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.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thesis: Accomplished

I haven't updated my blog in a while. I've been trying to put the finishing touches on my thesis film, and recruiters are coming to campus... there's not a lot of time left for much else. The good news is I made it into Best of Ringling. It's kind of bittersweet. I'm ecstatic to be in the show, but there were so many other amazing films that didn't get in. These are my friends, and they deserved to be in. Their films were fantastic. It's a pretty exciting time. It's difficult to describe. I'm nervous for what may come, but I now have a shot at being an animator! Soon, I'll graduate and then I'll have to face the unknown. I think I'd just like to sleep.