Thursday, December 20, 2007

Maquette Progress

So I got bored and decided to post my progress on my maquette's head! Yay.

Here's a simple armature done with a steel rod, soft bendable wires, and epoxy putty. The smelly kind.

Next, give it a nice coat of foil!

And then, a base layer of sculpey... I did a mix of super sculpey (with the skin translucent color) and white and black Sculpey III. (Thanks to Greg Peltz for the tips!)

And a couple hours later, more progress...

Yay for sculpey fun! My previous 2 attempts have royaly sucked... but I think this one will be..not TOO bad. Tomorrow I have to go buy some 90% alcohol to start smoothing shapes out and some toothpicks so I can attach the ears....

Lets see how I manage to ruin it! :D

Monday, December 17, 2007

Time for some Exaggeration?

Still working on it, but this is what I submitted to class! :) Tomorrow I'll start fixing these three little exercises and start on a practice lipsync...

Crits and comments welcome!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

DFA Self Caricature TurnAround

Woo! The semester is over! Three more to go!
Anyhow, here's my turnaround of..myself! It's my third time digital painting so... It's not as nice as I envisioned it but..we'll get there one day...

Tomorrow I'll post my last animation project of the semester.. 'till then, toodles!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Push Pull WIP

Thought I'd post an animation's been a while!
There's a buncha oddles stuff I'd like to fix..especially the lazy eye, but it'll have to wait a bit while I finish another project that's creeping up on us... I should have this one and my In Out fixed before New Years though!

I'm happy with it, and I'm discovering my workflow..but there's still much more to learn and discover.

Without further ado... ;p

Any comments and crits are greatly appreciated! :D I'm hungry for knowledgeeeeeee~...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Fellow Ringlingite Nick P has entered the Give us your Voice contest...

If ya like his stuff, please vote for him!


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's the all 'bout the little things that make me smile.

This is so much fun. I haven't played games in forever.., but this commercial makes me want to get the extremelly overpriced PS3. Which I won't, cause I'm broke, and I don't have the time.. But this is so much fun to watch. I hope I can be part of something like this one day.

It's..just....FUN. o_O

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sketchbook dump

Just some quick sketches from me sketch book...thought I'd update with something. ;)

Final Color DFA Assignment

Here's my final color piece for my DFA class at Ringling!
I've still got work to do on it but like my other projects, it'll have to wait until Thanksgiving break.

It was definitely fun! Never really done a color piece digitally. And Painter X is awesome! I was going for a watercolor-y look to it. Gonna try something more complicated for my next piece.

DFA is definitely a relaxing, therapeutic class.

Aaaah, trying so hard to get some solid portfolio pieces together. I don't feel I'm at the level I'd like to be...and Junior year is going by so fast!

Well..on the bright side, I'm sure every studio needs a coffee boy around..and hey! I'm from Colombia! ;)

But seriously. I need to work faster and better. Gotta get me an internship next summer...

*Cross fingers*

Blast from the past, Sophmore Year

I finally found this 'round my backups... A character construction sheet for a character we had to create for our Traditional Animation II Class. Her name is Clarisse.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Finally...animation update!

Hey guys!

Here's my In Out submission for my CA class. I've got a lotta stuff to fix, but it'll have to wait for thanksgiving break! :)

Any comments and crits are appreciated!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Drawing fer Animators

Voila... My value drawing for a digital painting for my DFA class, done crapilly in Painter X.

Now I venture into the scary world of digital color...

And I have no idea how to begin!

Just thought I'd post something I actually like a little.. It;s been a while since I updated. :)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Animatic - Culinary Casualties

Just thought I'd post a fun little project for my Concept Dev class...
Story, characters, etc etc, by Gary Schumer's Concept Developement III class, Fall '07.
Thanks y'all! The aspect ratio is wrong thanks to google video, so I'll repost it when I get a small enough quicktime to embed here.. Timing seems a little off too..yay lag!

But anyhoo.

Song title: "Freckles"
Music composed by Mark Shane
Published by Franklin-Douglas, Inc.

Drawings and editing by me! :O

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Courage 'n Sketchy Dump

Trying to make a courageous pose with my current character.

And some compositional sketches... I want to make a digital painting of two of my characters napping in a big forest.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Blast from the past... London HoneyTeaMoon Adventure!

I wanted to post some neat stuff I found in a cozy little toy museum in London, when I went there with Carrie last summer...

It's Jay and Carrie's London Adventures!


So these are pretty neat. They were selling some of these (not the actualy toys, but vintage..remakes I suppose). They were expensive, so sadly I couldn't afford any of them..but.. Aren't they awesome?

This was my favorite part though...

I was very excited to see a magic lantern, a little Felix the Cat flipbook, and an actual praxinoscope!

They were selling new ones but...sigh. :<

We also went around and saw the sights (Woot Stone henge!), but this was definetly some of the most fun we had in London.

Carrie made a special friend..

And I met Freddie.

I'm a dolt.

So I had comments turned off... And my good buddy Liron just pointed that out... can comment on my crappy stuff! ;) Please do, too.. I need all the help I can get! :D

Characters Ahoy!

Here's some of the characters I came up with for our Drawing for Animators class...

A bull dog... (Ahuyck!)

The bat plane!

A large catlike mount dozing off while his weird..winged..sidekick keeps an eye out? I kall the big guy Ikkuru..

And this is Itchuna, shaman woman!

That was fun... Now back to learning how to use painter and animate in Maya... Weee!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Irving Update

Just testing out my face rig..see how far it can go before it breaks.

Friday, September 21, 2007

More Characters!

More old animations...

Pencil tests from my Traditional Animation II class.
Character design by Preston Blair. Animation by me!

Preston Pantomime

Preston Lip Synch

I need to get Quicktime Pro to compress these. Google Video didn't seem to like them. :<

Next..some old computer animation work and then I'll be caught up to post new stuff.

Old Stuff Repost!

I cleaned out my webspace and organized my files a little.. So I thought I'd repost some of my old traditional animation work here for fun's sake. And testing out Google Video again. If it keeps being stupid Ill just post quicktime links.


Posted in chronological order... I think.

Crappy Chara designs

Here are some of the studies for character designs I made for class... Still getting used to painter, but I kinda like some of them... This is a preview of the incoming art dump FOR THE HILLS!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Darnit. I keep forgetting I have a blog.. I read so many animation blogs and I neglect mine so much... ;<

School started a couple weeks ago and I feel great! I'm stoked about our projects, classes, and teachers, and although I cannot post on what the projects are, they are fun! Even modeling my new character is fun... (Mind you, I HATE modeling) It feels great being back producing stuff again, but sadly, after one week of clicking, my wrist is starting to hurt again. I think I'll have to buy some weird mouse now or something, or keep modeling with a wacom.

Which hurts too...

But Hey!

As soon as I have some yummy animations up, I shall post them. Also started working on an online portfolio/website and should be up soon, but I must come up with a catchy name for it.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I'm baaa~aack!

Wow, it's been a while eh? Almost too long!
As you might have noticed most of the links below aren't working since Ringling's servers changed from to but blah blah. I'll fix them soon.

I also wanted to introduce the 100 pic challenge, which my good friend Cynthia posted on her DA page (visit her! She's awesome!)
The 100 pic challenge! All medias allowed! :D

Links will be added to the list as updated.

The List!
1. Introduction
2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Relaxation
I will update as I finish them. :D