Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Graphically Cool Music Video

The video was animated created in collaboration with WIZZ studios in France. 
The studio's website below

The blog:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

JLA Saves the Day Animation

I saw this a few months ago in my local Target and I haven't forgotten how well done this animated commercial was using very line mileage heavy characters in a realistic style.

The commercial was boarded by industry veteran artists, including talented veteran comic book artist, Norm Bryfogle:

The animation was created by Golden Wolf Animation studios, based in London, UK.

It's rare these days to see commercial animation of this quality. So when you come across it, savor it. :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Z List

So a buddy at my current studio and I have started playing a little game to challenge each other artistically, keep us sharp, and have some fun between drawing snails for animation. The premise of the game is to randomly pick from a huge database of comic book characters a character that begins with the letter of the week and draw a quick sketch of said character. This past week was the letter E.
Below is my submission. Can you guess the name of the character?

Sidebar: The post title comes from the nickname that another co-worker has given this little contest of ours for it's propensity to pick the most obscure comic book characters that no one remembers or has heard of.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Little Stubby Pencil Sketch

On the eve of the anniversary of the last time I posted on my blog, last month on the 20th, I thought I'd mark this occasion to post a quick sketch I was able to dash off during storyboard production.
Color added much much later after my board was finished ;).
Until next month;)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Morning Sketchy

Each morning I commute into Hollywood to work on the Turbo tv series and I see some pretty interestingly sketchy characters. This week I saw a character devoted to his craft and I had to devote myself to my craft and sketch him out as soon as I got to my desk.

I tried to remember as much as possible by taking a mental "snapshot" and then go over all the details, describing the scene to myself repeatedly, until I could commit the memory photo to paper. In this case, digital canvas. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Rolling onto Turbo FAST

Sadly my time on Monsters Vs. Aliens at Nickelodeon has come to an end. I enjoyed working with the incredibly talented crew on that show and being a part of Nickelodeon for a season.
I am glad to announce that I am joining the team at Titmouse Animation Studios to board on the new TURBO F.A.S.T series.

You can check out the latest trailer for the actual Dreamworks feature film here:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

So you've waited 4 long years for it and now it's finally here! ;)
What's been keeping me away from sharing love here for what feels like 8 months?? Storyboarding episodes of this brand new series for Nickelodeon.

You can catch the first full two part Monsters Vs. Aliens episode here:

I work along side the talented crew that boarded and created this first episode that was being finished up (preproduction) when I joined the team. The link above is to the introductory episode with more monsterous epic battles and funny business in following episodes.

It's been quite a ride and learning experience working with some really talented, funny, and great artists/fellow humans ;)

Since the show premiered following the Kids Choice Awards on Nick, Ben Balistreri posted some designs which he did for the series on his blog.
Exciting stuff to be inspired by here: