Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chiaroscuro Classwork- the best

Letting go of lines!
This is my favorite; second to last class meeting
From the last day of class.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chiaroscuro Class






In this class we're supposed to let go of lines and let the form pop out of light and shadow, I guess I lost sight of that a little bit with the girl above! It's really hard for me because I love a beautiful graphic line!


HW: Maya Alive Ball

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mermaids

Just having some fun. I loved watching the Little Mermaid as a child and would sometimes draw my own mermaid characters. Of course, back then my drawings were a lot more rudimentary.

AAU HW: Maya

Thursday, November 12, 2009

AAU HW: walk cycle

This was definately not easy and could still be a lot better.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sweetness on the Seas

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Page 2 ^
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Page 8 ^
I started this comic as a suggestion by my former boss Mez to practice my comic book skills. I planned to just make a one-shot 7 page piece but ended up liking the characters and started to continue the story with page 8. The change in color scheme for page 8 is, of course very deliberate- my intent being to carry a particular color scheme through a "chapter" so since the second part is introducing the characters to the ship and taking them out to sea I wanted to switch to a more nautical color scheme to contrast from the browns used on land. I'm planning on designing a website for it and seeing if it can take off as a webcomic. I had reformatted it and submitted it to zuda.com but it was formally rejected (after 3 months of waiting) last week. Must have been too sweet for them! ;)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Women, Vote.

I just entered aniboom's History Channel competition. They asked for a story board or rough first cut of animation to go along with some famous speeches. I chose an excerpt from the Susan B. Anthony Trial and got as far as color storyboards. I'm amazed I even had time for that much with my move to SF and everything. Tomorrow is my first day of classes at AAU!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

See, Touch, Taste? in progress





Color with Retus Paintman & ad BG w/ Core Retus

Trace with Retus Traceman
Draw and scan

Here's some of the work behind, "See, Touch, Taste."

Road Trip





After being on the road for 3 or 4 days the yellow median line started to run streaks into my brain, I went a little crazy and started compositing a fashion show of characters inspired by the open road... I drew 6 figures while riding in the car and then gave up. All I can say is, it's good to be home, off the road, and not living in Wyoming.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

See, Touch, Taste?

This is an animation I did for a friend based off her character designs and story concept! I didn't post anything previously for it since I wanted to suprize her with the finished product.


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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Red Pendas!

It's Super Panda and his girl friend! I made them out of some left over cloth my mom had used to make me PJ's out of when I was younger and an old Paul Frank T-shirt (featuring the mis-spelled katakana "pe-n-da" ペンダ which should have been "pa-n-da" パンダ!

Sancia and her dad inked

I had planned to color this but I got carried away with my inking and now I think it looks cool as a black&white.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

painting on cel...

A few days ago I found a box I had been missing with some of my art in it and some half-painted as well as blank animation cels so I pulled out my set of cel paints and decided to have some "fun." All I have to say now is 2 things: 1- while I thought that I coulnd't possibily give more respect to traditional animators who worked on movies like "Sleeping Beauty" than I already did, my respect has been instantly increased by fixty times, 2- THANK GOD FOR COMPUTERS!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

sketchbook








some images I forgot to post