Monday, December 10, 2007

Another one

all I do is post youtubes

I have a stack of post-it notes that need scanning. I'll do it this week I SWEAR

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

NEW STUFF

First up!

I did this last weekend and had fun with the animation. Is he "your boss"? how accurate am I?

Yes, the rapping cartoon duo that I am one half of has just completed it's new EP, with four songs of fun! Check it out at our myspace when you have the time.

Second up!


Winter clothin' is good drawin'.

Third up!

As you may have read on MY boss's blog(no he's nothing like "your boss" from the above youtube), the Venture Bros footage that I was so nervous about came back from Korea.... and it looks great! *PHEW!* It's really weird seeing your drawings and timing on screen in a cartoon like that. I'm never going to get used to it.

Monday, November 12, 2007

s'been a while

lemme tell yall what i been up to.

1. Venture Bros consumes my days. I'm having an easier and easier time on the direction, but the first show isn't back from Korea yet, and that makes me kind of nervous. I hope my stuff comes back looking okay!

2.

3. Been gearing up for some freelance stuff. I got a really fun project to work on, one that I can hopefully show you soon. I get to collab with a hero of mine.

Monday, October 08, 2007

a taste of animation

Bonjour! There's a lil bit of animation in here!



I had fun making this one. hope you enjoy it I gotta get back to work now!

Monday, September 17, 2007

HOT CROSS BUNS

Hachi Machi! Another nockFORCE quickie!!!!! These might be grating on your nerves by now, I promise to get the second episode done as soon as I can



I haven't been posting much artwork lately... Between the quickies, working on the episode, Venture Bros day-job, and working on music I haven't had much time to sit down and do decent drawings outside of the crap I do in my moleskine on my way to/from work. Maybe I'll just scan a bunch of those.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

again

Yet another nockFORCE quickie! Collect 'em all!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

don't hurt me again!

new nockFORCE quickie!!!!



Okay I'm going back to work

SMELL YA LATER

Thursday, August 30, 2007

uhm



woof. I'm dog tired.

Here's the quickie from earlier this week!



These quickies... don't have much animation. That's cuz I'm spending all my other time on finishing the animation for nockFORCE episode 2. I'll put up some storyboard panels later.

IN OTHER NEWS! The show that resulted from my first directing gig IS AIRING THIS SATURDAY IN EUROPE. So if you get CITV and you're awake at 10:15a on Saturday, put down that crepe and tune in! Or you could just watch the clips on the site I linked. That's good enough.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

et cetera

Sometimes I just don't know


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

video game girls!

woof i'm beat. I did nockFORCE stuff for most of the night. but i did a few quick requests from peeps

Gloria von Gouten from Psychonauts(this game is GREAT, you should all buy it):


Daisy from Super Mario Strikers(never actually played this, haha):


also, I put this up earlier today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

another nockFORCE quickieeeee

Directing Venture Bros is kind of kicking my ass. I havent had any chance to scan any of the stuff I've been working on. But it's only my first week and I'm hoping it will get better.

IN THE MEANTIME!



Detail of the poster:

Monday, July 16, 2007

nockstuff



I try to create a piece of artwork for every song. This one is obviously referencing Dragonball Z to go along with the theme of transformation. The song uses a sample from Sailor Moon but come on, I'm not going to draw these characters in skirts.

Another Quickie:


I'm pretty sure it's obvious that we're ripping off home movies here :D

I don't even think I posted this one:

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

snooty sketches

here's some chicken scratch!





here's a few snobbish Magical Brooklynites

Monday, July 02, 2007

nockFORCE quickie #1

Been busy lately. Here's a fun lil thing to tide you over until i can post up some new stuff.



the quickies are barely animated, theyre just for fun and extra content. I hope you enjoy it anyway :)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

nockFORCE short #1

HIT IT! I hope you like it :)


also, NOCKFORCE.COM site launched!

BONUS childish background from the episode!


A lot of people complimented this pan from the opening so here it is in all it's glory:


Here's some more promotional artwork wot I done lately:


I can't believe I am saying this but I actually enjoy how flash makes my brushstrokes look sometimes. Just for fun here's the rough:

Monday, June 18, 2007

nockFORCE OPENING ANIMATION!

Good News! The opening animation for nockFORCE is complete!



I slaved over a hot Macromedia Flash for the last few weeks and that was the result! hope you enjoy it and show it to all your friends!

The first short episode should be done by this time next week!

Also updated blackdotstudios (new layout and demo reel)

AND it's my birthday today!

Good News!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

drinkin

a lil piece of rough animation from the opening sequence im doin:






my favorite thing about rough animation in flash is that i can copypasta in the cases where I just used to do tracebacks. of course that doesnt really help when doing cleanup, but whatever.

this is the last piece of the puzzle! hopefully it'll be complete this weekend

EDIT: it doesnt really play at 30 fps wtf! oh well hopefully you can still enjoy it... in slow motion

Friday, June 08, 2007

progress!

shot's all done!


Funny how just adding a background makes everything look so different.

Someone emailed me about this film I did today and that reminded me that I never posted it here. I present to you George and Ted!



People always thought the "confession" scenes were unfinished... but they were supposed to be like that. My idea was that when cartoon characters aren't "on" and entertaining the cameras, they look all rough and sketchy. But I guess that didnt come across. I should have just colored it. :\

Thursday, June 07, 2007

almost there



Getting closer! nockFORCE episode 1 is taking a while to finish, mostly because of the elaborate title sequence. Here's some backgrounds from the episode:


I've been using photos for background reference. I really didn't know how to draw a good building so I had to go out and take pictures of them. I ended up having to re-draw a lot of my backgrounds based on those photos. Buildings are interesting because there's a lot of weird structural things on them that you don't notice. Or at least... I didnt notice them because my method for drawing buildings was to just stack up a bunch of cubes and hope it works.



I never noticed little touches like those things above the windows and such. I should ask my brother the architect what they're called. It looks better anyway I think!

I'll have more updates soon!

PS check out the nockforce.com "Under Construction" image ;D

Friday, May 18, 2007

no mouth and I must scream



the wonders of aaaaaaannnnnimation!

things are progressing slowly. I completed the first episode and now I'm animating the title sequence. The title sequence is going to have actual good animation so it is taking a little longer. Danny is also helping me with some of the animation so you have my word that it will be dope when it's done.

I've got nothing else to post because this project's been taking up all of my free time.

EDIT: actually I lied- RPG World updated earlier this week. It's a two-week long comic story that is new to the internet but old to me. not really a big deal but i guess i should mention it anyway

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

NOCKFORCE HITS MYSPACE



Phase 1 of the magical project nockFORCE has hit the streets. If you want to get in on the ground floor you better hit up myspace dood!

What is nockFORCE exactly? It's music. It's cartoons. It's comics. It's comedy. Listen to us drop some dope tracks contemplating on transformations, middle school life and the classic shows of TGIF. Add us as a friend and you might get one of these bad boys to show up on your profile:


thank you for friending nockFORCE

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

at least you still understand me

s...so t..ti...tired...

here's some more drawings from the comic dealy





it is shaping up to be a silly little "Boy[and his brain] meets Girl" story. she's probably not the right dame for him but his brain certainly doesn't think so! wacky!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

at least you understand me



just some dumb drawings for YET ANOTHER project- drawing a one-page comic for a zine

Monday, April 16, 2007

woop woop woop



working on it some more now. not enough animation in this project because there's a lot of backgrounds to draw and I'm trying to get ahead in my schedule for it. should be complete soon! stay tuned.

Monday, March 26, 2007

a short word



my tablet PC died! the animation i was making headway on has now hit a snag. BLEH

I'm thinking of getting a cintiq to use for my projects... it would probably be better than the tablet PC anyway. this sucks

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Imagination Collaboration!

"Imagine That"


Garrett just posted up this video, which is a film we and Aaron worked on together many moons ago for a PSA contest. God bless youtube. Garrett animated and designed all of the animals and background, and did all of the color styling. I did the design, timing and key animation for the little boy. Aaron did breakdowns, inbetweens and the digital compositing.

i hope you like it

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

goes together like a horse and carriage

The concept of marriage scares the crap out of me. Good luck big brother!!!!


hello, blogosphere. been mega busy lately so I havent posted anything new. but recently I did this quick little card that will be given as a party favor at my big brother's wedding! It's this weekend so this is a SUPER RUSH piece. Hopefully it gets printed on time!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

i don't even know how i should feel right now


Self portrait. I usually stick with #1.

Monday, February 05, 2007

A little dance... uh oh!

be sure to click on him.





Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Erin Esurance Fan Art


I was drawing jump kicks yesterday. I never really did many action poses like these in my comics. That needs to change. That turned into this cause I was talking to Carly about Erin Esurance:


Foreshortening's mad wonky. This time, I did the sketch in Flash, cleanup in Photoshop, vector trace in Illustrator, color in Flash, and then tweaking in Photoshop. Convoluted, but I wanted to do a completely digital drawing because I recently upgraded my setup in anticipation of doing comics/animation again and it was fun. Gave me a lot of ideas for changing the way I do things.
As for Erin herself, not only is it just a great design, the commercials are just fantastic. The designs and staging are always really clear. The animation is efficient- it's almost completely anticipation and reaction shots- sparse, but it doesn't tell more than we need to know. Ghostbot has more Erin stuff. Talented people.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Post it dump for January


I scanned part of my mammoth stack of drawn-upon post its. This is what I do when I'm supposed to be working. I've raided the supply closet for new post-it pads more times than I can count.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

uh doh bee fo to shawp

Wanted to try out inking in Photoshop so i grabbed a post-it sketch and inked it. KANO gave me a few tips on how he does it. I'm still trying to get it figured out though. it looks really "clean". I'm not used to that at all.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

dance like you mean it


another animation. I better knock it off soon or this blog is going to look like a geocities page circa 1999

always run forward


Saturday, January 06, 2007

weiner time!

Friday, January 05, 2007

ug





Ever have one of those days where you just cant draw right?





I'm kind of having one today, everything's a little wonky.



There's a thousand wonky drawings inside me trying to get out. These are my best three for today though. :V