August 30, 2006
Me, Ben, and our camera man, Jeff decided to film me spinning on a floor buffer left unattended at 3am in the hallway... this was the result... notice how Ben attempts to keep the power cord from getting tangled, but ends up wrapping it tightly around my neck.
August 27, 2006
August 25, 2006
To commemorate my 222nd post on this blogger, here's some awesome sites and blogs that I've rediscovered recently, filled with great artwork, photos and videos. These are ALL worth a quick peek, please visit them and enjoy.
Adam Hughes' massive archive of delicious artwork.
Photos of walls, sounds strange, but there's some great stuff here.
Dexter's Lab designer, Chris Battle.
Remarkable Photos of China.
Nededlu's fantastic artwork.
Jessica's new Blog - amazing cartoon drawings and renderings.
Amazing photos of Tokyo by Night.
The crazy art styles of Ian Worrel.
Best camera shop ever.
Jenny's amazing doodles.
Some cool CG imagery by Pistachios.
The incredible moose drawings of Geordie Millar.
The Art of Eric Powell.
Cool recent bear sketches from Matt Williames.
Seth MacFarlane and cast in the sound booth
in Behind The Scenes on Family Guy.
Antoine Antin's latest pencil tests of Asterix.
The Bio of local artist Darwyn Cooke.
The Little Matchgirl; Disney's next attempt at reproducing quality animated shorts, cool boards, sketches and clips.
A massive collection of original Star Wars deleted scenes, some I've never seen before.
The comic art of Mike Allred.
Ian Worrel's astounding artwork.
The wonderful background designs of Mr. Parpan.
Sean Galloway has new slick characters drawn up.
Behind the scenes on Scanner Darkly, pretty cool model sheets with the Rotoshop technique.
Comicbook artist Casey Jones.
Trevor Jimenez; an animation student with an awesome variety of styles.
The fantastic sketches of Linton Joseph.
A cluster of artwork made by various talented contributors.
My new favorite independent Flash animator, Pascal Campion,
this guys is absolutely phenomenal!
Jim White's blog is showing us step by step progressions
for the development of his animated series, sleek designs
and appealing color palettes are currently being displayed.
Collideascope Animation blog finally updated!
My crappy photos
August 24, 2006
This manual charts the evolution of the modern style in animation, which largely discarded the "lifelike" aesthetic for a more graphic and often abstract approach. Abundantly found in commercials and educational films, this quickly popular cartoon modernism shared much with the painting and graphic design movements of the era.
This period between the classic films of Walt Disney in the 1940s and the televised cartoon revolution of the 1960s was a critical period in the history of animation. Showcasing hundreds of rare and forgotten sketches, models, boards, cels, and film stills, this amazing book is a thoroughly researched, eye-popping, and delightful account of a vital decade of animation design.
August 22, 2006
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August 10, 2006
A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. On impulse, I told her that no, I was starting The Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry & that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again.
I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a guy who was behind her.
Horrified, she asked if I'd ended up in the hospital in that condition because I had been poisoned. I told her no; it was because I'd been sitting in the street licking my balls and a car hit me.
I thought one guy was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard as he staggered out the door.
August 09, 2006
August 08, 2006
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August 02, 2006
In ten years, this migh be affordable, kinda useless, but definitely cool. Check out the makers of this new technology at:
Another rather creepy high-tech invention is a computer program that can animate a portrait into a fully animated, rendered 3D character. The news article is in another language but the clip certainly speaks for itself in regards to the manipulative, and realistic properties associated with the program.