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
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
One of the best exercises for a 3D rigger/animator. Studying the human form is a relaxing and fun pastime that I always try to make time for. I’ve been quite sporadic over the past 2 … Continue reading Live Figure Drawing – recent
Well! It was a wild and crazy ride making this film, which combined 2D, 3D and live production shots. We worked with so many artists to successfully integrate all three mediums together and make a … Continue reading Iroquois Creation Story – Accolades