Friday, December 21, 2007

Some Design work for Reelworks

It's been a busy break! Working and catching up with people. I've gotta get going on that sit/stand maquette that we have to make!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Post of Figure Drawings

Here are a few pages from my 30-page intermediate figure final portfolio. Things are finally winding down. Two more animations, an animatic, an art history final, then it's off to Michigan and Minnesota! Before we leave this semester the senior CAs are showing us their theses which are about half done. Dreamworks is also giving another lecture next week. So far Ringling has had demos and talks from Dreamworks, Activition, Reel FX, and Massive Black. Can't wait until next semester when the actual recruiting starts. Should be (even more) exciting!

Endless sleep, good food, and drawing in a week, Woo hoo!

Ps: Special thanks to Robert, without whom I wouldn't have even have thought about using Actions in photoshop on these pages.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Post of Walk Cycles

An old man for traditional animation:

And a spaceman for computer animation:

And Sean critiqued my walk with giant foot:

And a bucket to hide my sliding feet:

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sit/Stand Character

WOOOO! A week and a half left to go!
I can't wait for winter break! There are many things I'm excited for such as my dad's delicious Chinese food, going out with friends, sleep, improve my drawing/painting skills, my dad's delicious Chinese food, sleep, etc. The thing I'm not looking forward to though, is the Minnesotan winter. I've gotten so used to Florida that 75 degrees seem a little chilly (honestly! It doesn't feel 75!) so I can imagine how painful 30 degrees will be. And lets not mention wind chills, arrgggh!

Meanwhile there's plenty of project to be done. Here's some pre-pro stuff for my next semester's sit/stand project. We basically have to animate a character sitting down with one emotion and getting up with another emotion. My story is about a guy expecting a baby. He sits down exhausted from the anxiety then storms off excitedly when he hears his baby's first cry.

Finalized Design:

Previous Design:

Exploration Sketches:

Woo delicious homemade Chinese food!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Birds and Guests

Thought it's time for another post so here are some sketches from the jungle garden and a couple of robots/spacemen.

Last night was the first night in many weeks when I felt like I am caught up with everything and can do some drawings not for class. But surprise surprise, today I realized that I should have spent that time on revising our animatic. Oh well, we all need some personal drawing time to get out of the lab once in a while.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Layout Yo!

Ahhhh just when you need to go....

Here's a layout for a collaborative project we are doing in concept class.
Now go to Nick's blog for the interior.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Primitive Theater

Here's a wholesome cow-tipping story for you:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Phyllis The Snobby Girlfriend

Ah life at Ringling is good--sleepy, but good.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ralphie the Fox

Yay done with my model sheet for Traditional. As you can see, this fox is very "special." It was my first time drawing completely with the tablet. It took quite a while to get use to but it worked out alright. At this point I don't know which is faster, pencil or stylus.

Now that's do that again for Concept plus 25 more silhouettes. Yay!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Foxes and Peps

Some development drawings for traditional and concept character designs:

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Sauntering Flour Sack

"Tra la la la la... what's this? A gorge!? Well I the sauntering flour sack will make short work of that...."

With Nilah's lovely description.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Learn How to Dance with Nick and Yezi

We had to record a skit as a part of our concept development class. Here's the slate for the actual skit. With dance moves this good, you don't need to see the rest:P

Monday, October 08, 2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Famous Butt Race Across Ringling

Take a 'tour' of the animation department with the CA freshmen! Wish I was apart of it! :(

Saturday, October 06, 2007


With little knowledge of the rigging process, my Primitive Theater is coming along...slowly. I do enjoy entertaining myself by playing with the models though, you sure can't do this with 2D animation.

Runaway pupils:

Picasso cow:

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

More Animals

Alright, pointy cow it is. Here's the pig as well. I still need to figure out how to add nostrils, add tails. rig them...I feel so behind in 3D!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Early Cow Models

WHICH ONE WHICH ONE??? Pointy or curvy legs?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Primitive Theater Designs

I decided on a cow-tipping story:

And check out this World Cow I found online:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Illest of the Ill

Illest of the Ill 2007: Friday Sept 28th, 7pm at the Ringling Exhibition hall
Illest of the Ill showcases work from the illustration department. The posters look amazing. Be sure to check it out if you are in the area. I'll try to take some pics.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Yannick Puig: Great Design

Here's a couple of animations of Yannick Puig. I'm really impressed with the visual design of both of these films. Good design is hard to find in 3D animation these days.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

No More Balls!

Finally! Moving on to flour sacks and primitives.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Life At Ringling

This post is dedicated to Betsy Bauer whom makes my blog seem important.

Ringling is very demanding and has high expectations for its students.

But never fear! There is plenty of fun and relaxing activities on campus to balance out your life.

Such as Dodgeball...

...and dance lessons.

And if you are in animation, this is how the rest of your time is spent:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Location Revised

This would have gone so much smoother if I had my tablet!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


"Our heroes wondering in the jungle stumble across a clearing in the foliage. They discover a path that leads to what seems like the ruined remains of an ancient city. There does not seem to be any inhabitants around, however, the broken human statues entangled by tree trunks bear forlorn expressions and eerily suggests something terrible happened here. Our heroes approach with caution…"