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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fallen stars

Last week, Muppet fans mourned the passing of beloved muppeteer, Jerry Nelson-- voice and puppeteer of countless characters such as the Count, Floyd Pepper, Robin, Mr Johnson, Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, and countless other characters; including the one above, the left side of the two headed monster.

With Richard Hunt on his side, the two headed monster represented the bond and friendship that these two performers shared, aside from Jim Henson and Frank Oz w/ Ernie/Bert.

It was a great tragedy for us to lose Mr. Nelson-- as we press on the future of the muppets, let us remember Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt with this heartwarming sketch...


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hello, he's the Nostalgia Critic...

This week there's no new Nostalgia Critic, but that doesn't mean his new movie, To Boldly Flee isn't airing soon.

I haven't seen the other TGWTG movies, but this one looks awesome. I may not see it yet when it airs, because I'd like to see the other films, but I wish Doug good luck with the outcome of his hard work. ;)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

new webinar!

Well folks. There's going to be another webinar this thursday, held by Mr. Bancroft again. As you know, I will be attending, and have one of my character assignments ready for the event. ;)

This character, TheoloJer is actually a little internet personality idea that I may pursue over the fall. Much like internet reviewers such as the Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, Spoony, etc. This character reviews movies that fall under the banner of religion-- both good and bad (but mostly bad ;) ).

A few months back, I created this video to promote the concept:

So be on the lookout for a review by this character sometime in the near future. ;)

And I hope to see you soon at the Tom Bacroft Character Mentor workshop.

For more information, check the Character Mentor Studio website and register if you'd like to:


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Copycat mood

There's that Duck again
Somewhere inside of me has been longing to draw Daffy Duck for some time, from my favorite LT cartoon by Bob Clampett, the Great Piggy Bank Robbery. I especially love that pose in the bottom center where Daffy's arms just stretch out-- it's very expressive. :)

Musclebound guy
If I haven't told you at this point, I had attended another character design workshop, led by Tom Bancroft, former Disney animator. This one had to offer some input on what we should keep in mind when we draw. One of the key thoughts that stuck with me was to listen to that inner voice, as you draw. Thinking about it, I think it certainly has applied to me for all the design work that I've done, whether it was set designing, comic strips, or just designing crappy decorations. Within me, I keep telling myself that certain aspects of my drawing, or strip could be better. Sometimes, it encourages me to draw it again so I can continue to learn from my mistakes.

I was going to post thoughts on it, as well as scan and post the notes I took, but the scan seems to take up much of the screen, and a lot on info I wrote down overlaps. If I find a wider scanner, or a better way to use the scanner I tried to use, I'll post them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


 Coraline sketchdump
Just a little practice so I may improve with how I draw Coraline. I'm happy with the first drawing I did of her, but I wanted to improve on how I draw her face; so I drew these expressions for practice.

The following two drawings are assignments for an upcoming Character design webinar that's being hosted by Tom Bancroft. These two drawings were done under 1.5 hours.

Max Motep...and a fly!
Only Max would be easily scared of something so innocent... :P

 trio sketch
I'm glad that I'm finally getting these guys in a group picture nowadays. I can't wait to see more.


Friday, August 3, 2012

I'm 'Kahling' you out, foo'!


So for the past few days, I've been obsessed with drawing the infamous 'Milt Kahl' hands from Disney. Drawing a lot of these were really fun.

I haven't watched a lot of his movies that he worked on, at Disney, but I have seen them as a kid. I just need to reimmerse myself with his work sometime. In fact, I'm starting to feel that Disney vibe get a hold of me again. ;)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Coraline fan art

 Coraline art

So I promised a good friend of mine that I would draw him some Coraline fan art. So for the past two days, I've been working hard on this copy and made sure it was as authentic as possible.

Happy August!