Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I've been having trouble uploading this to youtube with the proper frame rate, so until I can figure that out, enjoy this pixel parade.

So far the music and backgrounds are not in yet. I outsourced both these to my friends who didn't get to complete these as of yet. I still feel like my goals for the quarter are completed... I just wanted to focus on the animation.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Clean-Up Finished

I'm sorry I missed class today, I've been having some struggles with gravity.
OK! I finished my clean-up. Now I just need to color everything and add the backgrounds and title cards. Phew!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

11-5 Production Update

Most of the actual animating is behind me except for a few exceptions. I plan to have everything cleaned up this weekend, and devote next weekend to colors and putting in the backgrounds and title cards that are coming in from Becky and Jeremy.

Right now I'm having some weird audio issues to be sorted out.

Because I didn't post it before, here is some of the original character designs, before I had things nailed:

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nedvember updates:

I added in the voices and audio and things are looking good. Voice sync is halfway through, and only a few more scenes to clean up this weekend. Then it is colors, colors, COLORS!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Production Update: Halloween Edition

Still cleaning up! I am getting all my voices recorded on Thursday. Progress is good.

I've been reading everyone's blogs and I'm glad to see some new ideas. Its really exciting! Good luck getting your projects completed it looks like everyone has got a lot of work ahead of them!

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Updates

OK the animation is still basically all roughed out except for the audio parts. I've finished cleaning up a few scenes (and portions of scenes) that I can. Progress is going good but finishing it all is going to take a lot!

Right now I am messing around trying to come up with colors that I like.

And I finished the images for the end title cards, but I didn't make them 720 x 520 so I have to fix that. They might be animated in a special way!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Production Update

Almost everything in the cartoon is roughed out apart from the dialogue. I still need to do a lot of inbetweens, clean up, and background paintings... so... long ways to go! My friend Jeremy is going to do the lettering for the title cards and someone else is going to help me with music.

Here are some of the pencils of the backgrounds.

Maybe later if you're good I'll upload a movie of the really weird pencil tests. I'll warn you though, I actually have no idea what I'm doing.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tutorial 5


Tutorial 4: updates


OK I got some feedback from people and am working on making the walk cycle more presentable. Rebecca Sugar taught me a lot about follow through and bounce, so I tried to make the breasts more organic. The skirt is being a lot more problematic... its meant to be tight, but I might have to reconsider it as something loose (and just hand draw the individual keyframes.)

PS: Check out Rebecca's Johnny Noodleneck cartoon!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Lars comes home to find Cats licking gems. He dumps the gems down the garbage disposal and then discovers they were only rock candy. Its a PSA.

I know it seems like I am tackling a lot but I am pretty fast at this and have some back-up plans for shots I can cut out if I run out of time. I am either recording voices this week or next week.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tutorial 4: Walk Cycle

Mostly frame-by-frame cut-out style. I tried drawing swoosh shaped guides to keep the feet and the hands in nicer looking arcs.
I've never done a walk cycle before!
15 fps looks kind of choppy exported. I got the idea from this sweet nockForce video. The hands in it are soo cool and I wanted to do something like that!

PS: If anyone is looking for a subject for their walk cycle may I suggest this

Tutorial 3: Rotoscoping

Edward Muybridge rotoscoping... this is how people walked in the 19th century!
You shot 635 lbs of food, but were only able to carry 180 lbs back to the wagon.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tutorial 2, part 2

At first I tried to sort it out using the motion tweens but key framing was working better.
Because Jose asked this is a drawing I inked with a japanese brush pen. They are at Ex Libris and when the ink starts to dry out they make really good dry brush lines. (Orignal drawing)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Tutorial 2

And another:

Animation Premise

My animation is about Cats Jetson, who becomes addicted to licking gems.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Some Things I Did

I don't have any animation examples online so here are some other things I've done:

Monday, September 15, 2008


Here are some animations I think are super keen:

The Shooting of Dan McGrew

Little Mole Finds a Green Star

The Bear That Wasn't

Thief And the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut

Some Artists I'm into: Mary Blair, John K, Ben Caldwell, Eyvind Earle, Charley Harper

I also love: The Phantom Tollbooth, The King And The Mockingbird, the "Jeeves and Wooster" intro, The Adventures of Mark Twain, "A Miracle"- The Hidden Cameras, Gay Purree
More recent cartoon shows with design sensibilities I dig: Mission Hill, Duckman, Flapjack, Chowder, The Mighty B, Ren and Stimpy

A Kitty Bobo Show


I'm a grad student in the sequential art department. I'm pretty comfortable using Flash, and at the recommendation of a few professors I signed up for this class to hopefully get some portfolio pieces.
I like moths, beekeeping, constellations, molluscs, lichens and owls.

Comic pages and some more art are here.