Monday, November 23, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Ward Jenkins

In light of a recent school project assignment, I got the idea to have artist spotlights to show off some of the talented artists I have come across over the years. There are always a handful that stand out from the crowd, so it's only fair to study their work and recognize them for their accomplishments.

Today's artist spotlight: Ward Jenkins

Stay at home illustrator and animator from Portland, Oregon, Ward Jenkins has created a style I personally am obsessed with. He runs a blog called The Ward-O-Matic. There, he writes about “art, animation, and anything aesthetically pleasing to the eye." I've been following for quite some time and can attest that everything he writes is really interesting and informative.

All around, a solid artist with a true passion and talent. His style is truly original and his characters are super catchy, which is wonderful to see among the plethora of work out there. Let's take a look at some of his work below (His self portrait is the first illustration). You can check out more of his work and contact him via his new website.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kronk's Shoulder Angels: Kinetic Typography

Busy, busy, busy! Yep, that's definitely how I've been the past few weeks. Projects are piling up just around the same time I take more hours at work. But, busy is good, right? Absolutely!

My latest project is this kinetic typography animation you see below. Oh yeah, nothin' but type down there. I chose dialogue from one of my favorite movies of all time, The Emperor's New Groove.