Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Here's some jolly holiday animations for ye! First up is my walk/run assignment:

Wasn't that festive?! And now, more yuletide glee with the expression change assignment:

Wheeee! Happy holidays to you and yours! And speaking of milking machines:

Feliz Navidad, y'all!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Egg Factory

Scrambled or fertilized?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Like, a Reel

YAY! Storytime! Turn your brain off for a sec and watch. This is the leica reel of my storyboard. Its rough drawings and voices for now, and next semester I may be animating some of the dialogue scenes.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Its Really GREEN

You say you want a background painted in the shade of an avacado? WISH GRANTED!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Weight lift and toss assignment

I'd like to go back and make the throw even more delayed, really exaggerate it with more of a whip action. I'm just glad its done.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Magic Kingdom...IN HELL!!

The drawing of this background was provided to us. We got to come up with a mood and color scheme. The flash of lightning in the final was added digitally.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Wet...Sack. Heh heh.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Intergalactic Asparagus Tips

Say Hi to Gorejuiceaur! She battles huge japanese monsters with her carbon coated hands! She drill presses them, then feasts on the juices that flow from their huge artichoke-shaped wounds! She's a pistol alright!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day!

Tell your papa he did alright with seeding you!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Do-it-Yourself Animation Desk

So I'm back in Vegas with nothing proper to draw on. Whats a guy to do? Commission (read: FORCE) his wordworker dad to build him an animation desk! Thankfully he agreed! It actually saved me a bundle, and is a huge step up from my portable one I bought a few years ago for about $300! This one can be angled at different degrees thanks to the little notches in the folding legs. The lighting setup we used uses 2 flourecent bulbs and bruther, IS IT BRIGHT! The most expensive part on it was probabaly center disc itself. $45 worth of translucent white plexiglass bought from a sign shop (its not available at hardware stores, in case anyone was wondering). And I still plan on buying a fancy pants ACME drawing disc once classes start back up, but this will do the trick for the summer for sure. I'm so happy to use this now!

Monday, April 24, 2006

More Pencil Tests

These were our last two animation projects of the semester, an animal walk cycle and a flour sack. We randomly picked objects out of a hat for the sack to interact with, and I got "groucho glasses." COMEDY GOLD!

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Here's an assignment for storyboard class. We're given a scene from Aesop's fable "The Ant and the Dove." Happy EASTER!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Strangers With Candy

This is another one of my favorite TV shows where while watching an old tivo'd episode, I felt compelled to pick up a pencil and draw the star. Her name is Jerri Blank, and she's a 46 year-old high school freshman. For 32 years she was a teenage runaway/prostitute, but now she's outta jail and picking up her life exactly where she left off. The show is hilarious! She's always horny in class and just wants to fit in. The whole show is a spoof on all those old afterschool specials that tackle deep issues kids face. Stephen Colbert plays "Mr. Nobblett", one of Jerri's teachers and is equally hilarious. I included one of my favorite quotes from the show too. They made a movie of the show! It gets released this June I think. More pics of Jerri can be found here:

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Panning Background

Here's a rough draft of a forrest layout I'm workin on. Our layout teacher is from Disney Feature (before they went 3d) who is a phenomenal artist and a great instructor, so this will probbaly have quite a few changes after I show it to him.

Friday, March 24, 2006

It's the New Zoo Revue!

Comin' Right at YOU! I went back to the Toronto zoo the other day. Sure beats doing any actual work! I drew some more baboons, who I am convinced have the most amazing yawns. It almost looks like their lower jaw unhinges. The otter on display was really something too. They have impossibly long bodies! Its like a dachshund and a rat mated. The last one is some marsupials. A tree kangaroo in the middle and some wallaby sketches.

Monday, March 20, 2006

New paintings for ye

The top one is a still life starring stuff I got at the thrift store. The bottom one is a copy painting of a background by Bill Tytla from Fantasia. Both are done in gouache.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


And I didn't spell color with a "U"! Thats me, going against the Canadian grain! I'm such a rebel! Here's my Pink Panther walk cycle all colored purdy-like for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Trip to the Zoo!

I finally had a chance to check out the Toronto Zoo this past week. My favorite were the apes...the gorillas, the baboons, the orangutans...SO LIKE US!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Animation school animations!

Here's a few pencil tests. The Droopy is a head rotation, then an expression change, then a lip sync to our teacher saying "meow". The middle is a walk cycle featuring the star of stage and screen, Steve Martin. The last one is a ball and tail actin' all ball and tail-ish. Seeing all these drawings I did running at 24 frames per second reminds me of something I heard on Beavis & Butthead years ago. They were making their own short animated films, and Butthead, wizzened old soul that he was told Beavis something that will stay with me forever: "If you wanna have like, the coyote fall off the cliff, you gotta draw like, a THOUSAND coyotes falling off the cliff!" Truer words were never spoken!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Don Knotts 1924-2006

Heaven now has a kick-ass landlord. And now he and Jack Tripper can have wacky misunderstandings together again!

Friday, February 24, 2006


Wahhh, waaaaahhh, WAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.......didn't write it, just drew it.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Paint 'n Sketches

Here's some studies in guache of some shiney objects next to some citrus orbs. These are supposed to be warm ups for a big, fancy still life project we got coming up. Also I included another round of sketches. Some are fellow students, some are from watchin TV. Oh, and apparently all the teachers in Canada are goin on strike in about 2 weeks, for higher wages and bennifits, etc. So it looks like I might get a chance to finally get caught up on assignments! STRIKE ALREADY, DUMMIES!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Coming this fall to NBC!!!!

I'm SOO EXCITED!!!! My favorite glass-eyed detective is BACK!!!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Kaff drawings

Funny thing, Canadians. What we call a cafe, pronounced "ka-Fay," they call a cafe, pronounced "KAFF". Which puzzled me because I thought they'd take the more french-sounding pronounciation that I'm used to. Those Canadians I tell ya. They're a riddle wrapped in an enigma! I have now infiltraded they're lair and am living among them-UNSUSPECTED!