Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
CTN Xpo '09 Sketch-Notes
These are my long overdue CTN Animation Expo 2009 Sketch Notes.
I met a lot of great & talented people, went to some fun panels, and had a blast. I hope these Sketch Notes convey that sentiment.
CTN X '09 schedule This is my schedule for the CTN Animation Expo 2009. Yes, I color coded it by day.
The Power of Mime- Lorin Eric Salm. Mr. Salm was very nice & funny. Kinda Quiet. ;)
Who's Who in the Animation Pipeline- Angela Lepito. Angela has been on my email list for years and it was so nice to finally meet her in person.
Crafting the Short Pitch- Pilar Alessandra. Pilar had some great information in her great panel. I'd love to check out one of her workshops sometime.
From Designs to Toys- Mitchell Bernal. It was great to learn how Mitchell turned his passion for toys and collecting them into a business he loves doing and thrives in. He created the popular Skeleanimals toyline!
How I Sell the Pitch- Guy Vasilovich. Guy's advice was awesome. I'm a big fan of the shorts he's produced for Frederator, so it was nice to hear him talk and tell his pitching tales and battles. Great, funny guy. I love his art style too.
Anatomy of a Hit Animated Series: The Decision Makers- Ramin Zahed, Swampy Marsh, Jamie Mitchell, Dan Povenmire, Ford Riley. This was another great panel by Disney Creators of Phineas & Ferb, and Special Agent Oso. Their advice was great, and they are smart & hilarious guys.
Getting a Job in Animation and Keeping it- Steve Hickner. Steve Hickner's panel was very entertaining, but sadly, too short. He had some good advice and a great outlook on life.
The Broad-appeal of Animation- Frank Gladstone, Brenda Chapman, Sue Nichols, Kathy Zielinski. To tell you the truth I was still in the middle of waking up while at this panel. Thank god for coffee, and for the fact the panel was very encouraging and insightful.
Developing the Animated Comedy Feature- Steve Kaplan. Steve's panel on the animated comedy feature was fun, as he's a funny guy. Lots of good notes, and things to research in there, if you can read my chicken scratch.
Top: They Got it All, But I Did it All: How to protect what you do.- Glenn Litwak
Bottom: The Power of Improv- Ezra Weisz, School of Improv @ Bang Comedy Theatre, L.A. Glenn Litwak talked about all the stuff that makes you wanna pull your hair out, and Ezra's Improv panel was really good. I'd like to take a few workshop classes there when I can raise up some $.
The World of Appeal (Bill Peet)- Tenny Chonin, Ed Gombert. This was a good panel, it was just too short. Which was too bad. :(
Top: Color Scripting: The Art Directors from Pixar, Disney, Sony- Charles Solomon, Andy Gaskill, Dave Goetz, Dice Tsutsumi, Lou Romano.
Bottom: Spotlight Focus Interview: Harald Siepermann, Tina Price. The Color Scripting Panel was great, but severely crowded. Loved hearing all these guys speak about Color Scripting and the art of. Lou Roman knocked my eyes out. His art, I mean. Harald Siepermann's interview was great. As an aspiring character designer myself, I loved absorbing his great advice and beautiful drawings.
Special Thanks go out to Tina Price & the rest of the moderators, speakers, guests, volunteers, exhibiting artists and professionals for throwing such a fun and memorable event. Glad I was there to soak it up.
You can also find all these Sketch Notes as a Flicker Set on my Flickr page. Feel free to print them out and stick em on your wall!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Self Poor Trait
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I Smell Macaroni & Cheeze! Tom Hart @ SVA interview on Youtube: the sketch-note
Yesterday I won a free 5x8 sketchbook from Blick Art Materials, and I also purchased a few comic making supplies (i.e. mechanical pencil, brand new Tombow brush, a pack of bristol board, etc.), and what better way to break in the new sketchbook than by doing a sketch-note page at 3a.m.?
Better yet, why not make it a sketch-note of cartoonist Tom Hart on the Youtubes giving an interview at SVA?
It's a 9 parter, broken up into 5 minute clips, and there's some pretty great nuggets and kernels o' good ol' cartoonin' wisdom oozin' on out of 'em.
If you'd like to see them too, click here.
Unless you're lazy, than you can just watch the first installment down below.
Thanks for being such a great and encouraging inspiration Tom!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
A while back, I did some design work on my pal Whit Hertford’s Life After Myth project!
About Life After Myth:
“Creator Whit Hertford brings you the story of a has-been Loch Ness monster trying to deal with life after his star has faded and finds that misery loves company when he begins attending group therapy for washed-up Myths.”
Well, this little monster is growing up to be a full blown Godzilla!!!
We just got the fully cooly rendered up animated trailer back from PUNY, and it came out completely jaw-dropping. It looks amazing!!!
Above are a few stills from the trailer! Yip! Jump!
I am so PROUD to be a part of this project! WooHoo! Great job Whit, Julia & PUNY!!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
Sketchbook Photo Project!
Working on a sketchbook photo project w/ my photog pal, Maria Stein.
This is a pretty neato test image of the cover!
Art by yours truly.
Photo by Maria Stein.
Sketchbook made by Tyler Bender Book Co.
Cool Peeps Sketchbook Drawings Series
So, I have a nifty new sketchbook that I am in major love with. It was made by Tyler Bender Book Co., and he re-purposes, re-sizes, old library books.
The pages are heavy and dense and can handle most strong markers without heavy bleeding to the next page and the binding is pretty durable. I love the size of the book and it's fairly intimate for both artist and reader/lookie-loo. In this case, the book that was re-purposed was Stars Fell On Alabama by Carl Carmer.
Needless to say, I carry this book with me everywhere I go and I doodle in it ALL the time!
Lately, it's become a bit more valuable to me since I began letting friends and heroes alike, doodle in it too!
Here's a few of my favorite doodles folks have been kind enough to give me thus far:
Sherm Cohen doodles up a great bad ass Perry, Agent P for me during my field trip to Disney last week!
Another great Sherm Cohen Quality Brand Doodle!!!
Here's a Robert Williams, the granddaddy of "Low-Brow", sketch note doodle I did during a lecture of his at CSUN, that he was kind enough to autograph for me!
Here's a doodle I did of Young Matt Groening/Old Matt Groening that Matt Groening was kind enough to autograph too! I met him at Gary Panter's Lecture/opening a couple weeks ago at PCC!
A doodle by my pal Kat Rivera! She is the doodle queen and fun to draw with!!!
Ran into Johnny Ryan at the Gary Panter Lecture/Opening too! Yea, it was a really cool nite! He doodled me this original Blecky Yuckerella all up in my sketchbook's grillage!!! (and apparently meditating too!)
What can I say about Gary Panter? The man is a fricking geniux. And he drew me an original Jimbo sketch in my sketchbook!!! Cool, eh? This was during his Lecture/Opening at PCC!
Here's a great doodle Cristina Paulos, the other half of Doubled8, did for me of one of my characters: the fabulous Fez-tastic Porter Duck!
A great blade-runner-esque doodle in my sketchbook from the equally great and harrison ford-like Chad Essley!
Here's a great Porter Duck doodle from Chad Essley in mah sketchbook!!!
You can also check out all these via Flickr & Twitpic!
Coming soon: my Sketch Note Doodles!