Why, Thank You

This is a very big thank you to MOnk (@monkmusic) for mentioning my blog, and me (@pixls), in a tweet. Now if you know MOnk and how many friends and followers he has, you may be wondering why he would go out of his way to mention me and my humble blog. Well the bulk of it has to do with the fact that I'm straight up awesome, but more specifically it has to do with the picture that you see above that I recently drew for him. If you know MOnk and all of his awesome then you'll recognize his face. Being that he calls himself "Monk" I thought it would be cool to see MOnk as a monk. So I did. There's a version without the logo down below. Enjoy!

P.S. shoutout of congrats to two lovely California sisters Danielle & Jeanette (@daniellefab & @jeanetteix)
P.P.S. sorry if that "lovely California sisters" bit sounded creepy...


Wow, a lot of things

So, it's been a long time since I updated around here and, I suppose, a lot has happened. For one, that design in the last post was declined again, sad I know, but whatever. Now I'm working on a new one that's coming along rather nicely (see above). I made the original design with far more colours as you can see here. It's up for critiquing on Threadless (see previous link).

In other news I finished my community service project! And since the play is all done I can totally show you the complete thing! Hooray!
[for those of you who noticed (all of you) for the final production there was a "t" in "beast"]

Beauty and the Beast Prologue from Jake Beadenkopf on Vimeo.

And now before I forget, time to make this picture I just thought of for Monk. Enjoy!



So, I've been absent from my posting for a little while, but there's a good reason for it. However, the grace and articulate-ness with which I convey said reason may be a bit off due to the late, or early hour of the day that I find it to be. Basically, it's two thirty in the morning, Eastern Daylight Time; though there is certainly no visible daylight at this present hour. On to my long winded excuses as to why I haven't been posting with such regularity that I had been, the kind only found after having consumed copious amounts of bran flakes. As you all know, or at least soon you all will, I have been working on various bits and pieces for the school musical. I've finally finished cutting out all of those wretched pink foam wolves, yet the binding is yet to be completed. What's worse is that I've recently found that all those wolves are needed by Monday at the latest, but of course, I had to tell the director that they would be ready by Sunday! So, Sunday it is. I need to find a way to keep the two pieces together under stress without wearing them out (I'll post pictures of the horrible things, when I get a chance).

So, during the oh so scant hours (psh yeah right) when I'm not slaving away over the animation (see below), and the hard labour required of me I've made a Threadless design! The first revision was utter utter crrrraaaap (see way above). Oh I'd been typing this in "Edit HTML" mode, and totally didn't realize it 'til I tried to make something bold... Anyway... So I wasn't real surprised when it got declined because I totally whipped it up in a fifteen minute flurry of design driven adrenaline, wuick before I had to leave for school, to make use of the saws and such things kept in that wretched building (run-on?). So it had already been declined after the three hours or so spent at school, when I got home the "we're sorry" email was sitting all tight and comfy in my inbox. I wasn't really hurt, or even felt anything because of it (as opposed to when "Clowning Around" got declined), so I plucked that little mother fucker and dropped that shit straight in the trash where it belongs ('scuse). Immediately, if I recall correctly, I set to work fixin it up, you can go see the critique... I think, here? Yeah. So after a while I got it up to that last bit, (the one directly above) and submitted it! Like, I actually pressed submit like two minutes ago.

In other news, actually relating much more significantly to the first paragraph, I recently found out that that animation that I'm working on (see previous post) is due this coming wednesday. I've got a shitload of work ahead of me I think... How am I gonna get this guy's head to look right on this completely faked body??? Oy. Well, updates on that will come when they do, I might go silent for a little while more, like, 'til wednesday... Enjoy!


Intro so Far...

Beauty and the Beast Prologue (rough draft) from Jake Beadenkopf on Vimeo.

[Where it cuts off is all that's there so far.]

I've started animating, and sequencing the video for the intro to the musical. It's coming along well. The audio is from the soundtrack of the musical. All the pictures and animations are mine. The only thing is the video with this... compression, the frame rate went all wonky, so it's choppier and slower than it's supposed to. I'll probably figure out a better way to do it. I'll upload that when I get a chance. Enjoy!


It's Been a While

So I realized that I haven't posted anything in a couple days. What should I start with? I have a little bit of the next slide, but that's basically the last one, just zoomed in. I have a start on the third one, would you like to see that? I think it'll be more interesting...

Oh that's right I also started working on the placement of this nifty little design for threadless. It's been up on the critique section for a while, but i haven't done anything with it for a while. I thought it was time to start doing the placement. I knew where I wanted it to go, but getting it there just right is rather difficult. But I did it, and is now up for crit on threadless. Go check it out: http://www.threadless.com/critique/37538/Skull_and_Crossphones#v4
Forgot what else to say. Enjoy!