Monday, December 30, 2013

On to 2014

A lot happened in 2013.  Some of it was good, some of it was bad, a good deal of it was sad.  But it's time to go to the future!  Let's see where it leads us.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Happy

I don't have to work until 2 AM anymore!  That means more art things will happen and I can resume looking for a Big Kid Job.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I grabbed a CD from my dresser in a rush to get to work this afternoon, thinking it was a fairly recent one. 

It turned out to be something I had made in high school.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Don't be sad, make a quick loop in a half hour instead!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Young waker of the winds

Personal venting through art is always good, but in this particular case it was a bit too much so I opted to tone it down and use other people's characters.

In September when my video card went out the window, I spent a lot of time replaying The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and the moments between Link and his grandmother were very emotional for me due to the passing of my own grandmother 6 months beforehand.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Trying to get back into the habit of figure drawing regularly.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cogs and clogs

I'm still drifting along on a certain personal project.  Sometimes it's nice to do loose, silly stuff like this to take a break.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Demo demo demo

Have a demo reel, dear blog!  Most notably added is my senior thesis, along with two for-funsies animations I did after graduation.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Doing things for people?

A friend of mine wanted me to design some buttons for her dad's ghost/paranormal group thing he does.  Spooky things are my favorite, even if the way I draw tends to lend itself to cute more than scary.

My parents' church was making some sort of rosary thing, and they gave my parents things to do, so they passed them off to me.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Canvas Curse

Sometimes you just wanna animate someone else's characters for a few seconds, y'know?

I've always really loved the Kirby series of games, given their bright and vivid colors, cute cast of characters, and sometimes surprisingly macabre enemies and bosses.

I'm still alive and kicking, I've just been trying to make some short animations to spice up my demo reel so it's not mostly my thesis before I send it around.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Lately I've been feeling pretty intense nostalgia for Ragnarok Online, an online game my good pal Tristan and I used to play all the time together while we were both growing up.  I have a lot of fond memories playing with him.  And so I've decided to take a page from his book and turn that nostalgia into some art!  I want to make a mini animation, and so I tried simplifying the character designs for my own purposes.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Everything I touch turns to goats...

My friends and I watched Arashi no Yoru ni (One Stormy Night) recently and it was such a cute movie!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Don't quit your day job.

One of my projects from my 3D class.  I made a bird (specifically, a chukar partridge).  It... was certainly a thing.  I have learned my lesson.

Friday, May 17, 2013

So, today was my graduation.  It was definitely a thing!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Goat & Sheep

And that thing I spent all year working on, my thesis animation! There's a lot I could say, but instead I'll let the video itself do the talking.

Monday, May 6, 2013

And now for something slightly different.

Specifically, the drawings from my layout class.  Which I took twice because I liked it that much.

These were from the first time I took the class, back in December 2011.  I'm more happy with the bottom one, especially because I used the excuse of going overboard on those bricks because I had not been feeling well at the time of the drawing.  There's a lot I'd go back and change, but hey!

And these are from this past semester.  A lot simpler this time around because I put almost all my effort into my thesis!  But I mostly went with this to challenge myself, because I normally draw cute things and most of my characters are small children, so I wanted to make an angry old guy.  But my typical things snuck in anyway oopsie.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Towards the finish line

6 days left, gotta make this happen!  I colored 20 scenes, give or take a few, so far today.  I hope to finish coloring all of them tonight, then doing the few ones I have left to line+color, then the few days before are dedicated to backgrounds and composting!

Also my composer sent me the first track, and it's perfect, I'm excited!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Squish squash

One week left.  Can I make it?  Signs point to yes, but I may as well add some tension by uploading this instead of working at the second!

Monday, April 15, 2013

This is the final countdown

Dununu nuuuu dununu nu nuuuu

Ahem.  There's about 2 weeks left before I have to turn in my thesis film.  I'm pretty confident I can make it and not have to compromise quality, but some things still need to be done.  I just put up an ad of sorts for musicians on tumblr, so hopefully I won't have to mess around with stock music!  This is the textless version.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Dangerous and... Not Moving at all, actually.

Still being a bit of a lazy sadsack, so I wanted to at least feign productivity.  So have a comparison thing.  Everything seems to be compacted as I go on.

Hopefully, I'll be resuming film stuff tomorrow.  This was just very much not my week.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Very Gloomy Easter

I haven't done much with film progress this week due to a significant loss within my family, so all I really have to show for now is a silly little piece of vent art, if you could even call it that.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Like jelly

The clean-up oozes slowly forward.  Just 44 more days, will I make it?  It is a mystery, but I sure hope so.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The great countdown to May

Who invited this jerk?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I wound up not being as productive as I would've hoped over Not in Spring Break due to a collection of family things that sprung up, so have this little blob of color instead.  I must admit, I'm a sucker for simplistic cute games that are mostly about customization!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Antsy pantsy

Clearly the answer to not feeling very well is to do a background for my film!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sparkle Sheep

I am a serious animator.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Still working on my thesis and stuff, but I squeeze in time to draw stuff for friends because that's how I roll.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Moving along

Slowly oozing forward with Flash. It seems like everything possible decides to come up once I need to do something...

Monday, January 7, 2013

I'm back from Boston! Not much artwise to show off, but have Fish and TV Head anyway.