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It’s been awfully quiet around here for the past 10 or so months. I figure we should do some recalibrating here at Second Lunch so that we can all get properly calibrated for optimal content consumption.

Here’s a dinosaur.

Dinosaur

And here’s the same dinosaur in a baby blue polo shirt and slacks.

Dinosaur 2

So fresh, right? Okay, so as much as I’d love to delve into the minutiae of dinosaur fashion, we actually have more important business to attend to.

So it turns out that trying create an animated web-series from scratch (in my free time) is incredibly taxing from a creative–in some ways, physical–standpoint, so I decided to take the summer off after most of the series was written/illustrated/recorded.

But when you add “animation” to the mix, things tend to get tricky. Imagine making a really, really, really detailed flip-book with sounds and effects after a full day of work at your real job. It’s not exactly a cakewalk.

So what was originally intended to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 mini-episodes has been dwindled down to only a few. A few episodes that I am still very proud of. The first one will go live next week and the remaining eps will release over the next month or so.

Anyway, there’s another brand new post going up in the next couple days that should indirectly describe my prolonged absence. I think it might even help some of you as well. It’ll still continue to be slow around here, but this mainly has to do with me moving onto a higher end illustration program. I’m really excited as to what this could mean for Second Lunch and I can’t wait to start sharing new material as well.

Hugs and Lazers,

Tim

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Hey Lunchers,

I promised I’d post a few updates during the development of the web-series project, so here’s a little bit of info and some behind the scenes goodness I thought would be interesting to share.

For those of you that follow Second Lunch on Facebook, you know that I recently finished the pilot episode when I teased this doozy of a screenshot to you guys.
Screen shot 2013-02-10 at 4.09.38 PM

Here’s the thing. I really liked how the pilot turned out–animation is hard, yo! My friends helping me with the web-series really liked the pilot as well. But there was something about it that just seemed off to me. It still felt like a rough draft–like there was a better version somewhere in there waiting to be found.

Here’s a larger version of another frame in the pilot:

BASE TEMPLATE

I looked at that image and I thought to myself Tim, you can do better than this. DO BETTER.  So I scraped the drawings from the pilot and I went back to the drawing board (literally!) to raise the bar.

And here’s what that same frame above looks like now:

BASE-Tim

 

That feels so much better. Right?

Anyway, I just wanted to actually show you guys what the web-series will look like visually, but for now, it’s time for me to hunker back down, write/revise episodes, and as usual: DRAW!

Hopefully more stuff soon,

Tim

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