Monday, November 21, 2011

Film Progress: Aspen trees

I made my aspen trees for my film this year in maya and I'm messing around with the lighting and shading.

Here are the thumbnails i did to figure out the construction. I just made 4 hero trees and just moved and altered them around.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I can do stuff traditionally too!!!!

I picked up Scott C.'s new book at CTN this weekend and it inspired me to try doing some tradition stuff again. I made my thanksgiving card for this year. I love drawing zombies because it gives me an excuse to draw blood... I don't have a problem...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My portfolio I put together for CTN what do you think?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Film: Cg Draw over.

I was having trouble figuring out the clothing and hair for the character from my film. So I took it into photoshop and did a draw over on it. I'm going to do more passes on it, but I thought I would post what I have so far. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Life of pi: Orange Juice and the Hyena

Some sketches i did for some characters from my life of pi project in Lisa Keene's class.

Halloween costume

I decided to just go as myself this year. I'll post some making of stuff soon.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lord of the Flies book cover

We had an assignment to make a book cover. I decided to make a cover for Lord of the Flies. It's based on a seen where one of the older kids walks through a sandcastle built by one of the little kids.  What do you think?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2 moods

Another John Klassen assignment. We had to do one drawing and get two moods out of it by changing the lighting. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011


so much foam!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

After the critique in class i did some adjustments to the Jon klassen assignment. Here is what i ended up with.

David Oreilly is coming to Calarts

and i made the poster!

Jon Klassen Assignment

This week we had to make an illustration that in corporate textures. I took some photos around calarts of interesting textures and got this one from some paint streaks in the cubes. 

I got this texture online at

And i made this texture by taking one of the bad poster prints from this week and rubbing it in the cigarette garden outside.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Life of pi: Richard Parker Head

Because I'm retaking Lisa Keene's VisDev class, I get to choose whatever project i want to work on in the class. I chose to do development for an animated version of Life of Pi. The story is about a boy who ends up stuck in a life raft with a bangle tiger in the middle of the pacific ocean. The tigers name is Richard Parker. I'm basing the style of the project on the illustrations of Charley Harper. So this is my first attempt at Richard Parker:

Here is an explanation of how I got to this idea:


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Film update: Style test

Just doing some style tests for my film. These were done in Photoshop and not cg but this is what i am hoping to make my cg film look like this year.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This was my assignment for Jon klassen's illustration class  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Possible change

I was coming up with my character design for the modeling class and i liked her so much that i am now considering changing my film idea to be about her. I need to figure out what the story is but i think this big horned ape guy might have something to do with it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Goat and Panther in the jungle

So I'm not in Dan Hansen's Layout class but I am going to try and do the assignments So i can build up portfolio work. Here is the first assignment. The prompt was a Panther or a goat in the jungle.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

doodle a day: Mullet Jesus

It's sunday so i'm doing a church bulleton doodle. It's Mullet Jesus! Buisness in front, savior in the back.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Doodle a day: The Tank

Every zombie survival squad needs a tank.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Zombie survivor

So it's time to give these zombies a run for there money or a possible meal. So today i drew the first of the survivor group. He needs a name though, if you have suggestions leave them in the comments.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Doodle a day: Zombie Kid Chainsaw

Maybe I should just change the project to zombie a day. Anyway here is todays doodle. This Zombie is inspired by the chainsaw zombie from the first level of Resident evil four. He always freaked me out when i was a kid.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

doodle a day: Another Kid Zombie

Here is today's doodle: Another Zombie kid enjoying an afternoon snack.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

doodle a day: Albuquerque Film Festival

No one sat next too me at the awards ceremony. So i doodled on my hand a picture of me doodling on my hand at the awards show. Apparently the me on my hand is left handed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Doodle a day: Flash Gordon

It's Flash Gordon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

doodle a day: Kid Zombie

Hopefully this makes up for yesterday's doodle.

What I wish someone had told me before I came to Calarts

  • Get a coffee maker of some kind
  • For your first year don't worry about making a GREAT film. Just make a film.
  • Sketch
  • Make a portfolio, portfolio
  • Don't pull the "all-nighter" just to pull the "all-nighter"
  • Schedule in Breaks
  • Take an english 101 class
  • To get anything done with administration you need to ask more than three times.

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