Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dig my ninja empire flag?

I don't know why but I felt like making something cute last night, so I did these, maybe I'll make more down the line. Hope yous guys had a Merry Christmas, or that other thing... Heathenmas I guess it's called. I got the Back to the Future Trilogy which is the bee's knees times triplicate. My aunt got me one of those TotalGym workout machines, so I'll be like Chuck Norris if I gain a few more levels, got the red hair already covered, the beard will come... probably never as my genes don't seem to possess that ability, yet. I'll make up for it with a scar, that should account for the lost ruggedness, it is the sledding season after all, and my friends and I are quite stupid. Anyway, no Holiday themed pics, cause I've been busy for the last two weeks doing tests for the new Speed Racer show at Animation Collective and for this website: - doing minimalistic SouthParkish animation, hopin' that goes well. Other than that, just rockin' with relatives and old friends, but I'm gonna start working on my web page now. Like right now, Happy New Year gents, have fun, be RECKLESS!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I need to do more backgrounds

I've been working with Jeremie on the Animation Block Party intro, once you get to know it well enough, Flash becomes your best friend, I've liked working in it since high school. I'd post some pics of the animation but I bet that's a big no-no, we'll see. I realize I need to do more work with Backgrounds. Fill in all my gaps y'know? Here are a few samples I have, I have a few more but this is all that really fits. I really need to do more Urban scenery, another gap to fill there, but Y'see... knowing where I grew up well, ya draw what ya know... I am a nature beast.

Collection of Thesis Backgrounds
Japanese style mountain bathhouse? I should color or redo this one.

A memory from perspective class

A Background for the comic I'm doing which is Chock' Full of Video Game references

Forest path with rough pencil lines. A few years old this one is.

Cleaner lines of the middleground of the above pic

Just a glimpse of the Christmas card I'm making for my little sister.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

3D Tony Fagoogliadi

Hey check it out... you non-existent people, where are you anyway!? I should really let more than 4 of my friends know about my blog if I expect it to be seen. I'll do it this afternoon, MOM! So my buddy Jason made a 3D version of one of my foul-mouthed deadbeat dad / Italian stereotype characters, Tony Fagoogliadi. No black teeth is not an Italian stereotype, and so what if it was? I'm the most pale 1/4 Sicilian you'll ever meet, but it still counts dammit, Enough to gain duel citizenship in fact. He is known for spending his days playing/recording long hours of NHL 95' on his Sega Genesis, to make sure to record 20 perfect seasons of the Jersey Devils, a hobby that has kept him from going completely over-the-edge, the past few years. However, when his flamboyant nephew Jeffrey accidentally knocks out the power of the console one day, the consequences are a boomerang straight to the small child's loins, ouch. Yeah he's kind of a bad father, or good... depending on your point of view, you might be a bad person and think he's great. Anyway, I have a few adventures of his locked in my head that need to be drawn out some time, if the world is ready.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Just stoking the fire a bit more

Just thought I'd add another Yule log or two to the fire to keep things going. Let's see...


Now you might know of the ... SHORYUKEN!

but how do you do a SCHNITZEL BEAM!?

So it seems I might be doing a bit of freelance work this winter with the infamous Jeremie "The Bear" Duval. More on that later when I find out what's goin on. Ok what's a hot topic now... oh yeah, Christfest time and all that jazz. I've decided to get a Nintendo DS Lite, and maybe a few DVD's. There's a lot of old school RPG ports that have and will come out for that glorious system, and I hear it's much better than the PSP. I prolly should put my demo reel / thesis up here soon.

...Oh wait, do I even bother having to say this? No one's really reading this thing yet anyway, I gotta spread the word a lil better. But seeming how some people are politically correct jackasses out there, please do not take the Hitler picture with any more severity you would a clown on the side of the road holding a sign that says "Brain Surgeon".... or I'll eat a 5 layer bacon sandwich in front of your macrobiotic wicker vegan shanty and steal your ironic trucker hats. PEAZE!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wimmy Wam Wam Wazzle!

Sup dudes? I can't understand why it seems like time is getting away from me these days. Maybe its because the amount of personal projects that don't suck for me have increased and I sometimes have a part time job to fulfill. All I did was move some brush from a tree I felled, ran 3 miles, and walked my dog... and it's bedtime. Gotta get faster at the drawing, I'm gonna work on that little handicap during my downtime, somebody get me a stopwatch. Ready... set...

LET'S GO!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ogre Men

Salut! Ya' cheese-eaters. This here is a character from my would-be Dethklok show, if Brendon Small hadn't robbed me of ideas in my sleep... He is the Bass player of the band and has a more laid back Chaotic-Neutral personality to contrast the other folks on the show, which lean more towards decadent bastardism. He wields a rotten eternally stinky piece of meat, and no matter how many bites he takes from it, and how many skulls he crushes with it, it never disappears. I think I'll let this awkward unemployment thing go on for another week or two, everyday will be invested in improving my raw ability, or filling in technical knowledge of software with tutorials. However, I'm getting a little tired of it, if the local job I mentioned previously doesn't happen I'm going to try and mingle with some of the folks down at a studio in Norwich, where they do Scholastic stuff. We'll see... don't want to jump the gun just yet.

Which color do you prefer?

Must gain some levels in photoshop coloring... Taw!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Time to use the moon stone on the pikachu...

Hello my little droogies, It's about time I add some real people to my links so it's not just imaginary friends partaking in this humble little periodical. So as things stand now with my career business, I'm currently on hold for doing some kind of After Effects work on a documentary for Vh1... I passed a test to get it and it's greenlit, but things are looking a lil uncertain with that at the moment. Atop that mountain of prolly-not-gonna-happen I know definitely have a job waiting for me at a small studio near my hometown at the end of this month, they do artwork for various Lego products... 3D and 2D. There's a lot of small projects beneath that, like people coming up to me and asking for a band album cover and so forth. I want something to happen soon, but it hasn't got me down really, I'm highly motivated usually draw or watch tutorials 6 hours a day if I can. I have a part time job for the time being which keeps me in shape, and utilizes my artistic ability on occasion... basically I could be doing one of these seemingly arbitrary activities to keep myself from becoming a complete financial slug-vampire: Treework, Blacksmithing, Landscaping, Website Design, and Sketches of proposed metalworking projects for clients. All for the same guy. Pays well, I've lost 15 pounds and feel pretty awesome, but it'll be nice to work in my field once again. Now I better get on to adding you guys and getting back to work. Here's some good times for you... Dynomiiiiiiite!

A few more life drawings from this summer

LoL Dingle Wang Dang Doodles LoL

A few inks for a comic I hope to make for - I seem to be taking small gnibbles at this project perodically. I really should just break some chains and rock your face with this comic. We'll see...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Last Tuesday's Life Drawing Class

Just a few pics from last Tuesday's model drawing class. I've been trying to do one session a week since early on this summer, in Washington Depot, CT. So far I think they've definitely helped me out a lot, I can't really stand much Life Drawings I did before this summer, though they are not forgotten. Anyway, it's been almost a week since I began and I haven't gotten this battle station fully armed and operational yet, so I'll try and get on that tommorow...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Like a f***ing Phoenix from the ashes...

Greetings to all artastic ninjas out there, I figure that Guy Fawkes day would be an appropriate time to explode back into the ether known as blogging, what a horrible word that is, I’m gonna try never to use it as long as I’m posting stuff on here, a difficult but noble task indeed. Anyway, if you went to school with me in New York, it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ve lost touch over these past months and for all you know I could be dead. Despite going through both Mono and Lyme’s disease this summer I’m not a zombie yet, and to prove to those miscreants out there who say I’ve lost my edge ( I don’t know of any, but you know who you are, and you’re fat and smelly ) that you couldn’t be further from the perpetually gleaming aura of truth, pulsating with the light of a thousand gleaming Shinkuu Hadokens, which by the way can easily be dispatched with any simple pantomime from this here Connecticutian. I'm here to do my best to make sure that edge stays intact, and perhaps someday becomes wielded by the hand of giant tyrannochucknaurus... with tank treads instead of legs. I’ll begin posting more soon and letting you know of the career adventures I’m going through right now, no weeping about ex-girlfriends or crappy poetry I assure you, just pictures really. This first diatribe is mainly just to act as a pilot light to make sure I don't procrastinate anymore with getting this thing started. So I guess I’ll catch you kids later, I'll start making the proper calibrations to this bloggity beast as soon as I can, but I need to get some work done right now. Taw!