Every minute 2396 imaginary friends are conceived. That's 70 times over the birth rate of the entire planet.
You are one of those 2396 if's. Once you are born, you are immediately sent to The I.F. Academy, where you have to undertake a 24-hour training on how to be the best imaginary friend you can be.
This... is the Academy.
The first lesson you will learn here is that your looks are key to being the best imaginary friend you can be. Whether you look funny or scary or strange, you have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the child who conceived you.
You will use your strengths to help them deal with their problems.
While you are at the Academy, you are not allowed to drop lessons or leave your designated rooms. You can only talk when you are spoken to, and everyone who misbehaves will be taken to the Regulators.
Once you complete your training, you will be equipped to go back to your child. And when you complete the friendship cycle, your mission to be the best imaginary friend you can be... terminates. We will welcome you back after that.
We are the League of Imaginary Friends. Welcome!
P.S. Meet Hokupoku, the leader of the naughty if's. (Themetafictionist's suggestion to use him somehow inspired me. Also, so many of the characters - listed below - looked like imaginary friends that I had to create the League.)
Pen, Ink & marker illustration on clay-board, then scratch-board techniques to carve out detail, scanned in and digitally finished.
Question: Do you think this would be stronger if I had 1 or 2 balloons floating away in the background, plus 1 or 2 strings and popped pieces on the ground? Thoughts?
Robotron lives on the moon
He’s stainless steel just like a spoon
His robot face has two black eyes
That shimmer sadly when he cries
The circuit boards inside his brain
An idea that has been floating around..slowly making my way through Malicore's entire Funky Album...<3
A slightly less dark remix of the Man in the Herringbone Hat..think Mack the Knife..grim story, funky tunes.
I wanted to make myself a fairy :) At least that is how I'd look as a fairy if I could lose the 40 ponds I have gained :(
Bob the Bot broke free. He learned to live on life and love. Bob the Bot loved living.
(Feel free to remix. Add color or do whatever catches your fancy! :D)
Mixed Metaphorest's Bird With a Human Heart with Malicore's The Steps Between Us. Inspired by Mirtle's original art, Bird With a Human Heart. :o)
It was incredibly spontaneous.
Here's another version of the little lion guy. I figure he might look good on a t-shirt.
a) I'm not great with placement
b) Text is also something that eludes me
c) That is why I'm leaving it up to someone else. xp
d) I love how I did it myself anyway. xD
"Till the day he warms me with his kiss, I'll continue to lie asleep on this snowflake that will soon melt away."
Please feel free to chip in a tiny story or two...I'm never good at writing. Lol
Another finished piece done strictly with Muro, to test the app out a few years ago. Couldn't tell you how long it took, apparently I didn't take note at the time. Oops. :)
"I stared at his crimson red eyes one last time. Knowing that Argonaut will soon die, it broke my heart further. Stopping the return of the Dragon God saved both humans and dragons from extinction but having to sacrifice Argonaut in exchange for this made everything seemed like an irony."
P.S. - The initial idea was to do a speed painting that looks cute and innocent but guess what...it never happened :p
My first image RECord. Hope you like it. Oh and if someone would like to create a text to go with it, please do so! Remix it if you would like, I'm not stopping you.
With the Holiday and all, there will be a delay on this "Motion Monster"'s animation. But thought I would post him in the meantime. I will upload a zip Photoshop in layers shortly, for those that may want to take a stab at animating him too - Go for it!
[Layered PhotoShop file zipped here - http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1053065]
inbetween animating I've been playing about in Photoshop. Some of them are original works, but not particularly relevant to anything happening, but I wanted to share one here. :D
GabyVaughan did such an excellent job remixing my Spirit Tree with pencil-in-hand's perfect little "cherubims." They fit perfectly together. And I loved the playfulness of where she put the little guys in the scene, just awesome.
I wanted to see what her awesome layout would look like if the Spirit Tree was kept as-is and the cherubims were more subtly added in. So, a remix of a remix. How Meta - ha!