Monday, December 14, 2009

Dance Blocking

Hey Everyone! Here is a new animation that I've been working on. This is the blocking stage. I haven't touched the face yet, but only plan to do a little with it. The song is from Janet Jackson. Comments and suggestions are very much appreciated. Thanks :)


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Weekly Theme: Narnia

This weeks theme was all about Narnia. Here is my quick sketch of Aslan and Lucy :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Demo Reel

my new demo reel :) all the rigs were provide by Animation Mentor or highend3d. I hope you all enjoy it .


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Thursday, October 29, 2009

IF: Fast

Thanks to my buddy Justin, I discovered a new weekly theme site, Illustration Friday.

Here is my quick sketch.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Puppy V Robot

Here is a quadruped animation that i just started working on, in blocking so far.


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekly Theme: Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Hey Everyone. Here is my quick sketch of the weekly theme. It's a turnip Mobile! First time ever using prisma's and i think it shows.lol

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 Dialog animations

Here are two dialogs that i had been working on. I fixed them up a little bit and these are the final versions (before i render them out) The first one is See Em Fly. The second is kitchen conflict. This weekend, i plan on shoting reference for another dialog shot and a quadruped shot.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TrenchMaker's Stew

Finally got it done. Here is my entry for the double evil contest. Don't let their cuteness fool you. they are pure evil.















The character in the cage is Kulla. She belongs to Trenchmaker.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekly Theme: Baby Mythical Gods

Quick sketch of baby Apollo and his first guitar.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kitchen Conflict

Here is the animation that I have been working on. This is the first polishing pass on it. It's for the 11 second club. So I have a few more days left to work on it. At the end, the tomato is suppose to burst, so that is why she reacts the way she does. :)


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Play!?

Hey Everyone!
Lately I've been working on a few things. I just finished up a logo design for a company (but I'm not sure when I'll be able to share that), an animation ( that is going into its first polishing pass and should hopefully be done in a week or so) and this digital painting of my little giraffes from my Tubbles collection. I'm still debating on the background but here is the painting so far.
















I have several more paintings planned out with different Tubble characters. and I'm trying to come up with an idea for a competition on Deviant art to win a children's book from one of my favorite artists. The theme is double evil. So I'm hoping to be posting a lot more in the next couple of weeks. :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We've got Something! redo

Here is a newer version on We've got something. I redid the first part to something a little more interesting. I still need to do a final polish pass on it and really get in there. but this is the progress so far :)


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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Weekly Theme: Indiana Jones

This weeks theme was Indian Jones, so i took my little bull, Moohinder and had him go on a grand adventure of finding the crystal skull. And that made him sleepy :)


Monday, August 31, 2009

We've Got Something!

Hello Everyone!
this last week. I've been working on this dialog clip for the 11second club. The premise is that Elves are working in the shop and stumble across something but cant figure out if its what they think it is. :)


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Weekly Theme: Monsters!!!

Hey Everyone. This weeks theme is monsters and I did my interpretation of the mythical creature called Abassy, the demon with iron teeth, as a kid! So im not even sure if this counts as a monster.:)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Birthday Crash!

Meet Moohinder. He is a lovable little bull that really likes cake. He is a part of a collection of characters that I call Tubbles.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

cute chocolate eating monster

Hey Everyone. Here is a little digital painting I've been working on. The original line art was done by my friend Kymm Mckelvy. and can be seen here . She asked me to color one of her piece and I choose this one because of its over adorableness. I wanted to make it fluffy and almost childbook like. I was influenced by children's art for this one. Here is cute chocolate eating monster :) Done in photoshop, I couldnt even tell you how many hours. and I'm terrible with backgrounds, I never know what to do, so the background is pretty generic.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Yoga

Lately I've been doing blocking for a new body mechanics test that I named Yoga. So far I have the first body pass blocked in. Im hoping with in the next week, I can start on the facial past and the next pass of the body. Here is my first rough pass :)


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and I was also working on my latest diaolg piece, See Em Fly. Its almost there. Here is the piece so far :)


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Monday, August 3, 2009

AnimationMentor Show Case 2009!

So I was super excited to wake up this morning and find out that I (and a few of my friends) made it into the AM Student Reel! This is totally amazing and I am super thankful to be a part of it. My shot is like the second one in!

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and im also super excited to find out that my animation was used as a wide banner ad on CGSociety! :) http://www.cgsociety.org/ and on bobby becks blog!















Thank you everyone for all your awesome support!! I really appreciate it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Weekly Theme: The Zodiac

This weeks theme is The Zodiac and I drew Aries. I'm a virgo but I thought it would be funner to draw a Ram :) This is just a really quick sketch.



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Weekly Theme: Zombie Pet

Hello everyone. Here is my weekly theme drawing. Zombie pet!! I call him Zombiechilla. :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Weekly Theme: The Dragon

I've missed drawing a few of the themes this time around but decided this to give it a try. This weeks theme was The Dragon. I've never drawn a dragon before but here is my little guy. he's all sad. I'm not sure why. :)

An Animationmentor Weekend

I just got back on monday from San Francisco where I did a whole bunch of AM events and had a blast. I got to meet a whole bunch of awesome people and got to hang out with them the whole weekend, exploring San Fran. We all got together for tours of the AM headquarters, then headed over to the job fair (which was awesome) and then passed out from all the exploring and walking around. :) The next 2 days we had graduation, the after party and the BBQ. and i have a nice little sunburn to remind me of the bbq :) Over all great experience and i cant wait for the next one!















me and corinne at AM headquaters














Bobby, Carlos and shawn at the graduation!














The 2 graduating classes at the BBQ!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

See em Fly

Hey Everyone,
here is an animation that ive been working on. Im hoping to do the polishing stages, when i get back from my trip to San Francisco for the AM graduation. Here is "See em Fly" so far. Comments are appreciated. thanks everyone :)


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Friday, June 19, 2009

1 Minute Gesture Drawings

Here are some quick one minute gesture drawings that i did. I really wanted to start gesture drawing again because i havent done it in forever.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

AM Progress Reel

Hey Everyone,
this is my last week at AM and i cant believe it. I'm totally excited and at the same time a little sad. I'm going to miss everyone, they were all incredible and supportive, it was like a big extended family. So a the end I finished probably about 60% of my short film. which isnt to bad, thats 10% more than I planned to have done so im super excited about that. Here is my progress reel for the time that I was at AM. My short film is at the end. Thanks everyone!!!!!


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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Forbes

So this is super exciting. Bobby Beck did an interview for forbes.com that was all about animationmentor and there is a one second shot of my short being critiqued on it! mine is around 1:40. My buddy Jose Antonio De La Fuente Perez also has a clip on there (0:58).

http://video.forbes.com/fvn/entrepreneur/animator-turned-entrepreneur

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rough pass on first half of film

Hey Everyone,
its been a few weeks but ive been working on trying to polish up some of the shots in the first half of my film. Still have some minor tweaks to go but overall I'm getting much happier with it and cant wait to be done. So heres the first half of the film with my video reference.


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Sunday, May 31, 2009

1st Rough pass

Hey Everyone! last week I finished up the first polish pass of my short (well about half of it). 2 more weeks left to work on these few shots and then hopefully i'll be all done with 30 seconds of it.

here is the first polish pass.


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I also saw UP today. It was awesome. If you havent seen it yet, what are you waiting for :) have an awesome week everyone!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

ist third: first rough pass

Finally moving onto spining some of the shots :) i worked on all but shot 030. but shot 020 was such a pain in my butt.lol. here is the 1st third of my short in my first polish pass. plus some reference


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Weekly Theme: Comic Book Hero

This week the theme was comic book hero, so i decided to take my panda character and pose him into iron man.

Iron Panda


Friday, May 15, 2009

the duckling

Here is a painting i was working on a while ago of a duckling reading a book. It a work in progress :)

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ice in Blocking plus

Hey everyone!

here is my short as of now. my main focus has been on shots 020,040,050,060,080,100,125 and 140 and have had a little amount of time to work on a couple of other shots. First polish pass here I come :)


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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Stuffed Animal

This is progress on a weekly theme. The theme was the stuffed animal. I decided to take a try and color it in photoshop. this is the first pass at it,from sketch to what it is now. and a close up of some of the detail.Im hoping to get more time to start the body and do a polishing pass on him. but i wanted to share the progress! Its a little more on the darker side. not usually the thing i do. :)











Monday, April 20, 2009

Ice Blocked!

Here is Ice in it entirety blocked out. I was playing around with different methods of achieving blocking. so some look more done than others but they are all about the same, blocking wise. :)


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Weekly Theme: Can We Keep It!

Hello everyone. here is my little creature for the can we keep it weekly theme. I drew out a little creature while i was waiting for my blocking to export.


















And here is just another picture I was drawing while waiting for an export. Its a platypus !!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

2/3 Blocking

Hey everyone,. here is the 2/3 blocked out. the gray is shots i havent touched and thats why the characters outfits and posing looks different. Hopefully ill be able to work on those parts soon :)

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Weekly Theme: The Odd Creature in the Egg

Not to odd. but here is my sketch for the creature in the egg :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

1/3 blocking

Hey everyone!! This week was focused on working on the first third of my short. Ive been working on putting the updated characters in and adding some more blocking :)


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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Final Layout

Hey Everyone,
Here is the final layout of Ice before I move into blocking. This has been fun and I'm really excited about animating it. but now its time for a little break :)


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Sunday, March 8, 2009

2/3 Layout

2/3 of the layout for Ice in 3d.


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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weekly Theme: The Witch

I started to draw this for the witch and when I was done, i realized it was very Lilo looking :)


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Weekly Theme: Bionic Creature

Bionic Puppy


Weekly Theme: The 9-5 Sea Creature

Octo_mart worker.
















This was a really quick sketch I did in about 10 minutes. Not my best one.. :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ice!

Over the past couple of weeks, weve had to come up with stories for our short films. The two that it came down to for me was one story about a father and son called ICE. and the other was a story of a little girl who creates an Origami world out of her imagination. I decided that for this short, I'm going to go with ICE. But Origami will be my next short. I feel that there is a lot to learn from the ICE story and I can take what I learn from it and apply it to future animations, like Origami.Here is the story of ICE.

A father and son are about to go onto the ice. The son is over excited and goes running onto the ice, even though the dad symbols to him to wait. The kid goes on the ice and bam.. Falls.. so he tries to get up but keeps stumbling over himself and falls. So he becomes so frustrated he throws himself down on to the ice and pouts. The dad skates over to him to try and pick him up and the kid refuses and just becomes dead weight. The dad is upset and doesn’t know what to do. But then he gets an idea. So he purposely looses his balance and falls on his butt. Makes pretend that he just got hurt (the kid chuckles for a second), then the dad gets up, brushes himself off and it like “ta da, I got back up” So he starts to do a little skating move and he actually does fall, right on his back. The dad is staring up at the sky and then we see the son waddling his way over to the dad. Now, the kid is helping the dad up. It ends with the two of them skating (well the kids more waddling and trying to keep balance).


Weekly Theme: Harry Potter




Weekly Theme: A Deadly Sin

you never want to take a cupcake from a Panda!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hello Class 5

Break time is all over and we are back! Pre Production is now in session. I am completely excited about starting pre production and coming up with a short film. So far I have 2 ideas so I have a few more to thing of to really get going. My first story is about an imagination of a little girl and how she lets it run wild in an origami paper world. The second idea is set on ice and has a lesson of patience and keep trying. So I'm hoping to narrow down a third idea and nail down the first two ideas.

I've started the weekly themed drawing again this term and our first weeks theme was baby mythical creatures. I chose a Angha (Persian). AN Angha is a hybrid of a lion, dog and a peacock.

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Progress reel Class 4