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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:57 pm
by The Star Swordsman
I swear, you gotta find an art museum because that is truely an a amazing picture!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:06 am
by animagusurreal

Thank you :)

If you know of a museum that would like it, I'd gladly show it there :) :) :)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:24 am
by The Star Swordsman
I'll keep my eye out for one. ANd you're welcome dude!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:03 am
by Pixelated
Oh wow, that stuff is brilliant! It's so unique... I've never seen anything like it!

You would be extremely successful as a children's picture book illustrator ;)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:44 am
by animagusurreal

Thanks! :) :) :)

At one point, I was supposed to do a children's book for a design firm, but the author decided that my style wasn't what she had in mind for her story. Also, I did a sample illustration of a scene in a kitchen, and she felt that the rounded teapots "clashed" with the rectangular cabinet doors. I'm still trying to figure that one out :) .

I still hope to do children's book illustration. I'm planning to send the Easter Bunny pic and a few others to some publishers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:01 pm
by The Star Swordsman
What do you plan on posting next?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:19 am
by animagusurreal

I'm working on a picture of characters from my fantasy novel project: Ballad Quill the gryphon (who appears as my avatar), his musical partner, Sondrew Hayne, master quest guide Sequiel, and a mysterious werewolf. The big thing about this picture is that Sondrew and Sequiel are both - gasp! - human characters!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:45 am
by The Star Swordsman
oooh, sounds neat! well good luck to you on it. I can't wait to see it.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:59 am
by animagusurreal
Thanks Star. It's nice to know someone already wants to see it when it's finally finished :)

In the meantime, here's a music video based around my picture "Villaintines Day":


Two rival supervillains fall in love at first sight while a superhero looks on, amused, in this art-based tribute music video.

All artwork in the video was done by me, except for the photo of the honeydew melon, and the two screenshots of Helen of Troy from the DuckTales episode, "Raiders of the Lost Harp".

The main song is "Looking at You" by Cole Porter, sung by Alan Alda on the soundtrack of Woody Allen's movie musical "Everyone Says I Love You". It's bookended by excerpts of "Tick Tock", from the OBC recording of Stephen Sondheim's "Company".

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:42 am
by animagusurreal
"Campfire Confidences"


(For some reason, Sondrew's eyes look all googlie in the image that's in the post, but they don't in the full-view Photobucket version. Click here and then click again for full view: ... d800px.jpg )

This picture is based upon a scene from the fantasy novel I'm working on. Singing partners Ballad Quill the gryphon and human Sondrew Hayne swap stories with the kingdom's top quest guide, Master Sequiel (also human), while sitting around a campfire. Meanwhile, Arix the werewolf is watching unnoticed from the bushes.

The fire was created from the hair of a character in a very old Photoshop pic, which I ran across when I accidentally put in the wrong disk while looking for another file.

It may not look it, but just about every little detail of this picture seemed to require tons of work for some reason. The most frustrating part was making it look like they were sitting cross-legged/Indian-style. Someone suggested that I have them sit on logs or rocks instead, but by that point I had already figured it out :) .

I wound up leaving most of Ballad's body out of the frame. It made for a more intimate picture...and it meant I didn't have to draw as much background scenery ;)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:05 pm
by bright dot-dasher
You have a very unique style and talent for art, animagusurreal; I am amazed at all of your work from the beginning of this thread! :o :D
I wish I had those designs in my own home!
Keep it up!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:07 pm
by animagusurreal
Thank you, bright dot-dasher for your kind words! :)

I wish I had those designs in my own home!

Prints are available for sale :) :) :).

This is my latest,



A were-unicorn partway through transfomation, using myself as a "model" for the human elements.

As an obsessive artist, if I go too long without doing something creative, I get a feeling sort of (to use a bit of hyperbole) like my brain is going to burst. I was inspired to do a picture of a were-unicorn as a metaphor for that feeling, with the horn being the ideas that are "bursting" out of my head.

I thought of this while in line for the check out at Wal*Mart, and that was originally going to be the setting for the picture (representing an ordinary, everyday location), but I didn't have any pictures of Wal*Mart, so I used this picture of my closet full of ordinary objects (cropped out of a picture of myself and a friend) and superimposed the image of an "enchanted meadow" over it (actually a picture of a local park altered in Photoshop.) This is the first time I've used photos as a backdrop. It's also the first time since an "Aeosop's mouse taking the thorn out of the lion's paw" picture ages ago that blood has appeared in any of my pictures (that little trickle where the horn is coming through in my forehead.)

I've also done three new music videos since my last post:

"Multitudes of Remis"

Various versions of my beaver artist superhero character Remi Vitoux, drawn by myself and others.

The main song is Ike and Tina Turner's cover of The Beatles' "Come Together", written by Lennon/McCartney. The interlude at the beginning is from "Le Festin", from "Ratatouille".

(My Remi is not to be confused with Remy the rat from "Ratatouille". I love "Ratatouille" - obviously :) - but I thought of my Remi long before that movie came out :))

"Your Imagination"

A music video tribute to Disneyland, featuring the song "Your Imagination" by Brian Wilson (formerly of the Beach Boys).

The program at the beginning is Circa 1987, the childhood photos are from my 12th birthday in 1993, and the photos featuring my friends and I are from May 31, June 1st, and June 17, 2008 (The opening day of Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's California Adventure.)

"Escapia Medley"

A music video with artwork of the characters from my fantasy novel, "Escapia" (including the "Campfire" picture above.)


"As We Go Along" from the Monkees' movie "Head"

"Summer, Summer" from the musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona"

Intro/End Title:
"Simple Joys" from the musical "Pippin"

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:03 am
by The Star Swordsman
Oh wow, now that is really, really amazing artwork. I really loved watching the music videos. You seem to make my jaw drop everytime you post up something new.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:44 pm
by animagusurreal

Thanks, Star :)

Here's a new one:

"The Dam Breaks, Part 1 - Blue Tears of Sorrow"


An extreme close-up of my beaver character Remi crying. Don't worry, he'll be happier in part 2 :).

"Blue Tears" make me think of of Wilbur the pig from the animated version of Charlotte's Web, who was always crying those big bright blue tears.

Also, here's the thread with my original prose writing, featuring the first chapter of my fantasy novel, "Escapia": ... 068#102068

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:57 am
by animagusurreal
Here's the version with my beaver character, Remi, happy:


I revised the sleeves in the original sad pic, too:


And here's the combined pic: