Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Here is a blue pencil sketch and then a painted version of one of my Transformers. I used the airbrush tool in Adobe Photoshop for the color. I like to use blue col-erase pencils to sketch. The Transformer is Alternators Silverstreak.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Last night I attended an ASIFA Hollywood event hosted by animation historian Jerry Beck. A lot of old and very rare non-Disney shorts were shown from studios like Fleisher, MGM, Terrrytoons, Walter Lantz and many others. Usually when people ask me why I’m going into animation I tell them that it's because I love to draw and I want to make kids happy. But last night I realized another reason. I grew up watching reruns of Looney Toons, Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Heckle & Jeckle and many other classics. I also watched a lot of new (at the time) shows like Transformers, Thundercats, Smurfs, He-Man, Voltron and many others. These cartoons along with all of the great Disney stuff is what truly inspired me to go into animation.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
I recently finished a class at the Animation Academy in Burbank, California and one of the things that I did was a redesign of Cheetara from the 80's TV show Thundercats. I love 80's action cartoons like Thundercats, Transformers, He-Man and Voltron.