Friday, December 07, 2012

Night at the Museum - Breakdown Pass

Things have been busy busy the last few weeks. I've taken up learning CGI Animation @ Santa Monica College in their Academy for Entertainment and Technology. The teaching there has been fantastic, easing any inhibitions of not being able to learn or continuing to self-educate about Maya. There's been a strong emphasis on storytelling that simplifies your projects and the clarity in instruction lets you hit the ground running.

I'm taking ET24 - 3D Fundamentals with Chris Fria. It's a pretty fast paced week it's modeling polygons/nurbs, the next animation, and finally culminating nicely into rendering while coming to the ends of our final projects.

Here's a sample of the textures that are going into be assigned to the characters. More to come!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Golden Banana - 01

In a jungle, around one obscure location, in a time predictably set for treasure hunting, a quest will unfold!
Here are a few images of a new project I've been working on at Santa Monica College. Hoping to have an Animatic by the end of the semester. Must keep working with my nose to the grindstone!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Doodles!

Micron Pens and faded Copic Markers for the environments. Looking back, I should have bought a new marker for an even tone. The Buff Ninja drawing done on Photoshop with a 7 pt. brush.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More Applejack Sketches

Exploring around the closed-off world that this talented band begins in.
Eventually they'll hit the road, starting at fun joints to make ends meet.
First spending countless hours hanging out and making loud music, mixed in with food trips.

Monday, July 30, 2012

It's all about the Dark Knight!

Over the weekend, I went to see Medieval Times + Batman Rises for my friend's birthday. The first sketch came about because our yellow knight was wickedly awesome, but got destroyed by a cheap knight on a horse. There were no other knights as wolverine-like a fighter as he was, so alas we were sorta rooting for the bad guys... The bottom one is fun doodle! Two kid bickering, because of a out of control rocket.

Monday, July 16, 2012

35th and 36th Sketchcrawl

July 14th was the 36th Worldwide Sketchcrawl, and the LA Sketchcrawl group decided to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I didn't make it out there, but managed to sketch a bit from a coffee shop in Burbank. Some of their artwork (and fun experience) is posted:

 3 months prior was the 35th Sketchcrawl. I did a few sketches (above) at the Glendale Brand Library.

 Pages from the good ole Sketchbook!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Applejacks - Desert Stampede

(Click to ENLARGE, much better in high resolution)

Done originally as what should have lead up to a portfolio piece, but had left it alone for months. Mostly because it was really busy with many dark lines, and equal lighting. It sort of looked a little dull! Played with the color overlay to get an atmospheric vibe with the canyon walls and giving a shade in the front helped out the composition. Really glad I came back to this and finished it!

As far as the story of the Applejack's goes...they eventually leave their RC hometown in a fixed up shaggin wagon. Their poor sense of direction leads them into a misadventure, involving rounding up a herd of cattle (farm in a desert), who in turn, stampede them through desert canyons. Their make shift escape plane begins to fall apart upon take off. Mag (the machine) flings himself to hold the wing together. They redirect the stampede back home through flight!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

AppleJacks - Hangout

Two band-mates hanging out in the park, only one of them is like a battery.
Played around with some screening affects in Photoshop. 
Definitely like the hipster retro photo effects.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sketchies - 02

Fresh doodles drawn during lunch and breaks while at work. Colored and stuff on Photoshop!
Have been reading Trigun and a little of bit Assassin's Creed, so the ideas are filtering in here.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Very Deadly Trap!

Mouse likes to nom-nom
Nom-nomming leads to trap
Trap leads to death
Mouse will nom-nom no more :(

Tis a sad Mouse

Monday, January 23, 2012

Link! Skyward Sword

Death from above!

I've been playing Skyward Sword over the last few weeks. The game is like visual candy, there's a lot of neat textures and patterns throughout. I could walk around Faron Woods and stare at the ancient trees or the symbols on the temple walls for a long time while my heart meter drops to 0. Also, fighting like a crazed monkey seems to work out better than pretending to be a calculating samurai.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Happy New Years 2012!?!

Happy 2012 Everyone! Year of the Dragon! My main resolution is to draw/paint something everyday + continue work on Applejacks. I'm hoping to have a few sketchbooks by the years end and not stressing out after Thanksgiving dinner.