Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wa-Wa-Warheaddddd!

Almost done, need to tweak some stuff, but getting there. The second one is the final one, time to clean it up!





-Cd.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The shirt that never was(most likely)!

Bleh, about half way through this my boss walked in and told me he like a different thumbnail more. I'd wanna finish it, buttttttt it's not gonna happen since I'll be working on the other. Ah well, would could have been!




-Cd.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Mechanical Menace!

T-shirt deisgns for Warhead.com. I like bits from all three, but right now I'm leaning towards the bottom right.







-Cd.

Warhead part deux.




-Cd.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Warhead Finals!

These are pretty much the final animations played once through. I got a couple more to do but these were the basic ones they wanted. (click to watch!)




-Cd.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Zap! Pow! Boom!

Rough animations for Warhead (I guess that's what they're calling him, not really sure). Some of the lines are noticeably thicker because I didn't expand them in Illustrator. Either way, I need to tweak some things and then time to clean'em up! It's been so long since I've last animated. More needs to be done!!! The character is being playing really small too, so if I mess up you won't be able to tell! Muhahaha!
(compression is pretty crappy, but you get the idea....i hope!)



-Cd.



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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuba!

Late night sketching.




-Cd.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Qigong!




Alright, I'm seriously gonna start meditating now.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Warhead!

This is a little of what I've been doing at work. Gil, my boss, wanted some different poses and I'll be doing some animations soon.






-Cd.



Monday, December 8, 2008

Last Backgrounds!

Last two backgrounds for Biz Kid$!






-Cd.





Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Waiting on you.

Work was damn slow. So I took a little time out of my day to sketch a waiter. Hmmmm, maybe that's how I feel.....






-Cd.






Sunday, November 30, 2008

The end is nigh!

For my work with PBS that is. Sketches of the last two backgrounds. Hopefully I get to work for them again soon. I'll tweak the second one more, but the first seems on point. Maybe see a little of the right side for the front view, I don't know, I'll just have to play with it.





-Cd.





Friday, November 21, 2008

He's here!

This is my contribution to November's theme! I like it a lot more than last month's. Christ last month was retarded for me. Oh well, anyway. I did a quick pencil sketch. Sorta like Irish so I refined it more in Illustrator. I wanted to go for a card collector feel. Sorta like a 60's - 70's baseball card-ish. When I was messing with the levels, there was a point I wished I just made its really monotone, but it's all good. Now, onto next month's theme!





-Cd.









Monday, November 17, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Whoot!

Finalizing the design of my client's character. The second pose shouldn't take nearly as long as the first. First pose needs a little more work. I was trying to figure out some shading stuff. And the last is just a back pose which should be fairly easy to bang out. Enjoyyzzzzz!



-Update! Final version up.


-Cd.







Friday, October 31, 2008

Blog Art Jam

Ehhhh, mine sucks. Next time I'll plan it out more.





-Cd.







Tuesday, October 28, 2008

LittleBigPlanet!

IS FUCKING AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Puff Puff.

Sketches I did for a client's children's book. Hopefully I work with her soon! It's weird that usually my last or first drawing is the best one for any idea I have on anything. I started sketching from the top right and ended at the bottom left. I hope the cuteness melts your minds.





-Cd.





Monday, October 20, 2008

Background Duuuummmmp!

I've been workin' on some backgrounds for a show that's on PBS. Here's the backgrounds that I made so far. A couple of them are uninteresting, but hey, kids probably don't care about that shizzz also the animation is the focus!




-Cd.











Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Drawingzzz.

Random drawing with stuff & stuff. Not done yet, soon.




-Cd.




Thursday, August 14, 2008

Screw ninjas! Cowboys son!

Yeah I said it. I'm a rootin' tootin' cowboy lover. I'm gonna have to find time to finish this, but for now it'll stick in blue pencil limbo. Like so many other pictures.




-Cd.




Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rorschach!

I felt like sketching my recently favorite masked hero, Rorschach! I'm a bit rusty, but it'sall goooood. Anyway, here it is. I can't wait for the movie next year!!!!




-Cd.




Friday, July 25, 2008

Chow-daaah!


Damn, I love Chowder so much. Everything about it bursts with style and grace. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING! I don't think I've felt this way about a cartoon since Foster's. I've almost bought all the episodes from the Playstation Network. Christ I'm addicted.

The writing, animation, designs, voices, every damn THING! Sheesh I'm a fanboy now. Sall' good!


P.S.
So I decided to Wiki Chowder and came across some bad mouthing review. It was saying how the show was unoriginal in style and writing. Well you could guess I was pretty pissed off. I doubt Robert Rich, the writer of the review, is an artist so he wouldn't understand how much it takes to put into a design or character creation.

Anyway, I posted a pretty hot headed comment to his review which is the following:

"Chowder is nothing short of amazing. That last comment about the show was silly and unnecessary. The art direction by Dan Krall is stunning. The main characters have more style than a lot of cartoons out today. I'm an artist and I know how hard it is to make an original piece of art among a sea of artists. So for the creators of Chowder, I would give them a pat on the back for a job well done. I'm not saying the show is perfect. The writing is a little off at times, but that's it.

"But according to the show, his insatiable appetite is a good thing, as it's that hankering for food that saves the day in the first episode." No, you're wrong. If you had actually paid attention to the first episode, the ice cream man wheels out a girl version of the ice cream monster, which saves the day. Also, if you're talking about the second half of the show, then you would know that Mung, Schnitzel and Chowder made their home insanely huge to appease Truffles.

So no, his appetite did not save the day. Get your facts right."

My biggest gripe was that he trashed the show without getting his facts straight. Honestly, if you're gonna report on something at least know what the hell you're talking about. (rant over)

-Cd.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Gots to get stuff done!

I was watching some of my old test animations for my short I started in school and I need to complete it. My only regret is having to rush it so much during school. I lost sight of what was needed to be made. Mainly because of the class being three months and working with other people. Not to say that working with other people is bad, but when you don't have an understanding of the same art style it makes doing things very difficult. One idea that I never got across was that the animation wasn't paper doll animation. The animation test I did certainly didn't look like it at all, but of course I forgot to mention that during the class.

Anyway, hopefully someday I'll be able to get J.J. to dance with Jenny. Knowing what I know now can make it so much better. Until then, its work 24/7.




-Cd.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Christ, I suck at this!

I tried to paint my girlfriend a picture for her birthday and it didn't turn out so great. :(... Painting is so damn hard!!! Well anyway, the picture I drew didn't really translate at all so...yeah. Anyway, here they are. Maybe I'll just go buy her something and have the painting as a second gift. haha....I'm ashamed. Oh yeah, I tried to paint like the awesome people in The Incredibles art book (like the best, Lou Romano!), but yeah, didn't happen.




-Cd.







Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Damn!

I just read this article and it's some crazy shit! Artists of the world unite!




-Cd.

Painting, why are you so hard!

I wish I could paint like Lou Romano! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!




-Cd.







Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The finale!

Done! The one below it was what I had originally.




-Cd.






Poster, again!

Almost done! Some more elements to add and then to push it out the door!





-Cd.




Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Holy shiizzzzzz.

Freelance/contract work is crazy! I wonder how I'm gonna balance it all when my internship starts. I'm probably not gonna sleep for six months. Here's some stuff I have been working on. Ahhh I need to get it done soon!




-Cd.




Thursday, June 19, 2008

Poster Stuffs.

Ok, so I'm nearing completion of my sister's posters for her work. I'm pretty much done with the info poster, which needs minor tweaks and I'm working on the main poster right now. I wish I had more time to work on this but I cant. Anyway, here are some sketches for the Sports BBQ, wooop wooop!




-Cd.





Wednesday, June 18, 2008

woop woop!

What up! Damn, I'm finally done with school. It's kinda weird because it doesn't feel so different from when I was in school. Probably because I spent most of my time at work, Handheld Games. The games weren't the greatest of games but there were animations that were a lot of fun to work on as well as the people there.

I just got another gig yesterday. Some character work. Woop woop! I need to get it done fast-ish. Anyway, Things have been cool. I need to find time to finish my short, christ. I'll post some stuff from that job in a couple days or so. For now enjoy this awesome clip of the next upcoming Pixar short!




-Cd.




Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Demo Reel.

Damn I'm tired. Two hours of trying to figure out compressions and I finally figured it out. Anyway, here it is, my demo reel!




-Cd.




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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Website, done and done.

I'm finished with my website! Woooo! Celebrate good times! I finally added an animations section which I'll add to more later once I get everything sorted with my short(I need to finish it, oh my god! Then start on the next one, ahhhh! More on that later! Ahhhh!!). Check it out. Oh yeah, starting on some freelance for my sister. Another company BBQ poster. More of that to come, soonish.




-Cd.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bodys WIP.

Damn, I'm freakin' tired. I think I have to have a demo reel for tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure it won't be a big deal if I turn it in a day late. All our academic director wants is to cut all the demo reels together. But maybe I can persuade him to let me hand it in on friday. Hopefully. Anyway, this is pretty much going to be the last update I do for this until after graduation. I hate to put it in my portfolio as a WIP but that's just how it's gonna have to be(there is a ton o' crap wrong/off). Enjoy!




-Cd.







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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bodys 2.

Alrighty, time for an update on my final. I decided to finish the bodys animation that I started for my lip sync assignment. Although its not the full audio clip(I'm sure no one will notice). On to the wip!



-Cd.




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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bodys.

I'm playing catch up because I decided to miss a week of class. Woo Hoo! Anyway, this animation assignment was to dialogue. I chose to do a little bit of the 11 second club's current audio for their May competition. I wanna go back and fix some stuff and tighten up the curves. Hopefully this weekend. Who knows.




-Cd.




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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

3 actions of Max.

This assignment was to string a couple actions together. There's a butt load of stuff wrong in it but I'm not gonna get into that. Must move on to my other animations that are due for class!


-hmm. For some reason it doesn't play fully in firefox but in ie it does. Weird. Oh well. Might just be my computer.


-Cd.



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Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Backgrounds!

Some new, some replacing others. Here are the lines in progress!




-Cd.








Thursday, April 24, 2008

Take it, shake it!

So this is my 2nd attempt at animation in about two years. The last thing I ever animated was a ball and legs. Haha, good times. There's a butt load of things wrong with it, but hey animating in 3D is harder than rocks! Anyway, here it is.





-Cd.




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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Amazons, son!

Started this at work, probably finish it later. Like, the robot, later. Hopefully.

-Update, still working on it. Just messing around with some colors.




-Cd.