Friday, September 03, 2010

WizardLizard cleaned up


Did some rough drawings of this guy awhile ago and wanted to flesh him out. I really like my lil wizard lizard and am thinking of doing a comic with him. Still not sure what to do with his shirt, maybe a bunch of lil potions and bags? that could be fun.

Friday, August 13, 2010

evil mermaid

This is a mermaid who is ecstatic about capturing this pirates rotting head.
-Mike

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Jackson port shark

Jackson Port shark for Shark week

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Tofu Catrun Cleaned up

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This is the cat run cleaned up. Was a pain to clean up, but had to finish to comp it this weekend.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Doodles


Some random doodles and a more final version of my Wizard Lizard character, who is a blast to draw.

Monday, June 21, 2010

TofuGirls Run

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A run cycle I'm working on for Tofu Girls. You can see the cat run cycle from earlier. I've mixed up the timing by giving both characters some 'hang time' in the air. It's nice when a character has uneven timing, it makes the movement more unpredictable and fun!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

blatent plug - commercial I directed

Check out this commercial i directed at titmouse!!

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/advertising/get-him-to-the-greek-commercial.html#comments

cartoon brew liked it too!! which is nice cause you know how harsh they can be. We made it in flash in about 2 weeks, if you have any questions on how we created it just ask! There is a longer version of the video on the 'get him to the greek' page on facebook. Check it out!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

TofuGirls opening

Thought I'd share a work in progress opening to some freelance I'm working on. It's for http://tofugirls.com/ I felt that having some full animation at the start would be a good hook for people at comic con and show how nice these designs move. Sorry about the quality, and the weird line thickness. I'll post the finished opening later this week, after comping it and color it should look pretty nice :)
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TreeFrog


A happy tree frog late for work.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cat Run

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More rough freelance work. This one is a bouncy run cycle. Fun!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Kappa Dance

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This is a cute dance cycle I did for a freelance project. I usually animate out the body first in a quick shorthand, then use symbols on top. I find this lets me work confidently * if I know my rough animation works, the final will work. People can get bogged down with puppets, it's really freeing if you first get loose and plot down the basic shapes. Done on 2's and straight ahead.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Patton Color

Patton with a lil color.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Conan

I finished reading all the original Conan pulp stories and felt the need to paint something. It's been a long time since I've done digital painting and I feel I've improved quite a bit. Anyway this is Conan.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Napoleon


Another warlord. Got metaphorical with this one...it might be too ambiguous though.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Patton


I like this this guy turned out. Apologies to David cause I stole your gun design from those bird cowboys you did. http://cartoondavid.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post.html

Saturday, March 20, 2010

5 second day film

Short film made my me and my roommate Brandon Cuellar. We made it at titmouse inc. for their 5 second day. It was a long day but well worth it in the end. The story/joke is influenced by Perry Bible Fellowship comics, were you set up this fantasy world and have the viewer believe in this fantastic world...then you hit them out of left field with cold hard truth. Hope you like it, let me know what you think.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cute Bat

Dance with me doing THE BATTY BAT!

Monday, February 22, 2010

lady gestures

Cause I've had ladies on my mind lately. Here are some morning warm up drawings. I like the top middle one the most.

-Mike

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Batdragon

Here is another dragon. I think he would be fun to animate, even though his wing arms are totally made up and probably wouldn't function right...Doh!

Monday, February 01, 2010

A big jaw dragon

Been trying to draw more often. Here is a dragon wit a big mouth, inspired by How to train your dragon. I was thinking of those mega mouth fish when I drew this.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wizards and gestrual stuff



I drew those gestures yesterday to warm up and these wizard designs are from a few months ago. I love this wizard character, he is fun to draw! that's how you know he works.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

skater thing

I have been real busy with work lately...sorry for the zero posting. Here is a skater girl i drew today. It was nice drawing something not 2 heads high.