February 7, 2016 Caricature Freelance Today was a fun day of freelance. The state put on a festival for the public. I was hired on as a caricature artist. I drew people into cartoons. The state was wanting us to bust out 1 person per 5 mins. I was meeting the deadline everytime. We were going for more speed than accuracy. My hand hurts. I did this for 5 straight hours. I lost count on how many I did. Overall It was a lot of fun, and I put a lot of smiles of kids face
January 27, 2016 Assassin's Walk : WIP I have animal animations for my new demo reel. Now I need human animations. I need realistic, natural feeling, human animations. There are many free rigs online waiting to be animated. I believe the animation needs to match the character. The more cartoony the character looks, the more cartoony and exaggerated the animation needs to be. The more realistic the character looks, the more natural and subtle the animations need to be
January 1, 2016 Dog Animations Complete : Walk, Prance, and Run Cycles What a great way to start off the new year! I finally finished phase 1 of my new demo reel. Video game studios want to see natural animal animations. They also want to see cycles ( looping animations ). So I combined them all in the animation below. I am very happy the way this study turned out. I learned a lot. Believe me it was a struggle to finish. Working 60 hour weeks drains out all of your m
November 25, 2015 : One Year After Graduation It has been offically a year since graduating Full Sail University with a Bachelors of Computer Animation. I have had the pleasure to work on many awesome projects. I ran out of work, and now currently do not have a job in the animation industry. Please read on to hear my story so far. Right after I graduated, I got my firsr gig! I worked remotely from my house. I was a n-betweener and clean up artist for Echo-Bridge. The in-betwe
November 4, 2015 Speed Takes : Animation Practice A animated, " take" is a acting move in which shows the characters reaction to something. In school we had to do speed takes. We only had 4 hours to complete a take. I managed to recover this old file. I thought it was cool so I decided to share. I wanted sale the scene, where they are on a movie date. The movie was a scary movie. This is old student work so please do not judge too harsh.
October 13, 2015 : Surfing... Skating... I love it all! When I am not animating or working 60 hour weeks to keep up with the struggle, I love to stay active. Deep down in my heart if there is one sport I love almost as much as animation. That sport is surfing. Actually one of the largest growing sports since the 70's. I live on the beach for a long time, and surfed over 200 days of each year. The largest wave I surfed was around 15 feet. Admittfully I was scared, but that's