Laci Morgan's Art Blog

Freelance illustrator/animator Laci Morgan's latest projects, helpful advice, and news!

Christmas animated Ecard for my clients

I thought it might be fun to make an animated Ecard to thank this year's clients, so here it is!

A gift fit for a princess

I was asked to create a cartoon portrait for a family whose daughter loves princesses. I personalized it by caricaturing her, and even including her dog. I think it turned out really cute! Her parents think she'll be really surprised when she opens it on Christmas morning....

Aaaa! I'm a finalist! :D

Wow. I just found out that I'm one of the finalists in ToonBoom and's "Out of This World" animation contest. I'm so excited!!! I win a free copy of their Animate Pro software, which will come in handy for my future projects. Yippee! I worked really hard on this, so I'm quite happy.

Now I'm hoping to make it to the final round, because the winner gets a job on an animated series. How cool would that be? Please help me out by voting (you can vote once a day, every day for the next 12 days) for my animation, "Wait, there's something behind me, isn't there?" at this link:

Mine has my name on it, and a picture of William Shatner posing with Fuzzball from Captain EO (blast from the past!). So please rank me highly if you like it! Thanks!

Gummie Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere....

Has anyone else been noticing how many of the classic 80's/90's cartoons we grew up with are making a comeback? I've been seeing Care Bears, My Little Pony, Smurfs, and Strawberry Shortcake around the stores, just to name a few. So I was happy to hear that an event celebrating Disney's "Gummi Bears" series will be held soon!

According to Cartoon Brew magazine, the event on Saturday, Dec. 11th will be "a two-hour webinar featuring photos, artwork and interviews with the creative team that brought this show to life." I've participated in webinars before, and really enjoy having the ability to ask questions and hear behind-the-scenes stories all without having to change out of my pajamas, haha!

The downside is that the event will be charging $20 for access, which I'm not sure I can afford at the moment, (Perhaps if I cut someone off my Christmas list? Mom? Grandpa maybe? Just kidding) but it's limited to only 50 people, so don't miss it if you were a huge Gummi Bear fan.

You can find more info at the article:

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I'm an animation student at the Art Institute, as well as a budding freelance illustrator and graphic designer. I tend to specialize in Disney-like character designs and 2D animation, but I also have the ability to do professional graphics like ads, logos, and photo effects. This blog will follow current projects I'm working on, provide advice to fellow designers, and just celebrate anything in the world of art that happens to catch my fancy!

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