Wednesday, August 22, 2007



Been a while. I was walking home from work today and decided to do an image based on how I feel about records. You know, vinyl records from the stone age.

Then I decided to try using different shapes in the design.

Then I decided to draw it in Flash and color it in Photoshop.

Then..... I did it.

I like records.

Monday, August 6, 2007

GOH Plus CICFF Equals Accepted!

Wow, just one day after I post some old GOH artwork, I get an email saying that GOH has been accepted into the Chicago International Children's Film Festival!

How exciting! I was just thinking today about how I still had not heard back from them, and lo and behold, I get a response! And it's positive!

This could not have happened without the dedication of everyone in the class: Karl, Lina, Tina, Joon, Sean, Rein, Joe, Laura, Lauren, Ryan, and our fearless leader, Joe Merideth.

I hope everyone comes out and sees it!

Here's a nice piece of artwork from the DVD cover that we all got. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

GOH Concept Art


I was looking through some old stuff and found these concepts I did way back during the first half of APS. I really enjoyed roughing out ideas in the preproduction phase of the class.

In contrast, I don't get that luxury at work. When they want me to board something, it's very quantity over quality, so if I need to come up with a character or location, I pretty much have to go with my first drawing. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't. But at the same time, just being able to board is amazing. So I can look past it! :)

These first two are two different sketches of Gilgamesh, the character I animated. This top one is the final version that we used, with an early sketch of the background. Let me tell you, it was tough finding images of the mythologicl/historical Gilgamesh, so the accuracy of the design is questionable. There was an even older version I drew where he wore a turban, but we abandoned it for some reason along the lines of "turban = Islam = racial profiling" or something like that.

This third drawing was a sketch I did (and poorly laid out, as shown by the fact that his arm runs off the edge of the paper) of ATOM, the robot tour guide in the GOH museum. This was how I had invisioned him when I did the boards, and we almost used this design, but in the end, Sean Bires produced a very nice design. His was more streamlined and less cartoony, and looks great.

Oh well. I would have liked to see this design moving. I guess it's up to me now!

Have a nice weekend!