Friday, September 29, 2006

Two character designs for "man playing a guitar". Did these at like 1 or 2AM while my great friend Sharkey slept. Sent them to Cameron and got so much kind encouragement!!

Apologies for the poor scans... and I know I have a long way to go in terms of construction etc. But I'm making slow progress :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"Suited Man with Cigar"

My dear friend Cameron really liked this one, so much so that I'm actually posting it (thanks Cameron!).

Saturday, September 23, 2006

I always love Kevin's posts! Today's was about Tex Avery's "Little 'Tinker", and I had actually watched this one before- I love it too!!

When I'd watched it I found one part I particularly liked and went through it frame by frame. I captured some and put them below... Something about how the feet movement cracks me up so much!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Ideally I would want to post at least one drawing per day on here :) I really appreciate the comments people have left :)

Here's one from (to make a comeback this weekend hopefully!):

"Not So Smart"

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Here's my drawing for Katie Rice's birthday!! :) Her drawings are incredible. I wanted to do something better, but after partying at Freedumb Fest 2 into this morning, I'm worn out!

But hope you had an awesome birthday, Katie :)

And thanks John for getting everyone to draw like this, it's been really fun seeing what people have come up with and I enjoyed doing this one :)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

So the opening night of Atlanta Underground Film Festival was incredible! I had such a blast :)

It started off a little rocky: projector wasn't set up, we didn't have a long enough audio cable to position the projector where it needed to be for the image to fit on the screen, so poor Eric had to run home and get his long cable, so we started about 30 minutes late, haha. This stuff happens all the time! People were pretty patient. I made announcements about how soon it would start.

After the films was the animators demos/lectures portion. I was in charge of this, and it seemed to have gone great!! A lot of people left but it was actually nice to have a smaller, more intimate crowd for that. Joe Peery talked about how awesome international animation is and then it was my turn, followed by all the indie animators (yay!), followed by Brian of Harvey Birdman and then Mack and Neal of Frisky Dingo.

Basically my demo was "Flash in Five Minutes!" and I passed out a one page guide that I went by. I pulled up this example to demonstrate sound, and then I showed the folks how to do that. I was super nervous but people seemed to enjoy it, whch is wonderful- I got a couple laughs and Joe later told me it was a good intro to Flash (not necessarily to animation itself).

But yeah it was an amazing experience. I really appreciated Isaac from work showing up (he doesn't know Atlanta at all, he works on the west coast!), what a guy! Another friend from work, John, tried to show up but couldn't find the place, which I totally understand and I appreciated his attempt so much.

Geez, I was just blown away by some of the demos. John Cason showed some *beautiful* rotoscope in Mirage (he showed different layers of this one shot, which included rain and shadows and characters... check his stuff at and Brian of course showed unbelieveable Harvey Birdman animation (remember Wally the alligator??). And Mack was able to show a whole episode of Frisky Dingo- he and Neal are always hilarious. I could talk about each person in depth, actually- I made a new friend, Tak, who did some amazing stop motion... and Robert answered questions about Roboctopus, always delightful, and Marshall showed us how he does his cutout animation (wow).

Anyway, I hope to do something like it again sometime :)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Oooo, I like Patrick Smith!

Moving Along on AtomFilms

AWN Interview

And Kevin Langley, one of perhaps two people who read this blog, has an incredible blog himself which I recommend you look at :) He suggested I post about how the Atlanta Underground Film Festival animation night went, so I suppose I will do that soon! Thanks Kevin :)