Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Job!

So I've been busy!

I recently took a job with Timegate Studios in Sugar Land, TX!

Right now we are working on Aliens: Colonial Marines

More updates soon...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Demo Reel 2011

So here's my last demo reel post for 2011..

I'm currently working on some new shots to flesh out my reel a little more for 2012!
Enjoy, and I'll see you in the new year!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Update: Dialogue Test

So now I have the first 3 shots of my test finished. They still could use some tweaking, but I'll move on for now, until I get some feedback.

Friday, September 30, 2011


Andreas Dejas has been posting a LOT of art at his new blog. Mostly it consists of Classic Disney works. He recently posted Marc Davis' Tinkerbell designs. It's great to see original art like this, with the construction lines still visible. You can learn a lot about how a character is constructed by looking beneath the surface and breaking it down to it's core shapes.
Here's my attempt at Tinkerbell based off one of Marc's drawings... she is NOT easy to draw... I had fun with this little exercise!

Baby Dragon

Just a quick drawing to loosen up, get used to the cintiq and get my brain back into a drawing mode!
I need to keep it up!
He still needs a little work, I like his concept and I'll probably re-design him at some point, but for now he exists!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Polished Dialogue Test (Scene1)

Okay, so I've fixed the animation based on some notes I got from friends and fellow animators!
I'm calling this one done and heading off to the next shot in the sequence!
Here's a test render...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Polished Dialogue Test (Scene1)

So I'm finally getting around to polishing up an old 2 Character Dialogue Test.
I've pretty much thrown out the original performance of the 2nd character and in the process of reworking her acting. But I always liked what I had done with the first character so I've gone in and polished up the first shot of the test.
I'm moving on to the harder task of re-animating the next 3 shots!!!
Here's scene 1:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


So my New Year's Resolution was to do one sketch a day and one illustration a week, and then post it here to catalog everything!
Needless to say I am failing miserably!
While I have been sketching (ALMOST) everyday, I haven't been posting anything at all! I'm going to try and get better at that!

So for now, here is a drawing I did of Ariel. I found some great advice from this blog: Rads How To on how to get better at drawing by breaking down a shot from classic Disney films.

I decided to tackle this pose of Ariel since I always seem to have difficulty drawing subtle things!
Here's the process I used!

First I broke down the pose to its basic elements.

Then I added the more to the form with sharper lines.

Added in her hair.

Did some light tone to give a little more form.

And then I just darkened the empty space around her just to make it pop a little. Although there are some proportional issues I'm fairly happy with the end result!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hotdog progress...

Here's the progress on my hotdog sculpture!

I started refining the blocked out shapes of the bun lips and eyes.
I made couple of eyeballs and baked them. I'll put place those inside the eye sockets toninght and start blocking in the eyebrows. Maybe I'll start adding the feet as well. I need to secure the sculpture to the wood base. I'm finding that the more I handle it the more I ruin the work I just did!!!

It's coming along, but VERY slowly... I'm learning a whole lot about being patient and sticking things through! I always want immediate results, and this is a good way to try and diminish that expectation!

More soon!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sculpture Adventure!

So I've decided to try my hand at sculpting! I haven't done any sculptures since I was in High School and I can't really say that what I was doing back then was done very well! I was a little more into drawing in those days! So I took one of the characters we've created over at SpeakeasyFX and decided to make a maquette of him! I've basically taken a look at the techniques of some other "full time" scluptors to use as my guideline! I have no idea what I'm doing, but it's a learning experience!!!

After posing him out I start to frame out the armature. This will be the main "skeleton" to build up the clay on. I traced the center line of the character and bent wire to fit. The wire extends beyond the feet so that they can be attached to a wooden base later.
I then wrap the multiple sections of wire together with some smaller wire...
Note: I'm slightly worried that his arms are so thin that they won't be able to hold up his hand straight out, like I had originally posed out. I've played around with a couple alternative hand poses and decided to just place his hand on his hip. I may revisit this original pose later, but for now I'm taking the easier road. Since this is my first foray into this medium I don't want to get too crazy...YET! Here's the new pose.
Here is the armature fully fastened together with wire. I have also drilled two small holes in the wood base and placed the wires

I used plumbers putty to bond the weaker parts (Shoulders, Hips and Hand on Axe) of the armature together. I then begin to wrap the entire skeleton up using aluminum foil wrap. This will bulk out the entire sculpture so I use less Sculpey, and also so it will bake a little more evenly. This is the most tedious part so far, just slowly wrapping and gluing small strips of aluminum. Also the Sculpey will have something to cling to as it's applied to the skeleton, I also started to wrap the arms and legs, since they are so thin, in smaller wire for the same reason

So after getting everything bulked up I started to place the Sculpey. I mixed soft and firm Sculpey together (which took forever by hand... now I know why people use pasta mixers!) Now I've got most of the basic form mapped out, but still very rough...

More to come soon....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Swordfish!

Latest sketch done for the Speakeasy FX Sketch group!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hotdog 'n' Hamburger

So over at SpeakeasyFX we are creating short films starring our latest creations - Hotdog and Hamburger! This has been an absolutely amazing project to work on. Overall (so far) this has been a completely collaborative effort with everyone related to the studio having a say in every aspect of the film-making process from the initial concept, to design, story, animation, editing, music, sound FX... you name it, we have a voice in it. It has really lett us sharpen our skills in all areas of film making, or just in parts that we as individuals want to take the time to focus on.

Here are the first two episodes we have finished, Episode 3 should be out shortly!
Hopefully you all have as much fun watching these episodes as we all did creating them!

Episode 1 - Meat Scoop

Episode 2 - Lunch Break

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bill the Butcher

Yet another sketch for Swordfish...

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Swordfish stuff!

Here's some of the latest sketches I've done for the SpeakeasyFX Sketchclub!
Check out what everyone else is doing over there @ SWORDFISH

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


So I recently took a trip to Walt Disney World with the ENTIRE family! YIKES! I managed to sneak away for half a day to the Animal Kingdom and do some quick gesture drawings of some of the animals they have on site. Animals are tough subjects tho, they just DON'T want to sit still! But I guess it's a good thing since I need to get quicker at my sketches!

Here's what I did! There's still definitely room for some improvement here, but that's what it's all about right!?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Willow Tree

This is a little painting I did for Cori... she loves willow trees!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Here's what I did for the Swordfish Blog this week!

Monday, April 5, 2010


So the gang over at SpeakeasyFX have now started a weekly drawing blog. We thought it would be cool to have a theme every week and everyone could do a drawing within that theme! We've got some EXTREMELY talented artists at the studio, so I feel like I'm going to have to keep my skills sharpened to keep up with some of them!

Here's a preview of what I did this week. Click the image to see all of last weeks contributions!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I've always had the urge to make an animated music video for the song Esther by Phish...
Maybe if I post designs I'll actually work up the nerve to actually do it. It's a fairly big undertaking but still one of my little life dreams!
Just a really quick sketch...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Work!

So like I said... I wanted to start using this blog for posting my artwork, and I'm finally starting to! I made a new years resolution to do at least 1 sketch a day and write 1 new song a week for 2010. So far I am 3 sketches behind, but have 4 more days to write a song! I'll try and post my new music on here as soon as I figure out how! Instead of typing this I should be drawing my three sketches... off to work!

I recently took a trip out to Columbus Ohio to visit (at the time) a special lady friend of mine... and now my girlfriend Cori.
We pretty much spent most of the weekend driving around with her singing along to the radio and me just quietly listening!
I didn't take many photos that weekend, actually almost none at all, but this pretty much sums up the experience I had!

Thanks to my good friend Cesar Tafoya for all his feedback and support as I stumble my way back into the world of Photoshop!

More to come soon!

PS: Comments and Crits are extremley welcome!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Been a while!

So I'm finally back at the studio!
Currently between projects so there's plenty of down time!
Here's a clip from the segment for Sesame that we at SpeakeasyFX just finished up!

I'm going to make a concerted effort to keep this updated with my artwork as much as I can. I should have a nice little drawing up by the middle of next week!
Until then...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Literal Music Videos


Love Is a Battlefield

I Would Do Anything For Love

Head Over Heels

Take On Me