Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Look Ma, No hands.

You may remember Crystal Lil from a previous post. Well like I said she and Al Binewski marry and run the circus together. When the circus begins to fail, the couple devise a plan to breed their own freak show, using various drugs and radioactive material to alter the genes of their children. Who emerges are Arturo ("Arty"), a boy with flippers for hands and feet; Electra ("Elly") and Iphigenia ("Iphy") the Siamese Twins; Olympia ("Oly") the hunchback albino dwarf; and Fortunato ("Chick"), the normal looking telekinetic baby of the family. 
Here is the character sheet for Chick: 



Sunday, November 2, 2008


I did a character design for a friend (Craig Christian)'s  animation. He didn't give me a name for him so I named him Smudge. 

"The idea is that he's a small male dog that barks incessantly and is adorable and annoying at the same time. He's going to be running around barking happily then run off screen. He'll be followed off screen by a haggard looking guy with a pair of hedge clippers and it fades to black, with the message: 'Neuter your cats and dogs before its too late.'"

I had fun with em.



Monday, October 20, 2008

Get Thee to a Nunnery

GEEK

Pronunciation:
\ˈgēk\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German
Date:
1914

1 : a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake

This is Crystal Lil from the novel Geek Love (my senior thesis) in the process of her Geek act.

In the early days of Al's circus, when Al Binewski was still a young lad and Crystal Lil was a mere slip of a lass, a series of events led to their love and future marriage.
The normal circus geek, a young Yale-boy, decides to go back to school and get his education. Alas, Al is now one geek short of a show. Lil, a girl born into nobility who ran away to the circus, sees Al's plight. In her love and adoration, she offers to be the new geek. Al is concerned. No one had ever heard of a female geek before and he was afraid she may get hurt. However, in his desperation he reluctantly agrees.
Lil became a hit. People came from far and wide to see the geek femme fatal. She danced and sang German folk songs as the blood from the decapitated chickens splattered on her white rags.
Al became enamored with the enigmatic woman and they later married. Eventually Lil became Crystal Lil in her short stint as a trapeze artist. Her career was ended when she took a crippling fall. Despite Lil's ended career Al and Lil's love would sustain and be essential to when the circus starts to fail.

Though that's a story for another day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

it FIGURES

(get it? ahahahahaa....ah)

Woah, a new post. I've been slacking on the blog. School is kicking my ass as expected. I guess this would mark the first update of the 1st semester of senior year. Weee! I'll be posting some thesis works after I finish just one more thing. 

The figure drawings are from last thursday when I chose to use pen and marker for the first time. I usually use graphite so it was a bit different. I think they turned out pretty ok. I have a ton more figure drawing... except they are on huge newsprint. It's going to be a chore to scan them so I simply haven't yet. Someday, faithful followers, someday. 

I'm also posting some storyboards. I have to make a short film this year so this is the first scene. I'm excited about it. 




Sunday, August 31, 2008

"The neighbors are a showy lot, what with their burning house and their hoarse screams for help. Show some decorum, people."(JV)

This is for a contest held by the infamous Jhonen Vasquez. The task was to take a line from his twitter account and illustrate it. This particular quote made me giggle and has been festering in my mind from even before the contest. 
For more info: [link]

I expect to do to the competition what Belinda here has done to her neighbors. 

Oh yeah, Goodbye Blue Monday is a reference to Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. In the book it's a sales slogan that was at one time painted on a WW2 missile. How delightfully satirical and appropriate.

Friday, August 29, 2008

WIPS!

A couple works in progress. They are absolutely not related to my thesis in any way. The first is just to get my rocks off and the second is for a contest that I intend to win/ rape the competition (see if I don't). 

Monday, August 11, 2008

Okie Dokie


So I've gone ahead and created a Blog. I had a Livejournal but it turned out to be pointless as fuck. We had creative differences so I gave it the pink slip and we went our separate ways. 

First post comes with one of my fancy digital paintings! Enjoy!