Monday, April 24, 2006

Ink & Color

I've been tired of just working in blue & red pencil so I've been experimenting with other mediums. I took some of my old sketches and used a prismacolor marker to ink the lines and Prismacolor pencils to add color.

Book Recomendation: Bruce Timm

This book is very inspirational and informative. Its mostly a big Q&A where he talks about starting out and going back and forth between studio and K-Mart jobs at first and how eventually landed a full time job at Warner Bros. Its also goes into detail on the creation of Batman the animated series, Superman and Justice League. A very good read. This book can be found at select comic book stores and is part of the Modern Masters Series.

Baby Beaver & Bee

I like this except for the fact that the hair on the underside and the legs make things to busy. I might try it again with the hair on top.

Friday, April 21, 2006


I was drawing the first beaver and noticed a cool inverted triangle shape in the tail, so I decided to tweak the body shape into more of a regular triangle for a repeated theme. While I was making the changes I was watching the third Harry potter movie during the execution scene and I was thinking how cool the executioners axe looked so I created an executioner beaver.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Recently I have noticed that I haven't really done animals in awhile and that I’m getting tired of working in just blue and red animation pencil. I’m also trying to really branch out into different styles. I started out just doing a more realistic sketch of a Rhino to get the basic shapes and proportions. I later found out that my one year old Nathan practiced his artistic skills on it, although it kind of looks like Savanna grass. The second one is a more boxy and structured. The third one is more curvy and stylized; finally the last one is an anamorphic rhino warrior.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My toy collection

If you were to visit an animators desk at any studio, one thing that you would notice there would be the large amount of toys that they have displayed. This is a portion of my collection. I usually rotate between my Star Wars figures and my Transformers from time to time. Currently I have my Generation 1 Transformers from my childhood.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fairy Expresions

Besides the turnaround and the action poses a studio will usually have you show the character in various close-up expressions.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Book Recomendation

These are two books that I have been reading in order to increase my skills and abilities. I would say that these are the best books that you can pick up if you want to learn Character Design for animation or even just to draw in general

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Heres some more pictures of Ben and Nathan at home and at Disneyland. Ben and I both love the revamp of the old Swiss Family Robinson treehouse to the Tarzan Treehouse.