Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I have been working for 10 plus years in the animation industry and finally I get to achieve one of my biggest goals ever! Working on an animated feature film! I have been learning and growing so much! That is what I love most about animation, the learning never stops! One day you might have to be a dinosaur, the next a ballet dancer, then a talking veggie,or a Turkey! I am a happy man!!
Monday, October 01, 2012
No drawing or animation post, Since Halloween is coming up,
Friday, May 04, 2012
So for the past ten weeks, I was working at reel fx dallas on project "Dave" What an amazing fun place! Sooo many talented artist at the studio. I often wondered how in the hell did I end up here?! But I truly felt blessed and thanked GOD everyday for the chance to work and to work with so many friendly creative people. The time flew by so fast! So many amazing things happened! I was reunited with old friends from various studios I have worked at in the past, and I made new friends as well! I am not gonna lie, before I got this gig, I was in a really low place, a dark place that I do not ever want to be in again, you know that place where you basically shit on yourself, and question yourself, you doubt all the things that make you who you ARE! But some amazing things happened, I got sooo much respect in Dallas for these little drawings I did when I would wait for a playblast. I got so much admiration and respect from all my coworkers that it really filled my heart!! I am not sure why I always need validation in life and especially in my career, but I do! I think it is the curse of being an artist, but more then money or material things, I have always just wanted respect in the field I have put and sacrificed so much in! So getting that from just these little doodles, that made me happy! Then we had a visitor, you might have heard of him, Glen Keane! If you dig deep in this blog you will find a drawing he did for me when I was about 3 years old, it had a huge impact on my facination with animation and drawing. I Had the chance to tell him the story of how he met my father when my dad worked at Atari, and he asked Glen to do a drawing for me and my two sisters. I told him how it influenced me, and at the time we were so poor, we could not frame it. I told him how we kept it in a encyclopedia under Disney. I told him how I found myself always opening it up to gaze at the drawings, not quite sure why I was so "drawn" to it. I then just thanked him, he remembered meeting my father at Atari, and it truly was a full circle momment for me! This 10 week gig at REEL FX was just what I needed, I do not know what the future brings, but I am inspired and look forward to whatever new adventure comes my way! D!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Well, my chapter of life at Hawaii Animation Studios has closed. I am now yet again standing in that artistic fork in the road, where I wonder where will I end up next? I have now been animating for about 10 years, and the cocky side of me thinks it should be easy by now to just walk into the next gig. But that is not the case, There are many that do what I do, and do it better, the fight to be seen as an artist is one I fear I will always be fighting. Get better! Work harder! Learn new software! Fight Fight Fight! And why I am certain this fight is in me, I also have this scary feeling of just leveling out as an artist, reaching a point where there is no more growth. Which to me is a fucking nightmare because I have so many high hopes of where all this is going to lead. All the packing up, and moving from city to city, resetting my life over and over. Something big needs to happen! I also get scared because even though I know I have fight left in me to reach my goals, I also have thoughts of living deep in the woods where nobody can find me, and just create art and get out of the hustle lol. I gave up a long time ago trying to plan what was to come next in my life as an artist/animator. Instead, I welcome the unknown, I look forward to the possibility of a great new opportunity! This will be my last month in Hawaii, it has been a great year and a half, I never expected to be here. Where will I go next?...
To mark the event of my unemployment, on my final week of work, I went to get my very first tattoo. It is of an animation disc, with the word, dream under it. It is to remind me, why I have moved from state to state, packing up one life to start a completely new one somewhere else. It is a reminder of the dream, the dream to become great at what I do, and to never stop chasing my dreams.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday, December 18, 2010
So I have been doing the Regional Affairs illustrations for Rolling Stones Middle East,and it has been freaking awesome! I love seeing my work in print! Truly and honor and just all around cool thing to be doing. Here are two images from the first two issues to come out.