Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New painting done by me!

I have been very busy lately, with getting married, getting a job and moving there doesn't seem like there would be much time for art...but there is! Here is the latest commission I did. It is 5x7 and done in cel-vinyl, oh yeah it is based on a tufted titmouse.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

UC DAVIS Life drawing club

I have been taking part in this new Life Drawing Club up at UC Davis. The members are cool, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the models are nude. What more could one ask for. I'll be honest with everyone. I think it has been something like three solid years since I did any life drawing. I know I know. But now that I have started up again man it feels great. I didn't know I had missed it so much.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!
Some of you may hate this but i get such a kick out of it!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

shot #06

Here is another character that I've been working on. He shows up in shot #06. He doesn't do much but I had a heck of a time getting all those shell colors to animate. I think there is a level of detail when it comes to animated characters that may be just too much. Lesson learned. On to the next shot.

Much of the inspiration for the animation style came from a cycle test of a turtle walking I did awhile ago. It worked, so I decided to up the complexity of the characters. The original can still be seen on YouTube.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Revised Color Comp

I realized that the giant looked too much like a giant kid and not enough like a monster. So I changed his design a bit but still kept him goofy looking.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Twohead Show and Tell

Here's a Photoshop color comp for a new painting. I want to come up with a story about a kid who brings a two headed monster to show and tell, hopefully this gives me some inspiration.

Also, the "Cereal Killers" book was recently mentioned on Newsweek's blog and on I can't wait to see the finished book.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Shot #23

I'm still hard at work but I though I might post a little something that I was working on today. This is a Grasshopper that makes an appearance in shot 23 of my film. I got the idea for having him in my film one day I was out location scouting. I found a beer bottle on the side of the road that was full of these dead grasshoppers.

The bottle was probably thrown from a car and landed in the grass. Since it was the desert I think they all must have gotten trapped inside looking for something to drink. I thought it was interesting so I poured out a pile of exoskeletons and took a picture.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Blazin' Radials

Here's my contribution to the upcoming "Cereal Killers" art book, a collection of monster themed breakfast cereal art. The book will feature work by some amazing artists including Lou Romano, Bill Wray, and Craig McCracken. It'll be out by the end of the year, check out some more of the artwork at the Cereal Killers Blog.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Metalocalypse DVD

Check it out.....the show Dik and Mike have been working on for the last year and a half has finally come out on dvd. There are a whole bunch of extras including the animated guitar tutorial Mike did. A must have for any serious dvd collectors library.