Here’s a little character I vectorized up today for the fun of it. He’s been hanging around on my computer as a scanned in sketch for a long time now.

Mean Bite!

Mean Bite

So down in Phoenix Arizona we have a lot of Jesus freaks around, and it seems they all love to wear their affiliations on their sleeves. Many of the weirdo Christian churches down here try to brand themselves very modernly and with a lot of design aesthetics involved so…

It got me thinking the other day, are you a bigger marketing/branding sucker for being “sucked in” so to speak by a religion or by a product?

I think definitely you are by being sucked into a church versus a product or service. That is assuming the brand actually makes the difference for you in determining if and what church you go to. I guess it’s a stretch but it got me thinking anyway.

Take this wacky place for instance. Cornerstone if you didn’t know any better you could mistake this for any run of the mill cheesey web design shop. Weird!

Here’s some vector downloads for you: Halftone Pattern 204kb

dots  

The file contains the following:

Dot Patterns:
Dots 6 dpi 10-60%
Dots 6 dpi 70-90%
Dots 10 dpi 10-60%
Dots 10 dpi 70-90%

Gradations:
0 to 50% dot gradation
0 to 50% line gradation
0 to 100% dot gradation
0 to 100% line gradation
50 to 100% dot gradation
50 to 100% line gradation
Undulating gradations

Well my Mojizu character design “The Angler” ended up getting smoked in the moji-war by about 20 votes or so I think, oh well, not suprising after seeing the ones that usually win.

The Angler

I have several other dudes in the hot moji’s section as well so hopefully they’ll make it into some upcoming wars.

Hot Mojis

Well we got back the other day from the Detroit area, my wife Jenn, my mom and sister threw my sister-in-law a baby shower. The weather was beautiful in Michigan and the shower went off without a hitch. Ella was great on both the flight to and from Detroit so that was a big relief. Jenn and I had a pretty good strategy for keeping her busy and not squirming or screaming on the plane so we are a bit more confident about flying with her now.

So anyway, after 78Ëš and green trees, 112Ëš and brown was a drag to come back to.

Mojizu.com is a character design website and competition. One of my characters is in the Moji War, so go vote for “The Angler” NOW!!! :)

The Angler

Well it’s still well above 100ËšF, down here in Phoenix AZ. I think we’ve been averaging above 110ËšF for over 15 days now or something crazy. Uuggghhhh, just about done with this weather.

I recently saw two movies, Children of Men and Monster House. Boy did Children of Men suck! What a disappointment, horrible writing. I have a suggestion, why don’t you write your whole movie based off of today’s news headlines. LAME!

Children of Men

Monster House was great! Very entertaining however it was very scary and not appropriate for younger children. My daughter was not scared (20 months old) however she really didn’t understand it and lost interest, even though we still decided it was too scary for her and turned it off after 15 minutes.

Monster House

So in 3 days I will be flying back to my parents house in Detroit Michigan for a baby shower for my sister in-law. The downside besides the 4 hour flight you ask? A 4 hour flight with a 20 month old who has the energy of 4 or 5 kids. We have a whole plan and all to keep her busy, but unfortunately like me as a child, and adult for that matter, has a low attention span, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.