Monday, December 03, 2007


I can honestly say i don't enjoy traveling.
I mean the part in the middle to and from the destination.
Going from coast to cast is exhausting and makes my ears hurt :)
Here are some sketches from JFK and LAX.




That is it for today.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The City

Ah the city.
I love everything about it, I wish I could afford it, so I could move in.

But alas these are drawings from the city.

The piano man from Church.

Sketches from Battery Park

This is a long story but lest just say he can't find a cab.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Work Ahead ?

So I love work right?
And the people are great? No? so I decided to draw them :)

I was learning a new technique so in order of appearance.

"If you want to keep your friends, never draw their portraits "
Chuck Jones






And so no one feels left out, Mel and Gareth.

Hope you enjoyed the show :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Life is for the birds

I started to paint in photoshop,
I guess mainly because the Big Boys here do it.

It is not very active but I guess I was learning technique :)

I like it.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Learning to Paint

This one is a secret :)There was a charm in the fallowing sketch that I lost once I did a water color version of it.
But I believe I learned something.

The sketch on the left is from the laundry mat.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Confessional (sketchbook)

There is not much to report,
been doing a lot of drawing , here are a few drawings from the train, laundry mat,
Church and park.

I was doing monkey studies from google images, char design inspiration.
I apologize to those that feel drawing from pictures is not pure art.

That is all until next time.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Horton Hears A Who

The preview for the movie we are currently working on (Horton Hears A Who), is finally here.

I am excited about it because it plays in front of all the screenings of The Simpsons Movie, and because I did the set dressing for the last 5 jungle shots, after the Jim Carrey tittle card. Oh and not to mention that the project rocks :)

The HD trailer can be found at

Here are also are some images for the film, released earlier this year.

If you are a color connoisseur please watch the HD VERSION .

I hope you enjoy it :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

TC_ Capitan Corriente

I wish there were toys of these characters,
they are so fun.

I keep talking about my stay in El Salvador, so you are probably are tired of me mentitoning it. Anyway just a month ago, the Thomas Corriente commercials we where working on there, got released.

There are 13 1 min educational shorts, for the local electric company, based on a series of characters and the mischiefs that lead them to be in danger with elctricity.

These are the original stills with which I left.

Thomas Corriente transformation
to Capitan Corriente.

CC slightly before forming a protective ray.

El Chamus flying toward kids.

El Chamus after being Hit with the CC protective ray.

I loved working on this project. All the work seemed organic
and because it was only two off us I worked in the whole pipeline.
I modeled, rigged, animated, did the efxs rendered and composited .

Although it was very hard work, I wish someday you may
have the same fortune as I did, to work with a friend in a magical project.

Here is a link to all the shorts as they are now . El Chamus model has changed drastically.

Here is the company Site

Las Aventuras de Tomas Corriente

*press VER (it means to see in spanish) to see the shorts.

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Thanks for visiting, and for silencing your
cell phones, but don't forget to pick up your trash as you leave :)

Friday, June 22, 2007

BSS Challenge

Every week when we are not busy, (now that we are busy we do
it every few weeks and sometimes monthly) we have a
BSS Challege at work, something to keep developing the skills :)

There is a theme and you draw what ever we want on the theme,
here are my past entries, some better that others.

Theme: Deep Sea
Tittle: Dead Sea

Theme: On the way to work I saw...
Tittle: Giant monster, planes, brick igloo, flying saucers and more crazy stuff!!!<body> <iframe src="" height="30px" width="100%" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" id="navbar-iframe" frameborder="0"></iframe> <div id="space-for-ie"></div>

Theme: Dragons
Tittle: Got Salt?

Theme: Roxie
Tittle: Dance

Theme: Starwars
Tittle: Anakin

Theme: The Wild West
Tittle: The Train

Anyway in the last 5 month here at BSS I have learned so much.
Be a polymath, that is what I say, till next time.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

H2O Color

I been trying a new thing,

sketching with pen and then using watercolor to add the hue.
I like the results may people get so I decided to try it.

Second day I ever tryed sketching and watercolor.
Left: Central Park Right: Church and Train

I got stuck in the airport last weekend, for 8 hours in LA.

Still exploring.

Left: Legoland add
Right: More airport and yes there was a teenager on a skateboard.

I guess less is more.

Still working on it but thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Chuck Jones once said that the easiest way to lose a friend was to draw his/her portrait.
I like my friends and the truth is, I don't want to lose them.

I once heard that a good exercise was to draw a portrait a day and for the reason previously stated and because I don't have time to draw till late at night when I get home, I been doing one self portrait a day all week.

I thought that in honor of self portraits I would revisit all the ones I have done over the years, and I have at my disposal.

Sometime in 2002 for painting class

09-2003 while listening to some Tunes.

10-2003 Mad about X-men (Not really sure)

03-2006 after getting home to my desk from the B-yard.

7-06 Acting out a scene for animation.

05-05-07 After looking at some roman art.

05-12-07 After buying some prismacolor pencils.

It seems that the further you go back in time the more they look like me.
Anyway, if you are reading this, draw, draw draw.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


It does not matter how much you know or how much you think you know, there is always room to grow in this industry.

This moving logo was done for a church affiliated company in California.

It is meant to establish the identity for a series that touches on abuse.

For me it was challenging because I never had done water simulation or lit a sunset before in my life. Also during the time of my involvement my desktop died and I was out without a computer for about a week.

This is the look that they chose.

One thing that I have learned, while doing freelance, has been that the client usually knows what he/she wants. Even though as artist we may have a vision of the project, sometimes it is nothing like what the client wants. Our job is to guide them and hopefully show them what they had envisioned.

That being said this is what I envisioned.

No solution is better than the other, one conveys one feeling the other an other.
It all comes down to what the ultimate goal of the project was and what the client feels is better for his project.

I have included a link with both what I sent them and what I liked just for fun :)
(This requires quicktime and a little waiting time if you use EI)

Client Version

Director's CUT

Ha ha, I always wanted to have a director's cut of something.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


This past weekend I did a Flash/AfterEffects animation
for a friend. My animation is going to be projected on the screen of the Tv that kids are watching. The the image on the TV is then going to go out, and the short film is going to start.

Alright, I like the way Flash draws, but I prefer the way After Effects parents layers togerther. I also like the fact that you can scrub and see how things move not having to worry about creating a preview because one has a movie within movie, like in Flash . I could be wrong, so if I am, please corect me.

Here are the rought audio cuts as well as the whole Flash/AE animation uncut.

The film noice effect is only meant for the Godzilla sequence, all to be added in post later. But I added it show you.

Click on the words:



I am working on a bunch of junk, plus the film.

Oh, I just started the screenplay :) for my movie.
Hopefully I will be done in a year.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

EL SALVADOR- Golden Camaleon

I either been busy or lazy take your pick :)
I have had the permission to publish this for a while, but I was waiting for the release of the animated shorts so I could just post all the El Salvador work, but alas that has not happened so I now give you the Golden commercial. If you are my friend you probably already seen this, but here is an oncore.

Here is the link to the comapny that made it.

Here is my link to the video (requires quicktime and a little wait only 2 megs)

Opening Shot

Eye Change

Body change.

Thanks for the good times.