Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A small sketch dump

A girl playing the Wii. I wish I had one.
The model called it "The Sleeping Guard,".
These are sketches in preparation for a team animation project due in a couple of weeks. I am really excited! I hope this animation turns out fantastic and I get a job because of it. COME ON, CAUSALITY!!! These first Homer ones are when I was warming up.
These are when I realized Homer is harder to draw than he seems to be.
And lovable Lisa Simpson. At first, she was really tough(top left), but once I learned the inner shapes and proportions, she became really fun to draw(bottom left AND right!!!)!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I swear I'm still alive!

Today I had some extra time at school and decided to draw up some "digitized" comics with photoshop and my trusty 4x5 tablet. This is what I came up with. It's a random story that popped into my head as I drew, so I most likely won't come back to it (unless it takes me somewhere I don't expect (which it might) (maybe)).Page 2 is very confusing. I can't tell what's going on if I try looking at the pictures, so it's going to change if I decide to keep working on this story. But I like the last panel. :3

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Amazing Artist Alert!!

I just ran across this blog linked over at Cartoon Brew. Amazing artist with wonderful, intriguing works. James Jean produces a definite must-see style of art, rich in line with beautiful figure renderings, so if you are on the web, swing by his neighborhood.

Friday, February 08, 2008

You know you're tired when...

your cat starts giving you animation advice.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

What's all this, then???

I hadn't drawn one of these in a while. Quick comic of the day.

Aunt Tisip: Asian

Anticipation, also. This is what I came up with. This, I confess, was harder than it looks. Body mechanics and motion, combined with perpective and timing, are very taxing both on my mind and on my hand. Not to mention the pencils. ANYHOO... it was really fun to make. Credit to Vera Brosgol on the character, and YES, I did it because it's cool...

Also, I just remembered I need a background... it'll be fun background drawing practice!!! -_-,

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sketchamaroo! (Also, zombies do it for the lulz)

Did I make up that word? If I did, that should totally be a club I'll start... So it's kinda late. I learned all sorts of awesome gesture methods today from Sheldon Borenstein over on his YouTube channel. I've taken the process he teaches and am running with it. These are a couple of pages of sketching that I did tonight. There is an interesting story about a drunk and a zombie that came of out of an "on demand" gesture session. It was a very fun exercise. I hope you find it as humorous as I did while drawing it. It starts on the top right of the second page and ends on the fourth.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A transformation.

Just stepping it up a notch. Gotta get hundreds of times better than this.

It doesn't really mean anything. Do you see something?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Yet another bouncing ball...

I'm hungry and I've got a headache...

This plays much better in full screen. It's kinda awkward in the small window.

Class early in the morning.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

SketchCrawl 17!


IT'S OFFICIALLY SKETCHCRAWL DAY! Here in Texas, that is. I need to sleep to get up early and draw. This is something I'm excited about. I hope to meet new people who can help me along the path to awesomeness.

In the meantime, I've been working on this animation for class. Yes, the bowling ball is alive. It is moar fun that way.

It needs some tweaking, but since this is only half of the project, I'd rather finish roughs of both and then fine tune. Don't want to drive myself mad.

Oh, and in case you missed it, here is an updated version of my first one.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A sketch...

Inspired by Brian Baum. He was sketching all sorts of wonderful creatures and people and it inspired this.
I need to draw more... oh, wait... that's my homework!
Gotta go finish some drawings for class. I'll post some of what I draw later.
On a very related note, though, the 17th World Wide SketchCrawl is this Saturday, the 19th. I've been trying to organize it, and we'll be making a decision shortly, within the next day or so. If you're reading this, you should join us. Yes, you!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


It's a bouncing ball!

It's not quite finished, though. I need to add a roll at the end for accuracy.

EDIT! It's updated with the new video.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'm getting there!

My traditional animation professor worked with Michel Gagne!!! I've loved his work since I first saw his piece in flight! I try to keep up with what he's working on, and I was thrilled when our professor played his short "Prelude to Eden."

Must finish this semester with flying colors of awesomeness!!! Look forward to my animations and character designs and photos of 3d designs and paintings I owe people. Sorry I haven't finished then yet :( . Soon though!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Goodbye 2007, Hello 2008

Over the break I haven't really kept up with internet, but seeing as the break is over and I have to find myself in a pattern of regularity in order to function at peak efficiency, (also, my recent visit of insomnia (hello, old friend!)), I was going through the old Google Reader and found a page of essays (linked by Enrico Casarosa) by several prominent figures about what they had changed their minds on in 2007. I've read through some of them, and I find them interesting and thought provoking.
I myself changed my mind on many things. From science to faith to art and beyond, 2007 has been a year full of revelations, epiphanies, decisions, and affections which leave me a completely different person than who I was a year ago. I don't have a good feeling about 2008, as I was telling Aaron, but I'm going to work twice as hard, because life won't live itself, and make the best of even the bad this year.
So I say a belated farewell to 2007, and as 2008 pick up into swing, you'll see my knuckles turn white as I make my way to 2008.