Having kids changes everything. EVERYTHING. For better and for worse.
One example: before we had kids, when we went to church, it usually went like this:
Ahhh. A day of rest!
Now it feels a little more like this:
And we only have two kids!!!
Church used to be about worship. Now it's all about SURVIVAL.
We're hoping God gives bonus points if you and your family simply live through sacrament meeting.
With this in mind, as we prepare for church we only have two goals now:
1. Make sure your kids don't disturb the other members of the congregation so much that they get up and leave in a huff and never come back.
This means bring snacks. LOTS of snacks.
2. Make sure you don't leave a complete mess behind.
NEVER forget the diapers and wipes.
Oh, also, if you can:
3. Try to learn something from the talk.
If nothing else, your scriptures will come in handy as a shield.
One recent Sunday, in our efforts to accomplish #1 and 2 above, we decided to give our son a snack during Sunday School.
The chair next to us was open, so we set a pile of Cheerios™ on the seat and let him at it.
Now, mind you, our son has shown a pretty impressive repertoire of motor skills and hand-eye coordination, so we figured he'd be perfectly capable of grasping a few pieces of said toasted oat cereal and delivering them successfully to his pie hole.
But he's a critical thinker, so he decided to skip an altogether unnecessary step:
As mentioned in a previous post, I LOVE to see people caricature me. I have a lot of cartoony features (big nose, floppy ears, big bald head, beefy lips) so it's fun to see which ones an artist will pick up on and exaggerate.
So without further ado, here are a few more draw-rings of me! Enjoy.
(Whoops-- here's some further ado: Draw Me! I'd love to see your take on this stout, bald animator. Send it in, and I'll put it up with a link to your blog or whatever. rabidmilkman(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!)
These first three are from the amazing Jason Kim. Jason is a super-nice dude with talent oozing out of his ears (I've seen it. Kinda gross).
(Love this Sid the Sloth rendition)
(Baby Ninja Turtle, anyone?)
Quick story-- back before I applied for BYU's Animation program, Jason and I shared a writing class, and I was so fascinated that he was in the animation program. I jokingly mentioned, "You should email me a list of 'Everything you need to know about succeeding as an animation student'." A few days later, I got an email from Jason with a huge list of things to work on and think about and study in order to succeed as an animation student. See? I told you-- super-nice.
Next we have an awesome rendition by Matt Armstrong, concept artist at Avalanche.
(Run for your lives!!!)
This one is by Nick Beckstead, another BYU alum who has always been super-helpful-- he was kind enough to show my stuff around and give me feedback as I was applying for the Avalanche internship.
Nigel Style is always doing caricatures during dailies. He's churned out a few more of me.
(Future linebacker, if it weren't for those pesky brittle bones)
(I love the lips on this one)
Nigel's fellow Canadian, Paul Mombourquette:
And these two are from my trusty carpool companion, Paul Ovuoba:
(Hopefully he didn't draw these while he was driving.....)
Now all of those were great, but my absolute favorite (by far) comes from my cute little 2¾-year-old:
(She very specifically pointed out: "He has no hair.")
Thanks for indulging. Hopefully I'll have some actual artwork of my own to post soon.
DreamGiver was very successful as it traveled through the festival circuit. Some of the more notable achievements are the College Television Awards "Student Emmy", Cannes Film Festival, Anima Mundi, Comic Con, Adobe Design Competition, Angelus Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, SIGGRAPH and over a hundred more!
Again, big thanks to Ty Carter for this awesome opportunity.