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Does anybody know of any good places to look for paid free lance work? Websites, Phone Numbers?  Anything would be good.  I've been looking for a little while now and it comes in drips and drabs, but I'd like to make it more of a full-time thing.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Who's Playing X-Box Live?

Sun Aug 2, 2009, 8:23 PM
  • Listening to: da wife
  • Reading: Animation Crash Course
  • Watching: HULU
  • Playing: RF: Guerilla
Hey, I've been hitting the X Box 360 pretty hard lately, who else it playing? Especially RED FACTION GUERILLA!!!  
My Gamertag is THE FREWSTER

The Soggy Bottom Boys:
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Books and Bolt

Tue Nov 25, 2008, 3:08 PM
  • Listening to: DVD Commentary
  • Reading: ShoGun
  • Watching: DVR
  • Playing: GoW 2 and WoW
Its been a great Animation month for me with WALL-E and Kung-Fu Panda coming out on DVD and Bolt in the theater.  I think everyone should go see BOLT! Especially if you can see it in 3D.  I love 3D movies and this one works great.  The movie is a big step in the right direction for Disney so go see it.  

The big thing I wanted to throw out there is the Book "ANIMATION CRASH COURSE" by Eric Goldberg.  It's a great book by a fantastic animator and the great thing is that it comes with a DVD of a lot of the stuff in the book, so that you can see it actually animated and how Eric likes to breakdown his animations and spacings.  I've been drooling over it for about a week now so if your into cartoon animation and your Mom wants to get you something for Christmas, tell her to get you that.  

Otherwise Happy Holidays!

The Bastards that Stole Christmas:
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New Job and Commissions

Sat Sep 22, 2007, 5:08 PM
  • Listening to: IPOD
  • Reading: Y: The Last Man
  • Watching: Smallville Season 6
  • Playing: Photoshop
  • Drinking: Propel

www.sketchtavern.com


NEW JOB:
I'm finally a full time artist.  I got a gig in Montana animating on Video Slot/Poker/Keno machines.  It's a fun gig and I'm learning a lot so that cool.  Thanks to everybody for all the words of encouragement while I was unemployed.

COMMISSIONS:
Thanks to everybody who gave good old LightBombMike and his wonderful family support.  So I'm closing down doing commissions for 10 bucks unless you've already started talking to me about one before this.  From now on commissions I do are gonna go like this.

Pencils: $50
Inks: $75
Colors: $100

All commissions I do are for non commercial use unless stated ahead of time and I'm aloud to display any of the artwork I do, I'm just not aloud to sell it.     

Other then that Thanks for all the faves and watches.  I'm working on my inking and coloring skills so any wonderful info on those it would be greatly appreciated.  I hope everybody is doing well.

-Henry

Artistic Genius:
:iconjoaquimdossantos: :iconmatthewrhumphreys: :iconayanimeya: :iconbasakward: :iconbezerrobizarro: :iconjessicaplummer: :iconborogove13: :iconcheeks-74::iconcronobreaker: :icondavidsdoodles: :iconchuck-piresart: :icondavealvarez: :icondenism79: :iconenolianslave: :icongutz: :iconinkthinker: :iconjackademus: :iconjasinski: :iconjustincoffee: :iconjonboy007007: :iconchriscopeland: :iconthechamba: :iconleseanthomas: :iconshanecorn: :iconpolarkeet: :iconfabianmonk: :iconpaulmaybury: :iconamyclark: :iconpreilly: :iconryanodagawa: :iconroyalboiler: :iconsam-m: :iconsandora: :iconspeedball0o: :iconthechairmanofawesome: :iconthemrock: :icontyrannus: :iconryanottley: :iconzazb: :iconskulljammer:

COMISSIONS:
-You don't really wanna pay me to do it... I don't really want to do it. Let's just not.

The Sketch Tavern Boys:
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$10 Commission for a Good Cause

Sun Sep 2, 2007, 3:51 PM
  • Listening to: da Radio
  • Reading: Y: The Last Man
  • Watching: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
  • Playing: WoW
  • Drinking: Smirnoff Ice Triple Black

www.sketchtavern.com


Good old Michael (LightBombMike) is doing commission's to help raise money for his family who has gone through one of the worst cases of bad luck I've ever heard of.  So to Help out I'm doing $10 sketches.  

10 bucks will get you a single character on paper mailed to you and the hi-rez file version to do with whatever you'd like.

How it works, Note me what you would like and then go to Michael's page to hook up to his paypal account once he's got the money I start sketching.  This will only be for a short time, so line up and help out Michael's and his wonderful family.
The link to Michael's page and other details below:
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Artistic Genius:
:iconjoaquimdossantos: :iconmatthewrhumphreys: :iconayanimeya: :iconbasakward: :iconbezerrobizarro: :iconjessicaplummer: :iconborogove13: :iconcheeks-74::iconcronobreaker: :icondavidsdoodles: :iconchuck-piresart: :icondavealvarez: :icondenism79: :iconenolianslave: :icongutz: :iconinkthinker: :iconjackademus: :iconjasinski: :iconjustincoffee: :iconjonboy007007: :iconchriscopeland: :iconthechamba: :iconleseanthomas: :iconshanecorn: :iconpolarkeet: :iconfabianmonk: :iconpaulmaybury: :iconamyclark: :iconpreilly: :iconryanodagawa: :iconroyalboiler: :iconsam-m: :iconsandora: :iconspeedball0o: :iconthechairmanofawesome: :iconthemrock: :icontyrannus: :iconryanottley: :iconzazb: :iconskulljammer:

COMISSIONS:
-You don't really wanna pay me to do it... I don't really want to do it. Let's just not.

The Sketch Tavern Boys:
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Animation Reel and Job Hunting

Mon Apr 30, 2007, 10:10 AM
  • Listening to: The birds outside
  • Reading: The Spirit: Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • Watching: Smallville Seasons 1-5
  • Playing: Excite Truck
  • Drinking: Smirnoff Ice Triple Black

www.sketchtavern.com


So, I've been saying I was going to post my animation reel forever now.  And of course , I never did, why??? Who knows but I am now.  Or at least linking it.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Anybody at a studio looking for people and think I should apply, that would be even more appreciated.

My DemoReel:
www.sketchtavern.com/henry/hen…
  


Other then that I'm looking for a colorist that might be interested in a coloring any of my stuff.  If your interested I'll send you the hi-rez inks or drawings and you can have at it.

Other then that I just want to say thanks for everyone posting great stuff, its very inspiring.

Artistic Genius:
:iconjoaquimdossantos: :iconmatthewrhumphreys: :iconayanimeya: :iconbasakward: :iconbezerrobizarro: :iconjessicaplummer: :iconborogove13: :iconcheeks-74::iconcronobreaker: :icondavidsdoodles: :iconchuck-piresart: :icondavealvarez: :icondenism79: :iconenolianslave: :icongutz: :iconinkthinker: :iconjackademus: :iconjasinski: :iconjustincoffee: :iconjonboy007007: :iconchriscopeland: :iconthechamba: :iconleseanthomas: :iconshanecorn: :iconpolarkeet: :iconfabianmonk: :iconpaulmaybury: :iconamyclark: :iconpreilly: :iconryanodagawa: :iconroyalboiler: :iconsam-m: :iconsandora: :iconspeedball0o: :iconthechairmanofawesome: :iconthemrock: :icontyrannus: :iconryanottley: :iconzazb: :iconskulljammer:

COMISSIONS:
-You don't really wanna pay me to do it... I don't really want to do it. Let's just not.

The Sketch Tavern Boys:
:iconlightbombmike::icondanschoening::icondeadbolt543::iconstupidojal::iconwitchdoctordave::icontimkelly::iconhen-hen:

I've Been Busy

Tue Sep 12, 2006, 12:16 PM

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Where the hell have I been???? the answer is everywhere but here.  I was in Boston looking for a job at SIGGRAPH (huge computer animation conference) then like a week later I got hired at a studio in New York City to work on a Nicorette commerical, which was crazy fun.  I haven't see it yet,cause it's still in post but I'll try to post a link to it when it's done.  So I told ya that not to bore ya to death as you might have thought.... but it's more my excuse for why you'll see my name popping up on all your recent pieces cause I have like 2,546 deviations to comment on and damn it! I'm gonna do it.  You were all nice enough to comment on my stuff and I'm gonna do it back, but I'm just behind.  So thanks for all the comments and faves and everything, and I swear I'll be returning the favor here soon  and posting some computer animation (finally)

Also the tavern does pocasting now... so if you enjoy our particular brand of bullshit go to the site, then the forum, then the news, then click download... or iTunes.  

THANKS EVERYBODY!

Artistic Genius:
:iconjoaquimdossantos: :iconmatthewrhumphreys: :iconayanimeya: :iconbasakward: :iconbezerrobizarro: :iconjessicaplummer: :iconborogove13: :iconcheeks-74::iconcronobreaker: :icondavidsdoodles: :iconchuck-piresart: :icondavealvarez: :icondenism79: :iconenolianslave: :icongutz: :iconinkthinker: :iconjackademus: :iconjasinski: :iconjustincoffee: :iconjonboy007007: :iconchriscopeland: :iconthechamba: :iconleseanthomas: :iconshanecorn: :iconpolarkeet: :iconfabianmonk: :iconpaulmaybury: :iconamyclark: :iconpreilly: :iconryanodagawa: :iconroyalboiler: :iconsam-m: :iconsandora: :iconspeedball0o: :iconthechairmanofawesome: :iconthemrock: :icontyrannus: :iconryanottley: :iconzazb: :iconskulljammer:

COMISSIONS:
-You don't really wanna pay me to do it... I don't really want to do it. Let's just not.

The Sketch Tavern Boys:
:iconlightbombmike::icondanschoening::icondeadbolt543::iconstupidojal::iconwitchdoctordave::icontimkelly::iconhen-hen:
  • Listening to: Lewis Black
  • Reading: Modern Masters: Kevin Nowland
  • Watching: LOTR

Pimpin and Animation

Tue Jun 20, 2006, 5:20 PM

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I'm working on an Animated Short I'm working on You can see the Animatic: www.sketchtavern.com/forum/vie…

Tavern has been bumping with its HONEST crits and Sketch Jams!

Otherwise life is good, but I did want to pimp out a few people's art I love to checkout and the list kept growing so I'm just gonna show their cute little avatars and let you discover them for yourself.  Some you know... Some you don't, but they're all amazing.

:iconjoaquimdossantos: :iconmatthewrhumphreys: :iconayanimeya: :iconbasakward: :iconbezerrobizarro: :iconjessicaplummer: :iconborogove13: :iconcheeks-74::iconcronobreaker: :icondavidsdoodles: :iconchuck-piresart: :icondavealvarez: :icondenism79: :iconenolianslave: :icongutz: :iconinkthinker: :iconjackademus: :iconjasinski: :iconjustincoffee: :iconjonboy007007: :iconchriscopeland: :iconthechamba: :iconleseanthomas: :iconshanecorn::iconfabianmonk: :iconpaulmaybury: :iconamyclark: :iconpreilly: :iconryanodagawa: :iconroyalboiler: :iconsam-m: :iconsandora: :iconspeedball0o: :iconthechairmanofawesome: :iconthemrock: :icontyrannus: :iconryanottley: :iconzazb:

COMISSIONS:
-Pencils: $20
-Pencils Inks and Colors $40

Sketch Tavern's 7 Fathers
:iconlightbombmike: :icondanschoening: :icondeadbolt543: :iconstupidojal: :iconwitchdoctordave: :icontimkelly: :iconhen-hen:
  • Listening to: Animation Podcast
  • Reading: The Illusion of Life
  • Watching: Beauty and The Beast

Tavern Turns 1!!!

Tue Apr 11, 2006, 8:46 PM

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APRIL 17th is Sketch Tavern's 1st Birthday!  It's a big accomplishment for us, so to celebrate the boys and I are having a celebrate the Tavern in some way and you might win something.  Post it up here: www.sketchtavern.com/forum/vie…;

We're giving away prints, sketchbooks, originals, etc... So do anything please, pretty please with a cherry on top!

COMISSIONS AVAILABLE: But your not interested anyway

Sketch Tavern's 7 Fathers
:iconlightbombmike: :icondanschoening: :icondeadbolt543: :iconstupidojal: :iconwitchdoctordave: :icontimkelly: :iconhen-hen:
  • Listening to: Somebody Save Me!
  • Reading: Invincible
  • Watching: Smallville (The complete series so far)

Con and Contest

Mon Apr 10, 2006, 8:04 AM

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Exciting news, exciting news!  I'm gonna be at the Pittsburgh Comic-Con www.pittsburghcomicon.com/ April 21-23.  Now normally the boys and I would all go, but god bless them they have jobs and are scattered.  While I represent the unemployed, I thought I'd go and my lovely girlfriend with be there for the first time, selling my stuff.  Because fanboys would much rather talk to her and buy my horrific excuses for art, then me.  So that excitiing, so if your gonna be there, let me know.

My animation reel is almost done, so I can finally apply for animation jobs (I put that off for quite awhile now, but I'm starting to get excited, if anyone knows anybody that needs an animator, lemme know)

Plus, I'm getting close to 10,000 Pageviews.  who ever gets it, gets a free drawing of anything they'd like.  Fun!

Thanks to everyone who's beening commenting, faving, looking and lurking! It means a lot.

COMISSIONS AVAILABLE: But your not interested anyway

The Original Devils's Rejects
:iconlightbombmike: :icondanschoening: :icondeadbolt543: :iconstupidojal: :iconwitchdoctordave: :icontimkelly: :iconhen-hen:
  • Listening to: Eddie Izzard: Sexie
  • Reading: Invincible
  • Watching: Smallville (The complete series so far)

Draw and win a trip to E3

Tue Apr 4, 2006, 7:23 PM

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THE TAVERN'S BIGGEST TOURNAMENT EVER!!!! YOu could win a pass to E3 and get free lodging! all it costs is a plane ticket!  I know, I know seems too good to be true... well it's not.  GO HERE www.sketchtavern.com/forum/vie… the tavern forum and post on the tavern, under the contest and your in it just that easy!  So what in the hell are you still doing looking at this.  Go go go!  Note me if you have any problems.

COMISSIONS AVAILABLE: E-MAIL ME

The Guardians of the E3 pass
:iconlightbombmike: :icondanschoening: :icondeadbolt543: :iconstupidojal: :iconwitchdoctordave: :icontimkelly: :iconhen-hen:
  • Watching: Old School (Unrated)

Back In Action

Sat Feb 18, 2006, 7:49 PM
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Haven't been around on DA in a while, because I was out in California visiting :iconlightbombmike: :iconstupidojal: :iconderezzed: It was really good to see them.  I was out there so they could teach me MAYA, which was awesome, thanks guys! Went to a drawing jam at there and met :iconmatthewrhumphreys: Really cool meeting ya man.  But lots has happened. I hope everybody is doing well.

-Sketch Tavern forum now has a section called "Art-aholics" for Hardcore Crits! www.sketchtavern.com/forum

-A couple of us will have a table at Wizard World LA in March!

-TraditionalDanimatio is selling originals on ebay! They're sick, go BID! traditionaldanimatio.deviantar…

-WitchDoctor Dave is selling sculptures at his new store site! twentyheads.com/

Thanks for all the watches, comments, and faves.  I'll be posting lots more now that I'm back.

COMISSIONS AVAILABLE: E-MAIL ME

The Tavern Boys
:iconlightbombmike: :icondanschoening: :icondeadbolt543: :iconstupidojal: :iconwitchdoctordave: :icontimkelly: :iconhen-hen:
  • Watching: Old School (Unrated)

TIMMY!

Wed Jan 18, 2006, 4:57 PM
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The Tavern has a seventh.  :icontimkelly: So now we're getting chairs like the justice league.  kay BYEEEEEEEEEEE!

I'm currently available to do commissions anything and everything just hit me up with an e-mail with what your looking for and we'll figure out a price! I'm very reasonable

The Elves at the Northpole
:icontimkelly: :icondeadbolt543: :iconstupidojal: :iconlightbombmike: :icondanschoening: :iconwitchdoctordave: :iconhen-hen:
  • Watching: Smallville Season 4

CHRISTMAS CONTEST AND COMMISSIONS

Fri Dec 16, 2005, 8:54 PM
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I am just gonna quote  :icondanschoening:  and  :icondanschoening: journals, since this is TraditionalDanimatio brain child and he pulled out all the stops on this one!

First the contest, then the prizes!

A Christmas Carol - Contest Guidelines
Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by three spectre's on the Eve of Christmas, the question is what do they look like?! Everyone seems to have a different look for these apparitions, but we wanna see yours! Draw one, two or preferably all three in a way that no one has ever seen them before.

You will be able to submit your entry up until midnight, the 31st of December. Voting will begin on January 1st.

Voting will be by peers, 1st 2nd and 3rd will be based on total percentage of the tallied votes.

Follow the link below to get in on the contest! It's gonna be BIG!

Link: [link]

THE PRIZES!!!
I'm getting in contact with some of the actors of "A Christmas Story" to autograph some prints that will be a couple of the prizes above and beyond:

1st Place
- A beautifully crafted "Leg Lamp" made by Red Ryder Leg Lamps. You've seen it in the movie "A Christmas Story", now here's your chance to show off this "Major Award" in your own living room window. These are amazing lamps, make sure to stop by their site and check out more info on the lamps as well as other cool products. Red Ryder Leg Lamps [link]
- A signed 8x10 print of "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!"
- Ten of the rough sketches from any of the DC Villains Line Ups. *not available Doomsday, Hush, Atomic Skull*

2nd Place

- A signed 8x10 print of "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!"
- Signed rough art for "Stink-Stank-Stunk"

3rd Place

- A signed 11x17 mini print of "The Phantom Zone" Superman Line Up
- Signed copy of "Hydraulic Leg #1"

Plus lightbombmike and I will give both of our sketchbooks to the winners as well

These are the coolest prizes your ever going to get for having fun drawing SO GET TO IT AND WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE TAVERN!!!!

Any questions please feel free to e-mail or message me THANKS!!!

I'm currently available to do commissions anything and everything just hit me up with an e-mail with what your looking for and we'll figure out a price! I'm very reasonable

The Elves at the Northpole
:icondeadbolt543: :iconstupidojal: :iconlightbombmike: :icondanschoening: :iconwitchdoctordave: :iconhen-hen:
  • Watching: KING KONG!!!!

Sketch Books!!

Tue Nov 8, 2005, 3:46 PM
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I never post these...  cause I never have anything exciting to say artistically.  But now I finally do.  

I now have sketchbooks available and new prints for wizard world boston.  In a week and Lightbombmike and i have an 80's cartoon battle at our site so go check it out and win a sketchbook.

Peace,
Hen

                                                Sketch Tavern
                                     LedHeavy's Cool Little Brother

The Sketch Tavern Crew
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SKETCHTAVERN.COM

Wed Aug 31, 2005, 5:06 PM
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The Actual Website is up now! Go, Buy, Do, Draw, Animate, Enjoy your day... again!

The Sketch Tavern Crew
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SKETCH TAVERN

Sun Apr 17, 2005, 10:00 AM
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WEBSITE IS UP! PLEASE GO! Enjoy your Day.

The Sketch Tavern Crew
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I'm a month away from the end of my college career and I still have so much to do.  I'm involved in 3 of my own animations and 1 for an advanced project so my life isn't going quite as I'd planned, but it never is.

Anyway, I'm hoping to make more Little Hen stuff, soon.  (I'm his biggest fan) and I want to make more humorous art.  I like making people laugh so we'll have to see what happens in the next month, cause ya know I'm not actually going to do my work, I'll just be dodling somethings.

Comic Con in April With LightBomb and Deadbolt

The Crew (by size)
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The J Squad
:iconnilda4ever::iconjmann40: Where is the other one?

Everybody Else
:iconfetusprophet::iconnegitive-a-squared::iconderezzed::iconiiguitarii: :iconcrankyhank::iconyourfathersmustache::iconluthie13: :icondanschoening::iconmumbojumbo::iconpogobeta:
  • Watching: Finding Nemo
For Ma




The Crew


:icondeadbolt543::iconstupidojal::iconlightbombmike::iconzombieninjajosh::iconhen-hen:
So I've never done this before, but I've been meaning to for some time now.  And the reason I do it tonight is to express my feelings about my buddies here in college.  Jalil, god bless him, already made the leap and left school in August, and is out there doing his thing just waiting for the right studio to realize how talented he is and hire him.  Michael heads for home with a little help for me in 5 days.  I can't wait to see what he cranks out waiting for the same thing Jalil is.  And of course anything he does I'll tell him is bad, cause everyone needs someone to help them shoot higher no matter how good they are.  And of course God forgive Scotty, he has to put up with me by himself for our final semester.  Hopefully, he keeps me from killing anyone. (A tough job) While cranking out more sweet art.    These 3 have kept me going for so long.  All of them wreak of style and their artistic senses have been on auto pilot for so long they come naturally now.  And all of this is just bubbling at the surface, because I keep looking at Michael's (aka LightBombMike) pic and getting all weepy like a silly little girl, but I guess what I'm trying to express is that life isn't the places you go, it's about who you meet and the bonds you form.  Now that I think about it, I guess the Journal entry was suppose to be about me, but I'd would have just fucked that up anyway so this is better.