Zazzle – Today’s Best

It seems that my cute little monster was chosen for Zazzle‘s Today’s Best.

So, I go to check my e-mail and find a comment from a Zazzle user (mind you this is the first comment that I have ever received on any one of my products). The comment states:

Congratulations! This design has been added to TBA – Zazzles Today’s Best Awards Website http://www.zazzlestba.com/  Please feel free to take a look.

Honestly, I thought it was some sort of spam-virus type thing…Then I did some hard core investigating (ok, so I did a couple of Google searches) and found out that the website and “award” were legitimate.

Basically Zazzle employees choose between 25-30 designs a day (from the thousands of submissions received on a daily basis) that they like and denote the chosen products as the “best” for the day. They are posted on both the Zazzle site and Zazzle Sellers TBA blog.

Kinda cool to know that someone out there really liked my little monster. =)

-MRC

The Monster Says “Hi.”

Well, hot damn. I’ve got an illustration update! How weird is that?

I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve done a “complete” illustration. I spend most of my time these days just sketching, because frankly…I love to just sit and draw…I’m addicted to the initial creation process…

Hi.This is my monster. He/She/It is cute. I love my monster very much.

The whole concept for this friendly creature bounced around in my head for a long while…until finally one day I made a composite image and decided to ink and color it in Illustrator. I think half the time spent working on this piece revolved around me re-familiarizing myself with Illustrator. In all honesty, I’ve always been a Photoshop girl…Yet, my little monster cried out for birth via vectors and the rest is history…

Composite Monster

This is the composite monster. Yes, yes…my sweet little monster started out as a couple of brightly colored pen sketches that were then smooshed together to create a generally pleasing composition.

This is like a mini-process post…except not really…Though you do get a sense of how I go from point A to B…kinda…except…not really…

Anywho! You can find this cute little monster on a variety of gift related items at my Zazzle Store!

Enjoy! =)

-MRC

Monkey’s Paw Gives Girl Tonsillitis

Well, I’ve spent most of the past week in bed, sick as a dog, trying my best to fight against a very obnoxious tonsil infection. That’s right, I’ve got full blown tonsillitis.

Tonsillits - MRC Style

Yes, that is a picture of my infected tonsils…and I’m not going to get into how difficult it is to get a decently lit photo of your tonsils…

Needles to say…I feel great! And by great I do in fact mean that I feel like a giant, warm, stinking pile of shit!

So, since I feel like crap I’m going to keep this post short and sweet.

My buddy Chris Sprinkle finished work on his short film The Monkey’s Paw! It is a rather quirky silent film based on W.W. Jacobs short story. I play one of the main characters in the film, Sarah, who goes just a little nutty…

Watch and enjoy!

 

-MRC

3 Day Film Challenge

October was Horror Film Fun Month!

I participated in the 3 Day Film Challenge – Horror Edition, sponsored by Emerging Artist Productions and the San Jose Short Film Festival.

The notion of the 3 Day Film Challenge is to create a short film in the time span of three days (that’s 72 whole hours!).

We, the local filmmakers who participated, worked in small teams to create epically awesome short films. We had no idea what sub-genre of horror (vampire, werewolf, mummy, clown, scary monster, etc.) we were working with until the first night of the comeptition. Team leaders chose a random sealed envelope that contained our ultimate film fate and once this information was obtained script writing ensued…then filming…editing…lack of sleep…food…special effects…more editing…death…all that good stuff associated with filmmaking!

What usually takes months and months, and many more months, to accomplish was completed in 3 days.

To say the least…it was INTENSE…but it was also FUN FUN FUN!

The finished films were then showcased at the San Jose Short Film Festival for the world to see! The audience voted on their favorite short, prizes were awarded, and the good times rolled on and on and on…

Witch’s Reign, the film I worked on with team Sonic Death Monkey (Elizabeth Hatcher, Tim Sudano, and Mark Sudano) won 2nd place! Yea, that’s how much our comedic-campy-horror flick rocked!

Unfortunatly, we do not have the film up on You Tube as we are contemplating cleaning it up a bit and submitting it to other film festivals! That’s right…Witch’s Reign could be coming to a theatre near you! 😉

If you’d like to learn more simply click here to be directed to the official Facebook page for Witch’s Reign.

-MRC