Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Storyboards -- The Lady Jane Sc. 01

These I've been meaning to post for a while now. Boards for the first scene of a story I've been working on with my friend Kyle Kershner.

I decided to do them in Sketchbook Pro as an excuse to practice with it. I wanted to keep the drawings pretty loose but the framing solid and atmospheric. Now that I'm a bit more confident with the program I'm looking forward to the next scene. Bring on the action!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

ASIFA Drawing Sesson Summer 2010 #1

Life Drawing class is back in session! I missed the first class, but managed to catch a good hour of the second class before running home to catch the Futurama premiere. I'm trying something a bit different with my construction now.

1-2 minutes each:

2-3 minutes each:

Trying to catch gestures with watercolor is really fun but difficult for me. Here's a few from the Spring classes I never got around to posting. I hope to see a big improvement by the end of the summer.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hobbes, 1990-2010

My brother's cat just passed. She's part of a pair, and we've had her and her brother for nearly 20 years. We got them the year we moved to Virginia, and they've been a part of home for so long it's hard to think of her not there anymore. She went to sleep on the porch today and just never woke up. I'll miss you, Hobbes. You were a great kitty.

Joe Weatherly Animal Drawing Workshop, Day 2

The last day of the workshop spent at the Museum of Natural History. I can't wait to go back for a longer study of the skeletons.

Joe Weatherly Animal Drawing Workshop, Day 1

Today was the first part of Joe Weatherly's workshop at the Bronx Zoo. It was a great time, super informative and just plain fun to focus on drawing moving animals with a critical eye.


Tomorrow is skeletons at the Museum of Natural History!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Free-Form Doodling

I haven't really done that much drawing for myself the past few months. With the wedding, working two gigs, and foolishly purchasing the time sink that is Red Dead Redemption I haven't given myself the time to just sit and draw (with a real pencil!) for the hell of it. This weekend I'm going to force myself out of the rut. I'll be taking an animal drawing workshop with Joe Weatherly--I only hope it doesn't rain! I've started just free-form doodling to loosen up. I'm not even thinking, just letting the pencil sort make shapes and then following them to their conclusion, or lack thereof. Here's what the pencil decided to make from two of my sketchbook pages last night. What the hell is that little Gumby-type character?

I might post some more loosen-up exercises tonight.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Commercial Work

New animation! Here is the commercial featuring Dora the Explorer that I directed and animated last month for Nathan Love, Inc. The spot was designed and animated in Flash. Enjoy!

And here is an extended sequence:

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The repeated infrequent posting has got to stop, no more good excuses. The wedding in Japan was amazing, everything went off without a hitch and we just got back into New York. I'm in the middle of editing a crazy amount photos which I'll eventually be posting on my photo blog.

The commercial I directed before the trip is on the air now, so I'll be posting that too once I get everything together. More drawings on the way too!

Stay tuned,