Monday, January 26, 2009

Even at Mt. Seymour...

This is for all the teenage waitresses out there who can't be spared from drunken advances even in sleepy Mt. Seymour. Especially if it looks like their first generation Korean girls, who no doubt are twice as grossed out because in addition to the middle aged marauders being old, balding, tactless and smelly, their also big and hairy....

Trying to enforce fabric folds a bit more in my studies, cause only after overhearing (friend of a friend of a friend) how disappointed Disney was with the last round of applications, it's something I probably skip over or cheat far too often.

Aaand I was hoping to get around to putting poses of this guy up with the stationary sketch, maybe next week. Originally a Pterodactyl, but decided it would be less convoluted to just make him a dragon, so he fits more automatically into the "fantasy" genre. As soon as you add extra arms in addition to the wings, it autmatically says "dragon" as opposed to dinosaur...

Monday, January 19, 2009

William Wantsa Guinea Pig!!

After meeting my cousin's during the holidays, I have vowed to get a Guinea Pig as soon as I've moved into accommodations worthier for one. The basement I currently reside in isn't fit for a plant, never mind an animal.

They make the coooooolest noises!

New Year's resolution?

Get in more life drawing.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Josephine Baker

I was lucky to have something to go to for new years eve; me and some friends went to a vintage burlesque show. Among all the other cools things there, there was this one girl who did a Josephine Baker tribute; which inspired me to research the famous actress. Now I totally a crush on her: "But She's dead" sounds the satirical crowd... I gotta do some animation with her and her infamous banana dance; despite the fact Triplets of Bellville already did it. She's just too cool an actress.

On that note, here's some other cycles I worked on along a bigger animation project that probably won't be presentable for a few weeks still. These are both rather short cycles; the little goat was easy since it was just a faster version of the main goat (the big billy goat gruff's gonna be more demanding). The troll to a while to sort out, I still think it might be too fast, yet I wanted a goofy but nonetheless aggressive run. The fact that a lot of his features are concealed by his bushy body sounds like a blessing, but you then simply struggle to make sure one can figure out what he's doing. I dunno, maybe I didn't pull it off....

Monday, January 05, 2009

X-mas 08

Didn't do much in the way of artwork this christmas holiday, so not too much to show, and like an idiot I forgot to bring my charger for my camera, so only to good photos from home before the damn thing died on me....

Got lots of snow this year, but then who didn't?

PhotobucketCuuuute. Pretty typical X-mas visit on the farm; cats, dogs, hot tub, and lots and lots of food. Paradise. Also, Wall-e got a surprisingly good reception from my family.

One interesting event, the farm was invaded by wild turkeys. Dad hates 'im because they aren't native and the coyotes which frequent our fields (my dad doesn't object because cows are too big for them) aren't quick enough to catch them before they take flight. I guess they dig up the lawn to get grass seeds, and poke holes in the tarp we cover the silage (hay that isn't bundled).

And while I must apologize for another standard-pose lineup, these were some of the only personal designing a managed to force myself into doing on the farm. Their the main characters for a different pitch I wanna send in on the next B-hive (I'm hoping the title might at least great their attention), again, I wanted to design them with flash in mind; so once again super simple shapes and no outlines...

And here's a test I did for an old project I thought I might try and revive. Maybe get some friends interested. Since there's a lot of goat-walking, I thought I might want to dabble with the cycle a bit... Any thoughts?

X-mas 08

Didn't do much in the way of artwork this christmas holiday, so not too much to show, and like an idiot I forgot to bring my charger for my camera, so only to good photos from home before the damn thing died on me....

PhotobucketGot lotsa snow this year, but then who didn't?

PhotobucketI gotta get a cat of my own, They're great. Not that I don't like dogs either...
Fairly typical visit to the farm; hiking with mom and the dog, along with the standard lecture of my negligence to exercise. Same old fueds among the relations, watching t.v. with cats in your lap, homemade party mix and our hottub. Wall-e got a good reception form my family I thought.

One interesting event, our farm's been invaded by wild turkeys; which apparently dig up the lawn to get seeds, and poke holes in the silage cover (hay that hasn't been bundled. Neither our goofy border collie nor the huge number of coyotes in our fields (dad doesn't mind them because cows are to big for them) can catch them before the fly away; which they do with far more grace then you'd expect.