Category Archives: Illustration

F-HEAD ROBASTRONAUT

fhead robot

A robot doodle for a CD my mom is giving out when she goes to hang out with her old graduate school buddies in a couple weeks. (She went to grad school for photography, and I just watched Pacific Rim.)

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Hyper Exclusive Variant Cover #3

Also- my mom and I were messing around with some computer parts and an figurine she has, taking part in one of my favorite passtimes: making small stuff look big-

astronut

 

This house has the coolest shit.

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Style Frames and Character Design

palm rocket3

Working on some style frames before I tart production. The final product probably won’t turn out exactly like this. But this kind of stuff is important because after 6 months of animation, after I’ve lost my mind, I’ll be able to remember some of my intentions.

I think i’m going to spend a lot more time on the clouds for the final product- like my old marker drawings. Here are some color variations and another frame:

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billandbeetle upshot

Some thumbnailing in the sketchbook:

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Sketches for a scene that I’m adding before the title card:

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Now, for my own benefit, I’m going to write down what’s coming next:

Tonight I make my detailed production schedule. Tomorrow I do animation tests to figure out my production process and shading technique. Maybe do some marker cloud studies. If I do all of that before 5, I may have time to work on a gif to submit to loopdeloop.

Lastly- good ol’ Andrew is going to fabricate his puppets for his thesis. Here are some clean-ups I did of some of his puppet designs:

EPSON MFP imagesasquatch_2

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DESIGNING BILL

turn aroundI’m already about week behind- which is a bad sign- but I have time. I HAVE TIME. This is a turn around I did for Bill- but it’s a little stiff. I’m not actually that interested in staying on model. I want to make stuff rubbery and gestural as I see fit.

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Some color experiments:

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laidback

Developing the engine:

lazarus

Style frames to come!

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THESIS STAMP

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I don’t know why but I love stamps. I also love animating. I love stamps and animating. So for the past two years I’ve had this fantasy of designing a stamp that I could use to identify stacks of animation paper, folders of relevant material, contracts, ALL the clerical shit. Something about stamps makes clerical shit seem romantic. Anyway- for my thesis I’ve gone and done it:

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I was gonna carve the stamp myself out of this linoleum kit my mom bought me a couple years back- but I’m pretty bad at carving- and I wanted a stamp that I didn’t have to roll with ink. When I decided to PAY for the stamp to be made- I thought I’d push the limits and add some real thin line-work in there.
It arrived today and I’m super pleased with the results. A cool stamp and a badass laser-etched? wooden block background to help me identify it.
Now I actually have to make my thesis so I can stamp it.

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DOODLES AND FREELANCE

Mandrill
idol head

Mignola has seeped into my subconscious. Here are some doodles that are a result of that infection. And below is an update on some of the freelance animation I’m doing:

Now I’m going to take another stab at boarding my thesis.

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