Monday, 22 June 2009

New Site! Blog moved!

New Site! Blog moved!
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
yay! my site is finally up at

I've moved my blog over to my new site also, so if you could please update your bookmarks!

Thursday, 18 June 2009 is down

My apologies if you're trying to get onto my crappy holder page at, i've seem to have broken it when trying to install Wordpress, haha!

Hopefully it'll be up soon, and if i get it working, my blog will be relocating :) (cos.. thats what i intended to do 2 years ago when i took out my domain name.. slacker alert!)

<3 Rich

Lou Pimentel interveiwed on I Heart Cool

Artist Series: Lou Pimentel from I Heart Cool Stuff on Vimeo.

My good friend's Sakiwaki and GrimSanto from have started doing an Artist Series of interviews, starting with the ever-so-awesome Lou Pimentel! I remember meeting Lou on DeviantArt (.. yeah big woop wanna fight about it?) soo many years ago :) Click here to go to, read/watch the article and enter the contest, because, who doesnt want some original Lou artwork? (cos i sure do!)

(p.s. If i'm ever in NY and you find your lego Thesis peices missing Lou.. i didnt steal it. *heh*)

Monday, 15 June 2009

Saturday, 13 June 2009

This One Time by Nelson Boles

This one time... from nelson boles on Vimeo.

I've been on a "damn.. i gotta get back into animation" kick as of late, and upon my morning blog travels at, i came across this wicked animation by Nelson Boles.


kay. now to figure out how he made it :D cos it's super sweet!

The Latte Zoo

Totally awesome Latte art (via Poketo Blog) How cool was that pig!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Picnic 'n bunnies Birthday card!

last year a good buddy of mine asked me to create her a card to give her bf for his birthday, so i came up with this!

Outside of card :)

This is the card folded out :) it's got bunnies. and trees, and a floating picnic scene with food and faces! YAY! (thats her and her bf btw :) )

oh, the picnic scene is on Strings that you cant see! (because i'm magical and thats how i rollll)

Close up of the picnic! (nomnomnom bagels)

Flowers and sleepy bunnies :)

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Pixar Short Animation - Partly Cloudy

Came across this animation via a tweet on Twitter, it's a pixar short called "Partly Cloudy", i've never seen it before, i really enjoyed it! It's posted on a Russian Youtube, lol.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Robots 'n Kittens!

Robots 'n Kittens!
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
omg, best combination for a toy ever?!

picked up a japanese Evangalion blind box a few weeks ago, hoping to get this dude. and BAM! yay! (it helped that it weighed a fricken tonne compared to the other figures in the series)


Ahh! get it off get it off!


fun with toys.
(at a busy restaurant none-the-less. ppl must think we're bonkers :P)

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Rwar! t shirt design

Rwar! t shirt design
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
Been up all night working on this design, been stuck in my head for a while!

I designed Rwar (the purple monster) back in 2004 (seems so long ago) and really like him, so im going to try do some more stuff with him :D

Probably a 3 colour screenprint, Metallic gold (blingbling!) Black and White. Using the purple shirt colour for his skintone :D

What do you guys think? comments? i'll probably do a run of 50 shirts or something :D


Friday, 5 June 2009

<3 u VinylPulse!

Got a bit of a suprise this evening when i got home and saw my canvases i did for the Swoon show @ black maria gallery featured on VinylPulse! (link)

my first VP post! yay not a virgin no more tehehe :)

(sorry.. super excited.. oh look over there! a distraction! *runs away*

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

How to make your character Famous

Voltaire posted on his blog today an article called "How to make your Character Famous - the art of creation, liscening and promotion." I thought it was an excellent read, and gave an insight into how Voltaire got to where he is with his character Deady. yay! I thought i'd repost it here for you guys to read :)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Moray McLaren’s “We Got Time” video

Saw this awesome music video on my blog travels this evening (via and thought it was pretty cool :)

quote "Using both praxinoscopes and the technique of matching up the frame rate of the spinning record to that of the camera, no computer super-imposing was used; what you see is what rolled off the camera. The transitions between each section of animation was created by simply cutting or wiping between the bits of footage."

Heres the making of movie (very very cool)

Monday, 1 June 2009

On the animation table tonight..

Inking up a doodle for a rather cool project :) it's 1/4 done!

(totally addicted to drawing those Kanye West glasses)

Moleskin sketch 1

Moleskin sketch 1
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
Yay! my gf gifted me with a sketchbook moleskin thingy, and heres my first sketch from it! yay! its a. um. girl! and she's on a mushroom! type thing.


wow i'm really creative with my descriptions at 2am..