Sunday, January 30, 2011

Udon Crew's Mega Man Tribute!

I saw that Udon Crew was hosting a Mega Man Tribute art competition, and decided to jump in. So here's a little teaser of how my final submission turned out, followed by an initial concept sketch.

I think it would be a lot of fun to model this guy out in Mudbox or Sculptris one of these days...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vinyl Toy Design

If you've never heard of "Designer Toys" before, you should probably take a quick peek at Kidrobot or This is my third time trying my hand at using shape-oriented design principles to create something awesome, and I actually really like how this guy turned out. The theme of the assignment was Viking Parasites, and this guy is roughly based off of a tick/louse.

You can take a trip down memory lane to see my old renditions of this assignment for Joe's class below!  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Internet Videos Worth Watching

First off, I did NOT create any of the material linked to in this post. Now then... some of you might have already seen this from an earlier Facebook Note, but fb is clunky and awkward, so I'm reposting this AWESOME LIST here so that I can find it easier. You might just want to bookmark this post (keyboard shortcut: CTRL + D) as I will update infrequently, depending on the amount of cool stuff I run into on the internet.

I have discovered that when different people get together and start talking about Youtube, Vimeo, or any other video hosting website, almost immediately there begins a discussion involving "Oh, have you seen... ?", followed by "No, I haven't. But have you seen the one where... ?". Eventually, after trying unsuccessfully to describe the movie to each other, the two parties move on but promise to one another that "I'll definitely look that one up when I get home." Unfortunately, most people will never know what the other person was ever talking about.

This list will attempt the impossible task of compiling all the worthwhile videos found on the internet and placing them in one convenient and easy-to-find location. Please help populate the list with comments and suggestions, and thank you for contributing.


(Ah, and here are some note-worthy animation blogs that I keep track of, and where I find a lot of these things)

Animated Shorts
933 PATHS OF HATE long trailer

The Backwater Gospel (NSFW: Gory Violence)

Bon Appetit

Cacure San Valentine

Café allongé / Happy hour (NSFW: Some Sexual Content)

Catch Up - the animation short

Cocotte minute
Cocotte minute / Making-of

Cours Toujours

Crater Face

Death Buy Lemonade

Drawing Inspiration




Elk Hair Caddis

Flat Life


French Roast


Garuda (Animation)

Get Out - Best Animated Short 2009

Giant Episode 2 Sun

Burning Safari
M Eustache
Oktapodi - 2009 Best Short Film (Animated) Oscar Nominee
Junk Space
Soapy Trip

Goblin (short animated film)

Hambuster - 1min30 Sequence

The Hardest Jigsaw

Heavenly Sword - The Animated Series

How to Cope With Death

Icarus and the Tree Herder

IKA's Trailer

I'm a monster

Kaeloo - Prince charming - Si on jouait au Prince charmant...

Kung Fu Cooking Girls (NSFW: Suggestive Clothing)

La dama y la muerte - the lady and the reaper.

La Maison en Petits Cubes - Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2009

Le Royaume

los estrandados



Meet Buck

Nathan Love's "NBC Peacock"

Offbeat - Aardman

Out of Sight


Paper Plane


Piece of Cake

The Pirate - Meindbender


Playing with light - Mon ami le robot


Prelude to Eden
Michel Gagne's Youtube channel:

"The Pumpkin Of Nyefar"


Red River Bay

Saari "Blue"

Salesman Pete

Scoop Volante

Second Wind

Stubble Trouble


SUROGAT - Dusan Vukotic


TARBOY animation - an epic, animated short film/ Flash animation

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

The Gruffalo Part 1/2

This one time...

Thought of You

Tiji "Colour" HD

Trois petits points

Unicorn vs. Narwhal


Voodoo - Full movie

War Photographer

When The Time Is Ripe

Will Becher - The Weatherman

Humorous Videos
A Guide To Taking Better Pictures...

ADVENTURE TIME - auto-tune Baby Song

Afro Ninja 2


Atlanta Grape Lady

Barats And Bereta
Got Your Number
Man vs Toddler
Milkman vs. Mailman

Because they rapin everybody out here

Catherine Tate & David Tennant

Charlie bit my finger
Charlie bit me Auto-Tuned

Charlie The Unicorn
Llamas with Hats
A Depressed Whale

Chinese Guy STILL HATES Justin Bieber (NSFW: Language)
- Justin Bieber Parody - Baby (80s Trance Polka Version)

CollegeHumor Originals: The Tetris God
Mediated Mortal Kombat


David After Dentist

David Blaine Street Magic: YouTube Edition! (NSFW: Language)

Despicable Me - Minions on "The Biggest Loser"

Eccentric Witness Describes Robbery Attempt
Animal Identification Fail
Knockout Fail

Food court musical:

Harvard Sailing Team - Boys Will Be Girls



How Lord of The Rings Should Have Ended

*InfoMania: YouTube's Best Stunt Fails: Viral video Film School



kittens inspired by kittens

MAD tv - Bon Qui Qui at King Burger
Mad TV-Can I Have Your Number
Mad Tv- U wont hire me cuz i'm black [SUB ITA]


Numa Numa

Nutrigrain Ad

Old Greg

Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

Paper Towels

Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise

Rejected - Best Oscar Award Winner Movie

Self Defense

Sherlockbot & The Case of the Purloined Piggybank -Sketchies

Saturday Night Live - Natalie Raps
SNL: Hip Hop Kids: Bear Cave
SNL: Lazy Sunday
SNL Digital Short: On the Ground

Surprised Kitty (Original)

The Count Censored

transformer owl 變形貓頭鷹 ふくろう

The Ultimate Showdown (with MP3 ♫)

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version

Who's on first?

Women: Know Your Limits! Harry Enfield - BBC comedy

The WTF Blanket (Snuggie Parody)

Music/Music Videos
Daft Hands - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

"Moving Along" Animated Music Video

Mutemath - Typical (Video)

OK Go - A Million Ways
OK Go - Here It Goes Again
OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine version - Official
OK Go - WTF? - Official Video (NSFW: Language)

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!

Pomplamoose - Another Day



'Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)' medley - Corey Vidal and Moosebutter - a cappella tribute

Official Strawberry Swing video


Vanishing Point

Film/Movie Related; Trailers
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood E3 Trailer

The Beatles: Rock Band E3 09: Cinematic Trailer HD

Dance Central Intro Trailer

DC Universe Online - Who Do You Trust Trailer HD

Deus Ex: Human Revolution E3 Cinematic Trailer

MORTAL KOMBAT (Revival) (NSFW: Gory Images)

Scary 'Mary Poppins' Recut Trailer

StarCraft II - Cinematic Trailer
StarCraft II - Ghosts of the Past Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Cinematic Trailer

Star Wars: The Old Republic
E3 2010: Hope of Alderaan Cinematic Trailer
E3 09: Jedi vs Sith Cinematic

World of Warcraft - Cinematic Trailer
The Burning Crusade - Cinematic Intro
Wrath of the Lich King' Cinematic Trailer

General Cool Videos
Azureus Rising - Proof of Concept

Grougaloragran vs Nox

CHAINSAW MAID (NSFW: Graphic Claymation Violence)

Evolution of Dance - By Judson Laipply

Dead Fantasy I

Iron Man vs Bruce Lee


MAtrix Ping Pong

Michel Lauziere - Master of the Unusual

MysteryGuitarMan - Looping Around
Magical Instruments


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Inking Practice, Texture Studies

These are all drawn with Mars-Staedtler pigment liners and a Sharpie twin tip. I actually drew all these from life instead of looking at pictures online, which is what I've done on all the previous iterations of this assignment. Maybe I've learned a few things these past couple of years.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Joe's Class 3.0, 1st assignment

Drawn to the theme of "Rodent Herdsmen of the Burning Desert".
Top: Prismacolor pencil, scanned into Photoshop CS5. Total time taken: 10-15 mins.
Bottom: Prismacolor pencil, Mars-Staedtler felt liners, Prismacolor tonal markers, touchups in Photoshop CS5. Total time taken: 4-5 hrs.

Well, this here is my LAST semester in the awesome BYU Animation Program. And what better way to end the amazing journey than to take my favorite class a THIRD and final time? The Great Joe Olson has even made (slight) changes to the class, so now it's even better than before!

And have you even heard of a JERBOA before? I tried searching for "desert rodent" and this cute little guy popped up. Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Photography Stuff 2.0

This past semester I retook an Intro to Photography Class to fill up my credit hour requirement, and here's the results! I learned even more from the class the second time around, and my instructor (Val Brinkerhoff) was even kind enough to remember me from a couple of years ago.

Here's a link to the Picasa Web Gallery: BYU Intro to Photography Class

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Shoes!!

This was my project over the holiday break: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles SHOES. This is my second pair of shoes that I've drawn on (the 1st can be found right HERE).

In other news, my friend and fellow animator Jack Hattori helped produce a viral Youtube video featuring some major Turtle Power. Enjoy!

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