Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Some random doodles

I'm hoping to start posting more of my drawings and doodles. This is one I did last night. It supposed to be "The Joker" but he looks sort of young like he's still in high school.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Quick update. Just wanted to show some love for Spotify. I'm sort of in love with how awesome this program is. It's so much fun searching for old bands who I haven't heard in years or finding new records (is that still the correct word) for bands I never heard. Last week I listen to a Cure record for the first time in 10 years and I loved it. I feel like this thing is the future of radio. The DVR of music if you will. I wonder if there's company's public yet? Ha. That's a joke. Sort of. Anyhow, normally at this point in my post I would make some promise to make a list of some of my favorite new bands, but we both know that any ever going to happen.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Portal 2 - Update

Okay, I've had the game for just over a week now, and I'm still enjoying it as much as when I first got it, but man its getting harder and harder. The puzzles in Chapter 7 were by far the hardest so far. The reason it's gotten so much harder is because they introduce more variables into the maps. Although often times there is only one way to solve the puzzle it can be tricky to fine the solution (or way out). At this point you have the portal gun, the cube and three different liquids. A blue one and orange one and a white one. The blue is a bouncy substance, orange is like a oil slick which allows you to run super fast and white changes the properties of almost any surface so you can create a portal. If it sounds weird and complicated it sort of it. But despite what I'm saying the story moves along really well, the writing is touch notch and very funny and over all it is the best game of the year so far. Now if I can just finish the thing.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Portal 2 - For Science

I've been playing Portal 2, and as I expected the sequel is even better then the original. This game is just so much fun and if you have an XBOX360 or PS3 it's a must buy. If you have a Wii i feel sorry for the fact that you got caught up in the hype. Anyhow, I think I discovered the secret of why I love the game so much. It's not just the great puzzles, or the original game play or the hilarious script. It's that it is the only game I've ever played that someone how makes you feel smarter while you play it. Amazing but try. And I encourage anyone who thinks I'm crazy to try it.

For science.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Need Inspiration .. try your local Comic Book Shop

Well the good news is I have finally finished Animation Mentor and I will be attending graduation this July. I'm pretty excited but as you can imagine freaked out now that its over. The past couple of weeks I've been working on polishing up the shots on my reel, because I'm dying to start on some new ones.

So now comes the hard part. How do I keep the momentum going while I continue to work at my day job and sharpen my skills.

Anyhow, Thursday I left work and I was feeling a bit drained and I needed some inspiration. So after thinking about it some, I decided to check out "DJ's Comics and Cards" in North Haven, not far from my house. It's your typical comic book shop and over the years I've dropped a few dollars there from time to time. But there's something about roaming around a place like that filled from floor to ceiling with new and old comic books that brings me back to what excites me the most. Great stories, awesome characters and amazing artwork. It's a simple combination but no matter how old I get, it still works for me.

Now if the comic book publishers would just figure out a way to bring down the costs of new books.

So what's my point. I guess I just wanted to share that. It's a nice feeling and I guess I'm sort of leaving a note to myself to remember it next time I forgot, and I need some Inspiration.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Update .. of sorts

Well it's late in the summer now, only a couple more weeks until September and then back to school. I'll be starting Class5 at AM, which means Advanced Acting. I barely got through intro to acting, but that's not to say I havn't learn a ton about animation since I started this process 2 years ago. And I've hardly been doing nothing since class ended in June. Although I've slowed down a bit to enjoy summer.

Anyhow, right now I'm working on a Pantomine piece. I was really happy with how my first one turned out, and I thought for practice I should work on another one this summer. I've worked out my planning, shot a bunch of video reference and now I'm into my second pass of blocking. On top of that I'm rereading Animator's Survival Kit for the 3rd time. (It's really all in there)

So what's been the highlight of my summer? Well to things come to mind first. Was ComicCon. Last month I flew out to San Diego and got to experience the craziness that is ComicCon. I had some fun, spent way too much money and my take away is this. I will be going back! Second was seeing "The Lemonheads" in concert. One of my all time favorite bands played a tiny club in CT this summer. I still have a few more fun events planned before school starts again. Which I'm happy to say is the reason I needed to take a break. As they say, you can't draw from your life experiences until you have some!

More soon.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Practice, Practice, Practice

Well here I am and it's mid July already. I've decided toward the end of the last term to take the summer off, which I'm glad I did. Anyhow, I don't want to get to rusty before I go back in September for my next class in advanced acting, so I'm trying to stay busy by doing practice stuff and re-reading Richard William's book. The book really has everything you would ever need to know in it. This is my third time reading it and I'm still learning from it.

Anyhow, for fun I thought I share some poses I've been doing to keep busy.