Thursday, July 22, 2010

Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee

When I was little, my brothers and I use to drag our parents to the armor room.

Now, apart from some hints of nostalgia and fond memories of Bed-knobs and Broomsticks, it's petty dull.

The same goes for Bed-knobs and Broomsticks if you were wondering.

Actually, one of my favorite areas recently got re-done.

I liked it better before - plus some foliage, minus a 'cafe' - but I will admit this lady looks much nicer in the sun.

I suppose two years living abroad ruined the awe of the Japanese 'garden' for me. Now I'm more interested how the ancients were also taking lessons from 'How to Draw' books.

I seem to have also become an admirer of fashion in the classics.

The expressions in this one are almost as extravagant as the costumes.

While he is looking rather chic in his crimson robes and lace gown, this fellow caught me eye as the inspiration for one of my favorite Bacon paintings.

And in case you were curious, the cats here are far superior to the ones found at the MoMA.

And now you know where Walt Disney got the idea...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Back on the Wagon

While my position at LBi technically makes me a full-time with benefits 'Animator', moving images of the Jonas Brothers around in Flash can be a bit draining on the 'soul'.

One reason I've decided to start giving myself little exercises to complete for a shiny new reel. Here's the rough animation for my first outing:

I've since cleaned it and started coloring it in Flash. Next I'll make a fun little background, possibly as a real, three-dimensional diorama (of the 3rd grade book-report variety).

And, yes, my cat really is that fat.