Tuesday, December 18, 2007

couple new ds colors doodles

here are a couple more ds doodles...

Thursday, December 06, 2007

mentorlike anim without the Animation Mentor

A couple of the guys at work like Mel and Jamie, have done some tests with the same model as Animation Mentor guys are using. Well not exactly, but it's pretty much the same thing. Anyways, I took the challenge and just did a little test myself. I hope to take on a dialog piece within the next week or so. Anyways, if you have crits, definitely let me know. I want to get better at this anim thing.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jack Sparrow animations

posting some animation finally..Im surprised Ive never really posted much animation on my blog, hence what I do for a living so I thought I'd start sharing a bit more of that...Here are a couple of Jack Sparrow anims that I did for Pirates 2 for the PSP while I was employed at Amaze. These anims are a few yrs old now, and I feel Ive improved a bit since this stuff. Ill try posting something new that Ive done recently in the next couple of days. I've be playing with something on the side that is almost complete...Was a test for myself. Ill post that soon..Anyways, check it out....

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

new toons

just a couple of new doodles done in colors for the nds. This program has sure been a great creative booster for me to just sit down and doodle some new cartoons out with. Anyways...There they are...Hope to keep it up...

Friday, November 16, 2007

last night sketch

drawin before heading to sleepland.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

more ds drawin

less talk more draw

You can go here to see how it was drawn....pretty cool feature of colors...if you scroll down you can see it.

Monday, November 12, 2007

doodlebug ds...my mini wacom on the go.

like my buddy Mel said...my mini wacom....and on the go or whereever i wanna draw i can...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

another colors post

wish I could post this directly from the ds, that would make life even that much sweeter. Here's another one that I did. This program sure is cool.

ds colors!

loving this new homebrew program for the Nintendo DS called Colors by CollectingSmiles.com

Since it seems like Im always playing my ds more than anything nowdays, maybe this will get me doing some doodles with it. It's pretty dang cool...Here's my first just messing around in it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

traffic sucks here!

traffic sucks here!
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what my day home typically looks like. They are building a rail system that doesnt open until spring 2008. Im waiting for the day I can take the train....Until then this is what I look at for about an hr on my workout days.

sorry been busy and just lack of wanting to draw lately. Been animating a bunch though and playing Team Fortress 2 which is an amazing game.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

inkin my drawls

So I picked up one of those cool Pitt inking brush pen's just to see what they are like and even though I cant ink worth an ish, I really like what you can do with them.

Just a couple of random quick sketches.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

wow! long time no blog..well here's some drawins for ya..

Hey folks, lots been happenin in my world. I moved to Utah, but ya'll knew that already, but I also since my last post, bought a new house, been workin my tail off on the next gig for Disney, moving my family down to Utah, done lots of wakeboarding and wakeskating with my sister (got pics too), went down to San Diego for Siggraph 07 and just been chillaxin as the kids would say. I've been without the innernet for a lil bit at home and just recently got it back THANK all that is HOLY. :D My lifeline is back in full effizzle. Want my friends to know I got's nuttin but love for ya all. For now you get some of my sketches from my sketchbook that Ive been honestly trying to do more of. I need to also post some notes about Siggraph which I had a good time at. Also gonna try and do some more posts from my sketchbook as I draw more. Most of these sketches are just that, sketches....On to em!

Also just for fun Ill post my one and only picture from Siggraph...I got to go to a coworker(friend)'s graduation at Siggraph...He graduated from Animation Mentor, and can draw like nobody's bidness....

See, I was excited to hang with Mel and Mel wasnt so excited...haha Look at me everyone Im hangin with Mel Milton...hah Hollywood himself...haha

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

NSD (new sketch daily)

i got inspired by one of the pics on this blog that Bobby Pontillas sent out a while ago. "The Satorialist" which is a fashionista blog...The person running the blog takes some fun pictures...Anyways, here's the sketch...Id like to get way more cartoony, and need to practice making the shapes funner and not just try to copy the picture, and Im just rambling...blah blah...here tis...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

update final

new banner for Around the World on my Vespa! Hope you like it Jihan.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

next stage..color added...

Here's the next stage of where's this is at...It's fairly close to handing it over, but there are still some thing I want to try with it. I know you had a lot of suggestions Jihan, but Im just going with what Ive done so far...Hope that's ok...I might want to add some shading and some highlights to some parts or to all of it...Want to play with it a bit more, but got tired and wanted to sleep instead...hehe

Hope to hand it off to Jihan in the next day or so...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

posting a wip...silly me

So Im posting a work in progress just so I can show that Im keeping to my drawing everyday...Im doing this one for a member of my wife's side of the family. She runs her own blog as well, and Im trying to paint up a new banner for her...This still needs lots of love but if you see something that I could change or have anything to say about it...let me know so I can change it....i know there is no face yet...tons to still do...but Im still trying to get the shapes and stuff to look ok. Gonna keep posting...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

sketch 6_2_07

keepin drawin...trying to make a habit of it now. I threw a bunch of stuff away, but felt this turned out fairly decent out of the bunch. Hope to keep bringin it...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

new sketches

Hey there my peeps who come check out my lil ol bloggie. I finally got out the digital pencil and started on some sketches...mindless stuff really...but at least I practiced a lil bit. I must do it way more often if Im gonna see any results of my slop. :D Im enjoying the new gig a ton, and it is nice being back in Utah. Im getting to visit with my sister a whole bunch which is really great. And you cant beat the desert heat around these parts. I love the sun...and it sure beats the rain that I was so use to in the great state of WA. You wonder why it's so green there....haha Anyways..onto the sketches..I hope to keep drawing, like I always say..but this time Im serious....lol....sure.....

Monday, April 30, 2007

my friends are FREAKIN awesome! THANKS!

Well look at some of these pics...they speak volumes about my friends....Im simply just amazed at the time and effort people took to see me out the door with love. Man...just too freakin cool.

I got surprised at the going away thing at Redhook. My good friends presented me with the box in front of me...And made "me".....Holy crap is that thing cool or what!!!!!!!
It was drawn by Tony Ravo, Sculpted by Law Ruelos, Base by Jason Southwick, and paintjob was by Todd Lovering (Todd doesnt have a website I dont think, but the dude is a kick ass painter) Picture was taken by Moksha

Moksha capturing the moment I opened up...haha So cool! The 10 on the back reflects the yr's I put in at Amaze Entertainment

Here is a picture of the plaque that I was presented at work. This was put together by Pete King, and Tony Ravo

A close up of the sculpt. So cool to actually see in person. So well done. THANKS A TON friends!!!! You guys really made my exit special, and I appreciate the thoughtfulness. It means a whole lot to me.

This pic was taken by Danny Ngan (you can check his flickr page...He's got some shots from the party)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

cats outta the bag, Ive given my 2 weeks

Hey there peeps, some news you can use. Ive given my 2 weeks at my current place of employment "Amaze" which is up this Wednesday the 25th. And starting May 1st, my new place of employment will be............dun dun dun..........drumroll please...........

Fall Line Studio's in Salt Lake City, Utah. Which is a division of The Walt Disney Company. Im so looking forward to getting closer to family again. And to also work for such the media giant known the world over. I will miss my friends and the lovely state of Washington, but this opportunity is too good to pass up, and Im looking forward to working with such talented folks. Here's a little blurb about the new studio...

Built around a core of industry veterans, the studio will focus on small-team, creative projects that leverage the Disney brand in new and innovative ways. Fall Line Studio will operate as a sister studio to Disney Interactive Studios Avalanche Software studio, also in Salt Lake City, giving the company an advantage in reaching the strong pool of creative talent in the region."This studio will be one of our centers of creative excellence and it gives us the ability to fully capitalize on our properties and expand our market share on Nintendo platforms," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager of Buena Vista Games. "Scott Novis brings the perfect mix of team building and relevant business experience to the position of studio head for Fall Line Studio." Scott Novis is the former head of Rainbow Studios in Phoenix.

Everyone that I met down there was so friendly and seemed really positive. Hope we can make some fun games for the masses, and get the Disney Interactive name back on the map respectively!

Hope to keep the art coming, and hope to get better in the process.

Friday, April 20, 2007

boy with ridiculous hat!

Every Friday a bunch of artists from work draw at lunch time. A topic is chosen at 12:00 and you have an hr to pull off the topic. Today our topic was boy with a ridiculous hat. I decided to go with it this time and see what I could do. I had fun with it. It's a bit sloppy, but it was a speedy done in less than a half hr.

Monday, April 02, 2007

geekdom weekend! ECCC

Had a friend take this at the Emerald City Comic Con this past weekend. I always laugh at these guys who dress up, but these guys sure looked cool, and how many chances do you get to pose with Darth Vadar! Heck yeah! haha

Holding in my hand is Sean "Cheeks" Galloway's new sketchbook which is amazing! He sketched out a kickass Superman for me in the book. Sweetness. Dude was super friendly too. Very very humble artist as well which was cool to see.

I also picked up Robin Mitchell's new sketchbook as well. Another one who is smoking awesome as well. I sure wished he would of been there at the con, but was not, due to other plans. Too bad really.

Also finally picked up one of Alberto Ruiz 11x17 big ol sketchbook which is amazing as well. Alberto is one of the nicest dudes too. He just took on a new venture of publishing art books. The two books above are part of his master plan to take over the art book world! haha Give the man your business, he sure deserves it. The books are awesome.

Hope to start posting more work. I got inspired to draw.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

nother old one.

bettie page!

I did this drawing a while back on the drawing board. Posting again just to get something out there. I need to get back in the swing of things...Soon friends....soon!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

3 red rings of DEATH!

My Xbox360 finally kicked the curb...I got the sudden 3 red rings of death. I have to send it into Microsoft down in Texas. Good thing my Xbox is still under warranty, so things will be covered. It still sucks having to send the thing down to Texas. Ill be missing out on my Gears of War playing with friends.

One good thing, I started playing Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess on the WII, so my Xbox wont be missed all that much.

Zelda is pretty awesome so far. Ive played every Legend of Zelda game to date, and this one doesnt look to disappoint at all. It's been very fun so far.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

words I heard today...

I've linked this guy's site before...Trevor Romain....a tribute to his dad http://www.trevorromain.com/blog/archives/2007/01/dont_wait.html

My Dad called me up today and told me he'd recently been to see the doc, and that his heart is failing. This hit me deep today, and I couldn't hold my emotions together very well. Yup, I sobbed like a baby. You never know when a loved one could be taken from you, and I know Ill be crushed when my Dad does eventually pass. So I want my Dad to know how much I love him greatly and what an awesome dude he is! I know he reads my blog, so I love ya Dad! I am probably over-reacting, but dont want to pass on the chance to say so...