Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More Wall-rus doodles

I've decided he's always angry because he hates everything.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cool Top Cat Book

It's so awesome! I love the colors. I gotta find some more by this guy.


That a duck

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Say hello to WALL-RUS, a vaguely Ed Benedict inspired walrus!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Yesterday, while every other teenage girl in existence went to that vampire flick, I went and saw Bolt, Disney's latest attempt to prove that they can make CG films sans Pixar. Don't get me wrong, I thought Chicken Little was hilarious, and I loved Meet the Robinsons. Bolt, however, is more ambitious than these previous efforts, and for the most part succeeds in drawing closer to Pixar's quality level.
The thing that jumped out at me about this movie was the backrounds. They are possibly the best I have seen in any CG film. They were achieved with a technique called "Non-photorealistic rendering" or NPR. This makes them look painted, rather than all nasty and CG-y. Even the blades of grass looked good.
As far as character design, I thought it was solid. Bolt was very cute and doggy. The humans still look a little plastic and Dreamworks-esqe.
Everyone says that the hamster is the funniest character, but I thought he was a little overrated. The pidgeons were the real stars, in my opinion.
Overall, a very solid entry for Disney, and definetely a step in the right direction.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Chuck Jones Study

Copied off of John K's blog here. Chuck Jones always had the most interesting poses, even on a fairly generic character.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tex Avery study

I copied these from a Tex Avery-era Bugs model sheet. I think this design looks a lot like the Bugs in "Hair Raising Hare," which is a Chuck Jones. The "Hair Raising Hare" Bugs design is my favorite Bugs ever.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I love Tim Lincecum

This has nothing to do with anything, but m'boy Tim Lincecum won the Cy Young award! I'm so pwoud of him.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Better than its awful title. But not that much better.

So yesterday I went to see "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," the sequel to 2005's kinda lame but endlessly quotable "Madagascar". Although it was better than its title and awful trailer led me to believe, it failed to capture the hilarity and quotableness of its predecessor (at least after only one viewing). The high point of the whole film for me was when Rico the penguin pulled out a switchblade to intimidate the lion.
Probably my biggest issue with the film is the character design on the new characters. The lion design that worked okay on Alex did not work so well on the million other lions, especially the creepy and unnatural bad guy lion voiced by Alex Baldwin. The hippos were okay but kind of weird. The giraffes didn't look anything like Melman. The big joke with the zebras was that they all looked exactly like Marty, but it just came off as lazy. The only new designs I liked were Alex as a baby and a baby giraffe.
Of course, there was plenty of penguins to go round, and their kick-awesome antics didn't disappoint. But overall, not quite as good as the first one. But I'm sure that after a couple more views I'll be quoting it, too.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Preston Blair Dogs

Some Preston Blair copies.

A Mole, Jesus (hay-soos)

This sprung from an argument Johnny and I had over the lyrics to the song "Benny and the Jets". I contended (correctly) that it goes "a mohair suit". He thought it was a "mole-hair suit". So we compromised, and decided that it's really "a mole, Jesus". Of course, I couldn't not draw it.

Some olda stuff.

Copied this from a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Drew these awhile back while watching 101 Dalmations. Ballin' movie.