Friday, August 28, 2009

Where did I go?

I have moved my blog to . My all-new site has an up-to-date blog, new art, and a whole lot more!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Test Pattern Art:

These were way before my time, but test patterns always fascinated me. They are sterile, technical, sometimes busy, but have this lovely sense of design to them. There were also those mysterious patterns with Indian chief heads on them, which made them more eery and mysterious to me.

Here are some of my favorites black and white test patterns:

The mysterious Indian Test Patterns:

Aren't these last two beautiful? Who knows if the programming was any good!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Study of Mr. Amidi

Sometimes he gets frustrated when writing!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm really looking forward to the summer. I've learned a lot at my last job, which was graphic design (not animation). Now, it's time to go back to my drawing roots.

I started off with this illustration for this summer's Animation Block Party. This will end up in the program booklet.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gnomes and Construction Workers

My class had an INCREDIBLE model last month. He was a middle aged man with a big, white beard. His costumes were incredibly original. All three of them!

I worked in ink most of the time. It's getting a little easier now.
Just when I though it couldn't get any more fun, the model dressed as a lawn gnome! He had the big ears and everything. It was a real scream.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Channeling Golden Books

I wanted this number two to be in a golden books style. Flash can't capture those nice brushy gradients, but I was happy with how it came out.

Also, Flash Cs4 has a pattern brush that makes patterns out of your symbols.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Flash Sketch

I've been trying out the newest version of Flash. Here's is a sketch I did last week.

This character will be in my upcoming film. Far from being final, but pretty close to how I see her looking.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Februrary Figure Drawing:

This is my first figure drawing session of the year. I hope to draw this model again. She was able to keep complicated poses, while staying eerily still.

I tried drawing with ink again. After a while, I went back to my trusty 'ol grease pen. Will try watercolor next time.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Reel version 2.3

I'm getting ready to do a major overhaul of my website, but finding the time has been difficult.

The last two years has given me some nice new clips to add to my reel. I can't wait 'till version 3.0 to show them off, so here is my late 2008 reel:

Friday, January 2, 2009

I was a better artist in the 1983

I lost it down the road, but age 6 appears to have been my peak at drawing. Special thanks goes out to my mom, who saved my old drawings from age 4 and up.

Bob the Ferret, 1984
crayon on letter paper

Garfield, 1983
Ink on Newsprint

Doodles, 1983
Ink on Newsprint

As you can see, I new grew out of my cartoon animal phase. I wish I could see other artists' childhood drawings. Something special in our drawing disappears when we get older.