Thursday, December 17, 2009

This is what happens...

...when you don't consistently sketch everyday.Or carry around a sketchbook. It's been a looooong time since I've sat down and sketched. On the other hand it was tons of fun to sit down and draw! Even though I took my sketchbook out of backpack (it's usually in there) and all my pens are mostly dried up from not using them, this is proof that any ordinary paper and pen is more than enough to sketch. It was a very liberating experience! Go Joe!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mango Turnaround

That moldy stuff is supposed to be water stains. Still gotta work on that.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Update: Pottery

Minor changes but overall I think it turned out okay.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The moment machine became curious.

Here's a blast from the past. I created this while I was in Kelly's intro to animation class a while back. I'm particularly proud of it.

The little dot fluttering around is a butterfly. Again, I blame blogger for the low quality.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

One of these things just doesn't belong here

Guess which one is fake? Ok, it's fairly easy to pick out the fake one at this point, but I'm still working on it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Almost done

This is close to being finished. I've been working off and on with this mango for a few months now. There are some lighting issues on the mango itself but I wanted to test out some composition and lighting ideas. However, Matthew Bennett made some suggestions that I'm excited to try. Hope to have an animated turn around posted within a few weeks.

Friday, September 25, 2009


From left to right: Dave Lowery, some girl in my ward giving a talk, and a ceramic bust of an African woman.

I sketched Dave Lowery while he came to BYU last year to give a lecture about storyboard artists in the film industry. The girl in the middle I sketched last sunday in church as a way to keep awake during her talk. And the bust I just sketched from a photo I originally found for a lighting study.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Look at all the pretty colors!

Here's a digital painting I did to study the color, lighting, and texture of a mango with the intent to model, texture, and light using Maya and Renderman.

I picked a mango because I love the colors and subtle textures! My goal is to make this mango look 1/100th as good as the food in Ratatouille when I'm done modeling, texturing, and lighting it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Light studies

Here's a few studies on light and the time of day. I learned very quickly that we all take light for granted because I thought these were going to be easy to whip out but it took far longer than I anticipated.

Anywho, enjoy.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Here's some sketches for Joe's midterm.

The theme was take our first vinyl toy design (in my case it was a space man) and redesign it with viking influence. It was a lot of fun, to research real vikings and try to incorporate it into an existing design.

I wanted to make some cool celtic designs with the American flag in the ax/flag (because, you know, they inlaid metal into their axes in the form of celtic designs) but it just stood apart from the overall simple streamlined design I was going for.

Someday I want to go back and develop these little guys further.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's been a while since I posted anything and its because I was busy all semester working on this:

It doesn't seem like much but it took forever to get the glasses, plates, forks, and table cloth to play nicely. There is still some tearing going on in the table cloth that's due to the high hand whip. But all in all I learned a ton about nCloth. Pretty cool stuff.

I eventually want to make the plates and glasses shatter when they hit the ground.