I completed 4 commercials for a "Get Out the Vote" sort of thing...this was more in terms of voter instructions...make sure you sign your name...if you make a mistake, you can get up to 3 ballots etc.
It was an interesting project...the characters were designed by someone else but I still had to go through and vectorize them and turn them into animatable puppets. I put it all together in After Effects and got them all done...or so I thought. I got a call a few days later from my client telling me that her bosses didn't like the audio...that things weren't clear and my jaw dropped. Your *soundtrack* wasn't locked?
The long and short of it is that the project was a pain in the neck...the check will be nice and as I joked with my client, (this was my second project for her) by our 5th or 6th time we'll have the process down pat.
She didn't know much (anything) about animation but fortunately she is willing to learn.
I also had to redo some stuff on the Cinderella posters which was exhausting. NO MORE REVISIONS.
I finished a slew of illustrations and cartoons for the next issue of Sunstone.
I've been working on some other illustrations for another client which I hoped to wrap up soon...except he just went off to Europe until the end of October.
TODAY I finished a 5 point turnaround for a client in LA. These take a while...not just to do a nice tight line character rotation but it takes TIME to learn the character well enough you feel confident in doing a turnaround. Still waiting on hearing back from him but I think it looks pretty darn good.
In terms of personal projects I've made a ghetto book...and boy it's ghetto!
The cover is chipboard, the thread is hemp twine and the pages themselves are pink drop cloth paper from a roll I picked up a few years ago at Home Depot. I've used the paper before for some inked gestures and though a book of it would be nice.
I covered the outside of the chipboard with a fine sandpaper...mostly because it was there and I wondered how well it would work. The entire thing is uuuuugly but I can't wait to draw in it!
To make up for its hideousness I decided to try a new tutorial I saw online and make a bonafide book...with a spine and everything! It's a little rocky since it's my first one but it looks like a book! I'm going to be mailing it to my nephew for his birthday. I think he will be delighted.
I can't wait to try my second one!