Weekly Wrap-Up 5-9-21

Spent a bit of time on this F1 car sequence learned a lot in the process. I had to do a drawing in Procreate for the #koteriinkchallenge his character designs are always so different even the line work so unique. Been thinking about hallways and staircases so I created a first person hallway sequence. Making the smaller background objects really brought life to the world. Created a small spacecraft landing sequence trying out some camera control in the process.

Weekly Wrap-Up 4-11-21

I have been going through a couple of Blender tutorials. The low poly building was the last one I built for a training session. The giant robot it based on an 2D-illustration. The robot spider tank was my first napkin sketch to 3D design. Also started messing around with the more advanced features in the video feature “tracking nodes” are so much fun to get tracking points lined up just right.

Weekly Wrap-Up 3-28-21

Part of last year I spent trying to learn a few things. At a certain point I took time away from late night drawings and filled up a notebook while learning the VERY basics of Blender. I originally wanted to learn it for grease pencil but realized I really need to know how it operates overall. These are a couple of early renders after learning the basics then branching out on my own to just experiment. I usually start with a side and top view sketch before attempting to design anything on the computer. I am starting to learn how to approach even the most complex designs by just starting with blocking it out with basic shapes.

Weekly Wrap-Up 1-11-21

Finished up a couple of illustrations I had sitting around. During the end of year I caught up on a couple of my favorite shows and did some illustations based on the shows. I did a dance study video trying out a new iPad app and watched a really funny Larry King interview with Danny Pudi and had to do an animation of the interview.

Weekly Wrap-Up 12-28-20

My end of the year animation 2020 wrap up video. Another year I learned a lot about the process and continue to get more confident with the software. I really enjoyed the Netflix series The Queens Gambit and did a couple of fanarts based on the lead character. Besides that a couple of weekend illustrations and my annual holiday card.

Weekly Wrap-Up 11-23-20

Character design topic for November was to design a Yokai, I drew a Tanuki. A couple of weeks ago Adidas released the design collection for Ivy Park season 2. I did a couple of fashion illustrations based on the designs. On repeat the last couple of weeks I have been streaming Black Thought’s Streams of Thought Vol. 3. One night I did a couple of frames and ended up to a quick animation to a couple of verses from the track called “State Prisoner”.

Weekly Wrap-Up 10-19-20

For Octobers character design challenge the theme was Aztec warrior. As usual I had a couple of rough pencil sketches and in the end just worked with a mash of a couple of them into one final illustration. I have a number of weekend model reference studies this is just another in a series. Finally I am big fan of animator @rocketboiart his characters really stand out. I did a weekend personal challenge I took one of his characters and did a small animation featuring her.

Weekly Wrap-Up 9-20-20

Finishing up a summer project but still doing small late night illustrations and animations when I can. I found a couple of shortcuts that help me do quicker animations in Clip Studio studying a lot of frames has helped me realize I can do more with less. I watched Beastars a while back and never got around to posting this fan art. Also a couple of draw this in your style challenges it’s always so much fun to interpret another artist work.

Weekly Wrap-Up 7-12-20

For this months character design challenge the theme was dinosaur racer. I liked what the initial first concept was in my head and just ran with it. A fan art in honor of finishing Gundam 08th Team fantastic series. Looking at a number of animation books I am still experimenting with a concise animation workflow. I do 90% of the work in Clip Studio select fill paint is pure magic.

A workflow test with some layer effects.
Big fan of the comic book series Excellence by KHARY RANDOLPH and BRANDON THOMAS a good reason to do a test with everything I have put together.

Weekly Wrap-Up 5-4-20

Just a few illustrations finished up lately. I was reminded the other day just how great the OP to Record of Lodoss is and wanted to draw a couple of the characters in modern clothing. Recently got around to playing Control for my PS4 it’s a pure visual treat. I made a couple of fan illustrations after finishing the game.

This months character design challenge was doctors/nurses. I went with a doctor who uses his fist to battle viruses.

I want to do more animation but time isn’t infinite so here is a mid-jumpkick pose. I used Marco Nelcor’s sentai character as the reference.