The Sandwich Shop Ninja: Update List Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:54:52 +0000 Latest updates for Update List Copyright © 2004-2010 Markham Carroll Content Management Express Alpha v0.5.0 ( Tumblin' Around Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:54:52 +0000

Yeah, I need to get back to updating this more regularly. This website is also due for another update to the design and layout.

I've been more active on my Tumblr account, though, so for now you can check out my Tumblr Thing. Figure Drawing Selection Mon, 02 Sep 2013 23:12:26 +0000 Figure Drawing Selection

Figure drawings for my portfolio. Figure Drawing Selection - Exaggerated Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:47:02 +0000 Figure Drawing Selection - Exaggerated

Exaggerated figure drawings for my portfolio. Gesture Drawing Selection Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:23:14 +0000 Gesture Drawing Selection

Gesture drawings for my portfolio. Figure Drawings Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:59:57 +0000 Figure Drawings

Figure drawing samples for my portfolio. Sky Weasel Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:46:39 +0000 Sky Weasel

This was from another character design project from Jake Parker's class, more open-ended this time around. Character Concept Designs Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:34:14 +0000 Character Concept Designs

These are more concept designs for the same character. Character Concept Designs Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:27:39 +0000 Character Concept Designs

We're all working on our group senior film now here at BYU, and these were concept designs I made for one of the characters. Sea Captain Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:23:14 +0000 Sea Captain

This was from another project in Jake Parker's class, a sea captain character design project. Foxes McCloud Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:16:54 +0000 Foxes McCloud

An assignment in a class I'm taking taught by Jake Parker was to take a Nintendo character and redesign it. I was only supposed to do one, but after completing the required one, I did another two because I had a few other silhouettes that looked cool. BABY COPS Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:06:22 +0000

This is my 2d Character Animation final. The dialogue is from last month's 11-Second Club. The Fox and the Crane Concept Sketches Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:37:36 +0000 The Fox and the Crane Concept Sketches

Concept sketches for an Aesop's Fable story-boarding group project. Our group chose The Fox and the Crane. Since Aesop was Greek, we considered dressing them in togas, but decided not to in the end. End of Semester Update Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:29:12 +0000

Another semester over in my career as a student. A lot of things happened, and I learned quite a bit. I worked on a couple of shorts for a professor to pitch to PBS, I made a short comic for a student anthology book titled Reality Not Included (which I'll start posting once I've got access to computer with Photoshop), I went to CTN, and took on 14 credit hours with projects that I'll post once I've gotten a chance to polish them to my liking.

CTN was a fun and informative experience with a lot of cool opportunities. I got to see Rise of the Guardians at Dreamworks and Wreck-it Ralph at Disney, attend panels given by experienced people in the industry, and show my reel to representatives at Disney's booth of the expo floor, thanks to a friend who lent me his MacBook to do so. It was also a bit of a wake-up call. For one, using a USB-drive to hold my portfolio was a terrible idea since those reviewing my portfolio to have a computer to bring it up on (being my first CTN, I didn't know what to expect so a lot was done last-minute). I also realized that I need to devote more time towards my focus than just working on a wider variety of areas in animation. I don't have much of an interest in shader programming, and my work in that class wasn't all that great and it ate into time for projects in other classes that I wanted to put more effort into. I also should have taken the animation track for the 3d Animation class instead of taking the modeling and rigging track.

The lack of a portable computer issue has been resolved, at least. I've ordered a Samsung ATIV 700t, a Windows 8 tablet powerful enough to run Photoshop and Toon Boom, and has a Wacom tablet sensor for pressure-sensitive pen input along with regular touch input. It will be especially useful these next few weeks as I am home for the holidays and don't have access to my desktop PC. Wolf Monster Concept Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:17:15 +0000 Wolf Monster Concept

A bunch of people at school and I are working on a comic anthology. So far I've got a story, and now I'm working on designing the characters and trying to figure out the look I want to go for. We're supposed to have everything done before September, so it won't be until then that I'll try to figure out how I want to post it. Gesture Drawings Fri, 27 Jul 2012 06:36:48 +0000 Gesture Drawings

Over the summer at BYU I took a gesture drawing class from Ryan Woodward. Like most figure drawing classes, we did some of the normal stuff where we just drew the models in at most 5-10 minutes per pose.

There were also a few days that we brought in costumes for the models to wear. The ranger cloak someone brought in ended up as one of the most popular choice.

The most interesting part of the class was when we were told to exaggerate the proportions of the model in various ways.

The last two we had to draw a weird shape and then draw the model within that shape. Computer Love Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:20:24 +0000

My animation for the stop-motion project in the experimental-animation course I'm taking this semester. There are a few things that bug me about it, though there really isn't much I can do about it now but to remember what I learned for the next time I attempt stop-motion. Turban Girl Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:08:23 +0000 Turban Girl

Another class assignment. We were to find a random person on The Sartorialist and turn them into a character. She has a bag. Banjoraptor Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:42:11 +0000 Banjoraptor

A re-imagining of Banjo Chicken as a table-top gaming figurine. Just imagine how scary Jurassic Park would have been if the raptors played banjos... Influenza Subtype H4M1 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:37:08 +0000 Influenza Subtype H4M1

Watch out for the Hamster Flu! Fanart Fridays: Squirtle Sun, 19 Feb 2012 02:14:36 +0000 Fanart Fridays: Squirtle

Some of my old friends from school have been doing these weekly Fanart Fridays, and I thought it would be fun to join in too. For a while I've had a few dip pens and watercolors, so I decided to finally put them to use and learn how to use them. I think I'm going to avoid using printer paper next time.

This first week, I chose to do something from Pokemon. I played the game a lot in junior high, and my first starter was Squirtle. I can't remember what I named him, though. The only one that I can remember what I named them was a Mewtwo that I named "METAPOD."

I know it's actually Saturday, but my computer was too busy rendering something in Maya yesterday to scan this in.