Sketches/Concept Art

Photo on 2013-12-27 at 21.44

The original image was made using colored pencil for sketch lines and faber castell artist pens in brown. Second image was rendered in Adobe Illustrator using live trace. I posted it because I liked the way it looks. It does not do the original justice. I may have to work on this further.

Sketches/Concept Art

I have been working on improving myself as an artist. The biggest of which is improving my attention to detail. I drew out the sketch of a bird that I had drawn before but with more attention to detail in an almost mechanical way. Please comment! I’d love to hear what everyone thinks.

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Concept art


I haven’t been working on my paintings as of lately but painting is by far my favorite thing to do. I’m posting the concept art for a painting I will be working on in the upcoming weeks.

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I drew the image out in my sketch book then adjusted the colors in Adobe Illustrator to see how I might like to paint it. Please comment on which you like best. 🙂


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Snowman in Florida

Snowman in Florida

So for those of you who know me, I am crazy about snow. The first time I ever saw snow, I actually spent 5 hours building an igloo with a family-friend. Needless to say…that was not
a good idea. I got a horrible 24 bug, but that is not the point. 😉

I currently live in Florida and we get a bit chilly sometimes (like 50 degrees haha), but we never get any snow. So I figured I would build myself a 3D snowman in Maya. I think he came out really cute for being mostly basic shapes and a little bit of maya-magic as I call it.

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5 HRS LATER. Igloo is so small we are cramped inside. But I accomplished my goal of making an igloo. Mission accomplished. 😀

Behind the Scenes: Brother Bear

Brother Bear – Copyrighted by Disney

I was recently researching animated films, looking at everything from Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas to Disney’s Snow White and I stumbled along this behind the scenes video.

Most people are unaware of the amount of work and time it takes to make an animated film. The video that I am posting is actually part of the pre-animation process. It is an accumulation of work put together to present the movie to Disney for production.

I personally loved this clip because of all the sketches. I hope you enjoy it too.

Character sketch

I recently met a little boy at a friends house who was really inspiring. He was oh so cute and way too fashionable to ignored. These character sketched are loosely based on him and his adorable way with the ladies. He has no name but I am always up for suggestions.

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Frozen fan art

If you have yet to see Disney’s Frozen, you are in for a treat. The movie is full of one-liners and loads of parodying from previous Disney movies. Don’t be fooled by the handsome young lad assisting the beautiful princess, this movie is all about family and the secondary characters are the highlight of the story.

Sven and Olaf are my personal favorites if you couldn’t tell. Once you see the movie, you will understand why.

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Behind the Scenes: The Bear and The Hare

So I recently came across this “making of” video of a commercial made using both stop motion animation and hand-drawn animation. To those of you who aren’t animators, stop motion is by far one of the most complicated and tedious forms of animation. Most beginning animators are even afraid to begin one of these projects because we’re afraid we will not have the time to finish it. Hand-drawn animation is my personal favorite. 2D animation just breathes life into a character, in my opinion. Take a look, this method of animation is quite fascinating.

Finished commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqWig2WARb0

Sketch 12/5/13

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I really enjoy sketching animals in different poses. Bears are fascinating and are depicted in movies such as Brother Bear and The Jungle Book. I hope I get to make one of my bears dance one day like Baloo.