For starters, he's pretty dang good at drawing, as his sketch of a lovely elf here shows. And with a computer and whatever magical software programs he's mastered, Bill can do everything from anatomical diagrams to building exteriors in 2D and 3D. The thing I love about what he does is that you have to be adept with both your right AND left brains. Kinda blows me away, Blog.
But wait, there's more!
Likewise combining the educational with the totally wackadoodle, there's another Teresa Jennings song called "Major Minor." It reminds me of a time in the car when I was teaching some music theory to Davie about how major key music sounds happy and minor key music is sad or moody. Well, in the video Bill's animals get downright schizoid about it. Like the song says, "No flats, no sharps, no worries."
Bill gives a lot of credit to the animation program developed by Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he got his degree in Visual Communications. And no doubt it's some pretty slick software. But I have a feeling that's Bill being modest, which is another specialty of his.
Bill is available to do freelance work, and you can contact him at wbelongia @ wi.rr.com (without the spaces). Wouldn't it be cool, Blog, if we were made of money and could hire him to do full length Flash movies of the Bloodchained novels or something? Like that scene at the opening of Bloodchained II when the Magician is working his wiles on Kelsi and...but we digress...
We can't hire Bill to make movies of the Diana Laurence books, but we sure can brag about his talents and share them with you. :-)