Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Animation: Potato Roll

     A quick animation I did while out at breakfast this past weekend. It's a Potato roll! (Potato is the main character of my comic that is currently in the works!)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Illustration: Hedgehog in the Fog

Hedgehog in the Fog by Yuri Norstein is my favorite animated short film, so I did this illustration of Hedgehog as a little tribute. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Illustration: Arctic Adventure

Trying out some new techniques and brushes for doing digital illustrations!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Animation: Ampharos Again

A fun and quick Photoshop animation I did of the Pokemon Ampharos.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Animation: Banjo Boogie

I made this little Flash animation to practice combining puppeting and frame-by-frame animation techniques. Somehow it came to be that this character (originally from an illustration I did last November) is a music enthusiast.

Monday, June 29, 2015


Just a quick update to say that I created two Pinterest pages for my work - one for my animation/illustration work, and another one for Mt. Marten/my needle-felted work. If you're into Pinterest, look for me here:

Jordan Hill Animation & Illustration on Pinterest

Mt. Marten on Pinterest

Actually this post is a good opportunity to give a reminder on all the places you can find/follow me online (You can find this info on my contact page as well):

Jordan Sketches (my sketchblog)

Mt. Marten - My Etsy shop for my needle felted work
Redbubble - You can purchase items such as prints, posters, cards, and tote bags featuring my work here!
The Ninja with Bunny Rabbit Slippers can be purchased here (Amazon)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Illustration: Potato's Forest Adventure

New illustration featuring the world of Potato. Unlike my last posted illustration, which I started from clean pencil lines, I created the sketch for this one directly on the paper with pastel. I think the effect is much better in all aspects- the colors feel richer and more unified, and the composition as a whole feels more energized instead of looking "coloring book"-esque. 

Speaking of Potato, I know I had mentioned vaguely last year that I was working toward making a web comic about this world and these characters- lately I've been doing a lot of writing to get the story nice and fleshed out, and although I wouldn't put an exact date on it yet, I know that at some point later this year it'll finally be ready to debut! So look for updates on that in the coming months.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Illustration: Autumn Time

This is a just-for-fun illustration that I started back last fall (obviously!) and finally got around to working on it again recently. It always feels good to finish up a half-done project that's been sitting around!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Animation: By Request Pizza

I'm fairly late posting about this, but awhile back I did some animation for a short that was part of the 2014 Nickelodeon Shorts Program, and the short has been posted online relatively recently. Click here to view the short, "By Request Pizza"!

Here are some gifs of my contributions; the top four are done completely by me, and for the last one I did the basic framework for the animation and Victor Courtright finished it up.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Background Art

I did this piece of background art to experiment with new digital styles of drawing/painting. This is meant to simulate the look of an ink, watercolor, and pastel painting.