Friday, December 17, 2010

larger scale me

i hope to eventually brake out of the bad habit of working in such small scales, like my lil book, and actually try to complete finished pieces of work, preferably the kind that go on walls.

this is my first attempt i guess. it's 12x36 which might be small to you, but to me it's like being at the beach and getting swallowed by a towering 3 foot wave. in time i'll get used to it and ride them 20 foot waves. and, in the process get deeper and more sincere with the content behind each image. my goal isn't to use the means for creating art like that of a character design assignment. in animation you have a natural tendency to draw a single meaningless character with all the right straights and curves and clear silhouette standing there blandly. most of the time it's a cleche' concept that arrives to you first.  i'd like to break that mentality and put real, unique meaning and design to my images be it abstract or story-driven.

oh, above are my two boys Harry and Charlie. they're the best!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

some "Tangled" ideas

these were a few concepts for "Tangled" some time back. still need to go see it ha.  get the art of book and you can find a couple of these in there, plus many many more goodies from those talented guys and gals there.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


another fun 24 hr. film, another weekend of neglected responsiblities. theme..."frozen".

FRoZeN from philip vose on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

snow rock

and this is from where it emerges...


don't know why i didn't add this earlier.  here's a 24hr. toons film.  took exactly that much time.  so much fun!  join in for the next one in december...

GHOST from philip vose on Vimeo.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Homes on a Hill...

during my short stay in Kenya i had the chance to go with my brother and document a very small piece of a much larger poverty-stricken community.  indeed what we saw was something that was not only sad, but in a way disappointing.

my brother ben and i put together this short 10 minute film showing a bit of the troubling situations of families who live on a dump site in Nakuru.  some of the dialogue may be a bit difficult to understand do to a lack of translators, but with the small amount of resources that were available to us i feel the emotion and expression of these kind peoples faces is enough to deliver a heart wrenching impression.  it certainly did me and hope it will you.

if by the end you feel there is any room in you to dig deeper to understand more and what can be done to help please visit this site or email:


happy birthday kendall, kirstin, ben xoxo

Homes on a Hill from philip vose on Vimeo.

Friday, July 16, 2010


there it is...

baby with arms...

i enjoy things that have a mood whether it's sad, mellow, or hopeful. maybe this conveys something like that despite it's simplicity. sometimes keeping away from obnoxious lighting and realism i feel helps keep a bit of sincerity, unless you're a master painter of light like Caravaggio. i am not there yet...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

i play

why can't i just get through a day of work without my head wondering? dang it. now i need to make up for lost time, which means making up for that lost time...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

cool kids and me...

this is a dump site me and brother ben visited called galilee.  over 400 people live on this piece of land collecting garbage, building their own homes, raising families, barely getting by.  we arrived there with the hopes of putting a little smile on the kids faces.  we passed out bits of sweets for them.  they seemed to like it.  i think it was enough of a joy that a couple white guys, mazungus we're called, showed up just to say hi to the kiddies.  so cute!  later i'll post a little documentary me and ben put together concerning this site and the people there.  nothing huge just a little bit of an awareness...

Friday, March 5, 2010

other things...

these are a couple style ideas for some illustration work. hoping the finals will be better once the time comes. it's a story about a hopeful little christmas tree and a boy who befriends him. written by deb and nathan novero...


been back for a while now, two months to be exact, and man am i fighting the bitter feelings of L.A life again or maybe just life in general.  nevertheless, times have been too good.  my time in africa with my brother and new friends i've made there was absolutely grand!  indeed God is good.  thank you to my friends at ROHI in kenya who accepted me into their family.  you have the biggest hearts i've ever seen.