Tag Archives: illustration

I don’t post here all that often anymore.

Aside from steering people towards my demo reel, so here is a big backlog of loose artwork I’ve been doing outside of teaching and paid animation. Random fan art, a CN collab entry, mucking about both traditionally and digitally, some … 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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Grad School Semester Six: Semester Harder!

I’m taking two courses this time: Preproduction, which is a course that prepares us for our thesis pitch. They call the thesis pitch “Midpoint Review”, which is just a fancy way of saying “convince us you have an idea for … Continue reading

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I’m ready for this semester to be over.

Different style concepts for Character Design course, all of my detective character, Fred Farroway. In a Mignola, Madureira, and Juanjo Guarnido. Instructor gave me a B+ on the colored version. Heralded my clothes and proportions, etc, but said she couldn’t figure out … Continue reading

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Grad School Week 9: Layout, Take Concept to layout.

B+ on this one. Major notes were on the drawover below, good notes as well. Obviously, everything is seperated into layers for depth, organization, etc. All in a big .psd. Based on the concept from the previous week.  

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Hippo.

  This is probably (barring any unforeseen calamity) one of the two primary characters in my thesis project. She’ll have wings, and she’s actually quite tiny, smaller than a real pygmy hippo, for that project, but I just wanted to … Continue reading

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Double Wattled Cassowary Greaser…

Week 8 was all about animal caricatures. We could pick from dogs (and I guess cats, cause some students did cats, though they weren’t on the list), aquatic animals (of any kind apparently), flying animals, small rodents, and reptiles. I … Continue reading

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Character Design: Week 6 and Week 7.

Week 6 we drew portraits. Well, head studies I guess, but when you only draw one or two heads and you shade them and focus on likenesses it’s a portrait to me. I was really down on this assignment. Didn’t … 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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Character Design Week 4.

Meh. I don’t know. I felt good about this assignment, because I enjoy the idea of this kind of assignment.We were required to stay very close to the original shapes, which is interesting, but I really wanted to go more … 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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Some more work sketch…

In the ancient past I used to do the webcomics. This is a reimagining of Skanky Sally, lead singer of the band The Skankettes, and love interest of Dinosaur, from Alien and Dinosaur Rock Out, one of several unpopular titles … Continue reading

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More work sketches.

taken by my cell phone.                   When my Hulk is out, he goes commando, cause I don’t believe in purple shorts.

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Sometimes you’ve got to force

yourself to sketch for fun. To sketch at work. Whatever. I’m always so burnt out by my grad school work that I don’t sketch for myself at all anymore. So, I forced myself to break all my normal rules today. … 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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Quick little storyboard….

Another smaller storyboard exercise. We’ve finally started working from scripts, but this is from an assignment just before then. The premise was “Two characters are traveling down a road or path and something falls from the sky. You must use … 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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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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