Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Operation Secret Santa

Hey guys,
I dont watch tv so I'm afraid I'm late on catching this. Disney's Operation Secret Santa is out and looks great! I remember watching the story reel for the short and everything's just as I recalled. Prep and Landing is a wonderful short and I'm glad Kevina and Stevie are meeting so much success with it. I hope they can do one each year! =D

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Disney Magic

It looks like they posted one of the videos that they showed at the Tangled wrap party. The new decorations look awesome! I really miss you guys! I hope everyone's doing well. =D

Yogi Bear Clips

I just found out that Warner Brothers has released eight clips from Yogi Bear. I took a look and was pleasantly surprised to see two of my shots are in them. They're the first shots I did on the film and I think they turned out nicely. I did the shot in the opening clip where Booboo jumps up and says "Alright!" and the shot after that of Yogi doing a take before sailing into the tree. I still cant get over how amazing it is to see your animation professionally furred/clothed, lit and rendered. The departments after animation really make these shots sing!

Monday, November 29, 2010

$69 Million

Tangled made $69 million over its five day weekend release!!!!! Thank you everyone who's gone out to see the film! Everyone I know who's seen it has really enjoyed the film. If you still haven't seen it you're missing out on something truly special. =D

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hop Teaser

Hey guys,
They've released the teaser for Hop! This movie has been really fun to work on so far. The characters are so CUTE!!!!!!! =D

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Look

Hey guys,
I just noticed that the first poster for Hop has been released. The characters in this movie are super cute and I'm having a blast working on it! =D

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tangled Wrap Party

Hey guys,
Here are the wrap party pictures that I mentioned a while ago. The whole event was filled with fun and awesomeness! Seeing everyone's hard work up on the big screen was amazing and the lighting make every single shot of the film look gorgeous! Seeing the gigantic Tangled sign outside the theater, the title projected onto the outer wall of the Highland and a huge version of one of Claire Keane's paintings was really cool. It was fantastic to see my fellow fixers and the animators again, I really miss those guys. They all seemed to be doing well though, so I'm glad for that. Hopefully we'll all get to work together again soon. As much as I enjoyed the PFrog wrap party, having actually worked on the film made the Tangled one even more special.

Another Round of Life Drawings

Drawn last night from photographs taken by Mjranum-stock. I can see that my life drawings are improving but they're still far from where I want them to be. I've been looking through The Art and Feel of Making it Real and Passion for Life over the past few days and both books are filled with beautiful drawings. The style is different but both artists have graceful, flowing lines that I have yet to achieve. I'll get there one day...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winnie The Pooh

I cannot wait to see this movie, its going to be adorable! I really hope it does well! =D

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Breaktime Sketch

I just spent the past four or so hours OCing with my friend. We took a brake so she could go do something. I drew this while waiting for her to come back. Lol, it was inspired by the story/content of our OC session. It ended up being over three pages long but we finally finished a full story. =D

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

On Vacation

Hey guys,
I'm currently between projects and am on vacation. That means I finally have time to draw!!!! =D Yay! I'd like to go to the zoo tomorrow after I help a friend with an animation test. Here are some drawings that I did today and yesterday in the meantime. It feels great to put pen to paper again!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Apartment Sketch

*Gasp!* I actually drew something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol, I'm really looking forward to having more time again so I can continue to draw.

Tangled wrap party pics will be posted in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tangled Update

Hey guys,
The Tangled wrap party is this Saturday!!!! I cant wait to see everyone again and to watch the finished film. The shots in the trailer looked gorgeous! I hope all of the crew is doing well and my fellows who were let go have found work. John Wong was awesome and grabbed a Tangled poster for me and his equally awesome girlfriend Jess gave it to me the other day. I've gotten it framed and just need a chance to hang it up. =D

Hopefully this is the first of many framed posters to come. I plan on getting one for every show I've worked on and lining them up along one of the walls.

I also found out that Claudio posted the video that he made of all of us a few months ago. All of those guys have a special place in my heart. I loved being at Disney and working with them and hope to do so again one of these days.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Rat King work in progress

Hey guys,
I'm still alive. Sorry for not posting very often. We're in super crunch time on Yogi and will be starting 12 hour days tomorrow. I will be taking a two week break once I roll of off the show though and plan on working on some 2d animation during my vacation.

In the meantime, here's a look at a wip drawing that I started this evening. I'm hoping to get some feedback on the composition. Lol, the idea was inspired by an image of a rat king that my friend sent me in combination with listening to epic music by Two Steps From Hell. The concept is that the rat king draws in rats (against their will) by the tail to make itself larger/more powerful. I wanted to show this process somewhat from one of the victims pov. I'm not sure how I feel about the super foreground rats in brownish yellow. They weren't in my original thumbnail and I'm not sure if I like them being there. I added them since I didn't have any plans for all of the negative space above the seething rat bodies horizon line, lol. Any comments and crits are highly encouraged to help make the composition stronger.

Thanks a bunch! =D

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Prep and Landing Elf Launcher Animation

Hey guys,
I got my dvd from Disney with my trainee work on it and figured it would be ok to post two of my assignments that have nothing to do with Tangled. The first one is a cycle that I did for the Prep and Landing Elf Launcher game. It should still be up on the show's website under stocking stuffers if anyone wants to play it. This was my first time working with actual directors (Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermer) and I was really excited when the mentors announced what we would be doing. This is also my first official piece of production work. =D

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Life Drawings

I was able to make it to life drawing today! It felt great to draw again, but man am I rusty. >_<

New Tangled Trailers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys,
It looks like they've released two new Tangled trailers! I seriously cannot wait for this movie! It looks gorgeous and the animation is unbelievable! It was such an honor to be a part of the Tangled crew and to work on such a wonderful film. Everyone at Disney is super talented and it shows. I hope everyone who's had a hand in Tangled is proud of what they've all accomplished.

I really hope this film does well and I'm eagerly awaiting what's next from Disney. =D

Monday, September 06, 2010

Character Development

Hey guys,
I'm working on developing the leader of DaeDae's gang for use with my friend's Pompfiction characters. He's supposed to be misleadingly old and frail, but that isn't coming across in this drawing. I also want all the members (except for LaQuandae) to sport dreadlocks. Something about the dreads will determine the rank within the gang. I haven't decided if its the length, decorations, coloring or some combination of the two.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scene Kid

My friend and I were laughing at scene kids yesterday and thought it would be fun to draw our characters as such. Here's my contribution to the madness. All of my colors are washed out for some reason though and I dont know why. =(

Off topic, I saw Scott Pilgrim last night and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go see it!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Life Drawings

Hey guys,
I went to my first model session at Rhythm&Hues on Wed. I was pleasantly surprised to see Karl Gnass as the instructor. I knew he taught at Disney and Dreamworks but he apparently teaches at R&H as well. That's quite awesome as he's a great teacher and an amazing draftsman. Here are some of my drawings from this week's session.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What's This?

It looks like I have an IMDB page! =D


Sunday, August 08, 2010

Sketch Dump

Sketch dump of drawings done during today's zoo trip and my visit to the Norton Simon museum a few days ago.