Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Good enough to Teach

A quick ink drawing of one of my favorite genres, pirates. Aye.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Inks

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Moments in a Day

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


He's just thinking about how delicious whatever you have in your lunch bag must be.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Morning Sketches

Anything more fun than a brand new duckie in your hands?

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here are a couple of ink skethes that I found while rummaging around in my art closet. I really like the nature of the ink pen.

I am working on a little bit of animation for this month's 11 Second Club competition. It has been great fun to break out the old animation paper and start the mad dash of scribbles. I cannot believe how rusty my animation bones have become. Still, this practice affords me the opportunity to draw, draw, draw.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I noticed that this blog just passed the 100 post mark! Considering the frequency of posts, I dare say that I didn't think this time would ever come. So join me and my friend above in celebrating the blog's first milestone!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Character Development for 11 Second Club

I was talking to my coworker, friend and veteran animator, Eugenio Mediavilla, about this month's animation competition for the 11 Second Club. I told him I wanted to do a toddler in his playpen. He immediately began to ideate a thousand and one ideas for the character and the scene. So I asked him to rough up a concept for me to build on. He came in with this sketch which I really liked. In my initial sketches, I had the toddler wearing nothing but diapers. Genio asked me, "are you really going to animate ten fingers and ten toes?" I saw his point.

I merged his concept with the work I had already been doing to create this little guy. I did concede the point about letting the folds in the Onesie help create expressive drawings. However, I needed the little guy to have fingers for the acting I have planned so I did away with the mittens.

How do you like it?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Two for the Price

I have been thinking about entering this months 11 Second Club Animation competition as a way to get back into doing some animation. I really do not have the time to spare, but I am a terrible glutton for punishment.

I decided that my character for the competition is going to be a tyrannical toddler.