm working on. It's about fire safety, specifically how fire sprinklers work. I was going for a retro-cartoon style, and I think I reached my goal. I really had a lot of fun making this, and I hope I can do something like this again.
Ahoy, all! It's been a while, but I've been keeping busy, and I'm happy to announce that the wife and I's collaboration project is slowly coming to fruition in the form of an animated trailer. That's right, there's a trailer...cause our story is so epically awesome that it warrants one. The following are screenshots from our pre-visual clip or animatic. I'm currently working on all the final animation.
Here we have a polaroid of Pachechi and her grandfather pinned to an old map. "A map of what?" you ask...you'll see.
A shot of an infamous pirate crew that our heroes encounter. Friends or foes? Not sure yet.
Oh snap, it's a sea monster! No high seas adventure is complete without sea monsters. So that's what I got for you. I'll be releasing more screen shots and sketches as we progress. Stay tuned.
Here is the first official illustration from the wife and I's collaboration story. It's the hometown of our fearless heroes. As you can see there's probably not much to do in this town except work and...ride horses...maybe?
In which I regale you with an epic tale of meeting my one true love...and all the perils that that entails. If you liked this, be sure to watch V-Day 1, the vlog that started it all. Also, you can be a troll/creeper by checking out my wedding music video.
Music Credit: "Hey Beautiful" (How I Met Your Mother Theme Song) by The Solids
Here's this year’s Christmas video card! Our Christmas was filled with snow, a goofy Santa, presents and tons of cute Korean kids! Enjoy, and have yourself a Merry Christmas.
Music: “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” - Julian Casablancas
I made this illustrated icon of my own website for my wife’s blog. The inspiration? Well it’s getting a bit chilly here in Busan, so I broke out the old pipe over the weekend. Unfortunately I forgot that I needed to buy some tobacco. Disappointed, I decided to make my icon an illustration of what I wish was reality. Either way you should checkout my wife’s blog, where you can see this icon in all it’s tiny glory amongst other amazing things.
October is a designated month of creepiness here at the House of Cruz, so here’s some zombified candy corn. I’ve never been a big fan of candy corn, and death by zombies is one of my biggest fears…so I decided to combine the two to make something not quite as good as either.
This is another character from the wife and I’s collab project. His name is Kisanim (기사님), which isn’t a name at all. It actually means “driver” in Korean. This character is actually based off of the driver of The Magic English Bus I used to work on, whom we all actually called “kisanim.” He was an older, gentleman whose real name I never knew. He was very sweet and was a real problem solver when it came to mechanics. In our collab project Kisanim is a stoic genius that can drive anything from buses and tanks, to planes and ships. He very rarely speaks, but when he does it’s always in Korean.
Every once in a blue moon my wife hangs out with a girlfriend or two, which gives me a free night to myself. I usually call up a friend to hang out and watch a movie or play video games with. However I’ve been a little hermetic as of late, so I usually end up watching old episodes of Ultraman and eating Red Baron microwavable pizza. What you see is the exact portrayal of those bachelor nights where I am as happy as a geeky pig in slop.
Sooo…in my 6th grade class the students have this small writing assignment where they have to fill in the blanks of a written letter with the key expressions they learned for the day. I was bored, so I decided to take a crack at it myself. This is what I came up with.
Picking up Flash after not using it for such a long time results in simple, silly, and useless animations like this; which perfectly convey my “hushed excitement ” over finishing any Flash project, great or small. I’m a dork!