Wednesday, March 31, 2010

dream job

Wow. I've been so inside my own head for the past year that I didn't notice the perfect cartoon was being made in my own back yard. Had I known that LOSE was so awesome, I'd have applied long ago.

The team is great, the IP rules, the style is fun, it's the perfect challenge. Feels like a video game I get paid to play.

Time trial mode starts soon, level one is always a walk in the park.

Monday, March 29, 2010

big day tomorrow

Signed with a tv studio to animate super villains in a kids TV show.

This is some IP I think I can really sink my teeth into. Always loved good super villain cartoons. Used to watch a ton of spider man and anything else with a cool super villain in it as a kid

The heroes were always so bland and predictable, at least the super villains had some personality.

Hope I can sleep tonight, I have a bad habit of tossing on turning the night before big steps like this.

oh yea, saw how to train your dragon today. Amazing flick, ate up the visuals. Dragon designs and animation was easily the best ever done. Hands down. Dreamworks; Thank you for making family films awesome! Animation doesn't have to be about lame buddy buddy fart jokes. Ok, the story was formulaic and some of the voice acting was a bit off, but dragons have never looked this amazing before and I dig it. Animating on a movie like that is on my bucket list, so clearly now I have to build a time machine to go back and work on the movie that just came out

now to troll conspiracy theory filled forums at random looking to buy "time crystals"


or bed

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


more value study. Tough to keep proportions solid with this new medium. More practice needed

Sunday, March 21, 2010


short pose session with charcoal. Trying to knock back negative space to carve out the figure. Different way of thinking, Fun challenge

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Some more practice with value

starting to get more confident

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Things are heating up

gotta catch up on posting stuff!

a tattoo design for Pablo

several sessions of life drawing

Been practicing speed painting lately. Here's some space stuff, about an hour each

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


trying to get more solid form using value

Monday, March 8, 2010


Wow I forgot how much harder it is to draw a male model! Girls tend to have softer, more general shapes that are easier to fake your way through, male anatomy is blockier, but can also be a lot more complex. Instead of smooth flowing curves there's complicated lumpy muscles.

Stuck wtih quick studies, trying to pay more attention to negative space to help with accuracy

Boom. Done.

Took about a week longer to finish than I'd hoped, but the result was worth it.

full size here

Friday, March 5, 2010

the final countdown!

It's been a rollercoaster since I left Highschool. Thought I had it all figgured out with a master plan for awhile, looking like I was fooling myself in retrospect.

Two months from now I'm going to have to settle for whatever work I can find, until then I'm devoting all my time to improving my art so I can get into a good studio.

Progress is being logged on several forums in a hunt for critiques, the most recent one is here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Changed seats for a better view of a sitting pose, after it was done the guy right next to me asked to move back because all my motion was distracting. I tend to move like I'm conducting when I get really into drawing. Occasionally it involves some slight flailing.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010