Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year! :D

This is one of the first drawings I did on my crappy little tablet PC. Hope you like it! :)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

More old drawings! :)

I was no Ava (she's amazing!) but here's a drawing I did for my dad's 35th birthday when I was like four:

And here's another drawing, I think from early high school probably:

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Here's another old drawing that hangs around at my parents' house:

I did this using the GIMP years ago (at least five or six years ago I think). At the time I was getting really excited about what I could do with drawing directly into the computer using the mouse! Unfortunately a lot of these got lost. I still have the hard drives, however, so perhaps I can recover them someday :)

Monday, December 25, 2006

So I'm home in Tallahassee for a little while for Christmas. I borrowed my dad's digital camera and took some bad pictures of two of my drawings which hang in the hallway here:

I don't remember when exactly I did this one, but it was years ago... Also, the lines are blue in real life, but the camera blackified them somehow. It's a bit bigger than 8.5x11" which is why I couldn't scan it.

This one's really old! I think I did this in first grade (or possibly right before). It's poster-sized.

Hope you like them! :)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

After hanging out with my pal Karl today (he gave me a Moleskine!!), I was inpsired to try animating on paper. I only did eleven frames, but man, it was really, really fun to draw on actual paper, and have a tiny stack of it with real drawings on each sheet!! I can really see why people love doing it like this so much...

Here are two frames:

Test Animation on Paper

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Here's a piece I did for the Mint Pin-up Show! I scanned it before I cut it into four cards.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The ASIFA-Atlanta holiday party was a blast!! :D

I got to meet Lee Crowe who animated in LA for 20 years- she worked on "Cool World" and a bunch of other films, holy smoke! She is super nice too. She likes my drawings!! That made me really, really happy.

Ward showed some really amazing old animation from UPA and Oskar Fischinger. Then I got to show my friend Bryan's animation "Get Got" (viewable online here) which I loooooooooove!!!! He also built the website for Animation Attack, a fest we're planning to have in July. Call for entries coming soon hopefully!

Then Joe Peery's band the Floating Coats played! Everybody seemed to love it :)

A bunch of my friends were there- people I adore so much! Charles Judson from CinemATL was there of course, and my good friend Robert, through whom I met Bryan in the first place (and lots of other people). Another very good buddy of mine, Karl, was also there (he is in charge of the Animation Workshop that meets monthly!!). Felix drew me and various other people. Joe K from Primal handled signing up new members. I also had the pleasure of seeing my pals Sean Corey Adams and Joanna Davidovich, although I didn't get to hang with them as much as I wanted!

I'm sure I'm forgetting several people I love a lot (Jeffrey and Ashtree!!) but it was really fun :)

Yay for ASIFA!

At Lee's recommendation, I'm probably going to join ASIFA-Hollywood. I never thought about it since I don't live there of course, but apparently they send you movies sometimes.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Ah yes! I forgot to mention in my last post, tomorrow night (well, technically tonight since it's now 1:04 AM haha) is the ASIFA-Atlanta holiday party!! Here's what Vella sent out about it, and I'm putting together a DVD of some of the highlights from International Animation Day that'll be shown:

Please come out and join us for our ASIFA Holiday party. Everyone is welcome and it’s free to get in!!

All current members that re-new their memberships will receive two free drink tickets!

If you want to become a member and sign up at the party, you’ll receive one free drink ticket!

See you at the 5 Spot at 7pm on Monday, December 18th!

There will be an animation screening curated by Ward Jenkins!

Don’t forget that Floating Coats are performing at 9pm! They are AWESOME!

Charles Judston at CinemATL generously asked me to send him what I'll be doing (hopefully!) in 2007. Read it! :)

Here's the drawing I did for it: