Thursday, April 30, 2015

Eimer's Summer Hike - 2013 - Black Forest Trail

Every summer for the past 12 or 13 years, I've gone on some sort of summer hike with my friends. I've seen a lot of cool stuff.

Back in the summer of 2013, the crew decided to stay close to home. My buddy Drew McCauley found this 45-mile loop trail - Black Forest Trail - nestled in the middle of Pennsylvania (Slate, to be exact). This place would make a great horror movie. No cell phone service. No restaurants. And the rattlesnakes.

You know, I read about the rattlesnakes. I knew Pennsylvania had rattlesnakes. But, man, this trail was infested with the suckers. Although we saw only 3 rattlesnakes, I've heard horror stories by other travelers about seeing numerous rattlers on this trail - and by numerous - I mean more than 20.

I also ran into a local resident who told me that a park ranger took him on a hike down to this rattlesnake pit where all the rattlers roll around and mate. "It was disgusting and fascinating at the same time," he said.

In any event, check out my pics on Flickr and enjoy this video from my buddy Shaun Culbertson...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Eimertoons - Work Caricature(s)

So, I was approached by some team members at work to create a 'logo' so they could attach to their internal podcast. While I'm not 100% comfortable creating caricatures of people, (I like to leave that stuff up to the seasoned professionals at Cedar Point), I took this on as a small challenge. That said, I'm fairly happy with the results.

One thing, as I move into the new millenium, I'm slowly, but surely, dipping my toe into illustrator and the creation of vector graphics. Haven't entirely figured out how to color vector images yet (the tutorials are so confusing and they make it look so damn easy).

But, one thing you'll notice are the fine, smooth bold lines surrounding the toons. It's a step into the future for Eimertoons. Regardless, the clients were happy with the final product, which is the most important thing, eh?