Wednesday, December 21, 2011

AnimC FALL '11

On the last night of the semester at AnimC, I sketched everyone from my Wednesday Animation class. It didn't scan well, but I thought I would share anyway. Thanks for the great semester, guys! (Starting from the top left: Marat, Rob, Gin, BK, Dhar, Chris E., Chris R., and Joe.)

Monday, November 28, 2011

MOTHER EARTH AND FATHER TIME


Father can be cruel, but mother is always kind.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A MUPPET THANKSGIVING


Hopefully, everyone's Thanksgiving went a little smoother than Bert and Ernie's! I drew this up for Austin's Chades Challenge the other night and finished coloring it today (had an intermission for turkey). The theme was "A Muppet Thanksgiving" and the first thing that came to mind was that Turkey Day must be a little uncomfortable for Rubber Ducky.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

THE MUPPETS

COMES OUT TODAY!!! 
EVERYBODY GO SEE IT!!!

The world needs more muppets in it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

GESTURE 101

Over summer, I took a gesture drawing class with Alex Woo and it was hands down one of the best drawing classes I've ever taken. He introduces a new element of gesture drawing to you each week, so by the end, you're telling stories with your drawings. If you have the time and money, I highly recommend Alex's class. Here's what I did for my final assignment:









Sunday, October 16, 2011

MUPPET ME


I'm getting pretty excited for The Muppets and thought I need to update my profile picture on here, so I drew me as a muppet.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ONE OF MY FAVORITES


The beginning of 101 Dalmatians is one of my favorite sequences of animation ever. The whole movie is beautiful, but this opening is pretty much perfection, in my humble eyes. Truth of the matter is I wanted to post this here to share with a friend (Hope this helps, Gin!), but now, everyone can check it out! Classics like this never get old to watch.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"DRAW, GOD DAMNIT!"



My former Cal-Arts animation and life drawing teacher, Corny Cole, used to tell that to me in class. He was an amazing teacher, he had so much life, that he constantly challenged you to stay sharp. Almost challenging you to prove your passion for animation at every corner with an attitude saying "Oh yeah! You LOVE animation?! THEN F#CKING PROVE IT!" During my forth year, he would ask me to describe a specific principle of animation, and after I correctly defined it, he would tell me, in a clever challenging tone, "I don't believe you. Prove it. Show it." On the spot, I would animate in front of him something to prove that I correctly knew the principle. I loved every second of it. Corny has recently passed away, but his passion for animation lives on through every student and artist he inspired. Thanks, Corny! You helped me raise my passion for animation higher than I thought was possible. You're an unforgettable character and make sure to tell them on the other side to "DRAW, GOD DAMNIT!"

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"WE GOTTA GET THAT BEAR IN A CAGE."


I'm in love with this photo.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SURVIVOR


(WARNING SURVIVOR FANS: POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW)

Lately, I've become quite the fan of the show, "Survivor". I've always liked the show, but since "Survivor: Samoa", the show has captured my attention to new levels. From survival to strategy, I love every aspect of the show, and in this last season, Rob Mariano aka "Boston Rob",  played a near perfect game and won the big prize. It was such a good season that I have started watching the previous seasons that I have never seen before, so don't be surprised to see more "Survivor" drawings in future posts.

Monday, May 23, 2011

CLINT ROULETTE


I've been working on this character for over the past year or so, and I've finally got him to a place where I'm ready to share a bit. Everybody say hi to Clint Roulette, the coolest man on the planet.

(Play the Youtube clip for mood music, if you're so inclined, but be warned... you WILL want to bust a move.)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

"BELIEVE IN LOVE"

My sister, Carol, is putting on a benefit concert at the end of the month, to raise money for a Kona musician named Maka Gallinger, and asked me to make a poster for it. Maka is my niece's ukulele instructor and will be head lining the show. One of her songs is below as well as the poster I did for the show. If any of you live on the big island of Hawaii, go to the show and support Maka, good music, and my sister too!



Sunday, February 27, 2011

BUSINESS CARDS

So for one of my classes this week, I had to make myself a business card.


Watch out, Recruiters. I'm prepping my attack.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

IT'S BEEN A WHILE...

It's a been a while since I've updated this ol blog of mine. For the past year, I have been busy finishing my first year of grad school. I've been working on a 4 minute CG animated short for my thesis with a great group of people at AAU. Unfortunately, I won't be able to post much about the film for a while. But for now, here's a viking I'm working on: