Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Gesturing with Shapes

For this week's gesture drawing class, Louis Gonzales had us draw with thick markers.   His goal was to get us to think in terms of shape and silhouette, instead of line and anatomy.  It was a fun exercise, and one I recommend trying.  The line work in these drawings was done after the fact in an attempt to push and pull the poses... although most of my line work just ended up tracing the shapes.  Im guessing we'll be doing more of these exercises next week.  I'll leave a bunch without lines so you guys can see the purpose of the exercise.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher the Score!

For those of you that remember the Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher short film I made a few years ago, I have some good news!! Ryan Shore, the uber talented composer and conductor of the score has just released a new CD entitled: "Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher and other short film scores". I'm proud to say that we traveled all the way to Prague to have the score performed and recorded by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, so it's really something special! The album is being distributed by Screen Archives Entertainment and is commercially available on CD or MP3 download.

You can listen to clips HERE

Download the 320 kbit MP3 HERE

or get it from Itunes HERE

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Gestures

page 1: 30 sec poses

Page 2 and 3: 1 min poses

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A different kind of gesturing...

In honor of Michael's would be 51st birthday: My Moonwalk

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wed Gestures

Still rusty, but getting back into it...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gone too soon...


It's a sad sad day for me... Thank you for all that you shared with the world. See you on the other side.

This is one of my favorite interviews of him (cheesy intro, and terrible sound quality, but some great stuff if you can sit through it):
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

and some great photos from RollingStone

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Art of the Title Sequence: Wall-e

A few months ago, Jim Capobianco and myself were interviewed about the end credits title sequence from Wall-e. Jim directed, while Scott Morse and myself did most of the story work. Scott also pulled double duty as the sequences art director, while I doubled as an animator and compositor.

You can read the interview HERE. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Some 30 second gestures from today's class

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Gestures

It's been a while since I've been to drawing class... and it shows... oi!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Soloist

I've been really excited about this movie. I'm a big fan of Joe Wright's other films (Pride and Prejudice and Atonement) and I'm eager to see his third feature. It comes out this Friday. Hopefully, it won't disappoint!

HERE is the trailer.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Man in Black

I just stumbled on to this Johnny Cash video and was blown away. It has got to be the most powerful music video I have ever seen. It came out a while ago, so forgive me if I'm a little behind on the times... Here is the link.

It was directed by Mark Romanek, a well known music video director. I looked up a few of his other videos, but none of them had the gravity or power of this one.

Monday, April 6, 2009

It's finally done!

After more than a year of stop and start, I've finally finished my story for Afterworks 3! Here's the title page:

Unfortunately, it may be another year before this hits the comic stands. The details haven't been completely ironed out yet, but Afterworks definitely won't be out in time for this year's comic con. You can rest assured that it will come out eventually, and the stories will (hopefully) be worth the wait!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Some left handed gestures

I spent a portion of the class last week gesturing with my left hand. I do this from time to time to keep myself from caring about the 'greatness' of the drawing, and to just focus on the physical act of drawing itself. The ironic thing is that these drawings usually end up being better than when I draw with my right. It reminds me of a quote my roommate read to me the other day by Thomas Merton: "we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great." I don't know about you, but that resonates so deeply with me. Hopefully these drawings will attest to that!

and here's some right handed gestures: