Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I've been busy, I swear!

It's been a long time since the last post, and thats purely because my last semester was so, so busy with homework and projects, and I can finally post all about it!

First a bunch of recent sketches, I fell in love with Cintiqs recently. 





I also have a brand new reel!

And for the past 7+ monthes, myself and 100+ other students in my major have been working on a short film! It's called The Blue and the Beyond, and its probably the biggest film my major has produced, in scope and in complexity. I served as lead animator and cleanup artist for the secondary lead character Penelope, and it was such a blast. After all the hard work, the film is almost done! Check out our trailer! 




Saturday, December 20, 2014

BFA

I've just finished up my penultimate semester at SJSU A/I. It's been a busy and hectic but extremely rewarding semester and I've grown as an artist and a person over it's course. Besides doing my BFA work, I spent my time interning at PDI Dreamworks, and it has been amazing. I've learned so much and met so many awesome people. 


I'll update this later with my WIP shot from work.

This is my final BFA shot from this semester, and a culmination of things I've learned. It may not be the most exciting but I'm proud of it. Still have a lot of work to do!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

A box of good or evil

I've started my last/BFA year in SJSU's Animation/Illustraion department! It's already a little nuts. Our first assignment was for all disciplines: we had to design a key that opens the box of good or evil, and what is inside.

For mine, its a western, and evil. A modified strongbox (like the kind a stagecoach would carry bank to bank) that holds the cursed revolver of a murderous outlaw, haunted by his ghost.





Saturday, July 26, 2014

Portrait practice

Forgot to post, some portrait paintings from earlier in the summer before I was driving everywhere. Bottom 3 are master studies.













Monday, July 14, 2014

SummerArts!

I've just gotten back from one of the coolest experiences of my life, SummerArts! I met and got to know a ton of awesome people, learned more about my craft (also that I'm terrible at ultimate frisbee), visited the aquarium, and had a blast!

We spent two weeks creating a character and then animating them in a scene (or in some cases, short films!) The first few days were spent finding a character from acting with masks, and from there, we began to create our characters. Mine ended up being an overzealous movie usher who is waaaaay too into his job.


Some doodles and my modded rig (Malcolm from AnimSchool)

After two weeks, 12 hour days, and critiques from our guest artists Rob Thompson and Ryan Woodward and coordinator Aubry Mintz, I had this (still very much a WIP) animation to show for it!

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I'm super proud of what my classmates and I accomplished in such a short amount of time, and I can't wait to keep working on this piece, I had so much fun learning on it.

Also, Monterrey Bay Aquarium doodles!

So glad I got to have this experience. Thank you guys!






Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

little bit for summertime

After a few glorious weeks of summer hibernation its time to werq



Also, in just a few weeks I'm off to Monterey for CSU Summerarts! I'm stoooooked.