Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Lost Boy


Staging Exercise

Here are some quick thumbs exploring staging possibilities, suggesting composition, action, framing, etc.


Another Xochitl Sketch


Bots is so much fun!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Roma Victor...

I was watching "Gladiator" the other day. Such a great flick. Awesome visuals. When I get some time, I hope to do a series of some characters from this film.

Make Mine Music

Friday, August 26, 2005

I got spurs that jingle jangle jingle...

Aw... Rats!!!

Creatures de Xochitl


Here is a page of thumbnails for a storyboard project. I try and stay loose, using shapes and lines of action. I love this phase cause anything goes.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Joe Ranft (1960-2005)

I just found out that Joe Ranft, story artist on many of Pixar's animated movies died Tuesday, August 16 in a car accident in Mendocino, CA.

From what I've read, Joe was well loved and possessed a big heart, helping those within and outside the animation community.

For those who want to know how story is done, check out either the DVDs for A Bug's Life or Monster's Inc. and check out the special features regarding storypitch sequences. His boards are so appealing, so simple, so beautiful.

Though I never knew him, it was his work and talents on many of Pixar's and Disney's movies which made me want to get into storyboarding. You can view many personal stories and thoughts on this beautiful human being at or

As sad as this news is, it's a comfort to know that Joe, with his talent and love made this world a better place, leaving many memorable and lovable characters and stories.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Pixar crews. RIP.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Another figure study. Faces are always the most challenging.
A figure study I did in class a while ago. Need to do this more often. Something very therapeutic when you draw the figure. Four hours always seems to go by too fast!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Ahoy there matey!!! Welcome aboard my blogsite. Not exactly sure where our course is headed, but we'll enjoy the trip and have many exciting adventures I'm sure. If not, to the plank whichchu!!!

My first post

This is my very first post. Hello and welcome to my blogspot!