Saturday, November 10, 2007


this is a little girl that i was thinking about using for my film. kinda cute which fits all i have to do is figure out what her personality is...what she wants...what she's about...that kind of thing.

clowns! i really like clowns a lot, but with little time i wasn't able to push it to the limit i'd have liked, but i think there's an all right variety of character in these, maybe i'm wrong...i don't know anything...

it's fun time with the sketchbook...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

haPPy HollOwEEn!!!

enjoy this here crazy pee wee herman clip. what a great character. represent calarts with an alumni. you guys all have a great, safe, and candy-filled holloween party.

frost fairies...something pretty for once

some fun watercolors for yet another character design assignment. i think i've done a whole lot of dark/ wierd work for this class, so for once i went for something a little more playful and soft.

Monday, October 29, 2007

fun ideas for my film...

these are just a few quick comps i was thinking about for my film. no real thought into the design of the characters or layouts yet. can you guess what the story might be...if you can guess correctly, then you get a grand prize. anyways, cheers!

p.s. the last image doesn't really have anything to do with the story, that was just the drawing i did to build the concept of more. ok, ok.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


don't ask! i just don't know what i was thinking. it's kinda different for me. it was fun to do at least. in fact, i want to do more. i think i should take a break from doing monsters and creatures...oh wait...maki's next assignment is a frost fairy. ok, maybe after that one i'll be done for a while. need to start doing more layouts and composition type work...story telling shots. cheers folks!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


mixture of assignments and in-class work for the character design class...cheers!


as most of you know, the fires were dominating the landscapes this weekend. hope everyone involved with them are ok. here are some of the pictures of the one closest to where i'm living, and to the school.

this one is just a guy talking on his phone when all of it is going on. good contrast i think...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

just a few witches

witches were the subject for the rick maki assignment. these were just rough ideas; didn't put much time in details or more fun stuff, but i still enjoyed it. the whole class had really great stuff. every week i put the artwork on the wall, being a T.A and all, and i find that i never explore enough, or that i didn't have enough time to explore more. dang! i guess that's the point of doing this becuase you need to get torn to pieces before getting better...right? i don't know. cheers folks!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

HA HA ha haaaa haha

i'm not even going to say anything. just enjoy...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

harmless affection...

this is for you girlfriend. i'd like to do more in the future...go CRAZIER! love you lots.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

thank you Mr. Mark Andrews

first friday visitor lecture...i couldn't really think of a better person to start it all off than mark andrews. the guy obviously knows his stuff, which he so wonderfully and impactfully shared with us. thanks mark.

lil somthing

a bit o inspiration artwork i did in a wee bit of time to get my film idea rolling. it could be fun. i'm going for something with more humor this year. by the looks of it, it's far from humorous, but through a more well drafted story, it could be gold. i'm shooting for bronze high expectations.

Monday, September 24, 2007

YO YO YO!!! junk work from illustration class. just trying to enjoy the time. i want to take it more seriously but sometimes the annoying pressure to draw this way or that way the way. i think i do better when i'm not surrounded by lots of peeps. this is a flaw i must fix. oh, and some quick demon designs. i wanted these evil creatures in my film this year, no these ones specifically, but just demons in general...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Oh boy!

it's been a while friends. so i started my last year of school...don't know where i'm going after this, but not really freakin out too much. rather, a few of the many priorities of mine for getting through the year is having a nice film, fun work, three years with my girlfriend, a greater love and relationship with the man himself, JESUS (#1 priority), and good contact with my family. oh, i'd like to be a better friend and humanitarian. art is good, but being an even good-er person is better. cheers folks! enjoy a bit of the cleche', one of my favorite words...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

sometimes i draw real sketchy stuff. it's possible it could be clear, but a lot of the time it lacks, to me, an original appeal. that's something i defenitely want to work on. no worries though. nevertheless, it's tons of fun. also, the idea of using just two shades of markers to complete the sketch is enjoyable. cheers!

you should thank God for being alive today! just do it!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

yet another piece of digital dookie

i woke up early this morning because me and jason are going to the Timpanogos caves, so i had to call and make sure they were open today. then, i couldn't go back to sleep. lied in bed for an hour, then woke up to paint the really well lit room that we're staying in. like i said before, i don't do much digital painting, this is my first round of paintings i've actually done, so i'm still learning. it's lots of fun to try and get the lighting right, the texture, the mood, and a sense of design. once i get an idea about how to lay color down and make it look accurate, i'll try and apply a better sense of design and cool shapes because that to me is really important. yup yup!!! cheers

p.s. thanks to Tom, who i share an office with. he's kind enough to show me a few tricks in Photoshop. hopefully i'll catch up to him some day. keep growing Tom. leave me choking on the dust particle trails you leave behind.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

now everyone can post...YAY!

i just changed a few settings on this thingy so that anyone, even if you aren't a blog user, can leave me a comment. so please...if you feel the urge to exchange mean words...or comment with positive and motivational speeches...or just say hi and bye...then you now have that right. cheers.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

new stuff!

there's something funny about starting a new sketchbook...the first page somehow intimidates you for no reason at all. why do people feel compelled to make the first page look their absolute best. IT'S A SKETCHBOOK FOLKS! i'm a hypocrite of these words, sadly enough. i tore the first page out, mostly because of anger and just being annoyed by the things around me at the time. i think what it is is the fact that annoying people who seem all too satisfied with life come up to you with that "let's see if i'm better than you" attitude and ask to look through your book. thus, having a great first page would hopefully shut them up and make them feel stupid. YUP! my goal is to make people feel dumb; that's the ultimate purpose for this new sketchbook. conclusion...i'll tear out hundreds of pages before i get that amazing first page just so the people who look through it can be put to shame. thank you God for this new meaning in life!!! i am so forever thankful.

i found that i've sinned. my first page reeks badly, everyone around me is much much now i'm gong to hell. sorry i failed you o God.

here's some random stuff in my book...NOT starting at the first page...............