As far back as I can remember my father and I would sit in front of the TV to watch two grown men talk smack about each other before they laid the SMACK DOWN on each other! This was the amazing world of the World Wrestling Federation or WWF, before they lost the name to the damn animals and before they admitted to the wrestling being fake. We knew it wasn’t real but for 1 hour we would be suspended in their world of make-believe acting and violence. Today is his birthday and the card is dedicated to the good old days with Big Daddy Bobby Tang!
Last night was my friend Quynh’s last birthday bash in Shanghai and we missed out. SO this post is for her:
Quynh, apologies for not coming out last night to celebrate your birthday, big apologies as it began to rain and I we didn’t make it out. The consolation is that I was able to finish your birthday card!
Happy Birthday to my favorite niece in the whole wide world!!!
I hope you like this pop-up flip book plus pop-up letters!
This took me a long time to make so my excuses for not doing Siuper this week were kinda valid (although I will catch up on them today!) The concept has been in my mind for quite sometime to animate a whole sequence using pop-ups. This was my first attempt with the lettering and the sketch in the back ground. I plan to make one that will be roughly 30 sketches long in the coming weeks so watch this space!
Meilene, I hope you like the card and have a great birthday!
Here is the Link to the video on youtube: http://youtu.be/Fn4oh2ROMjk
To Shawn, remember; freedom is the right of all sentient beings.
This card was made based on a flip-book pop-up card method used in earlier children’s books as a way to animate the character through a story scene. I used it here to transform bumblebee from robot to car and back again. The art work isn’t mine (sorry Shawn, I am pretty bad when it comes to drawing robots!) Bumblebee is the art work of a Alex Jager and the front image of Optimus Prime is by the now defunct Dreamwave comics team (I am not sure of the actual artist, may have been Pat Lee)
Images and a short video are below of the card in action:
Tommy Happy Birthday Buddy here is your Star Wars themed card for your 4th May birthday!
The ultimate battle between good and evil. I would have loved to have the lightsabers light up when they crossed but I am still working to improve on my electronics skills.
The card is made from two pieces of card, one for the back ground and one for the two combatants. I wanted to stick with a one sheet pop-up however, to do this would have meant the background image being cut into rather than leaving a beautiful silhouette of the windows. So I chose to have Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker as stand alone cut outs to make sure the image looked whole.
Hope you liked the football themed birthday card! My aim was to have the card made from one piece of paper and only have the ball floating off the card and into the corner of the net.Where I ended up attaching the string meant the ball would hit the post… oops! However, I like to think he hits the inside of the post and the ball bounces in!! GOAL!!!!!!!!!
To Scott may you always challenge your limits and never limit your challenges.
This one took me a while to think of as an idea but I remember seeing the picture of Mr Armstrong on your wall and that set the tone of the card. the paint splash was actually an amazing accident as my pen was broken and the ink splashed over the card! however, it turned out to be a great effect and tie the whole card together!
I hope you like it and have a great birthday! Once I figure out the postal service here I will get this over to you ASAP.