Friday, May 16, 2008

Kinda New Reel

So anyways, I put up a new reel, it's nicer, but since I can't put in any tests I did for studios, and most of the stuff I did for Lego is not animated, there isn't much new stuff in it. So I'm going to resurrect and develop a few ideas to make some quickies in the future, I've been trying to illustratify lately rather than do animafications, so I promise you'll see some funny stuff in the future that actually moves. Let's see, I finally got the website up to snuff, but there's a whole dimension of bureacratic tediousness attached to transferring an old domain name, so I am foiled once again, it's like opening a whole new can of worms, except they are those evil sand worms from Beetlejuice, tragic. So I'm not gonna get into that, my car is winning the battle in douchebaggery again, somehow losing a key has set off a chain reaction of events that has lead up to a total cost of 350$ (The locksmith broke my alarm system on my over-engineered car that is notorious for having bad wiring). -Insert segue - I'm animating somewhat in Maya, though I do it sporadically, more to prove that I can do it than anything, so I'll probably put those up in the future. And stay straight... err... safe.

And here's that pic of me and mc chris. I was doing the same face he was, we're both Chris's's's afterall, but I guess I blinked, way to suck.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Doodle Mash Up

Here is just a mash up of drawings that have accumulated on my desk over the last month or so, not really anything fully colored, just sketches. I figure I'd post em up and then like move on to some more specific personal projects, because all I do is seem to sit upon 4 stories, which I know could have moxie, given the chance, but if they remain eggs for too long they just might up gettin eaten, by metaphorical weasels... that live inside my head, in other words I'll lose interest if I'm not careful. So anyway, some of these are old, some are new, and some are specific to the aforementioned stories, mainly the ninja ones, most are just for fun. Later.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Comicon - Pope 2008 ?

It was probably one of the most unplanned trips to the city I've ever been on, with two days of warning I was somehow convinced to embark on a very nerdy and expensive mission to the convention. But it turned out to be pretty fun, even with the ghostly essence of guilt floating around me caused by impending car repairs payments, I swear I wanna make a legitimate independent movie about my triumphant v-day over that evil mechanized bastard and how I utterly destroy it's cold fabricated soul for all the years of strife it has brought to my life. Did Calvin ever get the better of his bike? I'd like to think that's the kind of struggle I'm trying to illustrate here, or like, wouldn't it be funnier if like my car kidnapped my daughter? And I was taken hostage and forced to go on an airplane, but I broke the neck of the guy sitting next to me only to put a pillow under his head and tell the stewardess that "he's dead tired", followed by a daring exit through the landing gear of the 300mph plane just before take off, leading up to a righteous execution of the automative assailant with a steam pipe? Or like even better, I would be alone in my house at Christmas, and it would be trying to rob my house, but I set up all these traps so... oh yeah, nevermind. Tangents are sometimes fun, this one was not.

It was a pretty epic event, I only went for one day though, next year I'll plan it better and actually stay for the weekend. I got the usual ass load of SWAG and eyefuls of cute little girls with kitty hats and so forth, but some of my better ill gotten gains were:

This lil dealy here, signed by the architects that defined my ninja-filled childhood. A trip to mirage studios is in the near future.

Followed by an autograph from mc chris

I'll have to get the pic of me and mc from my friend's girlfriend, it's locked away in her cell phone where I can't get it. It was cool to see him again, but weird, cause it happened really unexpectedly like 2 minutes after having a conversation about him. He told me that the concert I went to see him at many years ago at Arlen's Grocery was his first performance, and that it was historic, so that was cool. I don't want to hear about how much better his sig is than mine, his wasn't hastily written in line on someone's back, plus he's 8 foot tall giant spider wearing a diaper. For now I'll leave with that, I wanna get back to drawing and stuff before bed, I feel like I didn't accomplish much today. Word I'm out.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

This will be the title of my website

1. Ninja Vanish

1.Command given to ninja clans ordering them to withdraw from an area quickly, without a trace.
2.A phrase said you want to make a dramatic exit.

Tatsu: NINJA VANISH! *Foot clan retreats*

Dude: Right, I'll see you later then.
Other Dude: NINJA vanish! *runs off*

There is still work to be done, mainly I'm just trying to pick out / optimize the content. It appears I'm going to have a week of work off, so maybe soon. Taw for now chums -

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Remember that scene where the hand comes out of the Grave in Carrie? Well... I'm back!

Did Shredder die after he fell into the back of that garbage truck? Hell naw. Not even a cold steel crushing machine capably wielded by a psychotic ex-hockey player could touch him. What about an entire dock collapsing on him? ... Wooden planks ain't got shit on shinobi, you know how many of those they split in half daily? As many as the term "Darb" was popular during prohibition. He probably would have lived if I had slain that screaming feces demon that created the third TMNT, like I was supposed to... but I guess I'm allergic to screaming demon doodoo. It's like an otherwise brilliant, shimmering Triforce of childhood awesomeness, forever tainted by the third piece they were too lazy to quest for, so they decided to make it out of yellow play-doh, but they were too lazy to find that so they just used cat shit instead. Anyway, the point (of the sword) I'm trying to make is, ninja don't die, atleast they let you think they have atleast 7 times before they actually do, and I'm maybe up to like 2 really big luls.

I've been training my artistic and physical muscles in the briefs moments I have between work, and that has left me with little time to keep the blog updated and in touch with people. Full time studio stuff is going on right now, and it's been going pretty well so far, I have a lot of fun at my job. I guess I can't really say what it is we're working on just yet, but it's pretty cool. I would just like to say I will hopefully have that website up relatively soon, it's unbelievable how far I've let that slip away from me, it's just on hiatus. It's like an RPG you get to the last boss in and just put it down for a few months after you put 50 or so hours into it. Anyhow sit tight gents, and if anybody from school is reading this, I would like to get back in touch with all of you, I'm just a little slow at that. For now, if you want just send me a comment here or shoot me an email at the usual (Ivan Drago?) - Facebook and stuff will come later.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Little Mac Attack

Eh ya know, you listen to a little too much Survivor you start drawing things like this. Mike Tyson's Punchout was one of my favorite games growing up, even though I sucked badly at it. I remember when I first got it, Glass Joe used to hand my ass to me, must've surprised him. Later on in my prime for the SNES version I was able to beat Nick Bruiser in like 20 seconds, if that matters to anyone, didn't think so.

But anyway, this poor schlub needed like a fire ladder to reach his Godzilla opponents, apparently there is no such thing as a weight class in video boxing. Little Mac is like Rocky times a thousand, and it's sweet that he's going to be in the new Smash Bros. Anyway, I think I'll try and focus mainly on my website now, anyday now folks. Taw

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Maxed out my RAM finally.

Well so no 'Go Speed Racer', oh well. In my opinion it didn't come out so bad, but there are a few issues I would have fixed that I see now. I still have one test being processed at the moment I'm waiting on. Even if it doesn't happen I'm not gonna be discouraged, I got plenty to work on, but it'd be nice. I might have to take on another 2-3 day a week part time job that isn't related to animation just to have some form of play money. I got the foundation of a web page done, now I just need to figure out what content should go on and how to arrange it. I could prolly have that done in 2 days, but I haven't thought of a great name yet. Are Street Fighter special move names copyrighted? I have an idea... anyway, I'll have something more concrete in a few days.

Check out our buddy JimGroo's new dealy here. Nice Work man!

And yet another link of recommendation. God Slayer A Cal Arts film that's pretty rad.

The colors of the background were referenced from somebody else's work, but I liked them so much I had to use them.