Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Time to fill everyone in on what I've been doing lately.

Storyboarding (this is a mere fraction of the 143 panels I did for our sequence)

Character Design - This is a character I designed for our storyboard assignment. There's something appealing about drawing a sinister old seaman (choose your own teeth).

Digital Painting - The leeches pic is for a short story I started writing and will perhaps finish one day. If I do, I'll put it here.

And this was the flier for the storyboard.

Someday I will scan my sketchbook and put it up too. Ba da boom!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sumo vs Squid

This is a painting I did on the computer, inspired by the story we're currently boarding for my class. If the boards turn out ok, I'll post those here too.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Multipanel Assignment

I forgot that I never posted my multipanel comic assignment. Here it is:

I'll put up sketchbook and storyboard stuff up soon...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Character Design Assignment

Here is our first visual assignment for storyboarding class. We had to do a character design. Mine appears as follows:

He was a successful basketball player and given a 5 year contract when suddenly he became incredibly frail and old due to Late-Onset Hyper-Aging (a fictional disease that affects hundreds of Americans every year). Now, warming the bench until his contract is up, LeGeorge Winter must prove to his team and the coach, that he's got what it takes to get them to the championship, as long as it doesn't involve staying up past 7 PM. LeGeorge is in bed by 7 PM.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Style... And School is Cool.

A week and a half in and school is great. I feel like class doesn't happen often enough. I just want to absorb as much as I can.

Unrelated to school, lately I've begun playing around (in Photoshop) with a certain kind of style. My big inspiration for this is Lou Romano and Scott Morse. I like the sort of stenciled look it has and the way I get to play with color and form. I would love feedback.

This first picture is the one that really started it for me. Before this, I had been mulling it over here and there. Fairly self explanatory.
After that I came up with a whole story based on it, that I catalogued in my sketchbook. This next one was meant to come after revealing the evil creators as "the sinister Martians!" Again it was super fun to play with the form.
I did this next one tonight. Mostly to play with the concept of moonlight. It has no relation topically to the Robot or the Martians.

My wife thought at first it was a tree, then a wolf. I had meant for it to be a werewolf, but apparently I failed. I think it would have been better accomplished if the houses had sunk further below the horizon line of the field, so it would look taller. Anyway, it was fun for an evenings work.

This final pic was an image I was doing to go along with a web makeover contest at work. It got turned down... for shame... Apparently it was too creepy. I thought with a name like "The Ultimate Web Marketing Makeover" it needed something memorable and stark that would stick with people. But I've been known to be wrong.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Call It...

My work asked me to make a funny picture based on a typo in which the year our was founded was stated as 1003 instead of 2003. I spent hours on the picture below, only to realize that I had way overworked this and that it was too strange for public consumption. At this point, I refuse to work anymore on it. I'm calling it. (as always, click to enlarge)

I had a huge bucket of fun experimenting in Photoshop, but in the end started over with something far more simple and funnier. I'll let you know when it appears on the site.

The next picture I did use for a company blog post. If you don't know what PageRank is, just Google it. I think the B-Movie Poster influence is pretty clear. And I did it Flash.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sketchbook Dump!

Incoming!!! (click to enlarge)

There's really not much to explain with these. they came from my latest sketchbook.

The following is a drawing from a paper table cloth at a family reunion of one of the attendees. Shannon's grandpa ended up cutting it out b/c he liked it and giving to me. Consider it a drawing saved from destruction.
BTW (that's internet-speak for "wait I'm not done yet!") I officially begin the Animation program this next Monday. Consider me way excited.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Viking Minstrels

So the logo turned out to be a big hit. We stuck it in this neat circle. I've been looking into T-Shirt options. If anyone's interested let me know. If not, it'll just be me, Shannon, and Scott wearing them. Also if anyone knows of a really great custom t-shirt business, let me know. I'm currently looking at Cafe Press, but if there's anything better, I would be most appreciative.

The only adjustment I plan on making is to the text so that it follows around the circle.

As an aside, the Viking Minstrels won Bronze in the Biathlon. Clearly, the Nerf Gun practice paid off.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Svenrir: Might Viking Minstrel WIP

Experience has shown that if I don't post regularly, I won't post for a very long time. I don't want to see that happen again, and chances are, if you're here, neither do you.

This is the 1st draft for a logo or t-shirt design for our team The Viking Minstrels. We will be competing in the Office Olympics at I only wish I had a t-shirt press.

Haven't quite decided what direction I want to take with this... Willing to take ideas.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jeff Is Not Artsy Fartsy: The Next Generation

With my entry into BYU's Animation Program, I'm making a couple of changes. Transition type stuff. DO NOT BE ALARMED.

Also, I turned myself into a fly man while experimenting with questionable teleportation technology. Oops.

Once I get around to setting up the scanner, SKETCHY SKETCHBOOK SKETCHES will follow.