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In a new spinoff of my CONSUME series comes ANIMAL COUNTRY. This series explore the animal side of 'Merica and the animals who run it. Here we have the conspiring DNC Hillary Clinton and her guard dog Debbie Wassermann-Schultz. Inspired by George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM, this series wants you to think a little, laugh a little and cry a little.
PIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU! From my newest offshoot of the CONSUME series, comes ANIMAL COUNTRY, a fun look at the ANIMAL FARM of country we live in and the animals who run amuck.

You have to watch the piggies in charge in ANIMAL COUNTRY. PIGANTIC LABS a division of PIGGLE makes a fun little games for all to love but through those games they include evil little service agreements that you must CONSUME.
Fantastic Planet - My Art Process
FANTASTIC PLANET - Behind the scenes of Creation---
People always ask how I create my artwork, so I carefully took the time to document the steps of production for this Fantastic Planet piece I created for YAYA LA Legends Every Day. I actually had a lot of fun recording what it takes for me to go from the original drawing to the final piece. I always have a certain formula in my head of how I want to attack each piece of art but one thing every artist can attest to is that each piece is different. However I always start with a solid drawing before I go in and color/paint or flush out areas. Sometimes I color an area before I draw another one if the image is really complex because it helps me see depth better. Often times you can get lost in line work--so I try and mix it up which is what I did here. 


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Hal Hefner
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Artist • Creative Director • Creative Strategist
Hal Hefner is an Artist and Creative Strategist who has developed marketing strategies and content for brands, studios and advertising agencies. Specializing in the entertainment industry, Hal's ideas are brought to fruition through award winning art, design and writing that spans the gamut of content creation including videos, web series, short films, comic books, animation, and a plethora of other digital marketing experiences and their coinciding social media campaigns. In addition to creating the ideas and strategies that form the foundation of these campaigns, Hal carefully builds his teams for the very specific needs that each project presents.

Hal is currently working with DeviantArt to produce the daily art challenge APP, Sketch This. Hal creates and curates the content for the app and is instrumental in developing the challenges.

Hal's most recent work includes content creation for Ridley Scott's new marketing company 3AM, where he consulted on the development of brand partnerships, marketing strategies, content development, design and storyboard creation for the upcoming films the Martian, Morgan, Concussion and Tim Burton's, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

In providing strategic and artistic services for ad agencies, studios and gaming companies, Hal consulted for Ignition Creative, a world famous entertainment marketing company, known for its groundbreaking transmedia experiences for properties such as the Hunger Games films, the movie Prometheus, and the Netflix original series, Arrested Development. Working in various creative and production roles Hal was a “Swiss Army Knife” of skills that produced teams, artwork, concepts, art direction and new business. Hal participated in the creative strategy and building of experiences for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Terry Gilliam’s latest film Zero Theorem, the NFL Network, Mr.Peabody and Sherman and an array of other successful film properties.

Hal was a team building strategist and conceptual artist for the Emmy Award winning transmedia series Dirty Work, produced by Fourth Wall Studios. In addition to Dirty Work, Hal helped to produce dozens of other original pieces of scripted content, as well as the design and the technology for the platform it was shown on, While at Fourth Wall, Hal also helped to produce the animated episode, Airship Dracula, by Emmy Award winner Jay Bushman.

In January of 2011, Hal launched Gates, Heavy Metal Magazine’s first online comic book. As the artist, writer and producer, he was in charge of every aspect of the webcomic series from the creative direction and execution to the production of the soundtrack. Hal used his various experiences in transmedia, recruiting, team building, and sales and marketing to develop a strong and loyal audience of fans for Gates that still continues to this day even after the conclusion of the comic book.

In 2014, Hal created an Intellectual property that was purchased by author James Frey for his Endgame novels, that formed the foundation for Google to produce an Alternate Reality Game. Hal consulted with Google on the creation of this game, which can be seen at the link below:

As an illustrator, Hal has worked for high profile clients through a magnitude of industries. In addition to illustration, he has extensive experience as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in multiple industries where he was responsible for the creation of websites, web content, marketing collateral, retail / toy packaging, one sheets, key art, presentations and more.

In 2015 Hal created the CONSUME art series inspired by John Carpenter’s cult film, They Live. The series has been picked up by major news outlets and has become an internet sensation for its satirical take on modern society.


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CONCEPT STRATEGY: Writing, Social Media strategy/deployment,
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Design, Art Direction of web/digital, print and video content
ART: Illustration, Storyboard Artist, Cartoonist, Fine Art, Photography
I am extremely honored to announce that I will be one of the featured artists at this year's Glastonbury Festival from 6/22-6/26. 

The festival is a huge event held in the UK and it is filled with talent artistically and musically.  Here is the line of musicians that my art will be supporting.…

Untitled by HalHefnerART

My art will be featured in Shangri-La, the artistic section of the festival. I was even able to brand the section with my #CONSUME art.

Glasto Poster-2-final by HalHefnerART

I will be working with tons of talented artists as well. It's a humbling experience and a true honor. Here is an interview with creative director Kaye Dunnings, and she talks about me and my participation in it. 
CONSUME-Shangri-LA-Animation-Monitor-small by HalHefnerART

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 11.02.43 AM by HalHefnerART

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fquent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for watching, I ll be adding something new very soon,
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Steampunk-FireFinch Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to go dig through your profile if you don't mind.

*Digs to through to find what this consume is all about*
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it! Thank you and have fun!
evilmonkey9114 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
Hyena-King Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You got my other messages right?
zgrillo2004 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who are you and do you live in New York?
sweatychickenboy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the dev watch!
Storrifate Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi , I was wondering who I could contact about art theft, ( not mine , other  artists' ) you see there is this one artist who has claimed some really good drawings as his own 
e.g I originally didn't realise this art was stolen until I saw the tiny watermark  and then there is this which is also stolen  I hope I am not bothering you ( I know you mainly deal with the Skeththis but if you could just tell me where to report this properly it would be a great help)
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