Saturday, June 26, 2010

B&W Root Beer

Whatever, man. Make up your own corny title.
Tonight we embark on an adventure in clarity and simplicity. I love many pockets of the animation process, but at the moment I'm in love with storyboarding. These doodles helped me grease my palms. Forgive me if I left construction to the winds.

There's an old post full of clear, hilarious drawings -- way better than mine, partly because they get more mileage from fewer lines -- from the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive that inspired much of the material above. It's the boards for the pilot of The Alvin Show. I'll send you there. Get inspired!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

That was fast.

If I'm smart, I'll update biweekly with a color sketch and stay off the rest of the friggin' time. For the moment, though, I'm being an idiot and posting some black-and-whites.

And a color sketch, because I canceled the blog and brought it back, thus bypassing the biweekly rule...or something contrived like that.

Monday, June 14, 2010


I'm proud that I've been contributing to my blog so frequently for the past couple of months, but it's gotta stop. My summer was intended to be extremely productive, with major steps forward in my life and completed projects galore. Now, my days have no direction, and this is due in large part to the nonstop tweaking of one-off doodles. For whatever reason, I'm not content to share sketches. However, blogs are not portfolios -- unless they're portfolio blogs.

The last post contains some of my favorite, and least formulaic, drawings in a while, barring the pink one. So, to whoever's reading, hope you enjoyed them, and thanks for stickin' around. Unless I change my mind (and that's happened before), let's cap this with a few more drawings.

I know I'm gonna catch some heat for this one, someday, somehow...but you only live once.

The Return of Random Dump

Sometimes, with a red Col-Erase grinding into the paper, I feel like a monkey chiseling in the forms.

Cute girl + rasta hat = rasta hats made cute.

A cow or a giraffe? You decide! I am loath to color this creature and ruin the ambiguity therein.

This one looks very '80s. I tweaked the background and the abnormal length of her left arm after I posted it. For shame!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nose Job 2: The Manga-ling

With a million new design templates at my blogging disposal, I have switched to Arial text! Revel in my blandness! REVEL!

Never mind, I wouldn't either. Meanwhile, in drawing-land...
As a further note, I don't want my blog to look oppressive or industrial. Just simple. Hence the black. It was one of the few new templates I could find that didn't put distracting fake shadows behind the pics, and I don't seem able to worm my way back into the old format.

Screw essays! I want a banana split!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Put an APB Out for My Brain

Also, obnoxiously bright yellow is the color of the day.