Just finished building my WaterColorBot. It’s super fantastic awesome! I thought it would be fun to have my new drawing robot draw more robots, so I put it to work drawing Chopper from Star Wars Rebels. Here is a little time-lapse of WaterColorBot doing its thing.
My five year old son and I collaborated to make this lovely little ceramic Chopper C1-10P USB storage jar. He was taking a potter class at the local community center. chopper is his favorite character from Star Wars Rebels, the show i’m currently storyboarding on.
Nothing is more frustrating than loosing hours of work because of a program crash but cursing your computer won’t resurrect that lost data. Instead, do the right thing and plan ahead. Do what Jesus would do, save often and make daily backups.
Over the weekend i painted a bit of the backyard with these terrible, bottom of the shelf, acrylic paints. Honestly the worst paints i’ve ever used in my life. Brand new and half the tubes had solidified. To make things worse the only brushes around the house were Silas’ cheapo plastic ones from Ikea. I couldn’t have had a worse setup but still it was a breath of fresh air to get away from my digital art desk, even if it was just for an hour or two.
One of my favorite drawing spaces. The Jimtown store in Alexander Valley is a cozy bit of home. It is beyond charming. Last sunday I spent the morning painting there. Here is the view from the corner table.
The time difference between Hong Kong and the Bay Area is cruel. I’ve been at Lucasfilm for a week now and am still struggling to deal with the jet lag. Since I can’t sleep I figure I might as well paint. Here’s my little drowsy eyed, late night doodle.
This is a small Moleskine sketchbook only 2.5 x 4 inches. Drawn in Hong Kong, it took just over a month to finish.
This morning I had to go to central Hong Kong for a CPR class and brought with me a bag full of gouache paints in anticipation of finding something to paint. Passed though the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens on my way home. It is a stunning place to say the least. I was blown away by this gorgeous park. Spend an hour or so drawing by the aviary and primate cages then sat beneath this magnificent grove to paint. I’m looking forward to my next visit.
Found out I’m headed to California next week for a storyboarding job. Started dreaming about the mountains and painted this.
This sketchbook spans 2003-2004. I was finishing my MFA in animation at USC and beginning work at Vanguard Animation when this was drawn. The book covers a huge range of subjects and styles. I was really all over the place with this one.