Head on over to Nicebunny.com to pick up some designer paper toys designed by Brian Castleforte aka Nicebunny. There you can also download the 13 peice HeadKase Artist Series, a collaboration with the likes of Matt Hawkins, Ben The Illustrator, Phil, Sosio, Marshall Alexander, Gianzo, Mari Inukai, LaFlamme, Dickie Jones 33, Josh Coldiron, Remember the Little Guy, Nick Knite, and myself.
You can see pics of mine on the Flickr.
It's been a crazy week. This semester's finals were a bit easier but still just as stressful. In the midst of the chaos, i managed to pull through with the work you've been waiting for. i decided to release them separately through the month so i could have time to build and photograph them all (that's right, i haven't even had time to actually BUILD the other 2). So here's the first of three, the late, great Jason Mizel a.k.a. Jam Master Jay.
Check the Flickr for more pics.
on another note, Rest in Piece to Chad Butler a.k.a Pimp C, 1/2 of one of the greatest hip-hop groups of all time UGK and an ace producer. Thanks for all you did for Southern hip-hop.
This is just a small post so you guys could see what i was workin' on. i've been really busy lately. Above is a screenshot of what i'm working toward releasing in a week or so, and yes, i'm giving you all three to make up for not having anything for this month or last month.
Most of you could probably guess who these guys are (or not) and i'm thinking of maybe making a series of musicians (but that's still a BIG maybe). Let me know your thoughts on the idea AND on what you see above. It would be greatly appreciated.
i also got a camera and took some pictures of the previous models.
Check the Flickr for more.
So i'm back at good ol' Memphis College of Art and i just couldn't wait to try out the new Wacom tablets. I seriously need to invest in one of these babies.
i tested them out on a few sketches i previously scanned in.
The Material Things was selected as a daily pick on AniBoom today so i'm excited about that.
Above is one of the recent commissions i've done which can be found on the updated Flickr stream. As time progresses i'll add more. Keep the jobs coming folks, and thanks for the support.
P.S.: I did fix the Morilla link, so have at it and sorry for the mix-up.
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 2:23 PM
As you can see, i've made a few changes around here. Some of what you see will probably change, but for the time being, enjoi.
Well, it's August tomorrow so i'll drop this one a little early. I call this beast the Morilla!
Morilla.pdf *LINK FIXED*
Introducing the TUBii© (pronounced "TUB-bee") line! These are original papercrafts from your's truly that i promised. I've got many designs and i'll try my best to deliver a new one each month!
This month, Angel. This little cutie loves to bring joy to everyone who is lucky enough to witness her. She appears only to those who make beautiful design. Bring her perfection to your space.
Since i'm lacking in the camera department right now, send me an interesting photo featuring Angel and i'll add it to a special flickr gallery for the world to see!
1. build the model
2. snap an interesting (be appropriate [pg] please) photo
3. send me an email to bryanRrollins@gmail.com with a subject "TUBii" with two attatchments:
- 72px resolution photo at least 700x700px in .jpg format
- txt or .doc file with your:
your site/blog (if any)
AND IN CLOSING: Updated Flickr complete with new desktop wallpapers and
Randy Hubbard Parker, son of Simone G. Parker and Rap Legend KRS-ONE found dead in Atlanta apartment.
(July 10th 2007) After a long battle with depression, Randy Hubbard Parker, son of Simone G. Parker was found dead in his Atlanta apartment this past weekend. The Fulton County Atlanta Medical Center lists the cause of death as a suicide. Simone G. Parker, wife of Rap legend KRS-One cites “severe depression” as the motivating cause for Randy’s sudden death. He was 23.
Randy Parker was born at Elmhurst hospital on July 18th 1983 in Queens New York. Randy, a graphic designer and fashion entrepreneur, was seeking employment in the Atlanta area of Georgia. A private memorial service will be held in Florida on July 18, 2007 (Randy’s 24th Birthday). Plans for an August memorial service in New York are underway. KRS-One and Simone Parker sends their sincere appreciation to everyone who has already responded to the tragic news.
My thoughts go out to the family.
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 9:37 AM
Meet Audia, a character i've been working on for about 3 years now. This is a color comp of one of my sketches. i'm finally ready to put her to work in a new project. What will it be? Stay tuned.
BONUS MATERIAL: These are some pages of a shot i did with her in 2005.
Page 1 - Intro
Page 4 - Title Page
Looking back at them i get that " i drew THAT?!" feeling. Maturing her (and my writing ability) for so long has payed off as you will see later this year.
IN OTHER NEWS: Updated Flickr.
I was scrounging around the other day and i found some...things. This is something i did a while ago and used to make stickers. He is the first of the two babies that i decided to draw beacuse i never drew creepy babies before and i thought 'what the hay'.
I don't yet have a name for this little guy, but that's were you come in. Got any suggestions? (No, i will not name him 4real).
Here's the other one. She's also nameless. Help me out.
Here is the finished piece. This is my first time using Photoshop for a major part of the production. I don't think it's too bad for a first time, if i do say so myself. Thank you Iain McCaig DVDs!
Since the goal of StartDrawing for Live Earth was to raise awareness of global warming i thought,"Why not do a portrait of mother earth?"
Comments are welcome.
These are some pieces i've done with Shin Tanaka that i never got around to posting. I missed out on designing a Gritty (, but i don't think i was ready at the time anyway) so i jumped at the chance to get in on the action this time.
"DRAGON!" MASK HOODY (series 2)
My original idea for the Gritty was to pay homage to Bruce Lee. When the MASK HOODYs were released i decided to use the same idea, but as it matured, the "dragon" idea became more interesting. However, i didn't want to stray too far away, so i kept the single stripe on the sleeves.
"Bees, boy!" SPIKY BABY (series 6)
At the time i was playing with making cuter faces. i was drawing small circles and smiles of varying sizes and in different positions to see what i got. After coming off the MASK HOODY, i wanted to do something completely free without a real concept. The title comes from the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "eDork".
I got some original papercrafts in the works as well, so be on guard.
Given that this was done in a week, I didn't get to do all that i needed. I need to go back and ad in small constants such as the shirt and neck-tie which disappear toward the second half.
- Add more background layers; scenery
- "Rick" stays on the Beetle too long
- Animate the inanimate positions.
- Establish relationship between "Rick" and wife
- Motorcycle moves too slowly
- Play up the motorcycle
- Beef up the transition from Drama to Action
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 2:55 PM
This piece is a piece about materialism. One of the things I found most interesting in my Blues research was this kind of "minimal" spirit. Most musician's i've read about and listened to live by a philosophy of having only what one needs; living with the bare essenstials with maybe a little extra on the side, but nothing excess. In this piece, I was thinking about the crazy stunts people do to attain wealth to the point of endangering themselves and others.
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 4:02 PM
Download: "Alone".mov (large). 12.5MB. 24sec. [right_click to 'save as']
The blues covers many melancholy subject matters, but I felt that I wanteed to work with the feeling of lonelyness. I didn't want a 'my baby left me' scenario so i thought and researched and decided to recontextualize the emotion by posing the oft asked question: "Are we alone?"
To illustrate, i decided to distill the question to one image which is simply a woman gazing at the stars.
This was an excercise in masking. The comet is masked as well as the grass. The hair and dress are interpolated masks from paths imported from Adobe Illustrator which were initially traced from hand drawn frames. This technique was inspired by the animated series "Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo". The widescreen effect itself is an inverted mask.
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 8:04 AM
In a since, everybody has the blues, that's what they say anyway. But what is this so called "Blues" and why is it so universal? This medaphor itself is profound; blue is a color that is allegedly calming, yet Blues music has since re-contexturalized and re-defined it as sadness, but despite itself, the Blues never eminates that same sadness.
I propose to decipher what makes
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 9:43 AM
Download: davi_soap_spot[compressed](quicktime). 30sec. 22.2MB
The middle of the commercial is a slight bit choppy and moves a little too quickly.
- The change of the Cammy's skin is too quick.
- Smooth out the movements when the woman changes.
- Soap package was flat.
- Smoother transition when the camera is moving from Cammy's foot, to her head, to the angels.
I think that the class was on point. The fourth point was the greatest technical problem.
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 9:25 AM
With this commercial, I wanted to sell a restorative soap to women in general.
Although it was not finished, I think I captured the feel i wanted. Without sound however, the spot, lacks the nescessary punch to finish it off.
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 9:47 AM
Since I've been working more intimately with my friend the internet and my iPod, Juice, I've been increasingly interested in music, Hip-Hop in particular. Since my meeting Juice, I have amassed a great library of artists. Therefore, I feel that this is the perfect platform to continue investigating music and form I have yet to explore is Blues.
I am very interested in the martial arts specifically the philosophical and metaphorical aspects. The teachings of the martial arts can be applied to any of the arts and in day to day life.
The most intiguing thing about culture is the mystery and the unlocking of that mystery and discovering all kinds of wonders.
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 10:11 PM
I'm not as interested in using Illustrator as I first was. I've decided that I like the cut paper feel and actually having the pieces physically cut is slightly more interesting to me.
Tempest Daví Soap is refreshing, vigorating, and skin replenishing. In this spot i chose to use cut paper to illustrate what this soap can do. The woman in the spot will be made of sandpaper to be a medaphor for rough skin, after the soap is used her skin becomes smooth.
Storyboards for Soap commercial
Posted by Bryan Rollins at 11:22 AM