Saturday, September 26, 2015

Finished up a MoleSkin Weekend

So this past weekend I drew the last page in a moleskin I started a while ago.
I didn't realize I finished the book when I was in the middle of the drawing at the passport office.
I started thinking about where this little book has traveled and what sketches I have collected in the pages since it started on the journey with me. I picked the Monogram brand sketchbook with ivory paper from an art supply store in Ngee Ann City/ Takashimaya on Orchard Road in Singapore.

The last drawing at the Glendale Post Office/ Passport Office:

One of the first sketches in the moleskin:

 What the sketchbook ended up looking like:

What I think it wishes it looks like;)

I put these up having been inspired to share by an amazingly talented friend, Jamie Vickers, who has been traveling through most of Asia via bicycle for the last year. You can see his amazing travel sketches here: facebook
His incredible animation here:

Friday, September 18, 2015

It's Friday-Man!

(As sung to the tune of the 60's Animated show)
Does what ever a Friday can!
Look out!
It's Friday-Maaaaaaan!
Shaking off the cob webs on my stylus with a little warm up Web-Head doodle now spinning around on the world wide web.

Now, only if there were a way to weave more silky puns into this thread....

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday Morning Cartoon_Retro Modern Anime Mash Up

I remember the days when I used to wake up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons on network television. It was a full half day affair which had me switching stations every half hour to catch the shows I was interested in seeing. Getting up at 630am on a Saturday was no problem, so to ensure breakfast was eaten and no distractions would interrupt the first show at 7am. Thinking back to how it was then, I can't recall how many thousands of cereal, toy, and kids products commercials drove their jingles and bright colors into my cerebral cortex. Now, I hope they've all been forgotten. But my favorite shows haven't been.
Which is why watching this amazing modern animation brought back such retro memories.
(They even included the VHS video tracking feedback/ grain) Nice touch!

If you love the original Transformers, Voltron, ThunderCats, and similar shows from the time, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the above WTL production. 

HD version here on Vimeo:

MORE great stuff here from the creative team!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I have had this conversation with my wife numerous times: She sees me draw a memory sketch on the cintiq and reacts like "meh, no life (in the sketch)". Then she looks at a sketch like the one below done on paper with ink and her reaction is completely positive: "that has some juice". I'm paraphrasing, but I think you might see the point. There is an illusive ingredient that makes or breaks a drawing in Analog or Digital. What do you think? 

Friday, August 21, 2015

EAT Drink Fight!

On a recent lunch outing this week, I took note of a couple behind our table. There seemed to be something that set this woman on an attack. Not sure what was said or done, was too busy talking to my friends. But I just looked up in time to catch her flare up and I took a picture in my mind.
Then worked at home to draw it out.
Feel free to fill in the rest of the statement I over heard: "Don't say that I'm....."

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Kettle Girls

A memory sketch from a month ago during a trip to Manhattan Beach. My first time eating at a place called the Kettle. I just thought it was really interesting that day watching this one girl intently listening to her friend while chewing her lunch. :)
The view was great and the food wasn't too bad either.

Friday, August 14, 2015

5 Second Day- 7month Anniversary

On this day seven months ago, many intrepid animation artists embarked on a mission to make animation history for themselves. They took part in the day known as 5 Second Day! 

Every year, Titmouse Animation studio holds a mini animation festival where every artist is given the opportunity to create their own 5 second film in one day. Is that a crazy amount of work to make in one day, you ask?

You bet your sweet cintiq it is!

However, some really amazing work is made in that short weekend in February! Artists can then see their works grace the screens of the Egyptian theater in Hollywood CA. 

LA Weekly did a write up of the event here:

Below is my entry for 5 Second Day from 2014.
You may have seen it out there on the web or at the Egyptian!