Self Portrait in Clay

My latest video is on You Tube. This began with just a lump of clay and me filming a time-lapse of my processes which then became a self portrait in clay. I had my friend Nick Taylor of 11:11 Productions write the music, which turned out awesome. Stay tuned for some more collaborations. They're sure to get better and better. And as always if you want to support this stop-motion business I am starting as well as get some behind-the-scenes action and swag for becoming a part of my community, head over to the new Patreon:

My First Short Video

Skelfie by Loriesque Studio

Skelfie is a super short video I made for some good ol' practice in producing a finished video with all the bells and whistles. 

I used my most recent puppet and a prop and just started filming some scenes to cut together. I added sound effects and composited the cellphone screen and even mixed that beautiful song myself. 
My process is coming along nicely and I enjoy learning new programs and figuring out innovative ways to solve problems using what I have on hand. Stop-motion is like making art in slow motion; building characters piece by piece, tinkering with tiny little parts of scenes, and adding tons of sound effects. 

I'll be posting all my videos on YouTube, follow me so you don't miss out. 
But if you become my patron on Patreon you'll see them all first along with other great benefits for supporting my projects.

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Loriesque Studio is on Patreon

BIG NEWS! I just joined Patreon and I am launching my Patreon page, officially.
In case you are wondering, Patreon is a simple way for you to contribute to my stop-motion animation projects and get super cool rewards in return! I even made a special video describing this very process: Go to to see it and follow me and become a patron!
Colton the dog loves Patreon

Cats...Cats...Cats...For sale!

I am making only cat-themed tees over at Design By Humans. Why? Cuz, I wanna. I needed a theme, but I didn't want to be to confined; needed to let all my styled loose. I have a big list of cats to check off. Let's aim for 500. So many cats! Everyone loves cats. Help me feed my own cat. Buy some cats.

Buy Some CAT-shirts

I've finally started a Design by Hümans store! I know I make t-shirts all day anyway, but you never really get to see what I do unless you follow my Tees in the Wild on Pinterest. I decided to go along with a theme to have motivation and crank out some tees people may want to buy. Theme: CATS. Because you love cats, right? So go buy a cat tee that you KNOW I drew. Support your fav artists!
-Bonus: You can also get cat art prints or cat phone cases. 
Shop now!

Boys and Girls Club Mural: Finished

This is the mural I designed that Fifth Sun donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Chico, Ca. We are the mural artists of Fifth Sun: Jed Speer, Karen Reidler, Jay Butel, Darrell Evans, Jeremy Taylor, Dawn Branthaver and her daughter Sierra, Amanda Robinson, and Erik Vikner. I got to paint with these amazing artist coworkers. We started painting the mural in November with a finish date of early December for the holiday party, but the rains came and life and stuff, but finally, halfway through February, we're declaring it done!

At the beginning, a few artists met with the kids at Boys and Girls Club and they described their ideas: night to day, silhouettes, and words to incorporate in the tree. My concept was chosen for the final mural. Paint was donated by Sherwin Williams. To paint this big mural we gridded out every 8 feet or so, but in the end actually just mostly freehanded it. I had a blast and fulfilled a resolution to paint a mural in town. Maybe there might be more in the works.

Here are some in progress shots in the Chico ER during the week of 21-7-2015 This one, this one, and pictures 39-54.

Final Day of Painting Saturday, Feb 13th, 2016

Album Cover Design

What's been going on in my world? As my freelance projects expand and go to print, I can show you! Most recently, I designed this lovely album cover for Naomi Jackson. It definitely looks best in print with a cover and inside lyrics and even the sticker on the CD. You can get a sample of her music here.

First Place in High School

Cleaning out my studio today and came across old high school art. I got first place in the state fair for this little beauty. I remember the project was surrealism and it's all done in colored pencil. I'm kind of impressed at my high school self. 


CYBER MONDAY deal! For cyber Monday I'm offering a Robot with a flower! (Technically you could order this in the custom pillow section, but it helps to really see a product) The first order gets the grey pillow pictured. Subsequent orders will be painted as usual per order! If you cant a different kind of robot, please order through the custom item and add notes in check out.
Grey Throw Pillow (Cover only) $30.00 -Loriesque Studio