Friday, December 28, 2007

Spike and Fawn deadline extended

Yes, I am extending my personal deadline. My secret work area has been marked off limits for a few weeks so I will now just try to get it done by Feb. 1st. With thenew puppy, the holidays, getting engaged and the unknown about Bobo and Betty looming over my head like a cloud for the last year and a half my brain is pretty fried. In the meantime, check out my two favorite images found on the internet from 2007 and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Spike and Fawn deadline

So, I've given myself a deadline to have my Spike and Fawn "sculpture" finished. January 6th, my birthday. By publicly (and by public I mean the two people who read my blog) announcing a deadline it'll force me to do it.
Why do I do this to myself?

Friday, November 23, 2007


Each of these doodles was sketched into my note pad at work while in the back of a dark presentation room while watching reels of an upcoming film to be released in 2008. Here's a hint, it start with an H and ends in orton. Each is for sale, $3, signed, and money goes to my sister's Nintendo Wii X-Mas Gift Fund. Do it for the children! 

big wheels keep on turnin'

your mom

sexy 80's Russian spies

your mom, $35 hr

dog trap and the crown jewel of heaven


Buff Bunny and Jack Hammer Harry

Gorton Hears a Poo

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Luchador Marty Reisman

In response to Brendan's BSS Challenge post:

After his humbling defeat at the hands of the Ping-Ponginator, Marty Reisman turned his pain into rage and decided to enter the Octagon. After a few years of training, pumping up and kicking ass, just being the world champ wasn't enough. He decided to take up his life long dream, chainsaw juggling! That is, until that fateful day.......

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Ping-Ponginator!

The second part of this week's (or month's) BSS challenge, Luchadores vs. Ping Pong Masters. Here you have her, The Ping-Ponginator!
This time I actually went old school style again and started out with a pencil. Then I went over that with a brush marker, then into GIMP for a little color. Needs some work, but once I had committed and put the marker to the page that was all she wrote, no undo's for me. But it came out all right.

Pencil drawing:

And the final image:

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mexican Wrestler

So the BSS challenge finally got going again, I pulled this out in a fairly short amount of time. I've had some people ask me about my techniques and to be honest it's not by choice. It ends up that way as I'm using GIMP and without pressure sensitivity and almost exclusivly using either the soft edge or hard edge round brush heads I've got to do some weird things to make it work. But I've been doing it so long this way that now when I go back to Photoshop I'm lost and long for GIMP. And all lens flares and cheesy lighting effects are on purpose and yes, I know I shouldn't use them. It's my rebellion against my old art professor.
Anyway, the translation under the pic is "Oh Esmeralda, I must do this for you."

"Ay Esmeralda, lo hago para ti." - Goosaba

Monday, September 10, 2007

No Time For Nuts

Here are a few images from Blue Sky Studio's Oscar nominated No Time For Nuts short featuring the Scrat where I modeled the sets. Not much worthy of showing off model-wise as the models themselves are very simple, but it was fun. Cool part about the locker room was the bra almost didn't make it in this shot but I really pushed for it and though it's subtle I love it on the Scrat's head.

Here was the design for the jewel heist set (can't find the one for the locker room).

Saturday, August 25, 2007

El Diablito - WIP, Stage Uno

I'm trying to get into painting since I've never really tried. I bought some paint and am in the works of starting my first piece. I got the idea from mi amigo Antelmo, a folk tale about a devil who has one goat let and one chicken leg. Here are my prelim sketches.

Rhode Highland sketches of 2006

Last year my friends and i went on our yearly trip to Rhode Island (this year we did not though). It was a great time and while there mi amigo Tony Jung was a sketching machine. I caught the bug a bit and tried out one of his brush pens. Here are two sketches I did from that trip.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

IA2 - mini sloths lava pit

On Ice Age: The Meltdown I was working in the modeling department and got the chance to build a suit of triceratops bones that Sid would fall into and wear (with a septer that had the skull of a dead beaver kid) to scare off the mini sloths. This suit gag was cut from the film so it never got used. I was sad.
Then one weekend I was working OT on the sequence and mi amigo Dan Lopez came over and was like "It'd be cool to throw in some bones down in that pit of death.". I agreed, (he does have an amazing sense of design after all) so I went into my old bone monster suit, ripped it apart and and created this set up. It's on screen for about one and a half seconds but I think it looks cool. I especially love the little dead beaver kid in the bottom right corner.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

David and Goliath

The BSS challenge this time was David and Goliath, but I decided to cheat for my first drawing and go with Davey and Goliath, one of my favorite animations when I was young. I just threw in a little twist. The girl on screen is from a tee shirt design I'm working on as my first attempt at screen printing. Also tried to deviate from my normal way of drawing and don't have any dark black outlines around the character, just colors.

"No way, NO WAY! Dude, she's gonna do it! Thank God for chat rooms!" - Goosaba

Monday, August 6, 2007

Bridge Troll

Here are a couple images I made for a short film mocumentary a few friends and I did for the 48 Hour Film Festival. The piece was called Bridge Troll, a story about the last troll in New York and how he was dealing with his existence.
The images were used to show his family history and his broken relationship with his father. Since there was very little time to do it I couldn't put much detail in finessing the images to make the heads really work in the scenes so instead I went with the idea that they would drasticly stick out (who doesn't like big heads on little bodies?) and I feel that worked better with the feel of the film. They are trolls after all. Also added a two minute sketch of the lead actor in his garb and the title card. It was fun to wor on a live action film again.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Quick image

Stuck on the couch today with a busted back I decided to try and make something since I was bored as hell. This is what I came up with.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Here is the latest BSS Challenge I did. I put a fair amount of time into getting the chicks to look right from my reference photo, not easy. It still needs work but I've moved on to greener pastures.

Finally posting some BSS Challenges I've done in the past few months.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Busy, busy and mo' bizzi!

There's just been a ton of work recently as production on Horton is getting crazy so I don't have time to work on any art outside of work really. I am working on a little sculpture and I have my short work I'm doing, but other than that I have no time. But I try and force myself to do every BSS challenge. Once my sculpture is done I'll post pics.

Monday, March 5, 2007

About F'ing time!

Finally, after a million years, or since Novermber, I have just today been able to log back into my blog.
Well, now that I'm back check out some of these pics I've done for the BSS Challenge since then. And check out the other amazing work there, find the link in my links section.

The theme was Evil Robots.

I'll post more later. Welcome back.