Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Gifts

So, Christmas is here, which means a lot of friends, family, food, gift receiving and, of course, gift giving. For the monetarily challenged this could "present" (get it) a problem. Luckily, for us artistic folk, we have the option of creating our own gifts; in the hopes that the gift receiver will understand that a gift that was made is more meaningful than a gift that was bought. At least, that is my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

So, here are drawings I did. One, for my roommate, Ben Adams, and his girlfriend, Alyssa. We went all out in decorating our place and the drawing is inspired by what our patio looks like at night.
The other, is for Alyssa's friend, Spencer, who has now become my friend, Spencer. We watched Jurassic Park together and discovered one of her dreams in life is to have her very own baby velociraptor.

I have more to come which will be posted on a later date.

Friday, July 31, 2009

4th Year Film, Bedtime

Here is my fourth year film, Bedtime.

Testing My Fourth

Before, I started animating my fourth year film at CalArts, Bedtime, I did this test of the little boy in my film.

Little John Test

A little ditty I did during my fourth year at CalArts.

My 3rd Year Film

My third year film at CalArts with some animation spreads to boot.

3rd Year Film Concept Art

Here are vignettes I did for my 3rd year film at CalArts, The Magnificent Dr. Giuseppe Pediatrician Extraordinaire.

Medusa Test

I did this test in my third year. Forever will I be haunted with that voice, "besiiiiides in a hundred years from noooww...".

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sushi Chefs

For my fourth year film, I first had the idea of making a film about a neurotic obsessive sushi chef. Here are some initial concept designs.

Greasey Greasers!

I had a lot of fun doing these designs. I was experimenting with drawing straight from the tablet using photoshop. I was greatly inspired by my fourth-year cube-mate, Zar!

Life Drawings from Portfolio

Here we have every ones favorite, life drawings!

Sketches from Portfolio

Here are just some of the multitude of sketches I've done throughout the years. I have to say I have a real affinity to sketching. My dream job would be to travel all around the world just sketching people and all the unique things I come across. It's like an imprint of my memory. When I look back at old sketches, memories of that time flood in as fresh as if I had just experienced them. Bottom line, SKETCH!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My sister Julia just graduated highschool from Viewpoint. I'm very proud of her, so I made her this Graduation Card.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Witch Designs are Which?

These were some designs of witches I did way back in my second year.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A College Graduate!

Now that I have graduated from Calarts, I guess its time to finally post some of the work I've done throughout the years. 
I must say Calarts has been an amazing journey, with ups and downs, twist and turns, and blood and tears; with a whole lot of fun mixed in. It's pretty much a recipe that makes up a great experience and a fairly overwhelmed graduate. But, as the dust is settling, I'm starting to sense how important this experience will be for me.