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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”-unknown

Monday, March 28, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

Monday = Lame. 
So usually once a week I will ask my friend Antho what should I listen to on Today he text me first and let me know that today is Strike Anywhere day. 
Now for the drawing. I drew fat little Tim at the gym. I am not that buff, but a little guy that is buff and fat is hilarious to me.
They had a free UFC event this weekend which was awesome. Chan Sung Jung "The Korean Zombie" fought Leonard Garcia for the second time. I saw them fight last year in Sacramento at WEC's first Paper view and they won fight of the year for that fight. This one started as a slug fest and the Zombie took it to the ground and put Garcia in a "Twister" (A crazy submission created by Eddie Bravo). This is a doodle of the Korean Zombie I drew on Friday.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pitch Animation - Part 2

So I have been testing outlining in Illustrator CS5. There is a new brush tool that is awesome. I just need to figure out how to make the line weight more consistent. The stroke weight started really thin when I first started outlining, and then got thicker and thicker at the end. Maybe I was pressing to hard or maybe a setting I messed up.  There is a few problems with the animation a couple pops in the movement and some flowing issues with the movement. Other than that not to bad for about 5 hours of work.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pitch Animation

Since I have been brushing up on my animation. I did a little practice using the Preston Blair animation book. Here is a rough of a pitcher throwing a baseball. Using the three basics techniques Action line + Skeleton + Detail to build the animation up as I went along. I think I am going to take it in to illustrator and add some final clean up.

The animation was created in Flash. I think it would of been easier to do it traditional, but it was a lot easier to test the animation.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Walk Cycle 3

Finally added a little cartoon me into the walk cycle. The lines are a little funky, because I used a pressure sensitive tablet. There is stuff I still need to work on like nesting and tweening. Not to bad though.

If you can't see the animation it is a flash file so jPhones and jPads sorry no worky.

French Exit @ the Key Club tonight

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Concept fun!

Here is some concept stuff I drew up a few months ago.

Listening to my library. The Strung Out cover of Bark at the Moon. It is Awesome!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

Lunch time drawing.
Practicing drawing chicks oops... I mean ladies. I really don't like the elf eyes I started to draw when I was trying to simplify the eye.
Another mma fighter this guy looks similar to Anderson Silva mixed with a John Jones.

While listening to Nate Dogg _RIP

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

I have been pretty busy hustling so, I haven't really had time to sketch. I finally got some time to do a few this week.
This guy kinda looks like Forest Griffin.

Everyone loves Wolverine.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Beach Mural

All done! Friday night I finished the black outline on the back ground and then added rough outlines of a clown fish (nemo looking fish) and a sea horse. I add some red lines and a clover/club to the surf board.
Then Saturday I colored in the fish and seahorse and then added Coulter to the surfboard.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Beach Mural

So Friday night I worked till about 1 on the mural. The outline on all the background is all done. I added a turtle and a starfish. It is really close to being finished. I just have to add a few more fish and paint the surf board. I forgot to take a picture of the starfish. I hope to finish it up this week.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Moleskine sketch book

I did this sketch last Friday. Listening to the UFC count down special.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beach Mural

Since I have been sick it has been a slow process on the painting. Since there is a baby shower at the house next weekend I tried to finish the background and the following week I will add the characters. All of the back ground is colored and I am adding a simple black outline to everything to clean up the lines and make the colors really POP!