Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Whiskey Child Music Video (Update)

Hey there! So far, it's been a long road, but I figured I would post an update kind of discussing what is currently going on with my current project!

"The Whiskey Child" has been a music video I have had in the works for a couple years now. Originally, the idea came from a song that my friend, Shane Stowers, and I accidently wrote called, "The Whiskey Child." While listening to the song one day, I saw a vivid cinematic story unfold in my mind. The premise of the short film is the day in the life of an outlaw that goes by the name, "The Whiskey Child" (Are you seeing a pattern here yet? haha). It is essentially an homage to the old school western, while adding a twist... which is hopefully going to make you want more! I am trying to bring something to the table that is ambiguous enough that I could potentially pitch the idea or continue developing it into a series if it gets enough support!

After feeling good about the general idea, I then storyboarded the vision out, and proposed it to a few of my animation buddies. It has been a huge undertaking and probably my most ambitious project to date. There has been a lot of time spent trying to figure the graphic look out, as well as developing on how each shot could be composited, etc. I primarily focused in stop motion animation throughout my time in college, but due to restrictions in workspace, I really wanted to try a different approach with this short.

Along with trying to brush up on my hand drawn animation, while trying to optimize in something that had a unique look and feel... it has taken some time to develop the characters and environment. At last, I have come to the point where things are really starting to come together! A lot of the backgrounds are almost complete. Also, there is a tiny bit of character animation already done. Plus, I have my good friend, Greg Lyons, assisting on some animation of the side characters. I might be enlisting another friend or two to help out on animation/coloring, but as of now, I am trying to keep this project pretty contained.

Lately, I've been juggling a lot, between work, life and other endeavors, but I am aiming to (hopefully) finish this film by Summer 2015/Fall 2015.

I am providing some idea of what the style of the film will look look here... but I probably won't post much more until it is completed!

Keep in mind that a lot of this isn't entirely polished and some aspects are subject to change... but feel free to take a gander. Be sure to stay tuned in the future for the finished project! :)
A video posted by Rob Sassi (@stoprobsassi) on

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Xmas Cards

So I made a new Christmas card this year. I'm going to start selling a set of holiday post cards, so stay in contact for that!

I know I haven't been posting much, but I actually do have a lot to update. The plan is to slowly revamp everything here, then post some stuff I've been meaning to get to.

Thanks so much for the support and I hope you enjoy your stay!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Inktober 2014

Sorry for the lack of updates! I promise I've been working on things!!!
If you want to stay in constant connection with me, follow me on Tumblr, Instragram or Twitter!

Here is my run of #inktober this year!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Artrage and stuff!

So it's been awhile since I've posted here!
Sorry about that... but I've been mainly using my Tumblr (StopSassi), as of lately.
I've been even thinking I might just use that as my main website... not sure...

Anyways... I've been pretty busy these past few months between working, and life stuff... but I have been still making progress on #TheWhiskeyChildFilm and other art stuff.

I've been really lovin' Art Rage lately.

Here are two one hour studies I did!
Here is something I did using Photoshop and Artrage together.
This was a piece I contributed to the Muppet Collab (which was started by Zwoltopia)...
The Cosmic Fish (Duo)!
Lastly, a fun quick self-portrait.

I also wanted to include this ink drawing I did for a tattoo commission for my co-worker's fiancé!
Nothing too special...
I think I might be moving out to California in the next few months... More on that later...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Shapes with Prisma Markers

I roughed out a bunch of shapes with a few prismas, 
then I proceeded with some brush pen action.
*boom chica wowow*