Monday, December 19, 2011
Art Summary 2011: AKA the year I finally got the hang of Illustrator and never turned back. Not quite as active of a year for art or animating as last year, but still a pretty good one and in a quite a few cases the art lead to great things, like prizes!
Note: these are placed under the months I was working on them, not when some were published some time later.
January: Started work on Next Film festival Ident, which was done and released by March. Not a lot of illustration, just the odd doodling.
February: A few illustrations, one for a collab that never happened and another a Valentines card which was also my first proper go at using Illustrator in years. was mainly working on the animation at this time.
March: Completed and released animation online. Also discovered some older animation of mine in print. Did a new Animals Packing Heat and a new bloggomic, but not much else.
April: My animation for the film festival got featured in a bunch of local newspapers! Made a big Rabbids pic for Stacey's birthday. Done a few doodles including another bloggomic.
May: The film festival was this month with quite a lot of exposure for my animation in printed form and shown at every screening! Put together a 10th anniversary picture of Manga-Gaga as a timed exclusive print and a new Animals Packing Heat for my first comic village table at MCM in London, which went pretty well and I even did a couple commissions there. Joined Tumblr at this time too, which admittedly I use a lot more than here now.
June: Had my Rabbids art printed in the official magazine, which was nice. Sonic's 20th Anniversary and Summer of Sonic were this month so I put together a series of illustrations to sell as prints for the event. Also started a favourite characters meme which I never got around to continuing.
July: Not a whole lot. Did a Darkstalkers fan art, a new bloggomic and the odd doodle.
August: Worked on and entered a Rayman origins art contest. By now had really got used to Illustrator. Took some sketches from last year and inked and coloured some of them up, including turning one into a daft GIF. Also two bloggomics.
September: Was one of the two top winners on the Rayman art contest, which got me a trip to Eurogamer and a copy of the game! Designed a new business card and made another animated GIF art.
October: Despite the next MCM Expo being on the way at the end of the month, got struck with artists block, so much so I tried to force myself out of it by asking peeps on Tumblr to suggest stuff for me to doodle. Got my flow back a bit when at the expo however which helped out for the next couple months.
November: Worked on and entered a Sonic CD art contest. Inked a few doodles from a while back and put together a Gumball fan art with Sharpie pens.
December: Was one of the 50 Europe winners from the Sonic CD contest! Did three card designs this month (just one yet to be released). Also did a dumb sonic run animation and inked some dumb xmas comic I sketched last year.