At Long Last.....the promised portfolios
All of you who were due a signed portfolio of prints should have received yours in the mail by now. My apologies again for the unconscionably long delay... Read more
Wait! There's more.....
Please check out all the other e-cards we've posted besides the one you've sponsored.
You can send any of our e-cards, mice, cats or mermaids with the same "birdseed"... Read more
The Finished Animation
It just occured to me that I should put the whole animation here for you all to see. I think the music fits perfectly. It's a piece I found by... Read more
I've been anxious to see this scene fully animated and here it is. I mentioned how much better this is composed than the original idea I had. I wanted to... Read more
This is the background for the last scene in which the birds fly away across the sky. The camera will move with the birds through the trees until there is... Read more
Not only are we fully funded, we have another 20% on top of our goal to support the effort. I'm slumped over my keyboard and mountains of paper with fatigue,... Read more
The Bird Ambassador
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported our effort and gotten our project fully funded! We stand at 108% with 63 hours to go.
We are closing in on... Read more
Isaac and birds
I'm pretty sure that this is my favorite single shot so far. I'll tell Keenan to extend the shot a few seconds longer because it's so well done that I... Read more
I found this drawing which shows how far I've come which is clearly not very far at all. If you judge my penmanship by the evidence at the bottom left-hand... Read more
This is the scene which Keenan worked on yesterday. I was very excited to see what he could do and, except for a few touches here and there, this is... Read more
Here is the next scene staged for the animator to put in motion. This one follows the last scene with Mei from the previous post as the birds are swirling... Read more
Building a scene
This is today's effort: building all the pieces for this scene in which birds are arriving in great numbers to feed on the seeds the children have arranged. The birds... Read more
This little truffle is about two days of work for 16 seconds of animation. But now, it's the way I want it. I realized that I'd used this image in... Read more
I checked with some Chinese speaking friends of mine to confirm the way the word was written and they were able to decipher our slightly crooked characters. We'll make a... Read more
Our animation is served fresh daily! Today's entrée is "Visual Delight".
Here's a first version of the big animated event when the assembled birds take flight.
The word spelled... Read more
Through the Branches
Today's effort is this new background for the penultimate scene of the animation. The birds have all assembled across the scattered seed and are prepared to fly away through the... Read more
Hi Everyone: This character (Apple) just came back from one of my animators, Brian. I painted the figure using gouache on paper, ran it through Photoshop a few times and... Read more
I spent all day Sunday painting birds to populate the scenes where they're gathering around the scattered seeds. I was in the office with no distractions so I... Read more
Are you ready to Spread Your Wings and fly with us?
This year, we’re building a holiday animation that will, with the help of three children and some inquisitive birds, create a wonderful moment out of love and bird seed. It... Read more