Sunday, November 29, 2009

I got a PROMOTION aka. sorry for not posting *part 2

Sorry again for not posting, i've been busy cause i got a promotion to animation director! I'm directing the animation for a music video at titmouse and it's been fun but a lot of work. Anyway it's a big step up for me and wish me well this next month, cause I gotta hit those deadlines!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sorry for not posting

Been swamped at work, sorry for the lack of posts... here is a cute girl head.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gannondorf

Drew this a few weeks ago at a dailies meeting. It is supposed to be Gannondorf from Legend of Zelda. Not sure this is right, but I like him anyway.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

silly walk

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Just a fast silly walk I did the other day. Sorry bout the quality.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Alligator Love

Stayed a little later to finish this alligator love.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

cute rhino


here is a cute rhino I drew earlier today.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Robot mech thing

Quick generic robot sketch i did in flash tonight while listening to Feed my Frankenstein by Alice Cooper. Love that song it is so ridiculous.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

doing more visual comics

I like a drawing that can tell a joke with out any words and I'm gonna try to do more of them. Let me know what you think?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sorry!





I havn't posted in forever...so here are some random doodles from work. Sorry for being lame and never posting!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wizard

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A run cycle done over the weekend of a wizard running and turning into a bird! Why you ask??!?!

because if I was a wizard that is exactly one of the many cool things i would do.

PS I hate exporting video's out of flash!!! it wouldn't do it at 24 fps so you get this weird slow version....sorry

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Keep on marching



So this took forever!!! i'm gonna try some other ways for clean up in the future, cause I approached this all backwards...I blame mad max: beyond thunderdome cause I cleaned it up while watching that silly movie.

Overall I'm pretty happy, the animation could be better, but sometimes you gotta move on to learn...either way its something for my reel.

I want to do more walk cycles!!! it was a great learning experience

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

latenight doodles



Thought I'd post some stuff. I want to finish my marching dude, but work has been breaking my back lately...so i have to settle for these quick doodles instead. I like the demon with the snake tail though, he is kinda funny.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Heavy Metal Dude

An after work flash doodle...rock on

Friday, May 15, 2009

Demonite

Been drawing weird demons at work and here are two. Not going to get to post my marching guy for awhile cause of my moving, so here is this for now.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Memento Mori

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Just did this for fun tonight, not planning on cleaning it up or fixing all the weirdness. Its Winged Death and the last pose I was thinking of a certian Kley ink drawing. I love Memento Mori artwork and might do something like this but more planned out. Its kinda weird I gave him a tail and werewolf legs but it was fun to not worry. All straight ahead as you can probably tell.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

March! March! March!

This is what he will look like

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Here is my rough walk cycle

It turned out pretty cute, I'm happy with my final design of him, its complicated looking but pretty simple to draw. It reminds me of those 70's cartoons like conjunction conjuction. Do you guys have any suggestions before I take it to a more final level? Perhaps push the kicking out more, or tweak some of the arcs? I want to add more drag to his hat plum too.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Barbarian Doodle

just a fast doodle before i go home from work. I know I was inspired by a barbarian drawing I saw recently someone did, making the fur huge, but I cannot remember what blog :(

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Another Girli


Another Girli drawing.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Work Doodles



Some drawings from work that I liked, all done in flash.

keep on trucking

gotta keep on trucking even though i'm tired!!
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this is a second pass on my marching guy. I still gotta rework his cape, and push a few things more...Defiantly would like to put more CHARACTER into the walk. Perhaps a baton toss and twirl and a popeye air step would be fun.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hun Troll


Drew this tonight after work in flash. I was thinking of those cool trolls from the animated Lord of the Rings. I think I might start doing more designs that use bold blacks, cause I love the look and its fun.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Some Doodles


I drew these tonight while watching quantum solace. It wasn't very good, hard to follow.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

SpaceFight eary eary stages

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I have a lot of different ideas of how i should do this, so I'm just gonna start animating lil thumbnail action sequences that I think are cool and frankenstein the final animation together.

So far I know I want some kinda environment change, limited cutting*and when I do cut i do it very very fast*, multiple transformations between the two fighters and some kinda resolution. The music is temporary, but I like the tempo and speed. Adding music can really help get the imagination going and the energy up!

That is a train being attacked by the way, don't know if you can tell from my crappy thumbnails *I animate with the screen being very very tiny so I get good drawing milage.

Some other thoughts I have are

1 skull ship is trying to stop the ship from bombing the city
2 the ships grow hands and make it go hand to hand.
3 It gets reduced to a fist fight between pilots at the end.

Anyway thought I'd just start animating, I could try to plan it all out, but knowing me i'd never start...

so I'm just jumping in!..... JUMP!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Skull Ship


This is what I was thinking for my "bad" ship for my animation. Down below were some doodles of what the ship being chased could be. I was thinking the four limbed jet back would be fun to animate. I'm still not sure what direction I want to take this whole thing, all i know is i like my skull ship.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

some weird pictures


This is a photoshopped picture of me holding a giant burger a friend made a few years ago and some dumb jokes. enjoy!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dog fight idea


So for my next animation I want to do a dog fight of some kind. Let me know what designs you guys like the most and I'm gonna take those designs and try to make them more cartoony/unique and asymmetrical and tack on some kinda story to the dogfight. Thanks!



I think 1 and 7 are my favorite.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Weirdflying ship doodle




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Did this super fast flying ship doodle thing. It was fun!! Just fast straight ahead not sure if this is going to work fun.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Smore drawings


A dude whose gonna hit a turtle and some hockey players and a derby girl. haha weird combo I know

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Animal doodles from work

Havn't posted in awhile so here are some animal drawings I did at work.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Work Sketches


Some random drawings from my Sketchbook at work. The first doodles were some of the original designs for my troll for 5 second day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nosfuratu


Did this on a work break. It ended up being a Ronald Searle rip-off but I still like it, especially his cape. Thanks to everyone who commented on my Thor animation, I really appreciated it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

THOR!!

Here is my finished Thor animation. I did this for fun in my spare time this last month. I feel like i should rework some of the ending, but sometimes you just gotta let go. Anyway let me know what you think?

I should also thank Jeremy Polgar for looking at some of my animation early on, Annette Huckell for checking out my color choices and sixpointharness for doing some great effects animation that inspired me

Thor screen Shots



Havn't posted in awhile and here is why. These are some screenshots from my Thor short. I feel really good about my color choices for this short, I went pretty bold at parts and it defiantly helped. I finished it earlier tonight, just have to export a quicktime tommorow, so you'll get to see it soon :) Let me know what you think when i post it up

Monday, February 16, 2009

The mermaid


Charles Addams is a funny dude and reminded me how much i love dark humor. Here is my version of a mermaid. Trying to push my style more and going back to my fav: the felt tip pen.

Friday, February 13, 2009

2 min doodle at work

a quick doodle at work. Time for dinner!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

naked shiny doodle

I felt like i should draw something...so of course its a naked chick. ..wow its late, bed time!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

SATURDAY THOR

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The rough is getting to a final state...I just need to figure out LIGHTNING!!! cause mine sucks. I'm thinking the lightning from that Mickey Mouse Runaway brain short would be good to look at. I still need to add his cape and work out some of the secondary action. Overall I'm really happy though...if i clean him up, comp it in after effects and really take it to a final state it will look sweet.

Thorf

Here is more Thor, he is getting there now. I still need to tweak a lot but thats pretty good work for a Friday Night....I can now sleep yay!
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Friday, February 06, 2009

ThorfRough




My thor animation work in progress. I really like what I did at the end but don't know if it matches the beginning....still have a lot to do. Any cool suggestions for what Thor could do? Or what he zaps at the end with his Thunder Slam? Let me know what you think? video

i was thinking he could zap Odin or a Goat...not sure what one

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Animation in progress THOR!




This is my weekly animation in progress. I'm gonna try to work on some animation everynight and over time get my skills higher and get some polished looking stuff. This is my Thor design. I want to do some kinda cool action/anime type thing *inspired by Jeremy Polgar's awesome 5 second film.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

RobotGun Cleaned up

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I cleaned this old animation up last night for fun. I started cleaning it up for fun and just didn't stop....it was a lot of fun coloring it and adding effects though. Let me know what you think?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My 5 second day Film - The Magic Gnomes

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Here is my 5 second day film. First Thanks to Chris and Shannon at Titmouse for having this day. It is such a wonderful idea and generous of them to put it on. I had so much fun making it! and was influenced by a lot of different incredible artists, check em out!!

Chris Hinton's film "Nibbles" was very influential
http://www.videosift.com/video/Nibbles-by-Chris-Hinton

Nacho Rodriguez's Mr. Coo series. This guy is super talented and after animating the giant i realized that he was a Mr. Coo lookalike
http://coldhardflash.com/flash-animation-10-best-animated-mr-coo/

Also the art of Ronald Searle, David Gemmill's awesome animation *especially that crazy walk he drew with the nose bouncing up and down and those Red Bull commercials.

Thanks again to Titmouse for putting this on!!! and check out all the awesome animated shorts people made soooo funny!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

TITMOUSE!!! 5 second monday

Titmouse inc. *Where i work* has something called 5 second Day. You make a 5 second long film *or longer* Its tomorrow and I am super pumped!!! All i know is i'm gonna make a film about gnomes and trolls and its gonna focus on eating. The idea is very loose and i'm excited to see how it and all the other films turn out!!!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Animating again: CLICK TO PLAY

At work I'm doing some actual traditional animation. Its the first time I've done it professionally so it's a little nerve wracking but a lot of fun. Here is a guy I animated a few years ago to celebrate the occasion. He was a design for my scraped Senior Thesis....

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Why would I ever Scrap this guy!!!!!!


Its weird to be animating again but a great learning experience. I left school just wanting to do boards..... but animation is so helpful for boarding!!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

An Honest Post



So the last two posts were old drawings. HERE is a new one I did for ol bloggy. Honest.
Can you guess what animal i was thinking of?

Friday, January 02, 2009

Great Quote

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do it.

-Bertrand Russell

"the mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n."

-John Milton




I have had these two quotes in my mind lately. One deals with the physical and the other mental. The Bertrand Russell quote really resonates with me right now, while I'm early on in my career. I do what people tell me. How do i get out of this? By having something they (the Employer) wants. As an artist that is difficult because apparently we are a dime a dozen. So experience and skill is the way out. In the meantime I have to take jobs which are hard to make a "heaven of hell" ....anyway thought I would share.


Here is a sword lady and a compostion I did for a class I took at the union

Feeling guilty for not posting so.....you get some old drawings!!!!





The first one was a comic I made when I got that game Spore....You have a real feeling of how massive the universe is but it all takes place in front of your computer...pretty ironic.

Conan...I love that crazy dude.

Seaweed fan art...made when I first got my cintiq and was checking it out. Seaweed is an amazing comic drawn by Ben Balistreri http://benbalistreri.blogspot.com/ who is super talented.

I quickly fixed that Weird 2 I like this one better

oh and

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!