Monday, January 31, 2011

OS3 and Looney Toons 2D Rough animations

For any tough physical shot I will plan out my shot in Flash first. Here are some examples! These are all from shots that I posted in my blog the other day.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Animation Reels!

This is most of the shots I animated on OS3 (about 3 minutes worth!). I even got to animate the title. The sound in these clips is not final, check out the DVD for that. There is even an unrendered shot in there that didn't make it to the final film in it's entirety. HIGHER QUALITY VERSION HERE:

At the same time as being a lead on OS3, I got a chance to do a handful of shots on the three new Looney Toons shorts. I was....very busy. I even got to animate the new WB logo! HIGHER QUALITY VERSION HERE:

Saturday, January 29, 2011


And because I enjoyed drawing this one so much, here's a high res version! Clicking the picture below will take you to the medium res version.

Remember to vote for us every day on if you think we don't suck!!!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Open Season 3

Well, Open Season 3 is out on DVD, and last night ReelFX got to see the finished product at a screening here in Dallas, with director Cody Cameron in attendance (he is pretty much the coolest guy, ever).

The screening was incredible!!! ReelFX really knocked it out of the park. I don't think there is a single animated CGI animated film out there with the same budget constraints (and some budget constraints they were) that looked this good from all departments. I want to congratulate everyone on a job very, very well done.

This was my first job as a lead animator, and I was in charge of the three bears -- Boog, Doug, and Ursa. Talk about sexy, sexy learning experiences. And whats more sexy than bears? Nothing.

It was really great to hear some of my shots get some major laughs. Ain't nothing more an animator could ask for. Except maybe to get some people to cry, but it wasn't really that kind of movie. :D

Here are some screenshots of some shots I animated. I'll be updating my demo reel soon and you can see em in action! Wheee!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This weeks HATEFARM

Might be a little late because work has really been picking up. Crunch time before animation production even starts. So here's a snippet of whats to come!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Birthday Bear

New HATEFARM! If you liked this comic, why not swing over to vote for us on Topwebcomics? You can do it once a day, or multiple times with multiple computers. Show us you care!

Heres an HD copy of the comic for your eyeballs! Prints to come in the future!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Merry Melony

I'm taking a break from Merry Melony to work on HATEFARM, (not to mention I'm animation lead on a really big, time consuming project at ReelFX) but I thought I'd post some screenshots of the follow up to Merry Melony Ep 1. Gotta fill this blog up with more pics :)

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New HATEFARM comic!

This week's HATEFARM comes early!!! Enjoy!!!

And here's some bonus stuff for coming to my blog. Illustrations of two young, dapper comic creators for use on the site redesign!

And I

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hate Farm Comic #2

Quadruple punchline from Rob Weyman, give it up folks. No time to put it on the site right now, but thats okay because Justin Scheetz has been working hard on the new site design, which is really going to put your website to terrible, terrible shame.


NEXT UP we have some behind the scenes action, in case you were wondering how I draw these comics. Starting with the script from Rob:

"5: Cam girl, lowering a strap and biting her lip "any cute guys in here want to chat? PM me" Zombie gets up and makes a move towards rickrollin' Norris

6: End with Kid yelling - "TITS OR GTFO!" Camgirl just about to show said tits.Zombie gnawing on Chuck Norris' head, still weakly singing. LOLcat hangs self, holding note that says "i can be an hero?""

Then some sketchies and the final product:

This is the super rough version, I will draw the whole page at once (not zoomed in) like this. I am mainly figuring out the talk bubble placement and compositions.

Here is where I am actually figuring out the characters anatomy and detail. I try to keep this quick so that I can maintain some energetic linework.

 And of course, final linework and then final coloring. For coloring I will use the paint inside function in flash so that I dont have color lines overlapping the black outlines. I'll usually use 1-2 dark tones and 1 bright tone. Closeups always get special treatment, stuff that is farther away is usually done roughly since these comics can take around 8-14 hours to complete!!!

Happy hate farming!

Monday, January 3, 2011

HATE FARM first webcomic up!!!

Go now!!! First webcomic is up, along with a really crappy temporary website. Trust me, it's super temporary. Gonna look a LOT better. Mayhaps thanks to the great and excellent Justin Scheetz. We'll see.

In the mean time, check it out, and vote for the comic on TopWebComics if you get a chance. The button for that is on the site!!!

Enjoy!! The first comic is also available on my deviant art to purchase as a print.