Sunday, December 29, 2013

Daily Draw: Pirate! Yo ho!

Had an interesting idea about pirates.....but here is a sketch as a study! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Daily Draw: Dragon

Quick Dragon Sketch!! Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daily Sketch 12/18:

Daily Sketch 12/17/13

Here's a sketch from 12/17...'s a secret!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Daily Sketch 12/16/2013

In an effort to post more work I'm doing more warm-up sketches in the morning. To get my drawing hand working and my creative juices flowing. Here are a couple of Bulls!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Scorpion and The Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?" Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."

Very recently (Last week feels like a day ago) I decided to change my Senior Film. The choice to do so has been a very difficult one, but I recognized I was not happy with the film I was doing. Working on Pyro Pup was a great experience, but slowly I realized it was not what I wanted to leave SCAD with.

I felt that I needed to try something that was a bit different, open up my skill set a bit, and experiment with something I really wanted to do. Using the fable of " The Scorpion and the Frog" I am going to a Experimental film. I am extremely excited about this and have been doing animation test and character designs, as well as thumbnailing shots, and researching great animated filmmakers and experimental animators.

The point of this film, or rather, what I am trying to experiment with is the use of value, and composition, to tell story. I am generally trying to get a horror/macabre type feel with this film so watching classic horror films  has been pretty fun ( recently watched Psycho (1960)).

So I hope you all wish me luck in my endeavors! And I hope you are as excited as I!
Trying to figure out the frog. Who is He. How will he be drawn and animated?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Layouts for Pyro Pup

So I recently got the book  The Noble Approach by Tod Polson. I have been trying to not only apply the teaching of Maurice Noble to my film but to my other artwork as well. Here are some studies I did based off the readings about composition and value in layouts:
The very top is the animatic version of shot 1, The second is final version, and the final two were concepts playing with composition.

Close-to-Final Design for Pyro Pup Shot 01
So in conclusion I feel  The Noble Approach  is a spectacular read, and I recommend every animation artist have a chance to read it ( and own it!! )

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Starting my last year in two weeks

So in two weeks I'll be starting my last year at SCAD.

I'm have so many emotions bursting in my brain right now. But on the outside I'm as cool as a cucumber. (am I going crazy? I think I'm dying )

So I have been working to make my Senior Film Pitch Packet, as good as possible in the next couple of weeks. But on my down time I've been trying to work on my website as well as making little Illustrations and Animations on the side.

Here are a couple of images I had from some ideas I can't really explain XD

I'll be making some Animation Tests for Pyro Pup soon, as well as posting a new Pitch Packet. Stay tuned ;)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Character Exercises: Monday Tuesday

I started doing some exercises the other day before doing work. I tried opening a dictionary picking a random word and drawing what I first think of.



Today I did some redesigning for a character I found in one of my older sketchbooks. 

I was thinking about animating this guy if I get time..but back to work in the mean time! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WEBSITE Update: Sketchbook

So I updated my website!

I divided my Character Design Tab into two subsections: Character Development and Sketchbook. I wanted to incorporate things in my sketchbook I really enjoyed, as well as my character design flatbook. Here are some of the things I included (things that may already be posted here on the blog :) )

To see more work visit

Sunday, June 30, 2013

4 Goldfish Sketches!

A few weeks ago, (sometime right before Father's Day) I got goldfish! I got two Goldfish and one Black Moor. And of course I couldn't resist sketching them!

The white and gold one is named Tito Friday!

The completely gold Goldfish is Finn Mercury

And the Black Moor is named Pluto.

They are adorable, and I love 'em! Friday and Mercury are always so frantic, but Pluto never runs away from the food XD. But they all love each other. They seem to be doing fine floating together.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pyro Pup: Dog Designs

Finished up my screenplay this morning, and ready to hit some storyboards on it!

But Before that I'll lay down some more dog character designs I did for Pyro Pup

Some are similar, being shorter, or triangle nosed.  The initial character design I had for him received critiques saying he was too pig like (oops XD) But in an effort to keep his adorableness I have dived into messing with proportion and shape.

Any thoughts?


Pyro Pup: continuing the filmmaking

I have been busy working on other peoples films, I haven't really touched upon my film too much. So jumping right into getting this story down. In the meantime hear is one of my original character designs for Pyro Pup!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pyro Pup: a film about a "Hot" dog

This September I am to officially start production on my senior film Pyro PupPyro Pup is about a puppy on fire trying to find a friend in a world where his mere presence would cause harm. This passed Spring Quarter (March- June) I started Concept Development for the film. Below is the Pitch Packet for it  (excluding the storyboards/slightly a secret right now)

Take a look!

Pyro Pup's design is still under development. This design was chosen during the story board phase!

The story is going through a few changes, but not too many.

One of my big big BIG inspirations is John Hubley's Rooty Toot Toot 1952

Maurice Noble is a huge part of my Layout Inspiration. (The Noble Approach comes out this October! I pre-ordered !!)

Non Objective painting as well as Abstract Painting. I adore Picasso's "Man Leaning on Table" 1916 (it reminds me of a cityscape!

Puppies......because puppies

Some designs developed for Pyro's look

The story includes a Homeless man, a Dog Owner, and a few other dogs

Hope you like what I have so far
 And now, Fire tests

So the fire is pretty simple. I'm still working out some problems with it but so far it's been exciting getting this all together!

I'll be posting some more designs and tests of the nature soon! Stay tuned :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Banjo Pig Banjo

Summer Break is finally here! This break means more art for my SENIOR FILM (woooot)

But for now I have a great discovery!!

....well less a discovery but more, a recommendation? I guess...

Anyway Jantze, a brilliant professor of mine, referred me to this awesome site : Dueling Banjo Pigs

where it's nothing but (you guessed it ) Pigs playing banjos, by awesome artist! Being a little prone to drawing pigs myself I couldn't shake the opportunity to draw a pig playing a banjo...I mean come on!

So I drew this guy 

and he has a little companion!

Here are some of the sketches before the illustration:

I have also made a Pinterest Account Head over and follow me! I've mostly been pinning inspiration for my film, but I'm bound to jump into other even more awesome things!