September 20, 2008

Where I work...

For the past five years I've been doing illustration and animation for  They hired me right out of school as my first full time job, to do illustrations for their site.  At the time, I knew very little about Adobe Flash, and stayed far away from pop culture (two things they dealt very heavily with).  However, they were looking for someone they could count on to do their cartoon illustrations, so I was thrilled to be aboard.  

Studying computer animation in College, I was immediately drawn to flash for its animation capabilities, and soon started asking questions and reading books to figure the program out.  To keep a long story short, I now work as Art Director and have helped put into place the workflow in which we animate.  If there is anything I owe to LG, it's the thanks for letting me experiment and grow as an artist :)

Anyway, I'm sure I'll be posting artwork I've done for them, or am currently working on, here.

Here are some pencil, and color character concepts I recently did at LG.

September 15, 2008

Finally a post...and coloring book art

I've been wanting to get a blog up for years now, but kept coming up with silly excuses.  Things like, "I'll do it when I get an official website up" or, "I'm not sure how I would like to brand myself."  Well, NO MORE!  It's up, its a blog, and I can always change more excuses :)

Being an art blog, I suppose I should post some art huh?...

A little while ago I worked on a drawing for a kids coloring book.  The book is a compilation of artists in the animation industry and sales will benefit a handful of children's orphanages in Ghana and Tijuana.  It was a great project to work on and the artists created some great pieces.  I'll make sure to follow up and post a link for the finished book when it comes out.  

Along with the line work for the coloring book, we were all asked to do a fine art version.  the originals will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go toward the orphanages as well.

here is my contribution: