Monday, December 27, 2010

I'd Rather Kiss A Wookiee, Pt. 2

This is older than dirt (from October 9th, to be exact), but I shoulda shared it about then.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and stuff

It's not the best drawing, but I'm not in the best shape to draw. I couldn't not wish everyone a Merry Christmas in any case.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Full-color critter

Goodbye for now, frothy, problematic attempts at Milt Kahl mimicry. Hello, draftsmanship, basic appeal, tonal studies, and confidence!

(I apologize, however, if anyone finds this fox/bobcat's spacey expression creepy. Let's pretend she's in rapture to make it more interesting.)

Sitting in on Marshall's Visual Storytelling final on Wednesday was a rush 'cause there were so many great pitches from fun-loving animation students with no apparent pretensions. Thank you to the wonderful class of Fall 2010! I plan to work on stories after the weekend, once I've cleaned my squalorous apartment. Honest!

Friday, December 17, 2010

And for my next trick...

My 3D Computer Animation final! I got cozy with the Norman rig (no, not like that) and did my best to show how he'd react to seeing something inside a box. I was surprised how closely I could match Norman's poses to my original drawings.

One more semester gone. On to my senior film with a vengeance! Merry Christmas folks!

Runnin' Hoss

For my Animal Drawing final!
The tail's a little weird but I know how to fix it. In the meantime, enjoy.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bunnysaur on the Hunt

Yikes! It gots blood in it!
Ah, primeval romanticism. So beautiful and so ludicrous at the same time.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Had so much freakin' fun drawing these, and taught myself how to draw square, dimensional skulls in the process.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Turtle Power, take two

And yes, he's still speaking Spanish, for reasons unknown.
I should try inking some of these. If I do, I'll replace these pencilly posts without notice.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ponytail for a bunny

If you think this is too cute to stomach, need I point out the post directly below?

Meet Francesca!

Five feet, five inches of hardcore post-adolescent female...
Not exactly a quantum leap from the animal girls, but I like her that way. You get sex marketed to you so many ways these days that I prefer to carve out a niche for pinup girls you might like to know.
My only worry is that I don't explore enough shades of cute. There are subtler ways to do it than a ribbon and a fancy dress, for sure. But it was my deliberate choice to indulge in cuteness when designing Francesca.

To all the spirited, down-to-earth, lovable real-life Francescas in this world (and I know a few): how ya doin'?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Turtle Power

TMNT (C) Mirage, Kirby (C) Nintendo/HAL

A deeply religious cartoon

This has been edited a couple times after its initial posting. Fact is, this is one of the few cases where I endorse "the airbrush look," although even then the lighting is quite simplified.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We are recovering.

Words of inspiration from the Coyote, channeling Winston Churchill...and drawn in pencil, no less.

The Coyote is copyright the ghost Warner Bros. in the sky.

The pen is mightier...

God knows why, but I am having a hell of a time comfortably doing a pencil sketch these days. The piece below, which was of course done over hastily in Photoshop, is all right.
These designs are better.
This graphite drawing is nice.

This pen sketch is much more interesting.

Here are some more designs I was able to concoct off the cuff with a gel pen, while with a Col-Erase I'd be drawing a bland spherical skull for two whole seconds and groping aimlessly for a pose afterwards. I didn't use to hate the process of drawing so much. What happened?

This kid looks like he's ready to party!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'd Rather Kiss a Wookiee, Pt. 1

Going through a block right now, 'cause my hands want to move before my brain can catch up. Wonder what a full night of sleep will do?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Petite Puss 'n' Boots

The Sketchbook Pro buzz is starting to wear off, although good has come of it, no doubt. Classes are pummeling me anyway. AAAARRRGHHHhr8yfygfugubgfr.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

From the story again

Mood painting, with me still trying to figure out the kid's design. I don't want him to be generic, but I do want him to be simple and flexible.

By the way, it'll be a funny story, but it has to look creepy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Xtreme Sketchdump Rallycross Oh-10

Sketchbook Pro continues to be an enormous boon (whatever that is).

Cleaned up from a thing in June or July or whatever:


Thanks to a post from Eric Scales, I have joined the Odosketch fray, testing out slightly varying designs I might use for my senior film character. I confess, my story portfolio focus has shifted now that I have a faint idea of where my efforts are supposed to go. (We have a portfolio class I'm not in yet, and I didn't ask quite enough questions prior.)

EDIT: Uh-oh. The embed links are blanking out on my compy, and so is the Odosketch server. Better post some screengrabs. As an aside, this paragraph would have made no sense twenty years ago.

Join us! (And hope it works!)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Witch

There's a picture like this on the wall of LCAD's new campus. But there's no background in it and I drew it with Photoshop's Pencil Tool at a relatively puny resolution, resulting in nasty pixilation. Had I known earlier how fun custom brushes in Sketchbook Pro can be, this might have gone in its place.

Accompanying soundtrack optional. Smoke added after lunch.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gags, Gals, and Mugs

Bats and Supes (c) DC Comics, Ash Ketchum (c) Nintendo, Strong Bad & Homestar Runner (c) Homestar Runner, and long-winded butt-covering disclaimers (c) lawyers.

Thursday, October 28, 2010