Sunday, November 11, 2012

Featured VJ Loop: Magic Color Star Burst in Space Travel Effect

I really want to promote this little loop burst as an addition to your library of motion graphics.  I've recently marked it down to just $5 so you can drop this little graphic weapon onto your hard drive w/ ease.  If your in doubt you can always go to the product page and download a low resolution comp.  I usually do the same for my clients when mixing stock footage with my own loops.  It really gives you a clear idea as to how graphics are going to mix with one another.

Thanks for checking this out and I'm looking forward to sharing some more animation soon!

-Brett Schmidt

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ruby Project: Lines for Coloring

Ruby is a very loving dog who volunteers at the Children's Hospital. A friend decided it was time Ruby got her own line drawing for the kids (young and old) to color.  I got to work and wanted to share my finished illustration with anyone who wanted a fun page to print out and color.  I've never designed/illustrated for a coloring book, but this was a lot of fun.  

The following link is to a PDF that you can print out on your own printer for your own coloring project!


Brett Schmidt

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daily Sketch Group


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lion Spartan Warrior

Some more contest work, this time a Spartan Warrior with the head of a Lion.  This was a fun process.  This was a good spot where I felt I got all the elements aligned.  Probably could have taken this into some more refinement...I see some anatomy issues, but it feels like a complete thought.

Here is a process Sketch.

-Brett Schmidt

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black Party Expo: T-shirt Design Contest

Here is my entry for the Black Party Expo T-shirt contest, he made his way into the finals, but didn't quite make it into the final bout.  I was really happy with the detail and flow of the design.  Thanks to those who encouraged me to enter.

-Brett Schmidt

Muscle Pencil Art: Dragons, Tigers and Bears

Simple concept of taking a muscular male figure and adding Japanese inspired creatures.  This was the first and wanted to go for the dragon since we are in 2012.  

I thought I was doing the same as above, but somehow He-Man Masters of the Universe seemed to be the final influence.

Lots of mass and relaxed Panda.  

-Brett Schmidt

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Podcasts: Mediocre Show + CortandFatboy

hand drawn by zach in SLC and then digitized by ME!  

This is a merch item to help support the Mediocre Show.  This is just one of those things that I do for my friend Eric to support his live show and podcast.  Its a great media for me because I tend to turn on these audio gems and get  stuff done.  

They recommend Cort and Fatboy and I have to agree.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that they really put a glow on my comic book interests thanks to a lot of real comic book folks living in Portland.  

But hey, this is the YouTube generation so here are some videos from each to audioVideo their personalities:

Welcome to That Whole Thing from Joni DeRouchie on Vimeo.

Thank You,

Brett Schmidt

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fan Art Friday: todieforclothing

What more can I say about ToDieFor?  Their a brand that I look at all the time.  They feel like my big art brothers and I sneak into their bedroom to steal ideas.  Then they made it feel like less of a crime when they changed their slogan to "Who Inspires You?"  So thanks to Jason Welsher and Josh "Deph" Welsher for being true leaders in inspiration.  

(Side Note: Don't forget to purchase their ideas, I just got a t-shirt and their sticker pack...high marks on service + quality.)

-Brett Schmidt

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

the mediocre side: a Fonzzy Bear, a Fiesta Lobster, and a lot of Boobies

Drawings based on the Mediocre Show, to Listen Live Wednesdays at 8pm EST please visit the or click on "I-tunes" to subscribe and enjoy past shows. 

For more on Jeff Michael Vice visit Big-Movie Mouth Off on Facebook.

-Brett Schmidt