Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Sketched out tonight after work.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I saw Charlie Wilson's War this weekend, and then found out that this great scene was YouTubed from Victor Navone's Blog.
Anyway, a big weakness of mine (of many) are hand gestures. They always come off too forced, contrived. I need to learn how to like, not be crappy at that. So during lunch I decided to breakdown a little bit of Phillip "dude I just sharted" Seymour's performance, and try to figure out some of the things that make it work.

Release the Kraken!

Check out my good friend, Trevor's new blogsite for Kraken Studios! He's starting to fill it with some super appealing designs, check out how rad the Kamea design is.

I met Trevor back when we were courting him to come work as an animator for ArenaNet. We sat next to each other for 3 years and he's become one of my best friends. Pretty rad when that kind of thing happens.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Foot Massage

Oh Zeus, how much we have in common.

For the Chades Challenge.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Also, this is pretty great, found on DRAWN:

Most accomplished cartoonists will tell you that good character design should allow the viewer to recognize a character by its silhouette. Bob Flynn has assembled this line-up of cartoon silhouettes, and you should be able to recognize most if not all of them quite easily.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ollie Johnston

Thanks for all of the inspiration sir! You're one of the people that made me want to get into this business. I'll forever consider myself a student of your work.

Friday, April 11, 2008

New Office Clip!

In that new Office episode last night, there was a scene where Michael and Jan were arguing in front of party guests. The reaction on Andy's face (screen left) here at 0:35 had me in stitches I had to rewind a couple of times, soooo freaking hilarious, and I feel privliged to have that expression grace my page:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Home sweet home.

Many of my co workers have told how great it is to come home to their kids, especially after a frustrating day. I dont have any kids of my own. But Yeah, I can see that.

So yeah, it seems lately the animation blogosphere has James Baxter fever! Kevin Koch has posted some Baxter pencil tests from when he assisted him on Sinbad. Jim Hull posted some pretty detailed notes from an animation lecture James gave at Dreamworks. And finally, Clay Kaytis has posted the third and final part of his James Baxter interview on the Animation Podcast! James talks about supervising the animation of Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," When he was 23. It's cool because....Wait what? 23?! Like 4 years younger than I am now 23? I quit art!

So here's a choice sequence talked about in the podcast that James worked on in the Prince of Egypt:
Burning Bush sequence

Cmon! Lets quit art together!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Of Sorts.
Also, for the people coming here from Stephen Gregory's blog, I'll be putting together a section where you could see the tests I worked on with him during the tutorship. WIP's, notes, all that good stuff, so you don't have to go hunting through archives!