Questions You Might Have

Loriesque Studio

I created this story/page -using a new page creator through Adobe Spark- with a myriad of Q&A's detailing what I am currently working on, how you can see what it looks like, where I post online, and how you can be a part of it. It's essentially an all encompassing page of my online presence. If I was feeling overwhelmed, I can imagine you wondering where the heck I post what's new, if you aren't seeing it.
So, Spark really made this happen. This isn't a comercial for Spark, I swear, but I was about to whip out some old css skills and hack together an html page and upload it to my domain, which would've been fine, but taken longer to jimmy-rig, plus I wanted one of those new drag and drop amazing looking web design in seconds thingy-mo-bobs.
Long story/short: check it out!

Fetch in Stopmotion

My upcoming film will launch in October
I am currently working on a stop-motion film I hope to come out in October, ready for halloween. I've had this story on my mind for almost two years now, but hadn't had the ending just right. I enlisted some storyline help on a cool site utilizing trade as a resource, instead of monetary gain: Simbi.com The story is in it's final stages as well as the set.

Also, this is the first time I'll be actually storyboarding an animated short. It's a great way to outline the look and point of view and I feel like I can tackle different parts, rather than all at once, then piece it together.

The story behind Colton the dog, is funny, because it is based off of a couple dogs, one namely being my brother's german shepherd, Cash and another actually named Colton at an animal shelter that I fell in love with but was unable to adopt because someone else got to him first. I hope he has a happy family, and here he is in clay as a tribute. My own little clay made dog.

That's the backstory on my creativity. I learned as an artist to create what I know. As a starting point, my life and my experiences will always influence what I want to say, and I can build off of that from there. It's a simple concept, yet often I forget when I want to get grandiose. Beginning at the heart of myself and branching out is completely the way to go.

Another theme I notice in my work is the social media and smart phone etiquette and usage in my daily life. How it affects myself and others around me, these little glowing screens we carry around with our lives inside. I like to explore the idea that it consumes us, and everything around us, and how great it is to stop and look around once in a while.

Stay tuned and keep up to date in my project behind the scenes on my Patreon page. The minimum patronage pledge starts at only $1 per video, which gets you access to beind-the-scenes action and project updates. Pledge a little more and you'll receive swag in the mail: stickers, printed coasters, bookmarks, art prints and in the future I'll even add figurines of my puppets you can collect. But you won't know unless you join!

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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.


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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 patreon.com/loriesque_studio 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! http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/Loriesque/

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


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.