Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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
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
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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.