Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Hello, this is Jamaica, broadcasting from San Jose..."

(shot taken from our weekly (Halloween Edition!) tele-broadcasts with ACME, where we present work over the air, get critiques and talk to Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar artists. Highly, highly professional.)

Two pieces for Barron's class, based on the mother and the Misfit from Flannery O'Conner's short story "A Good Man Is Hard To Find". The mother is done in a 1940's ad/candid style, while the Misfit is done in a woodcut motif, looking at Barry Moser for inspiration.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Kitty/Rat Sketches

These are some of my early character sketches for my next film. They're designed in the style of Preston Blair and 1940's cartoons, as instructed by John K, but they're kinda slutty and sleazy and are going to take turns hitting on eachother in a little dive bar. More to come!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What Barron's teaching me

You'll regret it if you do it, you'll regret it if you don't.

Sunday, October 08, 2006


So after 2 years in illustration school, I think I'm finally learning construction. Yes, they've tried to teach it to me up till now. I've studied Vilppu, I've taken anatomy. It's made its way into my drawings but not strongly enough. But now I'm studying Weatherly's animal drawings and Preston Blaire's lessons and it's finally working for me. I've been doing enough animation lately that I'm realizing my original tactic of making my illustrations move is just too unreliable. The solution? Construction!

But aren't rhinos cute? I have this thing about their butts, but I'll tell you more about that later.

For those who may not have seen: photos from Ottawa!