Monday, September 28, 2009

Birthright Animated Video by goes live!

Yes, after much work and spinning vectors the animated video is finally complete. Thanks to Celldweller for an amazing soundtrack to visualize from. Thanks to everyone for feedback and great support along the way.

Related Goodies to come....



Monday, September 14, 2009

Illustration Friday: Welcome

Sparky, do you think we are welcome here?

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Mediocre Show: Hope

Here is a sketch of Hope from the Mediocre Show. Its a podcast that goes live every Wednesday on pretty much about Eric and Mike, their lives as well as their listeners. Hope is the lady of the show and chimes in with great views and helps level out the playing field.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

3 Songs, 3 Drawings

Just trying something new. Here are three new songs and 3 pen drawings to go with each. It’s a review and a reaction. Lets begin.

First up is “Saeed” by Infected Mushroom from their album Legend of the Black Shawarma. It starts up in their familiar beat build-up to thumping danceable beat. A little tribal, but what is special about this track is that it morphs into a great rock Faith No More inspired anthem towards the end. The lyrics hold a lot of inner anguish so here is the image I drew from that.

Next is a new track from Limacon called “Electro Meds.” There was a string of remixes available and I chose to purchase the Litex Remix from Beatport since it stripped the song down to its basics. Just the right amount of layering so I could really enjoy the beat. For the reaction, I started getting images of steampunk angels.

To round out a solid 3, I chose Mesh’s first single from their upcoming album, A Perfect Solution. The track “Only Better” has glossy production with a haunting melody. I really enjoy how the layers create an audio twist without losing its pop appeal. The lyrics had me picturing this poor guy that could not explain himself to match the truth inside.


So then I took it to the alien extreme.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Captain of the Sea T-Shirt

I just created Captain of the Sea in T-shirt form here. You can change his color and style at will over at RedBubble.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Illustration Friday: Strong

Thought this was a good opportunity to grab some reference and find a strong bodybuilding pose to work from. I found some great photos at Armin Scholz's website and worked from those. Best to Armin and his bodybuilding goals. Then I added some elements for fun and gave him a nice sleeve of tattoos. Speaking of tattoos, just a quick shout to Rockabilly Tattoo, they came up in conversation with a friend the other day and were super cool at the Miami Tattoo Convention. Maybe I will get to pay them a visit one of these days. Thanks for checking out my work, back the drawing board.

-Brett Schmidt

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