Camping season came and went again, without a single camp-out in my family. We can try to blame it on a one year old baby, but let's face it: the real problem is we don't have a Chipmunk 2000 with which to camp in style and comfort.
I did this all in Adobe Photoshop, which gave my digital painting skills quite a workout. I'm quite proud of it.
One of the things I'm most proud of about this great country of ours is that we get the opportunity to vote. If there seems to be something ailing the country, we can make it right simply by voting. So if you haven't voted yet today, get going!
Just so everyone is clear on this subject, this was Jackie's idea. She wanted her own meme really bad and we came up with this one. It's based on a true story: Jackie really does love hideous toe socks.
You probably remember the original "Lars the Disgruntled Lego" which I did for an assignment for my 3D animation class at BYU. I had always intended to put some sound effects on just to make it a little more polished, but when I set out to do that yesterday, it kind of billowed into a mini-short-film.
It may not be apparent to most people what Lars has to do with Denmark, but that's just a reference to the fact that Lego is a Danish company so all minifigures are obviously Danish.
On Saturday my family and I went on a lovely (and slightly harrowing) drive through Manti-La Sal National Forest on Skyline Drive. We got up there and we were inside a cloud most of the time so we couldn't see a whole lot until we came down the other side and saw the screaming-yellow aspens against the blueish green pines. It was a lot of fun. If you ever have a chance to drive any scenic byways, do it.
So when I was but a lad, I was obsessed with watching my Dad
draw things. I couldn't sit still in church unless my Dad was drawing
something for me. I think he got tired of it so he would draw the
most gnarly, snaggle-toothed dinosaurs (my favorite thing back then) and I
never got tired of it.
One day my Dad got tired of drawing for me constantly and
said "why don't you do it?" So I did. From then
on I drew my own drawings and haven't stopped since.
So thanks Dad, I owe you!
(This was hand drawn in Utah and put together in Adobe After
I did this fun sketch (below... and yeah, I can't believe my scanner sucks that bad either) and decided to take another stab at Photoshop painting (which I'm still getting the hang of). I ended up spending about 100 times more time on this than I had anticipated, but I think it turned out pretty good!
Most of the time I think I have to do a bunch of different takes on a drawing before settling on the one I like, but this one kind of just came to me. I'm glad I changed his somewhat unsettling face to something more appealing though.
Hey animation world! I haven't posted in forever because I A) got a job and B) have been working on this! I got sick of wishing I had a light box so I decided that the best thing to do would be to build my own. Yeah it's the best thing ever. I even threw a handy switch on for good measure.
When I was little I had a cowboys and indians Lincoln Log set that I played with all the time. I think it's sad that we seem to have lost that sense of longing for the days when the West was still the frontier and being a cowboy meant freedom and rugged individualism. America to me will always be fresh like it was to the people back then, even if I can't be a cowboy.
This was an assignment for my character animation class. The teacher designed the character, which I think looks stupid, but all I had to do was animate it. I am realizing that 2D animation is way more my style. I like to have the flexibility to draw and move the character any way I want.
A fun little drawing I did for my good friend Aaron Barlow. I'm trying to make a drawing for each of my friends in a style that they either like themselves or how I see them. I hope they like it either way of course.
Today I was telling my son that he was eating like a bottomless-Pitt. I then explained to him (he's only 8 months old after all) where the expression came from: My good friend Joey Pitt got his butt eaten off by an orca whale.
This is for a project in my 3D animation class. I whipped up this tiki idol and now I'm going to animate him and have him say something funny. You probably notice the tiki trend... I like anything Hawaiiany.
When you find yourself in a foreign land, you often find
that the customs are quite hard to get used to.
Not only is Lårs far from his Danish homeland, but he's also a
toy...taken in by his well-meaning but careless American family.
This was my first 3D animation. I used Autodesk Maya along with a little
Adobe After Effects action. The
texturing (however minimal) was done in Adobe Photoshop.