Monday, February 27, 2012

The Skywalking Dead

My friend Molly participated in last weekend's Polar Plunge. Her team was Zombie/Star Wars themed, so I felt obliged to illustrate my take on the subject matter.

Drawn on the iPad with Sketchbook Pro.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

And the Surfer goes to...

The Oscars are so competitive these days, there really ought to be an award for runner-up. Silver usually denotes second place, so how about a Silver Surfer in lieu of a Golden Oscar?

 Why Meryl Streep would ever get second place, I have no idea.

o days....Oscar night! Viva La Luna!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ms. Poppins' Penguins

A card for my friend who is spending her birthday in Disneyland. Remember, Ms. Poppins had penguins long before Mr. Popper ever did! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Change Your Fate

The new Brave poster is sporting some serious ginger pride. Watch out Cartman, she's coming for you.

Stay tuned, the new trailer debuts tomorrow!

Alba Gu Bràth!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ooh La La Luna!

I can't believe I'm showing a short clip of a short film ahead of time, but I'm so proud to have worked on this one. My chunk of shots begins juuuust after this clip cuts. So you'll just have to check out Brave to see my bit!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chades Challenge LXVII: Gluttonous Conquerors

When it comes to conquerors, only one has an appetite big enough to eat the entire planet. Viva la Galactus!

If you have any designs for "Gluttonous Conquerors," let me know and I'll post them below. Otherwise, you can join in March 2nd for...


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's no use being anti-Valentine's Day. Cupid's out there, and he'll get you when you least suspect it.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012


Teaching my friend Sarah how to draw her favorite Pixar character. Little known fact: all the best drawings are done on cafe napkins.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012


When I get in a disagreement with my director, we settle it with a duel!

If you like this post, feel free to riposte.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Last night in class, we analyzed Ahmad Bradshaw's game-winning butt touchdown. I love the sharp angle as he put on the breaks just before the endzone, juxtaposed with the almost absurd squat-and-tilt backward. These are the sort of contrasting poses that make for great animation.

As I mentioned last week, my co-teacher Paul and I are also instituting a new tradition of students bringing deserts for the class. Here's Fiona with the first animation class dessert: dried mangoes.

Fiona was kind enough to bring a box for every row. We're definitely keeping this tradition going (though I discovered it's a bit more difficult to teach with your mouth full)!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Han Rolo

My brother, Andy, and I were more excited about the Star Wars VW commercial than the Superbowl, so we brought Star Wars-themed snacks to our friend's Superbowl party.

"Luke, we're gonna have company!"

We used Think Geek's Han-in-Carbonite ice trays and hired mercenaries to keep strict supervision over the molding process.

"Put Captain Rolo in the Chocolate Mold."

Aside from being delicious, the molds also look fairly authentic. Here's a Han Rolo next to an actual vinyl Han-in-Carbonite. By the end of the process, Andy and I felt like regular Dartha Stewarts!

"Who you callin' crunchy lookin'?"

Warning: if you eat too many, you may begin to suffer from hibernation sickness and temporary blindness.

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

"Adam and Dog" Wins!

Congrats to Minkyu Lee and all my fellow crew (such as the beautiful Jen Hager and Heidi Gilbert, pictured with Minkyu below) for Adam and Dog's win in the Best Animated Short subject of the Annie Awards!

I've worked on a lot of films, and I'm not sure I've seen a filmmaker put more heart and soul into a picture. If you get a chance, go see this film!

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Friday, February 03, 2012

Chades Challenge LXVI: Angry Harpies

Those harpies sure love cherry pie, but boy are they messy eaters.

If you have any angry harpy designs, let me know and I'll post them below. Otherwise, join in February 17th for...

Chades Challenge LXVII: 

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