Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Update..?

I'm the worst blog keeper!

So Lately I've been doing a lot of vinyl toy customs... here are a few!


This guy with the box was for a trade with a bunch of artists over on the Kidrobot forums. It was a lot of fun! I got a very cool custom out of it.








These last two are sketches from last night for a large-ish painting I'm doing for a batman contest at my local comic shop :D these are super rough and mostly for reference. 




So, there are a lot of cool things that I am doing for work that I can't post... :<  but we instituted a sketch a week thing at work.. so maybe I'll actually start updating regularly! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Drawrrrings


Drawing for my brother Nick's birthday :)

Ape themed sketch Tuesday at Moonbot Studios! 
Drawn for http://www.centerforgreatapes.org/ They are a pretty great place, check them out. 


And a terrible Ariel for http://terribleariel.tumblr.com/

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thesis!!

So we have finally released our senior thesis film online! :D
I co-created this film with fellow Ringling students Lindsey St. Pierre and Ashley Graham.
:)



The film was created around the concept of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It's a holiday that is often misunderstood in American culture. The holiday is about celebrating the lives of lost love ones, instead of mourning them. Which happens to be the message our little Nina needs to learn :)

From preproduction and storyboards to final rendering, the film took a little less than a year and a half to create. We used Autodesk Maya, Pixar's Renderman, Nuke, and Photoshop, mainly. 

Our wonderful musical score was created by Corey Wallace, and our great sound effects by Mauricio D'Orey. 
We were only able to hire such talented professionals because of the wonderful contributions made to our Kickstarter fund. So thank you everyone who helped!!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Things things things!

I've been pretty busy as of late! I've been working on small freelance projects, and also trying to learn new programs! I also recently decided that I really enjoyed the scripting/TD type work I did at Ringling, and that in order to be able to better peruse that area properly I need a computer science degree! So, I'm going to start working on that!(Not to say that I am not still looking for work; I plan to pursue this degree no matter where my career takes me. Yay for night classes!) 

Here are a few things I've worked on recently.


A birthday dillo for Lindsey :D





So, this is an unfinished project I was working on for a local Catholic school/church. The project ended up being scrapped so I never really finished  They wanted to see what I had done, for compensation purposes, so I did a quick slap together composite. The flowers and shrubs are paint effects. I modeled everything else, and lit it in Mental Ray(first time using it!) 

Ideally, I would have liked to do a lot more work on this. The textures were never finished(Uhg, don't look at that slapped on stone ground!) and also there were still some modeling things to be done and lighting.. and compositing. Haha, I was rushing to finish those benches the night before. I had grand plans of making them more fancy. Oh well, it was good practice!

The project was to create a walkway to the front of the school and have a seating area featuring the old bell that used to hang in the bell tower. So you can see the pic of the bell that I used for reference, and a second pic to match the stone and brick that is in the back of the building.