Monday, September 29, 2008

I haz an interview!

Here's an interview I did recently with Randall Sly & the Character Design blog.

Though I am terribly out of place amongst the amazing lineup of interviewees , I hope you enjoy it anyway. Thanks for puttin it all together and choo-choo choosing me Randall !

And as per request, I'm posting the latest DnD fighter done for my friend and work-wife Paul Zimmer. Meet Tim Tumbler, human fighter and the group's designated metal head. And yes, that IS a sword, of pro..... **ahem correction, SHIELD of protection, behold the blue glowy bits! It should also be of note that this image was made to switch out weapons as the adventure progresses!This one was fun in a weird way because Paul literally stood behind me art directing every detail as I drew.
"Now on to the nose..... like that?"

"Longer, even longer, no shorter , more pointier."
" Oh no that strand of hair wouldn't curl like that, make it more unkempt, put split ends if you need to."

Ahhh, it was nice to just turn my brain off and stroke the screen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Save your appetite

Its a Beautiful afternoon for a picnic!
And please enjoy my fresh, new Reel for dessert!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

All Rendery!

Whew! So I've been spending my waking hours finishing up this shot! Here's how the render turned out, though I know I'll want to go back and tweak more things when I look at this later. I'm pretty fried right now, hope you enjoy it though.

Here's where it was in blocking (One of several blocking passes! At this point I'm just trying to get Brett to buy off on the acting first. We went back and forth and there were a lot of different iterations at this stage.)

Here was some rough shot planning for it.
So there goes my term 4. Brett Coderre was awesome. Extremely particular about acting choices. I learned so much this term about working within a pose, text & subtext, etc. I must've watched this brilliant Doug Sweetland lecture a half dozen times. So much great info that it probably won't fully sink in until later.

After this is a week off. Then on to short film which I'm super pumped about! I've got a few solid ideas as to what I want to do, and I do know that I want it to be hand-drawn! Talk about biting off more than I could chew!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


For today's (yesterday's) skip lunch and draw-a-thon.

Also, check this out if you havent already!Sketchbook with original sketches by 50 great artists being auctioned for Primary Children's Medical Center.

What an amazing thing to do ! I ran into Randall Sly (who, incidentally, runs the Character Design blog) at the comic-con while we were waiting in line for Eric Goldberg to sign our books. I told him how much I loved and appreciated the CD blog. We chatted a little about animationy stuff and he showed me a sketchbook he was taking around the comic-con, collecting sketches from various artists. I thought oh wow thats a cool idea, I should totally do that. But I had really NO idea how selfless his intent was . What he's doing is nothing short of amazing, inspiring, and my hats off to him.
We parted ways and I pointed him in the direction of the amazing Joe Moshier (who was just around the corner, down at the Conduct Happiness booth.) Do check it out, its obviously for a good cause, and you get an amazing collection of art to boot.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I skipped lunch for this?

Generic cute girl, check. Hula Hoops, check. No BG, check. I think I've even used this pose before (Up there! In my blog header even!). Yep! This is as creative as I get folks! Happy Monday!