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!