Monday, March 29, 2010

See The Dragons

So, I went to see "How To Train Your Dragon" over the weekend, and absolutely loved it. The movie was beautiful. I need to give a special mention to Nicolas Marlet who was the character designer on the project. (Also on Kung Fu Panda, Over The Hedge, Madagascar, Sinbad, Road to ElDorado, Etc.) The guy is a genius. My dream is to one day be half as good.

The story is solid. The animation is great. The modeling team knocked it out of the park. The action scenes are beautiful. It was my three year old's first 3D movie, and he loved it.

Go see this movie please. Support good animation.

Friday, March 26, 2010

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Bot

More robot goodness.

I want to thank everybody for the nice comments. It is so cool to know that people check the blog and pay attention to all of my exploratory work here. You motivate me, and I thank you all!

Have a weekend!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Now We Are Getting Somewhere...

So, there are positives and negatives associated with posting a drawing every morning. One of the biggest draw-backs is the fact that you make a bunch of bad drawings public. For example... over the last few days I have been feeling out a robot design for a possible upcoming project. Those first attempts? Not so good. In fact. looking back... they burn my eyes. However, I do concede that they are an important part of the process. 

Today... I feel like I am getting somewhere. I have whittled away a lot of the icky, and refined some of the shapes. We are getting close, and that makes me happy.

Thanks for hanging in.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Robot Apologizes

This is a fast doodle done sloppily in Photoshop.
There... I said it.
For that, he is sorry.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Pillow Fort

Just imagine that you were eight years old. You built a pillow fort pirate ship... and were able to sail around your imaginary world with your bestest friend Captain Peanut Butter and his crew of imaginary friends. Imagine the things you might see. And imagine if this pillow fort pirate ship had a giant marshmallow cannon. Ha! Can you imagine!?

Monday, March 08, 2010

Scribbly Start

Wow.. what a busy week. I have been working on some truly awesome things here at the day job, and finishing up some freelance character design at home. There is also a nasty cold circulating through my house, but so far I have managed to avoid it. Stay away icky cold! Hopefully this week stays calm and predictable... HA!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Tonic Salesman

This guy started out as a wolf... but now he looks quite "rat-like."
Round two!

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Pigg Brothers

"Do you need something built? Are you looking for the best? Call Pigg Brothers General Construction Company for all of your building needs. We aren't licensed, but we have matching overalls."