Monday, December 1, 2008

Long time no see

So I've been gone since July, sorry about the disappearance, but life does tend to happen, and updating my websites has fallen a bit to the wayside. Lately though I have been getting some good work done with animations, and what you see here is a cheetah run test for our final project in animation tech II, finished two weeks early so that I could have time to make another, and maybe some fun cycles of other things before time runs out this semester. Hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Commission: Sequoia

Here is my recent commissioned piece for Kat of her Unavisi character Sequoia. Now I have gone and set the bar higher for myself... and with something made for someone else entirely. Looks fantastic with the black background, and I hope you enjoy this as much as the commissioner did.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

June Photos

Here's a sampling of the best of my photography for this month. Catch a pattern? Yeah, it seems like whenever I took pictures of the sky, I'd get a few that looked pretty good, besides, there's not much else to look at on a long drive to Indiana from Detroit. I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Tribute, and a Life's Work

So I found out that Sunday evening George Carlin, a comedy hero and source of provocative thought had died. In memoriam I decided to do a little sketch of him, in appreciation for how he has affected my method of looking at the world, though I don't think I'll ever be anywhere near as pessimistic as him, I do think about weird things like why we drive on parkways and park on driveways.
Also, today I made what is probably my Magnum Opus of puns. I don't know if I can get any stupider with these, but here it is. "This is not Humerous"
...and it probably isn't.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


The ram frog.
Y'know, they've got bullfrogs, but why not ram frogs? And what if rams and frogs actually bred to make them? This is me toying around to the point that if you saw it you'd say "what has science done!?" and then you'd probably just pat him on the head, and laugh as he and his kin headbutt in midair and flop around after landing. Fun times. Hope you enjoy him, just another one of my creature experiments.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Challenge

Well, I decided that since I've been having a rather easy time improving (hell it's never EASY, but it went smooth in comparison) that I should go and challenge myself to things that I'm not used to. So I've got something dark, and macabre... definitely out of my usual range, and in fact, I've ALWAYS had a hard time making things dark, both in color and in content. It's just not in me, but I feel that I need to be able to make it when the inspiration hits. Also, I have a piece done in marker, because I've done everything digitally for the past year, and I feel that I really need to make sure I keep the roots. Besides... there is no fixing mistakes once you step past the pencil. So, here it is, my challenges for myself over the weekend. Macabre, and giving up my Ctrl-Z addiction. D:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Earthworm Jim

Oh man, I loved Earthworm Jim as a kid, and I still do. That's stayed the same, just like how much I suck at playing it.
Well, I'm pretty damn proud of this one, as of right now I think this one's set the bar again. I'm glad to see myself setting the bar over and over, one of my biggest fears at this school was that I wouldn't improve fast enough to make a career out of it, but for 3.5 years of taking it seriously, I feel like I've made huge strides.
So, I hope you enjoy this fan piece, as much as I enjoyed making it.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Back Log!

I've been neglecting to make some posts here, so here they be!
The first is my new ID badge for DeviantART, the second is fanart for The Maxx by Sam Keith, and the third is fanart for Okami, originally done for a contest on DeviantART.
Oh, and I got tickets to see Coldplay when they come to Auburn Hills! Woohoo!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

2008 Demo Reel

Evidence that I do something with my education.

Musical accompaniment: Obsession by ATB.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Chariots of Flour

This is my flour sack animation from Animation Tech 1 this semester. Just a fun little bit on my way to learning how to animate. There's a lot of editing that I should have done to it to make it just a bit better with timing and all, but I am far more inclined to take what I learned from it and move on to the next one instead, seems so much more productive that way. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Code Monkey

A tribute to the song Code Monkey, because it is fun. :D

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

D.O.A. --Dead On Arrival

Well, here's a collection of images from my final project in Environments & Characters called D.O.A. The story will follow Maxwell Adrene and his search for himself after suffering an amnesiac spell and waking up in front of a destroyed home, assumed to be his. With nothing to necessarily live for, as far as his memory recollects, he is convinced into joining the military and putting himself in line for military weapons experiments, thinking he should at least get a kick out of life, if he doesn't know what he's supposed to live for. Eventually, more and more of his past comes to light... and in the end he has quite the reason for joining the military.
This is, really the first time (except for an expressions project in this same class) that I have drawn the same character more than once, let alone several times in different poses and expressions. It presents quite a challenge for me, but not one I'm unwilling to take. It was really fun, I just wish it wasn't during finals... I would've taken a little more time, and done more than what was required. I am definitely considering this to be the beginning of my senior project as well. I think I could have a lot of fun fleshing this out.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mass Art-Foolery

So here's a set of images that really have no relation to each other in any way. The first is a caricature I did of Harry, one of the most often used nude models at our school. The next two are projects from my sophomore year in Figure Illustration I. Both of which I was very proud of at the time, and I feel like I should post them because they've never seen the internet before. The last two are the first two of three maquettes that I'm making for my maquette making class. Yay sculpey! Though I am finding that I have a rather difficult time taking things from my imagination and putting them into 3D, no matter what I'm using, digital or traditional.

Some Photography Bits

Just because I dabble in photography now and then. I'm no one trick pony! (though I won't say I'm some sort of amazing photographer, let the one's who are actually good get their credit) These pictures are all of my own animals, which is awesome because my parents live so far away now that it's hard to get pictures of my furry little friends. Biscuit, the dog, is as smart as bricks... and the cat Ms Kitty (wow, isn't my family original?) is one of those cats that enjoys frequent lunatic fits, including but not limited to: insane yowling, running across the house as fast as possible, chasing things that don't exist, and beating the living crap out of the dog that's half her size. I love my cat.

Hooray for Random Old Finds!

This isn't mine at all, but it is of me, so I feel that's relevant.
This is a caricature of me done by Loy Bouttamy, my old manager my last year and Cedar Point. By the way, this is also me minus everything that makes me who I am today: no beard, no sideburns, no long hair and round glasses. Which is how they made me look while I worked there, so really, all the caricatures of me (if I can even find them) will look more like that. Eww.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Environments Galore

yet again, two more environment assignments... which I believe came out a bit better than the last. It's good to see quick progression, reassures me of my learning capabilities. Anyway, the assignment was bar, bus stop, or bank; and we had to pick two from the list. I chose the bus stop (top) and the bar (bottom). I also decided that I wanted to split them into a sunrise piece and a sunset piece, just to play with lighting effects. Environments are a bit much for me, so much going on, and I realize that there are bits here and there that are a bit unfinished, but I really wanted to focus on lighting and mood, as those are universally important just as much as I universally sucked at it before. Thus-- what I've learned with these even if I didn't enjoy doing them as much as other pieces, will make future stuff more awesome. Count on it.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Poeira, the Tribal Girl

here we are with a good ol' progression piece, her name's Poeira. I really needed to post this... oh the day after I started this blog. I've been wonderfully distracted lately though. This isn't exactly fantastic, but it is cute, so it's worth posting. This is more the concoction of several different styles by artists I've found across this vast internet, but all from artists that influence my creative path.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Environment Number ZWEI

so here's the other environment I did recently. So why all this environment stuff? It's an assignment, that's why.

Start New, With Something New

This is the first environment I've done in several years, and I'm not likely to do them too often, but I figured that for my new art blog I should start with something new and recent. I think I'll go for at least a semi-daily post just to try and keep things flowing.
This one was stared at for too long, and I just came to like it after about a week away from it.