Friday, June 24, 2011


I'm going to start doing Fan Art Fridays every so often, and I figured where better to start than with my favorite character from childhood memories of Disney's cartoons. I watched so many of these when I was young and though I moved on to Anime, Comic Books, and various other interests. Donald along with Disney cartoons still hold a place in my heart.
For this particular design I decided to blend the old and new character models. I love Disney's current design, but for this exercise I wanted to create a completely new Donald. Hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


This is the background for my final project in animation tutorial. This was my third class in animation and it meant doing a lot of new things for the first time. This project was my first attempt at pantomime and dialogue and I can tell I have a long way to go. Maybe some day I'll post the actual animation. I had to hit the ground running in this class, and things didn't fully start clicking for me until the last couple weeks of class, but I think I was able to keep up.
It was hard not to be inspired by this teacher. He demanded a lot, which in turn makes me demand a lot from myself. He won't be returning to teach at CCA next semester, but I'm hoping he'll relent and return sooner rather than later to whip future animation students into shape. He teaches more than just animation, and always gives great direction.