Some process pictures from the new cartoon

Here are some screen shots from “The Runaway Bunny” cartoon that I’m working on.  I started out by doing the sketching and inks in Adobe Illustrator. After that, I imported them to Photoshop to do the coloring, then once everything was colored, I imported the pieces and soundtrack to After Effects.

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The Runaway Bunny Trailer

Just posted the trailer for a new cartoon that I’m working on with my wife April.  It is a combination of April’s cute and fuzzy crafting creations with my weird and creepy illustration stuff.  The cartoon is still currently in production and will be released in October 2010.  I’ll be posting more updates as we get more done.Click here or on the screen shots to see the trailer on You Tube.

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Unearthed – update.

The Unearthed art and music event went really well! Thanks to Brianna, Ray and everyone else that helped put it together, you guys all did an amazing job!I had a lot of fun hanging out with the other artists, talking to all of the people that stopped by my table and listening to the awesome bands. We got some pictures at the very beginning of the night, but things got crazy pretty quick and we forgot all about the camera…Overall, a really cool night.

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UnEarthed – Art and Music – June 19th

Doing another art show this weekend, June 19, 2010 at the Opera Delaware Studio in Wilmington, DE.  I’ll have some new, original art hanging on the walls and I will be selling some prints, shirts, pins and other stuff at a table.  Other awesomeness there will include my friends Kristen Margiotta (www.kristenmargiotta.com) and Spaceboy Clothing (www.spaceboyclothing.com). See the flyer below for more information -

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Website Update!

Finally updated my website at www.higginsmedia.com/pat. It’s got a completely new look and it’s not flash anymore so you can see it on iPods, iPads, Blackberry, etc. I also added a few new things in the gallery section and a few items to the store section.

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A is for Alien – The Process

Here’s a quick look the steps involved in one of the ABC Monster illustrations that I am working on.  For this project I am taking a series of vector illustrations created for a t-shirt design last year and updating them (to use on a new project) using a combination of brush ink and digital painting.  The first picture is my original alien from the t-shirt design that I printed that out onto bristol board.  The second is the ink that I put down on the bristol and scanned into photoshop at 600 dpi.  After that, I removed the white background and filled in the flat colors on a separate layer (3rd picture). Once I had the flat colors down, I created another layer for the shading and another after that for texture and details (4th Picture).A is for Alien…[slideshow]

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The new blog

Just imported my old blog to the new and improved Higgins Media blog…Ryan and I are currently in the process of combining our blogs and websites to make a more cohesive, shared Higgins Media site.Keep checking this blog or www.higginsmedia.com for more news and information.Pat Higgins

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Drinkin with Joe

This past week my brother Ryan (www.higginsmedia.com/ryan and @ryanjhiggins on twitter) finished our first cartoon.  It is a 2 and a half minute animation about Joe Biden, a Russian guy and beer that we made for Dogfish Head Brewery’s “Off Centered Film Fest”.


* DRINKIN’ WITH JOE UPDATE
- So we didn’t win 1st, 2nd or 3rd…but our animated short is one of 14 films to be shown at the  “2010 Dogfish Head: Off-Centered Film Festival” April 16 & 17, 2010 at the Alamo Drafthouse, Lake Creek in Austin Texas. Not bad for our first attempt at at this animation thing huh? Ryan and I have already started working on a couple new cartoons which should be done pretty soon!

Click here to see Drinkin’ With Joe on You Tube.

Pat Higgins
Illustrator/Designer
www.higginsmedia.com
pat@higginsmedia.com

twitter.com/higginsmedia

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Zombie a go go aftermath

The Zombie a go go Rock n Roll art show was AWESOME! Had a great time and sold some prints, books and shirts.  The bands ROCKED, all of the artists there were super talented  and there were plenty of drinks to be had.  Hopefully they’ll do it again next year!

Thanks to everyone who bought my stuff! Also a huge thanks to my amazing wife April for hanging with me (putting up with my nonsense) for most of the day/night and Kristen Margiotta (www.kristenmargiotta.com) for splitting the table with me! 

Pat Higgins
Illustrator/Designer
www.higginsmedia.com
pat@higginsmedia.com

twitter.com/higginsmedia 

Here are a couple pics from our table at the Zombie A Go Go Show

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Wicked Winter Art Show

Had a pretty decent turnout for the Wicked Winter art show, considering we were in the middle of a real “Wicked Winter”.  As the show was starting, so was a blizzard that ended up dropping almost 2 feet of snow on Delaware! Had fun that night but April and I had to drive home in “State of Emergency” conditions haha! We mad it home alive though.

In case you missed it, the Talleyville Frame shop (3625 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810) will be having a closing reception for the show on Friday, February 5th from 6-10. 

Pat Higgins
Illustrator/Designer
www.higginsmedia.com
pat@higginsmedia.com

twitter.com/higginsmedia

Here’s a picture of me and fellow Wicked Winter artist Kristen Margiotta (www.kristenmargiotta.com)

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