Friday, December 24, 2010

Drunk Focus Group


Merry Christmas everyone!

Here's a comic I came up with while talking about the movie human centipede. I honestly believe that some movies only get made because of events like this. I should have worked more on creating a really bad movie title and featuring it more.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ambulance Driver


I'm trying to become pretty regular about making comics, even though there was a long pause before this one. I like the style their developing but I feel like their still pretty sloppy. I'm a rather impatient artist. I think that's why I take to animation so well. Even though it takes a long time to finish a whole work, I move from drawing to drawing much quicker.

This comic is about an Ambulance driver who takes the time to deliver a PSA.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More zoo drawings




Well it seems that I'll never get tired of going to the zoo for a good draw. Which is good because now I get into the zoo fo free! This time I tried drawing some animals I wouldn't usually draw, like the Alligator pile. There also labeled in case you don't know what a cow looks like.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Suicidal Friend


This one goes out to my friend Kyle, who thankfully pestered me into drawing up this comic from 100 miles away. I hope you enjoy this comic of a severely awkward moment.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Characters


Here are some character designs I'm working on for another story I'm piecing together. It takes place in sort of a bronze to Iron age society in a mythical world. I hastily slapped the characters over a map I made of the world a while ago. These would only be a few of the main characters. I might post more of this type of thing later if the idea keeps evolving.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Animation Roughs

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I can't believe I haven't posted these yet. I've been sitting on them for months I thought I had posted them already. Here are the first round of rough pencil tests and early animation on the new cartoon that I am working on.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

That's Better


There I actually finished something!!!!

P.s.

Kyle I swear I'll do the other comic soon.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Winston The Perverted Dog


An idea for a funny comic I actually made good on.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dale Hollow


I spent the Week end on a house boat on a lake, in Tennessee. It was pretty cool. The area was pretty nice. I climbed up a hill in the woods and painted this sketch of what I saw.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Random sketches



I know I haven't posted any new art in a while, so to help fill the space, here are some assorted sketches.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Are Video Games Art?

I read a blog posting the other day about how person X thought that video games are absolutely not art. That made me want to do a post about how that is stupid. I'm going to keep this brief since I don't feel like there's a lot I need to say to make this point.

If this can be art.


Then this can be art.

Done.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Really haven't been posting enough


I admit it, I've been slacking... I've done a few interesting things in the last week. I went to Hinckly Ohio to watch a reproduction of a 1940's style radio production. Well I guess it really wasn't a reproduction, since it was actually recorded with the intention of being aired on the radio. The played super old pop songs, it was actually a lot of fun. The man who puts it on "Larry Kass" also has an extremely impressive collection of art. He had a large number of paintings by Barbara Sargent who is most famous for creating the Strawberry Shortcake character. Turns out she's also an amazing oil painter.

I went to the CCAD senior thesis show today. I was mightily impressed with most of the work. Honestly this might be one of the most talented grades I've seen. There were definitely some very talented people in my grade, but this group seems more consistently good, like everyone is operating on a level that much closer together. They seem like a pretty tight group that might have something to do with it. I don't remember my grade being so tight.... or maybe I was just an outsider, who knows?

Any way that's about it.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Next Animation

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Hello fellows, I haven't posted in about a month and that's kind of messed up. Well here is the storyboard for the next animation in the pipeline. This ones a bit of a bigger production than previous ones. There are all ready three of us working on it, and we are always looking for more help. Needless to say no money is involved.... unless we win some sort of prize money but that's way down the road.

Most of the dialogue is finished. Many of the shots are not final. Especially in the beginning when the scientists are talking. Much of that is probably going to change. The ending is a little open ended at this point. I've all ready heard a few suggestions on how that could be different... or better. I'm thinking about adding a scene after the credits that might add a bit more closure.

Any suggestions and comments are welcome!
please tell me what you think.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Some weird ones



Here are some weird drawings. Very A-typical of what I usually mindlessly churn out.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I feel really lame whenever I post but don't include an image. So I hope this makes up for the last one. This is a concept sketch for an idea me and some friends are working on. It's about a boy who travels from island to island in a world like earth that isn't earth. Also there's a war going on and some people are turning into lizards because of radiation. There's a lot more to it than that but I think we are saving a lot of that information for later when we can put together a more cohesive presentation.
I did the color with copic markers. I like them very much but they're not so good once you get out into big fields of color, like the sky. Then it's hard to hide the strokes.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Apologize for nothing!!

Last night I saw Cracker play at the basement. For those of you who may not know Crackers lead signer is David Lowery, who also the lead singer Camper Van Beethoven. Any way I had the opportunity to talk to him, and by that I mean that I broke all the rules and drunkenly walked right back stage and shook his hand and introduced myself. Nothing really came of it, but I don't know what would of really? Either way I talked to him more after the show, and by that I mean he sort of gave me the brush off, but his wife/girlfriend (not sure) said that she loved the video and showed her kids in the Czech republic. (I was kind of confused about them being Europe maybe I heard wrong and they were someone else's kids)

Anyway that's pretty cool, knowing that people as far as the Czech Republic have seen my video. You know that actually reminds me of when I was at the LA film festival. I popped back in on the last day to try and find somebody but instead an Italian guy recognized me and told me that he really liked the Lassie video, and we both agreed that Space girls was really bad. It was trust me. Or trust this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSQ__QObLqs

Any way my point is that I think Europeans have good taste in animation.

Any way back on the note of apologizing for nothing in my last post I made mention that the Seal animation wasn't as funny as I hoped it would be. Well I take it all back. At the time when I said that I had only showed it to people who already knew what was going to to happen. Since then I have shown it to a lot more people, and people who have had no prior exposer to the idea, and their reactions have been more than satisfactory.

I APOLOGIZE FOR NO THING!!!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

At Long Last, Completion!


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So, I finally finished the seal animation. Maybe it isn't that funny. Maybe it is needlessly violent, but you know what? I came up with this idea at a party it was really, really, funny then, and I promised myself that I would turn it into an animation one day. That day was yesterday!

Any way I think the animation turned out really smooth and that's what matters the most anyways. I'm just glad to be finished. Finally I can start thinking about what comes next.

...Oh right well I guess it's not totally done. I still need to tweak some of the volume levels, and if I could get Kon to do the live action intro that would blow my mind. I don't think he will though he didn't seem to into the idea. Oh well maybe there is someone else who could do it...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Moving Along!

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Some things I like.

I really like Radiohead. I'm listening to OK Computer right now for the first time in a long time. I remember when I was first listening to this album it was when I was in high School reading the Martian Chronicles. That was a book I really liked. Something about how spacey Radiohead is must of made all the crazy, weird, aliens, space houses, and Bee-Guns in that book not only seem plausible but seem awesome. I've only read that book once. Maybe I should read it again.

I've only read a few books twice. I know that The Thing's They Carried is one. Huckleberry Finn Is another one. I'll tell you what, I took a lot more out of that book the second time. Also it was a lot funnier than I remember.

This is my old men impression.

Home Sick Subterranean Alien is such an amazing song!

Sorry it just came on. I'm trying to be as stream of consciousness as possible.
That song has one of the coolest keyboard parts I've ever heard. Just the whole over all feel of that song is groovy. I feel that I am constantly in a search for music that can match how chilled out that song is. Serge does a pretty good job. I really like that Bob Dylan song that they use in The Lebowski. The Man In Me. That's a super chill song.

Air does a good job of keeping it cool, but... sometimes they just get a little bit too chill. Plus their too obvious about it.

Oh! I should post a link to this incredible Air music video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysk_dQ39ctE

The first time I saw this it blew my mind.
I should be fair Air can be pretty awesome.

Ok I'm sorry it's time to wrap this up, I've gone on far too long. Enjoy the animation above.
It's a Seal.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Lamest thing I have ever heard

I was driving in my car through some severe winter traffic. The classic rock station I was listening to just finished playing Slow Ride when the DJ came on and said this...

"I hope you all are enjoying your slow ride. With weather like this there is no reason to be in a Rush."

He then proceeded to play a Rush song. I then proceeded to barf.