Bicycling fauna for me

I’m going to lead a weekly Recumbent Ride for the local Prairie Cycle Club, so I drew some things for it:

Bicyclin' Bison

Bicyclin’ Bison

Bicyclin' Deer (the white-tailed deer is the state animal of Illinois)

Bicyclin’ Deer (the white-tailed deer is the state animal of Illinois)

Here’s the resultant flyer:

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“Happy Family” for Josh

Happy Family

This Hundred Dollar Drawing was requested by my brother. His own Happy Family will have to figure out who everyone is, ’cause I sure can’t. I’m also not sure about the dog. Is s/he happily dreaming of eating all of them?

Susan’s “Entlebucher Bounding”

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A Hundred Dollar Flipbook for Susan, except I didn’t do it as a flipbook, I did it all on one sheet:

Entlebucher Bounding sm

And then I took out frame #6 because it didn’t look right. Here’s the same cycle larger:

Entlebucher Bounding3_1

 

 

Tiny Cat Run

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This is mostly copied from the sample running cat in Richard William’s Animator’s Survival Kit book, minus frame 6 (below), which looked weird in the cycle.

tiny cat run 2

Horse on a Recumbent

Horse Bike 2_13

More Moho 12.

Killer of Sheep redux

A few years ago I posted this cycle of Aharon ritually slaughtering sheep. I recently re-did it so he’s slaughtering Kosher-style, from below the neck:

AaronPriest kills sheep loop2

 

More about bloody ritual slaughter here.

Astarte

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Astarte and her equine friends, based on plaques like this:

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Bee dance

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Some improvements on the bee goddess I posted yesterday.

Sweet Melissa

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That is this bee deity’s name.

Horse Quiltimation

Horse (1)

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Algorithmic quilt fill patterns by Chris Carlson

Concept, design, reverse-applique snipping by Nina Paley

Stitchcoding & binding by Theodore Gray

Stitched by Behemoth

Based on horse photographs by Eadweard Muybridge, 1878

Same horse at half speed

Same horse at half speed

Livestock Exodus

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32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.  –Exodus 12, KJV

A Bug in My Ass

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So I’m animating an ass for Seder-Masochism, so the Hebrews have something to carry their stuff out of Egypt so their arms are free to let them walk  jauntily and leap around. I export a test and see this weird artifact on the upper foreleg. Flash is rendering the shape as it looks in vector editing mode. If you look carefully you’ll see the point on the upper right has a little bezier handle. Weird, right?

ass2

It’s a bug in Flash (pre-Adobe Macromedia Flash 8, the only Flash I use), the likes of which I’ve never seen before. To make the artifact go away I had to re-draw the foreleg. Below is a render sans bug.

ass3What’s great about this is it solved my problem about how to best use “ass” in a blog post title. I was considering “What an Ass” or “A Fine Ass” or “I Made Myself an Ass,” but this is much better.

 

Locusts “eat every tree which groweth out of the field”

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The Locusts are coming…

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Yes, I know locusts hop. But I also want mine to march.

The Fifth Plague: Murrain (rough)

“3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field….there shall be a very grievous murrain.” –Exodus 9, King James Version

The fabulous music here is “Dead Animals” by Mental Decay.  You should really hear the whole song. I have no idea why this band isn’t more famous.