Sunday, November 25, 2012


A friend of mine is starting a weekly sketch blog and I will be one of the contributors . Each week a new theme and this weeks theme was “Torpedo Prisoners”.  I wasn’t sure what it meant…so I Googled it. Turns out a “torpedo is someone new to the gang, or has screwed up in some way, who needs to “earn their bones”‘ and they are sent to perform a hit. Also something about a Nor Cal gang the Nortenos, So I drew a Chola and since it’s around Thanksgiving the bonus task was to include the holiday in some was so I had her performing a hit on a turkey…yes quite literal.
Check out Sketchkablam each Monday for new sketches.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Edgar update

Have a the tentacles in a rough pose :D Thinking this will be fun once it's finished.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

New Short?

So my wife took this awesome photo at the aquarium a few weeks ago and it inspired a short film in my mind.

Basically it will be about this little jelly fish guy that finds a dying fish on his way home from work. When he picks the fish up it comes back to life and begins to swim through the air. He follows the fish and is ultimately lead back to a giant fish tank and then returns to his natural state. Lol nothing special but should be a fun project. That being said I had been thinking about it some time but did nothing, then last night I could not sleep thinking about what I wanted it to look like. So I got out of bed and threw a quick storyboard together so I wouldn’t forget

I know the sketches are AMAZING!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Edgar the Octopus Burglar

So this past summer I participated in an art show where the artists draw during the event then the work is auctioned off at the end of the night. I finished early and was taking request when my friend Jim suggested I draw an octopus I did.

Just a quick doodle I never finished but thought it could be a fun winter modeling project. I have his face all modeled with some slight variations to give him more form and one tentacle that I have rigged and will duplicate then pose. I plan on trying to get a nice rendering for my portfolio as a modeling/lighting example. Here's some screen caps.

Stay tuned :) ciao.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The quarter has ended

It was a long quarter with lots learned but now it's over and I get to semi relax over the break.Here's some more work.

Hop animation test using model and rig from
Project 06 Hop Animation from efmuok on Vimeo.

Final pencil test walk cycle...There's a slight pop on the loop that I will fix but I think she came out great.
Project 07 2D Walk Cycle from efmuok on Vimeo.

Also a 3D walk cycle done using a model and rig from
Project 08 3D Walk Cycle from efmuok on Vimeo.

Lastly the drawing in motion final.
Drawing In Motion Final Project from efmuok on Vimeo.

Over break I hope to work on my demo reel and replace the 3D walk cycle with my Zoe character.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Final Rotoscope Art Directions

Coming up on the final two weeks of the quarter and We have just two weeks to finish our rotoscope project. Luckily it will be done in groups of two and it only has to be about 5 seconds of animation.
The project is for the introduction to an animated documentary my professor is working on for The Green Book. My partner is working out the storyboard/animatic and I provided the two possible art directions. We, along with the class, chose the first concept with bold black line work. We were given postcards from different era's as backdrops. Ours were Niagara Falls 1930's.
 We shoot reference footage on Sunday...wish us luck!

Life Drawing Update

Here are a couple of pages from the week before last.  
After meeting with my professor to review my first 5 weeks worth of sketches I am now trying to transition into a style that captures the pose of the model rather than drawing what I see.
I also reduced my time from 2-5min each poses to  30sec-1min forcing myself to simplify/analyze before I put my pen to the page. I do feel that I am moving forward and gaining confidence