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Hero Man GIF for SDCC
Decided to draw and animate this in my hotel room while taking a break from the Comicon Madness. Hope you enjoy!

Hero Man GIF for SDCC

Decided to draw and animate this in my hotel room while taking a break from the Comicon Madness. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday at SDCC

Even though I’m at SDCC I’m in my hotel room taking a break from all the crowds. One of the things I’ll be doing on my break time is revamping the characters above from 3 Minutes in Spytown. Ahhhhh! Quiet is good. Draw. Draw. Draw. (That’s the sound I make when I draw)



3D Paper Model Part 2

So I took the test model and threw it on our green screen and so far my tests are working out pretty nice. If I do decide to use something like this which I probably am, I am definitely going to make a better model. For what it’s worth in doing a quicky job I was able to find out it works first before spending a ton of time on the Model.
3D Paper Model Part 2

So I took the test model and threw it on our green screen and so far my tests are working out pretty nice. If I do decide to use something like this which I probably am, I am definitely going to make a better model. For what it’s worth in doing a quicky job I was able to find out it works first before spending a ton of time on the Model.

3D Paper Models!

So Today I decided I was going to do the animation portion for my new music video for Nashville’s Grayson in an unconventional way. I decided instead of drawing the pickup truck in a 3D program I decided to make a paper 3D Model. Now I did this very quickly and this is the first attempt but it turned out well enough that I should be able to use it. Obviously if you are going to try this yourself I would use Bristol board or thicker card stock. The upper picture is an example of what your cut out should look like.  I’ll keep you informed of how everything turns out. Now go and make your own 3D Paper Models! Thanks for the support.

Star Wars Wanted Cards

Some of the Cards I drew for my animation Hoth Face to Face from The Empire Uncut. I drew these straight off the action figures. There’s more that I’ll post later. Thanks for the support.

Star Wars The Empire Uncut

I want to thank Casey Pugh for choosing my animation to be in the 2nd installment of Star Wars Uncut. I had a great time animating some of my favorite characters and vehicles from the great movie. Personally, I think The Empire Strikes Back was the best Star Wars movie but that’s just me. My scene was called Hoth Face to Face and even though it was just 15 seconds I tried to cram as much of the real movie and comedy into all the scenes.

    Star Wars Uncut won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media on August 21, 2010 so maybe we will win one this time around. If you haven’t seen Star Wars Uncut you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ezeYJUz-84&feature=kp

GIF’s from the MARKER/ANIMATION Test for Grayson’s New Music Video.

Little Update on the progress. I’ve been lip syncing and directing for the past two days and these are a couple GIF’s of what it’s looking like at this point. I’m using BIC assorted colors 24 pack. I’ll post the CMYK Values for all the markers in a few days. Thanks for the support.

How to make an 11 Minute Animated Pilot for TV in 22 Days by Yourself. Lessons Learned.

The Story of Sky Glyderz Part 1

This is a story about a Pilot that no one saw which could have been good but when you have to write,direct,draw,animate,lip sync,do sound FX, mix music,edit and everything else that goes with making an animated pilot things can get difficult especially with a 22 day deadline.

   The 22 day deadline came about after having a terrible pitch to a producer which I will tell you about later. After the pitch went awry, Comedy Central told me that I could submit a pilot to them but I had to have it done in 22 days and that I would be competing with multiple other pitched shows. I jumped at the chance naturally and decided I was going to do it and nothing can stop me. Except maybe a really short deadline. Now at this point I had done a thumbnail storyboard for the pitch so I had drawn the characters and done some animation with them but not an entire 11 minute show by myself.

   In order for me to tell you about my experience I guess you should probably know a little about The SKY GLYDERZ. First of all it’s a parody of a parody which is Sea Lab 2021. The Pitch Line was A team of five misfit hangliders attempt to save the world from predator crime and the bizarre. Meanwhile, thwarting the never ending attacks from the evil wizard dude Vybron. Wow! Looking at this now, it’s just two terrible sentences. Uhhhgg!  Anyway, I loved the old school Hanna-Barbera works and I thought it was a funny concept. maybe it was maybe it wasn’t. Never the less I am still proud of everything I accomplished in 22 days and it only made me better today.

   Basically, these five idiots work from a secret base inside their favorite fast food restaurant Bürger Burger solving low level crimes that the police don’t even bother with.. They have all kinds of high tech equipment yet the reasons for it are not apparent. Most of the villains are creepy versions of what I thought Hanna-Barbara might do if they were involved with this project .They never would be…ha ha, but if they were then I tried to draw like they would have if that makes any sense. It might not. I haven’t slept well in the past couple days, so that will be my disclaimer. Vybron is the main villain and he has a sidekick who has a sidekick which talks using the Japanese Google Translate girl voice. For some reason Vybron thinks if he defeats the SKY GLYDERZ he will rule the galaxy. Obviously we all know that is not the case. One thing I always thought was funny is that once they get to their destination on their gliders they really didn’t have any way back and that’s a little insight on how this so called team works.

   Now that You know a little about the SKY GLYDERZ, Part Two will discuss my trial and tribulations on trying to finish what seemed like an impossible project. I’ll discuss animation problems I ran into as well as everything else that goes into trying to make a quality animation in 22 days by yourself. Tune in next time. Hopefully this will help out someone interested in or does animation and they want to have their own show.

Star Wars ‘No Hope’

A parody I did last weekend of the Famous Scene from Star Wars for College Humor. Check it out and find out the real story behind Luke Skywalker.

Country Music Artist Grayson’s New Animated Music Video
song: Time Machine
#1 on the ARIA physical singles chart in April 2010
#1 on the Indie-download chart Ireland in October 2009
#1 on the Reverbnation charts January 2013
Having tons of fun creating this new animated music video for Grayson. These are a few of the many backgrounds that will rotate throughout the video. It’s a great song and I can’t wait for everyone to see it when he releases his Single to the U.S.

Fan Cartoon Hangover Bumper Submission.

Quick bumper ad I did for fun for Cartoon Hangover. hope you guys like it.

Country Music Artist Grayson

Music Video for the song Time Machine.

Just finished up some Marker Tests for Grayson’s New Music Video ‘Time Machine’. I figured a kind of rough hand drawn look would go great with his song and it being country music. Ran out of a few colors in my huge marker selection so I have to make a Huge marker Art Store run today. Should be fun! More to come tomorrow.

Model Sheets from the Star Wars parody called ‘No Hope’

MORE DEMONS!More of the Demons that I did for the Woosley Band’s New CD Cover. I drew them in an Adventure Timeish Style without the dot eyes. I drew about 50 of these and kept my time limit to 1 to 2 minutes per Demon seeing that they were going to be really small on the Cover. Some of the Demons Pictured are Ayperos, beelzebub,Eurynome,Haures,Kobal,Mammon,Naberius,Nergal

DEMONS!Some of the Demons that I did for the Woosley Band’s New CD Cover. I drew them in an Adventure Timeish Style without the dot eyes. I drew about 50 of these and kept my time limit to 1 to 2 minutes per Demon seeing that they were going to be really small on the Cover. Some of the Demons Pictured are Andras,Asmoday,Aym,Balam,Focalor,Gorgon,Kobal,Mullin,Beumas,Moloch