If I was to ever create a cartoon series, my characters would be doing lots of this. Lots of disgusted / offended / confused faces. Lot’s of “whatever!”, “eww!” and “omfg wut!”.
I think it looks cute. Like how Lilo from Lilo and Stitch poked her tongue out alot. I like that.
New illustration for the Globe and Mail for the Facts and Arguments section today. For an essay written by a woman who loves bird watching and likes to imagine herself in the field with the “twitchers” (the serious bird watchers) but is content watching them from the comforts of home.
I love when you get to learn something new through an illustration assignment. For instance, I had no idea that serious bird watchers are called “twitchers” and there are a quite a few terms that go along with that whole sub-culture. Check out this page on wikipedia for a list of twitcher terms!
I’m in the same boat as the author of the essay. I love birds and can recognize quite a few but I’m not terribly great at identifying birds. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is amazing at it! I can always ask him what that bird flying over head is and he’s always telling me all the cool birds he spots on his commute to work.
Another shot bird anecdote: a couple of days ago I saw a “plastic” (twitcher term for a bird escaped from captivity - thank you wikipedia) while out walking my dog. There was a bright yellow and green budgie hanging out with the sparrows in the park. You could see the little guy from a mile away, he was so bright. He looked pretty content though, eating some berries off the ground. I’ve been trying to see if I can find him again on my walks but I haven’t :( Hopefully he’s doing ok.
Thanks to Ben Barrett-Forrest for the assignment and for letting me draw some birds! Birds, birds, birds.
I redesigned my website for the second time in almost 9 months. It’s much closer to how I envisioned it and is much bolder than my previous design. I feel like I’ve spent a few hours once a month exploring my options severely to come to this latest solution. Even the 404 error page is custom which makes me laugh a little.
Check it out….Tell your friends. :)
I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.
i told you they could learn to speak american (sign language).
i told you.