Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sketch Dump Part Tres

Here are some sketches from my Animal Anatomy field trip to the Page Museum. They had a friggin MAMMOTH!!!! It made kid Alex nerd out. I had never seen anything older than a turtle at a zoo so this was just mind boggling. And everything during the Ice Age was huuuuge so it was extra-awesome. (THERE WERE CAMELS IN THE US!?!?)

Here are some sketches from my Story class. We had to do a short sequence with the old woman and small dragon from How To Train your Dragon. Rad Sechrist is our teacher and he was stressing how much faster you are if you actually warm up. VERY true. I've been warming up before I try to do a comic or storyboards and I'm so much faster that I would be if I just tried to go at it.

so here are some warm ups for the HTTYD sequence!

I also moved this weekend. So I collected a lot of sketches watching the movers lift super heavy things. Only 3 that I like however. and the rest are just gestures I've collected through the weekend.

And here are some gestures of animals. They're cute!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Class Homework

We were supposed to take the character we had come up with (mine is a girl in a world that is extraordinary and she is completely ordinary) and make up some beats we would like to see in a movie/comic/show of it and draw it out.

So for the first beat I thought it would be cool to do a kind of introduction or set up. I was watching this chunk from Tootsie (Skip to about 00:32 in) and thought it would be cool to take that and show the people in her world.


My Take:

For the second scene I thought it would be cool to have her as a kid and learning that she isn't different at all. Kind of like an intervention, but with her parents and school principal.

My Take:

I was kind of inspired by the "FOREVER" scene in The Sandlot for that one. But... less threatening and more disheartening.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sketch Dump Part Deux

More sketches. This time digital.

I'm trying to mess with different styles to see how I go about designing characters for a webcomic idea I'm mulling.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


So I'm taking 2 classes over at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena. So far it's all kinds of fun but I did come up with a quick comic after meeting one of my class mates. He's an art teacher and we're both named Alex. The transition into this comic was seamless.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gesture Dump

More gestures and a couple of sketches.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


My friends Connor and Juan love Pokemon, almost as much as they love each other.

Here they are as Pokemon. Scary and accurate.


Trying out some brushes from:

loving them so far.