I’m going to lead a weekly Recumbent Ride for the local Prairie Cycle Club, so I drew some things for it:
Bicyclin’ Deer (the white-tailed deer is the state animal of Illinois)
Here’s the resultant flyer:
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?
A Hundred Dollar Flipbook for Susan, except I didn’t do it as a flipbook, I did it all on one sheet:
And then I took out frame #6 because it didn’t look right. Here’s the same cycle larger:
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.
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:
More about bloody ritual slaughter here.
Astarte and her equine friends, based on plaques like this:
Some improvements on the bee goddess I posted yesterday.
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
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?
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.
What’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.
Yes, I know locusts hop. But I also want mine to march.
“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.