For any of you that haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend heading over to the Cup O Doodle blog, it is a great place where artists come together to get inspiration from scribbly lines! Here is my latest piece for the blog, I hope you like it! Click here to visit Cup O' Doodle
Here is a step by step breakdown of my process for one of my recent pieces. Sometimes I like to let the mood define the piece, there are other times when I start with a much tighter sketch, but I like this way of working and it has its own place in my work flow. If you I get a good response from this post I will make an effort to keep track of more works as they come to life, so let me know what you think!
A reposting of the final
And here is a sketch that I haven't posted on here yet! Thanks for stopping by!
Last weekend was the infamous CTN animation expo. I was lucky enough to meet so many new artists, and reconnect with some great talent from all over the world. I counted at least 8 different countries represented at CTN this year which is for sure a new record. Theres too many for me to name here but I have added at least a dozen or so new links to my links section, please be sure to check them out if you are looking for some inspiration! CTN is an outstanding source of inspiration and networking, but if you are lookin' for a good ol' fashion schoolin' then you are in luck, the new Animation Collaborative is a great resource and it is taught by all working professionals from PIXAR. Check out their website for more info ASAP. Click here to find out more info
Chris Oatley Paperwings Podcast
The podcast I was interviewed on was finally released! Here is the link for the podcast, please give it a listen especially if you are an up and coming artist in any field of illustration. I was lucky enough to be accompanied by the wonderful Betsy Bauer, Elsa Chang, Sarah Marino, Natalie Hall, and Jessie Greenberg on the pod cast, and everyone had some great insight on ways to approach starting a career in animation.
And just in case I wasn't clobbering you over the head with enough social media, I am now on Twitter. Please follow me @IsaacOrloff. Feel free to ask me questions or anything you like about the podcast and I will respond as quick as I can!
And Last but not least...
As some of you may know, I have been working at the video game company ZYNGA for nearly 2 years now. Most of the work I have done has been kept under wraps, but recently our game was released into the wild! Here are a few screenshots courtesy of the World Wide Web. I contributed mostly to the look and feel of the game and handling nearly all of the concepts for the buildings in the game. I know social games aren't everyone's cup o' tea..but hopefully some of you out there will check it out. Stay tuned for some more exciting news in the very near future.
What if stray dogs were all alien spies?
This is one my prints that will be available this coming weekend at CTN Expo! I will be exhibiting next to the wonderful Tuna Bora and Elsa Chang at table T47! Please come by for a visit and check out my work, I will also have sketch cards and books! Just look for the big banner of my blue truck.
Podcast Interview with Chris Oatley
Some other exciting news, this week I will be featured on a podcast which some of you may be familiar with. Chris Oatley of "chrisoatley.com" interviewed myself and several other up and coming industry professionals about our experience breaking into the industry of animation and and tips we may have for those of you who are trying to do the same! When it comes out i will post the link here, or better yet you can subscribe @ www.chrisoatley.com, he has plenty of advice to go around and I highly recommend his site for anyone looking for tips on their portfolio.
Annnnnd in case you haven't seen the previous posts about it, please "like" my facebook artist page! www.facebook.com/isaacorloffartist
Behold One of my first prints that will be available at CTN next month! And for the first time I managed to capture some WIP shots. I have more detailed ones with technique and design instructions that I will add later on. Hope you enjoy!
Made a lot of art this weekend! But I wont be sharing all of it so I have some new stuff to share at CTN. You'll have to stop by the booth to see the rest!
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