Wednesday, November 17, 2010


For character design class. We had to emulate different artists styles. The bottom one is in Rob Laro's style. Can you tell whose work the other two are supposed to be like?

Baby Preacher
Baywatch Lifeguard

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I have been doing animal designs for character design class these past two weeks. Here are some:

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Mayor of Candytown

I'm in Sam Nielson's digital painting class this semester. Here is the project I turned in most recently. I did it in Photoshop.
The original line-work was done by Sam.

Pluma Fantástica

I heart this pen!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Heroes & Villains

For this project in Ryan's character design class we had to turn in four drawings: Two heroes and two villains. One of each had to be stereotypical and the others, non-stereotypical.

Self Caricatures

For our fourth project in Ryan's character design class we had to character ourselves in a variety of different expressions. We had to include happy, sad, frightened, psycho, and confused. I also drew one without expression for a starting reference. Whadaya think?

Everyone in class referred to the last one as "the gay one." I was going for "confused." I guess "sexually confused" still  counts. Right?


 For our fourth project in character design we had to caricature celebrities. I went a little more obscure than Ryan wanted us to but I think most of the class recognized who I was drawing. Can you tell? If not, then I screwed up. I think I definitely could have done better on the first image here. I might post a revision sometime.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Second Project for Character Design Class

For this project we were to sketch clouds, trees, and rocks, for the purpose of learning the natural design flow found in nature. We were then supposed to take the natural design elements found in each of those things and incorporate them into two character designs of our own. I was looking at the curves of  bonsai trees and I kept visualizing serpents. So I drew a snake. With this drawing however, I failed to incorporate the elements of nature to the degree Ryan wanted to see them displayed in this project.

This guy is a pebble-businessman. He is about to miss his bus.

Friday, September 17, 2010

First Assignment for Character Design Class!

This semester I am enrolled in the great Ryan Woodward's character design class.
For our first assignment we were to design characters based on the provided photo references. Everyone had to use the same refs but each person's came out different.
Here are mine:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pixel-Patch Paper Craft!

This one's for all you pixel-pirates:

 If it's too big (which it probably is) then shrink it down, fool!

(What a dork!)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

8-Bit Meats!

This is my old school 8-bit rendition of the current BYU Animation senior film project, "Buthcer'd Meats".
Based on art I stole from Tyson and an original NES game from way back in the day. Do you remember that game, or has it already faded into bolivian?

Story Boards... Kind of

These are some of the drawings I did for the storyboarding assignment in my Illusion of Life class last semester.
We were supposed to make a series of drawings that told stories inspired by life experiences.



Sunday, April 25, 2010

Final for 3D Class - Inch Worm!

This is my final for Intro to 3D Animation taught by Brent Adams in the Winter semester of 2010 at BYU. We were to model, rig, and animate something. It was my first time rigging and it was annoying but I learned a lot from it and I would do a lot of things differently if I were start over now. But that's always the case. I'm happy with how it came out for the most part.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Colin's Cool Spot: A Tribute to the Greatest Animation OF ALL TIME!!!

First, make sure you've seen this (which is not mine) and read a little about it in the description:

Now, This is my tribute to the awesomely hilarious Colin's Bear Animation:

It was loads of fun to make! I was flattered when Brent said, "That's pretty hilarious."

Lastly, here's the best homage anyone has produced (also not mine):

So hilarious! Call me awesome but it never gets old to me.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For Joe's Class

For this second to last project we had to use a reference from The Sartorialist.
The theme for the finished piece was "pretty awkward".

Special thanks to Jake for his great drawing advice when I was in a bit of a funk.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Just a quick flash sketch.
When I exported it the colors also became retardo'd.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mo' Mushrooms, Mo' Problems

This is what the studies below were for. Joe wanted us to use a simple, recognizable shape to demonstrate principles of design. I made it so.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Web Comic!

Just so you folks know, I've started a web comic strip. It will mostly be single-panel comics about a young man named Elroy and his over-enthusiasm for life. I don't know where the strip is headed but I am thoroughly enjoying producing it! I hope you laugh (let me know what you think).

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Suck on that, Jim Morrison!

Flame from Joey Majdali on Vimeo.

This is part of my special effects assignment for Ryan Wodward's Illusion of Life class.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Imaginary Friend

This is the latest project I turned in for Joe Olson's drawing class.
We were to draw ourselves as a child with an imaginary friend.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I have Special Problems!

These are some of the projects I've turned in so far in Joe Olson's Drawing for Animation class (technically named VAANM 494R: Special Problems in Animation).

Our subject for this first one was "Beasts of Burden from the craggy peaks of Oppenlander."
Get it?... Beast of Burden.

This was my preliminary in-class exercise for the beasts of burden project.

The second assignment was to create texture swatches using only ink line. I like some of these... Meh.

For this project we were to design an Urban Art Toy. The theme was our personal ancestry. 
This dude is Arab. (I hope that was obvious)

Following is some of the process.

Sketching in Religion class helps keep me awake!

Gotta have a camel just for good measure.

For this next project we were supposed to emulate Charlie Harper (at least in shape) using the theme of South American rain-forest animals.
Joe liked the sloth but hated the tree (only because it actually does suck). 
I will post a revised version later (maybe not).

Also, here's a frog: