Thursday, December 17, 2009

Buggin Out!

My final for Intro to 3D Graphics:

This thing had me almost suicidal by the end of it. And it still looks like crap! IWDBNT.

Big thanks to Scott Gwynn whose lighting help when I was on the ropes saved my patootie. Thanks again man!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Third And Final Group Photoboard Project

This was really fun to be a part of. Peter, Laura, Meehea, and Jared made one amazing group. This was Peter's concept. I wasn't so sure if the story would satisfy the expectations of our teacher but it turns out that I am a loser for thinking that way. Whaddaya know? Kelly loved it. I helped by taking pictures and editing some of the in Photoshop. We all sort of directed it together. It came out pretty much exactly like I imagined it when it was first described to me except there were more people hitting themselves in the original concept.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

An Apple A Day - Revised

I revised my previously horrible character designs for the final project in Intro to Storyboarding. Now they are only mediocre! Iwdbnt!

Stuff for Final Storyboarding Project

These are the character and environment designs I turned in for our final storyboarding project. I'm not super happy with the way the kid and the apple turned out. Kelly did say they looked too typically "me". We'll see if I can't pull something better together. Also, my story is called "An Apple A Day".

Multi-Panel Project

This was for our third project in Intro to Storyboarding. I didn't have much time to finish the tones on it and it's hard to justify spending too much more time fixing that when I am supposed to be working on new things. So it's sort of "meh". I liked the way the panel arrangement came out though. Still, I did better on the previous project. ...Meh.

Single Panel Project

This was my second project for storyboarding class. We had to express an idea in a single panel. At the time (and at many times since) the main thing on my mind was the pressing fear of not having a good project to show for critique in class. My teacher, Kelly told me it was the most accurate representation of what it's like to be in his class he'd ever seen. I was pleased to hear that. He then added, "But you still failed."

Monday, November 9, 2009

Color Pyramid

This is the result of an assignment in my Fundamentals of 2D Design class. I thought it was going to be really boring but I decided to photoshop it into an Egyption landscape to liven things up a bit.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Here is my final render (I hope) for the first assignment in the Intro to 3D Graphics class I'm taking:


Made using Maya 2010 and rendered with Renderman. It still has a lot of things that could be improved but I need to focus on other assignments now.

Intro to Photo

So my first block Intro to Photo class just ended on Tuesday. Here are the photos I was graded on for the four main projects:


Light and Shadow

My sister's cat, Roxy. Taken when I went home for the weekend to attend my friend's wedding.


This and the light bulb were taken in the apartment of a girl I home teach. She was gracious enough to let me photograph her for a couple of projects. Thanks Jessica!
The knives are actually the colors shown and they are very cruel. Two of the three girls in their apartment were cut by their unreasonably sharp edges.


Though I didn't take this picture i did make this picture. Thanks to Kekoa for shooting this for me! I was trying to say something about how I feel about my school experience out here in Utah. I think of it as an adventure so I wanted to portray myself as though I were a comic book character having an average day for a comic book character. Was I successful?

I loved this class! My professor, Val Brinkerhoff was awesome. I got "A"s and "A" minuses on three of these four photos . Try to guess which one I got a "B" on.

First Post

This my first blog. I made it to show my schoolwork and personal art projects to my family and friends. If you don't like it... I will do better next time. 
Here is a self portrait: