Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More pictures of the gallery

This is my fiancee' Miyuki's sketch wall, she included her wonderful life drawings in hers, and most of the flip books are hers as well.

Here's my sketch wall, including my Herobear maquette and my Shere Khan maquette which is still very much a work-in-progress.

Another closer view.

Successful Gallery Opening!

I would like to thank everybody who was able to make it to Miyuki and my gallery opening this last Saturday night at Cal State Fullerton's Exit Gallery, we had a good time and hope you all enjoyed our work. Miyuki will be opening it this week until we take everything down Thursday evening, so feel free to drop by and take a look if you have not already.

We have sketches, flip books, our pitch we made for Nickelodeon for last year's competition (made it past the first round of eliminations but not the second), as well as some of my early childhood drawings to contrast with my current work, and a TV playing our animation that we have done in school. Here are some pictures I took after everything was finally put up.

This is the wall of animation, we have flip books to flip through as well as some of the drawings posted above for a better look.

This is a small portion of my sketch wall.

My Herobear maquette is also on display, poor guy still needs his cape.

Another portion of my sketch wall.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Little Update

Hey everybody, since my blog was posted in the PMC newsletter, I'll throw something up here. These are some thumbnail sketches for a dialog test I was hoping to finish by the gallery, each about an inch and a half tall. The dialog is a clip of Joan Cusack getting a bit angry at the person she's become. I don't think I'll be able to finish this in time, maybe just the keys and a couple of breakdowns. Anyway, enjoy the sloppy mess. Maybe someday I'll post some finished work on here.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Update, Annie Awards, Gallery

I know I know...It's been months since I've last updated this blog. But I've been running around all over the place, from going to Indonesia for our friends' wedding, to going to Hawaii, to going to the same friends' 2nd reception in CA. I've also been running around Cartoon Network a lot lately since I'm working there part time as an assistant to the recording manager. But now I can get back to working on my own stuff.

Miyuki and I went to the Annie Awards last night. They were a lot of fun, ran into some people I have not seen in awhile, and got to take a picture with a personal hero of mine, Andreas Deja.

I was also going to try to get my picture taken with John Lasseter, but he was surrounded by other animation directors, and I just couldn't come up with the courage to ask for a photo, with any of them.

Miyuki also got speak to and take a picture with Frank Gladstone, he seemed so kind, he even tried speaking to her in Japanese, he said "ohayo gozaimasu" which means "good morning." I thought it was funny, but I didn't laugh, I have trouble with Japanese too, and I didn't want to offend him.Overall it was a fun evening, I suggest anybody involved with animation should go at least once.

Also for anybody who hasn't already seen the flier, Miyuki and I are having a gallery showing at Cal State Fullerton from Saturday March 17th to the 23rd. The opening reception is at 6pm Saturday March 17th. Hope to see you there.