Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas one and all!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Hey kids! Wow I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted. I guess I'm trying to make it up by posting a lot. Well today I decided to show a bit of my process. This drawing and the two below are for a personal project I'm doing with my good friend Danny Cooper. They are initial drawings, nothing final. 
     So right now I'm trying to push perspective within characters. As you can see from the bottom image I start out with a very rough blocking of the character, but try to include perspective. I'm trying to identify the character's body shape. Then I flesh out the drawing, quite literally. I usually draw a character naked first. I need to know the folds of the flesh first so the clothing can fold more believably. (Go to life drawing!) Add the clothes, then a final rendering.
     Of course this process looks very neat and tidy, just do this, then this, then you're done! Not the case in reality. I work then rework everything. It's very messy, but eventually something pops out and you run with that. Then you hate that. Then you wish you were better at drawing. Keep working though. It's problem solving and eventually it you'll arrive to that place where you're excited. You've got something and you don't want to stop. That is a good place.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Some Online Love

Wow, so I just found out that a film I worked on in University was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick, racking up 82.5 thousand views to date, and was featured on several websites including a featured article on CG Society. Here it is:

You can learn more about how this film was made and the struggle that went into finishing it in the CG Society article:
Thanks to everyone who really hammered at this project to see this to completion. Happy to have been part of it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

March 11 Sec. Club

I wasn't able to finish this in time for the competition, but I wanted to finish what I started. Here she be:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Free Time

I've had a bit of free time lately so I decided to do an 11 Sec. Club animation. It won't be done in time to submit but I thought I would do it anyways. Here is the character I designed to animate.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sideshow - Check It Out!

For the past couple weeks I've been back at my University to try to help finish up a student production called Sideshow. I have been acting as Animation Director and Editor for this project and I am looking forward to its completion. Below I posted an animated render test, but it's come a long way since.

Check out the Production Blog at

Monday, January 2, 2012



Friday, October 28, 2011

Life Drawing

I went to a life drawing session for the first time in a long time.
I definitely need to go more often.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Animation Updates

Here are two render tests of shots I animated. The top is from Rock in the Road which should be finished soon, and the bottom is from Sideshow, which is still in production.
Sorry, no sound yet.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Charcoal Drawing

This is actually a piece I did almost four years ago but I thought I would post it anyway.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Recovery Room Art

I got my wisdom teeth taken out a couple of days ago. I wanted something to do while in the recovery room so I drew. I also wanted to see what I would draw while coming out of sedation. You know, for science.
On the left: A nurse asked me to draw Elvis for her. She got this instead.
On the Right: I was at a Bon Iver concert a couple of days prior to the operation. I guess I was still stoked about the show because I wouldn't stop singing Skinny Love while my mouth was packed with gauze.