Sunday, December 21, 2008


This is what I was able to get of the mural i painted in Colorado for my aunt. It was extremely difficult to paint this cuz of the small space I had to work in. Their house was built on a hill, so one half of the house went into the side of the hill. Instead of having the 2 bedrooms on the submerged floors be dark without windows, the dug holes down into the hill to the base of the rooms and lined the walls with cement so that at least some sunlight could get in. The you have windows facing a cement wall 2.5 feet from the window. So they asked me to paint a mountain scene, and, with 2.5 feet of space, acrylics, some very large spunge brushes and a ladder, I was able to paint this 9ft x 8ft mural.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fire and Rescue!

A Christmas present for a friend of mine who is a volunteer fireman. Also, my dad was a paid member of the Houston Fire Department in Texas for 20 years and was through most of my childhood. Fireman do much more than help little kitties, of course: they put their lives on the line ever day to help people and are completely legendary in that respect. Keep up the great work guys!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Selections from "Ascension"the book

Last quarter I was in a book illustration class and decided to use my Animation thesis concept for the story idea. These are a few 2-page spreads from the 34 page book, which hopefully will be all printed out and put together by the end of the winter quarter.

Monday, August 11, 2008

"Ascension" 1st Pass Animatic

Untitled from gunslingers19 on Vimeo.

Timing out animatics always sort of freaks me out cuz I find it hard to anticipate how much time a still image will take when it moves. So, usually the boards end up blowing by too fast (especially since I'm a bit wary of holding out something too long. In any case, here is the first pass of Ascension.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Adventures of Stardude and the Evil Head

Way back in the day me and my friend....I think it was 4th grade, came up with these two characters who were eternal adversaries and were always thwarting each others plans. The Stardudes were beings from space trying to protect the stupid humans from having their souls sucked out by the Floating Head and turned into zombies. The Floating Head was a sorcerer whose body was disintegrated by the Stardudes energy, but his head, which was all that was left of him, was reanimated by the lingering effects of his last spell. Now he's sucking the lives out of all he can in order to become more powerful so he can steal the energy of the Stardudes themselves. Around junior high, we thought it would be fun to make a list of each of their different powers. Here they are!

Drawings from a 5th Grade Sketchbook

So, while looking for an inspirational drawing for a friend of mine, I happened to come upon my 5th grade math spiral amidst my stacks of drawings. This confused me, but when I looked through it I realized why we had kept it: The pages were full of crazy doodles and sketches and, surprisingly, a lot of sequential drawings. Maybe I was always meant to be an animator?? In any case....I think we know why math was never my strongest subject......

Monday, June 23, 2008

More Watercolor of the Lake

I really enjoy painting water with watercolor, as funny as that sounds. It's so flowing and organic and just feels good to paint. I'm generally stuck with painting whatever it is that's in my backyard, and it's getting a little hard to find subjects. So, I painted this pole that was sticking up by the bulkhead in my backyard. I'm fairly pleased with the way this turned out, though I do need to practice the broader expanses of ripples and water near the top.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer Doodles

I generally use the summer vacation to practice my drawing and art skills. Now that I've taken a few different painting classes and found a nice set of Prismacolor markers laying around my house, I have a few new mediums to explore! So here are my explorations thus far.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Thesis Rough Color Script

These are the main colors for my thesis as of now. They will be very likely to change as I really get into my project, but they a nice exercise in simple shapes and illustration.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Exploring Oil Paints

Here are the paintings from my experiment in oil painting. I took a watercolor elective last quarter but it was very relaxed and didn't really dive into the heavier aspects of painting, so I am considering this course my first heavy duty painting course. These are posted roughly in the order in which they were painted and there is a lot of change as I became more experienced. All the figures were done at varying time lengths during class and the last two are semi-finished long term paintings. I still want to work on them some more when I get back home and have some time to myself. I feel like in my 3rd year of college, I'm really only just beginning to learn about art. All of next year I plan to explore as many mediums as I can possibly squeeze into my schedule, though working on my thesis will certainly prove to be an obstacle. I'm very excited about this! :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

3DG Modeling

Some work from my 3D Modeling class. All created in Maya with Polygons and Mental Ray.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Firefly from gunslingers19 on Vimeo.
Those of you that know me, know that for the past 24 weeks I have done absolutely nothing but work on this film. Honestly, I don't think I could have spent another day working on it. The last 2.5 weeks, I have seen the sun come up every single day and went on avg 30 hours without sleep at a time. Looking back, I never would have thought it possible for me to make a film like this....but here it is! I hope you like it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


A few renders from Firefly. It's due next week!!!! O_o Still animation to polish and lighting to do, but its coming together!!

Monday, February 04, 2008

It Glows!!!

Here is little Ike's lamp, all textured up and looking pretty. I'm happy with the way it turned out. Its almost time for it to come together!!