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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5_EA3KoAZ4

Quick Selection - using the selector tool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8f3RD5veL8

Duplicate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhzOF1_cv0U

Free Transform
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHfdjGpPW88

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

wounded


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

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Playing with some brushes.  This is not the doodle you were looking for.  Move along.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

sketch club doodles

I had a free day yesterday and filled it with good things.  I took Max to school, went to the gym with Kristen, saw the Muppet Movie with my kids and wife and had a chance to visit Sketch Club with Marcelo Vignali and the gang.  It was awesome to see the familiar faces those people are amazing.  Here are some doodles from the lunch.  



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cool little drawing exercise, I took this quick doodle and filled in the face.  I'm sure you're like me, everywhere I look, I see faces.  I'm not hearing the voices yet, though.