Friday, September 28, 2007

Pereferral Vision Girls

Cheryl and I saw Stardust the other night and we loved it! Heres a drawing of Michelle Pfeiffer's character, Lamia. My favorite character in the movie.And this one I did for Sam Hiti's fist-a-cuffs site. I think I might've submitted a little late, but it was fun to do anyway. I already forgot what I decided to name her, it was something hot slash awesome like Hoopnotical or Hoopnotic. Shes based on someone I saw perform at E3 one year.
I just realized that her and Lamia are looking at the same thing, I dont know why that happened. Something about the glancing-to-the-side expression thats really appealing to me. Gotta stop with that, all my drawings are looking the same!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

AM- Class 2 Progress Reel

Well here it is, another class, another progress reel! Hope you like!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

AM Class 2- Last Q n A

Tonight was our last Q & A with Greg Kyle, I should keep in touch cause I'll miss him. For any AM students going into Class 2, try to work the system and get Mr. Kyle. I really appreciated his candor and his commitment to share everything he knows about animation w/ our class, plus he's freakin funny. To be frank, this quater got a little bit frustrating at times, because I continued to use 3D Max, and there was no shortage of Maya-specific questions during Q & A (understandably). But he never was frustrated, and was always open and willing to share his experiences and thoughts about the industry. And times would still be around w/ us well over the 8-9 Q&A schedule. Once I remember Q & A went a little past 10:30 man!
I also made a few more new friends this class which I'm thankful for. Still I wish I had more time to drop by other students' workspaces, as I did in Class 1. Next class I'll really make an effort to do so. That and I wish I wasnt so lazy, otherwise I'd share things Greg shared with us here on this blog regularly. Hmm. Maybe next class I 'll even have the courage to jump into Maya!

Oh and , I'll upload my class 2 progress reel here soon! Going through it, I felt like I was doing the best I could do, but lookin back at the work, I feel like I could've pushed a little more. Dont you hate that feeling?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

happy bday cheryl!

Cheryl's bday was this past weekend and it was a blast! A group of us went camping at the San Juan Islands. We also "fishing", petted camels, went whale watching, went wine tasting, and we were( more or less) attacked by a fox! Which was scary because we even brought the dogs! Well Cheryl was real delighted it all worked out so well, so I was happy. I'll upload some pictures later!This is what I gave Cheryl, framed. I just wanted to do something that would make her happy whenever she glanced at it. She loves koi fish, and is always pushing me to do more art for the house. "Arent you an artist, why arent you doing art for our walls?!" My response is always that my stuff isnt good enough and it isnt. Not that this is. But I had big ambitions to actually give it a more painterly look, but I was rushed for time. Plus I was reminded that I can't paint to save my life, and I just went with what I knew. I wanted it to say something positive but not as plain as "happy." So I thesaurus-dot-commed "happy" and settled on bliss. Could've been worse, could've settled on "chipper."

Saturday, September 1, 2007


A sketch to end the week and break in a new brush. I actually got to draw all week at work which was freakin awesome! I feel really rusty man, I was drawing all the time doing traditional anim. at my very first gig, after that I got into ArenaNet, and stopped drawing seriously for like 3 years because I was so deep into learning 3D! So I got alot of catching up to do. Having this blog helps. I feel like it'll feel negelected if I dont feed her something, anything!, for a long period of time.

So far, at Gas Powered, its been a good balance of animating in 3D and doing concepts here and there. I imagined before that it'd be easy constantly going back n forth between the two on the fly, but its actually pretty hard for me to get into the back into the groove of one or the other. Its challenging fun. On another note, I was lookin thru the Meet the Robinsons art book again, and Joe Moshiers designs are...just delicious. Deliciousness.

So the days nowadays pretty much go; leave the house at 9:00, get home from work, spend time w/ Cheryl and the pups, if I'm not too lazy hit the gym, and finally work on Animation Mentor stuff until 3-ish. So I've been pretty tired the past weeks. Which means more coffee in the mornings, which mean harder caffeine crashes in the evening, or whenever I'm not drinking coffee.
And so bumbershoot this weekend!! Rod Y Gab, its gonna be off the chain! And if you havent yet check out MIA's new album Kala. Its freaking sick.