Sunday, April 14, 2013


It has been a while since I have posted an update about life in general so I am going to take this lovely Sunday afternoon to do just that. Please bear with me going to try to keep it short.

So in addition to sculpting and drawing monsters you may have seen or heard me talk about classes and assignments via twitter or instagram. Well for the last year I have been taking classes at The Animation Academy with Charles Zembillas off and on. I happened upon this school around this time last year when I was really trying to decide what my next step was. I have loved animation since I was a kid and for a brief time entertained the idea of becoming an animator. I gave that up around the same time I stopped drawing again. a few years ago I took a few classes at the community college and it reignited my love of animation and drawing. So I have been learning the basics and have really been challenged with things I have never done before. It has been a great experience so far and my skills are slowly improving and I am loving every minute of it. 

I don't know what will come of this but I will be sharing my progress more regularly as I go on, but for now here is a breakdown of quick instagram snaps of some of the work I have done in the last year specifically for my classes. 

Character Design 1 - Went from exercises on basics to head and body turnarounds. Ended with action poses.

Background Design - Learned about perspective and drawing backgrounds.

Story Sketch - This one was tough. I had to draw scenes and try to convey story through my drawings.

Currently I am in Visual Development and I will start posting on that regularly. It has been hard work but worth every second.