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Friday, July 31, 2009

Quick Sketch

Just a quick sketch before the weekend.

I have this photo of my grandparents sitting on the window sill in our kitchen and I took a moment before heading to work and sketched them.

My grandmother's personality truly matched her hair color, "firey". And my grandfather was born with one leg shorter then the other thus the reason for the two different size shoes, but he never let it slow him down.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dove Approved

Well I'm happy to announce the first review on the upcoming DVD for The Slug And Ant Show™ by the Dove Foundation. They review tons of DVDs and films everything from independant projects to big Hollywood productions. Their goal according to the statement on their website is "To encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment." I think it's a great goal and it's one that Salty Graphic Studio LLC strives for as well.

Please click the image below to read the review.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Ventures In After Effects

Pretty much all the animation I do is in Flash, however I've been diving into After Effects a bit taking a stab at character animation. It's a different approach but has some neat effects.

The images below show a Lion I sketched in Photoshop. Each part of the Lion to be animated is set to it's own layer and then imported directly into After Effects. Setting the character up in After Effects takes a bit of time, all the pivot points or joints have to be positioned and then some parenting of layers is involved so that when the arm moves, the hand moves with it...but I'm getting the hang of it.

I'll post more as I progress. I think it's opened up some more possibilities in animation and has been somewhat inspiring, plus it's pretty fun. :)

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Cool Plug For My Studio

Well, we got another great plug for Salty Graphic Studio my company this time from Collide Magazine and Dale Carter of Worship House Media. We're pretty excited about this because it features our studio and one of our properties, "Bible Notes With Cliff". Thanks Collide and WHM!!

I recommend watching the whole video podcast, but if you're short on time just skip over to the 7:24 minute mark to see our plug.

12 - The COLLIDE Show from Collide Magazine on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Upcoming DVD Trailer

What good is an upcoming DVD release if you don’t advertise it a bit? The video below is a short one minute trailer for The Slug And Ant Show™ DVD that will be available towards the end of this summer.

Also below is the Ad poster for the DVD.

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The Slug And Ant Show™ from Michael Foster on Vimeo.


Monday, July 06, 2009

Late Night Sketches

I've been playing around with some different shapes while sketching. I'm not sure where it's heading, but I'm trying to be less rigid and just let things happen. At any rate, I seemed to focus on Sumo wrestlers which I've always found kind of interesting for some reason. Maybe it's their large stature or despite their size how agile and flexible they are or maybe it was a late night and I wasn't thinking straight. ;)

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