KatbusGalleryDesign T-Shirts now available at Sixleggeddog.com

KatbusGalleryDesign tee’s are artist created t-shirts, unique and stylish.

The artist, Alexa Summerfield AKA me, worked over 20 years in the animation business and loves pretty things. I love to draw them and to look at them and so I have designed these tees as a tribute to my days as Clean Up Artist. Clean-Up/Final Line is all about the perfect line and shape, to make that final drawing you see on screen the best it can be.

A long time ago I used to paint on silk and I did a few silhouettes with colored backgrounds for pillows and scarves.  I loved to do faces as silhouettes and then play with the colors for effect. Now I did the silhouettes to stand on their own and be displayed like a work of art on a t-shirt to wear.

I hope you like them just as much as I do and maybe I’ll see you wear one on the streets next time…

 

Stylish Silhouette T-Shirt Designs

Stylish Silhouette T-Shirt Designs

 

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Sketch Dailies: Frankenstein

#Sketch_Dailies  #FRANKENSTEIN

#Sketch_Dailies #FRANKENSTEIN

“Sing for me birdie…”

Today’s entry for #Sketch_Dailies #FRANKENSTEIN

 

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Sketch Dailies: SIREN

#Sketch_Dailies  #SIREN

#Sketch_Dailies #SIREN

I finally joined #Sketch_Dailies to keep me drawing.

This was yesterdays entry, the theme was SIRENS.

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Halloween

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

It is the time of year for ghouls, ghosts and witches to come out and play.

Who better than Jack the Pumpkin King can scare you out of your wits? So celebrate Halloween with decorations, movies and why not t-shirts.

SixLeggedDog the t-shirt website has some great tee’s for you to wear and scare your friends with. Check them out and see for yourself. You can get some great glow in the dark tee’s of Jack’s scary pumpkin face or ghostly trees that form a face or a witch flying thru the sky. Which one will you sport this month?

All the t-shirts are designed by Ryan Roberts, an artist and animation professional and you can check out his “Freaks” t-shirts as well, there are some that are perfect for the season too.

Each tee is made to order and artist proofed. You choose your color and size and http://sixleggeddog.com/ does the rest.

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

Halloween t-shirt by sixleggeddog.com

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Flora and the Penguin

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

The magnificent Mrs Molly Idle has done it again…

Her new book is inspiring and tender and speaks about friendship and how to keep it, even when things don’t always go the way you want them too.

Beautifully illustrated goes without saying, this woman is going to give me an enormous inferiority complex with good reason. Yet again as in Flora and the Flamingo, the book has flaps to move and tell the story and NO words, so everyone can tell their own, and change it as many times as imagination can carry. Pure genius if you ask me.

This incredible talented artist still does it all by hand, paper and pencil and lots of Prisma colors. Her line is as smooth as the ice Flora is skating on and the choreography funny and enchanting.

What will be next? Well Flora is going to meet some Peacocks I am told and I can’t wait to see the result. I guess I better make more space on my bookshelf then…

Yesterday Molly, who lives in Arizona with her family, came to LA and had a “reading” or should I say showing, of her new book. Obviously I had to attend and so did a couple of our old friends and colleagues from the DreamWorks days, where Molly and I worked together a million years ago, or so it seems. We all went out for drinks afterwards to catch up and congratulate her on her achievements.

But I digress… let her drawings speak for her.

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle sketch

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle sketch

Molly Idle at the book signing event

Molly Idle at the book signing event

Ronan, Molly, Kent and I- the old DreamWorks crew together again

Ronan, Molly, Kent and I- the old DreamWorks crew together again

Molly and me

Molly and me

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle sketch

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle sketch

 

 

 

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Hullabaloo rules…

Hullabaloo final tally on IndieGogo

Hullabaloo final tally on IndieGogo

The verdict is in and it is a resounding YES to 2D animation.

This is animation history in the making, so says it on BuzzFeed and it sure feels that way.

Almost 11,000 people from all across the globe have raised half a million US dollars to make this happen. Will it be enough to make the studios pay attention to the fact that people want to see 2D? Who knows…

Well we, the Hullabaloo Team, are doing our part and we will be working on the 4 shorts to bring Hullabaloo to life and get the people what they are craving for.

WE CAN NOT THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH FOR BELIEVING IN OUR DREAM AND FOR ALL THE SUPPORT.

Last night a few of us spent following the last hours of the campaign at James’s house and just after it closed James and his wife, the wonderful Mrs Dominique, had a very emotional and tender moment. I feel so honored to have been privileged to have witnessed this incredible time, when James realized, that his labor of so many years and hopes and dreams where validated by the overwhelming reception of the world for his project. I still get goosebumps recalling the very spot when he could finally let all his fears and doubts go and put them behind. I love you James and I just want to say: “didn’t I tell you so!!!”

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

Hullabaloo End of Campaign Party

 

 

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“The Mystery Hat” by Jakob Jensen and Rune Bennicke

“The Mystery Hat” is a new children’s book by my good friends Jakob and Rune who I worked with at Amblimation and DreamWorks.

Both are outstanding traditional animators and even though they have dabbled in 3D very well, it looks like their hearts are still in hand drawn animation and illustration. Who other than animators would think of making an animated teaser trailer for their book release? I don’t know about you, but I want to see the movie now…

I can’t wait to see the book and I know I will be bugging both of them to do more animation, even though I have a project I will be working on soon, but I want this to be the one after that and keep the ball rolling on supporting and reviving 2D animation.

Anyway, check it out, this is a beautifully illustrated book and it looks like the story is very sweet. I am so proud to add the both of them to my animation buddies, turned children’s illustrators group. So Jakob and Rune are joining Molly, Frans and Alexandra on my book shelf soon. All the best of luck to them, I love your work and I am sure so will everyone else, just look at the artwork, it’s awesome.

The Mystery Hat, by Jakob Jensen and Rune Bennicke

The Mystery Hat, by Jakob Jensen and Rune Bennicke

The Mystery Hat, by Jakob Jensen and Rune Bennicke

The Mystery Hat, by Jakob Jensen and Rune Bennicke

The Mystery Hat, by Jakob Jensen and Rune Bennicke

The Mystery Hat, by Jakob Jensen and Rune Bennicke

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