Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Flash Experiment #1

This is a flash experiment I did a couple pf years back. I got the shapes by exploiting a weak point or two in flash. one was the smooth fill function and the other is the shape tweening function. The photo is of my lovley wife jen. I loved this picture she took of herself and had to use it. The opening of it has some grey digital crap on it, but it goes away quickly. It got that when I uploaded it to you tube. I kinda think it looks cool too. Especially the part where it crawls across her face and pops off right to the music.

Monday, January 29, 2007

I wonder what these guys are laughing about? All I know is that I love Poppie's vato shades! and ... are 41 and 42 holding hands while 43 isn't looking?

Saturday, January 27, 2007

A couple more from the books.

I used to live here.

This is the back cover to one of my sketch books.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Go here to see some factories I've built out of trash! This is an old site I put up about 3-4 years ago. Andrew Brandou and Miles Thompson helped me to put it up. As you will see I ran out of steam while working on it. a lot of the pages don't work. Sorry guys, I dropped the ball.


DO NOT Use the EMAIL address from the Wesite It will NOT get to me. If you want to get in touch with me use the email in the profile attatched to this blog. Do not use the contact me button in the web sight.

This next URL will take you to a painting I did a while ago. I used a set of church blueprints as an element. Some one was doing a church renovation and I found the blue prints for it in a pile behind an architects office. Because it was a renovation they took black and white photos of the different rooms they were renovating, the vestibule, the music room etc. and put them into the blueprints making them blue and white photos. I used bleach to paint ghosts into these rooms and came up with a couple of cool images. I like how the bleach burned the paper giving the ghosts a warm yellow tint it shows up well against the blue tones of the blueprint photos.


When you get there, click on the girl face not the brain guy or the mouth or the ghostie eyes. That will take you to the painting I'm talking about. then roll over the blueprint pic in the painting and they will enlarge, slightly.

Over the years these blueprint photos I used have faded almost into nothingness. Leaving big white spots in the painting with only faint glimmerings of what was there. these photos are what I have left of the images. The drawing of the church front is completely gone. I love that.
A two page spread from one of my sketchbooks.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Here are a couple of screen shots, just to keep track of how the short is coming along.

I hope to have some more animation, from the short, to post sometime next week.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen Sean Szeles 2004 model,

And Glendale mexipunks 2006 style

Friday, January 19, 2007

here are some more sketch book pages.

This first is a collage I made from old McDonaldls comics, old Bobs Bigboy comics and Sgt.Rock.

Spray paint, Ink, and Xerox transfer.

Spray paint gouache and ink stamp.

Gouache, Dr.martin,s dyes and Xerox transfer

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Here is a better view of the atlantis B.G. from the Edgar trailer. I did this one myself. It didn't make it into the episode unfortunately. I'll post some of the B.G.s that Justin and Andrew did as soon as I can find them or render them out.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

This is the trailer for the cartoon monsoon pilot I did for warner's Online a couple of years back. Carey Yost did the character design Justin Thompson did the B.G. design and Andrew Brandou did the BG. painting in flash. The in-house team was Steve Belfer my jeffe, Dave Fain, Carlos Palazio, Sean Szeles, Seth Cooper, James Jacob, Jennifer Branch, Kristin McCormick Adndrew Feinstein, Ryan Pringle and Sam Addes. Thanks guys, for making a great short. I will be posting the two 3 and a half minuet episodes as soon as I can get them busted down to size.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Time for a cuteness overload! Introducing my son Jared better known as Monkeyboy. Sorry I know this is disgustingly late but these pics from last halloween just make me laugh.

At this point he doesn't know what the F#&*K to do. All he knows is that he isn't gonna take no candy from whatever the hell that thing is.

It's all good though "G" cause at the end of the evening the J_man has what all the ladies want aaiiight!

Here's the walk cycle that I took the still from to post earlier. I have to work out the animation better on this and some stuff in it is very choppy and out of synch, but most of it's there I think. The short's going to be called "Abduction Munchkins What's Your Disfunction" Corny I know , but I done said muh piece and I'ma stickin' to it.

Here are some more adventures from the same world as the cartoon I posted earlier. hope you like em'.

I hope you can follow this stuff it's kinda esoteric. This is the ceremony of the Killing of the King. I hope there's some entertainment value in all this even if it's just the pretty pichures.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This is how the wide city shot looked originally in my sketch book. I might go back and put in all the secret society badges into the final B.G. I might just say forget it and move on.

And here is a full comic page. I get the stuff into flash as fast as I can draw it and start animating. I'll save the dialogue and any coloring or tones on the comics, until after I'm done with the short, I guess. It might give me a chance to plus the dialogue as I record it, as well.

Here's an old after effects cartoon I did a while ago. This was also taken from one of my sketch books. I just cut the comics up in photoshop, and import them into after effects from there. The music is by a guy named Hans Reichel he plays the Daxophone.That's an instrument of his own design that operates on the same principle as the noise made by a wooden ruler being clamped to a desk and plucked, you know that vibrating sound that makes. I go tit off a CD called "Gravichords Whirlies and Pyrophones" a compilation of experimental instruments. Any way if you want to know more go to www.Daxo.com it's his site. I think he also does type design. The story for this short is much larger and the other sections are episodes in thier own right, but I just haven't gotten the gumption up to do more animation on the rest of it.

And here are the pages from my sketch book that have the character designs for the short. I was watching some old betty boop cartoons again one day, and drew up these guys. I took such a liking to them that I started doing a sort of stream of consciousness comic book thing in my sketch book. That eventually turned into the short i'm working on. I'll post some of the comic pages next.

Here are some stills from the short I'm working on. I accidentally left the guides on when I published the picture, but I kinda liked the way they looked, so I just left them on.

Spleeeee! Here we go!