Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rotoscoping Part 2

My third design for our 2nd Rotoscoping assignment. I thought of it around 5:30 am the day it was due. Luckily I had until 2pm that day to sketch this up. Overall the painting didn't take to long, maybe an hour, hour and a half. I focused my time on color and making sure the form stood out.

Character Sketches

Here are some character sketches for a new project coming up. We will be learning action scripting in Flash. I'm not sure what kind of story I want to tell, but I thought maybe if I started drawing some characters someone would stand out.

Another current goal of mine is to start working on character drawing that is derived from artists Pascal Campion, and Mary Blair. I had originally started developing this during my undergraduate but wasn't sure how to push my drawing and characters to do what I wanted them to. Recently from further life drawing studies I'm beginning to gain the mental library of poses and actions of people.

Here is a work from my undergraduate:

And here are some works from in-between my Bachelors and Masters.

All of these little drawings are from some unique books I have written, illustrated and bond myself. I love book making and the process of telling a story and completing it. Now I want to take this further and push this drawing style (and story telling), and bring it to life in my animations. But how to do it? Hours of studies and practice... here we go.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I was working on a background for a dialogue scene that I recently animated. While modeling my characters I was focusing on the UPA 1950's animation style. I wasn't completely married to the style but I worked off of it. Unfortunately while working on the background, I became too attached to my reference and the color palette and style doesn't fit my characters. I realized this half way through painting but decided to push the piece and finish despite the fact that it doesn't work.

Back to the drawing board.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rotoscoping part 2

Here are some sketches for the 2nd part of our Rotoscoping assignment. I still need a third idea.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Yep. That just happened...

To clarify I mean my project file that I made serious progression on while in class and in the lab today.

I'm currently working on a dialogue project where we are lip syncing to a movie clip. I chose a quote from the movie "Unforgiven." Part of the project was to create two characters and have them interact. The challenge is that we are working in Flash and Toon Boom then composting the two interacting characters together.

Another thing, while sketching the above I realized that I need a hair cut... (sigh). 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quick sketch

Quick morning Sketch for a couple friend's birthdays that are today. Happy Birthday Guys!