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Balancing Joy and Fear

April 25, 2014

This won’t blow your mind. But it may change it.

Writer’s Rules for Storytelling

March 21, 2013

Why am I just splatting out this thing I found on Facebook? Emma Coates was a storyboard artist for Pixar. The rules seem to be sound, and I want to remember them. Posting them here is handy for me if nothing else. If you’re a writer, you might find them useful too.

90 second speed paint, Corel Painter, Cintiq

Character Study in Black and White In 90 Seconds

February 9, 2013

You would think that being able to do something like this in 90 seconds flat would be worth some serious money to somebody.

The Twelve Principles of Animation

January 5, 2013

I’ve helped write the animation training curriculae here at Rhythm & Hues Studios, and I had a chance to visit the topic of the Twelve Priniciples of Animation to support some of the coursework I helped develop.

I thought I’d share.

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The Secret to Being Happy In Life

December 25, 2012

It’s time to rediscover who you are. It’s the secret to life, the universe, and everything, and I can tell you now the answer is not 42.. – Gene Turnbow

Supergirl

A New Drawing

April 22, 2012

I’ve been trying to raise the quality bar of my illustrations lately. No, this image is not unique, it’s from the cover of a Supergirl comic I saw in a store today. However, I did pencil and ink this myself.

Words Have Power

April 20, 2011

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity’ but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

Superman Classic

February 9, 2011

Robb Pratt gave us Superman fans a new little work of art to geek out over: [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2WVlmNqMMs&feature=player_embedded[/tube] The character design is a departure from anything I’ve ever seen before on this subject material – it has an appeal that’s hard to define, but is immediately engaging.  The biggest problem is that it’s over all too […]

Chicken Steadicam

December 6, 2010

But Only If You’re A Chicken. [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXUeO3auRZg&feature=player_embedded[/tube] This video has been around for a while, but there may be something to learn from chickens yet. Watch in amazement as this chicken’s head remains precisely located in space regardless of the motion of its body. Then be amazed that you sat and watched a chicken for […]

Warp Drive – One Step Closer

November 18, 2010

The main problem with developing working warp drive apparently isn’t the math. We’ve figured that part out. What we need, though, is an unimaginably monumental supply of energy to power the thing. The spokesman for CERN’s ALPHA experiment—Jeffrey Hangst of Aarhus University, Denmark—says that trapping these atoms was a bit of an overwhelming experience: What’s […]