Around April of last year my friend, Jamie Vickers, encouraged Ben Li and I to apply to animate on Masaaki Yuasa’s “Space Dandy” episode. Yuasa-san was apparently looking for international animators and posted about it on his Facebook wall. We turned in our reels and promptly got the gig.
I decided to only take on four shots just to feel it out and to make sure I got it all in on time.
The Carpaccio animation and shadow passes weren’t used in the final cut, but I decided to include them for this post to show what was turned in and approved. The rest of the drawings I did came through though! Very exciting to see the final animation all cleaned up, colored and cut together.
Yuasa-san was very open to us using Flash to animate our shots. The production took the final keys (genga’s), printed them out, retraced onto paper and inbetweened those drawings. It’s a pretty wild pipeline, but it totally worked. I am grateful to have experienced working under one of my most favorite directors, Masaaki Yuasa-san.
If granted the opportunity I would like to do more animations for Yuasa-san and other overseas productions in the future. For now I will continue working on my personal project that I aim to get done before the end of the year.
Ep 3 Season 2
"Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby!"
Comics bud Zac Gorman began putting together a Frasier zine a while ago. Progress is slow-going, but I talked to him and he said it would be cool to share my comic so here you go.
Saturday San Diego Pride with my lovely wifey.
Highlights of Pride:
2. Meeting lots of awesome people.
3. Good times with good friends.
5. Getting my hair done by the SD Trans Alliance.
6. Meeting a pansexual at the Trans booth.
I had a wonderful, wonderful time.
Wish my wifey was getting off work sooner though.
SDCC NEXT WEEK! :>
Ah, 70F weather is so nice.
Down in San Diego to spend some time with my friend/wifey who is putting me up during SDCC, which is next week HOLY SHIT.
No new art for the next week and a half probably, though hopefully I can get some scripting and thumbs done.
Going to SD Pride this weekend with wifey and friends, so if you’re in the neighborhood and see a girl with long brown hair wearing hot pink trousers with lime green leopard print and 20 eye doc martin boots, that will be me. Say hallos. Hopefully I’ll get to see Steam Powered Giraffe too, maybe. 8D
I’m currently camped out at a Starbucks sealing their wifi as for some reason unbeknownst to me the wifi at Natalie’s house hates me and my laptop.
Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth. The chair took about eight years to grow.
(Source: urbanarboriculture, via quinchilla)
That on time I went to Pride in London with my housemates.
1. This is just an exceptionally well-timed shot that makes it look like David is an asshole, though he’s anything but. He is a delightfully campy hippie gamer nerd who was a cycle courier at the time and consequently ate like a machine but remained rail thin. When I saw him last November he was working in a pub. I miss his shenanigans. When we were housemates and the most recent (at the time) Fallout debuted he kept showing me bits of the game because some parts are in the Mojave Desert, and in the US I live 20minutes from said desert. Also behold what used to be our kitchen. I took this before we left for Pride.
2. I don’t even know what was going on here, but David and I. When I still wore contacts and before I got my nose pierced. I need to buck up and start wearing contacts again.
3. David and Elmina. Elmina didn’t live with us, but was good friends with David and Yasmina, so she was over a lot.
4-5. Oxford Street filled with people for the Pride Parade.
6. Yasmina and Elmina. Elmina sewed both her outfit and Yasmina’s skirt.
7. The group relaxing after the parade before hitting SOHO.
8. The throngs of people outside the (now defunct) Kandy Bar in SOHO, London.
9. Dancing feet in Kandy Bar.
Though, if I’m honest it was pretty exhausting. This was when I had health issues and was essentially surviving solely on protein shakes and tea. It was a fun day, but very draining, and I went home way before everyone else.
The long dark night for Ink
Somehow my cat Ink got shut in the back bedroom last night, for the whole night.
I am perplexed and slightly amused.
I’m more wondering how she got along with the resident cat in there, who is older and normally has no other feline visitors or companions in that room.
Or if it was…y’know…a stand off the entire night.
Why I have 1,000,000 Sketchbooks
Pages 2-9 have been used to write grocery lists, then they are put in a box with the rest of the monstrosities.
One of my friends told me when he gets a new sketchbook he just opens it to random pages to draw on so he doesn’t get that “pressure of the first page” feeling and it’s one of the most brilliant ideas I’ve ever heard of.
Oh man I need to start doing that to my pristine notebooks I haven’t even touched out of fear.
nomortaldares said: aaaaaaaah this is beautiful, so beautiful. (it’s been too long, you have to wonder how they’re doing tho)
Aaa! I’m glad you like it. :> I was worried it wouldn’t do. Yes indeed, I agree. I figure they may have chopped off their hair now that they’re a bit older.
nomortaldares said: oh no! hope you’re okay. i’ve smacked myself in the head several times with my weighted bars, it’s inevitable that i’ll hurt myself
I’m envious of your weighted bars. >: Those sound nice for lifting. I only have ankle/wrist weights, which are good, I just need heavier.
And yus, I’m fine. It was more of a shock than anything else, haha.
sen-photography said: i hope your eyes are okay.
They were a bit wonky for a few minutes, but all’s well. :>
Imagined Realms: Book 1
I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first issue of Imagined Realms, an annual art publication featuring positive and diverse representations of women in fantasy and science fiction. Each book will feature 10 exclusive and new illustrations created by me specifically for the book.
Available for purchase are the printed books, 6”x8” and 11”x14” print packs that have all 10 illustrations, limited edition fine art giclees, and a downloadable process video showing my digital painting method.
Please check it out and spread the word!