Kung Fu Panda Fan Art
February 6, 2016
We went to see Kung Fu Panda 3 recently and I got inspired to do some fan art. Nico Marlet's character designs are incredible! So I thought I'd try my hand at a blind clouded leopard character in his style. If you'd like to take a shot at this character design challenge, you can download the high-resolution template here:
Check out Switchboard Infinity!
December 12, 2015
I wanted to do a shout-out for an awesome audio show that's going on right now. It's called "Switchboard Infinity," and it's a fun and funny (that is to say, hilarious) sci-fi about a guy named Malcolm who escapes from the Jupiter system and tries to get back to Earth. It's made with a mix of theatrical improv, excellent acting performances, and extensive professional sound design, and is frankly a joy to listen to. Check it out now for free on Soundcloud!
2D Rig Animation Test
December 7, 2015
For a while now, I've been developing my 2D rigging skills in Toon Boom Harmony Premium. Here's my latest test for my most advanced rig. Some features it includes: 180 degrees of full body rotation (mostly keyframeable, with many hand swaps available - could be modified to 360 degrees if necessary), volumetric lighting / shading, deformation controls for the spine and limbs, a kind of cheat I came up with that allows IK on the feet, and a fully poseable mouth rig for lip syncs. With the help of action templates, animating this full-body lip sync test took me roughly one hour per second. The next step for me is to start building new male and female rigs based on this model, which I hope to use for commissions, contract work, and my own pilot episode!
P.S. If the video player isn't showing, try clicking this link:
2D rig animation test
Toon Boom Webinar!
November 25, 2015
My wife Christina will be doing a webinar about using Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro, on December 3rd. Check it out!
September 27, 2015
So, I've definitely missed a lot of Daily Drawing days recently. My excuse is that my wife and I have been super busy with an animation project. Still, I plan to do all the missing drawings. In the meantime, here's a hideous monstrosity.
Day 17 - Comic
September 19, 2015
Day 16 - Shizzle
September 18, 2015
I don't even know
Day 15 - Bath Time
September 17, 2015
He pretends to hate it.
Day 14 - Candy Harbinger
September 16, 2015
Just playing with Sketchbook's paintbrushes.
Day 13 - Her Specter
September 15, 2015
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