Aerobizone, featuring Greg

Over on the Aerobizone portfolio page, I’ve added this latest sheet of Greg expressions, a work in progress. Yes, the main character’s name is Greg. I think a name might stick this time. Also I have been dumping visual development sketches on Twitter and Instagram for another project, a short film I’m working on with my pal Ben. Once there is enough viz dev work in a presentable format, I’ll add that as another portfolio project here.

I wanted to fill out the character design and visual development section of my portfolio here, since two of my favorite projects that I have contributed to (a WB series in development and a TriStar Pictures feature in development) both seem to have fizzled a few years ago, yet the work remains under NDA. Oh well. So I’ll be creating a lot of new independent work that I own and can do whatever I want with.

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Familiar Creatures

Here’s a sketchblog with some past artwork I did for my ol’ pal Ben. Ben Cady released his 10″ record/cassette album called Familiar Creatures in May 2013. I illustrated the cover artwork. Listen, download and buy the record via Bandcamp!

Familiar Creatures

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Digital drawing that started in the sketchbook as three different figures. Once I arranged them a mysterious story started to form, but it’s still definitely up to your imagination what’s going on here because I don’t know.

Daily Drawings in 2012

I am making daily drawings this year. Most of them I am planning on making a time-lapse process video of. When I do, I’ll add them to this play list embedded above.

Sketchbook Drawing

Sketchbook Drawing

Here’s a sketchbook drawing I doodled up with the last bits of ink in a brush pen, a nib pen, sumi ink and some drug-store-bought Crayola watercolors. I posted it on too as part of the new daily drawing feature I’m including on the site where Meathaus associates send me drawings and I post one per day as a neat additional thing to see on every visit to the site.

In McD Workshop news, I got my designer’s copy of the the TUNES book and took a bunch of shots of the lettering I did for a portfolio post which I will do soon. I’m also in the final stages of designing both the Bill Plympton art book, called Independently Animated: Bill Plympton, and my own Why Is Sasquatch Crying? book which is exciting. It is just in time as well since the fall semester has begun and I’m teaching a class again at UArts here in Philly, this time in the animation department. That’s one day of the week. A new book project is starting up simultaneously, an art book about the concept/production art from the new Green Lantern movie coming out next year. The only thing I can say about some of the cool art I’ve seen so far is that some of it reminded me of the art of Zdzisław Beksiński, which is wild stuff.

New Michael and Bear

I have a new secret weapon and the work is flowing. Here is a digital update to that sad bear painting and a new Michael Jackson digital sketch.

Michael Jackson Drawing by Chris McD

Sad Bear painting update by Chris McD