Friday, January 29, 2016

Bee Girl Charity Ball

     I try to track down volunteer opportunities whenever I have the time and earlier this winter I got the opportunity to help out with a non-profit in southern Oregon.  Bee-Girl is run by a friend I went to middle and high school with and when I asked if she needed any help she asked me to create a poster for her next charity ball.  

     It has been a while since I finished this but I realized that I hadn't posted it anywhere.  A fairly quick poster, but I like how it turned out.  :)

The 11x17 poster...

And the facebook/twitter version...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Getting back into the swing of things...

After stepping away from the world to grieve I am finding that I have quite a bit of computer maintenance on which to catch up.  I am going back and organizing files, updating programs and doing some upgrades to my system.

In the meantime, I am also doing some modeling and sculpting practice and will get back to animation practice after rigging some new characters.  Here is a cello I am working on in Maya, and my start to revisiting my Rhinobear.  I like the creature design and want to continue it beyond just a bust.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Looking back at 2015...

Happy new year all... This is a post.

Looking back at 2015 is not easy for me.  What started out as a year I approached with resolve, optimism and hope broke down to near crippling depression due to some unexpected and rather tragic loss and for a while I have to admit that it beat me.  I had grown apart from my childhood friend Brian over the years but his accidental death (skiing accident) still shook me when I found out about it.  So closely followed by my best friend of 20 years Nathan's death as he was getting ready for work broke me.

While I will still remember both friends fondly, I cannot allow the sorrow of their deaths to control my life any longer.  I am showing a bit of my sketchbook work from the last year, when I had the gumption to go out and draw.