Bantha Tracks

I’m excited to be animating this big guy for the next video!

Wrap It Up

FINALLY was able to finish this. Took longer because I have been learning Moho Animation Studio instead of Adobe Animate (Flash). Still some kinks to work out, but the inverse kinematics is such an improvement from frame-by-frame animating and simple tweening in Animate. I’m not knocking Animate… it’s got some advantages too, but for where I want to take this …

Better Animation

So far I’ve been using Adobe Animate (formerly Flash) for everything. Animate is great, don’t get me wrong… but I’ve wanted to get into bone-based animation which that software doesn’t support. Enter Moho Studio. There’s other options (Harmony from Toon Boom is widely considered the best, based on what I researched). But I don’t work at Disney, and Moho fit …

Learn Animation

This is a testimonial video I did for the folks over at 2d Animation 101. I’m self-taught at this (like you can’t tell), and their courses helped me a lot. This is the first time I’ve tried to composite live action with animation, which was kinda fun!

Velociraptor App

One of the fun things about cartooning is working in some easter eggs. In the past I’ve used a picture of Vyvian from the Young Ones, for example. It may mean nothing to most people, but it’s fun for me. This one has several: Rush and Animal House, just to name a few. I think a velociraptor app would be …

Ice Capades

Ice machines are great whenever you need one or a million ice cubes.

Number Two

We have a long-haired cat, and every now and then, there’s issues with the fur. Like, when she does her private business. It got me thinking… surely Chewbacca had this problem? I also want to thank the fine folks over at 2DAnimation 101… I picked up a few tricks on character rigging and replacement animation from their courses. Excellent stuff. …

Jawas Everywhere!

I seem to be stuck on Star Wars parodies right now. Maybe it’s the release of Rogue One (I have a K2SO one on tap too!). Anyway, here’s another one for you…  

Eat Lead, Suckers!

I don’t know why I found this funny, but I did. Deal with it. See, it’s almost summer time, which means mosquitoes, so it’s time to break out the citronella oil, and that only means… Twiki torches. Whatever happened to that Buck Rogers remake anyway?  

Weekend at Ringling

Ringling College of Art and Design has been in my back yard for 47 years and I’ve never been there. Shame on me. I finally took the time to take some classes there, and it was amazing. Really helped me understand basic forms, gestures and scene composition. Feel in love with sketching again too! Here’s a few shots of from …