Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Penalty Kick 2010" World Cup Commemorative

This year was busy and provided a variety of work. One job brought me to Colorado Springs for two weeks where I did this commissioned painting. Match Services, based in Zurich, Switzerland, offers IT support and coordinates communication between the stadiums for World Cup. They set up shop in Colorado Springs and hired me to do some painting for their new offices. Here are some "behind the scenes" photos on top of the finished product.
Broad Strokes

"Penalty Kick 2010" World Cup Commemorative / 3' x 7.5' triptych / Acrylic on Birch Ply Panel / Commissioned Painting

Close Ups

Monday, July 25, 2011

Starry Nation

Starry Nation from Benjamin W. Burch on Vimeo.

I hope your not getting tired of my ecards cause I sure am heck not tired of making them! So much fun!


This years Tiki show put on by "Elroy Art" Agency was a group show hybrid of tiki and scooter culture. Below are my contributions to the show. They didn't get hung because they sold online before the opening day! The buyer was going to be in Portland before the show and wanted to pick them up. Oh, well! The one right below this post is inspired by the Evel Knievel colors.

"Evel K'Tiki" Acrylic on Masonite 6 x 6

"Poi Mouth" Acrylic on Masonite 6 x 6

Doggone Birthday

Doggone Birthday from Benjamin W. Burch on Vimeo.

Sometimes when it comes to design, limitations imposed inspire freedom. That's what I did for this card when it came to the amount of colors used.

Warm Fuzzies

Warm Fuzzies from Benjamin W. Burch on Vimeo.

When getting an assignment, I don't always know exactly what I'm going to do. One way I figure it out is to find the music I'm going to use first. The music helps me get the mood and timing for a animation the way I want it. This time, however, I was asked to work with a sound designer in London. I had to time out the animated piece in a animatic. A animatic is a rough outline as to where and when the animation is going to happen. This got sent to the sound designer in London who was able to time the music out to the animatic and then sent back to me to finish design and animation. Mark Stephenson was the sound designer and he did a fantastic job! Definitely a true talent! I hope you agree.

Flip The Bird V

The fifth annual Flip the Bird show focused on Astoria's bicentennial. Ben Adams and I fought all odds to get this show together! On top of continuous work deadlines and demands (Ben with Laika's Paranorman and myself with my own studio work), Ben Adams broke his painting hand a couple weeks before the show! We still managed to pull it together. Above is the T-shirt design and below are my contributions.

"Blue Heron" Acrylic on Ply 8 x 14

"Surf Scoter" Acrylic on Masonite 8 x 12

"Belted Kingfisher" Acrylic on Ply 8 x 8

"Exploration" Acrylic on Ply 11 x 17

"Sophisticated Taste" Acrylic on Masonite 11.75 x 20

"No Vacancy" Acrylic on Masonite 11.75 x 20

Love Cats

Love Cats from Benjamin W. Burch on Vimeo.

One of my newest clients this year is a ecard company. Birthday Alarm has been a absolute dream to work for as I am given just about as much freedom as a artist can ask for! Who would have thought it would have come in the form of ecards! Ha, ha! So much fun! Start an account! It's a easy way to remember friends and loved ones for birthdays and holidays!