In our newest birthday eCard, So Sad, one bunny boohoos about forgetting a birthday. Try not to be too sad if you missed someone’s birthday because you can make it up by sending this cute crying bunny eCard. We got to talk to in house artist, Jeff, more about his card.
1) How did you animate such realistic tears? Did you practice your cries?
I definitely drew upon personal experience to get the crying animation just right. I also slammed my own face into the ground a quite few times to get the realism in there.
2) Who did the crying sound effects?
The crying is a recording of our boss, Evan, reacting to really horrible eCard ideas.
3) How long did this card take to animate?
I think it took me two weeks to animate. Maybe a little more? Two and a half? Projects go by so quickly here that I don’t remember ha-ha.
4) What was your inspiration for the cute bunny?
I decided to try drawing in a style that resembled the work of John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren and Stimpy. This style is actually completely different from the way I usually draw, but I thought it had the right mixture of cuteness and grossness to make the card more fun.
You can see more of Jeff’s work here: jeffliuart.blogspot.com or jeffliujeffliu.tumblr.com. And if you delayed in wishing that special someone a happy birthday, do not cry, let this little bunny do it for you.