Monday, April 25, 2011

The Sun, It Sang

Dropping in with the latest animation I made for The Least of Creatures' brand new song "The Sun, It Sang"
The song is available for free download at​?e4opul4a8gto8j7


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Crash Landing Pt. 3

The Crash Landing series is my own little personal project designed to pay homage to Amazing Stories/Strange Adventures/old sci-fi periodicals and play with the stereotypical storytelling conventions.
In the third installment, we find our rogue hero on a strange new planet confronted by the creature from Part II. This time, I really wanted to show the entire figure, mostly to just draw the rest of the main character's outfit, with even more inexplicable red rings around the limbs. Luckily, the loft in my apartment let me get the vantage point I wanted when I shot some reference photos with my roommate.I tore through the drawing and inking with the help of a steady diet of Weeds on Netflix Instant and Season 3 of The Venture Bros. And coffee, obviously.
Like all of the buttons and dials in the first Crash Landing piece, I once again wanted the background to almost form a pattern while still remaining extremely detailed.
I'm very excited to move onto parts IV and V to see how the story ends.


Saturday, April 9, 2011


Designing blasters for the next installment of my Crash Landing personal series.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Quick drawing I did of NIN/How to Destroy Angels/Oscar-winning Social Network composer/all-around genius Trent Reznor.
Then a bit of a happy accident that happened fooling around with the blending modes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spectator's Sport

Hey folks,
This piece may look a bit familiar - I posted a couple of small screengrabs from it a while back and briefly considered making it my business card until I opted to use something from my Crash Landing series instead. Anyway, I thought I'd share the process behind this piece. Also, I just really like making gifs of each step.
Let's begin with the background. I did the drawings for in several layers so that it was easier to manipulate and move around. There were separate graphite drawings for the texture of the fur and the spots as well as the shadows underneath the dogs.
I wanted the dogs in the background to be the stereotypically large and athletic breeds to play up the piece's whole mentality of the fat kid on the sidelines. I had fun drawing them and fooling around with the textures and colors.
But that's only half of the drawing...on to the fat French Bulldog in the foreground! I really enjoyed working on this little guy and exaggerating his pudginess, imagining how the kind of owner who ties his dog up outside the dog park would let him get to this point.Photobucket
Again, there were separate layers for the fur texture and spots. I also tried something new by shading a piece of tracing paper and then going in with the eraser to create more distinct highlights and shadows for the ground.
And then BAM! Combine the background and foreground. I'm very pleased with how it came out and how it really allowed me to try out some new and different techniques.
You know what's funny is that I'm totally a cat person (meet Gandalf)

Friday, April 1, 2011


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