Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Late Halloween Post

My Halloween posts always seem to happen in December...Anyways, for Halloween this year I decided to dress up as the Robot Unicorn from the incredibly addicting internet game Robot Unicorn Attack. I get a little competitive when it comes to my costume contest at work, so I went all out.

I used thin cardboard to make the basic structure for the head.

And then I gradually covered it in white fun foam.

I put tiny led lights in the eyes to make them glow.

I made a fun foam vest with Velcro straps and a detachable tail that I painted in rainbow colors.  I also used a light purple color to add accents to the body and the head.

I wore white pants, a white shirt and white shoes.  I had to take the head off while I was decorating cakes, because I didn't want it to fall onto one.  Without the head I looked a little bit like a fencer or an albino ninja turtle...but I won the costume contest!  Hurray!
A couple of friends of mine and I decided to make a Harry Potter themed haunted house for the kids to go through before getting their candy. 

There were Dementors and spiderwebs hanging from the ceiling.

A giant spider stood guard over the door. 

We decided to make a Harry.  Our supplies included a Gryfindor cloak and scarf, a tripod and some towels/shirts to stuff him with.

Harry ended up having a very large potbelly.  He had really let himself go...

We printed out a picture of his face to complete the majestic Harry dummy.

We tied his arm up with dental floss (which is REALLY strong) and stuck a stick in the sleeve as a wand.  We also stuck a mini strobe light in his sleeve so that it would look like he was casting a spell.  There was a cd with an audio clip of him saying 'Expecto Patronum' that we played in the background on a loop so that it looked like he was expelling the dementors.  It mostly just looked ridiculous though.

For my own front yard I made a thoughtful looking skeleton to hang out in one of the bushes.

Ghosty was also hanging out in the front yard, and greeted people with his lovely ghost singing.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sketch Blog Week 8- Food

This week we had a materials challenge!  We had to create our 'sketch' out of whatever material received the most votes.  The material that won was.....Food!  And while mine is not entirely made of food, it's what my mind first jumped to when I learned this weeks challenge... I'm not sure what that says about me though, hahaha.  I called it, 'A Carrots Nightmare'

And yes, that is a Zefron poster on the wall. I promised my Maya Springboard classmate Jay Fontano that I would put one in some future assignment, so this will have to do for now.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sketch Blog Week 6 and 7

Sketch Blog Week 7-Prehistoric

Prehistoric Pizza and a movie.

Sketch Blog Week 6- Halloween

The Headless Horseman decided to switch things up with his Jack-O-Lantern head one Halloween, but it didn't incite as much fear as he had hoped...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sketch Blog Week 4 and 5

 Week 5-Monster
"Cheers To A Job Well Done"

I have hardly ever used watercolors or sharpies, so I decided to try them both.  Together!

Week 4-Worst Case Scenario

This theme was really hard for me to come up with an idea for.  I just ended up doing something really quickly in pen.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sketch Blog Week 3-Cute Overload

The theme for this week was 'cute overload' so I decided to take it literally.

Kitties really are the best defense against killer robots.

And if kitties don't work, just show them this...
It's definitely one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sketch Blog week 2-Villain

Too Much Makeup Lady

Full of old lady sass (and not the good kind), the dastardly TMML (Too Much Makeup Lady) is not to be trifled with. One of her favourite pastimes is lurking around department stores and spraying unsuspecting shoppers with very strong perfume samples causing them to instantly get a headache. Her weapon of choice though, is the makeup gun (or the ‘Fixer-Upper’ as she calls it). She shoots people in the face with it and they instantly look like they have just stepped out of an 80’s music video. There is always a ready supply of garish lipstick colors on her ammo belt so that she is ready in any situation. She finds Mimi from the Drew Carey Show to be an inspiration.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sketch Blog Week 1 - Worst Hero

So I recently joined a Sketch Blog with some of my soon to be fellow students from the online animation school, Animation Mentor.  Every week we are given a new drawing challenge (which is voted on by the blog members) and then we have to come up with something delightful for it.  The first week's challenge was Worst Hero.

The Worst Hero that I submitted was Swordface.

Name: Swordface!

Superpower: Cutting things. With his face.

Weaknesses: Hats, doorways that aren’t very high.

In his spare time Swordface likes to chop up vegetables and sharpen and polish his face. When not cutting bad guys down to size (pun intended), he wears a pair of magnetic clip-on sunglasses to conceal his identity.

I came up with a second Worst Hero idea, but didn't end up posting it on the blog, so here it is!

Name: Sardine Man

Sardine Man can shoot Omega 3 Fatty Acids out of his fin-hands at bad guys, but it acually just makes them healthier...He is also extremely oily, which makes catching bad guys quite difficult.  They usually end up just slipping through his fin-gers.  When Sardine Man actually does catch the bad guys he packs them up nice and tight in his special Sardine Tin and delivers them to the police.  He also has a very distinct odor, which makes him not the most popular of heros.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


So I thought that I would post some pictures of some of the ridiculous cakes that I have made both on my own and at work mostly because I have been making an excessive amount of them lately...

I made this cake for my friend Murray's birthday. He likes Ferrari's.

He also likes Jackie Chan. Enough to kidnap him.

I made this cake for my friend's Kirk and Kendall for their birthday. It was Scooby Doo themed.

I also made them a Scooby Doo to take on all of their mystery solving adventures.

I made this cake for a little mermaid watching party.

This cake was also for Kirk and Kendall's birthday, but from the year before. It features the lovely Leslie Hall. I hope to one day witness her live in all of her razzle dazzle glory. The cake itself was made using a Hulk Hogan cake pan.

If you don't know who Leslie Hall is, then prepare to have your life changed.

The next series of pictures are of cakes that I decorated at work. They are all ice cream cakes.

I did this one while I was really bored at work. It's the swamp thing!

A customer wanted to order a Jacob cake, but our edible image printer was broken. My manager challenged me to put him on a cake and make it actually recognizable as him. I love a good challenge.

He had very shiny abs.

Here's the photo comparison.

I made this one for my mom. I put her favorite child on the cake.

Sometimes the white whippy pail is a little bit haunted...

I did this one for my friend's birthday. It has the robot unicorn on it!!!! And Mario.

"Always, I want to be with you. And make believe with you. And live in harmony, harmony..."

There was a picture of a giraffe in the cake area, but it was lifting it's front leg for some reason. I decided that it was to step on a detonator. I called it, "Diabolical Giraffe".

Then I added in some flying chunks of debris for effect.

I called this one, "Worm Dance Party".

And this one, "BFF's"

This one was a cake order featuring Arnold.

BFF's Volume 2

"World Domination"

"Dinosaur Party"

I did this one for a friend at work. His first mistake was telling me to do whatever I wanted on the cake. So I put a duck and a hula hooping dinosaur wearing sunglasses dancing to technotronic.