Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Here's some really old doodles i found that i did. This is my little sister.
the person in the glasses is me, the guy with the long hair is my sisters boyfriend and the bubble girl is my step-sister. we were playing with the camera built into my mac and i decided to doodle them it was really fun!
here's the shitty-kitty section. The black cat is Peeps, my cat. the fluffy cat is Asimo my friends cat, it doesn't look much like that but i'm still working on it. i'm not a big fan of drawing animals. The cat that i scratched off looks like some mutant anime furry drawing. Out of pure hatred i tried to scribble it off the paper, but to no avail.
Some caricatures i did of my dad's friends.
I went to the library near my house with a pen and some paper and found a really neat book about the Disney Studio, and one about comic books. Guess which one of the trees were done by Eyvind Earle?
More Pinocchio's as promised this time from the "Ain't Got No Strings" sequence.

I have my references on a new blog! Animation Reference Dump where i post nothing but stills of classic cartoons, i'll also be posting model sheets and other artwork like that. Hopefully it will be useful to you! Please check it out: http://referencedump.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 19, 2010


Still getting used to Corel Painter, getting better but still light-years from making a "finished" looking image.
I'm pretty proud of these below, they have very clear silhouettes. The one that's cut off I didn't feel the same, actually it's well posed but i didn't like the face.
Man, I love drawing umbrellas!
This is an old sketch, I drew Billford and a bunch of cats, I was too afraid to show it because there is something horribly malformed with Billford... the hand he's scratching his head with is backwards, I was making the same face when I was trying to figure out was was weird about that image.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day, Shmalentines Day!

I'm going to spend it making comics and getting wasted... alone.

I don't like leaving my blog un-updated (if that's even a word) for too long. Right now i'm trying to pull off some comic ideas and working on my Pinocchio's. Here's an old caricature of a woman i saw at the mall, her hair was tightly bunned at the top.

like this.
and so, I imagined what she might look like with her hair down.

oh and also, i just got the Gorillaz latest EP "Stylo" they got Bobby Womack to do a duet with em'! The Ep is the prelude to their upcoming album "Plastic Dreams" which is supposed to come out early March sometime, so expect lots of awesome artwork by Jamie Hewlett to bombard the internet!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pinocchio Comparisons

I saw "Pinocchio" for the first time online, I really enjoyed it, so much so that i snatched a bunch of stills to use as references, and boy golly did i get some good'ins! I decided to start of with one of my favorite scenes where Lampwick tells Pinocchio to take a BIG drag off the cigar. Pinocchio being extremely naive does so and suffers the consequence.
Above are my drawings, I'm doing 2 per page. Below are the original frames.

haha! Ouch, that looks painful just to look at.
Okee-Do-kee! Let's analyze this, shall we? There's actually a lot wrong. The eye left to us isn't slanted upward enough, the nose needs to be down and shifted to the right slightly, that threw off the mouth which the same needs to be done. The ear needs to be up and right more along with the hairline, the back of the head is not nearly big enough. The body isn't too bad but i need to watch out for those arms.
Face wise this isn't too shabby. The base of the nose needs to be larger, the ear needs to be shifted down along with jaw line and the back of the head needs to be extended further out. The Cigar however is waay off, and so is his bow-tie.

Ohhh! Is he gunna blow chunks??
Ewww. He sallowed it, gah-rose!
The major problem with this one is that the body is way too big (or the head is too small?). Otherwise in the face the main features seem to meet up just fine with the exception of the eyebrows and ears. Again the head needs to be extended in the back, the hat is too low in the front. The cheek on the left in just a tad-bit too big but not that bothersome to me.
This would be a pretty decent drawing... IF I FUCKING MOVED THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND EARS FURTHER BACK. That seems to be a huge problem. Along with that the jaw needs to be moved down further, and the tie moved in more. More minor issues would be that the left eyebrow needs to be shifted up and to the right a tad and the brim of the hat a little but up.

I loved this part, his eyes fill all the way to the top with tears and then when he closes them a huge waterfall pours out of his eyes. But right before it pours out the tears squash down like they do below.
Awesome, I know. Kudos to whoever planned this out.
WHOA! The head and ears are allllllmoooossst where they need to be, they're still off though. The eyebrows need to be placed further down, and the mouth needs to be scaled down a bit. The neck is way off and therefore the rest of the body even then the back of the collar is not at the right angle and needs to be facing away from his body more.
First thing i notice is that the neck is too long. and like the previous drawing the collar needs to be going away from the body more. The ears are near perfect! But the back of the head... you know. The jaw line needs to shift up and the left eyebrow needs to move left more. The mouth is placed too high. As for the nose, down more and larger.

Love the above expression!
Hey! What's the first thing you notice? EAR AND BACK OF HEAD!! everything else is either where it needs to be or close. For example the nose is too long and so is the cheek. The right eyebrow is a little high as well as the hat.

I am not sure what's going on with the hat so let's ignore it. Once yet again, ear... back of head. The jaw is down too low and the nose needs to be smaller aswell as the wrinkles. The body is too big and the bow needs to be upwards and over to the left more.

PHEW! There is a lot wrong going on in these pictures. Obviously I need to watch out for the ear and width of the head. Second i need to be cautious of the size of the head or body making sure one isn't too big than the other. My next issue I would say would be watching out for the eyebrows, nose-size, and jaw. The neck is also a problem. Those are the major ones that i notice right off that bat and what i'll start working on. I'll be posting more Pinocchio stuff, i got lots of stills of the lead, Gepetto, Jiminy Cricket, Figaro the Cat, Honest John, and Lampwick.

ALSO, if you have any critiques, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE post them!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Billions and Billions pt 2

Sagan plants a loving gaze on a bust of Da Vinci.
you might recognize them from yesterday, these were the first i did.
i did a couple extra this time from different points of view, and understanding how the head is built. You'll see a list of features which could be exaggerated.

here, i'm starting to play with the features and trying to figure out where and how to size and place and build.
The last stage i get closer, polishing the overall caricature.
completed version!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Oh man i just couldn't wait to post these film stills of Carl Sagan from Cosmos, this is from episode VIII: "Travels In Space and Time" where he talks about traveling at the speed of light and what can be accomplished.

Anyway I'm thinking about redoing my caricature since i haven't done it in a while. I have some pictures of him looking in all directions to help me, but what I want to show you is this!

Here's what he might look like if you were a pretty lady across the bar.
I wish VLS were better quality... i'm sure it can i'm just an idiot.
Pucker up, if you were Ann Duyran this might of been a fimiliar sight.
Sagan's famous Church Lady impersonation.
About to puke on your favorite shirt.
Look how bummed out Sagan looks in H.G. Welles time machine. Cheer up, I'm sure you'll get it to work some day.
actually, you know what that thing makes me think of?

Here's a clip from the actual episode.

Thanks to Aaron for pointing out that i need to add the bottom lip in his caricature! and for being the first to comment.