Five years after it’s first launch, the Iroquois Creation Story (or ICS for short) is enjoying a mini-revival in 2020. With the sparking of a brand-new (old) conversation about diversity in animation and appropriate cultural … Continue reading Revisiting the Iroquois Creation Story in 2020
In this age of COVID-19, I suddenly remembered the commercial animated series, Commander Safeguard. He taught children (and adults) about the importance of hand-washing, and made people understand that even though germs were invisible, they … Continue reading Commander Safeguard Lives!
I seemed to have been quite obsessed with cultural research as a teen/young adult. I recently discovered a leather-bound book that contained my 4500 word dissertation for school, based on the architecture of the Mughal … Continue reading Mughal Architecture
Some of the craziest stuff comes out when you start digging through old hard drives! I have always been especially sad that I never realized the importance of cataloging my art until I moved to … Continue reading The Dungeon Lords?!
I’ve been finding art from my student days, and it is really interesting to see my ideas after so many years. Take, for example, the idea I had for my BFA Thesis. I wanted to … Continue reading The ’65 War, and The Green Army
My graduate thesis was fraught with every kind of obstacle, obstruction and ornery feedback possible, and luckily, only about 50% of that was my fault. A little explanation: the film I made was not my … Continue reading Exploring past ideas to pave the way for new ones… my icky thesis wasn’t always that bad!
This year, the 3D Lighting final project yielded such great results! The instructions were simple, to create an image of “Home” whilst taking visual inspiration from any one of the following artists: Edward Hopper, Paul … Continue reading Graduate 3D Lighting Gallery 2017
The Character Mosaic Project aims to increase representation of minorities and under served populations by making a number of ethnically accurate characters available online. The hope is to encourage animators and artists to produce more … Continue reading The Character Mosaic Project
I enjoy building specific characters for my classes to help them practice visualizing animations for a variety of characters. This includes different types of ball rigs, a squirrel rig (basically a ball rig with a … Continue reading Bob Walk Animation
Every year, my intro to 3D modeling class directs the creation of a hybridized character as we explore how to model organic creatures. After about 5 years of classes, I seem to have built up … Continue reading Fear the Mascot: Ribbon Spine