24 May 2006

NewSong: Noah's Place

This was done in one of those drawing moments where things just flow (a phrase coined by an instructor at my school while I was there). It must have taken just over 2 hours from start to finish, but it seemed about 15 mintues, one of those "spots of time" Norman Maclean (another distinguished instructor from my school) mentions in one of my favorite books, "A River Runs Through It".

I'll leave you to explore (and hopefully enjoy) the multiple narratives I wove into the drawing, but my two favorites are, first, the homage to Pablo, the penguin that hated the cold, from one of my favorite childhood books (crossed with my memory of Tennessee Tuxedo sans Chumley the Walrus). Next, the lobster who is annoyed that the PlayStation controllers are not claw-friendly.

The oxpecker posed rhino is actually Noah, whose place this is. Noah's Place is also where the kids go at NewSong Irvine.

03 May 2006

Basement: 19 April 2006

My friend and fellow WB Animation employee, Eric Canete, has been doing a series of 90 minute drawings on his blog. I was already impressed and amazed by what he's posted, but after trying to do the same, I'm even more astonished at the quality and polish on his posts. My drawing took two roughs and twice the time Eric has been allotting himself, yet is no where near as finished looking. I've got to draw more!

For those of you keen-eyed viewers, yes, that is C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers) coming out of the man hole.