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Couple of quick things. Sorry I haven’t been posting, just been sorta busy. My Daily Sketching Idea has failed as I have not drawn in days, doh!. It’s ok, I would rather draw occassionally and really sit and focus on making it good than just sketching something quick to keep my daily quota.

So, on Sunday was my friend Josh Batt’s Pre-Deployment BBQ. Josh will be going to Iraq quite soon for 7 months, so we all got together and it was very nice to see a lot of people I haven’t seen in a while. I’ll be praying for Josh’s safe return.

Last night I did a quick Impramtura layer for 2 panels. They are tinted quite yellow now, one more than the other as I was running out of paint on the second one haha. I found a great website demonstrating the 7 layer flemish technique at The Free Pink Rose tutorial is great. That’s how I want to paint, so I will try doing it that way…Now to just think of what I want to paint haha. So many ideas, not enough preparation for any of them, but I have such a drive to paint right now. I suppose I could have a go at a still life…we will see. I hope to maybe get started on Thursday as I did a very thin impramtura so I believe it will dry very quickly.

Lastly, The next video for the Biped Rigging Series on Cineversity is up. This video is on Mirroring the Taquito Rig. I hope you enjoy it. I’ve been working on the weighting tutorial today and it’s tough. I’m not great at weighting myself, and the model is fairly low poly and a simple rig which makes weighting somewhat problematic. i just hope the tips I present are useful, helpful, and that you learn something.  After this one get finished and uploaded there will be 1 more video to conclude the series, and then I will move on to some other things…I only have 1 tutorial planned for after this series but I don’t know what I will do when I run out of ideas :)

Lastly(for real this time), Last night was my last Q&A for my first class at Animation Mentor. Many thanks to my classmates, and to Joe Mandia my mentor for everything. It was cool, everyone was real cool, hope to see you all  around the campus next class :)

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Some new posts. Hope everyone had a good St. Patty’s Day, I didn’t get to have a drop of the craythur at all, sadly. Oh well. Onto new news…


I know it’s been a while for some of you folks enjoying my Biped Rigging Series on Cineversity, things fell through and I ended up having to do the Priorities video myself which required my own learning of priorities in order to try and explain them. Anywho, it is now available for viewing at Cineversity so go enjoy that one.

Below are some sketches I’ve been doing. The first two are from the last two days, a couple doodles for this week’s Stu Pose at AM.



Below is a sketch I took a bit further because I liked the idea of it. I stopped before going too far. I may return to it sometime.


Last night I got to talk to my friend Karli and it was nice to tell her all the crazy painting ideas I have because she is interested in it and thinks they are cool. Almost motivates me to get cracking on some of them, except I’m just really FN tired lately, haha. Maybe tonight I will start one…that’d be cool.

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First off, for all you guys waiting on the rest of the Taquito Videos, here’s an update. Kai, unfortunately is quite busy these days, so he is unable to do the Video. Thankfully, the priorities for Taquito are quite simple. So simple, that I can explain them :) . So I have gone ahead and recorded the video for that one. Once that gets the A-OK I can get moving on the remaining 2-3 videos of Mirroring, Weighting, and Preparing for Animation. Be forewarned, The weighting video will not be very in depth. Weighting is a pain, and it’s quite boring, and it would make you catch qwertyitis(falling asleep with your head on the keyboard). So, it will not tell you HOW to weight, but it will teach you(hopefully) a few things that you can use to weight your characters, some tips and workflow suggestions and such.  The Animation one will be similar, just showing you some tips I use for preparing for animation that hopefully you guys will find useful. After that, I think I have a couple more tutorials in my brain to try out, but the Taquito Series should be done soon. I will try to get the priorities A-OK’d this week but those in charge of that are quite busy this week and next. But I will pester them for you all :) .

And lastly, here is today’s daily sketch. Done, probably in 10 minutes or so. This weeks pose at AM is Balance. And I immediately thought of a meditation pose(actually, I thought of me on a unicycle, ontop of a ball holding a pair of scales, but it didn’t pan out :P ). So I just took it a a limit, kept it loose and tried to add some color for mood.  I hope you enjoy.



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