Monday, March 31, 2014

Sir Lam-A-Bot

 If I hired myself, I'd fire myself.

I drew this "self-portrait" for the CSUF Pencil Mileage Club gallery. The original inking was inspired by Jake Parker (and I'll be the first to say I need so much more practice if I want to draw like him), and/but I was pretty happy with how it turned out. But then I colored it. And if I hired myself as a colorist, I'd fire myself as a colorist, because I think the color I added just totally washed away my ink job. The details are just so smothered in darkness. I don' like it.

So to do my drawing some justice, here is the original digitally inked uncolored version!

I'm a big sucker for ridiculous impractical sci-fi/fantasy technology. Generally they're machines that wouldn't really make much sense to invent, but are created by artists simply because they're awesome. This includes Robocop, AT-ATs, Jaegers, Telly, 3D maneuver gear, and anything of the like. The idea of a product being only practical in our imagination, with designs influenced purely by fleeting fascinations with the current culture of the time is just so silly, so dumb, yet so charming and innocent that I can't help but admire how little of the result is machine and how much of it is human.

(That made sense to me.)

Anyway, here's a bonus behind the scenes drawing that show how I tried to incorporate some absurd technology. Originally I wanted to include all the inner workings in the final piece, but I wasn't able to get it done in time for the gallery.

Case in point, the 360 Cranium Periscope uses a mirror's reflection and 2 lenses to view a battlefield from 360 degrees, and it rotates with your head. If you think about it, it would be the equivalent of looking through glasses via a pocket mirror 8 inches from your face. It doesn't make sense. But isn't that what makes it fun?

Friday, February 28, 2014

1 second poses

These drawings actually took 2-5 minutes to draw, but I don't remember which is what and what is which so I just said they're 1 second drawings. I hope you guys read this fine print. Never judge a blog post by its title.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The most terrible man on the planet

This was my final for the character animation class I took last semester. It was difficult animating 2 characters in the same shot with such a quick back and forth, but... I did it! Turned it in! Buh bye! Now I gotta refine it...

Also, I've been watching a lot of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's so hilarious, why did it take me so long to start it...

Monday, December 30, 2013

lam attack #002

Lam attack survival tips:

  • Never trust a flying lam.
  • The only friendly lams are the ones with orange and yellow fur. (Note: None of them have orange and yellow fur.)
  • If caught in an empty alley with a lam, run in the opposite direction. You will not escape, you'll just delay the pain.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tennis animation WIP

This was the third animation assignment I did for my special studies animation class. Fun to work on. Even more fun to shoot reference for :|



 *until tomorrow

Thursday, November 21, 2013

lam attack #001

Yeah yeah first one's up! I'm not really sure what I'm gonna do with these or where I'm going with them. I'm just doing them.

Lam attack survival tips!
  • Lam attacks occur when you least expect them. Therefore you should always expect them at the exact same quantity of prediction to avoid there being a clear instance of "lesser" expectation.
  • While 99% of attacks are not deadly, 1% of attacks lead to chronic head explosions.
  • Never look a lam directly in the eyes, unless you want to be in a world of pain... Also never look them directly in the butt, but that's just because it's kinda gross.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hi, striker! WIP

A high striker animation WIP I turned in for my animation class.

In other Kevin news, the Nickelodeon internship is such an amazing experience. I feel so lucky every day that I'm there :)

Okay! That is all! Stop looking at my blog! Go draw!