Friday, August 27, 2010

Experimental Animation

Here is a compilation of videos I put together of various projects I did. Realy enjoyed learning this process. Stop motion definitely helped me to think differently about the way objects and people move. Very cool process.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I have finished an 8" custom Munny that will be features in a charity event. It will be taking place on October 1st. Here is a high resolution sneak. I call her Succubus. Snap!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WIP Custom 8" Munny

So I have been working on a custom for a charity event I an lucky enough to be involved in. I am loving the hair but I do think it need some finessing. Here is a crappy iPhone pic for now.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Little Something

Oh and here is a little something I am working on.


Having a hard time making decisions. What seems clear one day is completely impossible the next. Guess I'm a little nutty. I'm working on it though so at least i'm not too stagnant.

I am trying to finish up this custom I'm working on. Unfortunately, the arrival of my Wacom tablet has me distracted. I will continue tomorrow and it is my plan to finish it in the next few days. At least be finishing up this weekend. I do love how it is turning out but it still needs work. In addition I need to work on my animation too. I have a few ideas and I have been trying to focus and develop the idea. I want to have a sketch reel done by next weekend, so I can start the character development. Not sure how far I will get.

in addition to my other aspirations I am trying to develop my digital illustration skills both in vector and rasterized formats. it has been a struggle to balance everything, but that is how it goes. I have also been trying to paint but that is going to have to take a back burner to everything else I am doing right now. Wish me luck. I need it.... actually wish me the ability to focus.

I find music helps me to get out of my funks and focus so thought I should share what is stuck in my head right now.

Jack Johnson "All At Once"

All at once
The world
Can overwhelm me
Theres almost nothin'
That you could tell me
That could ease my mind

Which way will you run
When it's always
All around you
And the feelin' lost
And found you again
A feelin'
That we have no control
Around a song
Some say
There's gonna be
The new hell
Some say
It's still
Too early to tell
Some say
It really
Ain't no myth at all

Saturday, August 07, 2010

I love my Toys

After I bought bossy bear and started posting pictures of him looking at me, I decided to look for some of the other Uglydoll toys. I got a small Wage and Ox and finally got a large Babo, and I love him. Unfortunately his previous owner was a smoker so he smells to all hell. So I have aired him out and he smells less gross. And in turn I have been dressing him and taking pictures. The funny thing is these Uglydoll action figures are so full of life that I can't help it. It was with my cell phone so the pics aren't the greatest, but they crack me up. So here are a few of the pictures I have taken recently and might have to post here occasionally for the whole zero readers I have.

Babo stole the t-shirt off of my coworkers Teddy bear. Oops.

Babo got into my snack drawer at work. Eww. (as aforementioned he smells and he has been wearing that robe for a week)

Babo woke up around 2pm and decided it was coffee time...and helped himself to my coffeemaker.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Sad Day....

Today my cousin Victor Ortega Jr would have been 28 years old. He unfortunately passed away very young at the age of 19. Even after almost nine years he has been gone, it still gets me sometimes and this year was no different. I miss him and I just wanted to acknowledge him. I made a small film for him in 2004, before I really knew what I was doing, but it is a nice nod to him. Love you Vic. Miss you.