Thursday, March 29, 2012


This was my second pitch for thesis.  Have you ever noticed how sinister and terrifying nutcrackers are?  I mean look at them!  It's a tiny wooden man with painted baby teeth used for BREAKING things.  I think its time for everyone to be secretly afraid of them... as I am. 

and now its Time for some sweet, sweet assets...

 Character Designs

I've been drawing versions of this punkass, beaver-toothed kid since early high school.  There's just something about his character I find wonderfully aggravating- but he's just a kid so you can't beat him up... unless you're a nutcracker.

 Color Beats

Environment and Props 

Story-Telling Image

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, Summer 2006- Where fear is born.  I'm pretty sure that mug is solely meant for drinking my blood 
(it has my NAME inscribed on it) 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

So Emotional

This is my emotions exercise (the thing we do before the actual dialogue test) using the rig I built of myself.  For class we had to show the whole body and then the head by itself in the other half of the frame.  I animated to the camera, so any jaw drag or hair bounce translates as a distracting rupture to the head-only render.  Plus you can see where I may have... strategically cheated.  Some things aren't meant to be seen from certain angles haha.  When I make my actual reel, I'll probably just include the full body render- In the meantime you can cover half the screen with your palm, mousepad, or pet cat.  Thanks :)