Thursday, March 19, 2015


Another little bit of painting practice. Might turn into something later, maybe not.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Falling Down

I was watching Falling Down while I was working and the opening sequence struck me. I love the way everything is almost monochromatic, and warm tones giving the whole sequence a hot feeling. The way Michael Douglas seems to look trapped and claustrophobic in the way they use extreme close ups and framing of him being in his car, and the slow build of minor annoyances in the environment is all extremely well-done. I decided I would try and do a little cartoon painting of one of the last shots from that sequence in my own little style as a sort of study in cinematography I guess. This is what I came up with. It's not perfect, but I enjoyed the process.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Decided I was feeling in sort of a cyberpunk / Akira mood.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Production Blog

I have begun production on my second short film (I got the itch again :D), and I thought I would post some progress as I go along. I debated on whether I wanted to post my boards, but I think I will let the story be fresh and the boards are only in the initial phase right now anyway. I don't want to give too much away. Enjoy :D UPDATE: I'll be adding stuff as I get it done. Hopefully updating the blog will help to keep me motivated.
Update! 09/19/2014 I'm still doing boards but I took a break from boarding to actually model some things and concept more of the world and things. Progress!
Small Update 1/21/2015! I've been working slowly on modeling assets, but we moved across country and that has taken up most of my time. Now we're in San Francisco!!! Here are some models :D

Sunday, August 18, 2013


A little painting of my my wife and my stuffed octopus, Mohammad. You will hopefully be able to go to and vote for it soon :D

Monday, August 5, 2013


My wife saw a tree while she was up north and it stuck with her... she told me about it and asked me to try to recreate it. I did my best and I really like the way it came out. I might go touch up some of the issues I see with it later, but I'll call it done for now :D I miss autumn... wow, I know... three posts in the same day! It's crazy!

Shape Challenge

I did a shape challenge today for . It was a fun little sketch exercise, and I really enjoy drawing heads.

Dead to Rights

It seems that I've neglected my blog lately, but things have been crazy and I started working at JibJab Media as a production trainee (summer intern). It's been awesome, but now I can post my film to my blog and share it with my modest number of followers. Enjoy!

Dead to Rights from Mark Neil on Vimeo.