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    Animated Pencil Tests

    Well it truly has been a while. Almost two years ago I took an Art Director position which meant my personal animation projects and site took a back seat. The good thing is, I’ve managed to keep up with my character design, which I hope to post soon. However, lately I’ve had some time to […]

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    Schoolism Thoughts

    For the past nine weeks, I’ve been enrolled in Stephen Silver’s “Fundamentals Of Character Design” class by way of Schoolism.com There are two ways to take the class online. The first is self taught which means you have access to the video lessons and assignments and the second way is the same as the first, […]

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    Mini Sketchbook 2 & Bonus…

    Last year I offered a free mini sketchbook made by hand to the first 30 people to respond and share my link on their blog or site or Facebook page or twitter feed or, well you get the point. This year I’ve decided to offer a second one with an added little bonus. Not too […]

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    Something Fishy

    I recently was hired by Brothers Young Productions in Georgia to create an animated segment for an event and attraction at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia. The attraction features a Diver that has been cut out of paper by a lithe girl. When the little girl is called away for a bit the diver […]

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    Studio Bumper

    What began as a desire to explore some frame by frame silly walks led to an usual studio bumper. All animation was done in Photoshop and then compiled in After Effects. The audio is something I messed around with in Garageband where I simply put various beats and sounds effects together. Below you can see […]

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    Spring Hill Development

    This is the second year that I’ve had the opportunity to develop an intro character themed animation for Spring Hill Camps in Michigan. The camp puts on these weekly skits so each character in the animation is acted out onstage by live actors. I’m hoping to get some photos to share of the actors portrayed […]

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    Books!

    Last year I illustrated a kids book for B&H Publishing and it got me itching to do something of my own. I have two books in the works and will be releasing them as ibooks through iTunes. The first is one that was originally written and illustrated by my daughter for a school assignment. When […]

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    Ready For My Closeup

    Any chance I get to physically build and craft something by hand I jump at the opportunity. As I work on a new toon, I decided to add some extreme closeup shots in order to add a bit more interest and give scenes an unexpected element. Extreme close ups are nothing new, Ren & Stimpy, […]

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    Super Duper

    Another cartoon in the works. This time it features Simon, a young imaginative fourth grader who dreams of being a super hero. Actually this one has been floating around for far too long and has gone through a number of changes design wise. I finally arrived at a look and feel that I liked. All […]

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    Steppin’ Into Backgrounds

    Backgrounds have always been a great interest of mine, but also a struggle to create. That’s why I do them. I’m currently working on a project and after doing several vector driven backgrounds I decided to ditch them all and spend time and effort in creating texture driven versions and I’m glad I did. I […]

FA_KAYS_ANIMATION_FEATURE_IMAGE

Animated Pencil Tests

Well it truly has been a while. Almost two years ago I took an Art Director position which meant my personal animation projects and site took a back seat. The good thing is, I’ve managed to keep up with my character design, which I hope to post soon. However, lately I’ve had some time to […]

FA_SCHOOLISM_FEATURE_IMAGE

Schoolism Thoughts

For the past nine weeks, I’ve been enrolled in Stephen Silver’s “Fundamentals Of Character Design” class by way of Schoolism.com There are two ways to take the class online. The first is self taught which means you have access to the video lessons and assignments and the second way is the same as the first, […]

FA_SKETCHBOOK_FEATURE_IMAGE_2014

Mini Sketchbook 2 & Bonus…

Last year I offered a free mini sketchbook made by hand to the first 30 people to respond and share my link on their blog or site or Facebook page or twitter feed or, well you get the point. This year I’ve decided to offer a second one with an added little bonus. Not too […]

FA_GA_AQUARIUM_FEATURE_IMAGE

Something Fishy

I recently was hired by Brothers Young Productions in Georgia to create an animated segment for an event and attraction at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia. The attraction features a Diver that has been cut out of paper by a lithe girl. When the little girl is called away for a bit the diver […]

FA_WALK_BUMPER_FEATURE

Studio Bumper

What began as a desire to explore some frame by frame silly walks led to an usual studio bumper. All animation was done in Photoshop and then compiled in After Effects. The audio is something I messed around with in Garageband where I simply put various beats and sounds effects together. Below you can see […]

FA_SH_FEATURE_IMAGE

Spring Hill Development

This is the second year that I’ve had the opportunity to develop an intro character themed animation for Spring Hill Camps in Michigan. The camp puts on these weekly skits so each character in the animation is acted out onstage by live actors. I’m hoping to get some photos to share of the actors portrayed […]

FA_BOOKS_FEATURE_IMAGE

Books!

Last year I illustrated a kids book for B&H Publishing and it got me itching to do something of my own. I have two books in the works and will be releasing them as ibooks through iTunes. The first is one that was originally written and illustrated by my daughter for a school assignment. When […]

FA_CLOSEUP_FEATURE_IMAGE

Ready For My Closeup

Any chance I get to physically build and craft something by hand I jump at the opportunity. As I work on a new toon, I decided to add some extreme closeup shots in order to add a bit more interest and give scenes an unexpected element. Extreme close ups are nothing new, Ren & Stimpy, […]