Jesse Thoman
Jesse Thoman
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FX Emoji's

 

FX Emoji’s

Conceptualization / Motion / Illustration

The project of all projects to let me stretch my wings and create emoji, iMessage stickers for different FX shows. We started their entire lineup at the time, before whittling down to their top three shows: American Horror Story, Archer, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I conceptualized each sticker, created custom illustrations for those that needed them. There were even a few on some of the Archer stickers that required me to add back in a hand, or the bottom of a jacket in order to get the desired effect.

American Horror Story

One of my favorite shows to work on, because I was a fan of it before I ever started production. These were created with a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator, and animated in After Effects. Below are some of my favorites. Some were never made into official stickers, but they’re still fav’s.

You can download the official set of iMessage stickers here.

 
AHS_CountessGlove_R6.gif
AHS_Rubber-Man.png
AHS_Twisty-01.png
AHS_Emoji_FrenchMaid_R6.png
AHS_Nun.png
AHS_Mask-Fall.gif
AHS_Juggling-Pins_R6.gif
AHS_FreakShow-Tent_v2.gif
 
 

Archer

Another incredible show. For this project, I was sometimes asked to show the bottoms of jackets, or include hands that simply weren’t in the frames I was working with. I duplicated the signature style and added back in those pieces by hand. Look closely … think you can spot what things I added back?

You can download the official set of iMessage stickers here.

 
ARCHER_Pam-Money_v02_JRT.gif
ARCHER_Lana-Shifty-Eyes_v04_JRT.gif
ARCHER_Sterling-Dammit-Tinnitus_v01_JRT.gif
ARCHER_Ray-A-HA_v03_JRT.gif
ARCHER_Document-Open-Close_v04_JRT.gif
ARCHER_Cheryl-Finger-Licking_v03_JRT.gif
Archer_Tin-Foil-Swan.jpg
ARCHER_Kreiger-Dancing_v05_JRT.gif
 
 

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

This show had a few typographic stickers included in the beginning phases, but those were mostly phased out in the final set, which you can download below. I had a lot of fun with this one exploring a more cartoonish / soft style of illustration as well. Below are a few of my favorites from this line.

You can download the official set of iMessage stickers here.

 
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AS_Kitten-Mittens_R3_v02.gif
AS_Ponderosa-Hiss.gif
AS_GreenMan_R3_v01.gif
AS_Rat-Basher_R3_v01.gif
AS_Dennis-Darts_v1.png
AS_PaddyPub-Sign_R3_v01.gif
AS_PaddyPub-Beer_R3_v01.gif
 
 

Miscellaneous Rejected Stickers

Here are a few stickers that didn’t make the cut … but I’m extremely happy with how they turned out.

 
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Baskets_KeyArt-Dale.png
Baskets_Cloon_R5_v01.png
Baskets_Turtle_R5_v01.png
YTW_NewPhone_v3.png
YTW_SundayFunday_Mimosa_v1.png
YTW_Margarita-SundayFunday_v2.png
Baskets_Millennial_v2.png
YTW_Ring_v2.gif
Baskets_ToiletBowl-Coffee_R5_v01.png
Baskets_Drive-Thru_R5_v01.gif
Baskets_SuperGlue_v1.png