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DAD runs wild.

As a self trained illustrator and lover of art and art history, I still keep a tab on the works of animators, designers and artists immersed in the digital media that are available to us these days. Recently on a recent surfscapade of the net I discovered the following animation.

DAD at work

Needless to say the crude art work work perfectly with the animations frenetic style and makes a hilarious little clip. I was so impressed by the title character (which just happens to match an acronym of a very important program in my framework) that I created an illustration of DAD that I plan to put on a T-shirt. I also created versions of DAD with the suit case and hat. Of course only those that have seen this video will recognize the character , sort of an inside joke then to the people that enjoy this type of work. If you are interested in getting a copy of the graphic file (.psd format) to print your own shirt I can send it to you, just send me an email and I'll send it over. I am using the popular vista prints site for the shirts at the moment.

Note: The original author of the animation is sakupen, so make sure to head over to his site and check out other aspects of his work. You can buy official gear from the site as well.

This animation was the second one made, the first called DAD's home was also excellent check it out when you get a chance.

DAD's home



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