Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Go FIgure...

Last night was my last figure drawing class for the semester... Did I mention I've been back at school during the evening? I decided to take the class about 8 months ago, as an outlet to both better my drawing skills and to keep from going insane working on shitty flash animation, which seems to be in high demand these days. I used to really enjoy doing this stuff when I was in school, and for years after I was kind of ashamed that I neglected this. I would go to free drawing sessions, but then I would get lazy and stop going, plus I need guidance when it comes to drawing the figure. Anyway here are a bunch of drawings from the last few weeks. They're pretty much in order, at least by session. I've made pretty good progress, and although it's not there yet, it's well on it's way. I had a lot of fun in the class. which is at Sva, and taught by Stephan Gaffney. I will continue with this for every semester from now on until I am the freaki' bomb. For now...Please feel free to critique my work. Thanks

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cold hard Flash

It was brought to my attention earlier today, that I along with a few other New York animators , were mentioned on Cold hard Flash for a project we had worked on. The project is for "Huggies", and I believe, if I was told correctly, that it was even shown at select theaters before all G and PG movies. Thanks to Dan Forgione for hooking it up, it was fun to work with the people mentioned. It's been too long since I've been in a studio with these guys, and even though the project was animated via "Virtual Studio", it was still nice to work on something with them. I animated a few scenes, and the dancing crowd characters, as well as the character designs. These designs are not my shining moment with character designs, but I had a job to do and a client to please, and with that in mind I think they came out alright.
Been busy as hell still, working multiple gigs. Maybe one day, with some luck, I'll get money to make my own shit, and hire my friends to work on it.
Unfortunately I had to take down the drawings that were originally in this post. They were for a project I am working on, and I didn't ask to put them up. It's too soon to be posting it so... my bad. Its for a freelance gig, but I have a lot of artistic control over it. So in it's place are some sketch book pages from m trip last weekend to Aruba. I drew some of the people by the hotel pool.

Oh and check the link for the cold hard flash article.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wrtchbook sketches!

For some reason or another my sketch book pages are high in demand... or at least in higher demand than before. A whole two whopping people requested I post more pages from my sketchbooks as opposed to the usual one, or my mom. As you may have read in the last post I have been real busy, and it's been hard to work on posts or post worthy work. I have a ton of drawing I'd like to post, but it's either not ready for mass consumption, or it's a matter of confidentiality. I am on a really fun project at the moment, and I ve been pushing to have it "drawn" as much as possible (opposed to flash characters which make me sick at this point). My friend and employer, Paul Noth creator of Pale Force, is putting a lot of trust in me to move in such a direction, and so far it's been real fun, and refreshing. I'll try to get the ok to post some of the work I've done so far on the project. For now look at this shit, and enjoy the F@ck out of it!... If that's possible. This is also for Adam Rosette's one post a day madness, and as a request from both him, and Big Al I present to you a mash up of skecth books pages, most of these were drawn this past weekend. Thanks