Sunday, August 31, 2008

Horrendous Fiasco Logo-Animated

This is the logo (looped for your viewing pleasure) that will be used for the web and any animated title I may need in the future. There is going to be a future right? video

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Medusa painting UPDATE


As the underpainting continues to take form, so do the days of our lives. HA!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Horrendous Fiasco Logo


I am finally getting around to designing the components of Horrendous Fiasco's long overdue website. Yikes, only a year or so late. I guess that's what happens when one actually has to work for a living. Here is the official logo of Horrendous Fiasco. An animated version is on the way.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Doc


This is a sketch of the "Doc" from a short I am working on entitled, "Jimmy's World of Hurt". Jimmy is further down the blog. Will post the updates.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Medusa


Here's a guy who thinks turning into stone is not necessarily a bad thing. Another underpainting. Will post the progress so stay tuned.

Monsters Painting


Like I said before, I have started several paintings. Here is a comic painting of several monsters. I didn't do any preliminary sketches, it is just one of those things you let flow out. It always seems to "flow out" monsters.

Progress

Friday, August 22, 2008

Death has a daughter


Actually starting to paint again. I have several canvases started at this point and will share their progress. Here is a underpainting of Death's daughter.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sketch of Jimmy


Working on a little short called "Jimmy's World of Hurt". Here is a sketch of Jimmy.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My Design BUT


Rendered by the amazing Dave Fedan.

Why Anime?

I have been puzzled by the love of Anime for a long time. I never quite understood why it became so popular, why it's limited animation techniques became a short hand in American television, and why so many animation fans had this extremist, and overzealous opinion of its value. I was almost always too busy to care, but it has continued to be popular so I started asking around. The overwhelming response was "because it is different", that's it. The second most popular response is that it is more creative and bizarre in terms of story and therefore more entertaining than its American counterpart. Makes perfect sense to me and why shouldn't it. As an American born animator, I like many Americans have been brainwashed to believe that animation can only be done the Disney way. (Thank G-d for Warner Bros and Bugs, otherwise, I might have plucked my eyes out with a fork. I mean how many Broadway musical fairy tales can one culture endure. It's the Disney formula, isn't it? (not including Pixar). So if Anime provides something different, isn't time to set the bar higher? We have hardly scratched the surface of "what can be different in animation". Actually, I see very few people trying, but imagine how popular you could be. I tried to do something different with Longhair and Doubledome and it received one of the best focus tests ever ignored in Cartoon Network history. Different must be good.

Friday, August 8, 2008

BIGFOOT


Just a sketch from my youth. I used to love Big Daddy Roth and those crazy model kits.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cargill


Design from 2006...going through files again.