Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This is Brody. He's the hippy dippy that hits possum with his car. He then pokes Possum in the eye to see if he's alive. The poking itself actually jolts possum back to life. From that point on Brody is convinced a zombie possum has come to take his life for killing it with his car. Oh Brody you crazy.
Posted by Matt Witham at 8:35 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Every Teddy Rupskin needs his Grubby right? I was one of the few children who had a Grubby, he was awesome. So this is Franklin the Bat. He's not so much Baxter's friend, he basically tries to prevent Possum from doing something so dumb that he ends up killing himself or people around him. Often Baxter believes he has abilities like flying, where in fact Franklin is holding onto him for his dear life after Baxter jumped off a rooftop. Thinking there might be some life debt kind of thing going on and thats why Franklin sticks around, yeah, like han solo and chewie, good times. So as you can see franklin is still in progress in the photo, his eyes are also going to be a 3d or 2 1/2 D problem may have to go back and shrink his nose but we'll see, the fur is actually this really soft material used from a woman's bathrobe at some women's store cant remember which one. either way, awesome material haha.
Posted by Matt Witham at 9:34 PM
This sexy young lad is the main character of a side-scrolling video game my friend Jeff Wallenhorst and i are creating. I originally had the idea for a tv show, haven't pitched it yet but still want to, but thought in the mean time instead of making a stop-motion film or puppet film i'd make a video game, that'll take less time right? wrong...
But we are building all characters and set pieces by hand and putting them into the program. The programs called Power Game Factory for mac. It doesn't use actually coding script which is awesome cause i know zero. it's like cut and paste and changing meters and percentages, something my brain can handle. The fully fabricated version is on the top. we took off one of the eyes because people were getting confused in thinking possum had another set of eyes on the other side, it works better in the 2d drawing to believe he only has two eyes, but trying to make 2 and 1/2 D characters apparently makes peoples brains explode. so he'll be profile few with one eye on each side :)
Posted by Matt Witham at 9:09 PM
This is actually the first one of these i did, but i had to go back to make a jpeg of this one soooo the others were posted first. The color scheme for this one was probably the hardest, i had another version with the monster being pink and the clouds were purple. This series is when i really started to actually use photoshop so some lines are kinda sloppy or finely cleaned up. Art's suppose to be sloppy!
Posted by Matt Witham at 6:48 PM
Having a good old fashion race around the world isn't as easy as it used to be when monsters are around. I think i originally intended to have this monster be under them in disguise as a mountain, but i decided i'd give him a mountain shape facing them. Maybe he woke up and stood up or something, yeah that's it.
Posted by Matt Witham at 6:19 PM
So my friend Amy at work convinced me to start a blog today. I'm not one to follow trends and by that i mean i do it often, (i don't wanna be the outcast..geez.) But i definitely have been meaning to show my work and work's in progress so hopefully start posting some oldies and newies (not newsies the amazing musical starring christian bale) by this weekend. Hope someone out there likes some of it! woo!
Posted by Matt Witham at 5:57 PM