Monday, December 31, 2007

I found this picture online and I like it.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

more shots

Saturday, December 29, 2007

a shot I did today

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

more backgrounds and elements

Sunday, December 9, 2007

this time of year is too busy.

here's a cat:

Sunday, December 2, 2007

I ended up spending the better part of my day (and much longer than I wanted) going through and organizing files from my sophomore film, "Bigfoot's Eulogy." Looking back at the storyboards, it's pretty fantastic/depressing how far I've come in two years.

The only thing worth showing is this short alternate death scene for Bill the Bigfoot. Maybe it's only funny to me because I forgot about it.

Probably the most noble way a bigfoot could die. In the end I opted for the freak shampoo testing accident (off screen).

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


this one's a little bright. But exploring how the characters fit in their environments.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

maybe something like this:

but with a texture cycle going over the entire chicken. Paper or fabric. I'm still testing.

I want to make it the final product really big, too. Either 720p or 1080i.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

some backgrounds I painted for chicken cowboy. they scanned a little hot, so I might desaturate them a bit when I get some characters in here. More of a sepia feel? Anyhow, I'm trying to paint them as small as possible for texture and stuff. We'll see.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Some drawings for a title sequence for Liz Toonkel's short Fashion Kills! A little strange, but it's fun doing somethig different.

It's that time of year when there are millions of things to do. You'll start to see more coffee stains on all my work. See above.

Monday, November 12, 2007

some stills from a few animation tests. I'm thinking about just lining the facial features now (rather than the entire figure), but boiling those features continuously. The choice ultimately will have a lot to do with how the BGs and color directions go, but I'm open to whatever works best for the film.

mario galaxy looks cooool.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

another cow dude.
more designs

the outlaw.

Does anyone remember these things from the 80s called bow bites? They were little plastic faces that clipped onto your shoe laces. As I recall they came in many different shapes. I had "animal" ones from the muppets. I'll try and find them at thanksgiving. I would like to bring the fad back.

Friday, November 9, 2007

more designs

This guy blows things up. There should be a designated explosives specialist in any gang of worth, in my opinion.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

trying to push the designs.

here's benny two point oh.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

chicken cowboy. here's the look direction it's going in, for better or worse.

the colors look very different depending on the monitor. Does anyone know the best way to calibrate a monitor? Or what to calibrate it to? Or how?

Monday, November 5, 2007

metal figures from the Greek Ministry of Tourism.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Don't worry, "chicken Cowboy" won't be in 3d. But I made this poor sap for stand in and pre visualization purposes on some of the more complicated shots. So he doesn't need to be too beautiful or move with the grace of an olympic ice skater.

I'd like to make a more complicated rig later for some animation tests. Making this guy has been more fun than I thought it would be.

Shark Suit won 2nd place in Collegiate Animation at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Int'l Film Festival. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Here's an update on Shark Suit: the Musical.

Shark Suit will be playing at the Big Apple Film Festival here in New York on Nov 17th. If you haven't seen it yet, here's a great chance to see Shark Suit on the big screen. It's in a block of cool films at 12:00pm on Saturday, Nov 17th at Tribeca Cinemas. The webiste is The films are also listed at

Shark Suit also won Best Animated Film at the Bluegrass Indepent Film Festival. Thanks!

Finally, here's some concept art from about a year ago. Time flies.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

more color and background tests.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

widescreen is fun.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

color test for chicken cowboy

Thursday, October 18, 2007

a design for a paddle boat I've been thinking about for a long time. Sitting on the boat's lips, you propel the large fiberglass thing by pedals in the nasal cavity. I saw a sculpture something like this that gave me the idea. I have a picture of it somewhere. But it was not a paddle boat.

I'm still not sure how you would steer. Maybe by grabbing a mustache. But I would sort of like to have separate his and her models, so a mustache is out. Either way, good for fishing and catching turtles in nets.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

some dogs in the park

and some portrait stuff

Sunday, October 14, 2007

At harvard they have this program--you can check out works of art for a semester and hang them in your room. My girlfriend got this josef albers print for her wall:

Needless to say, I'm jealous. But someday I'll make my own series of color theory prints. Maybe by the name of, "homage to the squid."

They've got a similar program at oberlin, where my sister rented a renoir sketch for a few months at a reasonable charge of $5. NYU needs to up its game in the artwork rental department.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bobo loves his toaster.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I can never get through a philosophy class without drawing at least one picture of prof block.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

some life drawing
one minute

one minute

twenty minutes