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

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!