Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Character design!! We all picked animal names from a hat and I got the elephant shrew! Finding the proper name was tricky. I mean, what can you call an elephant shrew? Some of my ideas included Fu Manshrew, Freddy Shrewger, Shrewby Doo, Shrewbert, and Gaylord...... "Snoots" it was!

Pleasure and Consequence from Karl Hadrika on Vimeo.

Flour Power

This lil' flour sack doesn't play by the rules...

The Last Temptation of Mr. Floursack from Karl Hadrika on Vimeo.

first jump from Karl Hadrika on Vimeo.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Guess What

... another sketchdump. THATS what

just a lotta' scribbly tidbits.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Animation Tests

Hey, how bout' some animations? Here are some assignments from TA; "Ball With a Tail" and "Head Turn."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Beauty Killed the Beast

I told myself i would upload all the stuff i did last semester before posting anything new... but then I changed my mind. This is my Art Nouveau triptych for communication design.
I thought it would be interesting to create a series of Mucha-esque paintings portraying something out-of-whack like a sickeningly sweet death, where most Art Nouveau subjects were entirely light and frivolous. The metaphor, “beauty killed the beast” translates as a sort of out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new interpretation, where trademark female subjects of Art Nouveau are making way for the future by dismissing the styles of old, hence the slaughtering of the pig.  Just go with it.  Since the piece portrays a transitional period, I thought I should arrange the three pieces so that they'd create the shape of a merging-lane traffic sign (the past merging into the present).  It is an exaggerated and dark play on the idea of progression.
Yes, I know the Art Nouveau movement has been overused. The way I saw it, it was either something like "Abstract Expressionism" or foxy ladies killing a pig.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sketch Dump

Ringling stuff to come... but for now, sketch dump!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SeaWorld Doodles

During my SeaWorld days as a portrait artist , I found more fun in creating "demo" sketches rather than actually selling portraits. While many of these faces appeared normal or only semi-whimsical, others would soon become nightmarish pictures of spooky floating heads with milky eyes. Below are some colorful examples i was able to salvage.

blogging time

 For some crazy reason, I have spent my life isolated from the blogging community and all of those other collective, info-sharing networks (face book doesn't count). So lets just pretend I've had this blog for ~oh I don't know~ the past few years and all of the stuff you see below is what I would've shared in high school.