Thursday, March 27, 2008


Freelance designs I recently did. Don't really have much to say about them... I don't really have time to talk about them, been sooooooo busy lately.

I want to say thanks again to Dave Pimentel for being one of the coolest guys in the universe. He has a great blog up with some very important handouts on storyboarding, I advise anybody interested in the subject to check it out;

I can feel myself learning just looking at Dave's work.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


This is a quicky T-Shirt design I did for an event my sister is holding. I guess they're taking a whole bunch of kids to a museum and talking to them about healthy eating and the digestive system... I bet they'll be a lot of giggles towards the rear end of the tour. I don't know if they're making the shirts for the kids, but I hope they do!

Friday, March 14, 2008


I just saw Blue Sky's Horton Hears a Who, and it was absolutely incredible. By far the best movie I've seen in theaters over the past couple years.
It's the CARTOONiest 3D movie I've ever seen, and I think Blue Sky is going to carve out a real niche for themselves in the market with this kind of stuff. It was pretty funny and had a lot of great 2D oriented gags which was awesome to see in 3D. There is also about 3-4 minutes of 2D animation in the film which was a great surprise, and they made it work. Originally I wasn't too keen on the voice cast, but as the movie progressed they actually fell into place really nicely.

Taking a kids book like that and adapting it into an hour plus film will surely have its difficulties, and it showed. There was some filler bits, but I think they kept a great flow to the movie that was entertaining enough to distract from the fact. I think one of the reasons it succeeded was because it treated its filler sequences as animated shorts; the whole bridge scene for example, could stand alone as a short (if you remove the spec from the scene). A giant elephant who has to cross a thin decaying old rope bridge. That's a great gag short. They did not fill the extra time with irrelevant dialogue or scenes in which they establish characters/relationships that ultimately have no significance in the movie's entirety.

Does anybody else smell a sequal...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Drawings from another class at Dreamworks I've been sitting in on. I never really like my figure drawings, so I don't really look at them. After each class I'll just put all the drawings in the back of my car, and that's where they've been the last few weeks. But I finally looked at them, and was quite surprised to find a few that I actually liked.

Monday, March 10, 2008


This is an assortment of not-so-terrible drawings from a class I've been sitting in on at Dreamworks. The class is run by Dave Pimentel, an absolutely incredible guy and artist. He's been so kind as to mentor me through the wacky world of feature animation, and I've learned so much from him already. The most recent session was probably the most fun I've had drawing in a long looooooong time.

These range from 1-2 minute poses.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


This is another Mock poster I've been working on for the past 72 hours straight. I'm really happy with how it came out (I've still got a few things to tweak). But I think this is one of the first times where I was actually able to put down on paper/computer-screen what I actually saw in my head... or at least pretty close.

It's the most extensive piece of digital art I've ever done (topping the poster 2 posts down), and I learned a lot doing it. I used to hate photoshop because I didn't think it was very user freindly, but now I'm starting to Dig it.


I haven't blogged in for-ages. Sorry about that, (the appology is assuming there are actually people who care?) I've been rediculously busy lately, I'm working on so many different projects they're all just starting to blur together.

But for now, enjoy (or don't) this random assortment of drawings, mostly copied poses.

This is a horse I designed, I really like the shapes, I like the style actually more. I might try to do a line-up exploring the style.