I got the dark blue colors in. Have a bunch of projects due today and this weekend. Slow progress...but it's still progress.
As I prepare to teach a Skateboard Deck design class this summer, I had to take it upon myself to create a skateboard deck! I decided to create a mini-series based around the Avengers. Each member will have their own deck and together they will be a set. I didn't realize how much fun it was until I figured out an incredible way to transfer my design onto the primed board. I'll keep posting updates!
I just found this video testimonial that I did on Youtube. I purchased a book for animators on human facial expressions by Best-Selling Author, Storyboard Artist Mark Simon. He recorded this video of me at the NATPE convention in Miami 2013. While sitting in the audience listening to panel discussion, It turned out I was sitting right next to him. We got to talking and he asked me if I could give him a video testimonial. Here it is..
I am my toughest critic and I don't usually say this, but dang this one came out awesome! I love it.
Working on finishing up two character logos. This one is coming along nicely. I should have the rest of it inked tonight in photoshop and have all the colors in by the end of Monday night. I'll post it up once it's done.
I'm trying to play catch up. I'm really backed up on client work. These are sketches for some truck designs I am working on. These are the approved designs for China, Alex and Briana. I have been filming the process while I work on these and hope to put a nice little teaser of the custom truck process. Who knew creating custom graffiti trucks would be so fun!
I have been freelancing since 1997. But I have always had a passion to teach. Fortunately for me, my passion and my freelancing experiences merged to create this incredible opportunity that I was recently given. Since my last teaching job at The Urban Arts youth center a few years back, I have always yearned to continue helping young artists figure out ways to hone their skills while teaching them how to earn money with their talents. In September 2014, I re-designed the curriculum that I created for the Urban Arts Center and shifted it around to target digital freelancers. The objective: to provide tips on the business of freelancing and help them find new ways to generate business. The long term goal was to create a 15 week program, but the short term was to shape it into a 5 week workshop on the business of freelancing.
After completing a detailed syllabus for a 5 week workshop, I pitched it to The Art Center College of Design and was incredibly honored to hear that they were interested in the new course proposal. They hired me to teach the course that I put together this summer! I am excited about this new opportunity not just professionally but personally because now it puts me in a position to help fellow artists with obstacles that I had to overcome through trial and error....but mostly through error!
Awesome new additions to the custom truck line..More to come. I didn't realize it would be this much fun to create these!
Easily one of the best feelings as a business owner is to browse the web and find an interview someone did of you that you totally forgot about. Read the article here!
Click on image and take a look at the new whiteboard marketing videos for a new service called Cuddle Up.
Herediadesigns.com is now Herediacartoons.com. Though the company name is still Heredia Designs, LLC, I was forced to change the domain name due to some server issues.
I was asked to participate in a panel at the Art Institute in North Hollywood about the business of freelancing. Apart from this honor, I will have the privilege to show a whiteboard animation I created exclusively for the event. Here is a still from the video. I'm excited about this great opportunity!
With the wave of whiteboard video projects that have made their way to my office, I figured it was time to give whiteboard animations their own link. Currently I am working on finishing up two promotional videos for a company promoting their new app called "Cuddle Up". I am also working on a whiteboard video for Caesars Palace marketing a new promo at the moment.
I am in the process of creating a new animated video which touches upon a subject that most freelance artists would have loved to learn before plunging into the world of freelance. I go over 10 quick tips that will help out freelance illustrators that are new to the game. I started out with about 25 tips, but noticed how long the animation would have become. I might think of releasing a part 2 after I meet my other client obligations as well as my kickstarter obligations.
For this video, I am trying a different style that I don't normally do. It's great to switch up styles and learn new things and this video is an attempt at diversifying my style a bit. I will post updates.
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