Monday, October 27, 2008

Farm morning

We took a train from Bordeaux to Paris at an obscenely early hour. But man, it was pretty. Watching the sun come up over the misty french countryside was so beautiful that I didn't even go back to sleep until about 9:30 or 10. At first all you could see was this blue-grey color. Then slowly shapes began showing up in the mist and eventually you could occasionally see trees, farmhouses, and occasionally cars before it would all disappear as the train sped past. This is what I remember it looking like as the sun rose enough that we could actually see some detail outside.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sketchcrawl and France

Yesterday was the world sketchcrawl, as some of you know. I headed down to Marina Del Rey to go on my very first official sketch crawl! It was fun, got to meet some people, draw some stuff. Here are a couple of sketches from that. I'm still figuring out these watercolor pencils. They're pretty fun, and such an easy way to do color on the go.

Also, I recently went to France to visit my sister who is studying in Nantes. Nantes has the machines de l'ile, which has an awesome mechanical elephant that people can ride on/in, the coolest steampunky merry-go-round I've ever seen, and a weird "treehouse" type thing made of metal. So below are some of the animals from the merry-go-round, as well as the view from our hotel window because I woke up early and had nothing to do. I wish I'd drawn the merry-go-round and elephant more, but it was cold, and I'm an LA wuss now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I don't really like the timing on this, but I was having some with some spaceships. I think I want to do a better aftereffects spaceship thing - it's really fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Griffith Park Observatory

This is basically the view of the observatory I see when I run up my street. I was out running tonight and there were flocks of pigeons flying around. It was pretty cool.

In other news I just got back from France, and I'll be posting my sketches from there soon. I've gotten spoiled by LA weather, and totally wimped out on sketching in the cold.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monkey Dare

Nature fact: Monkeys like to make dares, and they don't have too much sense.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I've been doing so much in the last week!

I'm working on a portfolio to apply for some visual development internship/apprenticeship type things. One of the deadlines is really soon, another is a ways off. This is pretty much what I've got so far. There's also a page of rough color keys and frames from a title sequence I've been working on, figure drawings, and animal drawings from the zoo (or based on animals from the zoo). I think I'm also going to be including some images I've already posted on my blog, so I didn't repost them here - but it'll probably be the Sifakas, Phil the penguin jumping into the water, the lighthouse on the island, the snowbeast and the guy jumping off the waterfall. I have no idea how many people actually look at this blog - but if you see any big weak points/obvious gaps, please let me know.

And I'm not too sure about including these lamps

Wednesday, October 1, 2008