Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween!

For Halloween I'd like to share with you a clay skeleton I have been building at The Drawing Workshop. Before starting this skeleton I have already built all the bones in the human body hollow, and out of tiny clay balls. The purpose of this is to improve my drawing skills and helping me see more three-dimensionaly. I can get more into explaining this method in another post some other day. But for now, here's where I am at in the skeleton.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

low budget animation

Here's a low budget music video/advertisement everyone in studio worked on about a month ago. I animated the two main characters from the 2:28 minute mark to the end. It's very low budget animation, but it works well and serves it's purpose. I really wish I would have had the opportunity to really dive into the animation a bit more. But more and more clients these past few years are slashing budgets both in and out of the studio. This was the first spot I have animated directly in Toon Boom Harmony using "puppets". No Flash! Toon Boom has it's advantages, but it's also way more technical and highly involved.

So, that's an example of low budget animation. I should post some other animation samples soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunday Figure Drawing

Here are some figure drawings from this past Sunday.
They were too large for a scanner, so this was the best I could do with my camera.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This drawing was done in Photoshop, with my Wacom tablet, based off a statue I saw at the museum yesterday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Rest in peace, Madge

Our ever so sweet, tiny tonkinese cat, Madge, was put to sleep this morning. Madge was by far the sweetest, most loving cat I ever knew. We only had her for a brief two years, but I am blessed for every minute of it. She was always sitting on our laps or trying to lick and nuzzle our faces. At night, she would curl up next to me and often try to use my head as a pillow. She had such a wonderful personality and really made an impression on everyone she met. I will always miss you, Madge! xox

Sunday, October 02, 2011

figure drawing

For current students last night at The Drawing Workshop, there was a bittersweet memorial for Margaret which included some figure drawing. What a lovely tribute to her life. She is greatly missed.

I added more shading to these two drawings in Photoshop. These were drawn on newsprint.

On a side note, I feel VERY rusty with figure drawing and am planning on going at least once a month. (haven't done it in about 4 months) I hope to post my progress here.