“And the Legend was Born in the Wild Land.” — FINAL

Well, here is my final for my Drawing for Animation class. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to not take the easy path. I don’t know if this is totally what I was imagining, but that’s one of the big challenges of being an artist–bridging the gap between what you can imagine and what you can realize.

Anyway, I hope you like it.

This illustration is a continuation of the of the figure drawing of the cowboy that I did a few weeks ago. I was really trying to convey the potential for greatness that he had in his future as a cowboy. Not in wishing that he was somewhere else than he was.

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“…and the legend was born in the wild land.” – REJECTED

So, I’m finishing up my final for my Drawing for Animation class, and I had two ideas. One idea was a little easier but it was just a joke that I though was funny, but didn’t really mean anything to me. The second idea was more meaningful for me, but harder. After crowd-sourcing my friends, they helped me come to the conclusion that the meaningful one would be better.

With that said, here is the rejected idea. I still think it’s funny, but I like the idea I’m finishing up better.

It’s pretty rough, the logo in the window would be moved and the cropping would be adjusted if I was going to go ahead with it, but here is my rough sketch for you to see.

The theme is “…and the legend was born in the wild land.”

If the joke isn’t clear immediately, it’s kind of one of those funny stories you and your friends tell for years after it happens, “remember when we were having pizza and you ate the…” The pizza parlor is called “Wild Land Pizza.” So the oft-told story of accidentally eating a cockroach happened in the Wild Land. Get it???

Yeah, that’s why I decided on something more meaningful. Thanks friends. I’ll post my finished actual project later.

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2D Animation Class Final.

Well, I must have Quint, from Jaws on the brain. This time it’s in the form of something I used to do on the playground equipment when I was a kid. Except for me the equipment was usually the Millennium Falcon. Enjoy!

He’s saying, “Hooper ya idiot! Starboard! Ain’t ya watching’ it?”

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Quint, The Turtle

Today was the final review in my 3D Animation Class. Here is the project that I made for it. I was hoping to do something along the lines of the BBC’s “Creature Comforts.”

The audio I used is from Quint (Robert Shaw) in the movie “Jaws.” I designed, modeled, rigged, textured and animated this scene. It was a lot of fun and I’d like to tweak it more and maybe do some other versions of creatures delivering dialogue from other movies. Any suggestions?


This next piece is a little progression reel showing how this animation was put together.

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Here’s a drawing I just finished in my figure drawing class. It was a 2-day sustained pose.

I couldn’t stop thinking of my dad when I was doing this. This one’s for you, dad.

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