Monday, December 04, 2006

i can... DANCE!

The ghost from my film, sproutin' little leggy-dealies. He doesn't sprout them in the film, but i thought it was cool anyway.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006



Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Some ravens...

I've been considering uploading some photos here. Nothing fancy, i just take pictures of some random stuff (mostly my room mates cats) and some of them come out lookin' neat.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Regarding Photoshop Skills

Today my friend Dianna and i challenged eachother to a duel. A photoshop duel, where we must create the Best Picture Ever using photoshop. This was my final product. If anyone would like a tutorial, i can happily provide one.

Aaaand i guess here's something for real, using more manuscript samples, plus a photo of my bed and laptop. She's a digital medium who contacts the spirit world through the internet (get it? get the pun? i found it appropriate.)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

There's a part of me that would love to learn how to illuminate manuscripts. There's a bigger part of me that realizes that the art form is tedious. I suppose that's why i'm an animator.
Plus manuscripting (i don't know the actual word for it, so i made this one up) would have little to no practical application, other than artifact forgery which is good money but weighs too heavily on the soul.
In any case, this is my un-named star of my story this year. i think the manuscript samples i used are the work of the Limbourg Brothers. I just thought they looked neat.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The wierd thing about art school is instead of doodling in the margins of essays you find yourself doodling in the margins of other doodles.
The coelecanth in the corner would be my pirate flag... if i were a pirate.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Pentel makes this brush pen that's impossible to find. My friend Ed knows where to find them and got me one for Hanukkah a few years back. I lost it for about a year, then found it a few months ago. It's a pretty amazing pen. It holds India Ink (i think) and has synthetic bristles that won't fray over time. It's fun to play around with and i need to learn how to use it properly.

Featured below are some attempts to remember how to draw the kanji for "fire". I have failed miserably, my appologies to the culture.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Ride

This is a a tale of my room mates cat Squash. It is only partially true. Whichever part you choose to believe... i'll leave it up to you.

To be continued....?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Some rough boards from my film.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

It occurs to me that something known as Hollow-Ween. I never really know what to be for halloween these days. Back in the day it was easy... Oh, that cute guy in class likes Star Wars? I'm totally going to dress up as Princess Leia! I actually tried it once, it didn't work. My awkward shyness won out in the end. My hair was long enough to make those buns, though! No wigs for me.
Anyway, in the spirit of the season, my room mates Halloween colored cats. Squash is dresses as a Squash!

Also, some dinosaurs...

Here's the same art from my last post, edited into a photo (courtesy of to play around with a visual style that i wanted to try for my film. It worked pretty well, but in the end it would be far too time consuming to do for every shot. Still, here it is for your ... enjoyment.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Look at her. She's got hands. Do YOU have hands?

May be the final design for the main character of my film this year. The film itself doesn't really have much to do with hands. The main characters will have hands, but it doesn't really come up much.

And here's some life drawing! It's art that i can make without thinking about it too much :)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Boob kittens and sketchbooks

One of our cats is a boob sitter and the other is a toe biter. The boob sitter is not really that particular (unfortunately, neither is the toe biter)... he'll sit on laps and stomaches. He's sitting on my lap at the moment. But boobs have been sat upon.

Critical studies classes can be kinda dull at calarts. I've been doing a lot of sketchbook drawing, which is good, but i didn't really have the opportunity to just sit and do it all summer. My sketchbook muscles have atrophied, but there's still some odd residual muscle-memory that's allowing me to keep doodlin'

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Pants and another thing

These drawing were done for the pants alone.

[EDIT] upon reviewing the posted art i don't like the way the scanner washed it all out. So bear that in mind, when you're casually viewing this image ... and probably not passing judgement of any kind.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

On the brink of moving yet again...

Well, i finally got my old scanner hooked up to my old, rusty trusty computer for some art posting! On an art blog! How novel!
Pullin' myself out of a drawing slump that is more like a slouch that slouched it's way out of the chair, onto the floor and into a road-side ditch!
Getting back to some fun basics with animals.
One of the animals may be wearing panties.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Wow! After months of no posting, staring at the same crappy drawings with no actual hint at real artwork, i offer you my thanks for even checking back to read this entry! Sadly, i can't provide you with any actual new art as of yet, but in the meantime you can see my film (along with the rest of the films in the 2006 Producers Show) at this fine webpage! It's in the latter half of the page, so keep ooooooon scrollin'!
Thanks for watching. peace out.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Best n' Brightest!

Well, as speculated, here are some samples of the fine, quality work that more than matches the cosmic standards that only pixar can hold in it's interns.

behold and pray that you can match the levels of raw brilliance.

NOTE: The artwork posted here has nothing whatsoever to do with any current film production at the studio... and the artwork, sadly, is mine.


well, it looks like i'll be in the studio late tonight trying to make significant progress on, if not complete, this latest assignment. perhaps i'll take this late-night excursion as an excuse to use the scanners that i've recently been introduced to.

or perhaps i'll just upload some cat picture i took a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

orange you glad i'm titling with a pun?

Okay, so no art to post because i have no scanner or personal internet, but instead here are some pixar oranges that i ate one morning!

assignments are keeping us busy but once i get my work ethic on track i'll have time to work on some stuff of my own.

Friday, June 09, 2006


A belated b-day present for my mom... a wallpaper for her new laptop!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Today i went to the DMV and for the 4th, and hopefully final time, i was given a valid learners permit.

Friday, June 02, 2006

It's coming for me.

The other night I was sitting on my bed, typing or whatever.
When i saw it.
Out of the corner of my eye, i saw something move.
A bra had partially wiggled itself out from my underwear drawer. It sounds crazy, but i KNOW i saw it move! I'm afraid that in the dead of night it will come for me.

And that will be the end of me.

and here are some owl drawings, just for good measure.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

A belated update as promised!
Some screenshots from my film, as seen in my recently-assembled portfolio.
My laptop is, for whatever damned reason, in the proverbial "shop" yet again, so updates will slow back to a crawl until i move back home for the summer.
in the meantime, distract yourself with this.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

house cleaning

Well i've got my computer back, which means that once i transfer all my art files off of the lab computers there will be posting again!
In the meantime, i deleted the last post... the scans were aweful and needed resizing anyway.

soooo... ya! within the next week... changes are a-comin'.

Producer's show tomorrow... werd.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

God, there's a leak in my room and there's too much goddamn incompetence in maintenance around here to do anything about it, it seems.
So i was too full of calarts-facilities-rage to really sleep last night. Fortunately around 4 am exhaustion beat out rage and i passed out. in any case, between getting up early to go complain to the office and the 4 1/2 hours of sleep i did manage to catch i was too tired to get much good work done today.
I did, however, spend an hour on this instead of making a film :)

and, just for artsy kicks, here it is without the lineart.

You can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish.

Clearly, that's a misconseption...
a page of some sketches, plus a little nay-saying. i don't even really listen to REO Speedwagon, but i'm quite the sucker for the puns, you see ;)

Figured i'd upload some stuff from my film. Just thumbnails and some sketches. It's about a wereseal and a little inuit dude.

And the enchanting ostrich, as promised.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Next week... the dew-eyed Ostrich.

On monday a group of us went to Chinatown (LA) for dim sum. I think it's safe to say that someday court will fall in love with one of the mysterious and elusive dim sum girls.

[EDIT] it seems that i have given Court two right hands... all the better to eat his chicken feet with, i'd say!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


So at calarts we've got a class... Math as Art.
Now i dropped out of math halfway through my junior year of high school. Not that i was bad at it or didn't get it, i just couldn't stand sitting through it. Physics is applied mathematics, and i could take that, but otherwise, it's just numbers. While i've come to realise that numbers and the laws of mathematics are as fascinating as the mysteries of he universe, high school math teachers just don't take the time to show you that.
it would just be wasted on most of the high school crowd anyway.
anyhoo, this class here... after so many art classes and so many bullshit art-related classes a basic pre-calc class is kind of refreshing. i've found myself drawing in class and trying to be sneaky about it, just like old times, only now nobody really cares. i'll have my notebook laid just over my sketchbook so that i can still draw but look like i'm taking notes.
it feels really great :)

afterall, who says math can't be fun?

A couple months old, but for lack of anything better to upload, here are some mermaids.

Kelly knows where the truth is. It's right here. THIS is where the truth is.