Saturday, December 25, 2010

Had to wait until Christmas to post this!

So I designed a skate deck for one of my friends for Xmas, and to reduce the risk of him seeing it on the interwebs, I held off on posting it until now. Never drew for a skate deck before, so it was pretty fun. Here's the actual design:

And here's the board! I used Zazzle.com, and the printing was good, EXCEPT the board shipped with a scratch in it, so that kind of sucked. I didn't have time to send it back and inquire about it though, so whatever. All in all, pretty sweet. Might do some more in the future. Click images to make 'em bigger!



Some detail shots, see the scratch:






SO YEAH MERRY CHRISTMAS AND STUFF. I didn't open any presents yet, but I have a strong feeling I receieved a new Intuous 4 Wacom tablet...

Monday, November 22, 2010

more doodles



A collection of doodles I've done in the borders of my Flash files.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Lunch Lab

Also, I storyboarded this!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cloudkid & Fizzy's Lunch Lab

Fizzy's Lunch Lab just kicked off its second season, which is the web series I've been doing some work for over at Cloudkid. Wow lots of links. I did some character stuff on the Halloween music video (which was out a few weeks ago, apologies), so here're some stills! And check out the whole video here!







Cloudkid is also featured in Mass High Tech's Startup Watch. Woo-hoo~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Belated Halloween Post



Drew this little dizzy for work last week, read more on the CloudKid Blog!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

werking hard



my desk at work: proof i still draw! i try to doodle on a sticky note everyday, kinda fun. haven't really had the time to do any polished shtuff lately.

poo.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

An art-related meme!?



I don't know if "influence" is the right word for this collection of images, they're just kind of neat. Maybe subconsciously I've been influenced by this ish one way or another, but I don't know. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MYSELF.

All I know is that I'm really digging the Scott Pilgrim comics right now.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Slow day at work.





Even though I did these on my lunch break.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

quickies

BLAMO



SOME BLOOD SPURTS I MADE A WHILE AGO FOR A NEVER-RELEASED FLASH GAME!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

On average, an adult moose stands 1.8–2.1 m (6–7 ft) high at the shoulder.



I saw a real, wild moose for the first time yesterday, and I think it may have changed my life. We were driving in NH and it was just chilling on the side of the road, just feet away from my car. It ran into the woods, and we were watching it from the car for a bit... and then it suddenly started running at us, but turned back around before it got to the road, thank god. Not sure if my insurance covers giant animals ramming my car.

Moose are HUMONGOUS, and the one we saw was antler-less and probably female, which means the males are even bigger. According to Wikipedia, "In winter, moose are often drawn to roadways, to lick salt that is used as a snow and ice melter." haha cute.

Apart from the moose sighting, I also saw Inception, and while it was good, I don't think I would see it twice. Though I would probably pay money to see another moose up close, so I don't know what that says about my priorities.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I need some new video games to play.



asdfirhoere haven't drawn in a while. Doodle from this morning + quick one-shot fleshing-out-and-semi-clean-up. Some good things happening, some not so great lines.

My sleep schedule has been so out of whack ever since I got back to the States. Two nights ago, couldn't sleep past 5am. Last night, didn't sleep until 5am. Either way, I keep falling asleep around 6pm, missing dinner, and then waking up at midnight, starving. IT'S FRUSTRATING.

And while all of this is happening, my brother in the next room is sleeping 12+ hours a night, undisturbed by the time shift. HOW. Maybe because the first night we got back, he slept 17 straight hours, which is probably long enough to call it a coma.

Anyway, enough about jetlag, the trip was really good, pics up on Facebook and Flickr, maybe I'll post some here later. Asia is amazing, despite the unbearable humidity, and Tokyo is probably the best city I have ever been to. One thing I'm really going to miss is the cheap public transportation. After riding the subway in Hong Kong and Japan, I can't believe I have to pay twice as much to ride a train in Boston that's half as clean and efficient. BLASPHEMY. Also they have awesome "fast food" and Japan has toilets that clean your ass, so like, America needs to step up its game.

Then again, we did get to see Toy Story 3 (and all other movies) a month before Asia did, so I guess that's cool. BUT NOT AS COOL AS A TOILET THAT WASHES YOUR BUTT.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yarrrr



Drawing kids stuff is a fun change of pace.

Watching Avatar again right now, realizing how similar it is to How To Train Your Dragon. Doesn't change the fact it's one of the best visual experiences ever!

Last day of internship today. Off to Asia in a week.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Feeling asian lately. Wait, what.



If you're wondering what it says... I'm pretty sure it doesn't say anything. Purely aesthetic. It's some dingbat font, and I typed in "wut!"

Hopefully it doesn't say some stupid in actual Japanese.

Going to HK/Japan in about 3 weeks.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Finally got my shorts up on YouTube

MONKEY BUSINESS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiwjWZHtZY4


TOUCHDOWN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Pz3TTiCQg


FORKED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlODp3Bf7gw


SHOWREEL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQKkVbgKt-4

=D



Internet is up and running!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Journey's Don't Stop Believing seems to be a recurring theme in my life.




Senior Show was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out to support us; the whole day was kind of unreal, and I'm still coasting on the good vibes from it, even two days later. Got an immensely positive reaction to my work, which was reassuring and encouraging, to say the least. It sort of just hit me while I was walking home last night that it's all over, that there's no more school to keep me in check and discipline me, and for the first time in maybe ever, I think I'm ok with that.

I'm working on getting my shorts up on the interwebs, so I'll post them when I get it sorted out.

(BTW If you're reading this because I forced my business card on you, then hi haha)

Again, a huge thanks to everyone who came to the show and/or after party. Also, if you saw the crazy asian kid dancing at the party, that was my brother. Congratulations to all my animation buddies, thanks for a great four years of awesomeness and burritos.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Look at this magnificent program.



I seriously don't want to get up on stage in 7 hours. This is way worse than jury!!

... I SHOULD AUTOTUNE.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

AIB Senior Animation Show



Here's my caricature for our show's poster... which is jail-themed? I was going to draw myself covered in caution tape as a little toss to Gaga, but I couldn't pull it off. Show's on May 13; if you're in Boston, stop by.

~The Show~
Graduating Seniors Jamie Budden, Kim Hui, Sara King, Katelyn Walsh, Megan Arthurs, Katia-Ricciarelli Reed, Amelia Piaker, Mina Sanwald, Morgan Cassidy, and featuring alumni Beth Vargas and Robert Laing will be screening their work at the Brattle Theatre.

Facebook event. So legit.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Now leaving my comfort zone.



Interesting things have been happening with my doodling. Ever since this internship, I've been forced to step out of my comfort zone with a lot of drawing, and I never used to give anatomy and geometry much thought. Lately, however, I've been picking up slight details in drawing that I'd never noticed before, and I'm not sure if it's showing in my doodling or not, but sometimes it feels different when I draw stuff. If anything, it's been taking longer haha

I've been trying to pay attention to the lines of action (whoa basics coming back to haunt me) and the flow of lines... I've found myself drawing characters and trying to see how long I can make a line until I have to break it, which is producing some interesting results. Not going to lie, I probably picked this up from this troublemaker, since she draws with a lot of geometry and makes her lines really count... because there are so few of them. Sometimes she doesn't even use lines because she's a TROUBLEMAKER.

Also, ever since I did those lame (or so I thought) figure drawings a few weeks back, I've been thinking more about planes and how shit fits together. I also blame this on Justin, because I also have to deal with him at work (jk, J.K. ((see what I did there))), and he always manages to show dimension with his drawing, which is impressive because he also uses very vew lines.

... I'm pretty sure it's not a coincidence I referenced the two people I spend prolonged hours with during the week. D'aww you guys.

Anyone need a place to live in Boston this summer? FML

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stah Wahs



Subconsciously took the Stormtrooper helmet from Jordan because we were talking about girls with Stormtrooper helmets on? Or something.

One month until Senior Jury. =(

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pokemans.



Just for shits and giggles.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Huge skateboard dump. (sounds painful)

I have a folder on my computer where I keep images I like, and within that folder is another folder dedicated to skateboard decks; don't ask why cuz I dunno. (There is also a folder dedicated to Bayonetta fanart, but that should require no reasoning.) Anyway, I saw a post recently that reignited my love for deck designs, so um, here's a huge-ass image of my collection of favorite skateboard deck art. When I say huge image, I mean it, because I actually just made a single jpg of all these decks... because I thought it would be easier to post one image instead of 30+. I may have made an incredibly slow-loading jpg, but hey: the time I saved is the time you spend waiting for this jpg to load haha.


Disclaimer: I am not trying to take credit for any of these, in case someone stumbles on this blog and thinks I'm some kind of crazy deck artist. Unfortunately, I can't give you all the artist names for these designs, since I'm lazy and don't remember names, but here are some of the sites where I found these:

- 30 Cool Vector Illustrated Skateboard Decks
- 100+ Truly Stunning Skateboard Designs
- Over 220 Stunning Creative Skateboard Graphics

I'm thinking of drawing a deck for a friend, but seeing as how I still haven't even done my DIY Munny yet, I don't think that will happen in the near future.

I think I'm just scared to death to do anything that doesn't have an undo button.

Lots of dinosaurs in this post.

Haven't done any post-worthy art in a short whiles, but here's a doodle.

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Also, some offsite mentions of VegOrMeat! :
+ http://appmodo.com/15058/vegormeat-app-review-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch/
+ http://www.freshapps.com/vegormeat/

If you haven't gotten the game yet, let me show you the path to enlightenment.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

VEGORMEAT IS AVAILABLE NOWWW



GET IT HERE!


HOLY SHIZ MY IPHONE GAME IS OUT NOW

99¢ won't get you much these days, aside from a bag of delicious Jalapeno & Cheddar chips or a tall can of Arizona Iced Tea... which are actually both awesome ways to spend that spare change... but those options aside, your next best bet is to buy a copy of my game!

What my game offers:

- dinosaurs. everyone loves dinosaurs.
- easy gameplay. if you have fingers, you can play. that's what she said.
- i made all the art! wait, i don't know if that's a selling point.
- you can play it while pooping! AWESOME

You know what, I just accidentally bought a copy of my own game, because I clicked the button and it automatically charged my credit card. Wtf Apple! Not that I mind though, since it's WORTH IT. AMIRITE.

Special thanks to this guy for making all of this happen. Read more at VegOrMeat.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

The King has been asking for an update.



... Guess who didn't draw at all over Spring Break?!
Bleh.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

GHETTO CHICKEN PARM POST

jemanjiman: did you actually bread the chicken?
damonkeyisonfire: nah i had frozen chicken patties in the freezer hahaha
damonkeyisonfire: hence why it was pretty ghetto
damonkeyisonfire: and i didnt really have cheese so i just put a slice of white american cheese on it
damonkeyisonfire: but man it was still good lol
jemanjiman: NICE lol that's amazing
jemanjiman: sounds like you made do
damonkeyisonfire: totally
damonkeyisonfire: i was about to make a blog post about it, it's so exciting
jemanjiman: lol do it!

So if you know anything about me, it's that I love chicken parm. And Xbox360, but that's irrelevant. If you also haven't heard, I can't cook FOR SHIT. Or so I thought; if I've learned anything from going to college, it's that I can, in fact, make a meal... and there are a dozen brilliant ways to use Spam and canned tuna, just not together.

So here I have some frozen chicken patties, a slice of white american cheese, some angel hair pasta from Stop N Shop, and some awesome Classico pasta sauce. For someone who once burned Easy Mac her freshman year of college (it was a rough day, ok), I've come quite a ways. Check out this legit looking chicken parm eh.


FINAL VERDICT:



... Helps that I'm not a picky eater, as in, I like airplane food... No, but seriously, I've built up quite an impressive arsenal of foods I can "make," not that anyone would ever call me up to cook for their next dinner party, but hey, I make awesome fried rice and some bitchin' omelettes. I also grill a pretty mean steak, but that's more of a passion than anything... HAHA.

And what does this have to do with art? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Clocking out.



dOODLIN AT WORK
^^ caps lock was on
... going home now.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010