Monday, April 14, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Old Man and The Sea


I took a recent trip to Cuba and of course brought an Ernest Hemingway book with me. The Old Man and the Sea (a quick read) has wonderful character descriptions.  above, the old man and his nemesis. below, a close up of the two.


 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Animation Collaborative

Guys! I'm super excited to be teaching Character Design at The Animation Collaborative this spring right here in the bay area (Emeryville). This place produces nothing but quality instruction and solid student work so I look forward to contributing what I know and in return absorbing. I've had the opportunity to visit as a guest lecturer in the past so I can't wait to delve in a bit deeper. Go apply and maybe I'll see you in April :P

the worlds strongest most ferocious mother

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

36/36 Project

hey guys and gals just wanted to announce that i'll be in the 36/36 spoon show this friday at paxton gate kids right here in sf! cool right? artist, designer & mastermind planner, courtney cerruti is to blame. thanks to her the ink and paints meet the wood once again :) below is my piece... hooded delinquent julio, who's terribly misunderstood. his ears are simply cold.



hooded delinquent julio


close up


Sunday, February 16, 2014

12 o'clock boys


recently watched '12 o'clock boys' and was instantly addicted to the characters, the pictures, and the sounds of this beautiful film. while some will write these kids off for their choice in extracurricular activities i champion and choose to see them as passionate, kids... a rare trait at any age, especially adolescence in my experience.

walking away inspired i imagined what a picture book might look like for the 12 o'clock boys. above is what i came up with. featuring of course 'pug', the little man with a big heart and some bigger balls. 'this one right here... i don't know where he came from' - pug's momma

Sunday, February 02, 2014