Saturday, November 8, 2014

I've been working on this 3d Illusion over the past few days. In order to see it in 3d, you will need to blur your eyes so that the two images converge in the middle. That middle image will be in 3d, and you should be able to focus on it so that it becomes very clear. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A few more!

Here are a few more cels that I've been playing with. Starting to get a feel for the process now. These are so fun to make! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cel Painting Series - part 1

I have really been wanting to do some cel painting recently, so I finally went to Blick and picked up some dura-lar. It is similar to acetate, but it is acid free and ages much better than acetate does. I also got some India ink to do the line work. It has definitely taken a few tries to figure out the action of the pen on such a slippery medium, but I think I'm finally starting to figure out what works and what doesn't work. For the paint, I am using cel vinyl cartoon color. I absolutely love this paint. It is super vibrant, and sits right where the brush leaves it. Here are a few early explorations into this series. I will try to post more soon! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Here's a piece from a few days ago. Originally, it was full color, but I decided to simplify it into a two-tone design. Maybe I'll print some shirts. Guess that depends if people are psyched about wearing bear silhouettes. I suppose I'll have to do some market research on that one.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Decided to do a bit of digital painting, because I felt like I hadn't painted in ages. It always feels good to get back into painting after being away for a while. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

 These pictures are from a photography meetup that I did yesterday near downtown. I was shooting with a 70-300 lens on the nikon d200.

Monday, June 2, 2014

I had an awesome trip back to Massachusetts last week. While I was there, my girlfriend and I visited Rockport, MA. Rockport is a quaint fishing town northeast of Boston and the look of the buildings and surroundings are similar in many ways to Cape Cod. Here are a collection of photos that I took while we were there. I borrowed a nikon d800 with a 18-200 lens from my mom for the weekend, which turned out to be a really fun camera to shoot with.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Descanso Gardens in Glendale

This group of pictures is from an afternoon field trip that myself and a few other lighting guys at the studio went on last week. There were some pretty cool color opportunities to take advantage of and here are a handful of the photos I thought were the most successful.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Match box pinhole camera

Here are some of the pictures I took using the pinhole camera that I built out of a match box, two rolls of 35 mm film, a paperclip, some electrical tape, some cardboard, and a piece of aluminum from a tin can. I followed a tutorial on youtube for part of it, but made a few modifications of my own. Instead of using the plasting binding of a notebook as a clicker (in order to count how much film you have cranked between the rolls), I decided to cut a tiny hole in the back of the camera body so that I could just count the holes as they passed through the match box. I counted roughly 8 holes between each picture. Since I was shooting on 400 ISO film, as opposed to the 100 ISO that was traditionally used in most examples that I saw, I had to compensate by opening the shutter for about a quarter of the time that those examples had opened it for. Most of my shots were overexposed.  When I took the film roll to Walgreens to get it developed, the guy thought that my camera was messed up or something, because his machine couldn't read the frames between each picture. He gave me the negatives and didn't charge me at all for the pictures. This was sweet, but since I didn't get any prints back, I just ended up having to throw them onto my light box, photograph them with my iphone, and invert all of them in photoshop. Anyway... here are some of the pictures that I got back.

 Walt and Mickey in Legends Plaza

 Sculpture in Legends Plaza
 Dopey Drive Sign

 The New Animation Building

 The Old Animation Building


Here are a few pictures of the camera itself.  I really recommend trying this out if you have any interest in photography! The first picture shows the camera without the film rolls attached on both sides.  The shutter is manual. Whenever you want to take a picture, you pull the cardboard out for as long as you need to expose the film to the light and then close it whenever you are finished. Most shots that I took were opened for about 4 seconds or so, but I would do less the next time I shoot.

This second photo shows the camera with the film rolls connected. One roll is full, the other is empty. I spliced together the end of the empty roll and the beginning of the new roll with tape, so that when I crank the empty roll, it unravels the active roll. The film is fed behind the match box tray (which has a small rectangular hole about 1" wide by .5" tall. This creates a frame for your photo. The imperfections of the cut can be seen at the edge of the photos. They appear to be pretty rough in the photos. I also used an empty film canister as a base, since the camera would not otherwise stand on its own. Below is the look of the final camera that I used for the photos above.