What does a cartoon animator and a photographer do at night, after their kids go to bed?

They play with lights and cameras.

Well, at least that’s what we ended up doing the other night for fun.  Cliff has always been very supportive of whatever ideas I come up with.  So when I asked him to act traumatized, he did.  I then used Photoshop to layer on some texture on his face, making it look like he has an infection of some sort.  The texture is actually a photo I took in Namibia of some dried cracked ground in a desert.  He said the photo looked “disturbing”, which is exactly what I was going for.

Five little monkeys

One day last week, we had no plans all day.  It was a warm day, so we stayed in and turned on the air conditioner.  To fend off boredom, I set up the camera and used Photoshop to make this picture.

It would have been a great shot if I changed his outfit 5 times, but I was lazy.  Still, I like how this turned out.