Monday, November 20, 2006


This was the bartender in the airport in New Orleans

Thursday, November 16, 2006

gal smoking


on the cintiq...must have walked by her last night in the east village

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A day in the life


8 am arrive to work EARLY
8-8:20 am Eat apple and check email, clean messy work area
8:20-9:30 am animate on SIN DESTROYERS christmas video for Andy and Adam
9:31- still not finished the work I promised....9:32-9:45 feel mass amounts of guilt, but decide to move on with the day.
9:45-10:00 get the work ready for the stop motion animators working on the frangelico spot.
10:00 - 10:30 surf the web, check friend's blogs, check out some francis bacon paintings and William Glackens drawings online.
10:30 Melissa assigns me to a character design job, 2 characters, 2 styles all due by tomorrow at 11 am
10:35-11:00 Procrastinate , clean work area some bills online, chat with Dave, Eric and Sally.
11:00-11:15 - Check out Stephen Silver's blog for inspiration, a near daily ritual.
11:15- 12:15- scribble on my cintiq tablet, starting to design characters, (inspirations were char #1 John Goodman, fat, friendly ; char #2 sexy, has been athlete that would appeal to women , men and children., and has to be char #1's younger brother.)
12:15-1:15 Lunch. Udon (Japanese soup with Udon noodles and fresh vegetables)
1:15-3:30 Nothing.......nothing is happening, starting to pull out my hair, thankfully I have lots.
3:30 -4:00 coffee break, stare at distant building, run into Connie from Digital Kitchen, cash check from Gov. of Canada from Apr. 2005. (60 CDN = 51 US)
relief sets in having just payed bills at 10:45 am. account back to normal.
4:00-5:30 Finally, appealing shapes are beginning to form, most accidental but I go with them.
5:30 Moss and Melissa dig the characters, approve them for Clean up (and Coloring to be done the next day if there's time.)
5:30-8:00 pm Clean up designs, Satisfied that they will be included in Thursday's pitch session, but wishing I had more time to do a better job.

I guess I'm never satisfied with any finished animated scene, character or sketch, but that's what keeps us pushing our drawing and animation though, correct?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Lazy Saturday afternoon in Central Park


We've been blessed with some great weather recently, and I took advantage of it this Saturday aft. to take a stroll in the park, checking out all the characters along the way. This guy seemed kinda lonely, he stayed in this pose for a while, which is rare for anyone to do. I wonder what he was thinking. I sketched the young man sleeping on the subway Sunday morning on my way to soccer. On my way home from Soccer I was just as sleepy as him, and missed my stop. I woke up on 77th street near Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I live near 1 st.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

the joys of freelance

These are a few rough keys for a scene in an animated promo I worked on for Acquifer Films (check out Simon's Blog in my Links)
It's for the movie Fast Food Nation. I'll try and provide a link to it's home on youtube....I learned not only how to exaggerate something being animated "backwards" but many things about the fast food industry that are really shocking. So check it out if you can, and let me know what you think. Simon did a great job seeing the project through to the finish, way to go man.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

subway sketch -03

a sketch from a couple of weeks ago. brush pen on one of those cool sketchbooks that picasso and truman capote apparently used. everybody have a good halloween?