September 09, 2014

"Animator Paper Doll" for CTN Expo

I've been MIA lately because there are a couple things going on in my life that have just taken over.  I haven't had much time to do anything but work, but I had to meet this deadline tonight for the CTN Expo sketchbook project.  Here is my submission!    

August 30, 2014

Upcoming Penny Serenade Shows

Made a little sketch for the upcoming Penny Serenade shows.

August 28, 2014

DragonCon This Weekend!

Excited for DragonCon 2014!  "Monkey Rag" will be screening on Saturday at 11:30 am in Animation Block 2, and I'll be part of a panel discussion called "Animation Mastery" at 1pm.  Come on out and say hi!

August 18, 2014

Lauren Bacall Sketch

It's a little late for a warm-up sketch, but I wanted to sketch a little anyway.  Lauren Bacall's image is something you can't forget- very sultry, very mysterious, and very strong.  She's worth studying- I need to put her on my list.  I just wish it didn't take her death for me to reacquaint myself with her movies.  And I wish people would just stop dying- at least for a few days...

August 17, 2014

UPA Doc: Herb Klynn

Another model sheet done for #TheBoingHeardRoundTheWorld

August 12, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

I'm normally not affected much by celebrity deaths, even if its a celebrity I like.  But Robin Williams's sudden passing really shook me.  He is probably the first actor I ever became aware of as a child, and I always loved him.  That he is a comic genius has been said, and it is true, but there was also something so real and endearing about him.  No matter what he did or was movie he was in, his appeal never faded.  The idea that this man who brought so much laughter into the world could have been suffering so much is unbearable to me.  So I had to ruminate on him for a little bit today.  Here's to all the Happy Thoughts that Robin Williams gave to us all.       

August 11, 2014

Louise Loves Art Book Trailer

Hooray!  Last month I worked on a really neat project: a trailer for a delightful children's book called "Louise Loves Art", by Kelly Light.  I really loved the style of the characters (they have a very animated appeal), and did my best to stick to the original inking and coloring techniques Kelly used in the book.  Reality checks kept me from doing full animation, but I'm still pretty happy with how it turned out.  (In case anyone is interested, I animated on paper first, then inked and colored in Photoshop, then composited in After Effects.)

"Louise Loves Art" was also featured in USA Today, and author Kelly Light has some wonderful things to say about the genesis of the story and characters and the important of art in children's' lives.  Its a marvelous book and it deserves to be a hit.  I'm so happy to have been a part of it!  

August 01, 2014

Sketch Dailies: BamBam

Haven't done a SketchDaily in a while.  So... BAMBAM!

July 31, 2014

Daily Crapbook: Frankie

This an assignment I've been looking forward to but unable to find time for, until now!  This isn't strictly on point, but I want to play around a bit before I really get my hands dirty.

GirlsDrawinGirls: Cowgirl

For the last couple weeks or so, I've been a bit of a recluse.  Haven't been feeling one hundred percent, and had a big job into which I needed to funnel any scraps of energy I could scavenge.  But I need to get back into drawing every day, a GDG is always good for a bit of inspiration.

July 11, 2014

Sketch Dailies: Tank Girl


UPA Doc: Ted Parmalee and Bob McIntosh

Phew!  Its been been weeks but finally got around to finishing these two characters for the UPA doc "The Boing Heard Round The World."