Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2015 is well under way.......I finally picked a name for my animation business that I incorporated way back in 1990 !

I had a custom set of flat files made when I started out as an artist......and now that I'm married with children my daughters keep their magical inspiring creations in drawer 7......thus the new name :

To celebrate I bought a couple of to ride and one to build !

just for fun....this is what a cool custom looks like example of what I hope to make out of my boxes of parts :

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just created a vimeo page :
drawer7 refers to a secret level in my flat files  where the kids keep their wonderful whimsical sketches that inspire me !

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just a couple of doodles since I haven't posted in a while : I used to draw with line.......but since working in CG with limitations on set pieces I tried a couple of ideas using very few ( but identical ) items in order to attempt something of a cartoonier style rather than the same old quasi-real approach.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Another rainforest sketch : I wanted to see how a character would look "lost" in the jungle.

 I figured out how to add my own plants separately and bring in an explorer for scale. Animators nightmare I know....I'll try a more friendly version someday maybe.

Monday, December 2, 2013

One of my first doodles in Z brush.......just straight ahead add and subtract / dynamesh to keep it workable....approximately a 6 hour sketch .
I wanted to create a mini organic environment to illustrate how it would be nice to integrate items like trees rocks and groundplane as though they actually grew together and around each other rather than just building one or two of each "asset" and trying to assemble something that looked natural. It may be easier to just populate a flat groundplane with modular trees and rocks.....but it just wouldn't look the same !
A few more for fun

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Well.......It's been ages.

I haven't posted much since starting on the Nutjob Movie.......but since the trailer is out there now I think it's safe to post a few images from early development work. I don't think I'm spoiling anything now by letting it slip that squirrels steal some nuts.

It's been an interesting couple of years which I put the pencil down and picked up a guitar for the first time ever. Maybe I'll post a few original youtube vids later.

Currently in development on about a dozen or more things....a few of which are my own......and enjoying the easy pleasures of Zbrush. What an amazing program.....once you get around their unique use of English terminology you can be sculpting away in 10 minutes.

I'll post some turntables later......for now enjoy a few story sketches from very early Nutjob work.