Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Demo Reel 2008

Here is my newly cobbled together demo reel with personal and professional production work mixed together. Media includes 2D Flash Animation, pencil animation, stop motion, and film.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Kevin Burkhalter's 24-Hour Challenge!

For Kevin's Journal Comic. Please go read it. It is very great. For some reason there are zombies in it.

The challenge was issued over 24 hours, but I only had an hour to spend on it. I'm on a bus to VA tomorrow!

To Step 2

Both of the animatics are finished. It took me longer than I'd anticipated, but I'm happy with them. These are the first things I've directed after a year of working for other people.

Next step is to rebuild Petticoat's model pack in Flash. After that I can turn some shots over to Maasa and Chris so they can start animating while I work on the other models, prop, and backgrounds.

I can't wait to finish these and get them on the web for everybody.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Laziness and Final Fantasy IV

Last ASIFA Model Session for the summer

I let a two day lax turn into two weeks of non-posting. In the meantime I finished out the ASIFA session, mixed guacamole on a Brooklyn rooftop, saw the Dark Knight IMAX, ate at a churrascaria, did karaoke twice, went to the beach, got a splotchy sunburn, and had a milkshake.

I've locked the first new Petticoat animatic, and am hoping to have the second one finished in the next few days.

Screen shots from Cole Petticoat, P.I. Episode 2

Monday, August 11, 2008

Petticoat Day 1

Cole Petticoat is a copyright of Hamilton Craig.

Started work on the new Petticoat shorts today (my first day on hiatus from AC). This week my goal is to get thumbnail storyboards, preliminary character designs, and background sketches out of the way so I can get to work on the animatics. I'm taking a new approach to the backgrounds. These shorts will make more use of depth and space than the original short. More progress reports soon!

I went to last week's ASIFA session, but after an hour of trying to capture the model my mind I got distracted by my fancy new brush pen and started thinking about turtles.

My blog logo experienced another setback this weekend when I foolishly believed that I remembered how to watercolor. Now the original has been destroyed and it's forced me to teach myself Painter in order to finish it. Hope to have it ready soon!

I finally bought Freakazoid on dvd. Bliss!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pants Weather Croc

Inks for the soon-to-be logo for this journal. I would have been at this stage sooner, but I smartly managed to spill half a bottle of ink over the original pencils. A nice side-effect about working in animation is suddenly being able to draw the same things over and over again. Next I'm going to paint it and arrange it all pretty with the words. I haven't done watercolors for a few months now, but it'll be nice training for the new Petticoat backgrounds I'll have to paint.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

ASIFA Pose Sessions #5

A few from last week's session and the session before Comic Con. Col-erase pencil and brush-pen.

Next weekend I start design work for the new Petticoat shorts. Storyboard/animatics follow.

One more week of Speed Racer.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Post-Comic-Con Post!

An elderly lady with a cool hat at Starbucks.

So apologies to everyone and anyone reading this, my blog is still in its infant stages and is still sadly under-populated by artwork. More is coming! I promise! I'll try to post new work every other day.

A whole sketchbook page of funny faces.

Comic Con was a blast. I saw a lot of old friends from SCAD, and I met a whole slew of new cool people. I didn't get to hand out as many business cards as I would've liked, but they didn't arrive until Saturday afternoon. The Watchmen panel was exciting and Kevin Smith's
Zach and Miri Make a Porno panel was hysterical. It's strange that the man himself is often more funny than the movies he makes. Other people I talked to/bought things from were Dean Yeagle, Stan Sakai, Tim Sale, Stephen Silver, Andy Runton, David Colman, Michael Daley, and Bruce Campbell sat at the table next to ours at Xavier's. I wanted to say hi again to Chris Sanders again but his table was super crowded every time I went over there. But I did manage to pick up his book Kiskaloo and it is definitely my favorite thing that I picked up at the con this year.
From the ASIFA model sessions.

All in all, it was nice to get away from Speed Racer for a little while, even though it started right back up again Monday. Today I think I drew the best pose I've ever done this entire series. Wish I could post it, but it hasn't aired yet!

In other news I'm starting work on two brand-new Cole Petticoat, P.I. for the web. I'll keep everyone updated when the first short goes online! Also I'll be posting various designs and things as I finish them.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Logo Design - Rough

Pencils for the eventual design of this blog's logo.

At The Zoo

Studies from the Bronx and National Zoos.

ASIFA Pose Sessions #4

More from the ASIFA sketchbook. All poses are 1-5 minutes.

ASIFA Pose Sessions #3

ASIFA Pose Sessions #2

ASIFA sessions

ASIFA Pose Sessions #1

These are one to five minute poses from my weekly figure drawing session.

The Beginning!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my brand new sketch blog. I just set this up right before San Diego Comic Con, so I'm still in the process of uploading content and design changes. When I get everything in order, I'll be posting new entries on a semi-daily basis. In the meantime, here's a few samples from my most recent sketchbook.