Thursday, November 27, 2008

Anistration or Illumation...

For over two years now I've been making illustration for this company named Valori (a client of Bureau aan Zee who in turn commissioned me). I've done about 10 now and they all depict a person showing managing skills (management being one of the main products of the company).
In some more of my recent animation experimentation I decided to try and find a way to get a bit more life in an illustration I had already finished and these works were perfect candidates.
So I ripped them apart, stood the resulting pieces up on a virtual stage and let a virtual camera move around them.
Although it started out as an experiment I couldn't resist making something 'real' out of it. So I did this little clip, which could be seen as an ad for Valori.
Let me know what you think.

ps: please excuse the stupid post-title.

Friday, November 21, 2008


This week I finally finished a self commissioned piece I started about 2 years ago and it's the third in a series of illustration I started even longer ago. Well in fairness, in style it is part of that series eventhough the concept for this one came about differently.
The short of it is that based on the first 2 pieces I was asked to work on a project with the goal of providing information about responsible cannabis use in the Dutch coffee-shops (yes, this is the Netherlands and it was government sponsored as well). The commission came from Reinier Hamel of SIN who recognized the weird and "collectibility" would be a good way to package the information in a way that might just get the happy smokers to take notice and be mildly interested.

It was to become a whole series of these little illustrated stories that would be incorporated in the packaging of a bunch of different products and publications. A new illustration coming out every few months, making them noticable and (dare we have dreamed it) collectible.
Sadly they idea was lost in a storm of interests and bureaucracy.

This is what all the cuffafle was all about.

And these were the earlier editions in the series.

Maybe, just maybe I might do a few others. I've got a few ideas on the shelf that might be worth it, but they do take a ton of work though.
We'll see.