Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Owltober 28 Contour Owl

been a while sense i drew just contour lines. fun practice

Toot & Puddle

omg- i love these little pigs! not just because they are cute and pink, and pigs... okay that is most of it. But the show looks really awesome. Rich with color and expressions, it's a very refreashing cartoon to come on the air. it's based of books of the same name, by Holly Hobbie. it reminds me of cartoons i used to watch when i was younger.

Here is a link to some animation

here is an interesting article that recently came out in AM. I have been seeing ads for it for months.. so I am glad that it airs next month :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dinner Time

a little part of what i have been focusing on :)

Owltober 27 One Lined Owl

drew this owl without lifting my stylus from my waccom.
more of an excersise than anything really. i mean- really?!

but i was working on something else 'all day' - this was really a .. okay okay here's an owl!

so i am going to post a little snippet of my other artistic 'attempt' of the day to make it up to you!

Owltober 26 Peep

a freak of nature? or is Mrs. Owl not telling Daddy something?

Owltober 25 Zatarans

aww.. a little behind on my owls :) here is a sketch that a did a few days ago, but never got around to coloring. but i like the sketch, so here it is! make up for the 25th!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Owltober 24 Snowy

original title i know., i am a little distracted, maybe one day i'll look back at this and do what i wanted to do with it

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Owltober 23 OwlPhone

sanders drew this little doodle - it's too cute to resist!

WIA meeting, School, and the Sickness

cool. so last night went to another WIA meeting, been going to these for some time now, and the guest speakers were people in 'adult animation' (no- not hentai!) but animation geared towards adults. Venture Bros, ATHF, Family Guy etc. It was interesting, and the speakers were great. Overall you get the message- animation is a business & studios are going to make what sells, and make weird decisions like cancelling Futurama.

the list of speakers.

Patric Verrone - President, WGA West <-- former writer for Furturama
Yvette Kaplan - Director, “Beevis & Butthead” <-- currently at Sit Down, Shut Up
Ollie Green - Line Producer, “Superjail”
Adam Kosloff - Staff Writer, “Spaceballs: The Animated Series”

As for school. My time at the Animation Academy is now over, but it was great :) For the past few months... drawing and having fun wasn't co-existing. it was going through the motions, but taking this class really sparked that creative candle that was on its way out. I feel motivated to do something I am proud of saying I drew. Trouble with me is that i dont take things to the next level. I just leave it at the beginning stages, which i like doing. I like seeing little doodles that sparked creativity for something else. There was an explantion of what art/sketching should convey- it should reflect the skills the artist has at that time. magic word?- Commit! That really hit home with me, because I know I didn't do that- gotta commit to taking it to the next polished level. And- lets face it- people don't look at your hidden potential (a little HGTV joke), they look at what you just made, and you're skills are judged so. I learned that you limit your drawing by not seeing it to the end; if you really take the time to take it finish, you are able to bring it to a more sophisticated level. The enviroment in the class is great, people are friendly and approachable, and always willing to give advice. I can't wait to take my next class... I haven't been this moto in a long time.

As for my sickness- i am feeling much, much better. i think i was sick a lot longer than i realized, but then BAM - hit me outta no where. the only artistic efforts i was able to do everyday were the Owls. yay for Owls! Couldn't run/walk for the past week... blah. But before I was sick I did at least 50 miles this month. Woot!

I'll be posting up more stuff that I have been experimenting with at the Academy after the month is over, y'know, after Owltober?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Owltober 20 Belly Owl

feeling a little better :) look, not posting an owl late at night! anyways, my focus is back. putting more effort into everything... the dishes, walking the dog, and of course the doodle thing.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Owltober 18 Owlberto

still feeling sick. i am afraid i am going to be known as that person who does the really bad puns - as far as birds are concerned. but this was a suggestion that i couldn't refuse!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Owltober 17 Nightwatch

okay for the past 2 days i have been feeling sick... i almost don't wanna draw. but different mediums/subjects seem to make me focus while the meds do thier thing.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Owltober 11 Knight Owls

for the best security, you can purchase a knight owl. with keen night vision, razor sharp wings and talons, and the ability to emit soundwaves that will knock intruders into a coma- you can rest knowing your home is safe.

day or night- choose knight owl for 24 hour protection.
choose your own color!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hellboy Kitty Patrol

never drew hellboy before and the movie was on last weekend. i like hellboy. i like that he likes cats.

Owltober 10 Quick Sketches

felt like doing some quick sketches of owls :) i really like digit

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Owltober 9 Hooligans

what a bunch of hooligans! i want to draw some other hooligans soon... gangsta them up a bit

Monday, October 06, 2008

Sketchy Cat

Owltober 6 Brown Owl

Pocketowl & SayUncleComics started drawing up some Owls for 'OWLtober'-- it's such a fun daily doodle to do- even Themrock is in on the action.

i am just doing my part and adding to the festivities...

illustrator with some photoshop. i want to try something different every day. lets see how long that lasts!