Not really. But in the spirit of DIY I entered our fav lil monkey in an adult swim (cartoon network) contest. The prize is for a car, which would be neat-o groovy, but I took it as an opportunity to get off my ass and put an animation together. You'll see two links below, one is to view the submission that I sent to adult swim. It doesn't have any credits, or naughty words and had to be under 20 mb. The other link is an uncensored version, as I prefer to present Paint Monkeys, Inc. It's bigger, and better, and has naughty content that I removed for the sesitive Cartoon Network folks.

I doubt I'll win, as it's pretty offensive material. But, considering what I do see on the air - I'm on par. Either way it's done, and maybe someone will take interest and flip the bill for a full blown pilot episode.

Enjoy. Be patient, the files are big. Wear headphones. Update your QuickTime viewer as I use the H.264 (HD) compression scheme.

*Update* I moved the vids to my .mac site so the files would stream faster. You can also download them and share with all your lame friends that don't have high speed internet.

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Sunday, November 06, 2005 at 7:05 PM | 1 comments  
A while back I donated some work to an auction for GoArt!. They're a great organization, and I received a grant through them a few years ago. They help a large number of artist in Genesee and Orleans county by coordinating shows and facilitating grants and general arts integration. I've had the honor of being on a handful of grant review boards, and it's always great to help make some kind of an arts impact. Someday, I'd like to do more full time work with them, but for now, I have to work for a living.

Anyhow, I do like to help when I can. So I donated some work - more accurately the commitment to do work for the lucky bidder. What I was donating was a portrait for inclusion in my current series. Well, that was the plan...the winning bidder asked that her granddaughters be painted. Even though this isn't what my current series is about, and I normally don't do kids - I agreed since she donated a generous $300. I ended up getting photos of her, and her daughter in law which I will eventually use for the portrait series. More on those later.

For now here's the Girls;

In progress;



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