Category Archives: Illustration

A bunch of random art.

You’ll have an easier time following me on tumblr or instagram, but here’s a big ole’ art dump just to stay current.

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Fairies

To blow off steam while working on my thesis I’ve decided to do some fairies and fawns inspired by our first trip to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Here’s the first one inspired by a fairy who was great in character … Continue reading

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Doodles on the sign in sheet….

Week two of teaching this quarter. I did some doodles on the sign in sheet for Animation History as the students watched the cartoons I was lecturing about. Senpai! In my reef? I haven’t doodled in a long time.

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Gun Play: A live action storyboard (Week 8-10)

We had to come up with a live action feature synopsis, and this is an idea that popped into my head during a faculty development seminar on safety, I have no names or anything, it’s a really rough undefined idea. … Continue reading

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Grad School Fall 2012 wrap up: Post 3.

Here was the final assignment in Layout. The final visual assignment. There were some “animated” camera moves over previous layouts we did (Not going to post those, though they were good and got high marks, but are boring and bandwidth … Continue reading

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Character Design, Week 5.

As much as I appreciate life drawing, and it’s importance, I expected to get into “character design” a bit earlier in my graduate school level character design course. Week 4’s assignment felt like we were on that track, and week … Continue reading

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Grad School: Layout “Old West Town”

Most of the course (we’re in week 5 now) has been spent going over technical skills, like creating graticules and field guides from scratch, producing technical and free hand perspective grids, etc. This is our first real layout assignment, and … Continue reading

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Something witty, something you like….

Week 3 of Grad School is upon me, in that it just finished, and I’m starting week 4. I also have teaching starting again tomorrow morning, and I’m still in the middle of that never ending job I can’t talk … Continue reading

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Grad School Break Time Waster: Rebecca Dart Edition.

One of my favorite online artist / professional animation artist and comic book people is Rebecca Dart. I’m really into her most recent project: Battle Kittens.               Looks like I unconsciously channeled my inner Chris … Continue reading

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Grad School Break Time Waster: Avengers Edition 2

Here is the final. I could keep messing with it, and really flesh out the background, etc. But I feel like I accomplished what I wanted to get out of my head, so there’s no need to linger iordinately on … Continue reading

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Grad School Break Time Waster: Avengers Edition

There were two sketches for this idea, but I’m only uploading the final one. You’ll see in the painting WIP that I elongated the Hulk’s torso a bit. I’ll upload the color version once I’m done monkey-ing with a rough background.

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A tale of pygmy flying hippos…

or a storyboard final based loosely on the loose idea I have kicking around for a thesis. Character designs not finalized. Below you have my rough presentation sketches, presentation board pitches, presentation board revisions with color, production board first pitch and revised … Continue reading

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Work Doodles 5_22_12

Trying to jump-start the creative juices so I can do something during the month of break between grad school. Having a hard time doing it though. Have a naked chick, with a skull on her face.

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The Drug Deal: A live action storyboard exercise.

I’m notoriously bad about marking up my storyboards with dialog, shot descriptions, and notes. Notorious in that I don’t ever do it. So the script we were provided is below: FADE IN: INT. SUBWAY TUNNEL — NIGHT ZIPPY, 22, leans … Continue reading

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Final Batman Storyboard

Here is the final version of the Batman storyboards. I got an A on this revised version. Feel free to let me know which versions you like best.

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Dunna-Dunna-Dunna-Dunna-Dunna-

…Batman storyboards! Way back when I was in highschool, or in college getting my BFA, this was kind of a dream job for me. A lot of other people were into “teh animes” and Toonami and all that, but I was really … Continue reading

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The. Thick. Of. It.

So busy lately. Sleep deprivation. Mood swings. Exhaustion. Poor diet. I found myself weaping profusely at 2am one night, watching some rap video on youtube, scrawling grad school assignments that I’m dreadfully lucky are all seeming to work out. That’s not … Continue reading

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Hey guys, they are some drawings.

So here is my final for Drawing from Imagination, and the constructions, cause you know, students might see this. There are of course, a ton more bits of construction, but that would look like a mess to show you. I … Continue reading

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Cthulhu and the half-naked unwilling sacrifice.

Luckily it’s a light week of Grad School, and we had the big fat holiday, but I’m going to start next week more exhausted then I left the last one. I’m spent, and my body seems to think it can … Continue reading

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My brains is broken from drawerings.

I have until midnight Pacific time to finish a storyboard / animatic for class. I predict a late submission. I’m going to space out a couple of art posts here, so that it feels like I have a vibrant and … Continue reading

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Hippo Walk Cycle…

This one hasn’t been graded yet. I just finished it. Well, I finished it a few hours ago really, but some technical problems in trying to assemble this presentation version held things up. It’s not perfect, but I had a … Continue reading

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I want to win, I just want to win…

There comes a time in every man’s life when he takes that Illustration course he’s not really enjoying much by the throat and squeezes it real hard in his hands till the “A-” pops out and writhes on the floor. … Continue reading

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In class sketch….

Today was a busy day, and it had its ups and downs. While teaching tonight I built a quick profile view library in Toon Boom Animate Pro so I could demo it for the students next week. When I was … Continue reading

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Naked woman stabs crazed naked man…

I’m really trying to entice the search engines with that title. This was last week’s Illustration class assignment. I will be putting clothes on them, and then putting them in an environment over the next two weeks. I’ve actually already … Continue reading

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