Wednesday, December 18, 2013


End of the semester and onto a much needed winter break. This is my final film for my 2D animation class - a sack pantomime! Very happy with the way it turned out and had a lot of fun making it. Enjoy and happy holidays everyone!

Big thanks to Youri Dekker for his help as well in making this film truly come to life and teaching me some things in After Effects! 

Underscore music credits also go to the classic, and original, Boris Karloff version of "Frankenstein". A true favorite film of mine with "Frankensack" being my personal homage to it. If you haven't seen it,  it is a classic and must watch for all movie lovers.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Countdown

Getting ready for the holidays by doing this quick little painting. Got this done in a few hours and wanted to get back into working with gouache and I like the way it came out. I'll try and get some more posts like this in the next few weeks. Really miss painting and want to start posting more personal projects. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

24 Hour Animation: 'The Caveman's Capsule'

So about a month ago, Nicki YeeRyan RamirezYouri DekkerGrace Lacuesta, and I entered into the national "24-Hour Animation Competition" put on by Aubry Mintz (Animation professor @ Cal State Long Beach). We had exactly 24 Hours to conceptualize and produce a 30 second animation using the topic we were given: "What would you do if you only had 24 hours left to live?"...

Team YERDL TURTLES produced: "The Caveman's Capsule" and won 2nd place! 

A huge victory not only for us, but for SJSU/Shrunkenheadman as well! Very proud of my team and an absolutely incredible experience where you truly create something out of nothing. We literally worked the whole night through and tried to get the story just right, as well as give the film an appealing look.

Every member truly played their part and more, which made the process easier. I helped mostly with story and character design, but also did clean-up and some extra animation. Here are the final character designs I did for our "Caveman" and the final film. Enjoy and great job Team!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013


Getting ready for Halloween, my favorite holiday...sorry Christmas. Here's a zombie priest dude thing for fun

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Went on a four week journey furthering my knowledge of bears and sketching them for my animation class. So I picked the Grizzly Bear. Felt like I can push my gestures way more as I continue my journey with the grizzly bear, but for the most part the construction and final product is something I'm proud of for now.

Caricatures and The Strange Mustached Man...

Did some drawings of people the other day when I had some time in between my classes:

And some random character designs I did in my sketchbook with this wonderfully facial-haired gentlemen. Had a lot of fun with this and really tried to loosen up and let things happen, see how far I could push the mustached man's features:


Been a LONG time, here are some sketches ladies and germs. Hope you like the new look for the blog as well...

Thursday, August 22, 2013