Friday, February 20, 2009

High School Graffiti Black Book..... My old Graffiti Work!!!!






The bottom piece says "Shiva Shanti writes 4life with true graff passion"......... It's a lot but all there in some kind of graffiti writing

The top piece says "My horror show Night of The Living Dead"......... The theme was a crazy grave yard horror graffiti scene....... I seem to do stuff like this a lot.



Watercolor Doodle Dump



Some various watercolor doodles...... I haven't done much watercolor....... So, I view this as practice work.......... I guess everything is practice work as we all grow in life...... okay..... that was my fortune cookie for the day.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Degree Project Update!!!...... In Progress!!!





I am uploading some finished single frames from Degree Project "Split Second Splat"..... production is non-stop ; (....... and slow ; (

These frames are from the beginning of the cartoon...... I just finished the 3rd death scene, and getting ready for the final battle scene. The conclusion of the film along with the idea of bringing ground to a finish is starting to give me a headache...... always looking at a lightbox is contributing to that head crunching, eye bleeding feeling. Oh well!

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Here is another in-progress scene from the cartoon.... I just extended a couple of the shots and will finish inking it in tomorrow, it's all leading up to the parachute interaction which I animated yesterday...... Is anyone else getting a little confused & exhausted with Degree Project?..... WE ONLY HAVE 6 MORE WEEKS TO FINISH ANIMATING!?!?!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tree Book..... except! My trees are made out of bloody nerves; )





This is the cover of the book..... a giant pulsating nerve tree thingy...... communicating to the rest of the universe...... this is from my word and image class, and we had to write a book about what we really thought trees were...... I don't know.........




The idea was that trees were like nerves that felt everything that happened in the world and throughout the universe........ communicating to each other like nerves or antennas.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Talking Asshole..... An Animation Narrarated by Frank Zappa.

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This piece includes Frank Zappa reading from the book "Naked Lunch"........ the part about the guy who taught his asshole to talk.........AWESOME!!!

The animation is done crosshatch style with a pen...... Which was a pain in the ass....... and there are mixed feelings about the style by both students and teachers....... I like it, and hopefully I can go back in sometime (maybe portfolio)... and fill it in.

Old High School Book Graffiti

Some old High School graffiti...... I did this about 10 years ago. It's my tribute to video games, graffiti style. Done in Prismacolor marker.

Alphabet Book...... Letter M is for Mummy.... Marker.



My alphabet book!............. well a page from my alphabet book. It's a Monster alphabet book....... and the letter M stands for Mummy. I did it in marker first, than scanned it in to illustrator and touched it up with the type design. With the letter M unwrapping from the zombies bandages, It says, "M is for the zombie who escaped his shadowy tomb. Unwrapping his bandages, a skeleton was all that was left to exhume."..... Oooooooo scary! I don't know if there is a market for this with the little ones...... But who hasn't seen The Monster Squad?!?

Wabi-Sabi.... A view from one of the windows in my old apartment.......Pencil.



Wabi- Sabi... which is seeing beauty is objects that are imperfect or are usually seen as being ugly...... I used to stay in this really nice apartment that had really crappy windows...... the landlord was a greased up can of cocoa butter, and he never helped fix it........but for some reason I thought it looked cool....... so I drew it.........It was done in pencils and it's one of my bigger illustrations, so it gets damaged more frequently...... which sucks!

The Scorcerer....... An Animated Poem!

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Animation 3?,....... The Poem?........... We were supposed to animate a poem, but the assignment kept changing on us........ At one point we had to have words from the poem in the actual animation....... and then at another point we were to use our own voices to narrate the poem... both ideas at some point got cut......

What resulted was a weird cartoon that doesn't make much sense....... I still kind of like it.... I wish I had spent more time focusing on the cartoon than the stupid words!

Graffiti.... Colored Pencils.... It Says "Calvin and Hobbes Rule the Universe"


This is another colored pencil graffiti Illustration I did before starting at MassArt. I was so focused on graffiti back in those days.

This is a Calvin and Hobbes piece..... I love Calvin and Hobbes.... This piece says "Calvin and Hobbes Rule the Universe"............. I'm not going to go into where is says all this, just trust me...... in various styles of graffiti mixed in with a Calvin and Hobbes space battle scene.

Graffiti... Colored Pencils..... It says ' Bomben Gritty in Gothem City"


This is a colored pencil Graffiti illustration that I did a few years ago..... It was actually done before I started full time at MassArt...... The perspective is off...... I leaned that in John Roman's class ; )

It says "Bomben Gritty in Gotham City" ..... The Joker is riding a blimp that is poring out a liquid style of graffiti that says "Bomben"..... Underneath is a 3-d style that says "Gritty"(Poison Ivy is next to it)... Underneath that is a wild style written on the wall that says "Gotham", and underneath that is a tech style breaking out of the asylum that says "City".

The idea was a Gotham Asylum breakout with lot's of graffiti...... And sorry about the picture..... I never took a shot of it before putting it in a frame, and now I always get a glare.....Someday I hope to have a better photo.