Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Musta Shrunk in the Dryer

... 'cause I definitely didn't gain any weight this year...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cat on a Cold Wooden Windowsill


This one's in heart of Paul Newman, my roommate Minoo's first crush. Happy Birthday Minoo!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Some Stop Motion Stuff

This is one of my puppets for a really short short test film animation I'm shooting on 16mm this weekend. Ohhh, animation bolex I hope I remember how to use you!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cats and Dogs


This one was influenced by the weather today. Eck.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Batgirl


A request to see a picture of Batgirl from Mr. Salinas. Check out his twitter!
@Mr_Salinas

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Alexsnowskate


Another request! This is from @alexsnowskate on twitter, another request for me to draw him. You can check out his stuff at http://www.youtube.com/user/alexsnowskate

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rubber Onion


This is my second request from rubberonion to draw him! I don't think I'm particularly good at portraits, but hey, I tried. Check out rubberonion's stuff at http://www.rubberonion.com

Friday, November 19, 2010

First Request!

This is a request for a friend to draw "a turtle and a panda making a fort." So that is what I did.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Old Man Snoozer

I saw this guy at Starbucks in Greenpoint yesterday... he was sleeping on a chair, snoring, and then one of the employees brought him a cup of coffee (free!) and woke him up, saying they don't allow sleeping in the store. He woke up with a jolt and looks around, confused, looking at the coffee and the employee. He says, "I wasn't sleeping! I was just resting my eyes! I could hear everything goin on." Ahahaha la deda, I didn't write the economics paper I meant to, but it was quite funny to watch. And now I know how to get a free cup of coffee....



Friday, November 12, 2010

2 Cute 2 Compute

I don't know where I get these titles... but don't you just want to squeeze the hell out of this?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Like A Fat Kid Loves Cake

It's been a while since I've posted but not because of lack of activity, more because of lack of time and energy. So in order to get myself back on track I'm hoping to post a picture a day (it keeps the doctor away!). I obsessively doodle anyways, and figured why not share my sketchies with the world! I'd be happy to take requests, too, if you have a picture, word or phrase you'd like to see up on the blog! Leave a comment or shoot me a mention on twitter @emilytomasik .

This is the first of my picture a day posts, I titled it Like A Fat Kid Loves Cake. It's colored in photoshop and hand drawn by my hands. Give me feedback!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Some Kickstarter Rewards









So I've been working hard on the photo albums I promised to some of my kickstarter backers. From concept to page, it's taken a while to get these babies finished! But I'm pretty proud of how they came out.






Unfortunately, I was in a rush to send them out and didn't get too many great photos. But I'm posting what I have. Hope you like 'em!






Monday, August 9, 2010

Puppet Fail

So, I was all planned and pumped on posting today pictures of my new puppet that I've been working on for weeks now. It is the actual working puppet of the model from my Pop Quiz post. Unfortunately, the puppet cracked in two at the waist as I was trying to get it to stand. Looks like the
wires just been twisted and jostled around too much. Also, his head was a little too heavy.


Now I'm back to square one, and am a little unsure of how to go about making a workable puppet cheaply. I can't seem to find any non drying lightweight clay, and can't think of any other material that would be better for the head and hands. If anyone has suggestions, PLEASE let me know!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Back from Adventure

Giant paper mache statues that were publicly displayed in Cuzco.

The city of Cuzco behind a local musician. Taken at Cristo Blanco.

The streets of Cuzco. Many are much narrower than this.

Machu Picchu.
The cooking tent at one of the campsites. Mike is in the back diligently chopping an onion.
Incan Ruins along the trail.
A little boy who I later struck up a friendship with. He was very interested in my camera.

The fountain in the center of a plaza in Cuzco.


So I'm back from my trip to Peru to hike the Inca Trail! I know I've said it a million and five times, but again, THANK YOU to everyone who supported the trip. It was an absolutely amazing experience.
Now I'm back in this muggy heat and I've been starting to sort through the thousands of pictures that I have.
I hope to be putting a stop motion animated video together with Michael Oshins which will give you a tour and a taste of our experience in fast forward mode. I think the video is going to be really great, so keep looking out for it!

In the meantime, I'm posting just a few of the pictures here because a lot of people have been asking to see them. Enjoy, and keep watching out for more!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pop Quiz



I'm currently making models for some characters in a promo video for a new children's book coming out titled, Cows Can't Quack, by Dave Reisman. I need everyone's opinion on who they think this man is- the only clue I'm giving out is that he's famous! I'm trying to make a puppet that can be instantly recognized as the celebrity it's modeled after- so your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Addie

This is a portrait I drew of a woman I saw pulling into a nursing home to visit. She didn't have the lizard (or blue hair, orange lipstick, purple eyeshadow, or hat, for that matter) but one can dream. I named her Addie.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fatal Politeness

This is a really stupid comic that I drew after having a back and forth "hi how are you" match with an acquaintance who I unfortunately caught glimpse of too soon to ignore until the "meeting point". Therefore, we exchanged too many generic greetings just for the sake of acknowledging each other's presence. But I digress. Anyways, enjoy.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

There Was a Little Girl...

This is an illustration I did a few years ago based off the poem There Was a Little Girl. I used pen and watercolor pencils.


It goes:

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
And when she was good
She was very, very good
And when she was bad
She was horrid.

I'm not sure what the message behind the poem is, but it was read to me all the time when I was younger.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Illustrator Work!

Thanks to everyone who checked out my last hand drawn animation! You can see it scored at:

I'm currently working on some other hand drawn animations for Julie Amato's website and for Squeaky Wheel Media Resource Center in Buffalo, NY. In the meantime, I made up this Illustrator file for Julie- just as something else to fancy up her website. Let me know what you think! Also feel free to contact me at etproductions.film@gmail.com if you're interested in some cartoons or pictures for your website or blog! Thanks!

PS- not sure why it's cutting the right hand side off a little. The original has even space on both sides.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Writer's Block

Here's the last animation I did for a classmate's title sequence, all hand drawn. I unfortunately don't have music or a score to go with it yet, but let me know what you think!


video

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shark Biting: Bigger and Better

So I took into account all your comments and substituted the blue screen for that graphic I was talking about (thanks to Michael Oshins http://www.michael-oshins.blogspot.com/). So here's what I got for the final clip, I think it's kind of fun:


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Time- Eating Shark

I haven't been posting for a little while now because as the end of my school year approaches, the work load (and stress level) increases. One of the last experiments I did was a test in live action stop motion. This is a clip from one of the tests, a static "chase scene" was the idea. I'm hoping to put a cartoony illustrator graphic of a wiggling ocean in the background, but haven't tried it out yet. Let me know what you think!

video

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rough Pizza!




These are just a few of my favorite stills from the film. I really love developing these characters and then breathing life into them. It makes me feel like a... God or something, of my own little world.

So I have a draft of Pizza! done, but unfortunately I think the story is not coming off the way I'd like. Too many people have told me they don't get it and so I'm trying to restructure or something to make the final beat more obvious. Maybe I'll use this as a survey. Please, comment to tell me whether or not you understand it! Putting together a completely original claymation in about 3 weeks wasn't easy, and I want to continue working to make it the best it can be. Thanks so much for the feedback!

Here's the link to my vimeo page, where the video is posted. It's only 3 mintues!