Monday, August 31, 2009


Today I got four cavities filled.

I have to go back on Thursday for two more.

My dentist of 17 years had said I had none so I went to this new lady.

However, she stuck my face with 20 billion-inch-long needles.

My face is lopsided.

I promise more interesting posts when I'm not being tortured by dental hygienists.

I found my checkbook though. Yippee.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I lose everything

I do.

I really really do.

And its always important things, or things I really like.

Which theoretically is really the only things I ever lose, because nothing else I miss, so I don't realize if its gone. But those things are lost too.

Oh checkbook. Come back to me.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Low Oxygen

Found this simple film on youtube- by calartsian Dylan Forman whom I might possibly meet this year. This guy is going to be a Junior and he's made a film this awesome. Simple- but very effective.

So now I'm scared of these immensely talented people.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dr. Delbert Doppler

I watch pencil tests on youtube.


This is one of my many favorites. Fairly sure this piece was created by Sergio Pablos,(also responsible for Tantor in Tarzan) as he was the lead animator on Doppler.
AMAZING JOB SIR! I study this little bit in and out. I really love the range of emotions he was able to capture from actor David Hyde Pierce's v/o.

Thought I'd share. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fox Jump Pan Test Final

Said I'd post it when it's done. Made the background way to pretty, now the character stands out to much- he's too different.

Made him hop in and out of frame, so the audience can adjust and actually see the movement.

This was fun. Now to start timing dialogue for this month's 11 second club. Not going to be able to submit a final, but i'd like to start working on it anyway. Storyboard form is good enough for me at the moment. At least I'll be getting some skills up.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Playing around

So here we are folks- the rough cut of something fun.

Basically, the kick I gave myself this time, worked. ^_^ In a very strange way, I might add. I did a load of accidental research, which was fun, on the Myers-Briggs type indicators and Enneatypes. Long story short, it sort of opened my eyes to understanding what was going on with my lack of motivation- and voila! I decided I wanted to test my animation skills by inbetweening 5 keys that a one Mr. Eric Goldberg provides in his book "Character Crash Course" on page 83. I've taken liberties with the model(I made him a fox), as well as added an anticipation and some followthrough on the beginning and end.

This was loads of fun, and literally was cake to finish as he very excellently timed the original keys and provided a timechart with them. I've actually NEVER inbetween someone elses timing charts/ characters besides my own, so this was very educational- AND AWESOME. I very much have my groove back on. =)

I'll most likely be finishing this tomorrow, spend another hour or so coloring the character and the background; I'll possibly redesign the BG for a better composition too- that one hurts haha.

Also- An awesome friend of mine was kind enough to give me this website> 11 Second Club . It's an awesome site that I had lost for a while, but now have gloriously found again (Thanks Jaz! Check out her blog!!)

Anywho, I'm working on this months dialogue for the 11 Second club as well. Being August 25th, however, there is no way I'll be finishing this entry on time. I'll post storyboards and roughs for you folks, so feel free to comment, as always!!

Here's something funny I found on Vimeo. By the awesome Malcolm Sutherland.

The Tourists (2007) from Animalcolm on Vimeo.

(if you're curious- I'm a ENFJ and my enneatype is a 3. =P)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

La Principessa e il Ranocchio (The Princess and the Frog) - Comic-Con Video Test

No sound. But god is this so tempting, Especially that damn witchdoctor. MUST. FIND OUT. WHO. IS. ANIMATING. HIM.

Again, a round of applause and a pint of ale for Ron Musker, Jon Clements, and John Lasseter for never thinking twice about making this film CGI.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Awesome sauce.

So at the moment I should be pretty-fying myself as I have to bounce off to work in the next 30 minutes. However, I feel it necessary, on my own behalf, to say this.

I don't draw nearly as much as I used to, these past couple months. What happened to my inspiration and joie de vivre? Alas, I happened to me. It's quite fine to mope about complaining about not doing anywork and wondering where the the wasted hours went, but quite another thing to actually stop myself in the midst of this wallowing and kick-start my creativity.

That being said, here is what I have come to realize-
The more I force myself to do something, the less I want to do it.

So, in this thinking, I've decided to revert to my old ways, which is merely WANTING to do it. Because I've always lived for pushing myself to new goals. What a LOSER I am. haha.

Anyway, this might sound grander or lamer than I intended. But this time I'm not going to promise anything, I'm just going to have fun.

Also- I wish to live here.

Friday, August 21, 2009



I never keep my promises when it comes to this blog. But now I will. Because I have willpower, and you know what they say. Willpower means that you "will". Well, "they" don't say it. Not really sure anyone says it. Regardless.

I've got a great friend who is blogging as well now, and sort of reading over her site and doing some self evaluation made me kick me-self in the pants to get a move on. I really started this blog to ramble on and on about art and my insignificant life and art and self improvement and animation and art and general mayhem. And art. I didn't mention that one yet. But the biggest key to me creating a blog has always been to keep myself active and to have fun while pushing myself. ALWAYS WITH THE PUSHING!

Recently I've been undertaking the quest to be funny, after I was deeply affected by someone telling me (repeatedly) that I was not, and was in fact quite boring. Though it was the first time I heard of such nonsense, I was aghast at the possibility. ME!? NOT FUNNY!? This needs to be remedied! FETCH THE DOCTOR!

Anyway- It's come down to me realizing funny is totally in the eye of the beholder, or...mind of the beholder...what have you. So therefore I shouldn't sweat it, because being naturally funny to the people I can make laugh is much better. Who doesn't like to laugh, anyway?

That's where my thoughts leave off for the moment. No art to show you folks, unfortunately. My scanner's out of commision, my mac is catastrophic, and I'm too lazy to wait the ten minutes it takes to transfer one image from my computer to my dell.