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Nov 30, 2010

More Caricature Day!!

Here are some more pics from Caricature Day in my life drawing class.  I will continue to post more from that fabulous day!

Nov 29, 2010

Lovely Wig

Life drawing in Steve Brown's class a couple weeks ago.  I love that class:

Flower Sack #2 - Discovers Life

Here is the second flower sack assignment we had.  I might throw in a background if I have time.  This clip is sequenced like Star Wars - this clip actually shows the moment the flower sack was given Life.

Flower Sack Link

Nov 28, 2010

Caricature Day!!!!

Thanks to Jonny Gomez, who is one of the life drawing teachers at Cal Arts, I got to do a caricature day!  His class that day was all about caricaturing the model, whom were made up of all the students in the class.  It was so much fun.  It was such a great release from all the stress we have been under.
The caricatures I did were all done on 18"x24" paper with charcoal/pastel, as if I were just drawing the figure.  I have never done caricatures that size before or with charcoal, it was really great.  Plus, I haven't done any caricatures for a while, so it was all fresh.  After working at Disneyland doing caricatures for so long it was easy to get stuck in formulas.  And I have been learning so much about design and drawing, it really made a difference.  It was so nice to just do crazy caricatures without worrying about the product.

Here are some of the 1st caricatures I did from the beginning of the class, there are more to come:

(Thanks Tom Law!)

(Thanks Nick!)

(Thanks Eusom!)

(Thanks Sangeun!)                                      (Thanks Hyojin!)

          (thanks Benjamin!)

Nov 26, 2010


Here is the work from my last weeks assignment for color and design.  We were asked to tell a story through 2 pictures and restricted pallets..  The first one is black and white, with a little red.  The second is using blue and orange.   I decided to use the story from my film that I will be doing this year.  In case you haven't seen it at all, here is a link to my most recent animatic:
  I will be taking out the brothers/bullies however.

Nov 23, 2010

Self Portraits

These are from my series of self portraits that I painted for an assignment last week for my color and design class with Brooke Keesling.  I have done so many art school and fine art self portraits, and I wanted to do something different.  I didn't look in the mirror for any of these, and I decided to expose my awkward feelings.

Represents feeling crazy and dirty in public:

Those times I am caught laughing and looking goofy:

The awkwardness of Disneyland portraits: 
(I have worked for over 6 years as a portrait and caricature artist at Disneyland)

When I feel pitiful and ashamed; when I feel like giving up:

If I where a super hero:

Nov 16, 2010

Flower Sack - The Ditch

Hi guys.  Here is a video of my flower sack animation.  I really enjoyed doing this animation.  Flower sacks have great weight - it makes it easier to animate.  The assignment was to have a flower sack jump, or attempt to jump, over a ditch.

Nov 14, 2010

Silhouette Cut-Out

Here is the silhouette project I did for my color & design class.  We each had 5 sheets of paper to put together and cut a silhouette out of, meanwhile telling a story.  I told the story of my search for love and happiness, which I ended up finding when I had my son.  The figure was taken from drawings I did in the past representing my struggle to find happiness.

Nov 12, 2010

Randal as a Human

Here is this week's assignment from Rik Maki's character design class.  We were asked to make a human version of Randal, from Monsters, Inc., as well as a sidekick for him.  I have some stuff that still needs to be put up - a silhouette cutting, some cool life drawings, and some animated clips.  I'll get them up this weekend.  Meanwhile I am working on some work in all of my 9 classes.  I don't really know how to show my CG work since it's done in Maya - its difficult enough for me figuring out how to start a new project!  
Well, take care, and here ya' go:


Sidekick, Bob:

 More Randal:

Nov 9, 2010

"Happy Cherries" aka "Chunks" Animatic Take II

Sorry it's been a moment since my last post.  I have been working really hard on my animatic.  It is my 2nd and 2nd to last pass on my animatic.  I changed the story a bit from the first pass.  I am showing it in class tonight.  I was up until 5:30 am this morning.  And, of course, Raiden decided to wake up at 6 am!  So glad it's ready to show in class now, though there is no sound yet.  Let me know what you think, feedback of all sorts is very much appreciated!

Nov 3, 2010

Halloween Night!

It was so much fun taking Raiden on his first Halloween - I just had to share these photos.  We went to our home town and trick-or-treated at his Baba's house.  

Examining the collection:

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