Wednesday, July 01, 2009


WOooooooooooooooW....its been forever!

But yeah anyways, I've completed my work on Disney's, "The Princess and the Frog" and now I'm on vacation for a few weeks. I gave myself the goal of starting work on one of my personal projects during that time. I had a couple ideas, but I decided to focus on a retelling of the Billy Goats Gruff tale. I looooove it when fairy tales get kinda dark and creepy, and Billy Goats Gruff has that potential. I've been focusing most of my energy so far on the troll and the bridge, the creepy part. I posted some troll drawings a couple of years ago on this blog. I was pretty happy with the design at the time, so I tried to take what I did then and elaborate on it a little bit. Mostly I just added a body. I got pretty stuck on what his body should look like. I knew I wanted long spidery arms, and little back legs, but I couldn't get the right body shape to tie it all together. What really helped me was to think about how he would move. Then a body shape just kind of popped out!

Anyways the story and the characters have a long way to go, but I think the troll is headed in the right direction. Hopefully next time I'll have some bridge/setting type art. Or maybe some storyboards!

Thanks for looking! Sorry I'm a terrible blogger!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Yeah its been a while. I know. That's pretty much how I start all my posts. Anyways for the two people still checking this blog here's a new post!! I've been drawing Neverending Story characters lately of all things. There are such cool looking characters in that movie. I love it! I drew some luck dragons and the Gmork, but I left my sketchbook at work, so I doodled some Gmorks on my brand new 12inch CINTIQ! It was pretty fun. And here they are!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I made a Christmas picture!

So I've been watching all these Christmas movies and listening to all this Christmas music, and I just wanted to make something ....Christmasy! I started drawing Reindeer after watching this reindeer documentary on Discovery this morning. Then I had this idea that I wanted to draw an old reindeer, because they're so droopy and shaggy looking. Then I thought, what if the old reindeer was an old retired Rudolph and he was telling his story to the little deers. Kinda cute! I liked the idea so I tried to draw it. I wish I could have spent more time on this, but Christmas is on Tuesday and I'm pretty much booked with stuff to do until then. Not to mention my art supplies consist of a ballpoint pen and photoshop with a laptop TOUCHPAD. Sorry if my coloring looks like a drunken baby did it. Anyways! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and all that!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sky Bound

Hey you all everybody!

Well I finally finished the "Sky Bound" film stuff for my portfolio. I kinda got stuck on it for a month, but now its DONE. I put in two sections from the film's boards and did some little storybook vignette things to go with them. Here's the last three I did. I've been having fun with the chalk brush in Photoshop. :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Lights Out

I'm putting together all my old film boards now for my portfolio. This is the title image I did for my third year film, "Lights Out". Thanks to Minkyu for convincing me to color it. It looks more interesting and fits the mood of the film better. :) I'm trying to do title images that encapsulate the conflicts of each of my films. I'm having fun with all this porfolio stuff. There will be more soon!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Road Trip! (In fake drawing land.)

Well I've finished my first portfolio assignment to myself. I created a series of vignettes with my stuffed puppy character and myself on a road trip around the USA. I've been on a lot of road trips pretty much ALL over the place, so I thought it was a good topic. A few of them were based on real life events, but I guess not in any of the ones I'm posting here. At first I was trying to base all of them on real events in some way or another, but fantasy world road trip seemed more interesting in some cases.

Now I'm ramping up for my second assignment, which is to board a segment from my Billy Goat's Gruff story. I don't really have it all worked out yet, so its proving a challenge to get started. Not to mention I just bought Zelda: Twilight Princess. I wasn't supposed to get it until I finished my portfolio, but I had this gift certificate that was going to expire. Now its all up to will power. Must..finish....portfolio!!

Ok so here's four of the dozen or so vignettes I did. The first two images are going to be the bookend pictures to the rest. The rest are done as polaroids. That's sure was a weird aspect ratio for me. I just can't think of compositions vertically like that. So anyways here's two of the polaroids.

Ok until next time!