Monday, August 31, 2009

Another Layer

Added a sun effect to my new design. Not sure I am going this direction and I will not finalize it for another month or so. Going to design slow and try several variations. This direction is not necessarily very innovative. I have seen it. The question remains if there is a way to enhance this type of design in order to make it original.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Doubledome (of Longhair & Doubledome) was one of the first ventures into digital ink and paint. It shows. This is really a very traditional handling of an animated image and although we experimented with both color and line at Knock Knock, we never really strayed too far from what we knew, mixing paint and slapping it on a cel. This is a good example of traditional ink and paint done digitally. Hopefully, "Man Story" will be a bit more sophisticated in its treatment of the animated image. hopefully I have learned something since 1998.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blocking it out

I have decided to post a few steps in my character and film design process. I am presently boarding a new independent short entitled, "Man Story". I am taking a break from the boarding process to start a prelim design. The style of this film is very important to me. It has to be different, it has to be a new look. I have always found that innovation is best started from what you all ready know. So this is my initial block out. It is how I have produced digital design since 1998. Created in Photoshop, I have cleaned up the pencil images and started laying both shadow passes in and an overall tone. More later.

Caveman Design

Working on a new independent short. Here is a preliminary design for one of the caveman characters.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Well the next 6 months in my little mundane life should be as creatively chaotic as anything I can remember. I have started so many projects, I do not know if I will be alive after their completion. It is kind of crazy and at the same time I look forward to it. The hardest part is not to get overwhelmed, just take it a day at a time, and plow away. Stay tuned. Oh, and BTW the Horrendous Fiasco Website is finally getting there. Under Construction page is up and is at least entertaining.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fastest Site Ever-Teenzillas

Mike Parker and I have launched a site called Teenzillas where you can post stories about your teenage years, raising your own nightmare teenagers or anything Teen that might classify as Teenzilla. Mike called me in the beginning of the week and we have the site up and running right now. We put this bad boy together in less than a week. SCHWING!!! So go to Teenzillas and post away. We want traffic.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Working on a new website, Teenzillas. It will probably be up very soon. Here is the banner design done by yours truly.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Under Construction Page Finished

Well after an unusual problem with Flash, what a surprise. I was finally able to complete the "Under Construction" Page for the gargantuan Horrendous Fiasco website of no return project. Flash in it's infinite wisdom decided it should export at a different frame rate than the actual flash file. This does create problems when you are post-scoring a soundtrack. (The soundtrack was nearly twice as long as the original flash file...oops. I had to re-time the entire piece to the soundtrack and when I am faced with such a task, I always try to make it better than before. So I added a few things for grins. Thanks to Jimmy May by the way for another fantastic track. Hope I did good.