Thursday, March 29, 2007

sartorialists

So my latest blog-related addiction is sketching different people from the Sartorialist for fun inbetween animating monsters at work. The sartorialist is a blog with pictures of interesting and unique peoples from all walks of life. Most of them in Paris, New York, London. Great site, Do check it out.

How many guys do you know can look this bad ass with yellow pants.

Oh man, You know some s**t is about to go down. Just waiting for the signal.
Photos from the Sartorialist.

Silly drawing from myself, colors in photoshop. That gun cheesball enough for ya?

A few more during the week.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

GW on MSNBC

Check out this cool article on Guild Wars on MSNBC this morning!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Am-Class 1 Reel

AM-Last Q & A!

Yes,twelve weeks have already passed and we had our last q & A session with Ray ( of recent TMNT fame) tonight, it's kinda funny but you do bond with your classmates just over the course of 12 weeks. I wish them the best, and hope to meet up with some of them down in Siggraph this year! From Gregory with his frozen poses, Colin A.(from England) doin a Q&A at 5AM, Jerzy and his immaculate goatee,Tonya and her industry stories, to never ever ever seeing what Ya-Shu looks like. The quater was a fun experience. I never thought I'd have so much trouble with the bouncing ball exercise.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to be taking off from the next class coming up. I'm going to be going to the Philippines twice (4 weeks total!) and so decided it'd be best to not miss that much class in one quater. It is my fiance's first time in the Philippines and I want to be there with her, and AM will always be there when I come back. I'm signing up for the quater after. So I'll see all of you guys then! Or! I'll see you guys at Siggraph!Our mentor, Ray Chase, and Gregory Sugar Lips Jones.

Monday, March 26, 2007

GW 2!

Good news everyone! Guild Wars 2 made it to the front cover of PC Gamer this month! Check out this link for more info on the game and article.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Baby Fever

Last week one of my co-workers brought in their newborn baby. Babies are the best. At one point during the visit, over the span of about, say 2 minutes, he went from peacefully asleep, to foggy, to furious, to sleepy, to suddenly alert, to curious , back to sleepy. It was awesome.

Most of the time he slept though. Which means I got to pat his head alot.
And although tempting, I didnt go for the big sniff this time around, but I'll keep that one on the backburner for next time.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Week 11 -AM Balance


The next and final sketch n pose word for the quater is Balance. Here are some of the first few sketches I'm doin, mostly breakin poses and capoeira!


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

FlapTraps

Just drarwin co- workers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Week 10 AM- Exhausted


This weeks Animation Mentor assignment for sketch and pose is exhausted. Here are a few quick ideas, more to come later in the week!

Happy Birthday Aubs!


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Corbis Girl


From a girl I found on Corbis today at work. Corbis is an AWESOME site for reference photos and movies!
Congratulations on the new gig Leslie!

Week 10 - AM Personality Walk!

Hey Mom! This week's AM assignment is a walk with some style! I shot some reference tonight for a fancy dancy,double bounce strut idea, should be fun. Pardon the pups.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Electric Boogaloo.

Inspired by some breakdancers we saw fighting for space at the J&M Club last Wednesday. And an excuse to play with more brushes!

I used to be HARDCORE into breakdancing, in junior high that is literally all that any of the kids did and thats all that we ever talked about. If we weren't video taping ourselves in the garage, we were watching Beat Street for the thousandth time. I could never do crazy any of the advanced power moves like headspinning or ninties. My forte was the windmill and I for a while I thought I was super cool until eventually eeeverybody in Bremerton could do it. The best guys were always those skinny 100 pound dudes because they didnt have much to work with. I kinda tapered off in high school and by college I was back to being completely uncoordinated.

For more crazy breakdancin action check out my co-worker, Rich, serving fools at work!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

When I grow up...


I want to be a Spartan.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Week 9 - AM

Woo week 9 already! This week we are refining the "vanilla" walk cycle from stepped mode, and the sketch n pose emotion is Concerned. So here are just some ideas:




I also added a link to my 1st quater AM mentor, Ray Chase's blog!

Also if you havent heard, John Lasseter has officially Announced Frog Princess, which is going to be in 2D, Yeah man!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Hey Glen! Thanks buddy!



My crap drawing of Glen Keane's Tarzan I did a while back. Say what you will about this movie, but after seeing the animation on Tarzan, I knew what I wanted to do w/ my life. My aha moment. I know, pretty late in life right? What was that 99? I was a tender 18 year old.

I remember it pretty vividly, I was in intro 2 animation class and I think we were watchin, like, Mulan or something. And the trailer for Tarzan came on and I was floored. Man, look at the energy in those drawings, man look at how hes moving through that space, gahhh! Completely unlike anything I'd seen.

New YouTube of Glen doing his thing at CalArts. Thanks to Jeremy B for the find!

Friday, March 2, 2007

And they were all Yellow

Just a sketch of a random girl (promise, babe.) while playing with photoshop brushes.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Week 8- Walk Cycle

Also this week is a classic vanilla walk cycle. Here are my plans and a pass in stepped mode!! Not much to say, except for I need to find a way to come up with funds for tuition to get to the second quater of Animation Mentor. Yay stress! Ah well, we'll make something work.





Week 8 AM - Strength

The description for this weeks AM Sketch N Pose assignment is Strength. Since strength is pretty open ended, I have a lot of ideas for how to describe it but this is the first round of quick thumbnail sketches. Mostly physical martial-artsy, boxing, and yoga/pilates-y stuff, kind of obvious choices but these were fun to do. Although I doubt any of these will work with Stu. Check em!

**Update: Put up the final Stu pose for strength!