Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
On the Arsenic Asylum website I will be adding information and tutorials regarding the methods used to create the images that illustrate the story.
Creating digital environments, digital "zombification" and a behind the scenes peek of our zombie wardrobe which you will have to see to believe. Trust me, it's insane.
First up is a behind the scenes peek at building the miniature of the asylum.
Here the link to Building The Asylum.
. . . in the window?
The answer is a buck.
Found these 10 packs of plastic roaches at the Dollar Tree.
Bugs in the toy aisle.
Wish I could have gotten a picture of my wife's face as I picked up a pack and proceeded to the check out.
You would think she would be used to this sort of thing by now.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Someone on Facebook asked if I had a shot the new 21 etsy pieces all together...here's a photo of them all patiently waiting to be photographed for the etsy shop.
Decrepit inmates chill'n on the lawn...just another summer in Michigan.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
My free sample of Glidden paint arrived yesterday via Fed Ex.
Free + quick delivery = AWESOMENESS.
Thanks Glidden for the promotion, your paint rocks the Casbah and I’m envisioning some pretty kick ass purple zombies.
Rock, um Paint On!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Dad Day to everyone that falls into this category.
We rode our bikes downtown and had lunch on the sidewalk at Diamond Jim’s and just happened to find a publication featuring a certain troll.
Lunch was yummy (French Dip with some awesome onion rings) and had a good time with my wife and youngest son.
My oldest son is currently in Florida at Disney World but I did get a Happy Father's Day wish from him in the form of a text.
One of my favorite things to study is pre-production concept art; I find it fascinating to see how an idea changes and develops as it progresses.
Last February everyone interested in creating a troll was asked to submit concept art so the committee could see what the artist intended on creating.
The Tridge Trolls II guide book contains the original concept art for each sculpture so I thought it would be very interesting to match the original artwork with the finished piece.
In no particular order here are the trolls from concept to completion.
Click to make larger.
Click to make larger.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Yesterday the troll displayed in front of Dow Diamond was stolen, here’s the information.
“So Sorry to report... help us return him,
! On Friday, June 17th, 2011 sometime between the hours or 9:30 am and 10:30 am, an unknown person (s) stole the troll sculpture which was located near the front circle at Loons Stadium. If anyone has any information please contact the Midland Police Department at 989-839-4713 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers of Midland County at 1800-422-JAIL.” Midland
Here’s hoping the culprits get a big fat Egyptian curse thrown in their face.
“Troll Like An Egyptian” was created by Erik Johnson.
Erik is a talented illustrator, you can find his blog here.
Last night the troll artists were treated to a Loons baseball game in the
A fun evening that included dinner, gifts and being recognized on the field prior to the game, it was great to meet the other artists and make some new friends.