Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In Reverie

Wasn't that the name of an old Saves the Day song? Ha, I dont care what you say, I still love those guys.

Also, here is some rough shot planning for my new 2 person dialogue piece.Zenner said:
"try to keep us updated about the shot :)"

Totally man! Heres what I turned in yesterday for layout:

Monday, July 28, 2008


We're back from San Diego! Check out some of the photos we took here !

Monday, July 21, 2008

04-21: Art, Animation, & SDCC !

More random drawings!

This is how my dialogue piece came out. When I get a breather, I want to post more about the things Brett's been going over in our class. There have been some great sessions so far and I shouldn't keep all that great info to myself. So yeah, hopefull after the comic -con.

Wait what? Comic-Con?! YEAH DUDE! A couple of my buddies, Cheryl, and I are going to the San Diego Comic Con this year, it'll be my first time. And I love San Diego so it should be an awesome time. I know I'm gonna get there and discover a whole lot of artists whose work I haven't been exposed to yet, but here is my "must check-out" list:

-Imaginism Studios
-Shelly Wan /Mindy Lee
-My buddies at Fleet Street
- Red Window, Inc. booth (Scott Morse, Bill Presing, Jeff Pidgeon)
-E-Ville Press
-Benton Jew
-Who is Rocket Johnson?
-Pascal Campion & Mike Daley
-Eric Goldberg ( Character Animation Crash Course)
-Louie Del Carmen
-Chris Sanders
-Scrambled Ink
-Dude! Jim Lee!
-Kristin Kreuk (hehe)

So yeah, shorter list than thought I was gonna have. Looking forward to being introduced to unfamiliar work! But some of these guys of I've been a fan of for a while now and I feel like I'll completely geek out meeting them. I'll make sure to take some pics so you could bare witness!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


...this blog is getting to random, even for me.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Uncle Manny

Oh man! Pacquiao won his latest fight so I'm keeping tradition and did another sketch of him. Look at him, all stoic and stuff.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

CHA-DES Challenge: Touchy-Feely College

"I just.........I thought she was different man."

Haha awww.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

AnimationMentor- Class 4

Sweet! My new mentor for class 4 (Adv. Acting) is Brett Coderre. An animator at Pixar since A Bugs Life. We had our first q & a session last week where we all introduced ourselves. Brett seems genuinely committed to helping students become better ( he's been doing AM for 2.5 years!) and I get along well with my classmates really well, theres a lot of positive energy going around.
Some expression thumbnails for my shot.

Brett definitely takes a less is more approach. And sure enough, tonight he really ripped into my lip-sync test! Which, I kid you not, felt kind of reinvigorating because I spent a week away from it during break. Even though we are focusing on facial animation , he had a real chip on his shoulder about simplifying the acting to be more natural. He felt like I was hitting too many beats than I needed too, especially with the arms, which made it lose a lot of the intensity.
I remember watching Brett's critiques on students' work earlier on when I was in class 1, and I distinctly remember that that was his major comment on most people's work. To simplify! To break down those several main key poses into 1 or 2, and work within those. Or to hit this pose and "work within it". I went in to this one thinking I was simplifying, but I need to work to boil ideas down even more. Ha, I dunno, most days I feel like I get it, other days I get knocked on my ass.

Brett going over some of my work during my first e-critique of class 4.