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.