Friday, November 18, 2011

JibJab Jr. book illustration

here are some illustrations i did, out of 23 total images, for JibJab Jr.'s new line of kids books for the iPad.  this one is about trucks of course.  i'm not particularly fond of automobiles at all, in fact i pretty much hate cars in general, BUT i had a pretty great time doing these.  the photo of the character is temporary and can be replaced with whatever face you want when you download the app. from the site.  it's fairly inexpensive plus has fun animation to go along with it as well.  if you've got and iPad check it out.  it's a super cute kids book with swell writing and rhyming.

Friday, October 21, 2011

figure drawings

feels nice to do some live drawing again.

Friday, October 14, 2011

hope for boy

a simple drawing from my book.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

painting #3

well, it's been some time.  painting number three, 42 x 24in., my first go at large scale work.  even larger ones to come some day.  hope you enjoy.  oh, and a picture of me because why not.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"an artist first" interview with Mike Giaimo

(Mike Giaimo and Joe Ranft, 1983)

while wasting time looking at film credits on animation artists i've heard of but have not met, i came upon this great interview by Tee Bosustow from "Toonin to the World of Animation."  in his interview with art director/ designer Mike Giaimo, he sheds some great light on the philosophy of being an artist first before performing your "artistic" duties at your studio job.  as examples, he name drops some important figures in UPA 50's animation like Jules Engels and David Weidman (two artists i admire greatly), and how they pushed their own creative endeavors beyond work.  it's incredibly inspiring listening to Giaimo reveal the secrets behind the success of all animation by explaining the brilliance of these UPA men and their passion for creating good art even previous to working at a studio.  by being an artist first, a master of their craft, they've obtained the skills necessary to express what is aesthetically pleasing.  Giaimo mentions how the UPA men didn't see themselves as anything other than artist who fell into animation.  this to me is sexy talk to my ears, words of great encouragement.  i for one see myself as an animator.  but it's my hope to escape that mentality and lure that artist within.

to listen to this great interview with Mike Giaimo click HERE.

Monday, August 1, 2011

thank you!

i just wanted to say thank you to those who came to the goodbye party last friday.  i hope you all had as much of a nice time as i did.  i will honestly miss you guys.  for those who couldn't make it, i gave out a lil gift, and this is what it said:

-My Dear Friend-

It's really quite odd how the days come and go,
Then life's gone at the bat of an eye.
Some may have no care and tell me, "So!"
But, each day is important, and this is why:

You see, in this world there are so many people,
Like the stars, you can't begin to know.
And in it's pure form, love is its staple,
So, embrace it and you'll find that you grow.

Each person, whether enemy or friend,
Has a heart that is like no other.
So with my small but strong arms I break this earths trend,
Grab hold of you and call you my brother.

In the days that we grew, this shouldn't come as a shock,
But you listened during those hard times and strife.
And so I think of you as my special rock,
One that brings such joy and warmth to my life.

Surely more days go by like the rolling of thunder,
Days you can not relive to see.
And though the large distance may put us asunder
 I daily thank my God for thee.

Just like the stars with vast lengths apart,
Lonely, longing for a friend,
Humble yourself, don't think you're so smart, 
And call on those who'll be there till the end.

For if a day comes and one is leaving you stranded,
Don't give up, just pardon the blame.
Know there's a God who leaves no one abandoned
And each day matters all just the same.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

my goodbye party...come please

i'm off to the Bay Area, friends.  so Friday night i drink to you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

test painting #2

this was another fun attempt at a mixed medium piece. it's about 22 3/4 x 20in. notice no character design bologna in it. the next one will be bigger with maybe a more abstract/subtextual meaning, and a character to fit the scene. but, i still have more flowy nature scenes filling my stomach and mind i need to get out. we will see.

ALSO, this is going to be auctioned off for a benefit to stop human trafficking. my kind friends Andres Salaff and Sunha Yoon are putting on the show where many other amazing friends will be showing work and selling it. come and show your support/and or BUY :)

check out the link HERE!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

a reel, i guess

this sorta sums up my films over the years. never made a reel before.

a reel...2011 from philip vose on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011