Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mo's Bows

Watch out for this kid he's gonna be big!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Friday, August 23, 2013

Photoshop TIPS and TRICKS

I call 'em Photoshop T'nT.  See what I did there?  So clever.

Get 'em while their hot. So far I've done four in four days.  Will the trend continue?  Time will tell.  For now, enjoy the videos and if you have a question - send it on over.

Unerase tool - Use the Eraser to UN-erase

Quick Selection - using the selector tool


Free Transform

Monday, August 05, 2013

Just before we go to lunch on Mondays,  some friends (Steve Macleod, Ian Abando and whoever else decides to jump in) and I get together and study out a movie.  We scrub through the timeline until we find a particularly dynamic shot then we pause and draw.  But only for a couple of minutes.  These are no masterpieces.  We are just studying the amazing work and trying to absorb some of it's coolness. It has turned into quite an obsession.  Only a few minutes of study, but a ton learned.  I love it. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Movie Studies

Monday Movie Studies - INCEPTION.  Every Monday Steve Macleod, Ian Abando, Cinzia Angelini, and I get together and scrub through a visually stunning movie and stop every now and then and take a couple of minutes to draw out a thumbnail version of the frame.  Lots of fun - the learning/geeking out kind of fun.  Nice to be around fellow nerds!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bubble Time

These are some pictures from last summer, we had a kick with bubbles.  I was going over some old pictures today and thought these were share worthy.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Storyboarding Class!

I was asked by the CG Master Academy to teach a storyboarding class and I'm pumped about it!  I'll be using the material developed by the master storyteller Steve Macleod who I work with at Dreamworks.  Classes start Jan 19th and there are only a few slots available.  Check it out, let me know what you think.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Birds Nest

Kristen and I have just gone through the laborious process of buying a home that Kristen has called "The Bird's Nest", so I came up with this painting to celebrate our first home!  We never thought that we would be able to buy a place in California.  We are so blessed!

Thursday, August 09, 2012


A scan of my gesture drawing class yesterday.  I think it was a 3 minute pose, maybe 5.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cast Max

My boy fell hard the other day and broke his arm.  He's taking it really well, I've been amazed at his patience.  The day his cast went on, I sat down with him all seriously and asked, "How do you feel that you'll be missing the last couple of t-ball games of the season?"  He looked up, and smiled big, "GREAT!!"

I guess t-ball isn't this kid's thing.  :)

New brush doodles.

I recently came across some new brushes and played around a bit.  These are the result.  

Friday, April 27, 2012

quick sketch

Wow, my last post was 4 months ago?!  REALLY?  Sheesh.  I always thought I would be good about these things.... guess not.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friday, December 09, 2011