Monday, January 25, 2010

Why You Make Me Hitchoo, Girl?

I keep coming back to Izzy, the senior film for our class in the animation program at BYU. It's like an abusive boyfriend--I know it will just keep hurting me if I go back to it, but I can't help but come back because I'm still in love. Foolishly in love.
These are some potential extras for the intro sequence of the film. The ideas continue to grow more ridiculous and less usable (baby on a flamingo, anyone?). But the fun-factor is through the roof (for me at least).
Thanks for letting me get away with some of this stuff, Sean.

Because We Can

Just finished one cartoon movie--gearing up to start another one. Bet you can't guess what it's about...


Trying to figure out a look for our winged friends.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

There was supposed to be some kind of rest period...


So, the big news is: I finished making a cartoon movie (sketch above, totally unrelated). I actually finished it a little while ago, but have been pretty busy submitting it to a number of festivals so I haven't had so much time to blog about it.
Customarily, here is where you might see me post a link to the short, but apparently lots of festivals don't like it when you make your cartoon a free online viewing experience for mass audiences. So I won't actually be able to post it until after it makes its run through the festivals.
However, I'll try to post about when and where it will be playing in case anyone is feeling adventurous and wants to see it on the big screen. For people living in Utah, if you're free this weekend, Mashed (that's the title) will be playing in the LDS Film Festival in Orem, UT on Saturday the 23rd, in a line up of other shorts starting at 5:00 pm. Ticketing info HERE.

Also, as this is my last semester of school, I'm currently putting a portfolio together. What I thought was going to be a pretty relaxed semester is turning out to be down right crazy. Rest period = officially over. Apparently you're supposed to get a job when you're done with school.
Anyway, here are some recent doodles from my sketchbook. Sorry I haven't posted in so long--I'll try and be better about that. (Below: crazy Santa, also unrelated to my cartoon movie.)

(The sad part about this is that it's not even a late sketch from Christmastime--I drew this last week in class--call it a nervous tick...I draw Santas...kind of incessantly. Some people can't quit smoking; I can't quit drawing the jolly Brother Kringle.)
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