Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Atreyu + Artax

the book > the movie

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Luco


The other main character from my book.  Brother of the first.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vaya


Here is a sneak peek of the main character from a book I am working on.

Life Form



Thursday, March 07, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ghost Toast


An oldie.  Done for a ghost themed group gallery at work.

Friday, October 07, 2011





                                                                


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bottles

I was looking through old stuff on my hard drive today and found this doodle that I did awhile back.  There's something about it that I like.

Buddhist Sunset


Roof of Buddhist Temple near my apartment.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

City of Roses

The North Garden. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Calendar

This is a book that my sister Emily wrote and I illustrated for my family.  We gave it to them for Christmas and it was a huge sappy hit.  My parents cried and everything.  Score one for us ^_^.

I had a lot of fun making it.  My family and my childhood mean more to me than I can really say.  This book became a good outlet.  And it's my first complete book!  That alone makes me happy.  I hope to do more in the future!




(Click to the right of the image to turn the page)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Making Christmas

This was my submission for a holiday card contest at the stop-mo studio where I work.  Due to a mixup it didn't actually get entered with the rest, so I thought I'd post it here just for fun.

Since it's a stop motion studio and everything is done in miniature, I thought it would be fun to see how miniature I could get.  Elves making elves.  The smallest one's head is 1 pixel ^_^.

Looking at it again, I'm not sure I pulled off my original intent, but oh well.  Onward and upward.

Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

ROAD TRIP

I'M MOVING TO PORTLAND!!!!! 


...From NY.  So that means that I get to take a road trip across this beautiful country!  I'll be living in the woods for 2 weeks or more starting this Tuesday and I'm so excited!



I'll be looking for work in the Portland area once I get out there but I'm also very game for freelance, so let me know if you hear of anything.

ALSO.  I've updated my portfolio blog.  ----> PORTFOLIO

Go check it out if you get the chance.  I've redone my demo reel as well which you can view there free of charge! ^_^  Feedback is always welcome!

TTFN



P.S.  "The Beast of the Tent" is my brother's imaginary friend from childhood.  I did this painting awhile ago as a christmas present to him.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Dikkers Cartoon Company

Hey all!

I am very excited to say that the cartoon website that I've been animating, designing, storyboarding and background...ing on for a year is now up and running!  I animated all of "Ape Trouble" and half of the other two.  I did all the backgrounds for "Tycoon Tyke" and half of them for the other two.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

---->  DIKKERS CARTOON COMPANY  <----






Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dogs


I went on a sketching scavenger hunt around Manhattan today. Something I plan to do more of.
You should try it!

Here's how: List a bunch of things to collect. Cut them into strips of paper. Put them in a hat. Pick out 10 or so. Then GO!

Some examples of mine:

1. Something burned
2. Something over
3. Something under
4. Something that won't shut up
5. Something trying to be something else

Or whatever you think of. It's fun to hunt them down.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ghost Post


A Post-a-week my arse you say?

Here are 2 to make up for my slack.

Sakura




The Cherries are a bloomin'! And one of the prettiest places in Brooklyn is the Botanic Garden (which I am lucky enough to live right nearby!)

I don't know what I'm doing with colored pencils...but this gave me an excuse to gaze at cherry blossoms. At least I looked like I was being productive.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Razzle-Dazzle


Hello all! I've finally decided to stop being completely lazy and do some things outside of work. This is just a quick sketch colored up in photoshop, but it is hopefully the first of many things to come. I'm going to try to post one a week. Even if it's just quick stuff like this. I need a kick start.

Work is going well. Hopefully next month I'll be able to post a link to the website and you can all see what I've been doing with myself for the last year (besides sleeping and NOT posting on this blog.)

toodles!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Rowing




Once again originally inspired by a song that really sounds nothing like this image. 

I picture the chorus of fishies singing one long chord. Maybe an E minor. :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

want...

"I dreamed you were a cosmonaut
of the space between our chairs
And I was a cartographer
of the tangles in your hair"
-from 'Armchairs' by Andrew Bird
I'm not tired yet, so this comes out. Andrew Bird writes beautiful lyrics and I destroy them with strange pictures.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Daffodils


I got caught in the rain today on the way back from the Met. This is based off a couple I saw in the park while I was running from the downpour. Aww...

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Drawing Day


self portrait with cactus.

Scribbled for drawing day 2009 http://www.drawingday.org/index.php

I bought a cactus at a street fair today and it looks like a little monster. So cute.
I swear I'll draw something other than me next time I post. Two in a row = narcissistic.

Happy Drawing Day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Killers on the F train

I've been spending some quality time with the F train and about the first 5 songs of the latest "Killers" album.

I really like that line from "A Dustland Fairytale"


NY is full of wierdos. It's great!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Italians and Flippy Dippy Dolphins




Here are some character sketches for the film I just finished for work! I'm basically posting semi old stuff b/c I have only been running around these days and not sketching. This is going to continue (the running around part) since I'm traveling most of the month! Whoo! And I'll be starting a new job in Brooklyn begining of next month! NY inspires me with all it's chaos, so I'll take advantage of the hustle and bustle (and long subway commutes) to hopefully get some sketching done ^_^.




Till then! I'm off to Toronto--->North Carolina--->Chicago---->Manhattan! Ciao!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Zoologico

Kittius Biggius:

Bearded Dudeux:

Cutius Fake Pandicus:
Ugly Stick Victems....icus
Pinkies:

Kooks in a row:



Lifedrawingus Modeli

Friday, March 13, 2009

ROBIN HOOD!

Ok....I know I just posted animation yesterday, but I just finished this one too....


video


Or on Youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQuC6x7pSx8


Has anyone seen the BBC series "Robin Hood?" If not, go watch it. I've just finished the 1st season and the 2nd came in the mail yesterday. Whoo! I'll admit, Robin Hood has been my literary crush since I was a kid. He's just so kickass! Robbing the rich and whatnot. le sigh...


This audio is from the show. I was sketching the characters while watching the other day and felt like animating Robin saying something Robin-y. Just some more animation practice. I didn't feel like animating Marian...she's just scribbled in for reference.


I think this quote of his is somewhat appropriate for my life right now. haha


Oodalally!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fattykins in motion!

video


or here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZnxyeWbnRM&feature=channel_page


"The Aliens are attacking the restaurant!"


Something I did today for work. The voice credit goes to my brother Noah. Thanks Nojo! Even though the sound quality is pretty crappy. I pitched it down a bit so he sounded fatter....


All this sitting at a computer hour after hour is getting to me. I'm becoming more round by the minute. I gotta move dangflabbit!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Fun with Fatties


This kid is from a very short "film" thingy I'm doing for work. I'm probably going to go with something more like the ones on the top. He has, like 2 lines. Hopefully some animation will be up soon, either from work or my own projects. CHEERS! ^_^

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Hazel Expressions

Roughing out some expressions and trying to get a handle on this old woman that I'm currently storyboarding into existance. They still need work. Crit?

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Boardies

Here are some panels from a couple of short storyboards I just did. Fun stuff ^_^ I gotta keep working on my boarding abilitieeees. "Just keep swimming swimming swimming....."

Maybe I'll be able to post the whole things some time soon... 'till then, enjoy my super random panels of unicorn cow squid aliens and Cannibals.
and...








peace