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  

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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